Girish Dixit has been appointed as Kotak Securities, chief information security officer (CISO) and executive vice president.
Dixit, particularly in the banking and financial industry, has more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in the field of information security. He held a key position in defining the bank’s cybersecurity initiatives when employed at HDFC Bank as head of cyber defense before joining Kotak Securities.
Prior to that, he held the position of executive director – CISO India Branch at JPMorgan Chase & Co., making a substantial contribution to the improvement of security controls inside the company.
Dixit also held the position of senior vice president and chief information security officer at Citibank India, where he was in charge of protecting vital data assets.
Along with that, he has held a number of executive positions at Citibank India, Nomura India, Amdocs, Cable & Wireless, P&O NedLloyd IT Services, Datacraft India, HCL Comnet, and CMS Computers.
Dixit, who holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from the University of Mumbai, has extensive experience in information systems, networking, security, auditing, and compliance. Additionally, he is skilled in creating, putting into practice, and managing IT security architecture, ensuring strong cybersecurity procedures and the protection of customer data.