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YNV Group Appoints Catherine Karanikola as Chief Legal Officer

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October 1, 2021

We’re excited to announce that Catherine Karanikola is joining YNV as our new Chief Legal Officer.  

In her new role, Catherine will work to provide the critical legal advice the YNV senior team needs to expand and thrive on a global scale. She will focus on close collaboration with internal stakeholders to empower transformational impacts as we enter the fourth industrial revolution.  

To make this happen, Catherine brings more than 20 years of legal support experience for major technology companies like Microsoft as well as several leading law firms. There, she developed a track record of empowering senior teams by providing simplification and clarity to complex legal challenges.  

Catherine joins YNV from Microsoft where she most recently worked as Integration Legal Counsel for their acquisition of Softomotive. In her previous role, Catherine was a Group General Counsel & VP of Operations at Softomotive.  

Her extensive experience in navigating the legal challenges of digital transformation makes her ideally suited to helping YNV achieve its ambitious goals.  

“I am very excited to join YNV Group at this critical time when the company is expanding rapidly its various business lines and building solid foundations for sustainable growth. The DNA of the group, the diverse but complementary business lines, as well as the endless potential and opportunity at YNV amaze me every single day. Being able to contribute in such a high-growth environment and having been entrusted with the role of the Chief Legal Officer is a privilege and an honor. I am really looking forward to contributing to the business and helping achieve these ambitious goals in collaboration with my team," shares Catherine Karanikola, Chief Legal Officer at YNV Group. 

Catherine has an LLB in English and European Laws from the University of Essex and a Master of Laws in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law from University College London. 

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