Compliance Jobs Report: Feb 23

Two tons of corporate news in the Compliance Jobs Report this week. We have personnel moves at Applied Materials, Ametek, Microsoft, SNC-Lavalin, Bayer, and many more. Plus a handful of interesting job openings, news from vendors, and our Compliance Meme of the Week is a shout-out to the Supreme Court. 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

Ametek Corp., a maker of electronics components based in Pennsylvania, has promoted Mark Scheuer to vice president of environmental, health, and safety. Scheuer previously was director of corporate compliance, a role he held at Ametek since 2006.

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals, a biotech firm developing cancer treatments and palliative care drugs based on weed, has named Yasha Borstein the firm’s new chief data officer. In that role, Borstein will develop a data governance policy for the company to manage its healthcare compliance needs. Cannabics is based jointly (see what I did there?) in Israel and Maryland.

Kara Novelli has joined Applied Materials in Santa Clara, Calif., as ethics and compliance manager. Novelli comes to Applied Materials from Cisco Systems, where she was integrated risk and compliance manager.

Compliance JobsOlga Silva just took a job as controller at Microsoft for its European operations, working in Paris. She previously spent 15 years at General Electric in various finance roles, most recently as the Europe cash leader for GE Healthcare.

Defense contractor Huntington Ingalls has promoted its head of internal audit, Scott Stabler, to chief transformation officer. Stabler’s primary job will be to work with Huntington’s operation divisions on digital and supply chain transformation, and he’ll oversee internal audit on an interim basis until a permanent new chief audit executive is named. Stabler has been with the company since 1984.

Bayer has promed Ayesha Jones. She had been head of law and compliance for the Middle East region, based in Dubai; she is now senior legal counsel, working in Basel, Switzerland.

In Norway, Anders Meex Hvashovd has been named global ethics and compliance manager for DNO ASA, an oil company with principal operations in Africa and the Middle East. Hvashovd, who has the coolest name in all of Europe, joins DNO after 14 months as head of compliance for TechnipFMC and a decade at FMC Technologies before that.   

Lisa Kershner-Urbine has joined MAS ACME as manager of risk governance and financial operations. Kershner-Urbine comes to the company, an apparel maker based in Europe, after more than 10 years running SOX compliance and internal audit at Krispy Kreme.

SNC-Lavalin has named Eashwar T regional ethics and compliance manager, based in Malaysia. Eashwar comes to SNC after nine years at BHP Billiton as an ethics and compliance lead specialist.

And the chief compliance officer of ABLV Bank in Latvia resigned this week, days after U.S. regulators accused the bank of participating in a money-laundering scheme to aid North Korea. Aleksandrs Pāže left “on his own initiative, from the best corporate and moral principles,” bank CEO Ernests Bernis said in a statement. Indeed.


Monica Thurman is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer of XPO Logistics in Houston.

Vendors & Service Providers

The Mexico law firm Ritch Mueller has named Luis Dantón Martínez Corres partner, in its corporate governance and regulatory compliance practice. He comes to the firm from  Nacional Financiera SNC, a development bank in Mexico, where he was deputy director of the legal department.

Tommaso Di Carlo is leaving GAN Integrity, where he was head of compliance solutions, to join Deloitte in its risk advisory practice.

CellTrust, a firm selling software for secure, archived communications, has promoted Kevin Garnier from cybersecurity and compliance technology director to vice president of professional services.

New product alert: Chef, a vendor of compliance automation software, has released Chef InSpec 2.0.

Open Req Orders

Insmed, a biotech firm based in New Jersey, is recruiting a director for compliance, policies, and training, and a director of compliance monitoring and auditing. Fun fact: you would get to work with John Soriano, who joined Insmed as chief compliance officer last month and who knows his stuff.

Whirlpool is looking to hire an IT audit manager for its Mexico operations. Job is in Monterrey.

Compliance Meme of the Week

Remember this as we contemplate the Supreme Court ruling this week.

That’s all for the week ending Feb. 23. Apologies that I was a bit short on posts this week; the flu hit Radical Compliance headquarters.

Have a great weekend, and if you have a tip or want to brag about your new job, promotion, career milestone, or anything else, 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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