Georg Matiaska is the General Counsel of Valora. Valora is an independent retail and trading company, operating on a Europe-wide scale. It is headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland, with about 6,500 employees, and listed on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange.
Georg is head of Corporate Legal Services with overall responsibility for all legal matters and compliance in the Group. He is also secretary to the board. Georg has joined Valora in March 2009 and has since then written a new Code of Conduct, several compliance related Directives and is currently rolling out a whistleblower hotline.
Before joining Valora, Georg was the Chief Compliance Officer of the ABB Group. During the nearly 4 years in that position he built up a team of 9 compliance professionals at ABB headquarters and was functionally leading the global compliance organization with 65 Full Time Equivalents. He has introduced a Code of Conduct, a Whistleblower Hotline, various compliance processes and a global training program. He further participated in representing ABB in front of local and foreign authorities, such as U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ).
Before he worked as Senior Legal Counsel at ABB headquarters and as Legal Counsel at Roche, a healthcare company.
Georg has a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Basel and is an Attorney at Law with Bar Exam at the Courts of Appeal, Basel, Switzerland.