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Credit Suisse retains, promotes Sapna Bhawnani who was due to join KKR

Sapna Bhawnani remains at Credit Suisse
Sapna Bhawnani remains at Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse director and head of legal Sapna Bhawnani has been promoted to head of legal for South Asia.

We had reported on 23 December 2019 that she had told Credit Suisse that she would be leaving the bank to join private equity fund KKR in early 2020, in a legal and compliance role.

However, Credit Suisse is understood to have managed to retain Bhawnani, while also promoting her to a position with a wider remit, according to her Linked-in profile.

According to her Linked-in profile update she will “supervise and coordinate General Counsel activities and act as a legal and strategic advisor for Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Southeast Asia Frontier Markets”.

She has confirmed her new designation and that she was remaining at Credit Suisse but declined to comment further after we reached out to her.

Bhawnani is reporting to the general counsel, Asia Pacific region.

Sapna (Jain) Bhawnani Work history From: Apr 2020: Head of Legal South Asia, Credit Suisse (Mumbai) Jun 2016 - Apr 2020: Director, Head of India Legal, Credit Suisse (Ceejay House) Sep 2010 - May 2016: Vice President | Senior Legal Counsel, India Legal, Deutsche Bank Jan 2010 - Sep 2010: Senior Associate, Bharucha & Partners Nov 2008 - Dec 2009: VP- Corporate Affairs, PVP Ventures Limited Nov 2006 - Oct 2008: Senior Associate, Juris Corp 2003 - 2006: Associate, Desai & Diwanji Education 1996 - 2001: Jai Hind College, Bachelor, Commerce 2001 - 2004: Government Law College, LLB, Legal
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