Celanese, a global technology and specialty materials company, announced last month the appointment of Peter Edwards as general counsel, effective as of the end of January.

Edwards is a seasoned public company general counsel with extensive experience working in highly regulated, global organizations. He most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel of Baxalta, a biopharmaceutical spin-off of Baxter International.

Edwards has worked for the multinational pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company, as well as for mid-sized companies such as Solvay Pharmaceuticals and Mallinckrodt (formerly Covidien Pharmaceuticals). Additionally, Edwards has substantial international experience including his role as EVP and general counsel for Solvay Pharmaceuticals, when he was based in Brussels, Belgium.