Leo Groothuis joined the Viatris board of directors in May of 2023. He has significant international experience and currently serves as General Counsel of HAL Investments, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V., an international investment company listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, which is focused on increasing shareholder value. In addition to his strategic, financial and governance focus, he has also been actively involved in the development and execution of HAL Investments’ ESG strategy.
Throughout his career, Groothuis has been a trusted C-suite and board advisor to some of the largest companies in both Europe and the U.S. Prior to his role at HAL Investments, he served as practice leader at NautaDutilh, an international law firm, where he guided numerous multi-national companies on significant and complex transactions. As a result, he is recognized as a top lawyer and thought leader in corporate governance, capital markets and M&A.
Groothuis graduated from the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, with the degree Master of Dutch Law and from the University of London (UCL) in the UK with an LL.M degree.