A versatile businessman and an entrepreneur in the truest sense, Mr. Zaheer Khan is the Founder and the Group CEO of DeRisQ. At the turn of the century (late 1999), he observed that fraud and security breaches in the business world were on the rise. Having been exposed to family’s police background since childhood, he launched one of India’s oldest private security firms, Geekay Security Services Pvt. Ltd., aimed towards protecting people and their businesses.
While managing his security firm, Mr. Khan discovered a wicked problem of counterfeiting, which was on the rise. Many brands and businesses were being affected by it. As a solution, he then decided to create a new business line for Brand Protection and Anti-Counterfeiting by launching EIPR (Enforcers of Intellectual Property Rights) India Pvt. Ltd., a firm solely focused on investigating and tracing the origin and the trail of fraudulently created and sold products. The ultimate goal was to put a definitive end to the menace of counterfeiting and piracy by working closely with law enforcement bodies.
With his entrepreneurial outlook and vision, he started two new businesses. Namely, Integrity Verification Services Pvt. Ltd. – a technologically enabled background verification service firm and Diligence Consulting LLP. – a corporate fraud prevention and detection consultancy firm driven by data, forensics and discreet investigations to help businesses deal with serious white-collar crimes such as frauds, embezzlement, theft of data, security breaches, trade secrets and others.
Thus, Mr. Khan created four distinct business verticals which provide an end-to-end Enterprise Security Solution. He has now integrated them under a unified brand name ‘DeRisQ’ for a meaningful and seamless experience, encompassing all aspects of Human Risks to protect businesses and individuals alike, physically and digitally.