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Litigation Professional Implements Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices For Compliance

Born and brought up in the Samastipur district of Bihar in rural India. While growing up as a child, Raghuvendra never contemplated becoming a Lawyer or pursuing a Company secretary. Today this acknowledged legal strategist is also a passionate volunteer at the Art of Living who endeavors to live each day with vigor to increase productivity with purpose and make the world a better place for all to live a joyful life.

Currently based in Dubai, Raghvendra Verma, Chief Legal, Compliance & Company Secretary at ISON, spearheads the group’s efforts to build strong corporate governance. ISON Group is one of Africa’s leading IT and ITeS companies, with over 500 million customers and 50 global on-shore centers providing Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics Voice, Customer Experience Management, Enterprise Mobility, ERP, and CRM process solutions.

During the 23 years of his professional career, he served multiple roles in various firms across Manufacturing, Real Estate, Mining, IT, ITES, and the BPO sector. He lived in Kenya and Nigeria, traveling across the globe, interacting and acquainting himself with legal complexities while managing global cultural diversity within the litigation framework.

Challenges Are Opportunities

Working with people globally on Compliance and Litigation from diverse nationalities, races, religions, and ethnic groups can be challenging. Nevertheless, it’s also an excellent opportunity to learn about global cultures and human ideologies as we progress towards understanding them.

Embracing Diversity & Inclusion Best Practices

Raghvendra believes his key achievements include setting up numerous businesses in Africa, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Working closely with his team, he built a robust compliance system that propagates an inclusive work culture in the organization. ISON takes pride in following best practices for diversity and inclusion at the workplace. It’sIt’s imperative to treat people with dignity, irrespective of their gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or colour.

“Mapping the laws of each country and ensuring compliance was an arduous task. With the support of my team, we were able to implement a unique compliance system. Managing employees from various countries, each an individual with their own set of beliefs and diverse cultures Effectively managing litigation with clients from across 35 countries globally, identifying issues at the primitive stage to provide immediate solutions is the key.”

Recognizing his inclusive compliance strategies, he was accorded the Champion of Governance Award in Kenya, 50 Best Legal Falcon In The Corporate World- Middle East. At the Global Choice Awards 2021, he was awarded Legal Expert Of The Year (M/A / Cyber Security & Business).


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