Who Am I

Jitender Arora - Profile PictureI am a Risk & Security Executive with a lot of passion for my line of work. I truly enjoy every aspect of working in this challenging field of Operational Risk, Technology Risk and Information Security (aka Cybersecurity). I started my career as a technical person working on lots of exciting technologies ranging from UNIX servers, firewalls, IDS, proxy, SIEM solutions and many more. Over the years, I have moved in-to the Operational Risk, Technology Risk & Information Security domain focusing on issues much broader, than just technology.

I have had the pleasure of working with some brilliant business executives through my career, who really helped me in shaping my skills. Today, I have a reputation of being a pragmatic business focused risk executive due to my key strengths in building and managing CxO level relationships which I have acquired by learning working alongside brilliant leaders.

During my long career, I have held variety of senior management and leadership roles in global organisations, in various industries such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Logistics, Technology and R&D. I have been responsible, for defining and implementing risk and information security strategies for global organisations. This included: conducting strategic reviews of their functions to assess their maturity; preparing business cases to secure funding for risk & security improvement programmes to address identified gaps; presenting those very business cases for approval, negotiating with senior stakeholders and managing improvement programmes.

Regarding my educational background, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering and Master of Science degree (M.S) in Consultancy Management. I enjoy reading educational books and value keeping my knowledge up to date.

On a personal note, I live in London with my amazing wife Ruby, plus  our two energetic and naughty sons who continuously keep me on my toes. I cherish spending time with my family, listening to music and travelling. I also enjoy socialising, networking and meeting new people.

My latest interest is listening to TED Talks, so don’t be surprised if you see me watching a TED Talk on my iPhone when I am travelling on the London Underground or sitting in an airport lounge.