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Bharat Panchal
Head-Risk Management and CISO National Payment Corporation
CSO Jun 26th 2017

Bharat Panchal has been heading the Risk Management division of National Payments Corporation of India for over half a decade now. Bharat is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and implementing improvements of risk management controls and governance areas.

Panchal is also responsible for establishing the ownership for risk management activities across the organization and partnering with functions and member banks to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of operations, safeguarding of tangible and intangible assets, accuracy and integrity of transactions and processes. Under his leadership, NPCI has achieved PCI DSS, ISO 27001, ISO 22301 and ISO 9001. He was instrumental in receiving Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award Certification of Merit in February 2016.

Panchal has a vast experience of over 20 years mainly in the banking and telecommunication industry. An alumnus of the University of Buffalo, Bharat has also worked for Kotak Mahindra Bank, Citi, Reliance Communications and AVAYA GlobalConnect.