Head legal and Company Secretary
Aditya Birla Sunlife Insurance
Amber is presently working as Head - Legal & Company Secretary – Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (ABSLI) and has been associated with Aditya Birla Capital since 2008. Amber has a rich experience of 17 years in the field of legal, compliance, regulatory and secretarial functions encompassing Corporate laws, Securities & Capital markets, Insurance, Banking & NBFC regulations, IPR & IT Laws and Litigation & Contract management specialising in financial services.
In his present role in ABSLI, Amber is managing litigation management, contract management, IPR matters, Corporate and Company law matters, statutory and regulatory issues, Board, shareholders and Governance matters. Amber has been instrumental in revamping the working and structure of legal department with strategic intervention and embracing technology as tool in the area of contract management and litigation management, resulting in legal risk mitigation and also improvement of WIN ratio, substantial reduction of cases, developing best practices in contract management and IPR practices. Amber also provides legal support at the Group level working extensively with Group CRO in various projects and initiatives concerning Governance, Brand & IPR, and Technology.
Amber was recently awarded as General Counsel of the Year – Insurance Sector 2018 by Indian National Bar Association (INBA). Amber was adjudged General Counsel of the Year – Runner up at IDEX Legal Awads, 2018. Amber’s contribution and work at Group Level was also rewarded as he won the Power of One Champion Award at Aditya Birla Capital Inspiration Awards 2018. Amber also adjudged Best In-House Counsel of the Year 2017 (litigation management) by Indian National Bar Association. Amber was also a Winner Rising Star Awards in the IN -HOUSE Category Forty under Forty at the Legal Era GENNEXT CONGRESS & AWARDS 2016. He was also declared as a Winner - Young Innovative Leader at Aditya Birla Financial Services (ABFS) Inspiration Awards 2011 and was a nominee for Chairman’s Individual Award under “distinguished achiever” category at Aditya Birla Group Annual Awards 2012.
Under his leadership, the ABSLI legal team has received many accolades and recognitions in the industry forums – Winner Best use of technology by in-house legal department by The INDIA ECONOMIC & LAW SUMMIT & EXCELLENCE AWARDS, 2018, Winner Best in-house legal team 2018 (change management) at the prestigious Asia-Mena In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2018, HongKong, Winner Best Project & Process Excellence for Agreement and Contract Execution Aditya Birla Capital Inspiration Awards 2018, Best Insurance In- House Legal Team at the 6th Annual Indian Legal Awards 2017, Winner Functional Excellence Team – at Aditya Birla Financial Services Inspiration Awards 2016, Winner – “Litigation Analytics” – Excellence in Industry Application - Financial Services at Big Data & Analytics Award 2016, Runner Up - Legal Department of the Year - Small at IDEX Legal Awards 2016.
Amber holds a Bachelor degree in Law and is a member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI and Diploma in Cyber Laws from NALSAR Pro (All India 2nd Rank). Amber is also a member of International Bar Association and perusing certification course on international arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He actively participates at various forums on issues concerning industry and areas of legal jurisprudence and has been a regular speaker in various conferences and seminars in the area of Legal, Compliance and Governance.