Independent Director, Legal/Corporate Consultant, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation. Former General Counsel Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
Brief info
Shukla Wassan

Is an Independent Director in several Indian companies and Chairperson in Companies in Nepal. She is also an internationally accredited Arbitrator and Mediator.

She is a Mentor & Coach to General Counsels and Vice Presidents.

During her corporate legal career, in the last three decades, Shukla has been a Member of the Senior Management at Reckitt Benckiser, Xerox India, and Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages in India and in Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Her wide-ranging areas of expertise include Joint Ventures, Acquisition & Refranchising, Strategic Alliances, Intellectual Property, Indirect Taxation, Competition Law, Arbitration, Corporate Governance, POSH, Environment & Sustainability, and Corporate Social Responsibilities.

Shukla has also been a member of various committees of CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, and Institute of Company Secretaries.

She is a recipient of several national and international awards in various categories including as General Counsel.

Professional Memberships & Positions

  • Member of the Secretarial Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Founding Member of the Indian Corporate Counsels Association of India


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) (India)
  • Bachelor of Law (India)
  • Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India
  • Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London
  • Accredited Mediator on Civil & Commercial Mediation from ADR ODR, London
  • Accredited Mediator on Commercial Mediation & Negotiation from Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
  • Executive Coach - Columbia University, New York

Shukla Wassan is one of the founder members of the GCAI. She brings with her wide and rich corporate and board experience, making this a formidable association for the enhancement and development of General Counsels in India.

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