Management team at Seqrite

Kailash Katkar

Dr. Kailash Katkar, Managing Director

Dr. Kailash Katkar is the Managing Director 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, Joint Managing Director

Dr. Sanjay Katkar co-founded Quick Heal Technologies Limited in the year 1995. He is the Joint Managing Director and an executive member of the Board of Directors.

In his role he is leading the global technology strategy and is responsible for the core research and development of the products, the malware research lab and for driving product vision and innovation to continuously improve cyber security.

Sanjay initiated the antivirus product development and over the years built all the teams including threat research, product development, quality assurance and product management. With a highly distinctive personality and a passion for technology, Sanjay created the indigenously designed and developed anti-virus. His significant and outstanding contribution has earned Quick Heal a global position.

Sanjay is a distinguished speaker at various industry forums and has also been a speaker at various IIM and IIT events. He has served as Director of Association of Anti-Virus Researchers, Asia. He enlightens the industry at various DSCI and NASSCOM events.

Sanjay holds Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Pune. In 2019, MIT - ADT University, Pune felicitated Sanjay Katkar with the Honorary Doctorate for his outstanding contribution in the field of Cyber Security.

Vishal Salvi

Mr. Vishal Salvi, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Quick Heal Technologies Limited, Vishal has held the position of Global Chief Information Security Officer, Business Head of the Cybersecurity Service Line & Senior Vice President at Infosys Ltd. During his tenure, he played a crucial role in shaping the information and cyber security strategy across the Infosys Group. His extensive expertise spanning across three decades in cybersecurity and information technology has been honed through various leadership roles at renowned organizations such as PwC, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Global Trust Bank, Development Credit Bank, and Crompton Greaves.

A well-known global leader, Vishal comes with extensive management and domain experience in driving transformative Cybersecurity programs. He is an Independent Director of DSCI – Data Security Council of India since December 2018. He is also a part of multiple Advisory Councils and Boards to provide leadership and direction on various Cybersecurity issues accelerating adoption of cyber security best practices across industries.

Vishal holds a degree in computer science engineering and MBA in Finance from Bombay University. He has also attended Executive Leadership Programs at Harvard, Stanford, and IIM Ahmedabad. His certifications include CISM and DSCI Certified Privacy Professional. He has received numerous awards from prestigious institutions such as DSCI, CSO Forum, ISACA and more.

Vishal prioritizes work life balance and in his free time loves to read, watch movies and travel with his family.

Anupama Katkar

Ms. Anupama Katkar, Chief of Operational Excellence

Ms. Anupama Katkar, Chief of Operational Excellence at Quick Heal Technology Limited, is responsible for driving key initiatives like quality improvement, process improvement, standardization, employee engagement initiatives, and more. She strives to create an innovative approach with a success story to uplift the business value with profits for individuals and professionals at Quick Heal.

She has been in association with Quick Heal since its inception and has spearheaded functions like HR, Administration, and Operations to help Quick Heal reach the next level with excellence.

With the Success mantra “Miles to go before I Sleep”, she helps and encourages people to thrive and improve their quality of life through the art of giving. Anupama Katkar is also the chairperson and a driving force behind the Quick Heal Foundation. By ensuring a future with a promise of success and security for all, she aims to create an impact by empowering millions of Indians in the areas of Healthcare, Cybersecurity Awareness, and Education. She is passionate about giving back to society by focusing on meaningful initiatives for human upliftment in social work and philanthropy.

Ashish Pradhan

Mr. Ashish Pradhan, Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Ashish Pradhan is the Chief Technology Officer at Quick Heal Technologies Limited. In his role, Ashish leads all software engineering functions, and is responsible for delivering cutting edge products.

Ashish is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of cyber security product development leadership experience. Prior to joining Quick heal, he led global software engineering organizations and built products for companies like BindView, Symantec, and Exabeam from Pune and Mountain View, CA. He has also helped build successful SaaS security solutions at Indusface, an Indian startup.

Mr. Ankit Maheshwari

Mr. Ankit Maheshwari, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ankit Maheshwari, Chief Financial Officer, Quick Heal Technologies will oversee the organization's financial activities and serve as the strategic financial advisor.

Ankit is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant and Commerce Graduate from the University of Delhi with a successful career spanning over two decades.

He has extensive experience in Business Partnering, M&A, Group Controlling, Management & Financial Reporting, Procurement, Legal & Statutory Compliances, and has held leadership positions across multiple industries, including Power, Retail, Telecom, IT-enabled services, Shared Services, KPO, and Manufacturing, both at regional and corporate levels.

