Lt General (Dr) Rajesh Pant is an internationally recognized Cyber Security expert, who is presently tenanting the prestigious appointment of National Cyber Security Coordinator in the National Security Council of India. In this capacity, he is responsible for coordinating all activities across multiple sectors to ensure secure and resilient cyberspace within the nation.
He holds a PhD degree for his research in the field of Information Security metrics. He is also MTech from IIT Kharagpur, MPhil from Madras University and Master of Management Studies from Osmania University.
Prior to this appointment, he was the head of the Army’s Cyber Training establishment for three years. He served in the Army Signals Corps for 41 years wherein he was awarded three times by the President of India for distinguished service of the highest order. Consequent to his retirement, he was Chairman of Precision Electronics Ltd as also a Governing Council member of IETE(India).
General Pant brings to the table an interesting mix of military operations, academic excellence, corporate governance and cybersecurity wisdom.