Niels Wohlwend is the Senior Expert in Legal & Compliance at the Basel Institute on Governance. He is holding the position since January 2023.
Prior to joining the Institute, Niels was working in various Legal & Compliance roles in the Healthcare- and Oil Industries for over two decades. Niels was responsible to establish and improve the Compliance Programs of various healthcare companies (e.g., Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS), Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Zimmer Biomet, etc.) and helped several companies to comply with their obligations towards regulators under their resp. Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) and/or Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA).
In his various roles, Niels had responsibility for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, South – and Latin America. As part of this, Niels was managing Compliance teams of up to 35 people that were located all over the globe.
Niels is an educated lawyer (lic. iur.) from the University of Basel and has a post-graduate degree in European Law, Economics, and Politics from the European Institute of the University of Basel (Master of Advanced European Studies; M.A.E.S.). Niels also completed the Advanced Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership Program from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, Paris) and the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) Training from the Compliance Certification Board (CCB) in New Jersey.