Anil Varghese, a renowned industry veteran with over two decades of global experience in the information security and risk management arena – including stints at American Express and Sony Electronics, Inc. – currently serves as Vice President and Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) @ Mad Mobile.
Most recently Anil served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (SVP/CISO) within the financial services industry. In his recent management roles, he has been charged with technology governance and maturing assurance programs at Blackstone portfolio companies.
Under his leadership, Anil had direct responsibility for setting strategic direction on IT risk, security, compliance, and privacy issues. He has been engaged to support sensitive M&A due diligence initiatives and fostered key strategic relationships with a keen eye towards the needs of the business. He has established credibility across corporate boardrooms by focusing on managing risk and not promoting fear. Anil also served as an esteemed thought leader and security evangelist across the industry for PayPal and others.
Anil recently contributed as co-Author of The CISO Mentor: Pragmatic advice for emerging risk management leaders; published in February 2021, where all proceeds were earmarked to provide scholarships for those pursuing cybersecurity and STEM career paths.