Tapan Pati joins Godrej & Boyce, a flagship company of the Godrej Group, as its senior vice president and general counsel, leading a legal team comprising 31 lawyers.
Pati has 23 years of experience advising multinational companies in various sectors, including manufacturing, food, hospitality, retail and pharmaceuticals.
He has also handled corporate and commercial transactions, legal compliances, and litigation across South Asia, and has worked closely with senior business leaders in various functions and jurisdictions.
Prior to Godrej, Pati led the legal practice for Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical business and was previously the head of legal and advisory at three US-headquartered multinational companies operating in India.
Speaking exclusively to IBLJ, Pati said, “G&B has a 126-year legacy as one of India’s leading conglomerates with a presence in 14 diverse engineering businesses that span B2C, B2B and B2G segments. The size and scale of G&B’s pan-India operations is incredibly vast, to say the least.
“The 31-member legal team focuses broadly on verticals like compliance, contracts, intellectual property and disputes. I want to work closely with these seasoned legal professionals, so they can add even more value to our diverse businesses through being more agile and adding to the depth of their sector-specific expertise across all practice verticals.”