2024 India & South Asia OSPAs

2024 India & South Asia OSPAs –  USI New Delhi

14 March 2024

The 2024 India & South Asia OSPAs will take place on Thursday, 14th March 2024 at USI, New Delhi.

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2024 India & South Asia OSPAs









Capt. SB Tyagi

Chief Councillor, ICISSM

He holds Masters’ degrees in Philosophy, Sociology, Defence Studies & Political Science beside B.Sc. and LLB. He is also holding Master’s degree in Business Administration and post graduate diplomas in Business Administration, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and Safety & Security Management. Twenty eight years’ experience (including Army) in the field. Retired form GAIL (India) Limited as Chief of Security, he is full time devoted to the activities of ICISSM.  

He has been a regular faculty in Management Institutes. Various articles are published in related magazines and internet sites. Writer of bestselling book on Industrial Security – “Industrial Security: Management & Strategies”. Made presentations in more than 18 international seminars on the subjects of homeland security and industrial security.

Sanjay Kaushik

Managing Director, Netrika Consulting

Sanjay Kaushik, CFE, ARVP ASIS International Region 13 A, Former Chairman ASIS International, Chapter 207, India and Managing Director Netrika Consulting India Pvt Ltd, is a recognised expert in Fraud Risk Management, Corporate Security Consulting, Risk Assessment, Investigations, Anti Counterfeit Strategies, with over 28 years of experience including working as Chief Operating Officer of one of the largest Risk Consulting Firm.

Sanjay is an active member of FICCI Homeland Secuirty Committee, FICCI CASCADE and ASSOCHAM IPR Committee. Sanjay is authorised trainer for Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a trainer for Transport Asset Protection association (TAPA) and have helped many Corporates in securing their supply chain in international borders. Sanjay is trainer and speaker on various investigation techniques globally. Sanjay is Member of ASIS International, Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Council of International Investigators (C.I.I), World Association of Detectives, and FICCI Homeland Committee.Sanjay have been Chairman of Law Enforcement Council of ASIS India and Ex-Chairman for Loss Prevention Council of ASIS India, Delhi Chapter # 207.

Dr. Firoze Zia Hussain 

Sr. Director, Physical Security, Delhivery

Dr. Firoze Zia Hussain, Sr. Director of Physical Security at Delhivery, epitomizes forward-thinking leadership with over 30 years of diverse experience. Formerly a Superintendent of Police in Pondicherry, he excelled in trafficking investigation, drug enforcement, and electronic surveillance. Notably, as a participant in the IVLP International Visitors Leadership Program and SVPNPA on cyber security, he gained global perspectives. His journey includes pivotal roles in change management, quality leadership, and double-digit growth strategies in E-commerce logistics.

Dr. Hussain’s roots in startup ventures, notably with India’s largest PCB manufacturing plant, endowed him with expertise in consultancy services spanning quality circles, ISO standards, and lean manufacturing techniques. His mastery extends to contract management with Fortune 500 MNCs, supply chain management, and project execution. With a Masterclass Directors Certified Course under his belt, he continues to drive excellence in security and operational realms.

Puneet Garkhel

Partner – Risk Consulting & Leader – Forensic Services, PwC

Puneet leads PwC’s Forensic practice in India, renowned for its innovative approach to complex challenges. With over 22 years of experience, he spearheads Corporate Intelligence and Strategic Threat Advisory verticals, serving as a trusted advisor. Puneet is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and holds expertise in areas like fraud risk assessments, due diligence, and crisis management.

A member of the ACFE Advisory Council and Vice Chairman of FSAI’s Security Committee, Puneet represents corporate India in national and international forums. He’s a sought-after speaker at panel discussions, webinars, and events, and has contributed to prestigious platforms like the FIST Awards jury. Known for his leadership prowess, Puneet excels in devising sales strategies, driving business growth, and fostering long-term client relationships. A skilled organizer and motivator, he navigates market dynamics adeptly, ensuring successful implementation of strategies.

Jaya Sharma


Jaya Sharma boasts a dynamic career spanning over two decades, characterized by diverse professional experiences across three distinct fields. Starting as a primary teacher, she cultivated foundational skills in education before transitioning into the security industry, where she spent seven years honing her expertise in safeguarding assets and ensuring safety protocols. Currently, she navigates the realm of the automobile sector, overseeing her late father’s garage with a blend of inherited wisdom and personal dedication. This multifaceted journey has enriched Jaya’s understanding of the world and equipped her with a versatile skill set, allowing her to adapt and thrive in various environments. Her commitment to excellence and continuous learning underscores her resilience and adaptability in the face of diverse challenges.

