Surender Sharma is Legal Director, Northern Europe Hub at Colgate-Palmolive since October 2023. Before this assignment, Surender was a Whole-time Director – Legal & Company Secretary at Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited. Being part of the Board and Leadership Team, Surender uses his more than two decades of industry experience in helping the Management to devise business strategies, risk identification & mitigation strategies and Corporate Governance.
Prior to joining Colgate, Surender had worked as an In-house Legal Counsel in Indian & global multi-national Companies like Marico, Heinz India, Reckitt Benckiser, Taj Group and Maruti Suzuki. Other than India, he also handled legal issues pertaining to Bangladesh, South East Asia, Middle East & North Africa Region. He has established a reputation of solving complex business problems and introducing simplification of Legal tasks with the aid of technology. He takes keen interest in driving awareness on counterfeit issues, Ethics and Compliance Culture across the organization and developing the next line of legal talent.
Under his leadership, His team has won various awards. He was the winner of “In-house Counsel Award” by India Business Law Journal in 2021 and Business World Top 100 GC for 2022.