BSI man receives business continuity industry award

Press release

27 October 2009

Vijay Kumar Magan, Senior Vice President of BSI India, has been awarded the prestigious BCI Industry Personality of the Year Award in the 1st BCI Continuity and Resilience Awards.

The award recognizes a person acknowledged as an ambassador for Business Continuity Management and was decided by public vote. It was presented to Mr Magan at an event held at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai on 30 September, 2009.

Vijay Kumar Magan is Lead Auditor for BSI India on BS 25999, BSI’s globally recognized Business Continuity Management Systems standard. He also oversees assessment of Business Risk Assessment, Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems. Vijay has carried out over 1,400 assessments in India, the Middle East, South East Asia, Japan and Australia.

Mr Magan said: “I am delighted to have been given this recognition by the BCM community in India.  BCM is an increasingly important element of an organization's risk mitigation strategy and BSI has produced a range of tools and services which can assist in putting BCM provisions in place. BS 25999 is the key standard in this area and has been used successfully by organizations around the world. 

Lorraine Darke, CEO of the BCI, said: “The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was pleased to launch the BCI Continuity and Resilience Awards in India showing their continued commitment to the development of BCM within this vibrant economy. We extend congratulations to Vijay Magan on earning the title of Industry Personality of the Year, as voted by the public.

With this prestigious Award going to a BSI employee, the BCI hopes to further build on the strong partnership they have with the BSI throughout the world. The BSI certifies organisations and the BCI certifies individuals.”

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) launched the Continuity & Resilience Awards in association with Deloitte to share information on innovative and exciting initiatives in BCM in India with the BCI members and the wider BCM community. The judging panel consisted of Lyndon Bird, Technical & International Director, The Business Continuity Institute (UK); Henry Ee FBCI. Founder and Director, Business Continuity Planning Asia Pte Ltd; Nitin Khanapurkar, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Services Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd; Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, Hon’ble Sheriff of Mumbai; Rohit Verma, Associate Director, Barclays Bank.

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