CSO100 Award 2017

Niranjan has over 20 years of experience across IT and Business functions. He has successfully executed numerous award-winning IT process and technology transitions, compliances, Information Security, IT planning and budgeting, and strategic projects across industries.  Over the years, Bal has donned hats of all kinds as an End-to-End business IT enabler, a strategic contributor, CIO, CTO and a project management head. He has extended his contributions to the manufacturing, Infrastructure, retail, automotive and BFSI domains. Additionally, he has had hands on experience in automating multi-billion dollar multinational enterprises, through Strategic Enterprise Management and IT Business Transformation and Business Excellence.  His drive and perseverance towards creating global organizations that leverage people, processes, and technology to become world class are laudable. His IT leadership, and business skills enable him to not only manage Information Security and IT but also provide valuable solutions.  Learning has been a constant process for Bal. Among the array of certifications, he has a Harvard University certification as a Project Manager. He has also certified 8 Plant Locations on ISO 27001 during the Go Green Initiative for Information Security. To add to his achievements, Bal has been a winner of the Top 100 CISO Award (2013), Top 10 Security Maestros Award (2015), and the Indian Express Security Strategist Award for Manufacturing Category (2013).