Security leader, Dharmesh Rathod has joined Welspun Group as Head Cyber Security. Prior to joining Welspun he was serving as an independent IT and cyber security strategist, architect and adviser for big enterprises and niche cyber security firms.
Welspun Group is one of India’s fastest growing conglomerates, engaged in the Pipes, Plates & Coils and Home Textiles sector. It also has presence in other business verticals such as Steel, Infrastructure and Energy.
Rathod was Group CISO for Adani Enterprises from June 2019 to January 2019. At Adani he was responsible for leading the group’s cyber security – strategy, audits, risk management and compliance, threat management, etc. He led the Group Cyber Security Board & Risk Management Board and drove cyber security assurance for the group.
Rathod led major transformational assignments at Adani, including designing the group-wide OT security program, IT-OT convergence and building global security standards based IT Security maturity assessment across the group.
In his past stints he has also served as Associate Vice President – IT Infrastructure at CTO office and Head – IT Assurance and Information Security (CISO) at Essar Services India.
Rathod is a senior industry leader with over 22 years of experience across niche domains such as Cyber Security Architecture, Regulatory Compliance, IT & OT/ICS/DCS/IOT/Critical Infrastructure, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning /IOT Cyber Security, etc.