Mayank Bhardwaj

Security Consultant

Mayank started his career in the Infantry in 1990, After seven years in counterterrorism operations, combined with an instructors tenure at the National Defence Academy and a stint at Army headquarters, where he was closely involved in the design and establishment of the Ex-servicemen contributory health scheme in 2002-03. Armed with a  Masters in business administration, Mayank transitioned into a corporate role where he was a certification level trainer for a risk based information security management system and Consultant. 15 years in the Netherlands, where he consulted companies like ING, Randstad holdings, and Rabo bank in effective enterprise risk management, besides being a rowing coach. Mayank is, gearing towards a Ghar Wapasi to enable Indian companies to grow using effective Governance Risk and Compliance methodologies and is actively scouting for opportunities.

Robbin Raju

Account Director India, Everbridge

Robbin is an accomplished Account Director overseeing the West & South territories at Everbridge, where his mission is to collaborate with enterprises in digitizing their resiliency strategies. With over 14 years of sales experience, Robbin excels in all aspects of the sales cycle, from lead nurturing to closing deals, adhering closely to the MEDDPICC sales discipline.

A certified sales professional from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Robbin also holds a diploma in Business Management from ICFAI. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University.

Robbin’s expertise lies in building strong partnerships with clients, understanding their unique needs, and delivering tailored solutions that drive success. With a strategic approach and dedication to excellence, he continues to make significant contributions to the growth and success of Everbridge and its clientele.

Sudhir Gauriar

Strategic Advisor, Reliance Jio Infocom

A voluntary retired Police Officer with 48 years of glorious  and active service with the Government of India and Commercial Organizations  of repute. He is a rare blend of Uniform services, Security, Intelligence, Liaison and Corporate Security. He has held several vital positions in the Cabinet Secretariat, SPG in Prime Minister’s Security, the Intelligence Bureau and the BSF.

For last 24 years he is working in private sector and presently is Strategic Advisor in Reliance Jio Infocom, grossly involved in National Security and Crime cracking through Telecom. In nutshell, by the virtue of his postings at the Cabinet Secretariat and SPG and having crisscrossed the world (visited over 45 countries), he is exposed to the entire gamut of Governmental functioning of The Cabinet, Parliament, Ministries, Embassies and Private Commercial Industries and Organizations.

He is not only recipient of President’s Police Medal and Home Ministers Silver Medal, but has over 40 Decorations, Awards and Commendation Rolls to his credit. He was awarded Best Security Professional Award by IISSM in 2008. The latest honor to him is the Life-time International Security Award by BW Business World and BW Security World 2021.

Col. Kanwal Kishore

Head of Security, Jio World Centre

Col Kanwal Kishore is the head of security for Jio World Centre, Reliance Industries Ltd., Asia’s largest integrated business infrastructure. His expertise lies in asset protection, security automation systems, emergency response, and business continuity management. He holds the CPP certification from ASIS International and the CBCP certification from DRI International. He has received multiple awards from renowned security business organizations such as OSPA and BW Security.

He actively participates in national and international knowledge sharing sessions, including IIMs, OSAC, ASIS, FSAI, CAPSII, and INTERSEC.

With 21 years of service in the elite Indian Armed Forces, Col Kanwal Kishore belongs to the “Bravest of the Brave” unit (2 SIKH). He has served at the United Nations and was selected for a training course in Austria. He has been honoured with a Gallantry award for counter-terrorist operations and has been commended for rescue operations in super high-altitude areas. Additionally, he has served as an instructor at three prestigious institutes of the Indian Army.

Sanjeev Sehgal 

Founder & MD, Sparsh Securitech

Mr. Sanjeev is a quintessential Indian who began his career in the adolescence of Indian electronic security industry. He is the force behind Samriddhi Automations Pvt. Ltd. An innovator and entrepreneur by nature He is singly or jointly responsible for many firsts in the Indian electronic security market. The ‘Made in India’ man of Electronics Security Industry – as he is fondly referred to – started his entrepreneurial journey by manufacturing push button telephones in the early stages of his career.

His core mantras are team-work & passion for his work. Mr. Sehgal has an insight and an innate business acumen that he has nurtured and refined into an art over the years. He builds upon his vast knowledge and understanding of the evolving trends in Security and Surveillance Industry to help Samriddhi Automations explore, innovate and create domain-defining products. Mr. Sehgal is also the founding Chairman of SPGI (Security Promotion Group of India).

Tanya Vatsa

Intelligence Specialist & Team Lead, InQuest Advisories

Tanya is a seasoned Risk Intelligence Specialist with expertise in geopolitical threat analysis and security risk mitigation. Armed with a diverse skill set, she excels in navigating complex global landscapes. Holding degrees from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and National Law University, Lucknow, Tanya brings a unique blend of legal acumen and international perspective to her work.

