ABB appoints Mathias Gaertner as General Counsel and Company Secretary
Andrew SnookNews People in Process
ABB recently announced that Mathias Gaertner has been named General Counsel, Company Secretary and a member of the company’s executive committee.
Gaertner will join ABB in 2024 succeeding Natalia Shehadeh, who has held the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary ad interim since June 1, 2023. Shehadeh will continue in her role as chief integrity officer of ABB.
“After a thorough selection process, we are delighted to appoint a general counsel with extensive experience in decentralized organizations,” stated ABB CEO Björn Rosengren. “We look forward to Mathias further strengthening the capabilities of our legal teams and building on our strong culture of integrity. I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Natalia for her valuable contribution while stepping in ad interim and wish her all the best for when she returns to her role as ABB’s Chief Integrity Officer.”
Mathias comes to ABB with a strong track record of managing international M&A transactions, litigations, IP and compliance. He is currently Head Legal & Compliance of global construction materials company Holcim and has been a member of its group executive committee since 2021. Prior to that role, he spent 10 years at Honeywell Building Technologies, most recently as General Counsel. Mathias has also worked for law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and Baker & McKenzie.
Mathias studied at the University of Münster, Germany, where he obtained his PhD, and is admitted to the German bar.
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