Compliance Jobs Report: May 22

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has the new CCO at Boeing, layoffs in compliance staff at Uber, a new risk and compliance boss at Moderna Therapeutics, and a bunch more promotions and new hires. Notable job openings this week include a CCO role for a disaster relief group, and our Meme of the Week goes out to internal control testing. 

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 with Boeing, which just promoted from within to fill its chief compliance officer role. The new CCO is Uma Amuluru, an assistant general counsel and an attorney at Boeing since 2017. Prior to joining Boeing Amuluru was an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington for a few years; that experience will be useful considering the company is up to its tail section in regulatory probes related to the MAX 737 disasters. Amuluru succeeds Diana Sands, who departed Boeing in April

Next, Uber has laid off at least 15 compliance staffers in the last few weeks, in roles ranging from trade compliance to payments processing to law enforcement liaison, to name a few. We know this because Uber launched a “talent directory” this week that helps others to find those ex-Uberians, in case any of them fit a compliance role you’re looking to fill. Select “legal-compliance” in the search field at the top of the page and you’ll see matching names, expertise, and resumes. We counted 15 people as of this morning.

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the pharma companies racing to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, just named Kristin Rand head of corporate compliance and global chief risk officer. (This seems to be the job Moderna advertised a few weeks ago, which is no longer posted as open.) Rand comes to Moderna from Seattle Genetics, where she had been chief compliance officer. 

We didn’t notice this until just now, but the terribly named Truist Bank recently promoted Patrick Zaloum to senior vice president of finance risk and compliance. Zaloum was previously vice president and head of SEC reporting. He has been with the bank or its more sensibly named predecessor, SunTrust, for 10 years. 

The University of Pittsburgh has named Laurel Gift associate vice chancellor for ethics, compliance, and investigations. Gift comes to Pitt from the law firm Schnader Harrison, where she was co-chair of the compliance and investigations. The first items on her To Do list, according to Gift: drafting a university-wide handbook for investigations, and then implementing a university-wide ethics program. 

Novartis just expanded the role for Loi Vu Thi, to be country head of ethics, risk, and compliance in Vietnam. Thi has been with Novartis in its Vietnam operations since 2017.

Mobile phone maker Ericsson has hired three compliance staffers in the last few weeksHayley Tozeksi, who will be compliance counsel working from Washington; Alexandra Dobrovolskaja, regional compliance officer for southern Europe; and Virginie Liautaud, head of compliance for France, Algeria, and Tunisia. 

In Newark, N.J., Prudential Financial has promoted Debora Lobo to vice president of emerging markets compliance. Lobo joined Prudential last year and had been a compliance director. 

And two promotions at Fresenius Medical Care. First, Martin Barthold is now senior compliance officer for risk and controls in the EMEA region, working out of Germany; Barthold had previously been compliance training manager for EMEA. Second, Julie Basha moved up from compliance specialist at Fresenius’ U.S. headquarters to be ethics and compliance officer for NxStage Medical, a Fresenius subsidiary. 

Exterran, an oil services firm in Houston, has named Andrew Baird senior counsel and chief compliance officer. Baird comes to Exterran from Baker Hughes, where he had been compliance counsel and global ombudsman. 

Revolut, a fintech firm in London working in the payments field, has tapped Rayson Tan to be chief risk and compliance officer in its Singapore office. Looks like Tan has been working with Revolut in a limited capacity since last fall. He joined Revolut from Credit Suisse, where he had been a managing director. 

SignatureFD, a wealth management advisory firm in Atlanta, has promoted CCO Heather Robinson Fortner to president. Fortner has been running compliance at the firm since 2003. She will retain the CCO title while also serving as president. 

Another move into the corner office: Antonia Gibson, whom some of you may remember as head of compliance for Swedish pension fund AP4 in the late 2010s; is the new CEO of Tundra Fonder, a boutique asset management firm in that country. 

Katie Winson, director of compliance at Jazz Pharmaceuticals for the last year or so, now has a new title: director of compliance training and communications. 

Kelli May-Hernandez has a new job at ServiceNow as program manager for ethics and investigations. Hernandez had been at Occidental as global ethics and compliance manager, but left that job at the start of this year. She is also relocating from Texas to California. 

And in Durham, N.C., life sciences firm ChemoCentryx has hired Virginia Fitt as head of commercial law and compliance. Fitt previously worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals in Boston as a senior director for medical and commercial matters. 

Vendors & Service Providers

No vendor news this week! Somebody announce a customer win or a new product or a merger or something, please. 

Open Req Orders

Mercy Corps, a disaster relief organization, is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer — in a rather sweeping new role to build the function from ground up. This comes after an external review of allegations that the group’s founder (now deceased) committed sexual abuse in the 1990s. Job could be based in London, Washington, or Portland, Oreg.

Assurant is looking to fill a few more jobs in its ethics and compliance function: an ethics program manager and a director of global ethics and compliance training

And the University of Maryland is looking for an associate vice president of institutional compliance and risk. Job is based in, naturally, Maryland. 

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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