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Mr. Dinesh Pillai is the Founder and Managing Director of Acquisory Risk Consulting Pvt. Ltd. since February 2018. Acquisory Risk Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (ARC) is an IT and Cyber Security Risk Management consultancy. Mr. Pillai will define and execute the strategy to make ARC a leading firm in the risk consulting arena.
Prior to this, Mr. Pillai was the CEO of Mahindra Special Services Group (Mahindra SSG) since 2009. During his stint of about 15 years, he was instrumental in making Mahindra SSG a prominent name in Information and Cyber Security risk consulting. Under his leadership, several business verticals like Technology design and deployment, Cyber Forensics to name a few, were set up.
Mr. Pillai has extensive working experience in the Cyber Security Domain. Mr. Pillai had advised and approved the design of IT network including Cyber Security systems for various organizations. Along with this, he is instrumental in the creation and maintenance of Cyber security policies, controls, and incident response plans for several organizations. While he has a good understanding of the IT threat landscape, he advices several boards and senior management about the compliance with changing laws and regulations. He also has the experience of championing the overall Cyber Security Strategy leading to the implementation including the management of costs and budgets.
Mr. Dinesh Pillai is a recognized global thought leader and has contributed in several national and international conferences on an array of critical challenges faced by corporate leaders and diverse government sectors regarding Cyber and Information Security. He has voiced his mind as a panelist and invited speaker over universally discussed subjects centering on cyber security, business risks, innovation and concerns staged on national and international forums. His perspectives on Business Innovation, Competitive Advantage, Business Intelligence and Sustaining Growth in a complex, globalized world have been much appreciated across renowned forums.
He has contributed extensively in building media stories on business growth in key publications such as The Economic Times, Times of India, Hindu Business Line, Mint, Financial Chronicle, The Financial Express, CSO Forum, Business Today, Business Week, Express Computer, CIO Review Magazine, CIO & Leader Magazine and India Today.
He is an active member of the CII, BCCI, FICCI and ASSOCHAM. He is a member of the working group of the Government of India for PPP in Cyber Security under the Deputy NSA. He was also Chairman of the Safety and Security Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2010-11 which addressed several issues of security and development in Mumbai.
A postgraduate in Electronic Engineering, Mr. Pillai comes with a remarkable industry experience spanning 28 years. He began his career with the Tata Group and worked with the Mukund Group before joining Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.