Amber Gupta

Amber Gupta has 22 years of work experience in the field of legal, compliance, regulatory and company secretarial functions encompassing Corporate & Securities Laws, Capital Markets & Broking Laws, Insurance Laws, Banking & NBFC Regulations, IPR Laws, IT Laws, Dispute Resolution, Contract Management, Corporate Compliances, Board, Shareholders and Governance matters with specialisation in financial services sector. Mr Gupta has extensive hands-on experience in policy making and regulatory matters, emerging areas of laws and regulations, brand protection, legal risk assessment, due diligence and business integration, transactional and legal advisory in new business initiatives, fundraising, IPO, Board and Governance matters, Joint-Ventures, Scheme of Arrangements, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy framework and implementation of Knowledge Management Initiatives.

Mr Gupta has been associated with Aditya Birla Capital since 2008 starting with Aditya Birla Money as Head- Legal, Compliance and Secretarial and played significant role in takeover and integration of broking business and setting up of legal and compliances process and policies for Securities and Wealth Management business, Mutual Fund & Insurance distribution and online money management.

In 2014, Mr Amber moved to Aditya Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (ABSLI) as Head - Legal & Company Secretary. At ABSLI, Amber bought transformational change in the working of legal & secretarial function and led key process improvisation, with focus on digitisation and implementing methodologies for legal risk mitigation, devising strategies leading to improvement in win ratio in litigation, bringing standardisation and significantly scaling up the productivity of the team, as well implementing best practices in the area of litigation and dispute resolution, contract management and corporate secretarial matters, while managing board and shareholders and JV compliances efficiently.

During his stint with ABSLI, the legal & secretarial function has won various accolades – India and globally, including Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance by Institute of Directors at 19th Annual Convention in London 2019, Star team of the Year 2019 at 10th Annual ABG Annual Awards, functional excellence team at ABSLI Excellence Awards 2020, 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 Asia-Mena In-House Community Counsels of the Year Awards 2018, Hong Kong, Best Insurance In-House Legal Team at the 6th Annual Indian Legal Awards 2017 and Winner – Litigation Analytics – Excellence in Industry Application - Financial Services at Big Data & Analytics Award 2016.

Mr Amber was also recognised as FAIR Leader Innovation at ABSLI Excellence Awards 2020. Amber was also awarded as General Counsel of the Year – Insurance Sector 2018 by Indian National Bar Association (INBA) and was also adjudged as General Counsel of the Year – Runner up at IDEX Legal Awards 2018. Amber also adjudged Best In-House Counsel of the Year 2017 (litigation management) by INBA.

Build partnership and collaboration, have an eye for detail, understand the business and ask right questions, bring value addition and be well networked. Be down to earth and take care of your team members and respect the people around you. These little things, amongst the basic traits of hard work, dedication and passion. Most importantly LOVE YOUR PROFESSION.

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