Khetan Gajjar is Mimecast’s new field CTO for EMEA


Khetan will provide a long-term vision for cybersecurity in the region, and play an active role in shaping the industry, market, and product strategy.

Mimecast, an advanced email and collaboration security company, has appointed Khetan Gajjar as the new field chief technology officer (FCTO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Khetan brings more than 25 years of expertise and leadership to his new role, offering a long-term vision for cybersecurity in the region. He will actively shape industry, market, and product strategy, serving as a trusted advisor to customers. Khetan will also be responsible for recommending innovative technological solutions and incorporating customer feedback into the business’s strategic vision.

“I am honoured and excited to step into this new role at Mimecast. As we navigate an era where human risk, AI advancements, and traditional email-borne threats converge, securing our cyber-landscape has never been more critical. Protecting companies across EMEA isn’t just about safeguarding data; it’s about ensuring trust, innovation, and resilience in a rapidly evolving digital world. I look forward to working with our customers and partners to fortify their defences and lead the charge against cyber-threats, empowering businesses to thrive with confidence,” said Khetan.

Throughout his career, Khetan has collaborated with and served on the boards of several distinguished organisations in the information and communication technology sector. Recently, he led the OpenWiFi Project Group for the Telecom Infra Project and served as a connectivity technologies ecosystem manager at Meta.

Additionally, he has been a council member of the OpenWiFi Operators Council and a board technology advisor at Benu Networks in the US. In South Africa, Khetan held executive roles at Vodacom, VAST Networks and Internet Solutions, to name a few.

“We are thrilled to welcome Khetan as our new field chief technology officer for EMEA. His exceptional talent and visionary approach make him the perfect fit for this crucial role. With his deep expertise and innovative mindset, we are confident Khetan will drive our mission to secure businesses against evolving cyber threats, particularly in email and collaboration security,” said Brian Pinnock, vice president sales engineering for EMEA at Mimecast.

Khetan holds an honour’s degree in information systems from the University of Cape Town, and participated in the University of the Witwatersrand’s management education programme.

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