Enterprises scuffle with changing business needs and cyber threats. Adaptive cyber resilience employs an agile mindset, AI, automation and future-fit skills to achieve business-enabling outcomes.

Kirti Kumar

EY EMEIA Cybersecurity Managed Services Leader

Thought leader in Cyber, AI and machine learning. Professional in hyper-scale cyber programs. Strategic advisor. Mentor, coach and dad.

Kirti is the EY EMEIA Cybersecurity Managed Services Leader. Together with his team he excels in providing strategic value and cyber outcomes. Through continuous, agile transformation programs, he drives the adoption of advanced cyber capabilities, helping ensure enhanced security and optimized total cost.

Kirti brings two decades of experience as an executive and technical leader, assisting C-level stakeholders in realizing outcomes from hyper-scale cyber programs, strategic advisory and sustainable value realization.

He is passionate about transforming cyber talent and applying AI and machine learning in practical ways. He has strong experiences across life sciences, retail, manufacturing, banking, automotive and telecom sectors.

In his current role, Kirti introduces next-generation cyber managed services capabilities, helping clients elevate their cyber defense posture and benefit from hyper-innovation accelerators.

Kirti holds an MBA in Advanced IT from IIIT, Pune, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pune and certifications including CCSK, CISM and CISA.

How Kirti is building a better working world

“To me, leadership is synonymous with mentorship. It involves developing the people who drive the business, guiding individuals to become future leaders, and creating a team capable of tackling tomorrow's challenges. My motivation stems from the desire to build a legacy where my contributions are measured not only by business growth but also by the successful careers of those I have mentored.”

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