Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 1

The Compliance Jobs Report this week opens with the top compliance officer at GE jumping to Google; Citi poaching a top Morgan Stanley exec to be Citi’s CCO in Europe; more news from Orthofix, Getinge, and even Elf on a Shelf! A GRC vendor is changing its name after raising $30 million in funding, and we have our usual selection of job openings and the Meme of the Week.

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! Read on…

Compliance Jobs News

First, as we noted yesterday, Al Rosa has departed as General Electric’s top compliance executive to take a senior compliance role at Google. Rosa had been chief compliance director at GE since 2011. No word yet on Rosa’s possible successor, but he is at least the 10th compliance executive to depart GE in the last 18 months or so.

In London, Citi has poached Morgan Stanley’s head of operational risk for EMEA and Asia, Dominic Hirons, to be Citi’s chief compliance officer for EMEA. Hirons had worked at Morgan Stanley for nearly 11 years — including five years as head of operational risk and three years as chief compliance officer for Asia-Pacific.

Global Foundries, a semiconductor business with offices in Silicon Valley and the United Arab Emirates, just picked up Ahmed Al-Hammadi as senior associate for ethics and compliance. Al-Hammadi comes to GF from Mubadala, a UAE investment firm, where he had held various compliance roles for eight years.

In Dallas, Denis Jacob is the new deputy compliance officer at Orthofix, a maker of bone repair medicines and products. Jacob previously worked as director of international ethics and compliance at BD (read: read Becton Dickinson).

SMP eGaming, a casino firm based in the Isle of Man, has named Matthew Robins head of regulatory compliance. Robbins was previously chief compliance officer for MuchBetter, one of those “virtual wallet” companies; and earlier in his career was director of compliance at the Stars Group.

Jeff Cohan has joined Gerson Lehrman Group (an online exchange for business consultants) as deputy chief compliance officer. Cohan comes to GLG from the SEC, where he worked for 18 years. Most recently, Cohan was senior special counsel in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

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For all of you with small children: CCA and B Corp., publisher of those Elf on a Shelf books, just lost its compliance counsel Hillary Gardner. Gardner is now corporate counsel at Credigy, a financial services company in Atlanta. (The elves work, people. They really do.)

Clear Blue Financial Holdings, an investment firm in Puerto Rico, has named Osvaldo Ramirez chief compliance officer. Ramirez was previously risk management manager at Universal Insurance Group, also in Puerto Rico.

Getinge, a Swedish medical device company, has named Frida Berlin ethics and compliance program manager. Berlin comes to Getinge from Elekta, where she worked as compliance officer for not quite two years; earlier in her career she held compliance jobs at Volvo.

Victoria Komjathy has a new job as training and procedural control manager at KeyBank, working out of Buffalo. Komjathy previously worked at Ocwen Financial Corp. as senior manager for enterprise risk management.

Lightyear Capital, a private equity firm in New York focused on financial services investing, has promoted Doug Chiciak to chief compliance officer. He was previously deputy chief compliance officer and joined the firm last April.

In Nashville, Churchill Mortgage has promoted Liliana Nigrelli from vice president of compliance to chief compliance officer. The company proudly states that in 2017 Nigrelli won its annual “Broomsweeper Award” for outstanding performance, which makes us wonder what that prize actually looks like.

Vendors and Service Providers

Whoa, big customer win: the Renault-Nissan automotive conglomerate apparently is hiring French audit firm Mazars to conduct a probe into that messy corporate governance scandal involving Renault’s former CEO, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn is currently in a Tokyo jail accused of numerous financial crimes, which he says have been fabricated by rivals out to sink him.

ComplyAdvantage, a software vendor selling AML screening services, just raised $30 million in venture capital. The company also announced that it is changing its name to Mimiro, which I totally don’t understand. Sounds like an anime cartoon character to me.

Shamoil Shipchandler, the awesomely named head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Dallas-Fort Worth office, has left the agency after three years to make gobs of money at law firm Jones Day, where he will be a partner in the white-collar investigations practice.

Seshagiri Rao Vaidyula just joined Wipro as head of the cybersecurity risk practice. He previously worked at PwC as director of GRC technology consulting, based in Houston.

Open Req Orders

The Green Climate Fund is seeking a senior compliance officer. Job is located in South Korea, and deadline to apply is Feb. 11.

Vifor Pharma is looking for a regional compliance officer to oversee “CEEMEA” — Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The job also includes Russia, which for some reason did not get its own letter. Job itself is in Zurich.

Bio-Rad Labs is recruiting a global compliance manager. Job is in California. (Yes, that Bio-Rad, sued by its former general counsel over whistleblower retaliation.)

Meme of the Week

That’s all for the week ending Feb. 1; happy Groundhog Day Weekend. As always — 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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