Devdas Baliga

Devdas Baliga, Vice President – Legal

Coca-Cola India & South West Asia


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Known facts

  • Devdas Baliga is Vice President - Legal at Coca-Cola India & South West Asia.
  • With a career spanning over two decades, he has worked across a diverse set of industries including Gillette India and South Asia, The Times of India Group, National Stock Exchange of India and SRF Limited.
  • Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he was the Head of Legal and Company Secretary for the Gillette India and South Asia business of Procter & Gamble and was instrumental in setting up a number of Greenfield ventures.
  • A qualified lawyer from the University of Delhi, Devdas also holds a Post Graduate diploma in EU Competition Law from King’s College, London.
  • He is currently a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
  • As Vice President – Legal for Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, Devdas oversees and provides legal counsel to the business unit across a wide range of subjects including corporate, regulatory, environment and governance & compliance related issues.

Lesser-known facts

  • Apart from providing strategic legal counsel, Devdas is also an expert in whipping up delectable Italian cuisine.
  • Happiness for him lies in the simple things of life like cutting a cake in the shape of the Coca-Cola contour bottle or losing himself to the serenity of nature while trekking.
  • An artist at heart, the paintbrush is his medium of choice for storytelling, while tuning into old Hindi music is his preferred way to relax and unwind.
  • When not engrossed with work, he likes to spend his Friday evenings sipping a Coke with lots of ice and a slice of lemon while watching an action or science fiction movie.