‘Forward-thinking’ and ‘a goal-oriented team player’, Nikki Conran has impressed private practice lawyers and in-house colleagues alike throughout a three-decade in-house career. With past senior roles at the likes of Microsoft and EDF, she joined Schneider Energy almost eight years ago, becoming regional legal head in 2013. The global energy management leader continues to invest heavily in Europe, and Conran plays a vital role in its ongoing success, according to sources. Heading support across Northern, Central and Eastern Europe, she has featured in some of the biggest transactions in the company’s recent history. Widely respected for her technical understanding, management and communication skills, she is actively firmly embedded in strategic decision-making and is also praised for her contribution to corporate governance.