"As company lawyers, we get to see all the angles, which gives us an insight into the company's processes, relationships and values. So if there is anyone who is perfectly placed to take on the role of ethical compass and hold up a mirror to the company in an independent and professional manner, it is the company lawyer. It is not always easy to stand up for yourself and do so. That is why the IBJ-IJE is important as a buddy, not only to help me keep my expertise up to date, not only to stand up for our profession, but also because of the access to a rich network where we can exchange experiences and tips with each other in a confidential manner."

Els Steen, 
President, IBJ-IJE
Company lawyer, Ahold Delhaize