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Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer,
Palo Alto Networks

As chief information officer of Palo Alto Networks, Meerah Rajavel is responsible for the organization’s global information technology functions. She has a deep understanding of the IT challenges faced by industries and organizations of all sizes, having also served as CIO at Citrix and in leadership roles at McAfee, Forcepoint, Cisco and Infosys.

Rajavel holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif., and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering at Anna University in Chennai, India.

She was appointed to the HAP board in 2022.