Vishwanath is an acclaimed professional with over 17 years' experience in various aspects of Integrated Risk Management such as Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, IT Service Management and IT Audit.
He has varied industry exposure ranging from Aviation and Manufacturing to Management Consulting and IT Services across geographical regions of the Middle East, USA, Europe and India.
During his career Vishwanath has led Global Risk and Governance teams in large corporates of more than 50,000 employees with diverse Business Units and Global Operational Locations. He has vast experience in establishing and transforming Governance functions, practices, governance structures and leading global cross-functional /multi-cultural teams across different geographies.
He also has experience in managing delivery lifecycle of large scale, multifaceted, complex GRC initiatives.
His specific expertise includes Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity, IT Service Management, Assurance & Audits, Stakeholder Management, People Management, Vendor Management, COBIT5.0, ITIL v3 Best Practices, ISO Certifications and Solution design and pre-sales activities.
Most recently Vishwanath has been working as the IT Continuity Manager for Emirates Group IT where he has conceptualized, designed, implemented and managed an award winning risk based IT Continuity management program to mitigate critical risks of service disruptions and revenue loss. His duties included GRC Framework Development & Management, Proactive Risk Management, Business Engagement and Customer & Supplier Engagements
He is a cohesive team player with strong analytical, problem solving, innovation, planning, organizational, communication & interpersonal skills.