Hitesh Mulani is the VP & Group Chief Information Security Officer at Mahindra & Mahindra. In addition, he also leads the IT Partner Collaboration and IT Process Excellence functions. Hitesh has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Security domain. He spent the early part of his career honing his security skills by executing a vast breadth of security consulting engagements across various industry verticals and clients as part of the Big 4 advisory companies, namely Ernst & Young, India and KPMG, UAE. After about 7 years with the Big 4, he wanted to get in on the security action within companies rather than just advising them; and took his first steps in the CISO role with YES Bank – a stint that lasted over 5 years. Hitesh is a well-known leader in the information security industry with extensive management and domain experience in driving the complex Information and Cyber security programs and initiatives across industry verticals.