Powerlist Members

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay photo President of legal and general counsel | Hinduja Group

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay heads the central legal function at Hinduja Group, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in the world. While the group’s companies are located in a number of jurisdictions and are run on a day-to-day level by their boards, Mukhopadhyay works from Hinduja Group’s London headquarters to deal with legal issues relating to investments …

Aditi Jha

Aditi Jha photo General counsel (India) | LinkedIn

Aditi Jha joined LinkedIn, the business-oriented social networking service, in 2016. Prior to joining the company as general counsel (India) and member of the Indian leadership team, Jha worked at other top companies including ITC, Johnson & Johnson and law firm Nishith Desai Associates. During her career Jha realised that she would specialise in the …

Ajay Dua

Ajay Dua photo Regional counsel - India and South Asia | IBM

Ajay Dua gained his Bachelors in Law in 1996 at Delhi University, before obtaining his Diploma in Law, English and European Commercial and Corporate Laws in 2000 at the University of York. Before joining IBM, the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, Dua was a partner at Dua Associates between 1997 and 2005. …

Akhil Prasad

Akhil Prasad photo Country counsel India | Boeing International Corporation

With experience gained from working at a selection of some of the most recognisable and prestigious global companies, Dr. Akhil Prasad possesses career highlights that few in the legal market can match. After completing a PhD in commerce to go along with his doctorate in law in 2003, Prasad moved from General Motors, to gain …

Akhilesh Nand

Akhilesh Nand photo Vice president and head of global legal | Biocon

Akhilesh Nand joined Biocon, India’s largest biopharmaceuticals company, as vice president and global head of legal in mid-2015. He arrived with almost unparalleled experience in the sector, having helped Ranbaxy Laboratories to complete its $4bn merger with Sun Pharmaceuticals. Nand oversaw all legal work related to the transaction on Ranbaxy’s side, helping to close one …

Akshat Sulalit

Akshat Sulalit photo Head of legal and general counsel | ibibo Group

Handpicked at university by India’s biggest conglomerate, Reliance Industries, Akshat Sulalit spent his first four years of his career supporting their central legal team and was exposed to the legal complexities on a variety of business verticals such as retail, polymer and polyester, oil and gas, banking and finance, media and telecom. He then moved …

Amar Kumar Sundram

Amar Kumar Sundram photo National director of legal and general counsel | EY

Amar Kumar Sundram has gained more than 20 years of experience working in Indian corporations. Since 1994, he has held head of legal positions at companies including Idea Cellular, Reliance Communications, Citibank India and BPTP, one of the fastest growing real estate companies in India. In the 18 year period he was at those companies, …

Anand Srivastava

Anand Srivastava photo Associate general counsel/company secretary | PricewaterhouseCoopers

After two years at India Aluminium Company as a management trainee, Anand Srivastava joined multinational professional services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1999. Rising through the ranks at one of the “big four” accountants, Srivastava made a gradual progression from associate, to his current level of director. He became company secretary of PwC India in 2007 …

Anand Vardhan

Anand Vardhan photo Senior vice president of legal | Piramal Corporate Services

As senior vice president for legal at Piramal, one of the most diversified major conglomerates in India, Anand Vardhan has a particular focus on financial legal matters; including, funds, finance, realty and healthcare funding. Before taking this role in 2013, Vardhan held a series of appointments at high profile financial institutions such as HDFC Venture …

Ananthanarayan K V

Ananthanarayan K V photo General counsel | Honeywell India

Ananthanarayan K V initially graduated as a bachelor of science before receiving his bachelor of laws degree from Bangalmore University. His skills in corporate law, legal research and due diligence began to develop in 1997 as an advocate at a prestigious law firm in Chennai, where he spent three years. He then made his first …

Anju Jain Kumar

Anju Jain Kumar photo Assistant regional legal council | The Walt Disney Company India

After developing an interest in intellectual property (IP) rights as a paralegal, Anju Jain Kumar moved to law firm Anand & Anand’s IP practice, and studied an LL.M in New York. Spells at Motion Pictures Association in Los Angeles and law firm AZB & Partners in Mumbai followed. During her time at AZB Kumar was …

Arpita Mukherjee

Arpita Mukherjee photo Head of legal | Metro Cash & Carry

With over 20 years of professional experience, Arpita Mukherjee has extensive experience of negotiating contracts for financial services, information technology, telecoms and retail companies. Before taking her first head of legal position in 2010, Mukherjee spent time at companies including ICICI Bank, IL&FS Financial Services, Genpact India, Accenture and Nokia. During this period of her …

Ashish Chandra

Ashish Chandra photo Group general counsel and head of taxation | Snapdeal

Since qualifying as a lawyer in 2001, Ashish Chandra has spent his career in the technology, media and telecom (TMT) industry with large industry players such as NCR Corporation, Geometric Software, eBay India, Star India and Reliance Jio Infocomm. In 2014 Chandra moved to Snapdeal, India’s largest online marketplace, where he serves as senior vice …

Ashok Barimar

Ashok Barimar photo Senior vice president (legal) and general counsel | Jet Airways

After graduating in 1974, Ashok Barimar’s professional career began in Bangalore as an advocate. After spells as a deputy personnel officer, law officer and assistant manager (legal and personnel) at various companies between 1978 and 1982, Barimar took his first head of legal job at Grasim Industries. He spent almost seven years at Grasim, a …

Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta photo General counsel | Aditya Birla Group

When the Aditya Birla Group needed to bolster its legal operation to match its hectic M&A activity in 2009, it turned to Ashok Gupta who was at Hindustan Unilever at the time. Clearly happy at securing Gupta’s services, Aditya Birla’s executive director (HR & IT) Santrupt Misra said at the time: ‘We wanted Ashok to …

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