Pune | 11th August 2020: Quick Heal Technologies Limited (“Quick Heal”), one of the leading providers of cybersecurity and data protection solutions to consumers, businesses and government, has announced the appointment of Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale PVSM, AVSM, VM as Additional Director in Independent category with effect from August 12, 2020.
After his retirement as Vice Chief of Air Staff in 2007, Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale has served in various prestigious roles. He has served as Consultant to the Principle Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). Moreover, he has served as a nominated Member on the Boards of two Defense PSUs, namely Bharat Electronics Ltd and Bharat Dynamics Ltd.
Speaking on the appointment, Mr Kailash Katkar, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Quick Heal Technologies Limited, said; “We are very excited to welcome Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale to our board of directors. I am confident that Quick Heal will immensely benefit from his valuable insights and guidance in the cybersecurity domain. Air Marshal Gokhale’s personal and professional experience will be a great asset to the company as we work towards the vision of securing India’s digitization efforts.”
Speaking on his appointment, Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale, said “With the rapid adoption of digital technologies in public and private sectors, the role of cybersecurity has become more important than ever. Quick Heal is an innovativeIndian company with a range of indigenously developed technologies. This is an interesting time to join the firm and add value to it as an Independent Director.”
Air Marshal (Retd) Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale, PVSM AVSM VM was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in June 1968 in the fighter stream. A Qualified Flying Instructor and Fighter Combat Leader from the prestigious Tactics and Combat Development Establishment, the Air Marshal, graduated from the Defence Services Staff College. He completed his M.Sc. and M Phil from Madras University. He is an alumnus of the Air War College, USA and a Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India.
Some of the other notable roles include Member of the All India Council for Technical Education (Western Region); Founder and Trustee of Pune International Center; Chairman, Civil Aviation Committee at Maharatta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), board member of MCCIA; and Director of Centre for Advanced Strategic Studies, Pune. He has also been honoured as Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation.