Zia Mody

Independent Non-executive Director

Zia Mody

Member of Human Resources & Remuneration Committee

Aged 67
Appointed on 2 July 2015


  • CLP market experience
  • Global market experience
  • Other industries
  • Other listed board roles
  • Professional (Legal)
  • Related industry experience (Property)
  • Risk & compliance
  • Technology 

Titles, Qualifications and Education

  • Member of the New York State Bar by examination
  • Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa
  • Bachelor of Laws, the University of Cambridge
  • Master of Laws, Harvard Law School

Other Major Offices

  • AZB & Partners (AZB) (Senior Partner) 
  • Ascendas Property Fund Trustee Pte. Ltd. (as trustee-manager of Ascendas India Trust#) (Independent Director, and member of Audit and Risk Committee and Investment Committee)

Public Service

  • Cambridge India Research Foundation (Non-executive Director)
  • ICCA Foundation, Inc. (the International Council for Commercial Arbitration) (Non-executive member of the Governing Board)
  • J. B. Petit High School for Girls (Trustee)
  • Observer Research Foundation (Non-executive trustee)

Past Experience

Mrs Mody worked as a corporate associate at Baker & McKenzie in New York for five years before establishing the Chambers of Zia Mody in India in 1984, which then became AZB in 2004.  Mrs Mody’s primary practice consists of Merger & Acquisition (M&A), Private Equity, Securities Law, Business Process Outsourcing related work and Litigation.  She has practiced in the Indian Courts for over 10 years as a Counsel.  She has also advised several International and Indian clients in significant M&A transactions.

Mrs Mody was a Member of the Godrej Committee on Corporate Governance, constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs; the Nachiket Mor Committee on Comprehensive Financial Services for Small Businesses and Low-Income Households of the Reserve Bank of India; Confederation of Indian Industry – National Council; and the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Washington DC.

#The securities of these companies are currently listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange or overseas stock exchange(s).

Latest update: 26 February 2024

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