Leadership Team

Has 25 years of experience as a risk management professional. Has worked on research projects with the Asian Development Bank, Ministry of External Affairs, Defence and Home for Govt. of India; headed the corporate security functions at Fidelity Investments in India. At Fidelity Investments, he was also a member of the Crisis Management Team, the Disaster Recovery Team, the Policy Working Group, the Information Security Board, and the Risk Committee. Has expertise in sectors like Oil & Natural Gas, Banking, Financial, Aviation, Shipping, Mining, IT & ITES. He holds a graduate degree from Panjab University, a Master’s in International Relations from the School of International Relations pre doctorate in International Organisations from the School of International Studies JNU. He holds a Management certification from the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley.  He is a Lead Auditor ISO 27001, trained in Advanced Threat Assessment from Gavin de Becker, Los Angles and qualified in Advanced Investigation Techniques from Reid & Associates, Chicago. He is also the author of three books and a number of referenced research papers on weapons of mass destruction, international security, geopolitics and corporate security issues.



Arpit Rajain

Chief Executive Officer


Kaadambari

Senior Legal Consultant

Has 25 years of experience as a law professional. She is Managing Partner at UCOL, a law firm, Independent Director at Northeast Transmission Company Limited and elected Member Executive of the Delhi High Court Bar Association. She is also an independent director with a listed firm. She is the standing Counsel National Highway Authority of India and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. She has represented the Union Of India and various state governments, PSUs (State of Haryana, P.S.E.B., CCS- HAU Haryana, H.S.I.D.C.) as well as multinationals before the Supreme Court of India and other High Courts in matters of public importance and corporate affairs. She has expertise in Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure, Pharma, Leasing, Arbitrations, Litigation, Foreign Investments, Criminal, Due Diligence, Inheritance & Partition, Education, Consumer law, Labour & Employment sectors. She holds a law degree from Delhi University.

Has over 30 years of experience as a law professional. Has worked with law firms - J.B. Dadachanji & Co and New Delhi Law Offices reaching the position of Managing Partner. She has also held Directorships in Bose Corporation and Bose Technology Centre. Has worked extensively on Foreign Investment in India, Acquisition and Divestment of businesses through private and capital market transactions. Has routinely represented clients before FIPB, SEBI, RBI on many legal issues. She holds a law degree from Mumbai University.


Sunitha Narahari

Senior Consultant - Legal


R.K. Madan

Strategic Advisor - Oil and Gas
Superannuated as Executive Director PAN India sales Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (erstwhile SO standard Eastern Incorporated ) (36 years); Associate President, Bangalore Refinery and Petro Chemicals Ltd. and Bangalore Special Economic Zone (2 years); 14 years assignment with ONGC as advisory business development reporting to CNMD; developed a 746-megawatt gas-based power plant a Palatana, South Tripura (5 years); oversaw development of 400 kV transmission line connecting Palatana (South Tripura) to Bongaigaon, Assam. This power plant caters to 40% of the power requirement of the entire NER (North-East Region) (4.5 years). He was the director of the Board of ONGC Tripura Power Company and North-Eastern Transmission Company, Strategic Advisory – Petro Chemical, Uria and Business Development to Government of Tripura, reporting to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tripura through the Chief Secretary. In 1965, he had joined Exxon Mobil and worked depending on location and volume specificity.
Has more than 8 years’ experience as a risk management professional. Holds a PhD in disaster management and public policy. Has been a Nehru Fulbright scholar. Works in the areas of Risk management, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Journalism (also been a journalist with the United News of India). Has held teaching assignments with Symbiosis University, Pune. She is currently working as Assistant Professor with Christ (deemed to be University), Bengaluru.


Shreya Upadhyay

Principal Analyst - Risk Management


Vikash Sharma

Senior Consultant – Tax

Has over 30 years of experience as a law professional. Has worked with law firms - J.B. Dadachanji & Co and New Delhi Law Offices reaching the position of Managing Partner. She has also held Directorships in Bose Corporation and Bose Technology Centre. Has worked extensively on Foreign Investment in India, Acquisition and Divestment of businesses through private and capital market transactions. Has routinely represented clients before FIPB, SEBI, RBI on many legal issues. She holds a law degree from Mumbai University.

