Eduvanz, a digital Fintech NBFC today announced the appointment of Simrata Gujral as the chief legal and compliance officer, effective March 2, 2022. At Eduvanz, Simrata will be working closely with the leadership team to scale up and reinforce the company’s legal and compliance capabilities.
Simrata joins Eduvanz from Kohlberg Kravis Rogers & Co. wherein she was enacted as the primary contact for Legal and compliance for the India investment team and the global legal team. Simrata has close to 18 years of experience in the Banking & Financial Services sector having worked with Citibank, Deutsch Bank, ANZ and J P Morgan, where she managed a team of lawyers, responsible for servicing the Trade, Treasury, Corporate, Investment Banking and Investor Services functions. As an in-house counsel Simrata has worked across business segments, product suites and entity wide issues on human relations, technology etc.
Born in Delhi, Simrata graduated in Economics from Sri. Venkateswara College and pursued LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
Welcoming Simrata to the team, Eduvanz Co-founder & CEO Varun Chopra said, “As we expand in our operations and strive to reach greater heights, it is imperative to be compliant with government norms, which are set out to safeguard the interests of the companies and consumers alike. I am pleased to have Ms. Gujral be part of the Eduvanz leadership team. Bringing along 18 years of diverse experience in the Banking and Financial services sector and having transcended into multiple leadership roles throughout her career, I am confident that Ms. Gujral’s deep understanding of the legal framework will help us reinforce our legal and compliance capabilities.”
Commenting on her appointment, Simrata Gujral said, “Eduvanz’s vision of providing affordable education to all Indian learners is one which resonates with me deeply, as it fulfils a real need among the learners ecosystem. Having worked in marquee, multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary organisations in the past, I am looking forward to leading the legal team at Eduvanz with passion, and building a strong legal and compliance foundation for the company.”