AWA appoints Sidsel Hauge as Group CEO
AWA today announced the appointment of Sidsel Hauge as its new Group Chief Executive Officer, following a thorough search process.
Sidsel is currently the CEO of AWA Denmark, Group Vice President and a practising European Patent Attorney. She will begin as AWA Group CEO on 1 June 2023.
Sidsel is a dedicated business leader with an excellent track record throughout her career at AWA, leading Denmark into a client-focused, growth-driven and sustainable business.
Throughout this time, Sidsel has advised clients engaged in the chemical and chemical engineering fields with patent procurement including drafting and prosecution and will continue to do so in her new role.
She is an active participator in the intellectual property community as a member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys (ADIPA) and Co-Chair of the Women in IP International Committee under the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
AWA’s Chair of the Board Christian Lindfors said: “We are delighted that Sidsel will be our new Group Chief Executive Officer. Sidsel is a value-driven leader with an excellent track record in operational effectiveness while always remaining client-focused by actively practising European patent law. She has spearheaded AWA’s international growth efforts with a focus on the US market. The Board looks forward to Sidsel realising the full potential of AWA as a leading intellectual property firm, which delivers excellent quality and fosters long-term relationships.”
Sidsel said: “During my time here, I have only become more convinced by the strength of our firm’s fundamentals and the ability to build upon this strong foundation. I have been a part of and witnessed AWA’s expansions throughout Europe and Asia, and I want to continue enhancing our strong reputation in not only these markets, but globally as well. I look forward to growing with AWA in this new role as Group CEO, and will be very focused on continuous development to ensure our commitment to providing exceptional quality for our thousands of clients everywhere remains constant.”
Sidsel Hauge has been with AWA for over 14 years and most recently the CEO of AWA Denmark and Group Vice President since December 2016. She is a European Patent Attorney and advises clients engaged in the chemical and chemical engineering fields.
In addition to strategically assisting clients with patent procurement including drafting and prosecution, Sidsel regularly provides litigation support in complex infringement cases before the courts in Denmark and internationally.
She obtained the CEIPI Diploma in European Patent Litigation in 2010. Sidsel is a member of the Disciplinary Committee under the Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys (ADIPA) and Co-chair of the Women in IP international Committee under the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
She continues to be ranked as a leading and highly recommended IP attorney by major industry publications and legal directories including Managing IP, The Legal 500, IAM Patent 1000, IAM Strategy 300, World IP Review and Leaders League.
Sidsel is an active participator in the intellectual property and business communities, regularly attending and speaking at industry events.
AWA is a leading intellectual property firm with over 400 employees across 20+ offices in Belgium, China, Denmark, Hong Kong, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Our clients are innovative companies, ranging from local start-ups to global giants.
We provide a full-service offering which includes all types of intellectual property rights. We are ready to assist through every stage of the corporate and IP life cycles. This includes filing/prosecution, global IP portfolio management, dispute resolution and litigation, IP transactions, IP strategy, IP related commercial legal services and renewals/annuities.
AWA was founded in 1897 by the Swedish engineer Anders Wilhelm Anderson. His initials form our company name and remind us of our proud history and the experience we bring to all our clients.
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