Each one of us at IIRIS is a Value Catalyst for whom furthering client business in the most effective manner is the solo aim. Backed by a team of global industry leaders, IIRIS comes armed both with technical know-how and multi jurisdiction expertise.
Barry acts as the Advisory Leader of the Board of Advisors to IIRIS. Having an impeccable ability to develop and manage the implementation of effective human, resource, physical, supply chain and information security programs to minimize risk. Barry has assisted many large international companies in assessing and minimizing risk by re-engineering all aspects of their security programs.
His previous experience includes his association with companies like IBM and Pinkerton. As a senior manager and a director at IBM, Barry demonstrated his ability to develop effective programs for workplace violence, information security, physical security, and supply chain security. He is popularly known for having assisted US Customs in the development of their Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism(C-TPAT) post 9/11,and managing Operation Safe Commerce (OSC) for the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma (Operation Safe Commerce was a $40 Million Grant from the US Department of Homeland Security to study and test on nine actual supply chains the best practices and technology to prevent the introduction of weapons of mass destruction).
After a distinguished career at IBM, Barry started a supply chain management consultancy that assisted many large high-tech firms in re-engineering their human resource, physical and supply chain security. Pinkerton recognized his capabilities, and bought his consulting practice and promoted Barry to the position of Vice President. At Pinkerton he developed their supply chain security practice, expanded their employment screening practice and opened Pinkerton India which grew to be their largest international office with over 300 employees in 5 cities in India.
MBA Pace University – Financial Management | Employee Screening | Project Management | BA Marist College- Business Administration | Workplace Violence | Personnel Security | Risk Assessments | Physical Security | Information Security
Barry has travelled and worked across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and India.
English and Hindi
Stephen is currently associated with CBRNE Ltd as Associate Director (Security), where his role involves research into suicide terrorism, managing SME platform for EDEN and delivery of reports for SUBCOP, EDEN, and PRACTICE. He is also the Chief Executive of the Security Innovation and Technology Consortium, where his role includes business development for SMEs involved in security technology, design and delivery of Innovation Pavilions for security technologies, and overseas technology trade fairs. Apart from these, he is associated with 3rd Forensic Ltd. as its Chief Executive.
Previously, Stephen served the Control Risks Group as Senior Security Consultant and Metropolitan Police as the Chief Superintendent. He has been the Head of the Diplomatic Protection Group at Scotland Yard, with responsibility for some 650 firearms officers.
Stephen has commendable training and communication skills. He teaches 2 BTEC level 5 courses with Tavcom Training – Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity; and Security Management. He has several publications to his name. Swain S, Routledge: Handbook of Law and Terrorism (Transportation Security Chapter), Swain S, Routledge: Terrorism and the Olympics, and Swain S, The Home Front – Fight Against Fundamentalism, Intersec (The Journal of International Security)are a few among them.Stephen has also presented on protective security, counter terrorism and firearms tactics in over 30 countries.
MBA, University of Surrey | Security Strategy | Firearms tactics | Business security | CBRNE PPE | Diploma in Management Studies, Kingston University | Counter Terrorism | Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal: | 1998 and Queens Golden Jubilee Medal: 2002 | Design & Delivery of Security technology | Umpire for many UK police national training courses | HNC Public Administration, Isleworth Polytechnic | Business Continuity | Disaster Management | Security Consultant | Business | Development and Management | Innovation | Financial Management and HR
With decades of experience, Stephen has an extensive network of industry and society affiliations to his profile. He is a member of the UK Police Senior Officers CBRNE Cadre. He is the Silver commander in a UK National CBRNE Exercise ‘Trump Card’ and umpire for many UK police national training courses. He has been connected with politicians up to and including the UK Prime Minister, the US President, the Indian Home Secretary and the Japanese Cabinet Office, and has had extensive dealings with the UK Royal family on security issues.
Stephen has travelled and worked across European Union area.
