Amit is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience
implementing initiatives that have driven business growth across multiple
geographies and increased shareholders. He is widely recognized for his strategic
thinking, operational focus, technical knowledge and passion for people. Given his
knowledge on cutting-edge technology and cybersecurity, Amit has frequently been
invited to be part of speaker panels at industry forums.
Before co-founding SecurityGen with three other global telecom
veterans, Amit was the Chief Executive Officer for Positive Technologies. Under his
leadership, Positive Technologies has become one of the world's leading
telecom security solutions that enable continuous visibility and protection to
Prior to joining Positive Technologies, Amit was Global Sales
Director for F-Secure, a
cyber-security organization that grew exponentially during his four years tenure.
that, as Country Manager - India and SAARC for Trend Micro, he significantly
the organizations growth trajectory through market leadership in brand, customer
satisfaction, and loyalty. Amit has also been associated with Dell Computers where
was instrumental in executing effective growth strategies and bolstering profits for
company’s portfolio of products.
Amit holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a
master's in business
administration from the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, India. He has
completed a General Management Program at the National University of Singapore.
Co-Founder & CTO
Dmitry Kurbatov, the CTO and Co-Founder, is a world-renowned
telecom security expert with over 15 years of experience in researching 5G, LTE
network, SDN/NFV, and IoT.
A telecom security veteran with a sharp focus on a
research-based approach - Dmitry,
along with his R&D team, have led several innovative global telecom security
deployments. He has spearheaded the development of an automated security analysis
system and telecom security research, which includes identifying vulnerabilities in
network equipment, errors in data transfer, network design, protection of signalling
protocols (SS7, Diameter, GTP), and IoT security.
Prior to establishing SecurityGen, Dmitry was the Chief
Technology Officer (CTO) at
Positive Technologies. He was responsible for developing and implementing the
security strategy for mobile communications, 5G technology and infrastructures
(industrial and enterprise).
Prior to joining Positive Technologies in 2010 as an information
security expert, Dmitry
worked as a network engineer for several system integrators. His passion for
together processes and technology to simplify and improve the experience for our
clients and employees.
Dmitry graduated from Moscow Technological University (MIREA)
with a degree in
information security of telecommunications systems.
Massimo the Co-Founder of SecurityGen has effectively combined
his deep understanding of market dynamics with innate development expertise and
operational rigour to create high growth businesses.
Before co-founding SecurityGen with three global telecom
security leaders, Massimo
was Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Positive
Technologies. Over the years he had played a critical role in shaping product
strategy for the company's telecommunications security portfolio, seeking new
business opportunities and expanding the company’s partner and customer portfolio
in the region. Before taking on this assignment, Massimo served as Managing
Director for Italy and Spain and has effectively led teams in the ongoing evolution
Massimo has held several leadership positions across MRV
Telesis and Azlan, responsible for driving strategy and growth.
Massimo holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics and
electronics and computer sciences.
Paolo has over 20 years of experience and multi-domain knowledge
architectures, security assessments and implementation of complex-heterogeneous
infrastructures (implementation & maintenance).
Before co-founding SecurityGen, he was Managing Director,
Europe, Middle East
and Africa (EMEA) Positive Technologies. Paolo joined Positive Technologies in
2012 as Technical Account Manager and has subsequently held numerous
leadership positions within the organization. A renowned expert in his field, Paolo
has actively led business forums focused on identifying, developing and
implementing cyber-security solutions for the telecommunications industry.
Before joining Positive Technologies, Paolo worked in the
space and has led the delivery of one of the most extensive European private
network, located in Italy, based on DWDM technology - a project that lasted three
years and covered over 14.000km of F.O
Paolo holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering
Telecommunications, a Master's
degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from Sapienza
Università di Roma, and a SCCISP Certification (Smart Cities & Critical
Security Professional) from the IoT Security Institute in Italy.
A UK Chartered Accountant with 23 years of experience managing
businesses from startups to multinational companies, including Citibank, Kellogg's
and Hoover. Before joining SecurityGen, he has been the Finance Director of an
international group of companies providing FX and payment services to corporate
clients worldwide. He has also been working in practice as a consultant,
successfully advising UK startups and SMEs to develop and grow their business.
At SecurityGen his responsibilities span from managing all
financial and accounting activities to guiding the managing team in forging
SecurityGen strategic direction.
Francesco holds a degree in Business from Bocconi University,
Milan, an MBA from Bayes Business School, London and an Investment Advice Diploma
from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Francesco is a Member in
Practice of the Chartered institute of Management Accountants.
Vice President, Americas
Giovani has over 25 years of experience in IT, cybersecurity,
satellite, broadcast, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries. Before joining
SecurityGen, Giovani held several senior-level positions, including Global CEO at
CAURI LTD, President Latam at HansenCX, CEO for Dapx Brazil and Country Manager
Latam for Irdeto.
