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Pioneering Ventures names Yashasvini Kumar Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

Zug, Switzerland / Mumbai, India, December 07, 2020: Pioneering Ventures, a leading Indo-Swiss food and technology platform announced the appointment of Yashasvini Kumar as Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer today. She will be based out of both Mumbai and Switzerland and will continue her duties as Co-CEO of Pioneering Ventures India. 

Ms. Kumar, an integral part of the PV India team since 2017, has been critical in ensuring a seamless corporate consolidation and restructuring of the PV group. As Chief Legal Officer for PV India, she was instrumental in building HR, Legal and compliance functions into robust self-sustainable units. In her new role as Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, she will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, direction and assistance on various legal, regulatory, compliance and business matters across a geographic footprint of 3 continents and 8 countries.  

A seasoned lawyer and experienced corporate hand, Ms. Kumar will be a central figure in ensuring strategic growth and driving business excellence initiatives across the group. 

Congratulating Ms. Kumar on her promotion, Ron Pal, Founder and Chairman of the PV Board said: “This promotion is a testament to Yasha’s hard work and commitment. Yasha is highly respected within the Company and will continue to be a valuable asset in building the global footprint of the PV ventures. PV is committed to growing and developing employees, and Yasha is a clear example of the exceptional talent we have in the Company.” 

Taking over her new role, Ms. Yashasvini Kumar, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Pioneering Ventures remarked, “The group is at an inflection point, with tremendous potential for immediate growth. It is a great honor to be given the opportunity and I am committed towards ensuring efficiency and business excellence as we transform the food industry globally.” 

Ms. Kumar graduated from NALSAR and has 11 years of professional experience. Before joining PV, she was a lawyer with Platinum Partners and the M&A team in Trilegal, two of India’s leading law firms. 

Peter Ackermann, PV’s outgoing General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, will move to the role of Strategic Advisor.