Zakir is a Chief Security Architect at Visa, with primary focus on Infrastructure and Network Security architecture and solutions for their global network. For over the last 20 years Zakir has held various positions progressively, in the networking field designing and implementing large highly available enterprise networks. He joined Visa Inc. in 2002, and as a Network Architect at Visa, Zakir lead the Architecture, Design and implementation of global WAN, Campus and large Data Center Networks with a focus on Security and High-availability.
Prior to joining Visa, Zakir as a Sr. Network Consultant for Corliant Inc. (now Accenture) has helped Technology, Financial and Education firms deploy next-generation solutions that positively impacted Customer’s business.
Zakir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering and Master of Science in Information Systems and Management and number of industry certifications including CCIE, CISSP, ITIL Expert, SCPM. He served as a member of leading Inter-Networking Vendors Customer Advisory Board and Forums.