Executive Director & General Counsel
Maruti Suzuki India Limited
With a legal career spanning 22+ years, Manjaree brings strong expertise, strategic thinking, operational excellence and business enablement of complex legal and compliance issues to her stakeholders.
With a master in laws from the University of London, Manjaree made a mid-career shift from academics to law. Starting as a litigator, she soon went into corporate practice with Dua Associates, where she rose quickly to manage large multinational clients and undertake complex domestic and cross-border transactions. Manjaree moved in-house when she joined the multinational conglomerate GE in 2001. In over 16 yrs. with the company, she successfully carried out 2 US roles and was the General Counsel for the Plastics, Healthcare and the Power businesses in South Asia, handling increasingly complex and challenging assignments.
Manjaree joined Maruti Suzuki, the automobile leader, earlier in 2018 as its first woman General Counsel, where she is a valued business partner to the Board and Management on strategic growth, key business issues, regulatory risk, corporate governance, and shareholder relations.
Leading from the front in her collaborative and adaptive leadership style, Manjaree has developed strong teams evidencing a culture of ‘trust’, ‘accountability’ and ‘inclusiveness’.
A recipient of several awards, Manjaree is located in Gurugram and enjoys reading, dancing, interior designing and the movies.