Ashland Global Holdings Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Yvonne Winkler von Mohrenfels as general counsel and secretary, effective January 1, 2021. As part of the company’s ongoing transformation, Peter J. Ganz, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, and chief legal and compliance officer, has elected to retire from Ashland at the end of the calendar year. To support a smooth transition, Winkler von Mohrenfels will serve as deputy general counsel, effective immediately.

Ganz joined Ashland in 2011 and has been responsible for managing Ashland’s legal and corporate governance matters, as well as overseeing the company's ethics and compliance, government relations, risk and insurance and real estate functions. “Peter has been a tremendous asset to Ashland, and I want to recognize and thank him for his outstanding contributions and leadership,” said Guillermo Novo, chairman and CEO. “Peter’s commitment to Ashland and our core values has been essential to managing important legacy legal issues and to the success of the company’s ongoing transformation.”

Winkler von Mohrenfels joined Ashland in 2009 and has significant international, business, and corporate experience. In addition to her role with Ashland, she has served in senior legal positions for chemicals, specialty materials, and pharmaceutical companies.

“Yvonne’s proven track record of leadership at Ashland and broad legal experience will ensure a smooth transition for the general counsel role and position Ashland well for the future,” said Novo.

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