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Dr Budgie Dhanda (Chief Executive Officer)

Dr Dhanda joined Qufaro in 2016 and was appointed to the role of CEO by the Board in late 2017.

Dr Dhanda has over 25 years of management and executive level experience in a number of blue-chip organisations across cyber, defence and national security organisations, holding Director level General Management, Sales and Consulting roles.

Dr Dhanda has supported and grown technology business across the UK, Europe, Middle East and The Americas. However, in recent corporate roles, he experienced at first hand the issue of lack of UK cyber talent to meet demand. This resulted in him sponsoring initiatives to address this.

On behalf of Qufaro, Dr Dhanda has been engaging with and developing relationships with key stakeholders across UK government, including the UK Cabinet Office, Department for Education, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the Home Office and law enforcement and security agencies. He has also been engaged with trade bodies and corporations to promote the Qufaro vision.

Budgie is also a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) Academic Liaison Panel, member of the ADS (the Trade Organisation for companies in the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Sector) Security Sector Board, member of the ADS Digital Information and Systems Integrity Group and Chair of the ADS Security Exports Focus Group.

Dr Dhanda has a BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leicester and a PhD in Ionospheric Physics and High Frequency Radiowave Communications from the University of Leicester.

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