Data Security Council appoints Nandkumar Saravade as CEO

Data Security Council of India (DSCI) has appointed Nandkumar Saravade as the chief executive officer.

He will take over from the current officiating CEO, Rama Vedashree, vice president of NASSCOM.

Saravade was, until recently, working as an independent advisor on fraud and security to Ernst & Young (EY) and ICICI Bank. Till September 2013, he was the South Asia head of Security, Investigation and Vigilance function for Citibank.

During 2008-2011, he worked as general manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank, where he was responsible for fraud risk management, internal investigations, vendor due diligence and regulatory reporting for the bank.
Data Security Council CEO Nandkumar Saravade
Till 2008, Saravade served with the Indian Police Service (IPS). His last assignment in the IPS was director, Cyber Security and Compliance, NASSCOM, which involved policy formulation on cyber security and privacy, capacity building for law enforcement, advising NASSCOM members on incident response management and organizing mass awareness campaigns on cyber security.

Saravade also served in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for seven years and West Bengal Police for six years. He has also been chairman of India Payment Risk Council (IPRC), a body of fraud risk professionals in Indian banks, during 2008-2011.

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