EVP, Regional General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer - India & APAC
Bharat Mehta is the Regional General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer for India and APAC geographies of Capgemini. Bharat’s journey with Capgemini began in 2011 when he was appointed as the General Counsel for Capgemini India.
Being a staunch advocate for the use of technology, Bharat leads such initiatives within the Legal fraternity at Capgemini. He is also a member of various internal committees at Capgemini, such as Internal Audit Committee of the Board, Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Grievances, Corporate Social Responsibility, Procurement Governance, India Leadership Team, global Group Legal Board and board member of Capgemini Asia Pacific Pte. Limited.
Bharat joined Capgemini from Oracle Financial Services Software (formerly i-flex solutions) after nearly 15 years. While in Oracle, Bharat was an invitee to various board meetings acting as Vice President, General Counsel and Ethics & Compliance Officer.
Having spent most of his career in the IT industry, he has managed variety of assignments including overseeing negotiations of complex customer contracts, intellectual property, employee related matters, corporate affairs, merger & acquisitions, integration, business practices, risk management, ethics, compliance and corporate governance.
Besides leading and managing legal departments, Bharat is also one of the founding members of the Technology Law Forum, a platform which spreads awareness and demystifies law and technology for professionals in both fields alike. In addition to supporting NASSCOM’s initiatives in the areas of Legal, Compliance and mentoring forums, he is also an active speaker at various other forums and mentors aspiring law students.
Bharat holds a Degree in Law from the University of Mumbai and other prestigious certifications from Harvard Business Publishing for the Management Development Program, online advance certification from WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) on Copyright and Related Rights, and Electronic Commerce & Intellectual Property. He is also a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics.