NPCI names Pravin Kumar as CMISO and Benjamin Ambrose as CISO

Pravin Kumar, Benjamin Ambrose

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has announced two new senior hiring in the Information Security team, strengthening its commitment to data protection and security. They have named Benjamin Ambrose as Chief Information Security Officer and Pravin Kumar as Chief Market Information Security Officer. With these appointments, NPCI is ready to push its information security processes to new heights while also protecting the interests of its stakeholders and customers.

Benjamin has over two decades of extensive experience in many information/cyber security sectors across geographies. His responsibilities at NPCI will include assessing and managing risk, building and maintaining strong security standards, improving defensive and offensive security capabilities, threat intelligence, and next-generation security operations.

Pravin has more than 25 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy controls, and enterprise risk management. Pravin’s present responsibilities will mostly include planning and managing information security and privacy risk within NPCI and among ecosystem players, ensuring compliance with regulatory audits, third-party security requirements, and stakeholder interaction across organisational boundaries.

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Commenting on the strategic appointments, Vishwanath Krishnamurthy, Chief Risk Officer at NPCI said, “At NPCI, we acknowledge the evolving security landscapes and the technological advancements required to keep abreast with the developments in digital payments space. Benjamin and Pravin bring a wealth of experience in technology compliance and Information Security governance. We are confident that they will play instrumental roles in enhancing NPCI‘s security posture and driving forward our mission to provide secure, seamless digital payment solutions for all.”

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