Ritva Sotamaa joined Unilever in 2013 as Chief Legal Officer. As member of Unilever’s Leadership Executive, she is responsible for Unilever’s Legal, Intellectual Property and Business Integrity functions. Ritva has spent most of her career in the healthcare industry. She joined Unilever 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.