CSO100 Award 2017

Manish Dave is one of those who walks an extra mile to deliver the results. A critical evaluator of tasks and performance makes him deliver more than expected. He has been in the IT domain for over 21 years and has contributed to information and network security, information security audits, policies and procedures, identity and access management, and IT risk management and governance. Prior to his appointment as the CISO at Holcim Services, South Asia, he played a key role in achieving crucial security certifications for L&T-S&L. As the CISO, he was instrumental in getting ISO 27001 certification. Earlier, Dave has worked at Essar Group, ABB, L&T-Sargent & Lundy, Mico-World, Maxmann Business Machines and Swan Mills where he has explored a range of areas like Technical Evaluation of Hardware Products, Network Administration, monitoring Operating Systems, Office Automation software and overseeing the elimination of local data storage. By keeping abreast of the technology trends, Dave has developed and executed operational strategies to promote organizational growth and optimal utilization of emerging technologies. His ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and meet deadlines of multiple projects has gained him appreciation. He is an ISACA CISM Certified Information Security Manager and the winner of the Outstanding Contribution in IT Award (2009).