Katja Roth Pellanda

Job Title Head of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance, Global Head of legal People & Organization
Country Switzerland
Current Employer Novartis International AG

Katja Roth Pellanda, Ph.D., has been Head of Corporate Law and Corporate Governance since July 2015. She also serves as Global Head of legal People & Organization since June 1st, 2019.

Prior to that, she was a senior associate at Bär & Karrer Ltd. in Zurich, Switzerland. She previously served as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Zurich, Faculty of Law, and in 2004, she was a visiting researcher at Stanford University in the United States. Her areas of specialization include corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions transactions; corporate restructurings; and security and employment laws.

After being admitted to the Basel bar in 2002, Ms. Roth Pellanda received her Master of Laws in banking and financial regulation from the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, and her doctorate in law from the University of Zurich. She regularly publishes in her fields of experience.