Clara Cerdán Molina
General Counsel Europe, Africa, South America, China
Clara Cerdán is the General Counsel and Secretary of the Board for Grupo Ferroatlántica (Ferroglobe), a position she has held since 2014. As General Counsel, she is responsible for advising the offices in Spain, France, South Africa, China, Venezuela, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and the United States. Prior to joining Grupo Ferroatlántica, she spent seven years with Sacyr where she was the Head of International Legal Department leading important projects such as Panama Canal. From an academic perspective, she is Professor of International Business Law at Carlos III University and Politectica Univerty at MDI; as well as Professor of Governance and Compliance at ICADE and Centro de Estudios Garrigues. She has also made several publications, the last data from November 2019 on Corporate Defense and Compliance by Aranzadi. Ms. Cerdan is a founding partner and vice-president of the Women in a Legal World Association (WLW).Ms. Cerdán holds a law degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the European Business School in Madrid, London and Paris, both degrees with Honors and the Extraordinary Award. She holds a PDG at IESE, a AMP at Esade and Wharton Business School and the Global Leadership Program at Harvard. Clara has received numerous awards from Iberianlawyer: Gold Awards, The best lawyer in-house Spain & Portugal, Iberian Lawyer2020, Awards Distinction at the Innovation & IP Forum (category: Best IP Department)2019, Global Awards Iberian Lawyer2019, The Iberian Lawyer InspiraLaw Top 50 Women2018, The Iberian Lawyer InspiraLaw Top 50 Women2017, Gold Awards (Iberian Lawyer), Projects & Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year2016.