Her focus on human rights, emerging technology, and global security underscores her commitment to understanding and addressing multifaceted challenges. With specialized training in international criminal law, human rights law, and cybersecurity, Tanya is well-equipped to tackle evolving threats in today’s interconnected world.

Throughout her career, Tanya has established herself as a subject matter expert, contributing valuable insights to various organizations and initiatives. Her dedication to promoting security and safeguarding human rights reflects her passion for creating a safer and more just world.

M.A. Johar

President – Strategic Business, CP PLUS

Mr. M.A. Johar, President of Strategic Business at CP PLUS, is a seasoned leader with over 30 years of diverse experience in driving growth and profitability for multinational brands. Renowned for his expertise in strategic surveillance and electronic security projects, Johar is a key figure in transforming the Indian market. His unparalleled understanding of the industry and track record of delivering large-scale projects have positioned him as a leader in the Government Electronic Security Equipment Vertical. Johar’s adeptness in analyzing market trends and customer needs drives effective business strategies, resulting in revenue growth and heightened customer satisfaction. Currently, he spearheads CP PLUS’s mission to provide comprehensive surveillance coverage across India, collaborating with the Government to enhance security standards and policies nationwide. Johar’s career is marked by a commitment to fostering development opportunities in India while strengthening its security infrastructure.

Chander Gujral

CTO, Raxa Group (GMR Group)

Chander Gujral, a Computer Engineer and Certified Security Practitioner with 29 years of comprehensive experience in IT, Business automation, and Security, holds a PGDM from IMT, Ghaziabad. Currently serving as the CTO at Raxa Security Services Ltd., a division of GMR Group, he oversees the Technology Division. Previously, as President at TECH SIS Ltd., he led business operations, following notable roles including Country Head & Director at CAME India and positions at Modi Olivetti Ltd., Bradma of India Ltd., G4S, and Vision Secure Technologies (Now 24 Secure).

Gujral’s expertise spans Business Management, Consultancy, System Design, and Implementation of Electronic Security Systems. Renowned for pioneering the MANTECH concept, he has executed numerous projects globally, contributing to industry advancements. As a business professional, he has successfully established various renowned companies and brands in the Indian security market, solidifying his reputation as a visionary leader in the security and technology domains.

Col. C. S. Shiv Prasad

VP, Adani

Col. C. S. Shiv Prasad is a seasoned security professional with over 28 years of experience in physical security and data analytics. Currently serving as Vice President at Adani Power, he is instrumental in ensuring the security and business continuity of thermal power plants and transmission substations across India. With a focus on enterprise risk management, Col. Prasad develops and implements standardized security infrastructure and automation, leveraging his expertise in strategic management and crisis response.

As a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and holder of Master’s degrees in Management Studies and Defence and Strategic Studies, Col. Prasad brings a wealth of knowledge in governance and technology to his role. He excels in using data analytics for prediction and forecasting models, integrating the latest physical security technology, and providing training and mentoring for security personnel. Col. Prasad is dedicated to delivering excellence, innovation, and value for Adani Power and its stakeholders.

Preeti Dubey 

Founder and CEO, Strive High Pte. Ltd.

Preeti is an accomplished psychologist, coach, and corporate trainer renowned for unlocking business potential. With a global reputation, she’s earned accolades such as the 101 MOST FABULOUS GLOBAL COACHING LEADERS and WOMAN SUPER ACHIEVER AWARD. A dynamic speaker and facilitator, Preeti excels in soft skills training, leadership, and change management.

Since 1996, Preeti has been dedicated to enhancing productivity through Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has developed numerous programs like Working with Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Thinking, drawing from over a decade of experience in banking and multinational companies.

Her academic credentials include an MBA from the University of Liverpool, an MA in Psychology, and a BSc in Life Science. A certified ACTA Trainer and member of the American Psychological Association, Preeti’s expertise spans diverse industries across Singapore, Hong Kong, and India. Recognized for her logical approach and exceptional performance under pressure, Preeti helps companies achieve success through strategic positioning and exceeding expectations.

Col. S. M. Kumar

MD & Co-founder, MitKat Advisory

Alumnus of IIM Calcutta, King’s College, London and Joint Services Command & Staff College, UK, Col S M Kumar (Sam) is an experienced Security and Risk professional, with a demonstrated history of building and driving business to profitability & sustained growth. Founder CEO of MitKat Advisory, a leading Asian risk consultancy, and currently its Managing Director, Sam leads the development of products to achieve its mission – ‘de-risk client business and protect vital assets’. Sam has been pivotal to MitKat’s regional and global ambitions – the company counts over 50 of the top 100 global corporations as its customers, and has executed projects successfully in 25 countries across 5 continents. A distinguished Veteran (winner of Sword of Honour & President’s Gold Medal at Indian Military Academy), Col S M Kumar has held distinguished leadership, staff, instructional, technical and multi-national assignments, commanded a combat unit, and has been awarded for distinguished service. Sam raised a Consulting sub-unit at a leading Indian Conglomerate, and oversaw its rapid growth. Sam is an acknowledged thought leader, speaker and author. He appears on primetime TV, Radio, security and leadership conclaves, and supports veterans and entrepreneurs.

