Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 7

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at Transocean, the World Bank, Georgia Tech, Harley-Davidson, Carmeuse in Belgium, Archax in London, and lots more! We also have promotions at Celanese and Fifth Third, plus a few job openings. By request, our Meme of the Week is back to Baby Yoda.

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 oil services giant Transocean, which has named Kwesi Baiden chief compliance officer and associate general counsel. Baiden comes to Transocean from Valaris Corp., where he had been associate GC for operations; and prior to that he worked for a few years at Ensco, including a stint as chief compliance officer. 

Gül Güven has joined the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as ethics advisory, training, and values manager. She previously had worked at General Electric in Boston, most recently as leader for global compliance training programs. 

compliance jobsUnusual move at chemicals company Celanese down in Texas: Abe Paul has moved from vice president of internal audit to vice president of investor relations. Paul has been with Celanese since the start of last year; prior to that he worked at Kimberly-Clark

National Payments Corp. of India has named  K. Viswanath chief risk officer. His role will also include oversight of audit, compliance, and privacy. Prior to joining NPCI, Viswanath headed up risk and fraud control at HDFC Bank, another payments business in India.

In Belgium, Frederic Guilmin has turned up at Carmeuse, a metals and mining company, as head of internal audit. Guilmin had previously worked at SCR-SIBELCO as vice president of internal and risk management. 

OnDeck, an online lender to small businesses, just named Linda Tan vice president of internal audit. Tan comes to OnDeck from Brown Brothers Harriman, where she had been chief audit executive and a managing director. 

Sally Robertson has joined Georgia Tech as counsel for ethics and compliance. She was previously at Change Healthcare in Atlanta working as a privacy compliance specialist.

Perhaps you were too busy buying or shorting Tesla stock this week to notice, but Valerie Workman just slid into a new role there, moving from associate general counsel for compliance to head of HR for North America, Japan, and Oceania. Also, if you’re following Tesla stock that obsessively, get help. 

Niagara Falls Medical Center has named Patricia Kaczmarek corporate compliance officer and director of risk management. Kaczmarek comes to NFMC after 10 years as a consultant with the Agency for Health Care Administration Regulatory & Compliance.

In  Turkey, Serdar Alpay has been named head of risk management, internal control, and compliance at Groupama Sigorta and Groupama Hyat, an insurance concern based in Istanbul. Alpay had previously headed up internal audit and process management at Bayraktar Grubu, a Turkish auto distributor. 

INTL FCStone has named Alina Amanci chief AML compliance officer. Amanci comes to the financial services firm from Deutsche Bank, where she was the U.S. head of AML policy, risk and controls. 

Dowling & Yahnke Wealth Advisors, an asset management firm based in San Diego, has named Larry Nakamura chief compliance officer and director of client services. Nakamura was previously an executive regulatory consultant with National Regulatory Services. He succeeds Karrol Gibbs, who recently retired. 

Josh Mahnke has joined Harley-Davidson as director of internal audit. Mahnke actually worked at Harley-Davidson for a while in the early 2010s as audit manager, but for the last five years he had been director of internal audit for Briggs & Stratton, a consumer goods company. All based in Milwaukee, of course. 

Archax, a financial services firm in London, which bills itself as “the next evolution in digital asset trading,” which means I don’t know what they do, just grabbed Alexander Royle as chief compliance officer. Royle comes to Archax from the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, where he worked on trading venue supervision. 

And Fifth Third Bancorp, headquartered in Cincinnati, announced a few personnel moves recently. Frank Forrest, chief risk officer since 2014, is stepping back to be a senior adviser or risk and regulatory issues, ahead of retiring at the end of this year. Jamie Leonard, the bank’s treasurer and a Fifth Third employee for more than 20 years, is succeeding Forrest as chief risk officer. 


Shavez Shamsi is celebrating five years at American Express, where he is a quality assurance compliance specialist.

Open Req Orders

Panasonic Avionics is looking for an ethics and compliance manager for Europe. Job is based near London. 

Avis Budget Group is looking for a director of business ethics and corporate compliance. Job is based in Parsippany, N.J. — but hey, Jersey’s not that bad.

Zimmer Biomet is recruiting a compliance manager for global third-party risk. Job is based in Washington, D.C.

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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