In the face of stiff competition, Nina Macpherson, Ericsson’s General Counsel has been named Corporate Counsel of the Year. She won the award thanks to her tireless efforts in emphasizing and demonstrating the important role played by corporate counsel in trade and industry.
This is the third year in which the corporate counsel of the year award has been conferred. The award is the result of a co-operation between the Swedish Corporate Counsel Association, Vinge and the publication, Affärsvärlden, and it was established in order to highlight the important role played by corporate counsel in trade and industry.
The award was presented at the spring meeting of the Swedish Corporate Counsel Association at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise on 12 March 2015.
In addition to Nina Macpherson, the finalists included Jenny Wärmé, D Carnegie & Co., Morgan Lundberg, Klarana, and Ranjay Srinivasan, SES Astra AB.
The jury’s reasons
“A global leader is required in order to lead a global organization. Nina’s leadership and the manner in which she delegates, supports, encourages, develops and inspires her colleagues has significantly contributed to the fact that the very diversified legal department is characterized by close co-operation and an efficient use of limited resources. Nina actively encourages continual professional development of the lawyers within the legal department so that the department possesses a high level of entrepreneurial and legal expertise and can thus act as a valuable partner for the business divisions and contribute to the company’s success. It is important to have profitability which is both long-term and prudent from an environmental and human perspective. As an element within Ericsson’s work related to the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), during the course of 2014 Nina started working on the implementation of a human rights perspective within the legal operations. Nina is a modern corporate counsel and a fantastic role model.”
“I am very honoured to receive this award. Those of us working in Ericsson’s legal department have focused our efforts on the objective of providing legal support to business decisions in order to facilitate the entire company’s operations. This award is due to fact that we have a fantastic and professional team in our legal department,” says Nina.
The jury consisted of Cecilia Sternius, chairwoman of the Swedish Corporate Counsel Association, Bengt Gustafson, Senior Vice President & Senior Advisor to Group Management, Securitas AB, Göran Norén, Head of Division, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, Jon Åsberg, Editor-in-chief, Affärsvärlden, Bertil Villard, partner at Vinge, Stefan Backman, Corporate Counsel of the Year 2014 and General Counsel at Tele 2 Sverige AB and Magnus Billing, CEO Nasdaq Stockholm.
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