Torben Nielsen

ex. Governor of the Danish National Bank,
Currently Chairman of SydBank and Audit Committee of Tryg (Insurance and pension), Denmark

Mr. Torben H. Nielsen, ex-Governor of The Danish National Bank (1996-2011). He is on the board of directors of Copenhagen Compliance, chairman of SydBank (4th largest Danish Bank), and Vice-chair of Tryg (3rd largest Pension and Insurance company), and the Chairman of Tryg's Audit Committee. Mr. Nielsen is an Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and a member of the board of directors of 3 other International Financial Institutions.

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S. Bhaskar

Chief Internal Auditor
Tata Capital Limited

Mr. S. Bhaskar, Chief Internal Auditor of Tata Capital Limited, heads the Internal Audit function for the Tata Capital Group comprising of Corporate Finance, Consumer Finance, Housing Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Broking, Wealth Management, Forex, Travels, Cards, BPO & International Business across multiple legal entities spanning India, Singapore & the UK. 

He has over 28 years of rich and varied experience. He has been with the Tata Group since 2008 preceded by stints with several reputed companies like Hindustan Unilever Ltd for 15 years, Sical Logistics Ltd. Shaw Wallace, Marico and New India Assurance.

He is widely experienced in the field of Internal Auditing, Business Excellence, Finance & Supply Chain. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Internal Audit, Ethics & Innovation, for IIA, ICAI, Marcus Evans, Goldman Communications etc & a regular participant in the IIA events both Internationally and in India.

Mr. S Bhaskar is a member of the IIA Inc's Global IRC Committee. He was the past President - IIA, Bombay Chapter and he is currently a member of the IIA India - Advocacy Committee apart from continuing to be a member of the Board of Governors –IIA, Bombay Chapter.

He is also in various committees both the National and Regional levels like
  • Member of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Internal Audit & Corporate Fraud.
  • Core Committee Member of the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society (BCAS)'s Membership & Public Relations Committee.
  • Member - CMII - WIRC of the ICAI
  • Member - Study Group of IASB - ICAI

Mr. Bhaskar has carried out TBEM (Business Excellence) assessments of the Tata Group of Companies as a Senior Business Lead Assessor.

Mr S.Bhaskar is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is also an Alumni of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Advanced Management Program).

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Vidya Rajarao

Grant Thornton India

National Leader – Forensic Services, Vidya is Grant Thornton’s National Leader for forensic services in India. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Vidya established and led the forensic services practice at a Big 4 firm in India.

Vidya leads the Firm’s Forensic Services practice in India. She holds substantial investigative, forensic and risk consulting experience in USA and India. She brings over 15 years of investigations, forensic accounting and risk consulting experience to her clients. Vidya is the sole India nominee in the International Who's Who of Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2014.

She specializes in large, multinational, complex litigation and investigation assignments including internal investigations, forensic accounting investigations as well as arbitrations and resolution of post-acquisition purchase price disputes. Vidya has assisted major domestic and international clients in a variety of industries including advertising, aerospace and defense, banking, infrastructure, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, media and entertainment, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, telecom and technology.

Vidya has significant experience in leading numerous forensic accounting assignments and fraud investigations that require reconstruction of complex financial records as well as regulatory proceeding matters involving SEC investigations and NASD self-assessments. Each of these investigations involves the ability to analyze large data sets and volumes of transactions and documents as well as the capability to produce massive amount of records.
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Kevin C. McGee

Chief Risk Officer, HCL

Kevin is responsible for the application of Risk and Compliance frameworks across the company. He works closely with the Delivery & Operations Council as well as the Security, Risk, and Compliance Committees' to ensure that an enhanced maturity in the application of risk and compliance controls are in place to satisfy diverse industry requirements. His role is to steward adherence, instilling confidence in our stakeholders – especially customers, investors, analyst and media.

Kevin serves as the expert advisor to our enterprise and senior leader in the design and deployment of HCL's company-wide Enterprise Risk, Information Security, Privacy, Business Continuity, and Compliance programs. He also supports business development and relationship management with clients by understanding customer's risk management requirements and supporting the creation of viable solutions for these requirements.

Prior to joining HCL, Kevin was with CIT Group where he was the Chief Information Risk Officer for 3 years. At CIT Kevin had direct oversight of the firm's Information Security, Privacy, Business Continuity, and "Operational, Technology and Vendor Risk Management" programs. Prior to this, Kevin was the Chief Information Security Officer at both Freddie Mac and Lehman Brothers. In addition, Kevin has held senior Risk and Information Security roles at a number of major financial institutions including Credit Suisse, First Boston, and Goldman Sachs.

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Secretary General
Copenhagen Compliance

Kersi Porbunderwalla is a Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consultant with extensive experience in analysing, documenting, structuring, processes and procedures, risk assessment and project management. He is also a recognized speaker and GRC expert on operational and IT issues throughout Scandinavia and Europe. His consultancy, courses and development of compliance tools is based on over 30 years of accounting & finance experience as CFO/CEO in Blue Chip corporations. After his early retirement as Business Controller from ExxonMobil in 2005, Kersi has solved governance, risk, compliance and IT issues with several major multinationals like IBM, Shell and Volvo. During his professional career in GRC related activities, he has also;
  • Custom-made Compliance, Risk and Governance, ISO20000 and ITIL presentations for management of IBM, Danish Financial Analyst Association, Shell, Ängpannaforeningen, Resouces Global Professionals, Lundin Mining, NetCompany, Encore, Software Innovation, US Embassy, Skanska and several others
  • Acted as Principal Keynote speaker on Compliance, Risk and Governance conferences in Warsaw, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo

Kersi is graduate in Accounting and Finance, member of the Danish Financial Analyst Association, Confederation of Danish Industries, Danish Management Council, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Alissa Knight

Group Managing Partner
Brier & Thorn, Inc.