Is a Qualified CMA with over 14 years of experience in extensive finance & accounting experience in diverse industries. He is also a RV (Registered Valuer) for the purpose of Companies (Registered Valuers & Valuation) Rules, 2017 with the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board (IBBI) having more than 6 years of experience in the field of Valuation. Creating value with innovation for various clients in the areas of Process Consulting, Business Process Re-engineering, Strategic Reorganization, Application Management and Change Management. Proven ability to improve operations & create wealth for stakeholders.



Amit Bindlish

Senior Consultant - Accounting


Vikrant Varshney

Senior Consultant - Business Continuity & Information Security

Has more than 25 years’ experience in Enterprise Risk Management, Security & Fraud Risk, Business Continuity, Information Security and Strategy & Planning at Leadership Levels in Banking & Financial services and IT-enabled services domain. He has worked with HSBC, Fidelity Investments, GE Capital, Tata Steel, EXL services for two decades.  His last corporate assignment has been a Leadership role as Chief Security & Fraud Risk officer for HSBC Operations, Services & Technology globally. He was instrumental in formation of Corporate Task force supporting National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), under the chairmanship of Prime Minister of India.

Has 35 years of experience as marketing and compliance professional. Has worked with telecom companies such as delDSL and Airtel, rendering services to varied IT companies, Call Centres and BPOs. Has been a Director on the Board of NIXI and ISPAI. Has been a regular participating member at international forums like APNIC, ICANN and APRICOT. Has actively participated in creating the ISOC India Delhi Chapter and is a founder-member.



Lalit Chander Mathur

Senior Director - ICT


Niraj Kumar

Senior Consultant - Risk Management
Has 15 years of experience as a risk management professional. Has worked with consulting firms like Hill & Associates and JP Adroit. He works extensively on travel security and executive protection. Has expertise in sectors like Oil & Natural Gas, Banking, Aviation & Mining. He holds a master’s in International Relations from the School of International Studies JNU and a master’s in Risk Management from Kings College London.

Has 40 years of experience as a company secretary & law professional. Has worked extensively in the Real Estate & Hospitality sector. Has worked with companies like Starwood, Hilton, Golden Tulip, ITC Hotels, Fortune Hotels, Marriot. Has also worked with Automobile, Aviation and Banking sector companies like BMW, Boeing, Punj Lloyd & UBS Bank.



Ashok Tandon

Senior Consultant - Secretarial & Legal


Dr. Suparna Dasgupta

Senior Consultant

Leads the operations and executes multiple projects with clients. She has over 23 years of global experience in multinational and diverse private and public industries. With a focus on delivering solutions and building relationships within large global organisations, she has an exceptional understanding of the challenges faced by businesses and brings great industry experience to the table.

Is responsible for GIS solutions and infrastructure. He also controls the Software Development Life Cycle compliance and adherence to security principles while providing software and systems architectural guidance. He has over 28 years’ consulting and technology industry experience, with a focus on enterprise architecture, spatial data management, cartography, infrastructure, and information security. He uses geoprocessing tools and data analysis to explore the relationships between map features. His previous experience includes working at the Indian Departments of Defence, Road and Transport, Telecommunications and Municipalities.