Maroof Raza acts as the Board of Advisor – Strategic Risk and Global Geo Political Expert with IIRIS. He comes armed with more than 20 years of experience as a mentor, anchor, correspondent, lecturer, writer and a commentator on issues of National Security and Strategic Affairs. His in-depth knowledge, experience, and his association with leading TV channels including TIMES NOW, NDTV, BBC & more makes him one of the most sought after speakers internationally on the subjects of National and International Risk and Security Affairs.
Since 2007, Maroof has been associated with TIMES NOW as their Strategic Affairs Expert and Consulting Editor, and appears frequently on the channel. Apart from his appearances on news debates, he has anchored and presented a 20 part series on the Indian armed forces, titled ‘Line of Duty’, whose episode on the Siachen Glacier won an Award in the military documentary section at the Film Festival in Rome in 2005. This TV series has entered the Limca Book of Records as India’s first military reality show.
He is the Mentor of Security Watch India and is often invited to lecture on India’s foreign policy & security concerns in India and abroad at Indian missions as well as by international think-tanks. From NDA to NDC and LBSNAA , he is an esteemed lecturer at all the leading Indian government and military institutions.
Educated in India (at Mayo College, Ajmer and St. Stephen’s College, Delhi), and subsequently in England (at King’s College, London and at Cambridge University), Maroof has served in the Indian Army’s Grenadiers, Mechanized Infantry Regiments, and as an instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi, the Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington and the War Studies Department of King’s College, London.
A thoughtful and eloquent author, Maroof Raza writes a regular column in the popular Indian magazine, THE WEEK. The books authored by him include Low-Intensity Conflicts (1995) Wars, No Peace over Kashmir (1996), Generals and Governments in India and Pakistan ( 2001 ) and Confronting Terrorism (2009). He is also the General Editor of a Military Affairs series of Har Anand Publications (in India) since 2001. He is the editor-in-charge of a new monthly magazine, “Fauji India” and also publishes a magazine titled ‘Salute’.
Strategic Affairs | Mayo College, Ajmer | Cambridge University | Consulting Editor- TIMES NOW | Strategic Affairs | National Security | St.Stephens College, Delhi | Visiting Fellow at Centre for Policy Research, Delhi | Mentor, Security Watch, India | Editor, Fauji India | Author/Columnist | Kings College, London | Foreign Policy | Instructor, IMA | Columnist, THE WEEK
Maroof Raza has travelled and worked across India and parts of England
Dr. Vikram Singh is an Indian educationist and retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. He joined the IPS in 1974 and held the post of Director General of Police in the state of Uttar Pradesh during the period June 2007 – September 2009. He retired from the IPS in May 2010. Limca Book of Records-2014 mentions Dr. Vikram Singh as the `Most Highly Decorated IPS Officer’. He has been awarded with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry 1986, Bar to President’s Police Medal for Gallantry 1987, President’s Police Medal for Gallantry 1988, Bar to President’s Police Medal for Gallantry 1989, President’s Police Medal for Long & Meritorious Service 1990, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service 1996, Kathin Seva Medal 2001, Bar to Kathin Seva Medal 2002, NRI Award – 2015, Akhil Bharat Vidwat Parishad Award – 2015 at Varanasi bestowed upon by Hon’ble Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, Govt. of India.
M.Sc., 1971 | Ph.D. (Ecology), 1990 | Doctor of Philosophy | President's Police Medal for Gallantry 1986 | Bar to President's Police Medal for Gallantry 1987 | President's Police Medal for Gallantry 1988 |Bar to President's Police Medal for Gallantry 1989 |President's Police Medal for Long & Meritorious Service 1990 |President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service 1996 |Kathin Seva Medal 2001 |Bar to Kathin Seva Medal 2002 |Limca Book Of Records 2014 – mentions him The most Highly Decorated Police Officer In India | NRI Award - 2015 |Akhil Bharat Vidwat Parishad Award - 2015 at Varanasi bestowed upon by Hon'ble Shri Rajnath Singh Ji, Home Minister, Govt. of India.
Dr. Vikram Singh is a pioneer in the use of technology in policing. He not only used the concepts of electronic surveillance and I.T. solutions to control crime and handle law and order, but was instrumental in coaching and mentoring a generation of Police and administrative officers, in these subjects, being a resource person for Central and State Police Academies, Administrative Staff Colleges, I.I. M’s and I.I.T.’s. He gave elaborate orders as Director General, of U.P. Police on most aspects of policing, like inspections, parades, investigation work, use of technology, crime control, law and order etc. which have been compiled and used extensively as reference material for day-to-day functioning and research projects. He is guiding research scholars on subjects like Left Wing Extremism, Law and Order, National Security with special reference to Internal Security, use of I.E.D.’s by Anti-National elements, etc. Dr. Vikram Singh has also been responsible for masterminding the arrest or elimination of at least one and a half dozen militants and dreaded criminals including those linked with the Mumbai underworld who were allegedly hatching a conspiracy to kill popular Bollywood musician Himesh Reshammiya. Having taken part in several anti-terrorists and anti-dacoity operations, Dr. Vikram Singh was the first chief of the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF). As Head of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), before he took over as State Police Chief, he was responsible for setting up the all-important Cyber Security Cell meant to monitor the security of all airports in the country.
India and several other nations.
Hindi, English, Urdu
Garry acts as the President to IIRIS. A Six Sigma Green Belt, he is a risk management professional par excellence. With vast experience in setting up and monitoring ERM, intelligence networks, governance, compliance and risk mitigation framework, he has earned unique understanding and aptitude to seamlessly stitch strategy and on ground implementation. Garry is also the Director to ICSS (www.icssindia.org) and board advisor to many other organizations.
During his tenures as a consultant and a corporate professional, Garry worked on numerous labyrinth assignments involving data crunching, assessments, forensics, fact presentation and interviews. While working on many sensitive extortion, kidnap, and high end corporate fraud cases; Garry, through intelligent and practical advice solved complex situations while ensuring economic sense for the client’s business. One of his achievements has been the successful execution of the responsibility of Taj Mahal’s security which was bestowed upon him during one of the high threat times in India.
Apart from his technical expertise, Garry imbibes in himself the quest for innovation, training and communication. He has innovated new practices and written papers on subjects such as NPA Management, risk management, white collar crime etc.
Exe Program from Tuck School at Dartmouth Training & Development Six Sigma Green Belt Export & Import Certified Anti-Terror Specialist Anti-Kidnap & Extortion AMBCI from The Business Continuity Institute Bachelor of Commerce Reid’s Investigative Interview Technique Marketing Management International Peacekeeping & Conflict Resolution Hotel Management Disaster Management OHSAS 18001 ISO 27001, ISO 31000,ISO 9000, ISO 14001 PMI – RMP
Garry is an active professional with several esteemed industry and society affiliations. He is a Member of Security & Investigations Committee of FICCI and of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce committee on Security. Garry has recently been appointed as the helm of National Chair of Security Committee of Fire & Security Association of India (FSAI). He has also been given the responsibility for managing the prestigious FSAI Journal. Garry earlier occupied the position of Secretary for FSAI (Delhi Chapter). He has been the State Councilor for The International Council of Security and Safety Management (IISSM). He is a Member of Forum of Integrated National Security (FINS), ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security), and Indian Society of Training & Development. He also acts as an advisor to multiple forums, conferences and event.
Garry has tremendous international exposure. He has travelled and worked across India, South Asia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Middle East, North America, and several areas of Europe.
English, Hindi, Punjabi, and basics of French and Dari (dialect of Persian)
Sagarika acts as the Head, Gulf and Africa to IIRIS and comes armed with both legal and risk mitigation strategies. She has a niche experience in risk and investigative practice and has worked on diverse engagements dealing with fraud investigations, financial analytical services, integrity due diligence, strategic business intelligence, commercial due diligence and brand protection. Her area of expertise includes Insider Threat Mapping and NPA Management with diverse models of investigative and risk advisory being formulated by her in association with various national organizations and regulators. She has also trained over 500 bank officers in the last one year in areas of Due Diligence and NPA Early Warning tracking. She is also trained and certified in the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation by Reid and Associates, Illinois, Chicago.
