Erwan Carpentier, Senior VP & General Counsel, MindTree
Erwan Carpentier, French national, joined Mindree in January 2015 as General Counsel and SVP and is based out of Bangalore.
Erwan has over 18 years of experience as in house lawyer in the IT industry and worked, prior to Mindtree, for large international IT companies like Wipro, Accenture or Oracle, all of them based out of Paris.
During his 5 years tenure with Wipro, his previous organization, Erwan was head of Legal for Europe, managed a team of three lawyers and had the mission to increase the visibility and footprint of Wipro in Europe while conducting the classical tasks of a Legal Head (M&A transactions, doing face to face negotiations with large customers from different countries, handling litigation and ensuring that Wipro is compliant in Europe with regard to subjects like Data Privacy or re-badging of employees). At that time Erwan was part of the Legal Commission of the French Syntec (equivalent of NASSCOM in France) and was a board member of the French association of in house counsels, the AFJE, comprising of 4,000 members.
Erwan holds a LLM Degree from the Toulouse University in France and passed a distance learning LLM program during his tenure in Oracle with the University of London. He also passed a Master I Degree in Law in Sweden in 1996 thanks to the European Program named Erasmus.
Today, as SVP & General Counsel of Mindtree, Erwan heads a team of 8 lawyers, reports to the CEO of Mindtree and his scope goes from M&A transactions, contract negotiations, Corporate, reviewing and updating policies, working on the GDPR compliance exercise, litigation and IP. Finally, during the integration of one of the recently acquired companies, Bluefin Solutions, Erwan was a Director of the Board for two years and helped to grow the revenue and profits of the company while ensuring a smooth integration.