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IndiGo announces the appointment of Pallavi Shardul Shroff as Independent Woman Director

IndiGo announces the appointment of Pallavi Shardul Shroff as Independent Woman Director.

The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo) unanimously approved the appointment of Ms Shroff as Independent Woman Director with effect from September 19, 2019.  Shroff is the Managing Partner of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. with over 37 years of extensive experience.

Her broad and varied representation of public and private corporations and other entities before various national courts, tribunals and legal institutions has earned her national and international acclaim.  Shroff is the Head of the Dispute Resolution practice at the Firm, with extensive knowledge in matters of litigation and arbitration.

Shroff is a member of the Competition Law Review Committee, constituted by the Government of India to ensure that the legislation is in tune with the changing business environment. Shroff has been closely involved with some of the largest and most challenging litigation and arbitration matters in India about energy, infrastructure, natural resources, mergers & acquisitions, legislative and policy-related matters.

She appears regularly in the Supreme Court and High Courts of India, and in arbitrations, mediations and international legal disputes. She has recently been appointed on the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) Court of Arbitration. She regularly represents several companies such as Nestle, General Electric, Havells, Vale Australia, Vodafone, BHEL and ONGC.

Ms Shroff has always been active in public-policy related work. She was a member of the committee set up by the Government of India to advise the Government regarding compliance with Article 39.3 of the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights).

Shroff is also a Director on the Boards of prestigious Indian listed companies viz. Apollo Tyres Ltd., Trident Ltd. and Asian Paints Ltd. She is also on the Boards of One97 Communications Ltd (Paytm), Juniper Hotels Ltd. and various other companies.

Shroff has recently conferred the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the Chambers India Awards 2019. She has been recognised as one of the Most Powerful Women in Indian Business by Business Today, seven years in succession (2013-19).

Reacting to her appointment, Ms Pallavi Shardul Shroff said,” I am pleased to join the Board of Directors at such a pivotal moment in IndiGo’s journey as it progresses towards strengthening its position as India’s leading airline. The aviation sector in India is among the fastest-growing internationally and that makes IndiGo’s story and goals quite compelling. I look forward to contributing my experience to support the company in enhancing its growth and maximizing value for its shareholders.” (UNI)