Compliance Jobs Report: April 20

This week’s Compliance Jobs Report begins with a compliance shakeup at BlackRock, and apparently a compliance ouster at ZTE Corp. We also have news from Las Vegas Sands Corp., I-Squared Capital, GE Power, and more. A cool compliance job is available for you animal lovers, and our Compliance Meme of the Week goes to audit executives sweating those analytics hires. 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

We begin with a compliance leadership change at asset management fund BlackRock. Chief compliance officer Georgina Fogo is leaving after more than three years on the job, to be chief risk officer at Janus Henderson Group. BlackRock will replace Fogo with Una Neary, who is head of the regulatory practices group at Goldman Sachs. Fun fact: Neary’s father owns an Irish pub in New York by the same name, and Neary reportedly works there sometimes as a hostess.

ZTE Corp. has reportedly removed its chief legal and compliance officer, Cheng Gang, for lying to U.S. regulators during a massive corruption probe that resulted in an $892 million fine against the company last year. He will be replaced by Wang Dong. It’s unclear whether Gang has left ZTE entirely or just lost his CCO and CLO titles. The Commerce Department just banned U.S. companies from selling products to ZTE earlier this week.

Stuart Altman just landed a job as deputy global chief compliance officer for Las Vegas Sands Corp. Altman previously spent two years at Intel Corp. as director of corporate legal investigations. We encourage him to stand on 17.

Lisa Huang Fleischman has joined I-Squared Capital as chief compliance officer. Fleischman comes to I-Squared from William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, where she had been chief compliance officer. Earlier in her career she also held compliance roles at News Corp. and HBO.

Integrated Oncology Network (ION) has named Ryan E. White executive vice president and corporate compliance officer. White comes to ION from DaVita Health Plan of California, where he was compliance officer.

Susan Lipsitz has been named senior associate general counsel for electronics manufacturer Jabil. Lipsitz previously was chief compliance officer and associate general counsel for Patheon.

In Sherman Oaks, Calif., digital insurance agency Matic has named Shahrzad “Shaz” Kojouri vice president of legal and compliance. Kojouri comes to Matic from AccessLex Institute, a student loan provider, where she was assistant general counsel.

Israel Discount Bank has promoted Kevin Choi to chief compliance officer. Choi has worked at Israel Discount Bank in various roles since 2008, and as deputy chief compliance officer since 2015. First round of drinks is on him.

compliance jobsManohar Shirol has a new job as manager of the fraud control unit at Wibmo, a mobil payments business with locations in Silicon Valley and Bengaluru, India. Shirol comes to Wibmo from Tajawal, an online travel agency based in Dubai, where he had been the risk team lead.

Alison Palermo has been promoted to senior AML compliance officer for Bradesco in Brazil. Palermo has been with the company since 2016, as a financial crime and regulatory compliance officer specialist.

Jeffrey Stitt has left General Electric after 28 years at the company, almost all of them in corporate audit, compliance, or finance roles. He had been global chief compliance officer for the steam power division of GE Power November 2015.

Thomas Ailliot has joined BNP Paribas Cardif to oversee personal data protection and GDPR implementation for the company in Nanterre. Ailliot had worked at Optimind Winter as a junior consultant since 2017.

Heidi Platou has been promoted to compliance manager for South Asia and Albania for Statkraft India in New Delhi. Platou previously served as a senior compliance officer for the Southeast Europe and South Asia region, and has been with Statkraft since 2014.

Insight, an IT consulting and research firm based in Phoenix, has promoted Michelle Dewarrat to compliance program manager. Dewarrat has worked at the company since 2015, previously as a compliance program specialist.


Annamária Nádai is celebrating one year as a compliance analyst with CIB Bank. She is based in Hungary.

Vendors & Service Providers

RS Legal Strategy Ltd. (Britain) and Affiliated Monitors (United States) have formed a strategic alliance to help both firms serve clients with transatlantic corporate monitoring needs.

GAN Integrity has promoted Valerie Charles from general counsel to chief strategy officer. (Disclosure: I write occasional paid blog posts for GAN.)

Aaron Kahler has joined ACA Compliance Group as director of AML and financial crimes.

Fred Donner has left his job as executive vice president of enterprise risk management at Travelers Insurance to join FTI Consulting as a senior managing director in its insurance services practice.

CrossCheck Compliance scooped up Karen Cullen as director of its compliance and fair and responsible lending practices. Cullen previously worked at Discover Financial as its director of compliance risk strategy. At CrossCheck she will work with Liza Warner, whom some of you may remember from her days as chief compliance officer at Associated Bancorp.

Open Req Orders

Pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Atlanta, working in BI’s animal research division.

The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority is seeking a compliance officer. No word on whether you need to pass a drug test.

And we see that the Dallas Mavericks have stopped accepting applications for their chief ethics and compliance officer job. Hmmm.

Compliance Meme of the Week



That’s all for the week ending April 20. Enjoy the 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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