Amit Pradhan, Executive Vice President – Technology Security, Vodafone Idea, has quit after being with the company for more than five years. He is expected to move out by the end of this month.
Pradhan joined erstwhile Vodafone India Limited (Vodafone UK Group Operating Company) in June 2015 as VP-Technology security. He was responsible for major security and data privacy transformation during his tenure at Vodafone. Subsequently, he was chosen as the CTSO (Chief Technology Security Officer) and Chief Privacy Officer for Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) during the merger of India’s two largest telecom companies Vodafone India limited and Idea Cellular Limited.
Having owned one of the largest security portfolios in the country, comprising of IT security, Telecom Security, Enterprise Security and Data Privacy, he spearheaded one of the world’s largest security integration post merger. After successfully integrating all technologies, processes, people and cultural facets of both organisations, it is believed that he is moving out to pursue a different role.
Pradhan is widely recognised as a security veteran in the industry. He is known to speak at various security forums, collaborate with government for policy making and has been an active contributor to the security industry.