Harendra is a career security professional with an experience of 32 years in the security domain. He started his career with the Indian Army in 1987 and opted to move out in 2007 to seek a corporate career retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
The corporate career commenced in 2007 with an innings of five years with Microsoft as Security Manager followed by a tenure with John Deere India as their Country Security Manager. In December 2014, Harendra took up the role of Head Security for PepsiCo and currently manager India, China and South Asia.
Harendra is a member of the PepsiCo Diversity and Inclusiveness team; Chairman of the OSAC Delhi chapter and of FICCI Homeland Security.
Harendra was Conferred the prestigious award “Security Professional of the Year Award for 2016” by SECONA independent security consultant body and in 2018 the Industry Crusader of the Year Award by UBM group. He has also represented the Corporate Security industry in the CNBC news show The Winning Leap.
Besides military certifications Harendra holds ISO certifications in both Risk and Business Continuity Management. He is also completed a post graduate diploma from XLRI in 2007.