Cheriachen, is currently in his 16th year of his career out of which the last 12 years have been in-house. He holds an LLM degree in Business Laws and Criminal Laws from the Cochin University of Science and Technology where he stood “First”.
At Accenture, Cheriachen is largely responsible for managing and monitoring compliances-both statutory and ethical covering India, Bangladesh and Srilanka and encompassing Foreign exchange, FDI related compliances, SEZ, STPI, Labour (excluding payroll, PF, ESI) and establishment related compliances, Telecom, Cyberlaw and Workplace related compliances. Cheriachen has been instrumental is negotiating with trade-unions and managing safe-exits in complex scenarios and has been Advising Workplace on legal matters relevant to facility management, managing anti-corruption programs including FCPA, UKBA, anti-money laundering and conducting training programs to the business covering all of these.
As an in-house counsel, Cheriachen strongly believes that a Corporate Counsel’s challenge is to provide workable solutions to mitigate risks, be a business enabler and a conscience keeper.Back