About the Series
This Conversation Series shines a spotlight on the real-life experiences of three individuals who had unique confrontations with terrorism and political violence and, in doing so, overcame considerable challenges in managing the specific terror incidents they encountered. They will share their experiences and perspectives, some of which are not known public information. Through conversations with them, the audience will gain critical lessons and insights into how issues relevant to counter-terrorism can be managed from the experiences of those who have weathered their own “storms”.
Prashant was the Co-Chair for Overseas Security and Advisory Council (OSAC), a US State Department Public-Private partnership initiative, in Mumbai from 2007 to 2013 and is currently serving as the Co-Chair in Singapore. Prashant was elected and served as the President of the Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (APATAP) in 2018 and was on the Steering Committee of the Asia Crisis and Security Group (ACSG) for 9 years.
Prashant has been working with The Walt Disney Company as a Vice President for 12 years managing Global Security for the region of Asia Pacific and Middle East. Prior to Disney, Prashant has held senior security positions in HSBC, a global financial institution, Brinks Inc., a company managing logistics for valuable cargo and homeland security and the Taj Group of Hotels, amongst others.
Prashant earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mumbai University and completed his Masters in Strategic Studies and Counter Terrorism Studies from RSIS Singapore and has diplomas in Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigations. Prashant is a Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Texas; a Business Continuity Certified Specialist from BCMI Singapore; Certified Ethical Hacker from EC Council; Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner, Israel; Certified Internal Auditor; holds Six Sigma Green Belt certification; and is certified in Reid’s Technique of Interview and Interrogation.