Sumit Dhar MBCI
Sumit is an Engineering graduate from IIT Bombay and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad. He has over 15 years of extensive leadership experience in business continuity / disaster recovery, crisis management, information security, risk, assurance frameworks & compliance. In addition, he is a Member Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) as well as a BS 25999 Lead Auditor.
Within HP-GBS, Sumit conceptualized and grew the BCP & Risk Management consulting from scratch to a multi million dollar business. He has led large-scale BCP consulting projects for PSG Notebook Supply Chain, PSG Notebook Operations, HP Servers & Storage, Volume Operations, Finance COEs, AMS Controllership, HP Financial Services, HP Continuity Services & Technology Services delivery. In the recent past, he also led the effort to assist one of the largest F&B companies in South America with their DRP. He played a key role in driving a number of Fortune 500 companies towards robust continuity planning & crisis management program.
Sumit is a well known presenter on the international BCP & Risk Management circuit. As a presenter, he avoids boring frameworks & methodologies that audience members can get on the Internet. He avoids a sales pitch of his company’s product or services but what he does enjoy is engaging the audience via interesting stories to highlight key lessons.
He was a key note presenter at the recent DRI conference. He also presented at the World BCI Conference (London) in Nov 2014. He has also been a regular presenter at the Annual BCP & IT Disaster and Data Recovery Conference. His presentations on topics like business continuity planning, resilience, crisis management, CEO lessons from crisis management have proven to be extremely engaging and popular with audience members.Sumit has over seven international publications and two books to his name. One of his books is an Amazon Kindle Bestseller in its category. In his free time, he enjoys photography, trivia quizzing, reading, rock music & movies.