Gaurav Bajetha

VP – Global Workplace, Trust & Safety, Urban Company

Gaurav Bajetha, currently serving as the Vice President of Workplace, Administration, and Risk Management Group at Urban Company (UC), has been a pivotal figure since joining in September 2019. Over the past three years, his strategic initiatives have reshaped UC’s approach to real estate management, workplace dynamics, and partner engagement.

Amidst the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gaurav spearheaded UC’s response and vaccination efforts, positively impacting thousands of staff and partners. Beyond his professional endeavors, Gaurav finds joy in playing football with the UC Football club on a weekly basis. A passionate food enthusiast, he is renowned among his friends for his culinary skills, with Pahadi mutton and Lal Maas being his specialties.

Originally hailing from the hills of Uttarakhand, Gaurav cherishes his upbringing and education at Sherwood College, Nainital, considering his time in boarding school as the highlight of his life. As a leader, Gaurav prioritizes challenging mandates, instilling a sense of mission within his team and fostering a culture of high trust reminiscent of military camaraderie.

Sachin Punni

Director Security, APAC, Cardinal Health

Sachin Punni is a seasoned industry professional with over 23 years of experience in security, loss prevention, and facility management. With a Graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of West London, U.K., and a Management Development Program from IIM, Ahmedabad, Sachin possesses a solid educational foundation.

He holds certifications including Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), Anti-Terrorism Specialist (Association of Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialists, US), and TAPA Certified Auditor for TSR and FSR. Sachin’s expertise encompasses physical security, incident management, business continuity, crisis management, and executive protection.

Having worked across diverse sectors in both domestic and international capacities, Sachin excels in setting up security and loss prevention functions, developing procedures, and managing budgets effectively. With his extensive skill set, Sachin is poised to excel as the Regional Security Director for the APAC region, covering markets such as Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, and India.

Sumeet Sharma

Chief Security Officer India, Group Security, Capgemini

Sumeet is corporate security professional who has been managing diverse and intricate activities in the security services portfolio for small, medium, and large sized organizations. His leadership acumen binds all imperatives, that link integrated security approach to business outcomes for a global organization.

He has served the Indian Army, where he was honored twice for gallantry. At present he is the Chief security officer for Capgemini in India and Heads the Group security center.

Capt. Shakil Ahmed 

SVP – Organizational Resilience, Real Estate & Workplace Services, Games Kraft

Capt. Shakil Ahmed is a seasoned leader in Brand Assurance and Risk Resilience, boasting extensive expertise across diverse sectors including Gaming, EV, Hospitality, and Banking, among others. With a prolific career spanning both military and civilian domains, he excels in crafting and executing strategies for business resilience and workplace services programs.

Capt. Ahmed’s skill set encompasses the implementation of Enterprise Risk frameworks, Anti-counterfeiting measures, and Intelligence & Investigations, alongside fostering Law Enforcement and Regulatory Capacity Building. His adeptness extends to managing Industrial Relations Risks, Business Continuity, and Crisis Management. Additionally, he actively engages in Public Policy advocacy and Real Estate Workplace Services.

His multifaceted background and comprehensive approach to risk management make him a sought-after professional in safeguarding brands and ensuring operational continuity in dynamic environments.

Ankit Sabharwal

Head – BCM and Security Audits, VFS Global

Ankit Sabharwal is a seasoned Resilience, Information Security, and Compliance Management professional with a rich background spanning 17 years. He possesses extensive expertise in Business Continuity Management, Information Security, Risk Management, and Security Governance, having worked across Outsourcing, Telecom, IT, Manufacturing, and Consulting sectors. Ankit’s impressive credentials include certifications such as CISA, CISM, CBCP, ISO 27001LA, BS 25999 LA & LI, C.Ris.P, Level 5 Certificate in Risk and Crisis Management, C.A.T.S., and COPC VMO.

Throughout his career, Ankit has demonstrated proficiency in leading intricate projects and cross-functional teams within solid line and matrix organizations on a global scale. Currently, he serves as a key member of the Corporate Security organization at a prominent multinational corporation in the outsourcing industry. In this role, he oversees the BCM and Security Audits verticals, operating at a global level with remarkable acumen and dedication.

