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About Pawan Desai

An alumnus of Stanford GBS, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and IVLP Fellow (US State Department). Pawan has 25+ years of experience in the security risk management domain. He has been involved with initial set up and growth of a Mahindra Group consulting company in the domain of Cyber Security before co-founding MitKat Advisory Services.

Currently he is the CEO and responsible for the MitKat’s P&L and future global aspirations. He has led several high profile complex and multidimensional risk consultancy assignments with industry leaders across verticals for more than 100+ blue chip companies.

A distinguished Ex-Indian Navy officer with specialization in submarine operations.He is an acknowledged thought leader in security risk management and a staunch supporter of convergency of Cyber and Physical security domains in future.

He speaks regularly at prestigious forums like OSAC, ACSG, ASIS, BCI, Duty of Care, etc. He has authored several articles in professional journals and has been selected as one of the few security professionals in the country to be part of delegation representing India in the India-US security professionals meet in US in 2014. He has contributed to security fraternity by holding a post of Secretary of Mumbai chapter of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS).

He likes to give back to next generation by being a regular visiting faculty at Symbiosis International University, NMIMS and many other premium management institutes. As a part of Digital India initiative he has been deeply involved with Industry body in training of more than 1000+ people on Cyber safety awareness and certification.

His professional qualifications includes CISA, CISSP, CBCP, among others.

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