Tejal Patil

Tejal Patil is an industry expert with more than 29 years of expertise in legal, compliance, risk and governance across Asia Pacific. She has given strategic and risk advice to CEOs, senior management and the Board of Directors, assisting in ever-increasing growth, keeping company’s safety in mind as well.

In her role as General Counsel for Wipro, Tejal heads the Legal & Compliance, Global Data Privacy and Government Affairs functions. She is also part of the Wipro Executive Council.

Before joining Wipro, she was working as the Senior Legal Advisor for OYO Hotels and Homes since September 2020. Tejal joined OYO after a 19-year successful job in the global conglomerate, GE (General Electric Company) where her role was as a General Counsel of GE South Asia. Her prior experience includes Asia Pacific roles with GE’s healthcare, consumer, industrial, and aviation businesses, as General Counsel based in Singapore and Tokyo.

At OYO Hotels and Homes, Tejal was also a primary member of the OYO Global leadership team where she was responsible for the legal function of OYOs in the region which includes managing regulatory, contractual and legal compliance for the company. This has helped in driving OYO’s strategic decisions, disputes resolution and helping the senior management with actionable counsel on strategic business decisions and operational execution.

A qualified solicitor at both the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and the Law Society of England and Wales and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Tejal is a member of the FICCI Corporate Laws Committee and also the founder member of the prestigious General Counsel Association of India.

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