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Leadership Perspective: Vishal Salvi's Journey - CISO to CEO

Quick Heal CEO Vishal Salvi, Former Infosys CISO, Shares Ideas on Thinking Big
Vishal Salvi, CEO, Quick Heal

CISOs aspiring to climb the corporate ladder need to look at their role holistically and become more versatile in influencing teams and leading organizational change, ensuring all stakeholders are part of creating a cyber-safe enterprise, said Vishal Salvi, CEO of Quick Heal, a cybersecurity company focused on antivirus solutions.

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"The ability to create a positive impact, having played this role for 17 years - and last seven as CISO at Infosys - helped me shape the narrative of cybersecurity in amplifying it further," Salvi said.

In this interview with Information Security Media Group, Salvi discussed:

  • Establishing the right executive presence to engage with the C-suite;
  • Building well-designed and innovative products along with the right brand strategy;
  • How the CISO role can help the business thrive.

Prior to joining Quick Heal as CEO, Salvi served as CISO and head of the cybersecurity practice at Infosys. He has 30 years of experience in IT service delivery and cybersecurity and has worked at PwC, Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. Salvi has extensive management and domain experience in driving information security programs.


About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.




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