Infosys hires Vishal Salvi as Chief Information Security Officer, SVP
Vishal Salvi has joined Infosys as its new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Salvi, who is a known name in the information security world, has worked as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers since October 2014.
Salvi will be filling a position that's been lying vacant since company veteran Prabhakar Mallya retired from Infosys in July 2014.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Salvi has over 22 years of industry experience in IT Service Delivery and Cyber Security and has previously worked in Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. He has been performing leadership roles in Cyber Security across these organisations for past 17+ years. His last role was of being the Chief Information Security Officer of HDFC Bank for eight years.
Vishal has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Information & Cyber Security programs in all key aspects i.e. Policy, Standards, Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Incident Response, Security Analytics, Visualisation, Threat Intelligence, Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Security configuration, Compliance, On-line Banking and ecommerce, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management, Business Continuity Planning. Vishal has extensively travelled and well know leader in information security industry within India as well as globally. Vishal has rich experience in delivering simultaneous large scale, mission critical projects on time and under budget.
Infosys has been grappling with quite a few top level exits since Vishal Sikka took over as chief executive officer in August 2014. The latest top-level hire comes as Infosys grapples with a spate of exits, including company veterans such as Manish Tandon who quit in July, Samson David and Anup Uppadhayay. Others who quit included former CFO Rajiv Bansal, Sanjay Jalona and former EdgeVerve head Michael Reh.
Deepak Padaki handles mergers and acquisitions, while former SAP executive Ritika Suri, who currently heads the $500-million Infosys Innovation Fund, has been tasked with overseeing large deals.