Established in 2012, Arrka has worked with multiple clients across India and the Middle East, helping them address their Information Risk challenges. Founded by professionals with expertise and experience across different sectors and domains, Arrka has carved a niche for itself since its inception by keeping a sharp focus on addressing its clients’ needs.

Core Team:


Shivangi Nadkarni, Co-founder & CEO

Shivangi has over 20+ years of experience in the domains of Information Security & Risk Management, E-Commerce & Networking across multiple global geographies. She has earlier worked with organizations like Wipro & Sify handling a variety of roles and heading different Lines of Business. She was one of the first few employees at Sify and witnessed the genesis of the Internet revolution in India. She was also instrumental in setting up the first licensed Certifying Authority in India – in association with VeriSign.

She has worked with DSCI (The Data Security Council of India, a NASSCOM Body) to develop the DCPP (DSCI Certified Privacy Professional) certification program and has authored the Privacy Book of Knowledge (PBoK) for DSCI for this program.

Shivangi is a regular speaker & guest writer at various forums in India. She is a BE(Hons) Electrical & Electronics from BITS, Pilani and a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta. She is also a  CISA,  CIPT and DCPP

Sameer Anja, Co-founder & COO

Sameer has over 18+ years of experience in the domains of Information Security, Risk and Compliance, IT Governance, IT Strategy, IT Service Management and Business Continuity Management. He has earlier worked with organizations like KPMG & Wipro and worked on a variety of engagements in the above areas.

Sameer is widely known in his circle for his work and his contributions to the field of Information Risk. He is active participant in various forums and has contributed to framing of standards & methodologies in multiple domains.

Sameer holds a B.Sc. (Statistics) from University of Bombay and has a Diploma from NIIT. He is also a CISSP, ISO27001 Lead Auditor & Implementor and a certified ISM from VeriSign.

In his spare time, Sameer is a movie buff who loves to travel and listen to music.