Maj. Gen. Rajesh Arya

VSM & Bar (Retd), Head – Training & Business Development, CP PLUS

Maj. Gen. Rajesh Arya (Retd), VSM & Bar, is a highly skilled business development professional with a Master of Management Studies (MMS) specializing in Strategic Management, Defence Management, Financial Management, HRM, and Leadership, coupled with extensive international experience. Currently serving as the Head of Training & Business Development at CP PLUS, a renowned security solutions provider, Arya brings a wealth of expertise garnered from his distinguished military career.

Throughout his tenure, Arya has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, driving business growth and fostering partnerships. His background in defense management adds a unique perspective to his role, enabling him to implement robust training programs and innovative business strategies. With a track record of success in both military and civilian spheres, Arya continues to make significant contributions to CP PLUS’s expansion and development initiatives.

Col. Srinivas Balusu

AVP – Head – Physical Security, Infosys

Colonel Srinivas Balusu is a veteran from Indian Army. A decorated officer, a son of the soil and product of Sainik School Korukonda. He is alumni of National Defense Academy (first tri-service academy in the world) and graduate from elite Indian Military Academy.

A true infantryman and was commissioned in 1993. He has served the nation for more than 25 Years especially in the terror affected areas of Northeast and J&K. He hails from Karnataka and presently is aged around 52 years. He had distinguished management career leading the planning, staffing, budgeting, technology, and operations of units and sub-units of Indian Army throughout India & Abroad in both peace and field stations. He holds Post Graduate Degree in business administration and possesses fluency in multiple languages, namely English, Hindi, Kannada and Telugu.

With 25 years in the Indian Army, he held prestigious roles including instructor at the Indian Military Academy, UN Military Observer in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and commanding infantry battalions in Jammu & Kashmir. Twice awarded the Sena Medal for bravery, he fought militancy in hostile regions. Transitioning to the corporate world in 2019 as Global Head of Physical Security at Infosys, he led with exemplary leadership, restructuring operations and integrating technology. During the pandemic, he ensured business continuity with exceptional dedication.

Rekha Gairola 

Regional Advisor, Asia – Boeing

Rekha Gairola brings over 23 years of comprehensive experience in security, risk management, and resilience to her role as a passionate and results-oriented leader in the aerospace and manufacturing industry. Holding the position of AVP Security for North India and East India at HSBC India, Rekha adeptly oversees security operations and strategy for branches and offices, ensuring strict compliance, high quality standards, and optimal efficiency.

With a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and CRT (Certified in Reid Technique of Advanced Interviewing and Interrogation) credential under her belt, Rekha showcases her expertise in fraud prevention, detection, and investigation. Her proficiency extends beyond security, encompassing manufacturing process improvement, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and skill development. Rekha’s commitment to continuous learning is evident through her eagerness to embrace new technologies and best practices. She thrives on collaboration with fellow security professionals and stakeholders, striving to cultivate a more secure and resilient environment for all.

Maj. Ajay Randhawa 

Senior Vice President & Group Head – FM, Admin & Security, Sterlite Power

Maj Ajay Randhawaa, a seasoned leader, embodies strategic vision and transformative thinking. As Senior Vice President & Group Head of FM, Admin, and Security at Sterlite Power, he drives change management and process re-engineering initiatives. With a stellar academic background from Delhi University and IIFT, he champions global best practices and fosters Six Sigma quality in process management. Maj Randhawaa is renowned for his bottom-line focus and expertise in financial management and cost optimization. His leadership inspires teams, and his strong people management skills ensure organizational success. A thought leader in his field, he is committed to delivering hardcore results while prioritizing the welfare of his team and the company.

Pawan Desai 

CEO & Co-founder, MitKat Advisory

A distinguished Naval veteran, Engineer, MBA, alumnus of Stanford University and IVLP Fellow (US State Department), Pawan Desai is the Co-founder & CEO, MitKat Advisory. A successful tech entrepreneur, he has been closely involved with building MitKat’s datasurfr.ai platform and taking it global.

A leading expert on security and operational risks, Pawan Desai gets invited to prestigious defence and management institutes including College of Defence Management and ISB, as well as leading forums across the world including Horasis, GXS, OSAC, ACSG, BCI, Duty of Care to share his thoughts.

Pawan is visiting faculty at leading B Schools and institutes of national importance including Symbiosis International University, NMIMS, RRU and NFSU. He has been  the Secretary of ASIS Ahmedabad and Mumbai Chapters. Pawan is on the boards of several companies and mentors start-ups and veterans.

