Man Mohan Sahi

A Formidable Figure in Security

Man Mohan Sahi

DGM & Department Manager - Administration, Security and Liaison,

Hero MotoCorp

From the disciplined ranks of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to the commanding heights of risk and security mastery, Man Mohan Sahi emerges as a formidable force, rewriting the narrative of what it means to be a leader in security operations. With a military legacy coursing through his veins, Man Mohan has transformed into an industry expert, navigating the complex corridors of threat and resilience.
Boasting a robust career spanning over two decades, Man Mohan stands at the helm of security operations for Hero MotoCorp, strategically overseeing intelligence, vigilance, and strategic prowess across the industrial expanse of Haridwar. In his capacity as DGM & Department Manager – Administration, Security, and Liaison, his leadership is characterised by an ability to navigate complex challenges and make pivotal, highstakes decisions with seasoned precision.
Deeply rooted in a family with a military lineage, Man Mohan’s leadership is grounded in the principles of discipline and dedication. A testament to his exceptional service, Man Mohan proudly bears the distinction of being one of the youngest recipients of the Commendation Disc from the Director General of the CISF. This accolade is not merely a symbolic honour but a reflection of his practical accomplishments. Beyond the accolades, he contributes to the field as a Qualified Instructor on Industrial Security from CISF NISA, Hyderabad, imparting his insights to shape the next generation of security professionals. Notably, his imprint extends to spearheading the streamlining of the Integrated Security Solutions Project at TATA Steel, showcasing not just strategic acumen but an ability to execute impactful security initiatives. Man Mohan has left an indelible mark in the industry, showing unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation in security. In 2022, he was recognised for his exceptional leadership in creating safe manufacturing environments and received – The Safe and Security Manufacturing Facility award from FIST. Continuing this success, his commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion was acknowledged with the 2023 Outstanding Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative award, co-organised by Business World and OSPA. This highlighted his role in championing respect and empowerment within the security sector. His pursuit of excellence garnered multiple awards from IFSEC in different years, including Excellence in Physical Security, Access Control Management, and Security Training Programs.
Today, Man Mohan’s journey serves as a guide for those navigating security challenges, offering a blueprint for effective leadership. As he directs security initiatives at Hero MotoCorp, TradeFlock interviewed him to understand his tale of accomplishment and roadmap for impactful security leadership. 

Can you detail your transition from the CISF to the corporate sector and the challenges you encountered in this shift?

Transitioning from the structured environment of the CISF to the corporate world posed unique challenges. In the paramilitary forces, there is a clear chain of command and defined protocols. Adapting to a more dynamic, teamoriented approach in the corporate sector was essential. Navigating the shift from a position of power in the CISF to a collaborative role in the corporate sector required a shift in mindset. Embracing a more consultative and team-driven approach was crucial.

How did you approach corporate security strategy, especially at Tata Steel, and what innovative methods ensured a secure environment with your extensive experience?

In the corporate sector, my approach extended beyond physical security to encompass data protection and privacy compliance. Implementing multi-layered security protocols, incorporating advanced surveillance technology, and collaborating with external experts were pivotal components. I spearheaded initiatives such as intelligence workshops and crisis management simulations, cultivating a proactive security culture within the organisation. Additionally, I introduced rigorous training programmes and customised security modules, empowering my team to effectively handle diverse challenges.

How did you approach safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring data protection standards in today's digital landscape?

Data security is a complex arena that demands constant vigilance. At Tata Steel, I implemented robust access control measures, encryption protocols, and regular security audits to safeguard sensitive data. Collaborating closely with the IT department, we fortified our cybersecurity measures, incorporating intrusion detection systems and providing comprehensive training on phishing awareness for employees. Compliance with global data protection standards was ensured through continuous monitoring and proactive measures, emphasising the significance of data integrity and privacy within the organisation.

How did you build a cohesive and skilled security team, and what strategies did you use to empower your team members?

Fostering a cohesive and skilled workforce in the security domain was achieved through a commitment to continuous training and development. I initiated specialised programmes, concentrating on intelligence gathering, surveillance techniques, and crisis management. Open communication channels were established to encourage team members to voice their ideas and concerns. By instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility, my team became highly skilled and motivated. Recognising their achievements and providing opportunities for certifications and workshops further enhanced their capabilities, creating a workforce adept at handling various security challenges.

In the tech-driven future, how do you envision technology shaping the security industry, and what adaptations should professionals make?

Technology is set to reshape the security industry significantly. Embracing innovations such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and IoT devices is paramount. Predictive analytics and real-time threat intelligence will become essential tools, empowering security professionals to anticipate and mitigate risks effectively. Biometric authentication, facial recognition, and blockchain technology will redefine access control and data protection standards. Security professionals must adapt, upskill, and leverage these technologies while maintaining a human-centric approach. Integrating these advancements into existing frameworks will be crucial for staying ahead of evolving threats and ensuring a safer future for businesses and society.
















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