Sanju Misra LI

Sanju Misra

CISO - Praxair, Inc.

Sanju Misra joined Praxair as chief information security officer in 2014. She is responsible for the overall leadership of the global information security and IT risk program for 25000 employees in 50 countries.  This includes safeguarding Praxair’s confidential information, intellectual property, information and operational technology systems and meeting technology compliance and regulatory requirements. She is also responsible for overseeing the disaster recovery and business continuity planning for technology systems.

Sanju  has over twenty years of information security experience. Prior to joining Praxair, she served as the Global Information Security Program leader for GE Capital. Before that, she served as the company’s chief information security officer for the Global Treasury. Sanju has also worked as Internet Security manager for Aetna. She studied biology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Sanju enjoys mentoring students in cybersecurity and STEM careers. In her spare time, she volunteers at an Adult Literacy agency as well as a shelter for women and children.


Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2017 sales of $11 billion, is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide.  The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.  Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. 

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