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Nadia Saggi is joining Visa as General Counsel, South Asia Region. Saggi is making the move from an in-house role at the BG Group, a position she took up in 2014.
In terms of experience, Saggi has a worked at both domestic and international law firms, starting her career at Amarchand Mangaldas way back in 2003. Three years later, the NLSIU graduate joined Clifford Chance, where she spent nearly six years in the M&A team.
She then moved back to India, taking up an in-house role at Citi, where she was Senior Vice President – Legal. In 2014, she left Citi to join the BG Group as Lead Counsel.
Speaking to Bar & Bench on the decision to move in-house in 2011, Nadia said,
“In-house roles are very exciting, something I learned very early on in my career when I was seconded to Barclays Bank from Clifford Chance and in India this is a role that is evolving in the right direction.”
She said that there is a lot of scope for Indian in-house lawyers to make their mark; companies are looking to their in-house counsel for strategic and legal advice and are developing their in-house teams accordingly.
“There is a real value to be added by the right person in the right role in-house.”