Barbara Kaech is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Nord Stream 2 AG (Switzerland). She is a Swiss lawyer with admission to the bar in Switzerland and having studied law at the universities of Berne, Lausanne and Nijmegen. She also completed the Executive Master of European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen.

Between 1998 and 2004, she worked as Consultant/Legal Counsel at PwC in Berne, Zurich and London, handling litigation as well as various commercial and corporate legal issues. From 2005 to 2008, she was Senior Manager at PwC P.R. China/ Hong Kong, based in Shanghai. She advised on Chinese and Hong Kong commercial law and trained staff in legal and compliance matters. From 2009 to 2015, she was initially a Deputy General Counsel and later the General Counsel at Nord Stream AG. Since 2015, she has been the General Counsel & Corporate Secretary at the Nord Stream 2 AG, heading the Legal Department and managing all legal issues. Her main expertise is in cross-border legal matters, commercial and corporate law, investment law as well as public law in various jurisdictions. Moreover, she has expertise in setting up project finance as well as managing an international legal department. She is also contributes her international legal expertise as a board member of the Bookbridge foundation.