Vice President, Legal
Sankalp Jain is currently Vice President, Legal, for HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited (HDFC Life), and heads the legal function for HDFC Life. He advises the company on litigation management, corporate advisory, policyholder matters, contract drafting, IPR issues, and employment law matters, and also assists in risk management and other regulatory issues impacting the company. He manages a team of 20 plus lawyers who navigate legal risks and regulatory issues impacting the life insurance business of the company.
Prior to HDFC Life, Sankalp was the General Counsel at ZyFin Group, promoted by marquee private equity group, Zodius Capital. At ZyFin, Sankalp managed the legal and compliance control functions across Singapore, India, U.K, and Ireland and supported the macro-economic analytics research business and global asset management business. In his role at ZyFin, Sankalp was credited for providing cutting-edge legal leadership in launching the world’s first India fixed income UCITS ETF and listing it on the Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange.
Sankalp has more than 15 years of diverse experience in legal and compliance management. He has a unique blend of legal leadership skills and gravitas, ranging from advising large multinational companies to incubating and scaling up global FinTech startup enterprises.