Zoho’s Sridhar Vembu appointed to Ajit Doval led National Security Advisory Board

Tech entrepreneur and Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu has been appointed to the reconstituted National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) led by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Strat News Global has reported. Vembu was recently conferred with the Padma Shri. Along with Vembu, the other new members of the NSAB include former ISRO Chairman K Radhakrishnan, IIM Bangalore faculty Anshuman Tripathy, and former ambassador to France and the United States Arun K Singh.

Each member of the NSAB is responsible for bringing specialised expertise to the table and is assigned a study, which is then analysed by the National Security Council Secretariat
(NSCS) and ministries for implementation.

“I want to thank Shri Ajit Doval-ji for appointing me to the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB).I returned to India to serve the cause of technology led rural development and this advisory role affords me another opportunity to be of service to the nation, tweeted Mr. Vembu.

Sridhar Vembu, 54, is an Indian billionaire business magnate and the founder and CEO of Zoho Corporation. According to Forbes, he is the 59th richest Indian in the world with a net worth of US$2.5 billion as of 2020. He was awarded India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri in 2021.