Bharat Thakrar / Head of the Business Continuity and Resilience Services BT Global Services

Bharat Thakrar / Head of the Business Continuity and Resilience Services BT Global Services

Bharat is Head of the Business Continuity and Resilience Services for BT Global Services and has a remit to develop business resilience solutions for BT customers globally. He has over 14 years experience in designing, implementing and managing end to end security and continuity solutions, risk, security and crisis management solution. Prior to joining BT Bharat worked for Fujitsu/ICL in several roles including systems design, project/programme management, business analysis before moving to a specialist consultancy to head their continuity, security and risk practice.

Since joining BT Global Services Bharat has focused on developing BT's BCM and Resilience Services as well as BC strategy, channel enablement and partner and relationship development. He has led strategic programmes in several industry sectors in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Bharat regularly conducts BC and security training events and has been a visiting lecturer on university masters programmes and is a frequent conference speaker. He has an MBA from Imperial College and is a CLAS consultant, CISSP and CBCP practitioner. Bharat lives in Charvil near Reading in Berkshire and is married with two children.