Bhushan G. Gokhale
Bhushan G. Gokhale is currently working as the Chief Counsel & Head of Public Affairs (India) for Eaton entities in India. He is leading the legal, compliance & governance, corporate secretarial and public affairs functions of nine entities of Eaton in India, along with the public affairs of Eaton in India. Additionally, Bhushan has a direct reporting line for the legal shared services team who is catering to the legal and IP administration support to Eaton entities in US, EMEA and APAC regions. He also leads the legal, compliance & governance and corporate secretarial functions of Eaton entities in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Bhushan has in total more than 20 plus years of rich experience having worked at senior positions in IT, Specialty Steel, Auto, Pharma and Engineering & Manufacturing industries on domestic and international assignments. He has headed the legal, compliance & governance, corporate secretarial and public affairs functions in his previous employments with large listed & unlisted corporates from Cummins Group, Akzonobel Group, Tata Group, BlueScope Steel, Australia, and Volkswagen (India). Bhushan is working as director on few companies and has extensive experience in handling board of directors and governance related matters. He is also Trustee on Eaton India Foundation and several other Trusts and Director in Eaton Industrial Systems Private Limited and other entities. Before joining Eaton, he was heading the legal and corporate secretarial function of Volkswagen (India).
Mr. Gokhale has a vast experience in managing complex legal transactions involving domestic and foreign jurisdictions, mergers & acquisitions (domestic and international), strategic arrangements, restructuring and joint ventures, legal work related to fund raising, IPO, due diligence assignments, risk management, setting up of green field projects, land and asset acquisitions, strategic debt and equity fund sourcing and debt restructuring, corporate governance, compliance and board matters. He has worked with eminent personalities on various boards of prestigious listed & unlisted organizations and is instrumental in setting up best board and governance practices and processes. He is also featured in the prestigious General Counsel Power List (GC Power List) of Top General Counsel’s in India
He is a commerce and a law graduate from Pune University and a fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.