Anubhav Kapoor joins Ford India as its Director of Legal Affairs
Anubhav Kapoor – the erstwhile Group Vice President – Legal and Group Company Secretary of Cummins India has joined Ford India Private Limited as its Director of Legal Affairs and is based out of Pune. As Chief of Legal, Anubhav is responsible for legal, regulatory compliance and corporate governance practices and policies for the entities of Ford in India.
As the Chief of legal, at Cummins in India, Anubhav was responsible for legal, IP, regulatory compliance and corporate governance practices and policies for all the entities and JV of Cummins in India. Before that, he was working with Microland Limited as its General Counsel and Company Secreatry.
Anubhav has also helped large corporates like Tata Technologies, Domino's Pizza India, Polaris to name a few devise their IP creation and monetization strategies. He has also handled contracts and litigations involving complex IP issues. He has also been involved with IP issues during M&A, spin-out, and joint venture deals during his long career.
Anubhav has 27 years of experience as in-house counsel which spans across various industries including IT, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, food, banking and insurance software's and engineering. Anubhav has handled multifarious areas such as M&A, arbitration & litigation management, structuring large business contracts, IPR, global compliances to list a few. Also, being a corporate secretary, he has also dealt with high visibility boards and handled complex matters including those related to corporate governance, insider trading, private & public offerings.
Anubhav was listed in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Strategy 300 (http://www.iam-media.com/Strategy300/) among the World's Leading IP Strategist and awarded as Star General Counsel 2017 of the year by Legal Era.
He was listed as "World Leading General Counsel" in 2018 by Legal Era and as "Top 100 General Counsel in India" by Business World in 2021 and more recently by Business World Magazine BW Legal Group as part of Elite BW Legal World Top 100 General Counsel of India in Feb 2021.
Anubhav is passionate about innovation. He has helped large corporates like Tata Technologies, Cummins, Domino's Pizza India, Polaris to name a few; devise their IP creation and monetization strategies. Anubhav has also handled contracts and litigations involving complex IP issues. He has also been involved with IP issues during M&A, spin-out and joint venture deals during his long career. He has spoken on several national and international forums on topics related to management of IP. He is also a serving member of CII Committee(s) on Legal Services and Regulatory Affairs.
During his tenure at Tata Technologies, Anubhav has also served as Head of Global Corporate Sustainability at where he worked extensively in programs related to education of girls in engineering, promotion of diversity at workplaces and encouraging innovation and design thinking among engineers. His much successful "Ready Engineer" program targeted towards promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) has been awarded National Education Excellence Award 2017 by ASSOCHAM for significant contribution done by the industry in education sector in India.
Anubhav was also bestowed with an honorary Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International because of his contributions to e-learning and digital education in India and invited to speak at the Rotary International Convention at Canada in 2018.