Citi today announced the appointment of Padmaja Chakravarty as the General Counsel for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, effective Tuesday, August 14, 2018. Chakravarty will oversee the legal teams across the three countries for Citi and will report to Regional General Counsel for Asia Pacific Kate Fewings and Citi India CEO Pramit Jhaveri.
Chakravarty joins from Hong Kong, where she was head of Capital Markets Origination (CMO) Legal, Asia Pacific, since 2016, responsible for legal matters of Citi’s Investment Banking and Capital Markets businesses including all Citi Capital Market transactions originating in Asia (ex-Japan) and public takeover and private M&A transactions originating from Asia. Prior to this, she was Director and Deputy General Counsel Citi India between January 2014 to December 2015, with oversight of Investment banking, CMO and Public Markets.
Chakravarty has been with Citi since 2012. She previously worked in the London offices of both Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and Linklaters LLP between 2005 and 2011, specializing in various investment banking activities such as securities offerings, cross-border merger and acquisitions, amongst others. She obtained her B.A., L.L.B. (Honours) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and her Bachelor of Civil Law from St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.