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Halma appoints Ruwan De Soyza as general counsel and company secretary

Published: 6 August 2019 - Victoria White

Halma, the FTSE 100 global group of life-saving technology companies, has appointed Ruwan De Soyza as its first General Counsel and Company Secretary.

General Counsel is a newly created role for Halma. Ruwan will have global responsibility for the group’s legal and compliance affairs and become a member of Halma’s Executive Board. He will also oversee corporate governance as Halma’s Company Secretary based at the Head Offices in Amersham, UK.

Before joining Halma, Ruwan was the Deputy General Counsel and Head of Public Policy and Government Affairs at Worldpay Inc, the NYSE listed payment processing company; having been the Group General Counsel of Worldpay Group plc, the FTSE 100 company. Prior to that Ruwan was Senior Group Legal Counsel at Standard Chartered, and before that had roles at Accenture and Clifford Chance.

At Worldpay, Ruwan was involved in and led the legal aspects of the merger of Worldpay Group plc with Vantiv Inc and other company initiatives such as the expansion of the group’s business internationally in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the USA as well as the launch of multiple products such as My Business Mobile, a downloadable app that can turn a mobile phone into a contactless payment terminal.

Andrew Williams, CEO of Halma, said: “Ruwan’s new role at Halma will be critical in helping our companies to grow and scale, both organically and through acquisition. He brings new capabilities and expertise to Halma that will make him a valuable addition to the leadership team.”

Source: Industrial Compliance

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