Bird & Bird partner Maria Carlsson joins OXYGY’s board

21 July 2021 2 min. read
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International management consulting firm OXYGY has appointed Maria Carlsson as a member of its board, growing the size of its executive team to six-strong. 

Maria Carlsson joins the firm from Bird & Bird, a law firm with 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. The Helsinki-based lawyer and advisor has been with the firm for five years, currently a partner and head of Bird & Bird’s Corporate and M&A Group in Finland, specialising in mergers & acquisitions. 

Carlsson brings over two decades of experience of structuring and negotiating complex transactions, particularly private M&A deals. Her track record spans both sell-side and buy-side deals, working for domestic and cross-border clients.

Maria Carlsson, Board Member at OXYGY, Partner at Bird & Bird

At OXYGY, Carlsson has been tasked with helping the firm realise its “accelerating growth plans in a post-pandemic business environment so much in need of cultural and strategic transformation,” said David Kerr, the CEO of Bird & Bird and one of the longest-sitting CEOs (since 1996) at a global law firm. 

Founded in 2019, OXYGY is the management consultancy arm of Bird & Bird – an integral part of Bird & Bird’s vision to combine an integrating offering in the fields of strategy, mergers & acquisitions, operating model, regulatory compliance and digital transformation. 

With a team of 80 consultants, operating from offices in Hamburg, London, Milan, New Jersey, Paris, Warsaw and Tokyo, OXYGY is according to its own accounts one of the largest management consultancy firms with direct links to an international law firm. 

“The scale and strength of the relationship with Bird & Bird is crucial to achieve OXYGY’s ambitious objectives and I am very confident that Maria’s vision, competencies and enthusiasm will make an immediate and tangible difference,” commented Edoardo Monopoli, the CEO of OXYGY. 

Carlsson joins existing board members Edoardo Monopoli, Ronald Hendrix, Steve Crom, Alistair Rose, and Massimo Appiotti. “I’m very excited to join the OXYGY board at this stage of the firm’s evolution. I look forward to contributing to OXYGY’s growth trajectory.”