Compliance Jobs Report: Nov. 3

This week the Compliance Jobs Report has good news for two budding SEC commissioners and the agency’s FCPA unit chief; personnel moves at Amazon, Wells Fargo, Allergan, and elsewhere; plus a bunch of work anniversaries to celebrate. We also have two job posts, including one from the most prominent company in Long Island. Really.

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

We are one step closer to a fully manned Securities and Exchange Commission again. Earlier this week, the Senate Banking Committee voted unanimously to advance the nominations of Hester Peirce (Republican) and Robert Jackson (Democrat) to the full Senate for confirmation. No word yet when that vote will happen, but unanimous approval from the committee all but assures their success.

Speaking of the SEC, the agency also just named Charles Cain permanent chief of its FCPA enforcement chief. Cain has been acting chief since April, and deputy chief since 2011. He answers to Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the SEC Enforcement Division.

Allergan has named Cindy DePalo associate director of global compliance training and communications. DePalo comes to Allergan from Novartis, where she did pretty much the same job as associate director of learning and communications for ethics and compliance.
Maarten Westermann has begun work as compliance director for Nomad Foods Europe, a business based in London and the Netherlands. Westermann previously worked at KPN, a Dutch telecom firm, as chief risk and compliance officer.

Anne Toth just took a job as head of data policy at the World Economic Forum. She’s also an advisory board member for the Future of Privacy Forum and previously worked at Slack.

At Wells Fargo, Chuck Beeson just moved from audit leader to compliance consultant. He’s based in Charlotte, N.C.

compliance jobsIn Kenya, John Owino has a new job as global internal audit for Marie Stopes International, a global nonprofit working in women’s health. Owino comes to MSI from Coca-Cola, where he had been a senior financial control specialist for the Africa region. has promoted Livia Granata from compliance team lead to compliance manager, working out of the company’s Luxembourg officers. Granata has been with Amazon for three years.

Richemont, maker of luxury goods, has named Fellipe Assunção Pereira Corrêa internal controls director for its Brazil operations. Corrêa came to Richemont from Bunge, where he had been a senior SOX compliance analyst for two years.

David Chavez has turned up as chief audit executive at Andeavor, a refining and logistics company based in San Antonio, Texas. He was last seen at Dreamworks Animation, where he was also chief audit executive until September.

Bruce Wilson, director of international affairs at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, is retiring. Wilson has worked at the PCAOB for five years, and spent nearly 40 years in public service at the World Trade Organization, the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, and elsewhere. Thank you for the service, Wilson.

Wilson will be succeeded by George Botic, a PCAOB employee since 2003. Botic has been special adviser to chairman James Doty since 2014.

As we mentioned earlier this week, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is also retiring. I am not running to fill his seat.

And since you’ve read this far, I will put this item here: the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics is now soliciting speakers for its 2018 annual conference, happening next October in Las Vegas. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 30. Anyone who wants to bounce around possible ideas, email me at [email protected].


Caroline Hailey just celebrated one year as senior compliance counsel at Total SA, working in Paris.

Stephen Reynolds is celebrating one year at the Justice Department, as deputy chief of cyber issues in the National Security Division.

Abdul Luheshi just hit one year at Astellas Pharma, as executive director for its ethics and compliance function in Europe.

Turgut Yasar is celebrating one year as assistant vice president and senior compliance analyst at Citi, in its financial intelligence unit.

In New York, Mark Trojanowski is celebrating five years as director of internal audit for American Superconductor.

Jonathan Avila is celebrating five years as chief privacy officer for Walmart. Seems like just yesterday he was chief privacy officer for Disney…

Mustafa Kus is celebrating five years at Borusan Otomotiv in Istanbul, in various audit and compliance roles. He’s been financial affairs manager there for the last year.

In Qatar, Mohamed Gado is celebrating 10 years in the compliance function at Qatar National Bank. He’s currently senior manager and head of domestic compliance and AML.

Vendors & Service Providers

No significant news from the vendors this week! The PR and marketing people need to step up their game.

Open Req Orders

Cepheid, a Silicon Valley company that makes medical diagnostics and testing products, is looking for a chief compliance officer for its non-health regulatory matters.

A recruiter for “one of Long Island’s premier companies,” which is quite the claim to fame, is looking for a compliance director. Said director would answer to the company’s chief compliance officer, and help oversee the company’s international subsidiaries and joint ventures. Interested parties can contact Ann Barrow at [email protected].  

Tweet of the Week

And we close the week with this tweet from Donna Boehme, sent on Nov. 1.


Boehme, one of the pioneers of corporate compliance in the 2000s and now head of the Compliance Strategists Corp., was appearing before the Senate Whistleblower Caucus. (Yes, there is such a thing.) With her are Patrick Gnazzo, far left, Better Business Practices Corp.; Stephen Cohen, center, partner at Sidley Austin; and Steven Kohn, far right, National Whistleblower Center.

That’s all for the week of Nov. 3. 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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