Satish KumarGlobal Head - Legal at Ramco Systems
“Legal Counsel of the Year 2018”- INBA
“GC PowerList India 2018” - Legal 500
K. Satish Kumar, an attorney by profession, has expertise in the Finance domain from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and has varied certificate including WIPO from the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva (Switzerland).
He has over 25 years of rich work experience in various leading corporates. He had worked as Senior Counsel in HCL Technologies and Head Legal in Polaris Software Ltd (now Intellect Design Arena Limited) apart from being the Senior Legal Advisor to Zawawi. He is currently Global Head Legal and Chief Data Protection Officer of a major multinational software Product company - Ramco Systems Limited from 2015. He is a tactful Negotiator and during his stint with Polaris he had negotiated and finalized a prestigious US$ 250 million worth contract with a major global banking company. He is also fondly called as the “Deal Maker”. At Ramco he has overseen implementation of GDPR and other global privacy laws across the organization. He says that "privacy law is booming and corporates are now spending millions in privacy law and I feel privileged to be heading the privacy implementation across the organization. I must confess that I am learning something new every-day interacting with various stakeholders across the Geography."
In one of his previous assignments, he was a Senior Legal Advisor for a Royal Family in the Middle East. His advice and expertise include on various cross border investments, JV’s, Agreements Negotiation and finalization both within the country and cross border.
He has been awarded as the “General Counsel of the Year – 2018 in IT Sector” by Indian National Bar Association. He is an active member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) subcommittee for Information and Communication Technology and Association of Corporate Council of India (ACCI). He is invited for various workshops on current topics in CII and Corporate Council of India (ACCI).