IC is Principal Consultant at Continuity and Resilience(CORE). He is an expert Business Resilience and Disaster Recovery professional with over 34 years of professional experience and a distinguished career in enterprise risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, continuity of operations, and crisis management programme. Earlier successes in making strategic executive decisions as Commander of the Indian Navy in dealing with crisis situations and natural disasters, have led to career achievements in the financial industry directing response teams, providing innovative and tactical solutions in the areas of emergency response management, threats and risk assessment, information security, business continuity planning, staff safety, and formulation of disaster recovery plans.
IC has worked previously for Royal Bank of Scotland Business Services India and and ABN ABN AMRO AMRO Bank Bank as as Vice Vice President President and and Head Head of of Business Business Continuity Continuity & & Resilience for 8 years. He is passionate about leveraging innovative technological solutions to make continuous improvement in process and practices and had established “Center of Excellence (CoE) ” in India for assurance of BC Documents. He was instrumental in implementing and obtaining BS 25999 and ISO 22301(BCMS) Certification for RBS Business Services India. IC was awarded with “Certificate of Excellence” by RBS Country Executive for successful management of two parallel crisis namely Terrorist Attack in Mumbai 26/11 and flooding of RBS site at Chennai due to severe cyclonic storm in year 2008. He has also won prestigious “BCI Asia Business Continuity Award for Innovation of Product and Services” in year 2011 at Singapore and led his BCM Team of RBS Business Services India to get shortlisted in the category of “BCM Team of Year” award at BCI Global Award Ceremony in London in year 2012. IC has a proven track record of successful and timely closure of Business Continuity / Resilience projects for Banking and divergent industries across GCC (Gulf Region) as an Independent Chief Business Continuity / Resilience Consultant.
IC is a Post Graduate in Organic Chemistry followed by Business Administration PGDM Course from one of the most prestigious Business School in India – IIM Ahmedabad. His professional qualification includes BCI certified (UK), DRII certified (US), BCMI certified (Asia) Lead Auditor BS 25999, ISO 22301:2012 (BCMS), ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) & ISO 9001: 2015 (QMS).
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