Group Functions Legal Director, Kingfisher plc
Isabelle Meyer joined Kingfisher plc, the largest home improvement retailer in Europe, as Group Functions Legal Director in December 2021. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Group General Counsel at Just Eat, dealing with commercial, corporate and regulatory issues and leading a team of lawyers, internationally. Until December 2018, she served as Legal Director Europe for Wines & Spirits division of the LVMH Group and worked for Coca-Cola Enterprises, focusing on distribution contracts for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
She was named as on of the Hot 100 UK lawyers, was called as a judge for the Lawyers Awards both in 2014 and won several legal awards in 2020.
Isabelle graduated from the University of Geneva in 1994, qualified as a barrister and joined the Geneva Bar Association in 2002. In 2009 she qualified as a solicitor in London, was admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales and finally graduated in 2011 with a Masters of Law in Legal Professional Practice (Corporate/Commercial specialism) from the College of Law.
Since 2000, Isabelle has held various roles in Switzerland and the UK, including Vice President Legal and Head of Compliance at HSBC, Switzerland; Headquarters Director, Assistant General Counsel at JTI, Switzerland and Head of Compliance for the UK & Ireland and Central Europe Nordics regions at Gallaher (JTI Group of companies), in the UK.