Ashish Dandekar

Council Member
Gerson Lehrman Group, USA

Ashish Dandekar (AD) has 28+ years of Industry experience, 18 years in consulting and is a Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group, USA.  He is currently advising one of the largest banks for technology services. His major focus is on transitioning efficiency through improved governance, risk management & resilience.

Prior to plunging into Advisory services, AD was the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at National Stock Exchange of India Ltd’s Group company- Power Exchange India Limited. He was responsible for managing Corporate Information Technology, Energy Market Business Operations & Product development. In senior leadership positions, AD has also served other large organisations such as Capgemini Consulting, National Stock Exchange of India, NSE.IT Ltd. and Tata Electric Companies.

His professional  domains include Data Centre strategies, planning & design, Information Security Management, IT Risks Assessments, Networks, Enterprise Backups, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery planning, Power Systems Telecom, Power Markets & related technologies.  He was the member of the core tech team in 1997 which strategized the entry of Tata Group into Telecom services. He has also provided services for India’s Income Tax department in transitioning the Network design, Datacentre & IT Disaster Recovery to the current strengths.  He was responsible for setting up the country’s first STP central Hub for financial securities industry for NSE in 2003.

AD holds an M.S. (Electronics & Control) from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and B.E. (Electronics) from University of Mumbai & is certified for Business Continuity Management Systems (ISO 22301) from BSI and for COBIT 5 from APMG.  He is a Life Member of Institution of Electronics & Telecom Engineers, Computer Society of India & is a mentor at University Level B- Schools for MBA.