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7 Questions with Naseem Halder
Name: Naseem Halder
Current title: Chief Information Security Officer
Current organisation: Acko General Insurance Limited
An astute professional experience in Information Security Management
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
In the current business era, most organizations are moving towards digitalization and addressing the business problem as in better reach to the customer, enhancing customer experience but simultaneously it's also increasing the landscape of cybersecurity threats; I believe managing balance of these two is factors - is the biggest challenge for any CISO.
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Well, it all about your daily life of the past; I believe, our future is the result of our past livelihood. The way you respect your present time, the similar way your future will treat you.
For bit more details you can refer the link - https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/corporate-news/overcoming-the-odds/83164018
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
My daily life is as normal as yours!! But in terms of work-life, I am a bit of a calendar person, I would like to structure my plans and meetings at least a week before for better utilization of time. At the same time, I have to handle 20-25% ad-hoc requests as well.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
I believe a couple of statements -
1. Uncertainty is permanent in the leadership landscape and nothing is permanent.
2. Collaborative leadership is the best way to handle any problem.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
The oldest leadership books are all religious books. It will be your destiny which one ( Gita, Quran, Bible etc) and how you refer to them.
From childhood, I heard the quotes from Quran and Hadis and those inspire me a lot; especially its help to increase patience, listening abilities, feel the problem and determination to solve the problem.
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
I believe "The leaders are those who don't look for followers, they build the ideology to follow".
If you are able to motivate others to reach their own destiny your leadership pipeline will be always ready.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
Well, there are many stories and events. But I believe all the big problems or crisis come with a great opportunity to explore, you just find the opportunity to glow. Like due to the covid-19 pandemic there are few organizations in the same industry, not able to find the way to run their basic business operation whereas some become billion at the same time.