Compliance Jobs Report: Oct. 13

The Compliance Jobs Report starts with big news in the banking world: Wells Fargo has a new chief compliance officer, lured away from Barclays. Cognizant Technologies also has a new head of ethics and compliance, and we have other personnel moves at Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Société Générale, and more. Also, the head of audit at Walmart is now famous back at her high school. Read on…

I gather these bits of information from LinkedIn, news alerts, and friends emailing me something to include. If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. This report depends on people like you helping me, so send some news!

Compliance Jobs News

Wells Fargo has named Mike Roemer its new chief compliance officer. Roemer comes to Wells Fargo from Barclays, where he had been group head of compliance. Roemer will fill the job previously held by Yvette Clark, who left Wells Fargo in June. Kevin Oden has been pinch-hitting as interim CCO at Wells since then.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, an IT outsourcing firm, has named Amy Schuh chief ethics and compliance officer. Schuh comes to the New Jersey firm from Merck, where she was global head of investigations for four years. Her investigations expertise will be useful: Cognizant is trying to unravel an FCPA probe disclosed last year.

Tom McLeod has begun work as chief audit executive for the Australian Broadcasting Corp. in Melbourne, Australia. He previously worked as an independent audit consultant for several years prior to that.

Phong Le is head of compliance and internal audit at AAA Assurance, a subsidiary of AIG in Vietnam. Le comes to AAA from Hanwha Life, where he was head of compliance for five years.

In Germany, insurer Generali Deutschland has named Heike Ottemann-Toyza general counsel. She previously was head of legal and compliance for Allianz SE’s operations in central and eastern Europe.

Ivonne Rivera has moved from compliance testing manager at Deutsche Bank in its Jacksonville, Fla., offices; to be head of the embedded risk team for Americas at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Compliance JobsSiemens has moved around executive Mike Skorupski. After seven years as head of finance governance at Siemens Wind Power, he just took a role as head of risk management for Siemens Gamesa, a joint venture manufacturing wind turbines. Skorupski is based in Denmark.

Margaret Morton has a new role at Société Générale in New York, as vice president for permanent supervision and IT security. She previously had been vice president for IT compliance.

Balint Toaso, one of the nicest compliance professionals in Hungary, has just been named a partner at KPMG Hungary. Earlier in his career he was head of compliance for the Hungary operations of Trenkwalder, a staffing firm.

Community Options, a nonprofit in Princeton, N.J., supporting people with disabilities, has appointed Courtney Eidel chief compliance officer. Eidel has worked with Community Options for eight years.

Peter Sand has been named senior manager of privacy and trust at Amazon Lab126, Amazon’s lab in Silicon Valley creating more consumer devices that make you spend more money. Sand comes to Amazon from MGM Resorts International, where he was executive director of privacy.

Expanded role for Salvador Dahan at Nissan Motor Corp.: he is now director of governance, risk, compliance, and internal audit for Nissan in Latin America; previously he was only in charge of governance and compliance. Dahan is based in Rio de Janeiro.

And the University of Arkansas has named April Pantall manager of compliance and special projects. She previously had been at Walmart as a senior project manager for global shared services.

Vendors & Service Providers

Affiliated Monitors, a U.S. group that provides professional compliance monitoring services, has formed a strategic partnership with RS Legal Strategy, a British firm that provides consulting and legal services on corporate crime issues.

Lisa Murtha has joined Ankura Consulting as a senior managing director, working in the healthcare practice. Murtha lately has been a law professor at Drexel University, and was a founding member of the Health Care Compliance Association.

TRACE International has updated its TRACE Bribery Risk Matrix, a measurement of business bribery risk in 200 countries worldwide. Sweden, New Zealand, and Norway continue to be some of the least risky countries in the world, which does not surprise me one bit.


Todd Ruback is celebrating five years as chief privacy officer and vice president of legal affairs at Evidon, a firm that sells privacy compliance software tools.

And congratulations to Brandi Sanders Joplin, chief audit executive at Walmart. She is being inducted into the Hall of Honor at Mountain Home High School in Mountain Home, Ark. (We notice things like that here at Radical Compliance.) We wish her well at the next reunion.

Open Req Orders

Comcast is looking for a compliance lead in its Philadelphia headquarters, to help with investigations stemming from calls to the company’s hotline. If you get the job, I’m going to call and ask why Comcast keeps making my change my password, like, all the time.

That’s all for this week. If you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, just email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn. I’m always happy to give credit to the many hard-working people here in our corner of the business universe.

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