EC-Council Appoints Karan Henrik Ponnudurai as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Digital Transformation

Summary: In pushing ahead its mission to help its customers become more cyber efficient in a digital world, EC-Council has appointed an industry veteran as the Senior Vice President,Strategy and Digital Transformation.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, November 26, 2020 – EC-Council, the world’s leading cybersecurity certification body, today announced the appointment of Karan Henrik Ponnudurai as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Digital Transformation of its group.

Since 2002, EC-Council has been known as the pioneer that wrote the standards for Ethical Hacking with its flagship program, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Over the past two decades, EC-Council has added other industry-leading programs, platforms, and services to its portfolio to transform into a wholesome information security suite. To date, EC-Council’s footprint extends to over 220,000 cybersecurity professionals in more than 145 countries across the world. Some of these strategic and service brand divisions include the EC-Council University (a 100% online university), CodeRed (a subscription-based learning platform), and the recently launched Aware (a mobile app ecosystem that helps propagate cybersecurity awareness and curb phishing attacks). EC-Council also runs its own consulting division (EC-Council Global Services), which comprises advisory and technical teams with years of corporate, field, and consulting experience.

At EC-Council, Karan will be spearheading strategy as well as digital innovation and execution across all divisions. This includes actively advising and helping EC-Council implement entry/growth strategies for digital businesses, both regionally and globally, to ensure profitable growth and successful transformation.

Jay Bavisi, President of EC-Council Group, said, “We are excited to welcome Karan to the EC-Council team. His years of experience and expertise will be an asset to us as we prioritize our mission to bring digital solutions for the benefit of  the community.”

Karan’s career spans over 33 years. Before joining EC-Council, he was the Group Chief Digital Officer at Bahrain Telecoms   where he was responsible for tackling both organic transformation of legacy operations as well as the development of new digital business strategies and business models in  14 subsidiaries around the world. He was formerly a VP of Softbank Emerging Markets  and assumed various leadership roles in HP and -global telecommunications companies in roles such as Group Chief Digital Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and Chief Innovation Officer. He is an engineering alumnus of Stanford University and studied business at INSEAD.

“EC-Council was the first in the industry to address the looming crisis in cybersecurity. In 20+ years of growth, they have continued to reinvent the field and I am proud to be joining them in this journey to retain their leading position in the security landscape,” said Karan Henrik.

About EC-Council:

EC-Council’s sole purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession globally. We help individuals, organizations, educators, and governments address global workforce problems through the development and curation of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications and provide cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses globally.

Trusted by 7 of the Fortune 10, 47 of the Fortune 100, the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, NATO, and over 2,000 of the best Universities, Colleges, and Training Companies, our programs have proliferated through over 140 Countries and have set the bar in cybersecurity education. Best known for the Certified Ethical Hacker program, we are dedicated to equipping over 230,000 information age soldiers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to fight and win against the black hat adversaries.

EC-Council is an ANSI 17024 accredited organization and has earned recognition by the DoD under Directive 8140/8570, in the U.K. by the NCSC, and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the entire profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council employs over 400 people worldwide with 10 global offices in the USA, Canada, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia.

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