Xavier Schops is currently the Group General Counsel of Sonova AG, a Swiss listed medical devices company where he manages Legal, Compliance and Data Privacy. Xavier joined from Mondelez (ex-Kraft Foods) where he served as Chief Counsel Europe. A French trained lawyer with a Master in Finance, Xavier started his career for Michelin in France, Switzerland and Singapore before joining JCDecaux then Imerys as General Counsel EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Xavier then moved back to Switzerland as GC EMEA for PPG, a Fortune 200 chemical US group.
Over his career, beyond being a corporate and commercial attorney, Xavier focus has been on M&A, restructuring and partnerships, complex litigations, negotiations with public authorities as well as building and redesigning diverse international teams.