General Counsel India
Preeti Balwani is General Counsel, India at Kraft Heinz. Ms. Balwani is an Executive Director on the Board and is a member of the India Leadership Team. In her role as the company’s chief legal and compliance officer, she is responsible for the Indian business unit’s legal affairs including litigations, corporate matters, regulatory affairs and brand protection. The organisation’s Corporate Secretarial and Regulatory Affairs department also reports to her.
Prior to joining Kraft Heinz India, Preeti has also served as General Counsel for the Welspun India and as a M&A Partner at Rajani Associates and Partner, Mumbai Corporate Office at Khaitan, Sud & Partners.
Preeti is on several committees for the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Young Indians Mumbai Chapter and is a Patron Member of the International Bar Association.
Preeti has a keen interest in how digital technology transformations can help in-house legal teams, start-ups, brand protection and innovation. She has authored articles on sexual harassment, gender diversity, in-house counsels, start-ups, doing business in India etc. She routinely speaks at various forums gender diversity, women in the board room, sexual harassment laws, data privacy and corporate governance.