President – Legal
Piramal Capital & Housing Finance
Anand Vardhan (President – Legal, Piramal Capital & Housing Finance) has more than 18 years of experience in legal function and has extensive hands-on experience in various areas including real estate construction & development, mortgage finance, dispute resolution, private equity funds and investment management.
Prior to joining Piramal, he was General Counsel of SUN-Apollo Ventures, an offshore real estate private equity fund, before which he was Associate Vice President and Head – Legal of HDFC Venture Capital Fund.
Prior to HDFC, Anand has held several managerial positions in legal function at leading business houses like ICICI Bank, Tata Housing and Daewoo Motors.
Anand is an IRPM (Industrial Relations & Personnel Management) graduate from Hans Raj College, Delhi University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.) from the Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He is also an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ACS).
Anand was listed amongst Top 100 Most Influential and Innovative In-house Counsel by the Legal 500 in 2016 and 2018. He was also nominated as the Young Achiever Award at the 6th Annual Legal Era Awards, 2016-17. Under his leadership, the legal team of Piramal Capital has recently been included in ‘The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: India Teams 2017’, as one of the best in-house legal teams in the financial sector.