MBA, Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad | B.A.LL. B (Hons.) Corporate Law (Hons.) National Law University | ISB Torch Bearer 2012 | Reid's Investigative Interview Technique | NPA Management | Training and Development | FRSA, UK 2011 | Risk Management | Space law, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) | Due Diligence | Strategy Consulting and Policy Advisory | Alternate Dispute Resolution | Supply Chain Logistics | Fraud Management | Digital Forensics
Sagarika currently acts as the Head, Gulf and Africa to IIRIS and seeks to inspire the youth to walk the unconventional path when it comes to pursuing passions. She wears many feathers in her cap as an author, lawyer, panel reviewer at the UNESCO, active researcher and many others in the past. Looking into her contributions in the field of policy studies at such a young age, she was awarded Fellowship by Royal Society of Arts, UK in 2011. Sagarika is known for her strong opinion about women security and women empowerment who seeks to bring about change through her contributions in the field of policy and corporate opportunities for women.
India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Middle East, UK and USA.
Bengali, English, Hindi, Spanish
Ratnakar is a military (Indian Navy & Indian Army) veteran with 26 years of prolific experience in building Business Resilience, Risk Governance, Physical Security, Crisis Response, Business Continuity & Brand Assurance across diverse industry sectors like, Military, Banking, Logistics, Manufacturing, R&D & E-Commerce.
He has worked for Indian Military, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Nokia, Microsoft Vietnam & until recently, he worked for Flipkart Group as Senior Director- Business Risk Management
Maj Ratnakar has been a big advocate of Structured Risk Management programs to mitigate Emerging Risks, for protecting top line & bottom lines of the companies. He structured programs by integrating People, Process & Technologies, enhancing maturity of Security programs, developing Security (Man guarding, Technology, OEMs) Partners Eco- system & building up relationships with Law Enforcement & Government authorities.
Ratnakar used technology as a differentiator & force multiplier in Risk Management, i.e., Integrated Command Center, Employee SOS App, Intrusion Detection Systems, Logistics fleet Digi-locks, Trigger bases alarm systems, etc., & on the way, optimising cost & enhancing Risk Assurance…
At Flipkart, Ratnakar conceptualized & implemented Integrated Security Risk Management program comprising of People Safety, Asset Protection, Investigations, Crisis Response & Business Continuity. He strategically used TAPA & BCMS Standards, got 100% businesses certified for TAPA FSR & ISO 22301 (BCMS) & built “RESILIENT” organisation to create Industry benchmarks in Resilience through Global Risk Management Standards.
Active contributor to Industry forums like ASIS, OSAC, TAPA, etc., Ratnakar served as a founding Co-Chair for Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC), Hanoi in 2015-16, is presently part of OSAC Bangalore Executive Committee as well as he is a member of TAPA APAC Board Of Directors.
Ambassador Gurjit Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980 and in 37 years of service has served in many different countries. He is well known as a business-friendly diplomat, who has often implemented developmental programmes and expanded India’s outreach. The widening of the scope of India’s perspective in those countries have benefited from his dedication to culture, trade, investment and other popular engagements. He has published and authored the books such as, “The Abalone Factor: An overview of the India-Japan Business Relations” ,“The Injera and the Parantha: Enhancing the Ethio-India Relationship” ,“Masala Bumbu: Enhancing the India-Indonesia Partnership” and "Opportunity Beckons: Adding Momentum to the Indo-German Partnership"
Hon. Professor of International Relations at the IIT, Indore | Post Graduate in International Studies from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University | Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Politics at the St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata | Mayo College, Ajmer | Bimal Sanyal Award
His initial posting was at the Embassy of India in Tokyo.He was In-charge of political, information and education matters at the Embassy of India, Tokyo before returning to New Delhi at the East Asia Desk. In 1988, he was posted to Colombo as First Secretary (Political), during the period of IPKF and its subsequent withdrawal.
