• Teruo Saito , Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, CMIC Group

    Teruo Saito , Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, CMIC Group

  • From ensuring legal and regulatory compliance to managing the legal risks associated with corporate operations, the responsibilities of Chief Legal and Compliance Officers encompass a wide range of matters, as they are tasked with safeguarding the company's interests and reputation. With years of rich industry expertise Teruo Saito, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, CMIC Group, has been playing a key role in negotiating through legal challenges. With a diverse and unique professional background, Teruo Saito has gained extensive experience over 31- year career as a lawyer. Upholding professionalism, ethics, and serving the best interests of his clients remain the core principles of his legal practice.

  • Teruo Saito: Addressing Legal Challenges With Wisdom & Expertise

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Top 10 Chief Legal Officers In Asia - 2023

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  • Top 10 Chief Legal Officers In Asia - 2023

    Legal Expertise, Personified In Our CLO

    Lawful Administrator:

    The chief legal officer (CLO) is an expert and leader who helps the company minimize its legal risks by advising the company's other officers and board members on any major legal and regulatory issues the company confronts, such as litigation risks. A chief legal officer is a lawyer with a Juries Doctor (JD) degree, state license and extensive corporate experience. As the head of a corporate legal department, a CLO is responsible for overseeing a company’s legal affairs. They have extensive legal backgrounds with previous positions as head legal, first general counsel and law firm partner before becoming a CLO.

    A CLO is also a strategic thinker and a senior executive, operating at the highest and most impactful level of the company. To be successful in the top legal officer role, a CLO should divide his or her time between “four faces”— Strategist, Catalyst, Guardian, and Operator.

    Profession of Lawful Administrator:

    A chief legal officer (CLO) is a legal executive appointed to govern a firm's legal department, lead in-house attorneys, provide direction on major legal and regulatory issues, and work to minimize legal risks. A CLO takes charge of legal matters in the company. Different organizations have different roles as far as this position is concerned. However, the major roles are to inform the executive team on emerging law changes. This includes both new and pre-existing laws that may affect the company's business operations. It is also the duty of the CLO to take employees through a curriculum program on business legal matters.

    The responsibilities of a CLO vary depending on the structure of an organization. However, below are the typical responsibilities of a chief legal officer: Providing legal advice, Processing documents, Conducting Research, Identifying Risks, Directing Staff.

    Needs of Lawful Administrator:

    A CLO is the highest-ranking legal executive in an organization, reporting directly to the CEO or COO. Each CLO is responsible for overseeing all aspects of legal affairs, including: Compliance and risk management. CLO should be involved in key business decisions, such as mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic planning. The CLO also serves as a bridge between the company’s leadership team and its outside counsel.

    CEO Insights ASIA in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Chief Legal Officers in Asia - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Chief Legal Officers In Asia - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
KAFD Ayman Nasser Alawad ,Chief Legal Officer KAFD An industry leader with valuable experience in law firm, providing advice to companies on corporate and securities, restructuring, capital markets, FDI, real estate, hospitality, and regulations development
J Trust Royal Bank Boren KORK,Chief Legal & Compliance Officer J Trust Royal Bank In the fast-paced and highly regulated world of finance, Chief Legal and Compliance Officers serve as the protectors of legal and ethical integrity within financial institutions.
Cake Group Daniel Lo ,Chief Legal Officer Cake Group A legal leader with 1 decade of experience in law and finance, focusing on decentralized finance, crypto regulation and venture capital investments
Al Khayyat Investments Hicham Henri Hage,Chief Legal Officer Al Khayyat Investments By fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, & collaboration, I believe that we can achieve great things together & make a positive impact within the organization
Microsoft Singapore Jeth Lee ,Chief Legal Officer Microsoft Singapore A passionate leader, providing overall counsel at the intersection of law, technology and public policy, and is responsible for driving strategic transactions, brokering public-private partnerships and many more
Microlink Solutions Navrita Kaur ,Chief Legal Officer Microlink Solutions A dynamic leader having more than 1 year of experience in information technology and service industry, also with 4 years of litigation depatment knowledge
Triveni Engineering & Industries Prateek Kumar Singh ,Chief Legal Officer Triveni Engineering & Industries An positive leader having well rounded experience of 8 years in the legal profession, both as an independent lawyer and as in-house legal counsel
Hind Rectifiers Preeti Sharma ,Head of Legal Hind Rectifiers A strategic leader with over a decade of experience in the legal landscape, and is proficient & adept in litigation, agreements and negotiation
Tun Razak Exchange Prema Sivasoathy ,Director - Legal Tun Razak Exchange A visionary leader,with prior experience in legal practice focusing on corporate and project transactions in infrastructure and power generation
CMIC Group Teruo Saito ,Chief Legal & Compliance Officer CMIC Group An experienced leader having more than 3 decades with diverse range of experience in legal field and working as a private lawyer for over 15 years

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