Compliance Jobs Report: April 24

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from a few troubled organizations looking to strengthen compliance, most notably Boeing. Also other personnel news at Schneider Electric, Natura & Co., Fresenius Medical Care, and lots more. We have some interesting job openings, other gossip, and our Meme of the Week.

A special thanks this week to all the compliance people sending me tips and links to keep this report going. We need your help to make the Report work, so send me some news! If you have a tip to pass along, email me at [email protected] or find me on LinkedIn.

Compliance Jobs News

We begin, of course, with the big news that Boeing is restructuring its compliance and audit functions; and that Diana Sands, head of the Office of Internal Governance, is leaving the company after seven years in that role. We had a full post about the shakeup earlier this week, for those few of you who don’t check Radical Compliance constantly and missed it.

Poached! Wells Fargo has named Nate Herman chief control executive, starting with the always-troubled bank on May 1. Herman comes to Wells Fargo from Huntington National Bank, where he had been chief audit executive for only one year. Prior to that, Herman had been at J.P. Morgan for eight years, lastly as head of regulatory and specialty operations. Herman will report to chief operating officer Scott Powell. 

Compliance jobsThe University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore just named Lisa Adkins chief compliance and privacy officer. Adkins had been working further down I-95 at Children’s National Health System in Washington, where she had been chief compliance, privacy, and security officer since 2017. Fun fact: UMMS is recovering from a conflicts-of-interest scandal that blew up in the board’s face last year. 

In Boston, Alexion Pharmaceuticals has named Tim Slone global lead for medical and R&D compliance. Slone comes to Alexion from Ipsen, another pharmaceutical company, where he was head of U.S. ethics and compliance. 

Speaking of Ipsen, the company also just promoted Gisele Lu in China, to senior director of business ethics. Lu is based in Beijing and has held several compliance roles at Ipsen since 2016.

Eric Malchodi has been named chief risk officer of Gate City Bank in Fargo, N.D. Malchodi previously worked in San Francisco at Figure, one of those blockchain fintech firms, where he was chief compliance and risk officer. 

Elena Kovaleva has joined Schneider Electric as regional compliance officer for the Middle East and Africa, working from the United Arab Emirates. Kovaleva comes to Schneider from Eurasia Resources Group, where she had been group senior compliance officer since 2016. 

Looking good: Richard Davies, now vice president of ethics and compliance at Natura & Co., the Brazilian firm that acquired Avon last year. (Natura also owns the Body Shop and Aesop.) Davies had previously been with Avon as global chief compliance officer, and in various other roles at Avon since 2005.

Dallas-based Parkland Hospital has named Melanie Roberts chief ethics and compliance officer. Roberts previously worked at Tenet Healthcare for 15 years, most recently as senior director of compliance. 

Cristiane Cola has a new role at Nissan Motor Corp. as deputy compliance officer and training manager for Nissan’s Europe operations. Cola had been regional compliance manager for Nissan in Brazil since 2013. 

The University of Arizona has named Elizabeth Rodriguez associate compliance and privacy officer. Rodriguez comes to UofA from IMEG Corp., an engineering firm, where she had been compliance program manager. Go Wildcats!

Global Data Consortium, an outfit in North Carolina that provides data for Know Your Customer compliance, has named James Philip as the firm’s own chief compliance officer. Before this, Philip had been chief compliance officer of Remitly, a nerdly named global digital remittance business. GDC also said Malgorzata Skowronska, head of compliance for CurrencyCloud in London, has joined its advisory board. 

Katia Rosenstein Laurents is joining Fresenius Medical Care as compliance director for Mexico. Laurents comes to Fresenius from Eisai Labs’ Mexico operations, where she had been associate senior counsel and compliance officer. 

And an update on Carnival Corp., trying to build its compliance capabilities after a stinging judicial ruling last year: the company has named Jeffrey Gearhart, retired executive vice president of global governance and corporate secretary at Walmart, to its board of directors. A federal judge told Carnival last year to beef up the compliance expertise on its board, or else. 


Lisa Fine, famous as co-host of the Great Women in Compliance podcast, is celebrating one year as director of Americas compliance for Pearson

Vendors & Service Providers

Rosangela Cavalcante Riguetto has left her role as compliance officer for Sandoz in Brazil, to launch Tothbe Treinamentos e Soluções Corporativas, a compliance training and consulting firm based in Sao Paolo. 

And for anyone who remembers Daniel Garen, chief ethics and compliance officer at Danaher Corp. until 2019 — he just turned up as a partner at DLA Piper in the firm’s Washington office. Had been working at Pivot Point Compliance Management in the interim.

Open Req Orders

Tableau, the data visualization software business that’s a subsidiary of Salesforce, is looking for a senior data analyst for ethics and integrity. Job is based in Seattle. 

Discover Financial Services is looking for a vice president of internal audit. Job is based in suburban Chicago. 

Centene Corp. is looking for a vice president of compliance. Job is based in Wauwatosa, Wisc.

Compliance 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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