Mr Karan Chawla, CPP

Royal Bank of Scotlandd

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Royal Bank of Scotlandd


Karan possesses over 15 years of diverse experience in areas of Enterprise Risk Management, BCM, Security , Safety and Crisis Management programs. Karan is an ex Merchant Navy Officer, BITS PILANI alumnus, and Program Manager – Business Resilience at Royal Bank of Scotland. Karan is responsible for all aspects of Resilience & Continuity based on the four pillars of resilience of People, Property, Technology and Supply Chain, ensuring the resilience of the bank’s most important services. Ensuring consistent implementation of the Bank’s Business Resilience (BR) and IT Resilience (ITR) policies, standards and guidelines During his tenure of Vice President & India Coverage of BCM at Morgan Stanley, Karan was responsible for providing strategic direction and smooth execution for the BCM and Crisis Management program across the vast set of business units of India Global In- House Centers, Front Office and Offsite Delivery Centre across Asia. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Karan was managing Regional Security Operations Centre for Fidelity Investments in Bengaluru to coordinate the delivery of life safety monitoring, asset protection, and crisis management services to Asia Pacific offices. During his tenure of 9 years with Fidelity, Karan was associated with BCM, Security and ERM program. Before Fidelity, Karan was Merchant Navy Officer where in addition, he was involved in implementation of Behavior Based Safety program, International Ship and Port Security code and teaching at shipping colleges. Karan graduated from the BITS PILANI , is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, , the Certified Protection Professional, awarded Claritas Investment Certificate from CFA and member of industry organisations Karan’s professional goal is to make his organization resilient, evolves BCM program with changing threat landscape and acts as a value enabler to the organization, its employees, and leaves a positive impact to the industry and society.