Dr. Rajeev Uberoi
Chief General Counsel and Group Head Legal & Compliance
IDFC Bank Ltd
Dr Rajeev Uberoi joined IDFC as General Counsel and Group Head-Legal and Compliance in 2009. Having worked in the banking and finance space for more than three decades, Dr Rajeev commands a unique position in the legal fraternity and is looked upon by many institutional heads for his ability to effectively strategize and formulate business - legal decisions which have led to consummation of some path breaking transactions in the domestic and international markets. Having worked as an in- house counsel in multi-functional and multi-jurisdictional organizations with rich experience in banking spanning more than 30 years, he has the ability to seamlessly advice on complex matters including cross border regulatory regimes and enforcement practices, local jurisdiction issues, tax implications, capital market regulations, Mergers & Acquisitions (both domestic and cross-border) including the latest demerger of IDFC Limited and IDFC Bank Limited, corporate restructuring, Private Equity Investments, JVs, foreign collaborations, divestments, major commercial contracts, civil and criminal litigation, property matters and many other incidental issues of legal & regulatory nature.
Dr Rajeev has been instrumental in setting up the governance structure at IDFC that adheres to ethical standards, best practices and compliance of relevant laws to protect the interest of the shareholders. His global outlook has set the foundation for IDFC to collaborate with illustrious law schools like Harvard Law School and Jindal Global Law School and facilitate dissemination of calibrated course contents, allow secondments to student and publish research papers.
Prior to joining IDFC Limited, Dr Rajeev worked with Standard Chartered Bank where he was Regional Head - Operational Risk & Assurance, South Asia. In his previous experiences, he has worked with several domestic and multinational banks such as Union Bank of India, State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India as Asst. General Manager, Dept. of Banking Supervision, Citibank as Vice President & Regulatory Head; ANZ Grindlays Bank as Head - Risk Management & Compliance - India. Dr Rajeev is also a profound writer and has a lot of publications to his credit. He is also a member of various committees and has been active on the Speaker circuit. He is a recipient of many accolades and awards and his contribution to the legal fraternity has been recognised in the Industry.