Ankit is known for his exceptional interpersonal skills and has a proven ability to collaborate with Bankers, Credit Rating Agencies, Investors, and Merchant Bankers on acquisitions, due diligence, and liaising with diverse statutory agencies.

He is also an avid reader and a beach enthusiast.

Dr. Sanjay Agrawal

Dr. Sanjay Agrawal, Chief Product Officer

Dr. Sanjay Agrawal is Chief Product Officer at Quick Heal Technologies Limited. In his role, he is responsible for driving the overall product vision and strategy in line with market expectations.

Dr. Sanjay is an entrepreneurial engineering and product leader with over two decades of experience and proven success in building cybersecurity products for the global markets. He has served many prestigious and high performing roles, including Vice President of Engineering Application and Security at ColorTokens and Senior Director of Engineering at Cisco.

A computer engineering graduate from the University of Illinois, Dr. Sanjay holds a Ph.D. and an M.S from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

Krishnamurthy Venkateswaran

Mr. K. Venkateswaran, Senior Vice President – Enterprise Sales

Mr. K. Venkateswaran is Senior Vice President - Enterprise Sales, Quick Heal Technologies Limited. A seasoned leader with an experience of nearly 25 years, Venkat oversees the Enterprise Sales Team. Bringing in a rich experience from diverse sectors, he will be a key contributor to the company’s financial performance, and supports the company’s goals through his thought leadership and B2B C-Suite Sales expertise.

Venkat has been instrumental in the success of several prominent players across industries, including Dell, Lenovo, and OLA. He joins Quick Heal from Awign Enterprises, where he was the Chief Sales Officer & Senior Vice President. An ardent sports enthusiast, Venkat closely follows cricket and has previously represented Tamil Nadu in U-19 cricket. His family comprises his better half Mrs. Srividya, a successful homemaker, along with a son and a daughter.

Mr. Sudhanshu Tripathi

Mr. Sudhanshu Tripathi, Vice President & Head of Marketing & Growth

Mr. Sudhanshu Tripathi is Vice President, Head of Marketing & Growth at Quick Heal Technologies Limited. He brings over 17 years of experience across diverse sectors from domestic and international markets. His functional expertise spans Marketing, Communication, ESG, Corporate Strategy, Policy Advocacy, Digital Transformation, & Business Development.

He has successfully created global brands, led strategic initiatives and advisory assignments by building high performing teams in start-ups as well as global matrix organizations.

Sudhanshu is an active public speaker and a sky-dive enthusiast. He loves to engage with the start-up ecosystem.

He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Nagpur University and holds a Management degree from UWA, Perth, Australia in Strategy & Marketing.

Ms. Swapna Sangari

Ms. Swapna Sangari, Vice President, Human Resources

Ms. Swapna Sangari, Vice President of Human Resources, oversees all aspects of the organization's HR function, collaborating with the leadership to align HR strategies with business objectives. She also partners with global stakeholders to continue establishing Quick Heal as a cybersecurity leader.

With an Executive Post-Grad degree from UC Berkeley's HAAS Business School, Swapna excels at leading teams and global business leaders during their growth phase. She has previously spearheaded transformation initiatives in APAC and Europe, leveraging her expertise as an OD, Change Catalyst, and M&A expert. Her experience spans Product, R&D, Fortune 500 companies, and start-ups, where her expertise lies in defining and managing strategic priorities to meet business goals.

Swapna's personal interests include running marathons and cycling, as well as theatre and writing articles.

Mr. Ashish Kadam

Mr. Ashish Kadam, Director, Government Business

Mr. Ashish Pratap Kadam, Director of Government Business, Quick Heal Technologies Limited. With over 18 years of experience in Government Business Planning, Operations Management, Accounting & Marketing Analytics, Mr. Aashish is a strong business development professional with a PGPMAX focused on Business Administration and Management from the Indian School of Business.

He has also pursued MCS - Computer Science from Pune University, MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, and Executive Education from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and Business Executive Education from Wharton School, USA. 

Being a sportsperson and from a sound Management, Technology & Spirituality background, he believes in following his passion and accomplishing his dream.  This has helped him achieve controlled growth with Great Wall as MD.

Being a techno-savvy person and Government expertise his vision towards technology infusion in the business can help us do better.

Mr. Deepak Mishra

Mr. Deepak Mishra, Head, Retail Sales

Mr. Deepak Mishra is Head of Retail Sales at Quick Heal Technologies Limited. In his role, he is responsible for enhancing market share and driving channel strategy for the retail brand.

Deepak comes with over two decades of experience in FMCG, Beverages, Telecom and IT Industries. He has extensive exposure in sales and distribution, channel management, and building a robust distribution to drive productivity and profitability.