Executive Committee, General Counsel
Isabelle Deschamps joined AkzoNobel in August 2018 as Group General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee, where she is responsible for all legal, compliance and intellectual property management.
Before joining AkzoNobel, Isabelle was at Unilever where she was responsible for legal and compliance of its European businesses, as well as for its Food & Refreshment division worldwide. Earlier, Isabelle led the legal and compliance activities for Unilever Personal Care business whilst managing the global Intellectual Property group and spearheading legal support to e-commerce, digital and privacy.
Prior to Unilever, Isabelle held various positions at Nestlé in Switzerland and abroad, including Mergers & Acquisitions Legal Counsel and Head of Legal and Company Secretary for the UK & Ireland.
Isabelle started her career at a Canadian law firm after finishing a Master in Law degree at University of Montreal. Isabelle is admitted to the England and Wales Law Society and to the Quebec (Canada) Bar, and completed an Executive Business programme at the London Business School. Isabelle is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.