Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint appointed Meerah Rajavel as its new chief information officer (CIO). A member of the executive leadership team, Rajavel will guide Forcepoint’s technology and infrastructure strategy, lead the global information technology organization and play a central role in extending Forcepoint’s delivery of cloud-based cybersecurity capabilities to customers worldwide.
Rajavel is based in Forcepoint’s Austin, Texas headquarters and reports to Matthew Moynahan, chief executive officer.
“Forcepoint is building a truly transformative cybersecurity company. A key component of this is bringing on executive talent who can help lead the execution of our technology and infrastructure vision,” said Moynahan. “Meerah’s deep understanding of IT infrastructure, cybersecurity and cloud, along with her experience working at the executive level to drive company strategy, provides Forcepoint a real competitive advantage. I’m excited to welcome her as the newest member of the Forcepoint executive team.”
“Forcepoint has an ambitious vision; it’s one that cannot be achieved without the right long-term strategy to build world-class IT infrastructure, along with the people and processes to support it,” said Rajavel. “I’m looking forward to helping the company leverage IT as a strategic enabler, and to help Forcepoint deliver the very best in cybersecurity technology to our customers.”
Rajavel brings more than 25 years of experience in information technology to Forcepoint. Most recently, she was the CIO at Qlik, a visual analytics company, where she led efforts to build an IT and operational excellence strategy to support rapid growth on a global scale. Before joining Qlik, Rajavel led IT cloud services for all McAfee products at Intel Security. Earlier in her career, she held IT leadership, research & development and product development roles at Cisco Systems, Infosys, Nortel, Cybersource and Solix. Rajavel holds a Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering from Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, California.