Prashant Nair

Senior Vice President, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Airtel Africa

Domain Risk & Information Security Expert in Banking, Payments, Fintech and Telecom Industry. Over 26 years of Banking, Payments and Telecom experience with 18 years of specialization in Information Security and Enterprise Risk Management. Functional expertise in structuring and implementing Enterprise-wide Risk management framework integrating the elements of Cyber Security, Operational Risk, Internal Control, Fraud Risk Management, Information Security, Business Continuity Management, Telecom Network Security, Technology risk, Policy Management and Corporate Governance.

Across years in various positions, Prashant has worked with large enterprises and global, multi-cultural organizations. He managed teams and projects globally to achieve implementations of major programs (Cyber Security transformation, Governance, Risk & Compliance frameworks). Prashant has a strong background in Risk management and Information security throughout his career and is able to blend his strong skills with business requirements very well.

A result-oriented and highly motivated individual, Prashant is also viewed as a trusted advisor for many of his global firms across the banking, payments, telecom and fintech industry, where he has worked in. His energy, highly effective communication ability with Board, C-Level stakeholders and relationship management skills, coupled with his passion for security & technology has been key to his success. His greatest strength lies in speed of execution and Innovation with a proven track record. Ability to work and adapt in different situations and believes in leading by example. Constant thinker and a firm believer that there is always room for improvement.

Specialties: Risk Management, Information Security, Cyber Security,Risk Assessment, Operational Risk Reviews, Internal Audit, Banking Operations, Product Development, Process Management, Systems Integration, Core banking migrations, Customer Service and Finance, Project Management, Vendor and People Management