Rishi Varma Bio

 
 
Rishi Varma serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, and oversees Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s legal department globally. He and his team handle, among other things, HPE’s corporate governance, strategic acquisitions, divestitures and investments, litigation, intellectual property, commercial contracting, sales and supply chain issues, securities law compliance and disclosure, treasury and financing transactions, and certain other corporate transactions and restructurings, bankruptcy, credit and collections matters and employee compensation and retiree benefits. From 2013 – 2017, Mr. Varma served as Deputy General Counsel overseeing HPE’s corporate, securities and M&A practice.

Before joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mr. Varma served as general counsel for two different publicly traded companies from 2005 to 2013 – TPC Group, Inc., a petrochemical company, and Trico Marine Services, Inc., a global subsea service provider. During his time at Trico, he also served in additional management roles including chief operating officer and president. Prior to these companies, Mr. Varma served as securities counsel and director of investor relations for EGL, Inc., a publicly traded global freight forwarder (2002 – 2005), and as a business associate in the New York office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LP (1998 - 2002).

Mr. Varma has always been a strong believer in advancing the communities in which we live. As such, he serves on the National Board of the Tahirih Justice Center, whose mission is to protect immigrant women and girls from domestic violence and abuse, the Board of the Texas Asia Society, whose mission is to create a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures, the Board of Memorial Hermann Hospital, and on the Board of the Greater Houston Partnership. He also serves on the advisory board of the Georgetown University Law Center.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and also graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Mr. Varma and his wife, Michelle, have three children.