With the advent of economic liberalisation, he was posted back to Tokyo, as head of the Commercial Wing and was part of India’s effort to attract foreign investment. He was well known in business circles and among Economic institutions as a supportive diplomat and he frequently held consultations in Japanese with the sogo sosha in closed meetings. Subsequently, he was posted as Deputy High Commissioner of India to Nairobi, where he was also the Deputy Permanent Representative of India to UNEP and UN-HABITAT and contributed to the growing interest in environmental and urbanisation issues. He was instrumental in raising the trade levels to new heights through a series of market surveys and the first Made in India Show in Nairobi 1996,
He returned to New Delhi as Director of the Passport Division, where he made a substantive contribution towards computerisation and setting up of systems which led to significant improvements in delivery. He introduced the concept of passport services for the business community. Upon promotion, he became Director-General (Joint Secretary), In-Charge of Africa. This started a series of initiatives which led to the holding of the India-Africa Conclave and India-Africa Forum Summits in subsequent years. He initiated the CII EXIM Bank linkage which bloomed into the Africa conclave. He also initiated the lines of credit for NEPAD objectives in Africa.
Thereafter, he was posted at the Embassy of India in Rome, where he contributed to the consolidation of the economic engagement particularly with the Regions and the clusters, before being appointed as Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and Djibouti and Representative of India to the African Union and Economic Commission for Africa and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). In this capacity, he consolidated India’s presence in Africa and the regional economic communities and was instrumental in setting up the first India-Africa Forum Summit in 2008. His significant work in promoting economic engagement with Ethiopia opened up many investment opportunities and brought his qualities as an economic diplomat to the economic partnership to the fore. In his term, Indian investment in Ethiopia went from 400mUSD to 4.2billion USD and Ethiopia was introduced to the private sector capabilities. He was often called the Bulldozer by Prime Minister Meles Zenawi for his determination.
Subsequently, Ambassador Singh was Additional Secretary In-Charge of Africa and the African Union during which period, the Second Indian-Africa Forum Summit was held in 2011. The economic and HRD led initiatives initiated by him, received wide backing from African partners. This was the period when the India-Africa partnership bloomed. Many opportunities for Indian private and public sector were opened. The India Japan Dialogue on Africa was initiated.
In 2012, he was appointed as Ambassador of India to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and to ASEAN, making him the only Indian diplomat to have been Ambassador to two regional organisations, viz., African Union and ASEAN. During this period, he consolidated India’s economic engagement with Indonesia and added significantly to the functional cooperation with ASEAN. A particular focus was on connectivity and infrastructure project engagement and seeking a role for Indian companies. He was the Ambassador of India to Germany till March 2017 when he retired. He accelerated the implementation of the major decisions taken during the summit meeting between the leaders of India and Germany in 2015. This intensified engagement opened up many functional opportunities and a wider engagement systematically crystallised. His role in increasing cooperation in railways, skill development water and waste management and the start-ups was keenly noticed.
India, Japan, East-Asia , Africa , Indonesia, Germany, Italy
Hindi,English, Japanese, Punjabi
On graduation from the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy he was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1975. He has had his normal share of postings to various Military stations, including the extreme high altitude areas of Leh-Ladakh and a short stint with Headquarters Delhi Area where he independently handled allotment of accommodation, legal, administrative and ceremonial issues of the Delhi Area.
