Vinge recruits first non-lawyer CEO

Swedish firm Vinge has announced the appointment of its first non-lawyer CEO to the Stockholm office.

Bertil Hult will take over from the two existing managing partners, Fredrick von Baumgarten and Peter Morawetz, on 15 August 2005. The firm’s two other Swedish offices will continue to be managed by partners Olof Jisland and Peter Oscarsson.

Bertil Villard, chairman of Vinge’s board, said: “By recruiting an external CEO, Vinge Stockholm is making a strategic investment in order to improve the ability to meet future demands. We are happy that we have been able to recruit such a strong leader and I am convinced that Bertil Hult will be a great asset to Vinge’s continued development as the leading business law adviser.”

Hult joins from Carnegie’s asset management & private banking division, where he was the business area manager. Previously, Hult held the position of CFO for Canegie. Hult declared: “I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues at Vinge during a time of exciting challenges.”