Principal Consultant, COO,
FBCS, AFBCI, CBCI, SMIEEE, MAIMA, ISO 22301 LA & Expert
As BCI’s Merit Award (Global) Winner 2012, Business Continuity Manager of the Year in BCI’s C&R Awards India 2009, Finalist in Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards 2014, and with over 30 years’ experience in the Industry, Daman is currently the COO and Head – Sustainability Practice at Continuity and Resilience. He has earlier worked with Steria as Head Business Continuity Management (UK, India) & Head Green Activities (India). Initially he worked with TCS for over 20 years in various roles and positions. He has rich experience in Environmental Sustainability, Business Continuity Management, Business Excellence and Consulting (BCM, Green IT, Quality/ Process/ Malcolm Baldrige). He is a Technical Expert & Lead Auditor for ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management System). He is also an Energy Management Expert (ISO 50001). Daman is Accredited Tutor for BCS “Foundation Certificate in Green IT” course. He is a BCI Approved Instructor and a member of the BCI’s Speakers Bureau.
Daman is IEEE Ambassador, Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society), Associate Fellow of the BCI (Business Continuity Institute), Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Chair Computer Society Chapter of IEEE Delhi Section. He is member of AIMA (All India Management Association) and Member of DMA (Delhi Management Association). He is Life Member of the CSI (Computer Society of India).
Daman has traveled to or worked in Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Zambia, USA, Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, UAE, Oman , Iran, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He possesses excellent mix of experience of a practitioner, trainer and consultant. He has served clients in various industries and sectors like IT/ IT-eS, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Pharma, Real Estate, Marine, Trading, Government, PSU, Telecom, Aviation, Energy/ Oil & Gas, Marine etc.
He has delivered over 400 talks/ workshops in national and international events. Daman is also a motivational speaker and has conducted over 30 sessions of Possibility Thinking workshop in TCS, Xansa, Cambridge School, Institute of Vocational Training, Udayan Care NGO, and Arya Kanya Sadan – where over 1000 people have benefited and have provided excellent feedback. He has been on panel at various TV shows/ conferences/ seminars around Green/ BCM.
Daman is currently member of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Climate Change and ASSOCHAM National Council on Environment & Safety. He has experience of working with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for over three years as the Convener of the CSR Taskpanel working on Communities and Disasters.
Executive Director, FBCS, MBCI, BS25999 / ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Technical Expert, CBCP, BCCE, CISA, ITIL
Dhiraj Lal is Executive Director and Principal Consultant of Continuity and Resilience(CORE). He is Asia’s first BSI appointed Technical Expert for BS25999 / ISO 22301, and is also a BS25999 / ISO 22301 assessor. He teaches the advanced level certification workshops in BCM and BS25999 / ISO 22301, and also consults in implementation of BCM and BS25999 / ISO 22301. He has also been invited by the British Standards Institute to participate in the audits of 2 of the first 10 organizations in the world to be awarded the BS25999 certification. He was recently invited to present the 2nd Middle East Crisis and Disaster Management Conference in Abu Dhabi, where he also ran a tabletop exercise on Crisis Management (Fire and Bomb scenario).
Mr. Lal has worked previously for Agilent Technologies Limited, an
organization promoted by HP. He was also earlier the Senior Vice President and Practice Head for IT Service Excellence and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery with a reputed Consulting organization. Prior to this, Mr. Lal worked as the Director for Business Continuity Planning and Global Process Integrity
at the American Express Financial Centre; one of the first organizations to offer Back Office Processing services for its US Operations. It was while Mr. Lal headed the function that American Express was awarded the ISO 9001 certification for its Business Continuity program. Before this, Mr. Lal spent 10
years with Citibank NA (where he was last Regional Head of Audit and Risk Review), and 5 years with Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East.
Mr. Lal is a Post Graduate in Management and holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Other than his certifications as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), he is also holds certifications in ITIL and Six Sigma. He has also instructed for the Disaster Recovery Institute in Asia and has regularly presented on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, at Conferences, both in India and overseas. He is a contributing author to the “The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Planning”, which is one of the most respected encyclopaedia on BCM.
MBCI, CBCP, BCCE , LA BS25999 / ISO 22301 / ISO 27001/ ISO 9001
Winner of the BCI Continuity and Resilience Professional (Private Sector), Award for India – 2016
IC is Principal Consultant at Continuity and Resilience(CORE). He is an expert Business Resilience and Disaster Recovery professional with over 34 years of professional experience and a distinguished career in enterprise risk management, business continuity, disaster recovery, continuity of operations, and crisis management programme. Earlier successes in making strategic executive decisions as Commander of the Indian Navy in dealing with crisis situations and natural disasters, have led to career achievements in the financial industry directing response teams, providing innovative and tactical solutions in the areas of emergency response management, threats and risk assessment, information security, business continuity planning, staff safety, and formulation of disaster recovery plans.
IC has worked previously for Royal Bank of Scotland Business Services India and ABN AMRO Bank as Vice President and Head of Business Continuity & Resilience for 8 years. He is passionate about leveraging innovative technological solutions to make continuous improvement in process and practices and had established “Center of Excellence (CoE) ” in India for assurance of BC Documents. He was instrumental in implementing and obtaining BS 25999 and ISO 22301(BCMS) Certification for RBS Business Services India. IC was awarded with “Certificate of Excellence” by RBS Country Executive for successful management of two parallel crisis namely Terrorist Attack in Mumbai 26/11 and flooding of RBS site at Chennai due to severe cyclonic storm in year 2008. He has also won prestigious “BCI Asia Business Continuity Award for Innovation of Product and Services” in year 2011 at Singapore and led his BCM Team of RBS Business Services India to get shortlisted in the category of “BCM Team of Year” award at BCI Global Award Ceremony in London in year 2012. IC has a proven track record of successful and timely closure of Business Continuity / Resilience projects for Banking and divergent industries across GCC (Gulf Region) as an Independent Chief Business Continuity / Resilience Consultant.
IC is a Post Graduate in Organic Chemistry followed by Business Administration PGDM Course from one of the most prestigious Business School in India – IIM Ahmedabad. His professional qualification includes BCI certified (UK), DRII certified (US), BCMI certified (Asia) Lead Auditor BS 25999, ISO 22301:2012 (BCMS), ISO 27001:2013 (ISMS) & ISO 9001: 2015 (QMS).
VERSATILE LEADER in Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Audit & Compliance, Strategic Policy Formulation, Implementation & Maintenance, working with CORE as Senior Consultant .
Proactive decision maker and subject matter expert in domains of Business process Management, Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management executing projects & programs in challenging business environments demanding high standards of quality and precision.
Results oriented, Risk Management Professional, with cross-functional experience across Business process Management, Business Continuity Management, Information Security proposition development, consulting and implementation, offering rich exposure to Information Security Solutions’ architecture and delivery, audits & advisory, Risk Management, BCP / DR.
Possessing valuable insights, keen analysis and team approach to develop & implement best practices, adept at working in high pressure environments with strict deadlines and multiple deliverables.
Technically sophisticated and business savvy professional with continued career progression and documented history of bridging Technical and Commercial expertise in managing practices for conducting security risk assessment, risk management, BIA, VA, Security audits and developing & implementing security solutions, defining & implementing security policies/processes and strategies.
An out of the box thinker with a unique blend of Qualitative & Technical capability in the areas of: Risk Management, Corporate Security, Information Security, Business Continuity Management, DR, ISO27001, ISO22301, & audits.