New CIO appointments in India, December 2021

December CIO Appointment

Airtel CISO Manish Tiwari joins Fractal as CIO

Fractal Analytics has appointed Manish Tiwari as its CIO. He will be based in Gurugram. At Fractal, Tiwari will be responsible for the company’s digital transformation and overseeing IT operations, cybersecurity, and risk management.

Prior to joining Fractal, Tiwari was senior vice-president and global CISO at Airtel, where he set up the managed security services initiative Airtel Secure for Business. Before that, he was the chief information security advisor at Microsoft India.

A certified lead auditor, hacking forensic investigator, and security analyst, Tiwari is an IT veteran from the Indian Navy where he set up the information security and incident response organization, including the formulation of policy frameworks, security audits, product testing, cyber forensics, and risk management.

Rossari Biotech appoints Rakesh Dhanda as CIO

Rakesh Dhanda has joind chemical manufacturer Rossari Biotech as CIO. Based in Mumbai, Dhanda will oversee IT and digital functions for the company. He will also plan and implement the company’s IT and digital strategy.

Dhanda has over 20 years’ experience in IT operations and digital transformation. In his previous role at L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, he was the head of digital transformation (CDO), where he was responsible for the formulation of digitalization strategy for all business units and implementing digital solutions.

Milind Kulkarni joins Yotta as chief technology officer

Yotta Infrastructure has named Milind Kulkarni as its CTO and head of IT operations and engineering. An IT veteran with over 26 years’ experience, he has led IT operations, project planning and designing across IT, ITeS, and IT managed services domains.

At Yotta, Kulkarni will be responsible for spearheading data centre IT operations and engineering. Previously, he led the design, planning, implementation and delivery of IT managed services, cloud and security services, data centre and disaster recovery services at NTT. He has also worked with Reliance Communications, Global Tele-Systems, Mahindra Consulting, and Microtech Software and Consultants.

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