Executive Vice President, Information Security, Symantec Corporation
Anil Chakravarthy is executive vice president of the Information Security team, reporting to Francis deSouza. In this role, he oversees engineering, product management and service delivery for Gateway Security, Information Security Service, Data Center Security and Compliance, Data Loss Prevention, Trust Services, User Authentication, and Security for Internet of Things.
Anil has held many executive positions since joining Symantec in 2004. His most recent roles were senior vice president of the Enterprise Security Group and senior vice president of the Storage and Availability Management Group. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president of Symantec’s Global Consulting and Managed Services businesses, vice president of India Technical Operations (based in Pune, India), and vice president of Business Critical Services.
Prior to Symantec, Anil worked at VeriSign where he was director of product management. He also served as vice president of marketing at Logictier, a managed services provider. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in developing e-business and IT transformation strategies.
Anil holds a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received the MIT-Japan Science and Technology Prize for his research. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India, where he was a chancellor’s Gold Medalist. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
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