Reuben Mark Initiative Leadership Luncheon featuring Ritva Sotamaa

Oct 2020
For the third program of the fall semester's Leadership Luncheon Series under the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character & Leadership at Columbia Law School, we will be “visiting” a leader in an international market: Ritva Sotamaa, Chief Legal Officer and Group Secretary of Unilever, based in London, United Kingdom.

Ritva is responsible for Unilever’s Legal, Intellectual Property and Business Integrity functions. She has spent most of her career in the healthcare industry. She joined Unilever in 2013 from Siemens AG, where she was General Counsel for the global Healthcare business since 2009, based in Germany.

Between 2003 and 2009 Ritva held several global General Counsel roles at General Electric Company - GE Healthcare, mostly based in Wisconsin, USA.

Ritva started her career in Finland in 1989 at Instrumentarium Corporation, a Finnish publicly listed healthcare company, as legal counsel for international business. Between 1996 and 1998 Ritva was legal counsel for Partek Corporation and returned to Instrumentarium in 1998 as General Counsel, in which position she served until 2003.

Ritva holds a Master of Laws degree from University of Turku, Finland.

Since 2015 she serves as a non-executive director in Finnish branded consumer goods company Fiskars Corporation.

This event is open to all current Columbia Law School and Columbia Business School students, staff, faculty. Event announcement and registration link to come.

Moderator: Katharina Pistor, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Law

Welcome remarks by Mary Herrington, Director of the Reuben Mark Initiative

Please direct all queries related to this program to Mary Herrington, Director of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Columbia Law School.

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