Shankar Krishnan

Professional experience summary
Shankar is a strategic information security executive with over 16 years of international leadership experience in various sectors across Middle East, Southeast Asia and India. He is a thought leader in multiple domains of information security and has worked closely with large-sized as well as start-up companies in advisory roles. Shankar has expertise in cloud, application and infrastructure combined with security governance, enterprise risk, regulatory compliance, linking cyber strategy and their execution to businesses.

Shankar has a Master’s in Computer Application (MCA) from the University of Mumbai and has been a PCI DSS QSA, involved in multiple PCI DSS programs.

• Build and execute multi-year cybersecurity transformation program to improve business risk metrics and coverage of critical assets, help adopt Information Security Risk CULTURE as part of Axiata Digital.
• Led Cloud Transformation Program to achieve cost optimization and enhanced security as part of Axiata Digital.
• Strategized and led Cyber Transformation program for a large conglomerate in Malaysia with 30+ subsidiaries, which included performing maturity reviews and helped them build their Group Target Operating Model (CoE) for an effective security strategy across 1st and 2nd Line of Defence as part of Ernst & Young Advisory
• Board advisor on Technology risk and conducted multiple tabletop exercise for board and senior management
• Advised and assessed multiple Fintechs on their Payment and Data Security, in line with PCI DSS standards
• Associated with multiple joint leadership programs driving various initiatives and leading Risk & Compliance function for Malaysia as part of Standard Chartered Global Business Services.
• Been a Mentor’ under Standard Chartered GBS Women’s Network Program for building ‘Future Women Leaders’.
• Past Member of ISACA Malaysia’s Special Interest Group (SIG) On Enterprise Governance for IT.
• Speaker at International conferences