Chambers Advisory Board Preeti Balwani

Preeti Balwani

General Counsel - India

Biography

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 leaders and women on the board, brand protection and legal operations.

Ms. Balwani has also received recognitions by Legal Era Magazine – Star Women in Law for 2019, Conference Gorilla – Top 50 Legal & IP Lawyers in Asia and Indian National Bar Association – Woman GC of the Year for 2019.

Prior to moving in-house Ms. Balwani served as an external counsel for Indian companies providing them legal advice on M&A, for over a decade. She has a keen interest on how digital solutions can help legal departments be more efficient and mitigate corporate risks. She is an active member in the legal community and is a member of the Indian Corporate Counsel Association, International Bar Association and the American Association of Corporate Counsel.