Graduate Indian Military Academy | Bachelor of Science (NDA) degree | Diploma in Management | Masters Degree in Disaster Management
As a captain he was selected as the Staff officer to the Chief of an Elite organisation where he assisted the higher management in framing policies and Standard Operating Procedures of the organisation’s Specialised Units dealing with counter terrorism. Besides being actively involved in operations he was part of the team that trained the Para Military Forces (now Central Armed Police Forces) and the various State Police on how to respond to terrorist incidents. Recognising his domain expertise he was taken on deputation to the Cabinet Secretariat (where his services were eventually transferred in public interest) and he went on to head one of its Technical Wings, before superannuating in November 2014 as an Adviser. His overall contribution in Cabinet Secretariat was well appreciated and he was conferred with awards for meritorious and distinguished service by the Government of India. Immediately after relinquishing the post of Adviser, he joined the fairly new premier TECHINT organisation that came into being post Kargil - the National Technical Research Organisation (which functions under the PMO) as a Consultant. In his tenure of approximately three years he oversaw the functioning of almost all the operational centres of NTRO and had set-up its very first in-house training facility before demitting office on 01 May 2018.
Rodney D. Ryder is a Partner with Scriboard, a full service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialisation in technology, new media and intellectual property laws. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000. Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who’s Who Legal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder has been listed as one of India’s leading lawyers in the ’40 under 45′ study conducted by Who’s Who Legal, United Kingdom.
His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet [published by LexisNexis] has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work on domain name disputes by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names [Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; (2004) 6 SCC 145]. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NIXI.
Corporate Law Adviser | Intellectual Property Strategies | Patent & Trademark Reporter | Law Wire | Intellectual Property & the Internet | IT and Telecom | Cyber Laws/ Liability | Data Protection, Privacy & Outsourcing | The GNLU Journal of Law, Development & Politics | Legal Advisor | Net based trading | Data Protection, Privacy & Outsourcing
• Supreme Court Bar Association [SCBA] • Delhi High Court Bar Association [DHCBA] • International Bar Association [IBA] • Inter Pacific Bar Association [IPBA] • Adjucnt Professor/Visiting Faculty
Sanjay acts as the Advisory Leader, Forensics at IIRIS. A Leading “Corporate Seismologist” and Forensic Accounting/Investigations expert, Sanjay has a vast corporate and industry experience in the areas of forensic accounting. His experience includes 71 types of businesses across UK/USA/UAE and India.
Sanjay Dwivedi, F.C.C.A is a UK expat Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Quality Institute member. He is also a Certified Information Security Adviser, USA. Before returning back to India after 20 years in UK and 3 years in USA, he served with Deloitte & Touche. During his tenures as Lead Consultant and Corporate Security professional, his stints included partnership in a UK public practice, where he headed the IT enabled services department and acted as an Independent Financial Adviser. He has superior expertise in the setup and operation of diverse businesses across 4 continents and clients, including Go-To-Market Risk reduction for Start Ups, MNC’s, UK Healthcare Industry and USA Real Estate development.
After returning to India in 2000, he served as Executive Director Corporate/Risk with Indian MNC Punj Lloyd, and Chief Marketing Officer and Turnaround CEO at Spectranet. He has direct executive management experience with M & A and has handled several reverse Mergers, De-Mergers, IPO and accounting forensics cases for MNC’s. He has co-founded a diversified global corporate venture firm in association with international startups in the fields of BPO, Pilot Training, and Serviced Offices. Since 2009, he provides his consultancy to a lot of Startups and Turnarounds from overseas and India.
He has worked as Interim Manager CFO/COO/CEO and Lead Consultant with global ‘corporate risk management’ MNC’s and is their go-to Forensics Lead/Corporate trainer. As part of his advisory & mentoring services, he teaches Finance and Accounting Forensics related subjects to a global audience online. He is a top rated trainer at India’s largest Financial Training Institute for MNC clients – The Institute of Chartered Accountants India’s CPE. He is also an Adjunct Prof. at Christ University and has conducted workshop in Niche Consulting at IIM-B.
PHD Research Fellow NSL,Pune | ISO 27001, ISO 9000, ISO 14001 Products and services F.C.C.A (UK) | ISB – EMP on Strategic Thinking & Implementation | Stanford’s – Business Model Canvas C.I.S.A (USA) | Disney Institute – Creating World Class | Subject Matter Expert/Consultant with IBM, India
Sanjay has an extensive network of industry and society affiiliations. He was the Ex – President of the Internet Services Providers Association of India. He was the Ex – CEO at NIXI, Department Of Information Technology, Govt. of India. He has been an Adviser for Greyhound Research and also for the Educational Trust Unnati.