Amit Dasgupta

Senior Consultant - Geospatial Mapping


Professor Bidanda Chengappa

Senior Consultant - Research

Has been Secretary Institute of Contemporary Studies, Bangalore -- a Security Studies think tank. Earlier he handled the editorial page at Deccan Herald newspaper. He was also a special correspondent and reported on military matters and national security affairs for the Indian Express, based in New Delhi. Prior to that, he was a principal correspondent at the Hindu BusinessLine and reported on defence industry and R&D in East Asia. Over the years, he has specialised on India's national security and foreign policy of both Pakistan and China. He is involved in conducting lectures for police/customs officers as well as for journalists on national security affairs. Dr Chengappa has authored two research monographs, one on Pakistan's ISI Directorate while at Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (MP-IDSA); and another one on Conflict among Religions in Karnataka, while at Christ (deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

His experience spans over 18 years across industries. He specializes in Fraud Investigation, Brand Protection and Corporate Intelligence Services. Anil has previously worked with Hill & Associates, Pinkerton Risk Management, and Grant Thornton. He has successfully led assignments in the Asian region involving Due Diligence on individuals and companies, Asset Tracing, Insurance Fraud Investigations, Brand Protection and IPR issues.



Anil Chibber

Senior Consultant - Investigations & Due Diligence


Rohit Bhandwalkar

Information Security Expert

He has over 13 years of experience in Information Security area. His focus sectors are BFSI and Technology. His expertise includes physical and operational security domain, Information/Cybersecurity management: IEC 27001 ISMS, 3rd party audits. 

Is an Indian Air Force (IAF)veteran with operational, business and academic experience of over 45 years in the IAF, as Chief Operations Officer of GO Air, CEO of an air charter company and as co-founder of a software start-up. He won the Silver Medal at the National Defence Academy and the Sword of Honour and President’s Plaque at the Air Force Academy during flying training. He commanded an operational missile squadron, was part of IPKF for about a year, worked as Chief Operations Officer of two IAF stations, and commanded an IAF operational station during Op Parakram. He was a senior research fellow of (then) Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses for two years. He served on the faculty of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington for three years. He was the Commodore Commandant of a prime helicopter unit and holds M Phil, M Sc, MA degrees in addition to an MBA. He has written (and continues to write) numerous articles for several magazines and journals on invitation.



Group Captain AK Sachdev (Retd)

Senior Consultant

Our Team

Is responsible for Crisis Management Communication and preparing Business Continuity plans. She has worked extensively to provide tactical and strategic analysis of the geopolitical happenings to the clients in the field of Oil & Energy Sector, Professional Services, Insurance, E-Commerce, Aviation, and Banking. Her area of focus is India, South Asia, and Africa. She holds a master’s in International Studies from Christ University, Bangalore. She has also been part of Research projects on Rohingya Crisis, China - Pakistan Economic Corridor and Economic Crisis - Reforms in African nations in National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), respectively.  Her areas of Interests are Terror and Insurgency, Policy Ramification Of Geo-Strategic Events, Conflict Resolution focusing on South Asia. 



Afrin Gazi

Senior Risk Analyst


Manisha Mahalingam

Senior Risk Analyst

Is responsible for India focusing on risk and threat assessments. She is part of the core team at the firm, looking into Regional, Geo-Strategic Analysis, and Travel Security Risks. She has also worked extensively on legal risk assessment and corporate compliance requirements, catering to sectors such as Aviation, E-Commerce, Banking, and Oil and Natural Gas Industry. She holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Christ University, Bengaluru, and a degree in Law from Karnataka State Law University. She has previously worked on research projects at Manohar Parrikar Institute For Defence Studies And Analyses (MP-IDSA) and Alternative Law Forum. Her interest areas are Terror And Insurgency, Conflict And Peace Studies, India, and South Asia Area Studies.

Is responsible for risk analysis and threat mitigation queries for Middle-East and Africa. He essentially works and monitors risks pertaining to regional, geo-political, strategic and travel security. He also works on the risk services platform development. His projects include geo-political events impacting the Energy Sector and Aviation Sector. He has previously been associated as a research intern at Centre for Air Power Studies and his areas of interest are West Asia, Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Studies. He holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the BES college, Kolkata.



