Mateja is Head of Ethics & Compliance at Philip Morris International, responsible for UK and Nordics markets. In her role, she is responsible for maintaining a culture of integrity, and ensuring that the highest standards of ethical conduct are followed throughout the business. Mateja is an experienced in-house counsel who started her career in 2008 in Dukat, Croatia’s leading dairy company. In 2011, she moved to Philip Morris International’s Croatian affiliate, providing legal support to markets within the Central Europe South Cluster. She progressed to the position of Head of Legal for Croatia and Slovenia, from which she joined the UK legal team in 2018, and a year later moved to the Ethics & Compliance department, her current role. Mateja holds a legal degree from the University of Zagreb, where she graduated with magna cum laude. Mateja also holds two postgraduate diplomas from King’s College London in Economics for Competition Law and EU Competition Law, and was part of the PMI EU Competition Law working group. Mateja is passionate about self-growth, and is certified business coach and NLP practitioner. She also loves ice-cream.