Compliance Jobs Report: Sept. 20

The Compliance Jobs Report starts with scandal-scarred Scandinavian banks naming new compliance officers, and yet more hiring at Carnival Cruise Lines. We also have other personnel promotions and new hires, the wackiest product plug we’ve seen in a while, and a compliance officer who moonlights in arts photography. Our Meme of the Week goes out to hotline managers.

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

We begin with Swedbank, one of several Scandinavian financial firms mired in massive money-laundering scandals, which just named Ingrid Harbo its permanent new chief compliance officer. Harbo had been holding the job on an interim basis since May. She previously was the bank’s chief audit executive. 

Across the bay in Denmark, Peter Juhl is leaving Danske Bank (mired in an even more massive money-laundering mess) after 26 years. Most recently Juhl was a chief compliance specialist at the bank; he served in various risk and compliance roles there since 2012. He will be moving to Arbejdernes Landsbank as a senior AML officer starting Oct. 1

Submitted by a Radical Compliance reader! What better way to prepare for church than to read the Jobs Report? Praise be.

Carnival Cruise Lines has named Sandra Rowlett as vice president of the company’s newly created incident analysis group, which apparently is what Carnival is now calling its internal investigations team. Rowlett will report to Peter Anderson, Carnival’s new chief compliance officer. She previously spent many years at the National Transportation Safety Board. Carnival, you may recall, paid a $20 million fine for violating a corporate probation agreement over environmental abuses. So Rowlett will probably be analyzing incidents like Carnival employees dumping poop into the ocean. 

Boston-based Altra Industrial Motion has promoted Thomas Callahan to director of corporate finance and reporting. Callahan has been with Altra for seven years in various internal audit and SEC reporting roles. 

Angie Pletcher has been promoted to senior vice president of enterprise risk management at Interra Credit Union in Goshen, Ind. Pletcher also just passed the 20-year mark at Interra. 

The University of Texas at Austin has named Adriana Alicea-Rodriguez director of the school’s Title IX compliance. She previously handled Title IX training and investigations for UT-Austin. Alicea-Rodriguez succeeds Krista Anderson, who left in May to become Title IX coordinator for the entire UT system. 

Ayesha Jones has been named director of ethics and compliance for emerging markets at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Jones previously did five years at Bayer in various legal roles, most recently global legal counsel. She’ll be based in Singapore. 

Back to banking: Investors Bank has named Rajiv Varshney chief compliance officer, charged with creating a “sustainable as well as scalable compliance program that aligns with the bank’s strategic growth plans.” (Then again, isn’t that every CCO’s mission?) Varshney comes to Investors from HSBC, where he had been chief operating officer for regulatory compliance since 2017. 

And Handelsbanken in Sweden has named Martin Noreus, deputy director general of the country’s financial supervisory authority, as its new chief compliance officer. Noreus will assume the role by next spring. 


We start with sad news: Joe Mont, reporter at Compliance Week since 2011, passed away earlier this week after a long illness. Tom Fox has a nice write-up of Mont on the FCPA Compliance Report. I hired Mont at Compliance Week in 2011, and it was my pleasure to bring his expertise to the compliance community.

Heidi Platou is celebrating five years at Statkraft, where she is head of compliance. 

And did anyone know that Michael Donnella, corporate compliance officer at Murphy Oil in El Dorado, Ark., is also a mildly famous arts photographer? Interesting write-up about him in the El Dorado News. 

Vendors and Service Providers

Medispend, a compliance software firm catering to the healthcare sector, has picked up Diana Borges as vice president of compliance solutions. Borges had been director of compliance for Merz North America, and earlier in her career worked at Teva Pharmaceuticals in various compliance roles. 

New vendor! Everyone welcome Peak Compliance Training to the world. The Colorado-based firm is run by Jonathan Sampson (CEO) and Karen Kiesel (COO), two veterans of Click4Compliance from earlier in the 2010s.

And in one of the weirder product announcements we’ve seen recently, NICE Actimize has released Surveil-X for financial market surveillance, “giving institutions that all-seeing eye solution they need.” Am I the only one who thinks “all-seeing eye” is a poor choice of metaphor? 

Open Req Orders

W.S. Darley Co., maker of pumps and other equipment to fight fires, is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Itasca, Ill. 

U.S. Foods is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based is Rosemont, Il.. 

And the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is in Pasadena, Calif. 

Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week. 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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