Technology company ABB has appointed Maria Varsellona as general counsel and corporate secretary.
Technology company ABB has appointed Maria Varsellona as general counsel and corporate secretary. She will succeed Diane de Saint Victor in these roles.
Varsellona will be appointed group general counsel and member of the executive committee, effective Nov. 1, 2019. De Saint Victor will continue as company secretary, reporting to Chairman and CEO Peter Voser, until March 31, 2020.
Effective April 1, 2020, Varsellona will become ABB general counsel and company secretary, while de Saint Victor will concentrate on board mandates.
Varsellona has been chief legal officer of Nokia since May 2014 and additionally president of Nokia Technologies since May 2018. She joined Nokia Group in July 2013 as Nokia Siemens Networks general counsel, having previously served as general counsel at TetraPak. Before that, she held senior legal positions in GE Oil & Gas for many years, with a specific focus on managing legal affairs for commercial operations and global services.
Varsellona is an admitted lawyer in Italy and England and has worked in private practice in both those countries, as well as having lectured on international contract law at the University of Florence, Italy.
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