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


Capt Poorna

Principle Consultant Global – Security Risk Management

Has over 40 years of experience in security risk management. He has previously been a Regional Security Director at CISCO where he was responsible for Corporate Security, Safety, Crisis Management, Travel Security, GSOC and Business Resilience functions. Prior to CISCO, Capt Poorna was a Senior Security Manager at WIPRO and before that the India Security manager at Goldman Sachs. Capt Poorna served the Indian Army in the Corps of Signals.  Capt Poorna has been a Member of Cisco India Leadership Board comprising of senior leadership in India. He has been the principal advisor in Physical Security for Cisco business leaders in the region. He has managed Business Continuity programs including Business impact analysis, plan development, testing and exercises. He established security infrastructure for scaling of Cisco operations from a head count of 1500 in 2007 to 15,000 by 2022 in the region. This included implementing security infrastructure and processes in 30 acre new campus in Bangalore with state of the art Regional Security Command Centre. He has been active in OSAC as the Secretary of the Bangalore chapter.

Michael has 5 years of leadership experience in US Army engineering and military intelligence units. He has coordinated training for helicopter evacuation, squad and platoon tactics, weaponry, and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialists (CBRN) threat evaluation. He has been a part of exercises with multiple partners in Australia, Canada, United States, New Zealand, and United Kingdom. He is trained on routine combat engineer operations, route clearance, vehicle operation, IED detection and demolition.  He has coordinated training for helicopter evacuation and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialists threat evaluation. He leads travel security, extraction and executive protection details across Europe, Africa and Asia. He is multilingual.


Michael Ferkol

Principle Consultant – Americas and Europe


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


Amit Bindlish

Senior Consultant - Accounting

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.

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.



Vikash Sharma

Senior Consultant – Tax


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 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.


Shubhaj Poricha

Senior Risk Analyst


Ronnie Ninan

Risk Analyst

Ronnie Ninan is a Risk Analyst at WoRisGo and is responsible for analyzing and assessing the risk and threats for India. He is part of the core team at the firm, looking into regional, geo-strategic, and travel security risks. He has a postgraduate diploma after completing the Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University, Sonipat. He completed his Master’s in International Studies from the Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Being a published author, he has also been an active contributor to various online platforms. His areas of interest include emerging technologies, science and technology policy, defence policy, and supply chain management.

Sooraj Kashyap is a Risk Analyst responsible for the South Asia Region in providing geopolitical analysis and regional risk and threat assessments for the same.  He holds a Masters’ degree in International Studies from Symbiosis International University, Pune, and a degree in Political Science from the University of Calcutta.



Sooraj Kashyap

Risk Analyst


Sujata Endaw

Risk Analyst

Is responsible for risk analysis and threat mitigation measures and it analyst of the region of Americas. She has  completed Masters in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of Higher Education and BA in English, Political Science and History from Christ University, Bangalore. Area of interest is Geopolitics, International Relations, India' National Security and Foreign Policy, China (Cultural Diplomacy, Maritime Strategy, Foreign policy) South Asia.

Prashant Rastogi is responsible for risk analysis and threat mitigation for Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) Region. He essentially works and monitors regional, geopolitical, and business security risks. He also works on developing modules for the conduct of businesses in conflict-prone conditions as well as threats from armed groups. He was previously associated with Chennai Centre for China Studies (C3S) as a Research Officer and his areas of interest are- Traditional and Non-Traditional Security, West and South Asia, Information Operations and Political Psychology.  He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at O.P. Jindal Global University and has previously done his M.A. and B.A. (Hons) degrees from the University of Hyderabad and the University of Delhi respectively.



Prashant Rastogi

Risk Analyst


G Akshay

Risk Analyst

He has done a Master's in International Studies specialisation and Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication. He looks after the APAC region. Being from a communication background he has hands-on experience in reputation and risk management

Avirup Saha is a Junior Risk Analyst at WoRisGo. He has completed his postgraduate studies in International Relations from Jadavpur University, with a specialization on the Asia-Pacific region. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Amity University, Kolkata. His area of Interest comprises security, diplomatic and strategic dynamics concerning Indo-Pacific and, the APAC Region. He has experience of internships in political and social consultancy firms and think tanks.



Avirup Saha

Junior Risk Analyst


Shiza Hidayet Khan

Junior Risk Analyst

Shiza Hidayet Khan is a Junior Risk Analyst at Worisgo. She has completed her Master's degree in Criminology with a specialization in Physical and Digital Security, from the National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her areas of interest are Transnational Crime, Criminal profiling, and the cyber threat landscape. She has worked for multiple content creation platforms as well.

Megna Suresh is a Junior Risk Analyst at WoRisGo. She was a former Research Analyst for Janes where she focused mainly on Americas. She was a fellow at Reap Benefit and had done several internships including at the Institute of Chinese Studies. She has a post-graduate degree in Geopolitics and International Relations from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Central University of Kerala. She has published articles for several renowned institutions including the Defence and Diplomacy Journal of Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS). Her area of interest surrounds Climate Change and Great Power Relations.



Megna Suresh

Junior Risk Analyst


Ashutosh Kumar

Crisis Manager

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.