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Viren Mantri

Viren Mantri

Chief Information Security Officer, SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank
As CISO, SC Ventures, Viren and his team work closely with the business stakeholders and strengthen the cyber security posture for strategic ventures, spanning Asia and EMEA, with innovative business models in Trade Finance, Supply Chains, ESG, Sustainability, Financial Planning and notably, Crypto Custody, Exchange, Brokerage, DeFi and Metaverse. With a career spanning Citibank, KPMG, UBS, McAfee and Standard Chartered Bank over twenty years, ventures Viren has led engineering, delivery, operations, and governance teams to constantly improve cyber security resilience and maturity. With a keen sense of the implications of emerging technologies (Crypto, Blockchain, Web 3.0, AR/VR, AI/ML, Hybrid clouds) in an ever-changing threat landscape, accelerated by cyber- crime, espionage, terrorism, and warfare, Viren helps screen candidates for cyber lead positions at ventures and ensures their risk committees and board members have sufficient knowledge to drive cyber resilience, whilst keeping in line with the regulations, risk appetite, policies, and standards.