Giridhar L


A central banker, technology evangelist  and ITG enthusiast, Giridhar has  over 20 years of remarkable experience in FSS domain with special focus on large payment systems  and IT Governance.  He worked in large IT projects of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) and  IBM in the areas of banking applications design & management, management of IT operational risk, business continuity & disaster management, business consulting and executive training in IS Management, Risk, Audit & Governance. As an industry consultant for IBM, Giridhar helped the global clients achieving their IT goals. In the areas of IT Risk & Governance, he worked closely with the top management of banks in India towards establishing a better IT Governance framework for delivering value and managing risk for banking sector.

While heading SFMS & NFS networks and being executive trainer in IDRBT, he not only ensured value delivery while managing huge financial messaging solutions(SFMS) and retail fund transfer mechanism (NEFT) & national level ATM network; but also disseminated knowledge of various banking applications, IT Assurance, Risk management & Governance to the senior level executives of the banks through executive training. Also, being an Industry consultant in IBM, trained and driven the technology teams in the areas of banking, Information security and so on. His passion of sharing knowledge is demonstrated in his involvement in the executive training programmes, seminars, workshops, online training programmes conducted to the senior bank executives in IDRBT, technology teams in IBM and so on, in the areas of IT risk management, BCP & DR, ITG, IS Audit, IT Operational risk management in the context of Basel, payment systems, emerging technologies and so on.

A Master of Business Administration in Information Systems, Giridhar is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (CAIIB).  

A subject matter expert (SME), he actively volunteers with ISACA in disseminating his knowledge to the broader community.   Giridhar is associated with ISACA for conducting SME reviews of COBIT related publications(2013), member of Quality Assurance Team (QAE) of CGEIT(2010-11), member of CRISC Task Force(2011), disseminates class room training for CISA aspirants at the local chapters, contribute through his blog on information security and so on.  While in RBI & IDRBT, Giridhar  was a part of numerous work groups including RBI working group, committees relating to banking technology delivery & management and organized and conducted several seminars and workshops for executives, professionals and in-house audience.