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Kailash Katkar

Dr. Kailash Katkar, MD and CEO, Quick Heal Technologies Limited

Dr. Kailash Katkar is the MD and CEO of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, India’s leading IT Security Solutions Company. He is responsible for the overall leadership, strategy and management of the company. Under his leadership, Quick Heal Technologies became the first Indian software product company to hit the capital markets in 2016.

Born in 1966 to a Maharashtrian family at Rahimatpur, a small village near Satara in Maharashtra, Kailash grew up in Pune and from a very young age, chose to break the norms of attending rigorous classroom sessions and decided to divert his inquisitiveness and hard work to start his own business. This little spur of thought guided by sheer grit and gumption drove him to set up his own business – from a small one-room, boot-strapped electrical device repair station to an IT Security Solutions empire spread worldwide.

As a true visionary, his strategic business approach has continuously produced significant business value for Quick Heal Technologies in the form of financial performance, customer satisfaction, market share and productivity. His strong commitment to operational excellence, an innovative approach to business problems, and an aptitude for partnering cross-functionally has made Quick Heal the most preferred consumer security solutions brand. In 2015, the company successfully forayed into enterprise cybersecurity with the launch of the brand ‘Seqrite’.

His brainchild Quick Heal Foundation functions in the areas of community welfare, education and creating awareness around cybersecurity. The foundation has provided training and guidance on cybersecurity to millions of students. In 2017, Chitkara University felicitated Kailash with the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contribution to Business, Education and Humanity.

Sanjay Katkar

Dr. Sanjay Katkar, MD and CTO, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd.

Dr. Sanjay Katkar is the Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited, India’s leading IT Security Solutions Company. He has spearheaded the creation and subsequent development and maintenance of the core antivirus engine. In a span of over two decades, Sanjay along with his brother Kailash Katkar, redesigned the entire product portfolio and elevated the role of Quick Heal as a trustworthy IT security brand in more than 80 countries.

His extensive understanding of technology, software and services prompted him to have a dedicated Research and Development Center in Pune, Maharashtra. In 2015, Quick Heal’s R&D team, under the leadership of Katkar brothers, launched Seqrite - Quick Heal’s Enterprise Security brand. Sanjay Katkar’s technical expertise was instrumental in identifying emerging opportunities in the growing IT security adoption among SMBs and enterprises. The greater need for security software solutions among small and medium enterprises prompted him to expand this business in India and internationally.

Sanjay Katkar holds a master’s degree in computer science from University of Pune. He also serves as the Director of Association of Anti-Virus Researchers Asia (AAVAR) and is a reporting member of The Wild List Organization International, USA. He is also a member of the Technology Steering Committee of National Security Database, India. In 2019, MIT - ADT University, Pune felicitated Sanjay Katkar with the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contribution in the field of Cyber Security.

Vijay Mhaskar

Vijay Mhaskar, COO, Quick Heal Technologies Ltd.

Vijay Mhaskar is the Chief Operating Officer of Quick Heal Technologies Limited.

Vijay is responsible to formulate and drive the overall business strategy with strong revenue accountability and lead programs that deliver value to customers and partners. He drives the sales and business operations across all business verticals providing strategic inputs and direction for building the brand, culture and overall business growth for Quick Heal.

Vijay is credited with 20 years of experience in accelerating engineering processes, transforming innovation culture and leading several successful products. He joined Quick Heal from Avaya India.

Vijay is a Gold Medallist in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai. He has worked at various strategical positions in the past.

Nitin Kulkarni

Nitin Kulkarni, Chief Financial Officer, Quick Heal Technologies

A qualified Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the realm of finance, Nitin Kulkarni is the CFO of Quick Heal Technologies Ltd. In his role at Quick Heal, he oversees all financial aspects of the company. This includes financial planning and analysis, accounting and financial reporting, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as managing functions pertaining to transactional processing systems and legal, tax, and investor relations.

Nitin holds extensive experience of the various aspects of the finance function, especially within the Information Technology and Manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Quick Heal, he has held senior leadership positions at various listed corporate entities such as Tech Mahindra, KPIT, and Persistent Systems. He has been deeply involved in projects pertaining to financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, accounting, auditing, treasury, international and domestic taxation, M&A, and compliances throughout his career.

At Quick Heal, Nitin aims to leverage his in-depth industry expertise, business acumen, and entrepreneurial approach to further bolster the company’s growth momentum and deliver greater value to its stakeholders.

 

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