Rahul is founder – The PerspectiveTM & Grade AceTM with more than a decade experience working in Technology, Public Policy, Cyber Security & Privacy space, engaging with a range of stakeholder locally and globally to address the challenges in the evolving cyber ecosystem & value add as a Trusted Advisor. He is also working as Country Leader- India for International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He contributed to Asian Business Law Institute (ABLI, Supreme Court of Singapore) on their ‘Data Protection Legal Framework in Asia-Pacific’ project, and is also a member of Asia Privacy Scholar Network. Rahul has authored a few articles in print and electronic media and is a passionate speaker. He also anchors a few security and privacy communities involving CROs, CISOs & DPOs on multiple platforms.
Rahul is a member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) ‘National Task Force on Cyber Security & Privacy’. In his past role, Rahul has worked with Data Security Council of India (DSCI), part of NASSCOM, for over 6 years, where he anchored DSCI’s Policy, Privacy, Standards and International relations functions. He had the opportunity to lead initiatives such as ‘NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security Task Force’, Cross-border data flows negotiations with EU & EFTA countries, authored DSCI Privacy Assessment Framework & co-created DSCI privacy training and certification program. Through BIS, he represents India in ISO SC27 Security Working Groups for Standards development. Previously, he worked as a senior security analyst with HCL Technologies and as a telecom engineer with Nokia Siemens Network. He holds Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from Indraprastha University in New Delhi.
Rahul is fellow:
- International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)- Dept. of State, US Govt., 2018
- Global Governance Futures – Data Governance (GGF 2027) – Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Germany, 2017
- Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)