5th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference

June 22nd-25th, 2015 Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Rajendra S Pawar

Rajendra S Pawar for websiteChairman & Co-Founder, NIIT Group & Founder, NIIT University

Mr Rajendra S Pawar is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the NIIT Group, comprising NIIT Limited, a global leader in skills and talent development, and NIIT Technologies Limited - a global IT solutions organization. Under his leadership, NIIT has played a key role in shaping the growth of the Indian IT sector, by creating skilled manpower to drive its momentum. Having revolutionized the IT Training industry, he is now involved in establishing an innovative model in Higher Education, the not-for-profit NIIT University.
Mr. Pawar is a distinguished IIT Alumni, Fellow CSI, Fellow IETE and Honorary Doctrate from Rahul Gandhi Tech University. Acknowledging his contribution to the IT industry in India, he has been awarded the country's prestigious civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2011. He is on Boards of IIT-D, IIM-B, IIM-U, ISB, Scindia School and Delhi University Court.
Actively involved in India's key Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Pawar has led several ICT industry initiatives including NASSCOM as its Chairman, to give voice to the sector's aspirations and goals. Mr Pawar served as a member on the Prime Minister's National Council on Skill Development (2009- 2014) and has also been a part of the PM's National Taskforce (1998), commissioned to develop India into an IT Superpower.
Rajendra Pawar is the Chairman, NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force that has been set up in response to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to see India emerge as a hub of cyber security services to all the major countries.