Meerah Rajavel is chief information officer (CIO) and Product Cloud Service Operations leader for Forcepoint, a cybersecurity industry disruptor. Her mission is to transform IT into a strategic business function and serve as the company’s global technical reference for Behavior-Centric Cybersecurity. Rajavel brings more than 25 years of experience in technology, and is a critical leader in driving the transformation for Forcepoint product cloud.
Most recently, she was the CIO at Qlik, a visual analytics company, where she led efforts to build an IT infrastructure 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 has been recognized with industry and business leadership awards including the Top 25 Women Leaders in Cybersecurity by The Software Report, Stevie Award for Most Innovative Woman of the Year – Technology, and Women of Influence Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Rajavel holds a Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Anna University in Chennai, India. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California.