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Ashok Chawla joins law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Law firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has roped in former Competition Commission Chairman Ashok Chawla as a member on its Strategic Advisory Board.

After being at the helm of the fair trade regulatory body for over four years, he had superannuated on January 7.

Chawla's appointment would be effective from January 15, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas said in a release today.

He would be joining Infosys Co-Founder N R Narayana Murthy, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, Kotak Mahindra Bank Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director Uday Kotak, who are already advisory members.

Others on the board are Janmejaya Sinha, Chairman of Boston Consultancy Group (BCG) - Asia Pacific and Umakanth Varottil, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law in National University Singapore.

A seasoned civil servant, Chawla has more than 40 years of diverse experience at the state and central governments as well as at multilateral agencies.

"We are delighted to have Chawla being part of our strategy advisory board. Given his rich and diversified experience, including various leadership positions, his guidance to the firm, would add immense value and depth to the firm," the law firm's Managing Partner Cyril Shroff said.

On his new role, Chawla said: "It is my pleasure to be part of the distinguished advisory board of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas and I look forward to be contributing to firm's growth."

The Strategic Advisory Board would guide the firm on its vision, overall direction and strategy as well as provide advise to the leadership to identify new opportunities.

"They (board) will guide the firm in making the best use of its resources, and achieves its ambitious vision to its fullest potential," the release said.

First Published: Tue, January 12 2016. 17:57 IST
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