Eduvanz appoints Simrata Gujral as Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

Mumbai: Eduvanz, a Digital Fintech NBFC today announced the appointment of Ms. Simrata Gujral as the Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, effective March 2, 2022. At Eduvanz, she will be working closely with the leadership team to scale up and reinforce the company’s legal and compliance capabilities.


Simrata joins Eduvanz from KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Rogers & Co.) where, in addition to transactional support, she was primarily responsible for putting in place governance standards for the Indian franchise and portfolio companies. Simrata has over 15 years of experience in the Banking & Financial Services sector having worked with Citibank, Deutsch Bank, ANZ, and JP Morgan. As an in-house counsel Simrata has worked across business segments and product suites including Retail Banking, Private Banking, Trade, Treasury, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Investor Services functions., and has also been responsible for 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 laws and regulations, 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 over 15 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 resonates with me deeply, as it fulfills a real need among the learners’ ecosystem. Having worked in the marquee, multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary organizations in the past, I am looking forward to leading the legal and compliance team at Eduvanz with passion and building a strong legal and compliance foundation for the company.”


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