Brussels, 7 December 2020



On 26 November 2020, the General Assembly of the European Company Lawyers Association decided to re-elect Jonathan Marsh as President and Giovanni Cerutti as Treasurer of ECLA, respectively. The unanimous decision for both individuals, with twenty member associations from ECLA’s pan-European network voting in favour for the two candidates marks their third consecutive terms as members of the ECLA Executive Board.

The unanimous re-election for Jonathan Marsh as President was strongly tied to the increased activeness that ECLA has displayed under his tenure. The association today provides an increasingly diverse set of services for the benefit of its twenty-two member associations, ranging from hosting physical and virtual events to publishing research publications, in addition to presenting opinions in landmark cases related to the core values of ECLA.

For Giovanni Cerutti, the financial security and diligence that the Association has shown towards its commitments over the years supported his re-election as Treasurer.

Jonathan Marsh currently serves as International General Counsel of the Marketing Services Division of the Total S.A. Group legal department.  In this role, he manages the legal activities performed by 170 in-house legal counsel in over 100 countries and serves on the Group Legal Committee, consisting of 10 General Counsel supervising the global team of 550 lawyers in the Total Group. Furthermore, Jonathan Marsh also serves as Vice President International Affairs and on the Board of Directors of the French In-house Counsel Association (Association Française des Juristes d’Entreprises – AFJE).

Giovanni Cerutti is SVP General Counsel at the leading IT services provider NTT DATA in the EMEA region since 2012. Within the scope of his role, he is focused on legal & compliance matters, including data privacy and IP, protecting Group’s values and assets to benefit all stakeholders. A versatile and flexible legal manager, Cerutti oversees legal & compliance in numerous legal systems, all of which present challenges through different languages, cultures, and different statutory routes.


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