Meerah Rajavel

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer


Palo Alto Networks

As a business-centric technology executive, Meerah excels at promoting transformation, innovation, profitability and agility through the creative use of technologies at large corporations such as Citrix, McAfee, and Cisco Systems, as well as rapid growth startups. She is a passionate leader who inspires and motivates teams to achieve extraordinary business outcomes through entrepreneurial thinking and collaborative cross-functional partnerships. Meerah is a change agent, thought leader and a frequent speaker with a reputation for supporting women in technology, and promoting diversity and sustainability at workplace.

Specialties: IT & Digital Executive Leadership, Cybersecurity, Cloud computing, Data & Analytics, Governance & Compliance, Business Process Re0engineering, Change Agent, Innovation/ Intrapreneurship co-innovation / strategic partnership with COTS providers, Enterprise Portfolio Management, Strategic Planning, M&A Diligence & Integration, Supplier Management, Product Engineering/R&D, New Business Model/GTM, Supply chain, Sales & Channel experience, unique ability to understand the business and apply elegant technology solutions which deliver substantial value.

Currently, as CIO of Palo Alto Networks, Meerah leads the global IT team that drives industry transformation for Cybersecurity, and delivers solutions that empowers the company's mission of making a world where each day is more safe and secure than the last.

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