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A global leader in cybersecurity training and certification

The company provides proprietary cybersecurity training and certification programs for customers in more than 145 countries around the world. EC-Council has a global presence with offices and operations in the US, Asia and Europe.

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    EQT Mid Market Asia III
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About EC-Council
EC-Council is an ANSI 17024 accredited organization with earned recognition from the US Department of Defense, the UK National Cyber Security Centre and and a variety of other authoritative bodies that influence the profession. Founded in 2001, EC-Council has global offices in the USA, U.K., Malaysia, Singapore, India, and Indonesia. Its U.S. offices are in Albuquerque, NM, and Tampa, FL.

EC-Council’s key purpose is to build and refine the cybersecurity profession. Through the development of world-class cybersecurity education programs and their corresponding certifications, the company provides cybersecurity services to some of the largest businesses around the globe.

EC-Council’s first and most well-known certification, the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), specializes in ethical hacking and provides students with an understanding of various cyber-attack vectors and preventative countermeasures, and regularly ranks among the top ten certifications that are highly sought after by employers in the cybersecurity industry. EC-Council also helps to build individual and team/organization cyber capabilities through other key certifications such as Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI), Certified Network Defender (CND) and Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO).

Market trends and drivers
EC-Council’s market is driven by strong megatrends, such as the global cybersecurity workforce gap as well as a growing necessity to protect organisations against the increasingly complex nature of cybersecurity threats.

Investment potential
EQT will support EC-Council and its management team in its next phase of growth and innovation by leveraging EQT’s cybersecurity sector expertise, global platform and advisory network, and in-house sustainability and digitalization capabilities.

Board of directors

  • Chairperson
    Jay Bavisi
  • Board member
    Andrew Wait
  • Board member
    Lata Bavisi


  • CEO
    Jay Bavisi
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