Dhanya Thakkar joins as MD, Trend Micro

Trend Micro has announced the appointment of Dhanya Thakkar as managing director, Trend Micro for India & SAARC.

The appointment of Thakkar, a leading information security executive, indicates the renewed focus of Trend Micro in providing momentum towards the further growth of the company.

With global experience at numerous start-ups as well as large global public companies, Dhanya has been associated with utmost innovation and has led business transformations for over 18 years. Dhanya joined Trend Micro, as a result of acquisition of IndusGuard, which he co-founded and for which he served as president.

“We are extremely elated to welcome Dhanya Thakkar as an essential role player at Trend Micro. We believe he is best suited to lead Trend Micro India at this stage of the business unit’s growth and contribute to our vision of making the world safe enough for exchanging digital information. As Thakkar moves into his new role, the business will benefit greatly from his experience and expertise,” commented Wael Mohamed, EVP – Corporate Strategy & Global Field Operations.

“Trend Micro has been jubilant in making an influential impression in the country.  Data centric strategy decision has defined Trend Micro’s focus, direction and execution to be recognised as the top provider for virtualization security & Anti APT solutions with its deep security and deep discovery product offerings. His appointment would be adding greater value to the company, channels and further advancement of the offerings added Mohamed.

“I know that in the years ahead, our clients will need our advice and solutions more than ever in an increasingly risky and interconnected world. We have amazing assets, tremendous talent, and an unmatched legacy of innovation and execution,” commented Dhanya Thakkar.

Dhanya has also worked with Third Brigade, a leading provider of server and cloud security software where he led the business development and security centre as VP. He was involved in all aspects of their strategy and operations and was instrumental in engineering the acquisition of Third Brigade by Trend Micro.

Prior to joining Third Brigade, Dhanya held various leadership positions at Entrust from 1995 through 2005. He is also the co-inventor of two patented technologies and has published Internet briefs on software technology.

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