Name   Nishtha Kharb Shukla

Designation     Legal Director, ASEAN, Korea & Japan

Company     Reckitt Benckiser

Country    Singapore

Mrs. Nishtha Kharb Shukla is adistinguished healthcare & technology focussedlawyer with overtwelve years of experience in handling wide range of legal and regulatory issues, particularly in the Asia region. Presently, she is working for a British Multinational RB as their Legal Director, ASEAN, Japan & Korea advising them on legal affairs and contributing towards innovative solutions to people’s every day challenges in the arena of health and well-being.

She also worked as the Legal Head of Asia for anotherdynamic, US head-quarteredhealthcare company, Carestream Health Inc. In this role, she lead the legal and compliance affairs of the company forAsia-Pacific regionthat comprises of ANZ, ASEAN countries, Indiaand South Korea. Prior to joining Carestream, she was the in-house counsel and Data Privacy Officerat Philips Electronics Pte Ltd for ASEAN and South-East Asia operations. She started her career as a legal associate at Singapore’s Tan KokQuan Partnership and later joined world’ s leading dispute law firm, Herbert Smith in their arbitration& dispute practice. She briefly headed Herbert Smith’s India desk as the firm expanded its Indian corporate clientele.Ms. Nishtha also sits on the Board of the Singapore chapter ofthe Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), one of the world’s largest professional association of in-house counsels.

Aprominent panel speaker in various leading Legal Conferences of the region, she has been providing thought leadership on managing cross border disputes- role of arbitration and challenges in Asia’s legal framework. She graduated with First Class Honours (LL.B) from Amity University, New Delhiand also holds a Masters’ degree in law. She has attended Executive Programs on Strategy and Negotiations at Harvard University and NUS Business School.

Ms. Nishtha feels strongly about charitable causes and utilizing creative arts as a medium for contributing to society. To this end, she has directed and acted in numerous plays, scripted and directed a music album with an aim to raise funds for blind school children and for palliative care children in Singapore. Nishtha is always on a look out for willing hearts to join her in the social causes