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ABB has announced that Maria Varsellona (49) succeeds Diane de Saint Victor at the company headquarters.

ABB has announced that Maria Varsellona (49) succeeds Diane de Saint Victor at the company headquarters.

Ms. Varsellona will initially be entrusted with the task of General Counsel as of November 1, 2019, making her one of the Executive Committee members. De Saint Victor will remain company secretary until March 31, 2020; as of April 1, 2020, this task will be taken over by Ms. Varsellona as well.

Varsellona has extensive experience in various industrial companies, most recently as president and chief legal officer of Nokia Technologies. Before that she was a senior executive at General Electric.

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Olivier Catherine has been appointed General Counsel of the Sonepar Group. He will begin his new office on May 2, 2018.

Olivier Catherine has been appointed General Counsel of the Sonepar Group. He will begin his new office on May 2, 2018.

Mr. Catherine comes from the business law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, before which he held various responsible positions with Bureau Veritas.

He will be a member of the Sonepar Executive Group (SEG) and reports to CEO Philippe Delpech, who came to Sonepar on September 4, 2017 from the elevator company Otis.

In the countries where Sonepar operates, laws and regulations are becoming ever more complex, requiring someone to ensure that they are respected and enforced in this challenging business environment.

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