Paramount, the leading regional provider of products and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises in the Middle East, has appointed Mr. G. Ramaswamy (Ram) as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ram brings with him over 21 years of IT industry experience spanning diverse functions such as Systems Engineering, Technical Support, Sales, Marketing, Channel Management and New Business Development. As COO, Ram will be responsible for all day-to-day operational matters including strategy co-ordination and execution, resource management, operational quality and efficiency management.
Speaking on the appointment, Mr. Premchand Kurup, CEO Paramount said, “We are happy to have Ram on board. He has worked in key positions at a number of global IT giants and brings with him considerable experience. He is well respected in the industry for his knowledge and problem solving capabilities. Paramount has ambitious business plans in the region and a highly experienced executive like Ram will play a key role in driving our business forward”.
Ram’s experience spans across global multinational and transnational companies like Wipro, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, and MindTree. Ram spent his initial years at Wipro in technical support managing a team supporting the Sun range of servers and workstations. He worked with Compaq in India initially as their Systems Engineering Manager and subsequently as Business Solutions Manager for the Manufacturing Industry. Subsequent to Compaq’s merger with Digital, Ram was responsible for driving the Systems Integration business for Compaq in India. He also played a key role as General Manager for the iForce Partner program for Sun Microsystems.
Most recently prior to joining Paramount, Ram spent over 7 years at MindTree Ltd an India based outsourcing company. He joined MindTree as Director of Marketing & Strategic Alliances. He was also responsible for establishing the Middle East business for MindTree and running it for 3 years, before moving over to the UK to manage their UK and Northern European business.
Ram holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering and Masters Degree in Financial Management.
Paramount is the only regional IT security company providing a holistic solution encompassing all three important aspects – Technology, Processes & People. The company propounds that customers should ensure that internal staff have leading–edge certification like CISSP, CISM, CISA and ISO 27001, processes and methodologies are within the ISO 27001 framework and technologies are in place for secure content management, data leak prevention, perimeter security, internal network security, identity & access management and vulnerability, risk & security event management.
With an illustrious list of clients and project implementations in the region, a large number of certified technical staff and best of breed vendors, Paramount is recognized as the region’s leading IT security integrator and consultant.
Founded in 1992, transformed in 1999 and re-invented in 2007, Paramount as a company is “Work in Progress”. Paramount (pcsgulf.com) is the leading regional provider of Technology and services for securing the Information Assets of Enterprises. From the development of a Security Policy, Security Awareness Training, through to the delivery of complete end-to-end solutions that encompass Perimeter Security, Secure Content Management, Identity and Access Management, Vulnerability Assessment, Risk, Policy and Compliance Management. Paramount helps leading organizations in the Arabian Gulf Region, understand monitor and mitigate the risks in their IT infrastructure.