Andersen appoints Spanish lawyer to lead its new European Diversity Committee
Andersen has launched the European Diversity Committee in the Legal practice, which will be led by Victoria Caldevilla, partner and head of the firm’s Employment practice in Spain
Victoria (pictured centre) has also been appointed deputy to the Board of Directors of the national firm for the implementation and monitoring of the Employment and Equality policy.
At the European level, Andersen’s new committee aims to integrate its proposals and conclusions into the management’s strategy as an essential pillar for generating business and developing the corporate culture. To this end, the team, which will be made up of men and women from different countries and different ranks and departments, will analyse the diversity and inclusion policies of all Andersen firms in Europe with the aim of homogenising and continuing to promote new initiatives that boost integration and talent in the firm, which is present in 30 European countries.
To lead the new body, the Legal coordination in Europe has chosen Victoria Caldevilla, partner of the Labour area in Spain, who is recognised by international Legal directories for her experience in the sector. She has extensive experience in the implementation of equality and diversity policies and leads a department made up of 80% women, including the directors in the area, Marta Navarro, Clara Marín and Raquel de la Viña.
In line with this new European structure, Andersen in Spain has appointed Caldevilla as deputy to the Board of Directors to promote and integrate the new diversity policies in the execution of the Strategic Plan from a global perspective driven by the management.
José Vicente Morote and Íñigo Rodríguez-Sastre, co-managing partners of Andersen in Spain, have highlighted this appointment with which “the national office in general and Caldevilla, in particular, are a fundamental pillar for the international organisation, where they promote new projects from the experience of our country at the highest level of management.”
In the picture, from left to right: Raquel de la Viña (Employment senior associate), Victoria Caldevilla (Employment partner) and Clara Marín (Employmet director).