Svenja Partu

Svenja Partu is a trilingual senior legal director with over 12 years of in-house experience at large multinational corporations. She has led complex construction contract negotiations across the US, South America, Southeast Asia, and Europe under both civil and common law regimes. Partu’s expertise includes managing international teams, corporate governance, restructuring, M&A, and balancing legal and business objectives. Since 2017, she has served as General Counsel and Global Head of Legal at thyssenkrupp Polysius in Germany. In this role, Partu oversees a team providing comprehensive legal support for the €1 billion business unit with nearly 5,000 global employees. Her responsibilities span drafting and negotiating major contracts, M&A, dispute resolution, corporate matters, reporting, and governance across multiple jurisdictions. Partu has a proven track record collaborating effectively with executive leadership teams.