Mohan Menon

Mohan Menon

GRC Consulting Services Sdn Bhd

Qualifications and professional membership

Chairperson, Malaysian Forum of the Business Continuity Institute

Board member, Asia Chapter of the Business Continuity Institute

Associate Fellow, Business Continuity Institute U.K.

IT Degree, USA

Business Degree, India

Mohan Menon, Advisor to GRC Consulting Services Sdn Bhd, is a Risk Management professional with more than 20 years of working experience in building organizational resilience. He is also Founder and Consulting Director at Resilient Business Solutions Sdn. Bhd.

Mohan is the Chairperson of the Malaysian Forum of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and has been a certified professional of the BCI for more than 10 years. He is also a Board Member of the Asia Chapter of the BCI.

He helps clients build resilience, both from a business perspective (Business Continuity Management), and also from an IT perspective (IT Continuity or IT Disaster Recovery). Mohan has successfully helped build resilience for numerous clients, ranging from medium sized corporations to large conglomerates, spanning several countries (Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Philippines), and spanning numerous industry sectors.

His largest role to-date has been in a 10 man-year, multi-million dollar consulting project for a large conglomerate in the financial sector. In that project, he led a team of consultants as Project Director and Lead Consultant, in significantly enhancing the resilience of the client against potential disasters.

Armed with honors and first-class degrees in IT (USA) and in Business (India), and with working experience in both these disciplines, Mohan converses easily with technical personnel as well as with senior management.  This combination of business and technology skills is invaluable, as any conversation on protecting business processes, benefits from an understanding of the underlying technology infrastructure.  It also facilitates in him an ability to take into account his clients’ strategic business considerations, when analyzing their IT requirements.

Until recently, Mohan was the Regional Head (South-East Asia) of the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) consulting practice for EMC Corporation, a fortune-500 company.  He was also the Asia Pacific BC/DR competency leader for EMC.

Mohan has worked at IBM Malaysia where he served as country specialist on technology resilience for IBM’s P-series systems and was the key person at IBM for this technology. He was the first person trained in IBM Malaysia for this skill and based on this technology he was involved in the first implementation of IT Disaster Recovery technology for a client in Malaysia. He then went on to assist IBM as team-leader in implementing Disaster Recovery technology during the construction of the KLIA airport, which at that time was the largest IT project in the country.

Mohan is recognized as a focused, experienced professional in building organizational resilience, both from a business and technology perspective.