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AHAD ropes in Somnath Sarkar as CISO


In his new role, Somnath will use his industry knowledge to enhance AHAD’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of digital security to clients across the META & APAC region.

Somnath Sarkar is the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for AHAD. With over 30 years of extensive experience in the BFSI sector and a proven track record in spearheading cybersecurity initiatives for renowned institutions, Somnath brings unparalleled expertise to AHAD’s Board & Leadership team.

“Somnath’s appointment comes at a right time for AHAD as we continue to expand our cybersecurity offerings and strengthen our commitment to providing unparalleled security solutions to our clients across the META & APAC region.”

Rohan Daniel Nair, Founder & COO, AHAD

Somnath will enhance AHAD’s commitment to delivering the highest standards of digital security to clients across the META & APAC region. Somnath’s key competencies lie in strategic alignment of technology with business and regulatory requirements, compliance frameworks, data protection and privacy program management, security and risk-based audit lifecycle management, third-party risk management, IT strategy, enterprise architecture, and business continuity management.

Commenting on the appointment, Rohan Daniel Nair, Founder & COO, AHAD stated, “Somnath’s world-class experience and strategic vision will be instrumental in driving our cybersecurity initiatives forward and ensuring that AHAD remains at the forefront of the industry. We look forward to working closely with Somnath and leveraging his expertise to achieve new milestones in our journey towards cybersecurity excellence.”

“Personally, I see AHAD as a platform for continuous learning in this ever-evolving field, and I can’t wait to dive in and make a difference.”

Somnath Sarkar, CISO, AHAD

On joining AHAD, Somnath Sarkar expressed, “I’m excited to contribute to AHAD’s cybersecurity and data protection capabilities. My goal is to enhance our offerings for end customers, making their cybersecurity journey simpler and more intuitive. By bringing practitioner views to the forefront, I aim to guide our clients through the complexities of cybersecurity with ease.”

Somnath is a thought leader actively contributing to the cybersecurity discourse through publications, whitepapers, and speaking engagements at prestigious conferences. He is also an active member of several regulatory bodies, shaping IT policies, information security directives, and privacy regulations across multiple geographies.

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