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Board Of Directors & Advisors


Independent Director

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Sunil Chandiramani

Independent Director

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Anil Bhandari

Mentor & Thought Leader

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Dean Smith

Mentor & Thought Leader

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Sunil Dhaka


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Mr. K. M. Gherda, bestowed with the Insignia of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) is on the board of several leading organizations like Deutsche Asset Management, Emerson Network to name a few. He has a long association with Kotak Mahindra Bank and has been on its Board as a Non-Executive Chairman. He served 27 years with Tata Electric Company as the Vice-Chairman and Managing Director. Mr. Gherda believes in sustainability and works for not for profit organizations like Red Cross Society and Breach Candy Hospital Trust. He is a fellow Chartered Accountant from England & Wales and has over 55 years of experience with leading organizations across the globe.

Mr. K M Gherda is an independent director at ARCON and is committed in guiding the leadership team in developing the best organizational values and helps in creating a sustainable organization.

Mr. Sunil Chandiramani has to his credit, building the IT Risk Advisory practice for EY in India. He is a thought leader in IT Security and Risk Management practices. He previously spent the last 25 years at Ernst & Young LLP, India’s leading professional services firm. He was responsible for leading the Advisory Practice and the development of Global Innovation Strategy and Blueprint for EY Global. He has over 24 years of diverse industry and functional expertise in providing strategic, financial and operational leadership in uniquely challenging situations. He has an experience of working across geographies - USA, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. Proven ability to quickly analyse key business drivers and develop strategies to grow top to bottom line.

At ARCON, Sunil is an Independent Director. He brings his vast experience and leads in guiding the team in developing innovative risk management solutions.

Mr. Anil Bhandari is a Mentor & Thought Leader at ARCON and provides his invaluable insights for the future growth and development of ARCON. He mentors the product technology roadmap with his insightful knowledge in the areas of Risk Management, Internal Audits and Regulatory Compliances. Anil brings his expert domain knowledge in areas of Banking, Financial Services and Telecommunication. He is also an internationally recognized Thought Leader in the subject of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC).

Anil Bhandari is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor besides academically inclined he also serves as an honorary advisor to several regulatory authorities on matter of Enterprise Risk Management. Anil is also an elected member of the WIRC of ICAI and has served as chairmen on various committees. Further he has also contributed to several standards being on the Advanced Technology Committee of the IIA, Inc USA.

Mr. Dean Smith is a Mentor & Thought Leader at ARCON and is part of ARCON’s Thought Leadership & Advisory team. Combined with Security & Risk Management skills, and leadership skills in both operational and vendor environments, he provides an invaluable contribution to the future development of ARCON range of solutions and business growth.

With over 24 years of experience, he has a strong track record for innovation in the design, development and delivery of software and services solutions. He brings in a wealth of Executive Management and Business Leadership skills honed primarily in the communications, software product, management consulting and financial services industries. Dean is also the CEO of AssuringBusiness, a global Business Assurance solutions and services firm.

Sunil Dhaka is a pioneer in the field of Information Security with over 30 years of domain experience. A graduate of the National Defence Academy and a specialist from the elite submarine cadre, he has represented the country on the Cyber Security Forum under the aegis of the Ministry of IT.

Sunil’s experience in the corporate and multinational environments has provided leadership, built resilient information security frameworks and steered the security initiatives as CISO including that of the largest private bank in India – ICICI Bank.

At ARCON, Sunil is the Chief Operating Officer. He brings his vast experience providing thought leadership and world class support.