An innovative, forward-thinker with considerable international expertise, Gjon Nivica most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Prior to his tenure at Celanese, he was Vice President and General Counsel, Transportation Systems, at Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 multinational conglomerate providing products and technologies for aerospace, automotive, clean energy, and safety and security solutions.
Serving for more than 20 years as a General Counsel executive, Gjon has been valued as a strategic business partner to executive management and boards of directors. He has a proven track record of leadership and developing best in class law departments committed to delivering business-oriented creative solutions to optimize legal services and drive earnings. During his storied career, Gjon’s many accomplishments include pioneering the formulation of a strategic legal plan with corresponding goals and metrics; employing a rigorous management operating system to ensure the implementation of key strategic initiatives (such as contracts and legal functional excellence); driving the design and roll out of a contracts flow-down and baseline management process for government and commercial projects that decreased customer disputes and saved millions of dollars in warranty exposure and expense; launching innovative preventive law and code of conduct programs recognized as best in class; and establishing a licensing center of excellence that increased idea generation, reduced transaction cycle time, and grew licensing profits by 40% in the first full year of implementation.