Mr. Bharat Panchal

Mr. Bharat Panchal

SVP & Head – Risk Management for National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI)

Mr. Bharat Panchal is working as Senior Vice President and Head – Risk Management for National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI). He is one of the strong pillars since inception of NPCI, an umbrella organization for entire retail payments system in India. NPCI is one of the fastest grown organizations in last few years with products like RuPay, BHIM, AEPS, and IMPS etc.

At NPCI, he is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements for Risk management, controls and governance areas focusing on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Cyber Security, and Fraud Management. He is responsible to design and implementation of security controls in every product of NPCI. He has established himself as cyber security thought leader for digital banking in India with his immense knowledge of risk and cyber security area and his contribution to make the ecosystem risk free. He is part of many committees of Govt. of India and RBI on cyber security.

He is an MBA in Information system and has around 22 + years’ experience mainly in the banking and telecommunication industry. He is one of the most sought speaker on cyber security in India. He has been keynote speaker or panelist in around 250 + conferences in India and almost 20+ conferences across world. He is winner of many prestigious awards including “Security Leader of the year” by DSCI in 2014 and “Best CRO of the year” by CSI in 2016.