Nabanita Chaterjee Nag

Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs & Chief Legal Officer

Norfolk Southern

Nabanita Nag is EVP Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation. Since 1827, Norfolk Southern has safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy.  Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network that serves a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to more than 54 inland, lake, river, and seaports. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid approximately 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. The railroad’s dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, operate the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern US, and originate more automotive traffic than any other Class I Railroad.

Appointed Chief Legal Officer in 2022 and EVP Corporate Affairs in 2023, Nag is responsible for the company’s Audit and Compliance, Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Corporate Giving, and Legal departments. She first joined Norfolk Southern in 2020 as General Counsel Corporate, where her responsibilities included SEC reporting and compliance, corporate finance, corporate and board governance, shareholder engagement, labor and employment, and oversight for cybersecurity and data privacy matters.

Before Norfolk Southern, she served as Vice President & Corporate Counsel in the Financial Management Law Group at Prudential Financial. Prior to that role, Nag was Vice President & Associate General Counsel in the Finance & Corporate Legal Group at Goldman Sachs. She began her career as an associate at law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Government and English from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.