Jt. President & Head – Legal
Ambuja Cements Ltd. (Holcim CementSwiss MNC)
Kanaiya Thakker is the General Counsel for Ambuja Cements, a Group Company of Lafarge Holcim, a French-Swiss MNC, and builds, leads, and maintains a strong legal & compliance team for Ambuja Cements. He has been with Ambuja, one of the country’s biggest manufacturers of cement and cementitious products, since early 2013.
Kanaiya is both a qualified lawyer and a company secretary. He has previously worked as a General Counsel with Indian Conglomerates like Asian Paints and the Aditya Birla Group, and also with a few US and German MNCs. He has been handling mega-merger projects, both domestic and cross-border, and various infrastructure and energy projects, and has also been responsible for introducing and implementing top-class legal and compliance processes at his workplace. Kanaiya currently also handles large CCI, environmental, and mining-related matters for Ambuja Cements.