He is also associated with ACCA and teaches subjects such as Global Entrepreneurship/DD, Corporate Risk & Ethics, Advanced Auditing and Business Analysis in the ICAI’s professional CPE courses at Bangalore.
Sanjay has worked and travelled across India and South Asia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East, North America, UK and several areas of Europe.
Hindi and English
Col. Kavil Mohan, a retired Army Special Forces veteran with 28 years of experience at both national and international levels, including six years in the upper echelon of the United Nations. He has worked across various global locations- He was the security head for Accenture and the global head for security for WIPRO. He is a visionary with a practical outlook of proceedings. During his service, he handled an array of responsibilities involving strategic planning, program implementation, security management, operational logistics planning, business continuity.
He has experience in Geo-Strategy and South Asian conflict analysis. His experience also includes working with the civil administration at the national level and with international and diplomatic staff at the global level.
During his military service, he was decorated four times for gallantry, distinguished service, exemplary leadership, and dedication to the organization. This included the country’s third-highest gallantry award Vir Chakra and he was also awarded the highest even civil award presented by Govt of Afghanistan to a Foreigner.
Masters in Defense Studies | M. Phil. in Management and Security Studies.
Successfully leading a United Nations project as Programme Director with multiple stakeholders on the disarmament of illegal armed groups in Afghanistan. The programme delivery was commended by the Government of Afghanistan for successfully disbanding 900 illegal armed groups.
He was very closely involved in drafting the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration program which is now being implemented across the country to deal with Militants/Taliban willing to lay down their arms and join the mainstream.
He has served with India’s premier anti-terrorist and anti-hijacking unit, National Security Guards. Has been a Consultant to the National Security Council, Government of India and assisted in preparation of strategic advisory papers on security aspects in South Asia.
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan
Kunal Bhogal is a SABRE Registered Professional and acts as the Chief Design Officer for IIRIS and oversees Design, Engineering and Technology for the company. He has been in digital technologies and security industry for over 20 years, and specializes in risk based design, operational automation, data analytics and digital transformation projects.
Having worked with leading technology and consulting firms in the past, Kunal’s expertise helps small, medium as well as large corporations in implementing their corporate security and safety policies through infrastructure management, operational planning and project execution. His expertise in risk assessment and risk mitigation through carefully tailored auditing procedures caters to the needs across business functions and across industry verticals. Kunal is proficient in bringing about value engineering and derive economic efficiencies in the design elements as well as project implementation. He has overseen business continuity & integration aspects of large companies while consolidating their security & safety assets on ground. In his last assignment in the Middle East, Kunal served as a security design consultant with FIFA and worked on stadiums and large infrastructure projects in the Middle East. He has managed large security implementation projects such as one for major international airports – both in India and Middle East.
A commendable trainer, Kunal serves as an instructor of Industrial Security Management at the World Institute of Security Enhancement (USA) and has been involved in delivering training programs to large oil and energy corporations in the Middle East. An avid adventure enthusiast, Kunal spends some of his spare time camping and working with NGOs on Sustainable projects.
Exec. PG from IIM Calcutta | Master of Business Administration in Operations | Master of Science in Information Systems | Video analytics and big data for incident management & investigative applications | Geo-spatial mapping for real-time situation awareness and tracking Physical Security Information & Identity Management | Green technologies – Energy efficiency, alternate energy resources and solar energy | Certified Trainer in Industrial Security Management | CPED and Threat & Risk Assessment | B. Tech. with specialisation in Software design | Physical Security Information Management | Command Centre planning as per BS EN ISO 11064 | IT Integration & Critical Infra planning | High Availability & Disaster Recovery | Security Procedures Implementation | Project Management Professional
Kunal is an active and networked professional having reputed international affiliations. He is a member with ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security). He is also a Member as well as a Trainer at World Institute of Security Enhancement in Virginia, USA.
