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Abhijit Mukhopadhyay

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay photo President (legal) and general counsel (Europe) | Hinduja Group

A leading light among Indian general counsel, Abhijit Mukhopadhyay has racked up an impressive succession of career highlights and personal accolades, and is involved in a number of international organisations on the back of his exploits in the legal field. A company secretary by age 24, Mukhopadhyay went through a succession of chief legal roles …

Ajay D’Cruz

Ajay D’Cruz photo Head – legal and secretarial | ISS Facility Services India

One of the world’s leading facility services companies with global revenues in 2017 amounting to Kr.79.9bn, Danish firm ISS Facility Services employs over 55,000 employees in India alone. Being dedicated to delivering high quality support services and doing business the right way by being actively involved in corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives, Ajay D’Cruz has …

Ajay Vaidya

Ajay Vaidya photo Chief legal and compliance officer | Kotak Mahindra Bank

Since being launched in 1985, Kotak Mahindra Bank has experienced exponential growth earning over US$3bn in revenue in 2017 and ranking as among the top 50 companies in the Fortune India 500 list. This and the diverse operations of the Bank means its chief legal and compliance officer, Ajay Vaidya, woks on a number of …

Amar Sundram

Amar Sundram photo National director (legal) and general counsel – India and Bangladesh | EY India

As the general counsel of multinational consultancy firm EY’s Indian and Bangladeshi operations, since September 2012 Amar Sundram is involved in all major and critical decision making which can have an impact on the sustenance and growth of the organisation from a regulatory, compliance and legal perspective. Sundram describes the changes he’s made to the …

Amit Deshpande

Amit Deshpande photo Company secretary and corporate general counsel | Sterlite Technologies

Amit Deshpande is the company secretary and the corporate general counsel of Sterlite Technologies, a Vedanta Group company. Sterlite is India’s only integrated optical fibre producer and one of the largest suppliers of optical fibres to overseas markets in China, Europe and Southeast Asia. Deshpande is a senior legal professional having extensive experience of over …

Anand Srivastava

Anand Srivastava photo Associate general counsel and company secretary | PwC

Anand Srivastava started his career as a management trainee with India Aluminium Company (or Indal, the then subsidiary of Alcan) in 1997. After working for about a year and half with Indal, he joined PwC India in 1999 and made a gradual progression from associate to manager roles, and then from manager to director roles …

Anand Vardhan

Anand Vardhan photo President – legal | Piramal Capital & Housing Finance

Anand Vardhan joined Piramal Group in 2013 taking care of the legal function of its private equity, NBFC and realty business arm which in last 5 years have been consolidated as Piramal Capital & Housing Finance (Piramal Capital). Piramal Capital is the financial services platform of Piramal Group following the merger of Piramal Finance & …

Anoop Pillai

Anoop Pillai photo General manager – legal and company secretary | Volkswagen India

In 2013, Anoop Pillai joined Volkswagen India, the local subsidiary of the multinational German automotive giant which manufactures passenger cars in the Pune region, as general manager of legal and company secretary. Pillai brings more than 25 years of experience in civil and criminal litigation and labour law expertise to his role and has, during …

Anubhuti Agrawal

Anubhuti Agrawal photo Senior counsel, development and operations – India | Hilton

Anubhuti Agrawal joined Hilton in 2015 as counsel, development and operations (India), and was promoted to the senior counsel role in 2018. She is now part of the larger Asia Pacific legal team, and in addition to India, she also looks after the legal functions of Hilton in Nepal and Bhutan and is a part …

Anurag Sharma

Anurag Sharma photo General counsel | RIVIGO

With over 17 years of experience, Anurag Sharma has worked with litigators, law firms, Indian and multinational companies throughout his career. Having handled strategic litigation, several key M&As and joint venture transactions, his strength in the last few years has been building strong legal teams capable of delivering results. Sharma has recently joined RIVIGO as …

Anuranjan Prasad

Anuranjan Prasad photo Director – legal, emerging Asia | Baxter (India)

Anuranjan Prasad has been director – legal, emerging Asia at Baxter since 2014 and brings almost 20 years of experience as an in-house counsel to the role. He has previously worked in the infrastructure, fast moving consumer goods, telecom and real estate industry, but has since transitioned smoothly to the healthcare sector. He specialises in …

Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta photo General counsel | Aditya Birla Group

Aditya Birla is a US$44.3bn multinational Indian corporation operating in 35 countries with over 120,000 employees worldwide. Amongst its workforce is the highly respected general counsel Ashok Gupta. Having led legal affairs at the company since 2009, Gupta has an in-depth knowledge of the company and plays a key role on the Group’s M&A extensive …

Ashok Kumar Maheshwary

Ashok Kumar Maheshwary photo Vice president and group head – legal | KCT Management Services

Ashok Kumar Maheshwary has worked at various large companies over the course an in-house career that spans over 30 years. The ‘real game changer’ according to Maheshwary came after joining SpiceJet, India’s second no-frill airline in 2001. He was part of the core team which launched this airline and left it after 11 years as …

Atul Gopalkrishna Juvle

Atul Gopalkrishna Juvle photo General counsel, compliance officer and company secretary – India and South Asia | Schindler India

Atul Gopalkrishna Juvle joined Schindler India in July 2014 with over 30 years of experience including 18 years as a general counsel, and has achieved great successes during his time at the company. Leading a young vibrant team of eight qualified lawyers covering contract, commercial, compliance, legal, code of conduct and company secretarial responsibilities. Juvle …

Avnindra Mohan

Avnindra Mohan photo President legal and regulatory affairs | Zee Entertainment Enterprises

Avnindra Mohan has served as president of legal and regulatory affairs at Zee Entertainment Enterprises since 2003 and has expertly led its legal affairs into its dominant market position as the leading television content provider in India, and for the Indian diaspora around the world. This popular domestic company offers an impressive variety of television …

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