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Young Professional Spotlight – Sachin Kumar Singh

Written by  STAFF REPORTS

Singh SachinSachin Kumar Singh is a recognized business continuity management expert with more than 10   years of experience covering motorsports, telecommunication, utility, manufacturing, distribution, and government organizations. Over the years, Singh has been instrumental in helping these organizations with the definition, development, implementation, maintenance, and exercise of their business continuity programs.

Singh is a business continuity manager with Yas Marina Circuit (YMC). YMC is primarily responsible for hosting Formula 1 and World Rally Cross Championship in Abu Dhabi apart from other non-motorsports events. He has been working in the business continuity and information security field for seven years.

He lives in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he performs business continuity management implementation for the YMC. He had performed consulting services as well as high-quality training to professionals of private and public organizations in Southeast Asia (Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam) and the Middle East. The Philippines and Middle eastern countries require a huge amount of preparedness for extreme weather events such as typhoons and sandstorms respectively.

He has obtained many certifications in business continuity such as MBCI, lead auditor and crisis communication planner. To aligned with current threat portfolio, he has extended his certification to Information security such as ISO 27001 lead auditor and CISA for managing cyberattack threat. He is currently pursuing risk management certification from IRM to add value at board level. He has also spoken on several business-related topics such as business continuity management exercises, business impact analysis, working with senior management, and more. He uses his communication skills for presenting to a variety of audiences including technical staffs, business representatives, managers, and executives in private and public sectors.

As a business continuity professional, Singh prefers email for his method of communication and also enjoys pitching ideas to senior management. He feels that his profession is the right profession because he adds value to the corporate level. A professional website he has found useful is continuitycentral.com.

For the ideal business continuity conference, Singh prefers actual exercise experience. He also thinks getting the latest updates on trends and networking are necessities while at any conference.

As for challenges for young professionals, Singh feels that one of the most difficult challenges is management buy-in. He also says it’s important to always first “get the basics clear.”