Dr. Rajiv Mathur

Regional Advisor – Asia, OSPAs

Dr. Rajiv Mathur boasts a distinguished 32-year career spanning Business Management, Technology Solutions, Brand Building, Security, and Emergency Response. Transitioning from corporate success to entrepreneurship, he now leads as Co-Founder & Managing Director of The Fuel Delivery, an on-demand energy distribution service. Formerly CEO of V4 Security Services and with senior roles at esteemed firms like Sparsh CCTV and Twenty Four Secure Group, Rajiv is renowned for his industry expertise. As Past President of IISSM, he maintains strong ties with leading security organizations and bodies. A seasoned public speaker and consultant, Rajiv excels in Business, Risk Management, and Security Operations. His role as Regional Advisor – Asia at OSPAs underscores his global influence, while his YouTube talk show, Jaane-Anjaane, showcases his communication skills and industry insights. Currently, Rajiv is authoring a book based on Season 1 of the show, featuring inspiring stories of security industry leaders.

Harvindra Singh

Security Manager, Kyndryl Solutions

I am a dynamic security professional with over 15 years of diverse experience, specializing in Executive Protection, Investigation, Physical Security, Crisis Management, and more. Holding a Master’s in Defence Studies, I am also a dedicated sports enthusiast, with national-level rifle shooting participation and a passion for wrestling. My professional journey spans roles in renowned companies like EXL India, Convergys, American Express, and IBM. Currently serving as the Head of Security for North India at Kyndryl Solutions, I oversee Global Corporate Security, BCM, Crisis Management, Executive Protection, and Travel Security nationwide, with numerous successful executive protection projects. I have been serving as the Chapter Chair of ASIS New Delhi Chapter 207 since 2022, actively contributing to OSAC Delhi Chapter, ASIS International, IFSEC, CAPSI, and GACS. Holder of the CPP (Certified Protection Professional) from ASIS International, IBM Certified Manager, and Cyber Security certifications, I was awarded the Security Professional of the Year Award 2022 from CAPSI. As a true enabler, I focus on nurturing, grooming, and training the next generation of security professionals.

Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal

Dean, School of Law, Forensic Justice & Policy Studies, NFSU

Prof. (Dr.) Purvi Pokhariyal is a distinguished academician and legal professional, currently serving as the Dean of the School of Law, Forensic Justice & Policy Studies, and as the Director of the Log Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (LNJN-NICFS), National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU), Delhi campus. She also holds the Director, Academic, Research & Consultancy position at NFSU. She is recognized for her expertise in Criminal Justice Studies and Forensic Justice Education.

Prof. Pokhariyal’s impact extends globally through her roles as a visiting faculty, at HOF University, Germany, and a global professor at Tashkent State University of Law, Uzbekistan. She shattered glass ceilings by becoming the first female Chairperson of the Indian Society of Criminology, showcasing her pioneering leadership.

She has authored & edited several books including “Forensic Justice: A Global Perspective,” “Artificial Intelligence for Risk Mitigation in the Financial Industry,” and “Artificial Intelligence and Law”.

Prof. (Dr.) Amarnath Mishra

Associate Professor, Amity University

Dr. Amarnath Mishra is a distinguished figure in the field of Forensic Science, with over sixteen years of experience encompassing research, academia, administration, and forensic practice. Currently an Associate Professor at the Amity Institute of Forensic Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India, he has held significant positions in prestigious institutions worldwide.

Dr. Mishra holds a Ph.D. in Forensic Science specializing in Forensic and Analytical Toxicology, earned from the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Prayagraj. His academic journey includes an M.Phil. in Biochemistry with a focus on Forensic Biochemistry and an M.Sc. in Forensic Science specializing in Forensic Serology & DNA Fingerprinting.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mishra has contributed prolifically to academia and research, publishing seven books, 27 book chapters, and over 65 research articles in esteemed national and international journals. 

He has also organized training sessions for investigating officers and contributed as a freelance forensic expert and medico-legal consultant for the Court of Law under the Indian Evidence Act 1872.

Paul Devassy

Sr. Regional VP, ASIS International

Major Paul Devassy, CPP is a gallantry awardee, Risk evangelist professional with over 25 years of experience having wide ranging experience straddling disparate industries. Paul has held leadership roles in Oyo, Amazon, Henkel, Standard Chartered bank, Fidelity & Corporation Bank. Presently performing the role of Head Safety & Security for WTW for Australasia & CEEMEA. Paul has given lectures at Asis International meets at Orlando, Macau and numerous other locations on various aspects of risk. He has published articles in professional journals and has contributed to books published internationally. Paul believes in volunteering as a means of facilitating the growth of the next wave of risk leaders. He has also represented ACSG in India & is presently the Senior Regional Vice President for South Asia in Asis – the world’s largest forum of security professionals. Paul rounds himself off by being a consummate family man, a gourmet cook, an avid calisthenics practitioner & a Krav Maga exponent. 

