Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Global Advisory Board

The Chambers D&I Global Advisory Board is composed of senior D&I trailblazers who are at the forefront of driving inclusion in the legal profession. Chambers D&I is delighted to be working with these senior role models and gaining their crucial insights into our D&I offerings. Chambers and Partners will collaborate with Advisory Board members to use innovative ways of creating an inclusive and progressive series of actions which encourage the legal profession to focus on furthering the advancement of D&I. The Advisory Board is chaired by Dee Sekar, Head of D&I at Chambers and Partners.

Kathleen Franklin​

Global Ethics and Compliance Strategy Leader

Sony Corporation of America

Preeti Balwani

General Counsel - India

The Kraft Heinz Company

Preeti Balwani is the General Counsel for Kraft Heinz in India with over 15 years of experience as a seasoned commercial attorney. Ms. Balwani is also an Executive Director on the board of directors for the company and is part of the Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Balwani is passionate about giving back to society, she likes to spend her free time volunteering with organisations to impart free legal education. She routinely speaks at forums on gender diversity and inclusion, women...

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Timothy Chow

Chief Business Integrity Officer and General Counsel Commercial

Diageo

As Chief Business Integrity Officer and General Counsel Commercial, Tim currently oversees Diageo plc’s global compliance and ethics agenda, including managing a team of specialist legal support for such matters as anti-bribery and corruption, competition issues and sanctions regimes. Tim and his team also provide support for the company’s global commercial sales agenda as well as its global duty free travel business. Since joining Diageo in 2004, Tim has held a number of corporate center and market-based roles, most recently...

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Karin Kringen

Senior Counsel

Wells Fargo

Naosuke Fujita

Managing Director and General Counsel Japan

Goldman Sachs

Naosuke Fujita is Goldman Sachs’ managing director and general counsel for Japan and oversees the legal coverage of all the firm’s business in Japan. He is a member of Goldman Sachs Japan’s executive committee. Previously Naosuke was in private practice for 16 years as partner with the Japanese firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune and the Tokyo Offices of US law firms, Paul Hastings and O’Melveny & Myers. At work Naosuke is an MD ally of the Japan Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual...

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Michelle Fang

Chief Legal Officer

Turo Inc.

Dee Sekar

Head of Diversity & Inclusion - Chair of the Chambers D&I Global Advisory Board

Chambers and Partners

Dee is a UK qualified solicitor with 7 years’ experience working in the corporate D&I space. She is on the Chambers and Partners leadership team and manages the company’s global D&I external and internal strategy and programmes. Dee graduated in Law from Queen Mary, University of London and holds a Legal Practice Course certificate from BPP Law School. She recently completed a Women in Leadership executive programme at Cornell University.

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