Ontier names new global corporate director

Global law firm Ontier has named Carlos de la Pedraja y García-Cosio as its new global corporate director, part of the firm’s ongoing transformation strategy.

Posted Tuesday, June 8th 2021
Ontier names new global corporate director

Prior to joining Ontier, Carlos was vice dean and general manager of IE Law School in Madrid, where he played a key role both in the school’s management strategy and in its international expansion with the opening of new markets.

Carlos holds a degree in law from the University of Oviedo, and master's degrees in human resources management and corporate legal counseling, both of which he gained from IE Business School.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic and executive management and at Ontier he will be responsible for the law firm’s global corporate management to ensure a homogeneous and efficient business in all countries in which it operates.

Ontier has offices in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Italy, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, the UK and the US.

His role will also be to improve the operational management processes at the firm’s headquarters.

“This incorporation aims to support the organization in managing change in order to adapt to an extraordinarily competitive and highly sophisticated environment," Bernardo Gutiérrez de la Roza, Ontier’s CEO, said.

Carlos’ incorporation represents "a very important step" for the firm to achieve the maximum strategic cohesion of its offices, in its operational efficiency and professionalizing the management of the organization, he added.

"I would love Ontier to be, more than ever, an absolutely differential office for our clients, and where our lawyers can continue dreaming and developing their full potential," Carlos de la Pedraja said regarding his incorporation into the firm.

The new appointment is part of the firm’s ongoing transformation, which has included, in recent months, the addition of new lawyers in areas such as innovation and technology, in order that the firm has the best professionals in the management of all these areas that are a fundamental pillar for the development of its activity, the firm said.