Secretary to the Executive Committee and Adviser to the Board and Management
Bruno Heynen is Secretary to the Executive Committee of Novartis and adviser to the Board and Management on governance matters.
He holds a degree in law (lic. iur HSG) from the University of St. Gallen and is a Swiss attorney-at-law and a notary. He also holds a Master degree (LL.M.) in International Business Law from London School of Economics, London.
Bruno Heynen has a lectureship for business law at the University of St. Gallen. He is a member and former Co-Chairman of the European Council on Corporate Governance and Board Effectiveness.
He joined Novartis in 2004 from DHL, where he was General Counsel DHL Air & Ocean. Before the merger of DHL and Danzas Bruno was the General Counsel of Danzas, being responsible for legal services, compliance and risk management.
Previous to DHL/Danzas, he spent four years as Corporate Legal Counsel at Roche Holding in Basel, where he advised on corporate law, finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions and international commercial contracts.
Prior to Roche, he spent three years with the Swiss law firm Froriep Renggli, working first from its Zürich office and then for two years from its London office. At Froriep Renggli Bruno was involved in various areas of international commercial law.