Prof.(Dr.) Manjari Khanna Kapoor

VP, Intl CPTED Assn; President, CPTED India; Principal Partner, MSA Architects

Dr. Manjari Khanna Kapoor is a professional architect since 1994, practicing expert of hotel architecture, academician, globally renowned researcher and pioneer of the field of ‘Security by Design’ in India. She is the first in India to practice concepts of CPTED (Crime prevention through environmental design) and Counter Terrorism through main stream architectural design.

In her multiple roles, as the Global Vice President of the International CPTED Association and the founder President of  the Association for ‘Building’ Security India, she furthers the cause of integrating security into the design of built environments towards a Surakshit Bharat and a more Resilient Humankind. She has developed and chairs the SEQURE standards for designers and is affiliated with many organisations in India and overseas, including Security consultancies, design fraternities and urban fora. Manjari’s first book titled ‘Security by Design: Protecting Buildings and Public Places Against Crime and Terror’ has recently been  published by Taylor and Francis of UK. It is the first of its kind in the world and first ever documentation on the subject from Asia.

Capt. Pawan Kumar

Regional Manager APAC- Supply Chain Security, Johnson & Johnson

Capt Pawan Kumar is a distinguished professional with over 25 years of remarkable experience, characterized by pioneering achievements in startup as well as high-growth, risk-intensive environments. He possesses a robust track record of success in establishing verticals from inception, spanning security planning, supply chain security, vigilance, risk policy formulation, and implementation, as well as asset and employee protection, regulatory affairs, compliance, and investigations.

Recognized as an adept communicator, Capt Pawan demonstrates exceptional leadership, people management, and problem-solving skills. His ability to swiftly assess situations and implement effective strategies ensures the highest levels of safety and security. With a diverse background spanning the Pharma, Entertainment, Telecom, E-Commerce, and Supply Chain industries, Capt Pawan has garnered extensive expertise and insights. He has held pivotal regional leadership roles across the APAC region, driving strategic excellence and leading large teams to success with renowned organizations such as Amazon, NETFLIX, Reliance, and Johnson & Johnson.

Garry Singh

President, IIRIS Consulting

Garry a risk management professional with vast experience in setting up risk management framework, setting up ERM, intelligence networks, governance and compliance mechanism. He has earned unique understanding and aptitude to seamlessly
stitch strategy and on ground implementation.

Apart from his technical expertise, Garry imbibes in himself the quest for innovation, training and communication. He has innovated new practices and written papers on subjects such as security design, white collar crime, security improvement etc.

Sudhir Bhasin

National Vice President, CAPSI

Sudhir Bhasin has been part of the Private Security Industry (PSI) for the past 34 years and is currently the Managing Director of Elite Securitas Private Limited (‘Elite’). He is a serial entrepreneur having successfully started several businesses alongside ‘Elite.’ Having been member of ‘CAPSI’ since it’s inception, is currently a national office bearer holding the post of National Vice President. Alongside he is also member of the Ethics Committee of CAPSI and is the Co-Chairman of the Conference and Seminar Committee. CAPSI has been pro-actively involved in the betterment of the PSI in India by helping the various private security agencies (PSA) get more organized and compliant. Sudhir Bhasin has been part of the technical committee involved on behalf of CAPSI in ‘STAR Rating’ for PSA’s through QCI and is also part of the core group representing CAPSI in the committee setup to formulate International Standards by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for Guarding Services provided by the PSI in India that shall help standardization of PSAs in India and the training and upskilling of Indian security personnel for job opportunities overseas. During his tenure in the private security space Sudhir Bhasin has been conferred by several awards during the CAPSI National Leadership Summit/s namely ‘Security Leadership Award in 2018 by Shri Syed Shanawaz Hussain (MP and BJP National Spokesperson), “Exemplary Leadership Award’ in 2019 and ‘Security Entrepreneur of the Year (North)’ in 2021 by Gen. V.K. Singh (Retd) Hon’ble Minister of State for Road Transport and Civil Aviation and was conferred the Badge of Honor and Scroll by the Hon’ble Minister for Home, Shri G Kishan Reddy in recognition of the selfless service provided and leadership displayed during the Covid 19 pandemic.

Jeetendra Singh 

Chief Security Officer, Fortis Healthcare

Jeetendra Singh, an accomplished leader in security management, serves as the Chief Security Officer at Fortis Healthcare, India’s leading healthcare provider. With over 15 years of experience in security operations, risk management, and strategic planning, Singh has garnered a reputation for his exceptional leadership and innovative approaches to safeguarding critical assets and ensuring the safety of patients, staff, and facilities.

