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Most Influential GCs - India
Padmaja Chakravarty of Citigroup Global Markets.
Padmaja Chakravarty was appointed General Counsel at Citibank for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in August 2018. Prior to this role, she was Head of Capital Markets Origination Legal for the Asia-Pacific Region for two years, out of Hong Kong.
Currently based in Mumbai, she has been at Citibank since 2012 in a series of senior roles. Her international experience also includes stints in private practice at Sullivan & Cromwell and Linklaters, both in London, where she was involved in investment banking issues, including complex cross-border transactions.
Her influence is confirmed by market sources who comment: “She is excellent, I would recommend.” Another interviewee highlights her skills as follows: “She is very young and has global experience; she worked in London for some time, which is the kind of experience she brings to Citibank India. Her role is broad as she has taken on regulatory issues in India relating to cybercrime, anything that they have a problem with, she is a go-to person.”