GRC, The Backbone of Enterprise Management

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About the author

Seshagiri Rao Vaidyula

Sesh is a Partner at Templar Shield responsible for client enablement. Before this role, Sesh served Wipro as the Practice Head of the American Region & Consulting Partner for Risk, Compliance, and Assurance Consulting. At Wipro, he led numerous consulting and managed services engagements for clients globally and built GRC offerings to fuel business growth. Before that, he was a Director, and an instrumental part in building the GRC practice, at PwC LLP. He has also had successful stints at Deloitte & Touché, AFL, Cholamandalam, and Sundaram Finance.

Sesh is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in advising companies in the areas of Cybersecurity, Privacy, Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) program transformation, and technology enablement.

Sesh has gained multi-domain exposure to enterprise/operational risk, cybersecurity, third-party risk, internal audit, systems audit, business cycle, and ITGC reviews compliance, such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, CCPA, and the like.

Sesh is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer, and an ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. He also maintains an ITIL V3 Foundation and cleared CISSP and CISA certifications. He is an Official Member of the Business Journal Leadership Trust and The Directors and Chief Risk Officers (The DCRO) Group.

He has presented at multiple events on various GRC topics nationally. He is a highly networked individual and a well-known personality among the risk, compliance, security, and professional audit community as a GRC specialist and thought leader.