Alissa Knight is the Group Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn, Inc., Chairwoman of Brier & Thorn's Board of Directors, and Managing Partner of Brier & Thorn Germany, GmbH.

Alissa has a passion for helping clients secure their most valuable assets; the ideas they bring to market that change the ways in which we work, live, and play. A proven leader with deep domain knowledge in developing strong client relationships, she builds outstanding global teams and partnerships, bringing a disciplined focus to operations and execution.

Alissa leads marketing and communications activities globally, including image and market development, digital marketing, social media, corporate and financial communications, industry analyst and media relations, brand management, advertising and research.

As part of her other responsibilities in MARCOM, she also drives the delivery of IT risk management services to the global marketplace; creating the service roadmap for Brier & Thorn's portfolio of IT risk management projects and managed security services delivered from its global network of Security Operations Centers.

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Deutsche Bank

Pravin is currently heading the IT regulatory, risk and control portfolio for Deutsche bank India. An experienced technology leader who has close to 20 years of exprience in IT Risk, Info Sec, cyber sec, IT Governance areas with leading BFSI companies like JP Morgan, HDFC Bank, LIC of India etc. He is MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of management studies and also acquired professional certifications such as CISSP. CGEIT, PMP, CISA. CISM TOGAF9 etc.

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Adv. Prashant Mali

Cyber Law Expert & Cyber Security Expert

Advocate Prashant Mali is a Internationally renowned Cyber Law & Cyber Security Expert, Author & High Court Lawyer in the country. He has been awarded as "Cyber Security & Cyber Law Lawyer of The Year:2014" by Indian National Bar Association.

He is Masters in Computer Science, Masters in Law with certification in Computer Forensics Professional & prior working experience in the field of IT Security & Law for more than 20 Yrs. He has been interviewed by, BBC World, Doordarshan, Bloomberg, NDTV. Zee Business and Quoted by leading News papers of India & abroad like Times of India, Business Standard, Asian Age to name a few.He regularly writes for leading magazines and is a passionate speaker at National & International Seminars.He has authored 5 books on Cyber Crimes & Cyber Laws. He is a legal adviser to Govt Companies, MNC's, Corporates and represents them in various courts.

He has successfully argued and got decisions in landmark cyber cases as a legal counsel.

Recently was invited by Oxford University to Present a paper on "Cyber Terrorism & International Law"


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Monish Chatrath


Monish Chatrath is an astute risk management and corporate governance expert with a personality that exudes dynamism, charisma and enthusiasm for everything he does. As a Risk Advisory Service Partner, he brings in over 25 years of professional experience in providing management with assurance over systems, controls, policies, procedures, governance & risks.

His versatility across industries, functions, cultures & stakeholders, helps him a great deal in helping clients and organisations achieve their growth and business transformation objectives, in India and overseas. Monish has served on several international strategic advisory committees, which have advised the global leadership committees of large organizations on matters relating to change management and intricacies of privately held business.

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Anuj Tewari

Chief Information Security Officer & Global Head of Vendor Risk Management, HCL

As the Chief Information Security Officer at HCL, Anuj is responsible for and dedicated to the proper protection of physical and technical assets of our enterprise. In addition to the assurance of information protection, Anuj oversees the strategic development and implementation of the top-notch Infosecurity processes and framework. As the CISO, Anuj leverages new technology and threat information to provide security controls and solutions while upholding the Global standards of the organization.

  Anuj also leads the firms Vendor Risk Management function. In this role, he is responsible for the design, development and deployment of 3rd Party Security Risk Management framework. He is responsible for ensuring 3rd party adherence to HCLs information security requirements across various stages of the vendor life cycle process. Anuj works to foster secure vendor relationships by executing due diligence and safeguarding the integrity, reputation and accountability of all stakeholders.

  Prior to joining HCL, Anuj was with CSC where he was the Head of Cyber Security Practice for Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Anuj was directly responsible for the delivery of multi-million dollar Cyber Security services to more than 125 customers globally. The practice included managed Cyber Security services and Risk Management services. Anuj worked with clients to create lasting organizational changes by leveraging technology, coaching senior and middle management, and helping organizations make smarter risk decisions in the areas of Information Security, Privacy, Business Continuity, and Compliance. Prior to CSC, Anuj has worked with several large organizations like IBM, GE, Convergys, in various capacities.

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Ritesh Kumar Singh

Group Chief Economist
Raymond Limited

Corporate Economist with Specialization in Investment and Trade Policy; Possess in-depth knowledge of i) India's Macroeconomic Problems & Policies, ii) India's Regulatory Regime including Sectoral Investment & Trade Policy Issues iv) India's Rights & Obligations arising out of its bilateral/regional (PTAs/RTAs) and multilateral trade pacts (WTO) v) India's Geo-economical Equations vi) Chinese Trade Regulations & WTO Accession Protocol vii) Trade facilitation.

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R. Kannan

Head of Corporate Performance Management
Hinduja Group

Balaji GS Rao

CO-Founder & Director,
Clonect Solutions