Management Team | Orion Secure

Management Team

Ashutosh Jha

Chairman & Managing Director
As the Founder-Chairman & Managing Director of Orion Secure, Maj. Ashutosh Jha oversees the company's strategic direction and global operations. With more than 35,000 employees worldwide, Orion Secure is a leading provider of operational support and security management services.

Prior to stepping into the role of Founder-CMD in 2005, Maj. Jha served with the Indian Army. With more than 12 years of experience within the OrionSecure, Maj. Jha has led the transformation from the front and grown the organization to its present form – An award-winning security and services company with operations in 3 continents. He has been ahead of the pack on the innovation curve, anticipating the security needs of the businesses before anyone else saw them, and tailored the services to fit the new demands.

For his foresight and leadership, he has been recognized by the security industry with ‘The Security Entrepreneur of the Year: 2014-2015’ award presented to him. Under him, the company also has received various awards for its noteworthy contribution to the area of security. The company was awarded the prestigious “Top 100 SME in the country” by the India SME Forum.

Dhananjay Kumar

Managing Director- NH Consulting
Dhananjay Kumar, a business economist from Delhi University is equipped with more than 29 years of experience in diversified fields of management and development consultancy. His areas of expertise are: socio-economic studies, gender mainstreaming, forestry and environment, climate change, natural resource management, watershed management, industrial development, market research, corporate planning and business process re-engineering.

He has served a list of prestigious clientele, major being the World bank, UNDP, FAO, JICA, EU, EFI & multiple multinational corporates. Having travelled across the globe, he is well acquainted with policy, governance and development issues in Europe, America, Caribbean, Oceania and Asia. He has successfully completed more than 500 assignments in India and abroad.

Mr. VKT Raju

Executive Director -Strategic Growth
A qualified Management Consultant with a 15 + years experience as a Business Strategist, Management Consultant and has played a major role in strategizing business for various reputed companies and also a BBC TC06 award winner

Capt. Ashok Kutty

Executive Director (South & West)
Capt. Ashok Kutty has over 30 years of experience in the field of security and safety, crisis management and business continuity, including five years of service in the Indian Army. Ashok commenced his career in security and crisis management in August 1983 as a commissioned officer in Mahar Regiment and have served in field formations deployed at Punjab and Kargil (Jammu and Kashmir). Ashok took voluntary retirement from the Army on completion of service obligations as a Short Service Commission officer.
Ashok commenced his career in the field of corporate security in March 1989. Ashok was the Cluster Security Manager – South Asia, Citi till his retirement on 30 November 2022. Ashok was also the Chief of Internal Vigilance. He managed the security risk management, crisis response and management and plays a critical role in business continuity measures of operations of all Citi entities in his cluster. In addition, Ashok managed the Safety Program for the region. Ashok was one of the first few corporate security professionals in the country, as the responsibility of security was largely management by professionals with responsibility to manage Administration, Real Estate or Human Resources till 1990s. Ashok has been a witness to and part of the changes that the corporate security profession has undergone, as part of Citi and the security industry per se. Ashok, during his 30 years of service with Citi, have managed various portfolios to include, Safety and Security, Asset Management, Real Estate and Project Management, Collections, Fraud and Vigilance. Ashok has been an active participant in the security industry forums with an aim to contribute to the development of the industry and fellow security professionals. His contributions to the industry are
  • Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) – Chairperson, Mumbai Chapter.
  • Asia Crisis and Security Group (ACSG) –Country Representative for the year 2017.
  • Sister Banks Forum – Founder member and Chairperson – 2015 – 2017.

Major General Balraj Mehta, SM

COS - Chief of Staff
With a rich and exemplary 35 years in the Army, Major General Balraj Mehta, a highly decorated natural leader, teacher, mentor and guide with a no nonsense, fair and progressive attitude, comes with vast experience in human resources & organizational management, and coordination with multifarious entities including government agencies.

His rank best elaborates his professional caliber, abilities and attitude to work better than words. He was commissioned into the 1 PARA (COMMANDO) and later went on to command, 1 Bihar among other operational, instructional and administrative roles in his long career span. He had a 3 years long tenure in Tri-Services command at A&N Islands and headed operational branch of Rashtriya Rifles HQ before heading Chhattisgarh & Odisha Sub Area as a Brigadier. Subsequently he was entrusted with the responsibilities of Uttarakhand sub Area and 41 Sub Area responsible for almost all of the North East in his present rank.

He is a graduate from Kurukshetra University and post graduate both in Mass Com Journalism and Defence & Strategic Studies. As an M Phil scholar, he worked on "International Terrorism and Implications for India" as part of his thesis.

As "Chief of Staff" in Orion, General would lead and align all existing teams across board with an aim to re align with our vision-mission and to take help Orion breach all its targets year after year.


Head of Training
Spent 36 years in Army; got commissioned into 10 DOGRA, was Colonel of DOGRA Regiment and 10 DOGRA, RASHTRIYA RIFLES SECTOR and SCOUTS, Commanded the famous High Altitude Warfare School At Gulmarg and represented Indian Army on UN Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Brig. Jag Varma, SM, VSM (Veteran) has won five honors and awards. Now heads the ORION SKILLS AND TRAINING DIVISION. ORIONSECURE draws immensely on his experience and international exposure.


Director - Ascertain Intelligence Solutions
Col Vipin Bhatia, has served in Indian Army for 22 years. Post retirement, he has been managing number of projects of Govt. /Intelligence agencies with security, forensics and investigation/intelligence solutions. He is a member in World Association of Detectives, and actively participates in their seminars at global level.

Col. Bhatia is the Director of Ascertain Intelligence Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a specialist company in providing services & solutions in Digital Forensics, Information Security & Compliance, Cyber Crime Investigation, SEO and Physical Investigation.

Col. Bhatia now heads Orion's Business Operations of Security, Facility Management and Fire & Safety in Middle East (UAE and Bahrain).