Kunal has travelled and worked across India and South Asia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Middle East, North America, Europe and Australia.
English, Hindi, Punjabi and basic French
Brig Neelesh is a Special Forces veteran from the Indian Army. He has more than 31 years of service in active operations and has been decorated three times for gallantry with an experience of comprehensive threat assessment, planning, and mitigation in high-stakes engagements across a broad spectrum of circumstances and rules of engagement. He is an expert in special Ops, running Intelligence Operations from tactical to strategic levels. He is also trained and certified in the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation. He aims to utilise his rich experience gainfully in his current role as Head of Investigations (India) at IIRIS Consulting. He is a national-level swimmer and an enthusiastic skydiver who also enjoys listening to 'Rock' and 'Indian Classical’.
Special Ops | Running Intelligence Operations | High Altitude and Extreme Weather Warfare | Counter Insurgency | Hostage situations | Anti Hijacking and Anti-Terrorist Operations
EDUCATION & INDUSTRY AFFILIATION
MSc – Defence and Strategic Studies (Madras University)
M Phil – Defence and Management (Devi Ahilya University)
Certified in “The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation”
Sandeep Mehta acts as the Head Brand Protection at IIRIS having varied experience in Manufacturing/Management/Consulting Organisations. He comes armed with both Investigative skills and risk mitigation strategies. He has a niche experience in risk and investigative practices and has worked on diverse engagements dealing with fraud investigations, integrity checks due diligence, strategic business intelligence and brand protection. His area of expertise also includes Capital Raising for Corporates. He is also trained and certified in the Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation by Reid and Associates, Illinois, Chicago..
IPR | PG Diploma in Personal Management from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Pune | Reid's Investigative Interview Technique | Certified in Corporate and Industrial Security, safety, and Intelligence Management | PG Diploma in Environment Law from NLS Bangalore | Diploma in Marketing Management from Xavier’s Institute, Mumbai | Due Diligence | Strategy Consulting and Policy Advisory |
A Veteran having the privilege of serving in the distinguished Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army for 06 years. His distinguished tenure in the army included Counter Insurgency Operations and LAC tenures in the Rajput Regiments.
English, Hindi, Dogri and Punjabi
Asitav Sinha acts as VP Strategy & Infrastructure at IIRIS. In addition to an illustrious career in Strategic Consulting including including business planning & sales strategy development, he has expertise in cross border M&A in various domains. He also been Advising new businesses on formation of corporations and business structures, drafting privacy policies and structuring commercial transactions. A Telecom professional, his last stint was with Easylink Services Corporation ( Formerly AT&T. Nasdaq EASY, currently its Opentext.). Asitav has helped forge strategic business relations between companies and successfully effected Joint Ventures of Indian Companies with international companies and secured big infrastructure projects. He has also been consulting on Mergers and Joint Ventures, helping International companies to set up shop here and Indian cos abroad.
Asitav has played major role in setting up Indian operations for Easylink Services Corporation and he was also responsible for Overall operation as a profit center. In his almost 4 years with Easylink he played a key role in fulfilling the responsibilities for new business and post-merger operations. In very little time the India operation became the maximum revenue earner. He headed a manpower of 35 people from sales, engineering, accounts and customer services. Equally large is his passion for sports. A voracious reader, you will always find him breathing life into many more new things.
Asitav is an active and well connected professional.
Asitav is well travelled across India and abroad.
Hindi & English
Partha is a Dubai based senior management professional with over three decades of multi-industry hard-core international experience. His current engagements include Background Check, Technical Recruitment, EdTech & Distance Learning, Media & Branding and other related businesses. Partha has scripted, launched, and profitably guided several business & brands across the Middle East and India, he is currently on board of a UK based EdTech company and operates his consultancy firm in the UAE.
Partha Roy Chowdhury is an active and well connected professional.
Partha Roy Chowdhury is well travelled across India and abroad.
English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi & Urdu