In his earlier roles with several leading firms, he was responsible for expanding
sales and marketing in Emerging Regions through new customer acquisitions and
Giovani holds an MBA in Management from FGV Brazil, an Executive
Degree in Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics from MIT and Business and
Marketing from Kellogg Northwestern University.
Suen Kar Nyan
Vice President, APJ
Kar Nyan is the VP for SecurityGen responsible for growing and
managing the Asia Pacific businesses. He is motivated to expand the company's
presence and establish long-term relationships with regional customers and partners.
He is passionate and experienced in Telecommunications, with
over 20 years of experience. He started his career as a planning engineer in one of
Malaysia's Mobile Operators; Kar Nyan subsequently took on different technical,
sales and leadership roles in Telecom Network Equipment and Telecom Software
providers before joining SecurityGen.
An experienced leader, Kar Nyan profoundly believes in and
practices the principle - of talking to customers and ensuring the customer's needs
and interests are understood and addressed. He holds a bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering from the University of Warwick.
Head of R&D
Artem has 16 years of experience in Telecom Security software
development. Over the years, Artem has grown from a developer to a development team
He is currently the Head of R&D at SecurityGen. And in this role, he is responsible
development of telecom security products by using modern agile methodologies. Artem
interaction between international development departments, commercial departments,
He holds a Master's degree in microelectronics and microwave
Head of Delivery & Operations
Milan heads the delivery function at SecurityGen. In this role,
he is responsible for setting strategic direction for every project delivery,
defining and implementing processes, and managing the team across a broad portfolio
In his earlier role as part of the Presales team of a global
cybersecurity firm, Positive Technologies, he supported the sales cycle, created
project-related documents, and led technical discussions.
Before this, as a Technical Team Leader, Milan was responsible
for engineering activities, supporting deployment, and handling active support and
maintenance. This role entailed working closely with market development, regions,
presales, other functions, and third-party vendors.
Milan holds a PhD in Telecommunications and a Master's Degree.,
in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering and Communication, 2004
Head of Presales
Gustavo is a Cybersecurity Expert with 20 years of experience in
the Telecom Business. He has built an end-to-end industry vision, from startup MNOs
to challenging engineering roles on vendors such as Alcatel and LogicaCMG.
From provisioning to billing, he has worked on Packet Core, Subscriber Databases,
Value Added Services, IP Backbone and Security layers.
Over the last ten years, he has been working on improving the
security and visibility for Telecom assets.
Head of Legal
With over 21 years of deep legal experience, Kristina is the
legal head of SecurityGen. Her role encompasses full legal support for the company's
projects, which includes advising on various legal and compliance matters across the
company and its affiliates, legal negotiations, conducting legal research,
contractual work, preparation of legal documents for company's business activity.
Kristina is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional
(IAPP CIPP/E) and she is in charge of performing data privacy regulatory compliance.
This data privacy track covers developing and managing a global program to ensure
compliance with data privacy requirements and integrate privacy practices into the
company's business processes. Kristina holds a Graduation in Law.
Sonali is a technology marketing leader with over 16 years of
experience - strategizing and executing focused marketing programs to drive business
growth and improve the overall brand and customer experience. As the CMO at
SecurityGen, she leads the global brand portfolio, driving and enhancing brand
awareness and industry validations and devising the GTM strategy aligned to sales
functions and revenue growth.
Her well-rounded background in managing high-performance
marketing functions of established global enterprise tech leaders and new-age tech
start-ups enables her to simultaneously think and deliver scale and agile tactics.
In her earlier roles, she led marketing functions at international technology
product firms and cybersecurity start-ups. With these in-depth experiences, she
understands and is well acquainted with the IT ecosystem and its requirements.
During this time, Sonali has evolved into a marketing
communications specialist with hands-on experience in designing and executing
marketing & communications strategies aligned to strategic brand launches and
growth, as well as brand acquisitions and divestitures.
Sonali holds a Master's in Business Administration specializing
in Marketing Communications and a Graduation in Commerce and Economics from Mumbai
Managing Director, Middle East & Africa
Imad Ayad is an experienced sales and business development
professional with vast experience leading teams to exceed revenue goals in dynamic
environments. With over 20 years of rich techno-functional experience across leading
telecom and tech firms, he has developed expertise across mobile devices, management
& new product development for telecom industry.
With a proven ability to lead the sales organization while
building trustful relationships with senior customers, including C-Level executives,
Imad is the Managing Director of Middle East & Africa SecurityGen. Imad will
spearhead the accelerated growth charter across the MEA region in this role by
forging key partnerships and strengthening solid relationships with leading telcos
Before joining the SecurityGen team, Imad held key leadership
roles with Nokia, Alfa Telecommunications, Enghouse Networks and Tranglo. And during
this time, he has developed strong Telecom application expertise focused on VAS and
SMS security along with excellent leadership skills.
Imad holds a Diploma in Engineering from Saint Joseph University
(ESIB). Beirut, Lebanon.
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