Gautham Desai is Graduate in Computer Science Engineering and is Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security manager (CISM), Certified ISO27001 Lead Auditor, Certified ITIL V3 Foundation for IT Service Management. He carries about 6 years hands on experience across India and Middle East region in firms such as Accenture, Deloitte, Mazars in both internal audit and compliance and external audit roles with diverse work experience across IT/Information security audit, advisory and cybersecurity consulting and BCM implementation and experience with various standards and frameworks such as SOC1/2, ISO27001, COBIT, BCM, NIA, QCSF, etc.
He has worked in various sectors managing clients across India, EMEA, Americas, Oceania with major clients in banking, insurance, airports, telecommunication, Gas exporting countries forum, focused on designing and testing of SOC1/2 controls, ISO27001 internal audits, IT General Controls (ITGC) and Qatar Cybersecurity standard audit/implementations.
He has received accolades and recognition such as recipient of Accenture prestigious Gold Standard ACE (Accenture Celebrates Excellence) award twice from Accenture India Leadership, recipient of “Greater Than” award from India for the detail-oriented audit approach and managing preparatory assessment for major Financial client audits, received Appreciation for the innovative and out of the box audit approach and InfoSec awareness roleplay from Senior management of client accounts across leading HPS, FS, RES clients, recognized by senior management for single handedly leading and getting Mazars Qatar accredited as auditors and advisories and putting the firm on the map. Received recognition for delivering excellent services to the client and getting more projects and developing strong client relations.
He has keen interest in cricket (played at college level), music (rapping), Fishing, Paddle Boarding, etc. He has also been part of NSS (National Service Scheme)under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and was selected as budding entrepreneur by National Entrepreneurship network to setup a campus company. He is active member of SSVPNGO, old age home and home for street children in rural parts of Karnataka.