Manish brings over 29 years of experience in developing innovative technical solutions to complex business issues. Prior to joining Pragma, he led Technology Risk practices at Grant Thornton and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was the IT Audit Support Partner for 80 companies. Manish also established the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Centre of Excellence (COE) in EMEA, which supports clients on PCI compliance challenges and achieved the PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company status.
At Pragma, Manish advises clients on technology regulation, information security, IT audit, governance, risk, and compliance. He has designed and implemented control processes for a European bank's Euro clearing system and has assisted government agencies and international law enforcement agencies on technology process improvements. Additionally, he has worked on projects such as investigating major breaches in Singapore, setting up Cyber Incident Response Teams for banks and consultancy firms, and assisting Fintechs with banking licenses while advising challenger banks on compliance with cyber and tech regulations.
Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
Checkpoint Certified Security Administrator
Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer
Checkpoint Data Security
Effective Negotiation and Influencing
Applied Hacking and Countermeasures
eTrust SCC Admin and Mgmt
Guardium Database Security
Payment Card Industry PCI QSA