Prior to his role at Fortis Healthcare, Singh held senior security positions various firms, where he honed his expertise in threat assessment, crisis response, and regulatory compliance. His commitment to excellence and unwavering dedication to enhancing security measures have earned him recognition within the industry.

Lt. Col. Kumar Vikram Singh

India Head Security, Cushman & Wakefield

An accomplished security professional with extensive and enriching experience of 21 yrs in Army and five years in corporate, in various areas of the security with key focus on transparency and optimal utilization of resources.
Strong leadership traits with excellent ability to co-ordinate with different people at one time under challenging situations and the ability to bring out the best in the team while creating a healthy and friendly work environment, thus enhancing operational efficiency and optimising resource utilisation.Enterprising Team leader with capability of handling large teams, at multiple locations, in competitive environment requiring enhanced performance levels requiring high degree of mentoring and motivation.Certified Protection Professional from ASIS International. Trained professional in Disaster Management. and ‘Corporate and Industrial Safety, Security and Fire Protection Management’.

Veena Gupta


Veena Gupta is widely celebrated as India’s pioneering female bodyguard, renowned for her expertise in VIP executive protection and EPO training. She founded Seam Risk Solution Pvt Ltd in India and Seam Global Consulting in Singapore, establishing herself as a leader in risk and security integration with over 25 years of experience.

Driven by a passion for women’s empowerment and safety, Veena founded the WESS NGO (Women Empowerment, Safety, and Security Foundation) and actively engages in providing self-defense training for women.

Veena is the creator of the MSMR (My Security My Responsibility) mobile app and author of the acclaimed book by the same name. She also founded ‘She Talks’, a YouTube channel and Facebook page dedicated to empowering women.

Additionally, Veena has served as the Chairperson of Women Safety for India’s Committee in the non-profit organization FSAI (Fire Safety Association of India), where she worked tirelessly to enhance the safety and security of women across the country. Her recent recognition as the Google Icon 2022 for the #SearchForChange Women Safety Campaign underscores her commitment to creating a safer environment for women.

Anil Puri 

CMD, AP Securitas

Anil Puri is the Chairman & Managing Director of AP Securitas Group of Companies, established in 1986. Under his leadership, the company’s turnover exceeds INR 6000 Million, with a presence in 135+ locations nationwide and a workforce of over 24,000. Renowned for security services and integrated facilities management, the group leverages its robust IT infrastructure for operational control and fiscal discipline. Puri prioritizes customer satisfaction and employee welfare, fostering talent and providing growth opportunities.

He champions innovation, adapting technological advancements to enhance operations continuously. A thought leader, Puri contributes to media platforms and participates in industry seminars, earning numerous honors, including CAPSI’s Security Personality of The Year 2019. Currently serving as Vice President of CAPSI, he chairs its Ethics Committee and sits on the Executive Committee. Committed to social responsibility, Puri supports start-ups and philanthropic endeavors.

Santosh Pathak

Publisher and Editor, SecurityLinkIndia (SLI) Magazine and E-portal

Santosh Pathak is the Publisher and Editor of renowned ‘SecurityLinkIndia’ that is a niche monthly print & e-magazine, and e-news portal on Security (Physical, Electronic, Cyber & Homeland Security), and Fire and Safety. SLI is the leading media in this genre in India with global recognitions that aims to enhance public awareness through knowledge sharing and leveraging the strengths of the Security & Fire Safety Industries to create a safe and crime-free environment. They have been presented with Security Media Leadership Awards consecutively for five years by CAPSI, one of the largest security associations in India.

A versatile professional,  ranging from a successful teacher to a successful marketing professional in – Product, Finance, and Advertising and Merchandising, – and  now in writing, publishing, advertising and editing, Santosh has seen the security industry very closely and over the period attained a wide experience and expertise of the field.

Other than the important conferences and exhibitions in India, SLI regularly participates and covers pertinent events across globe including Intersec, Interpol, Milipol, ASIS, etc.

Akshita Mathur

Regional Security Advisor APAC, Securitas India – LinkedIn Account

Akshita Mathur is a seasoned corporate security professional currently serving as the Regional Security Advisor APAC, Securitas India LinkedIn Account. With a wealth of experience spanning security operations, management, intelligence, business continuity planning, and risk management, she brings a multifaceted skill set to her role.

Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Mathur is a staunch ally of the LGBTQI community and a dedicated advocate for women’s empowerment in the workplace. She embodies values of compassion, humanity, love, and integrity, which form the core of her professional and personal ethos.

Throughout her career, Mathur has demonstrated a commitment to fostering safe and inclusive environments while effectively mitigating security risks.