May 2nd - 4th, 2018

Paris, France

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Who else is coming » Rita Lenz

General Counsel
GE Healthcare Europe

Dr. Rita  Lenz is General Counsel of GE  Healthcare Europe,  a business with an annual turnover of $3 billion. Rita joined GE in 2004 as in-house counsel of GE’s newly acquired non- destructive testing business unit. Rita was responsible for integrating the business unit into GE and building a global legal and compliance  department. In 2007 Rita moved to GE’s healthcare business where she held various roles, including leading Legal and Compliance in Clinical Systems in EMEA and General Counsel for GE in Germany. Prior to joining GE, Rita worked in private practice in Zürich, London and Brussels, most recently for Cleary Gottlieb. She studied law in Germany, obtained her Juris Doctor from the Free University of Berlin and started her working life as staff counsel at the Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Rita focuses on commercial and contract law, including M&A, competition law, life sciences law and compliance.  She chairs the Code of Conduct Committee of COCIR, the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging industry. Her speaking activities include events of the Swiss Lawyers  Association,  the German  In-house Counsel  Days and the European Society of Radiology.

German being her mother tongue, she is also fluent in English and French, and has some knowledge of Spanish and Dutch.

She is married, has one teenage son and lives in Cologne, Germany. She spends  her free time with her family, travelling, reading and running, including marathons.

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