Inderpreet Sawhney to head Wipro's legal dept.

Bangalore, India, November 25, 2011: Global IT and consulting leader Wipro has announced the appointment of Inderpreet Sawhney as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the company. She will head Wipro’s legal function and uphold Wipro’s tradition of doing business in an ethical, transparent and responsible manner. Inderpreet, an attorney with 20 years of experience who has worked both in India and U.S. will also drive corporate compliance with the various business operating entities globally.

Prior to joining Wipro, Inderpreet served as the Managing Partner of The Chugh Firm Silicon Valley office, where her mandate included counsel on complex international transactions, corporate review, mergers and acquisitions, litigation management, employment (including immigration) matters, primarily for information technology, business process outsourcing, retail service and hospitality companies.Inderpreet began her career in ITC Limited.

She also serves on the National Advisory Council of NASABA (North American South Asian Bar Association). Her past leadership positions include President NASABA, Board Member of Partham Bay Area, Foundation for Excellence, Indus Women Leaders.

A BA (Hons.) and LL.B degree from Delhi University and a LL.M from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, Inderpreet has been awarded the 2006 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Award, 2010 Outstanding Mentorship Award, SABA Northern California and, the 2010 NASABA Cornerstone Award.