Nischal Dave

Risk Analyst


Shubhaj Poricha

Risk Analyst
Is the in house Europe expert and is responsible of analyzing and assessing the risk and threat in the European region. Shubhaj is also responsible of overseeing the technical developments in WoRisGo such as the development of the 'Threat Prism' platform. He has previously worked as a research intern at Centre for Air Power Studies and his areas of interest are European Studies, Narco-Security and Transnational politics. He holds a master’s degree in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune, and bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi.
Is responsible for identifying security and travel risks for the APAC region, along with providing threat assessments and geopolitical analysis of the same. She has previously interned with Manohar Parrikar Institute For Defence Studies And Analyses (MP-IDSA), the Indian Express and The Kootneeti. She holds a Postgraduate Degree in International Studies from Christ University, Bengaluru along with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Her interests lie in exploring the APAC Region, Globalisation, Cyberspace - Social Media Studies.


Tanvi Kaur

Risk Analyst


Salma Basheer

Risk Analyst

Is responsible for the region of Africa. She focuses on the political development, terrorism threats and bio-security in different countries in the region which affects the business ecosystem. She is an MA graduate in International Studies from Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune. Her areas of interests include Geopolitics, Migration, and Geopolitical Risk Mitigation Strategies. Regions that hold special interest with her includes South Asia, Middle East, and Africa.

Holds a MA in International Studies from Christ University. He is a doctoral candidate at Jindal School Of International Affairs. His expertise lies in risk management, strategic affairs, India- Japan diplomatic ties, nonwestern IR theories, and Japanese Language. He is interested in the sectors - defense, security, strategic affairs, diplomacy, terrorism. He, also likes to engage with hard power and soft power studies, cultural diplomacy and non-traditional security.



Ashutosh Kumar

Consultant


Avantika Mohan

Team Manager- Warroom

Has graduated from Delhi University with a degree in Political Science. She has worked with the University of Oxford, TIME Magazine and Centre for Civil Society on social sector and public policy projects. She has a keen interest in multimedia, governance as well as research and strategy for reformation.

Holds a Master's degree in Molecular Biology and Human Genetics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and a second Master's in BioHealth Engineering from University Grenoble Alps, France. She is interested in academic research in Immunology, Behavioural Neuroscience and Molecular Biology. She holds expertise in academic research and analysis (2 years), scientific writing, business market analysis. She is a ICMR Junior Research Fellow.



Aditi Kandlur

Team Manager- Warroom


Vishakha Dugar

Team Manager- Warroom

Holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Christ University, Bengaluru. She has previously interned with the Risk Intelligence Team at WoRisGo. Her other work experiences include internships at India Today Magazine, Mid-day newspaper and National Maritime Foundation. She has also published a research paper titled- Bay of Bengal: Going Slow In The Fast Lane Of Regional Integration Through Trade. Her interests include political developments, foreign policy, conflict resolution and sustainability.

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master's degree in International Studies with a certificate course in Terrorism And Counter Terror Methods. She is currently pursuing Master’s in Defence and Security Laws from NALSAR University Of Law, Hyderabad. Her interests include International Security, Terrorism, and Diplomacy.



P Shruti

Team Manager- Warroom


M Venkat Ramana Reddy

Team Manager- Warroom

Has a Graduate degree in Computer Science from Presidency College, Hyderabad. He has worked as a Data Executive Officer in CMS under the project of Ranbaxy and Cipla. He has experience in real estate as well as equity dealing sectors. He has also worked with Kota education and charitable trust, an NGO organizing COVID-19 relief during the pandemic.

Holds a doctorate in Pharmacy from Al-Ameen College of Pharmacy, Bangalore under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science. He has previously interned at St. Philomenas Hospital, Bangalore and was responsible for ward rounds, monitoring adverse drug reactions, and prescription monitoring. He has also worked on a research project concerning the ‘Management Of COVID-19 Patients With & Without Co-morbidities’, with a thesis on the same to be published soon. His area of interest lies in policy ramifications of medication, compliances of pharmaceutical care, Drug management therapy, Patient Councelling and Management of pharmacovigilance.



Saqib Uzair

Team Manager- Warroom