Compliance Jobs Report: July 2

The Compliance Jobs Report arrives early this week, as we are taking a long weekend for the July 4th holiday. We have promotions at Amgen, Astellas Pharma, Coloplast, Otis Elevator, and elsewhere; plus new hires at Tricolor, RTL Group, Orbia, Ipsen, and more. CBRE is looking for a head of investigations, and our Meme of the Week goes out to poor user access controls. 

As always, thank you 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 at Amgen, which has promoted Nancy Grygiel to senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Grygiel has been with Amgen for five years, and previously had been vice president of worldwide compliance and business ethics. 

RTL Group, an entertainment conglomerate based in Luxembourg, has named Olaf Christiansen senior vice president for compliance. Christiansen comes to RTL from Bertelsmann, where he had been a senior VP in the legal department in charge of compliance and integrity. 

Astellas Pharma has promoted David Morris to executive director of ethics and compliance. Morris, who has been with Astellas since 2017, was previously senior director of ethics, compliance, investigations, risk assessments, and monitoring. That may be a Jobs Report record for one person directing so many things. 

Tricolor, owner of the Tricolor Auto Group and the Ganas Auto Group, and which bills itself as America’s largest used vehicle retailer focusing on Hispanic consumers, has named Stacie Trier chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Tricolor, Trier managed enterprise risk and compliance at Exeter Finance, serving as the company’s chief risk Officer for the past two years. She previously spent 12 years at Capital One in both compliance and risk management roles.

In Cambridge, Mass. (home of Radical Compliance, you know) Ali Lyons has joined pharmaceutical firm Ipsen as senior director for business ethics in North America. Lyons previously worked at Amryt Pharma, where she was senior director of ethics and compliance. 

Joy Luk has joined Orbia, a utilities company based in Mexico, as global director of internal controls and policy. Luk comes to Orbia from Ernst & Young, where she spent five years in forensics and integrity services roles. 

Coloplast just promoted Megan Olson, from compliance manager to compliance officer. Olson has been with the firm since last October, and previously worked in compliance roles at the Mayo Clinic for a few years. 

Otis Elevator has elevated Terri Civitello, from associate director of ethics and compliance to global ethics and compliance officer and associate director of ethics training and communications. Civitello has been with Otis since 2016 and is based in Connecticut.

The delightfully named MorphoSys has promoted Madina Torchinova to head of global compliance. Torchinova has been working her way up the ladder in various compliance roles there since 2018. 

OCC, the equity derivatives clearing organization, has promoted Jennifer Baum from vice president of regulatory compliance to chief compliance officer. Baum, who has been with OCC since 2017, succeeds Joe Adamczyk. He left OCC to pursue another opportunity. 

In Bosnia, Ivan Pranjić has joined Sberbank as an anti-fraud officer. He previously was compliance officer for Raiffeisen Bank

Vitesco Technologies, a German auto supplier, has named Adriana Villegas HR compliance manager for its operations in Guadalajara, Mexico. Villegas comes to Vitesco after several years as a freelance HR and compliance specialist in Mexico.

Charles Robert says he is out at Travelex, where he had been head of compliance and risk in the company’s London offices for the past year. Robert says he “looks forward to finding my next adventure.” Rock on, Roberts — we all get dealt a bad hand from time to time. 

Novartis has promoted Sheetal Sawant from manager of compliance monitoring to manager of ethics, risk, and compliance. Sawant has been with Novartis since 2017 and is based in Mumbai, India. 

Akcea Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, has hired Tracy Palmer Berns as chief compliance officer. Berns previously worked at AMAG Pharmaceuticals as chief compliance officer, and some of you may remember Berns from her 12 years at Covidien in various ethics and compliance roles. 

Soon Keang Tan has joined electrical equipment manufacturer Legrand as internal controller for southeast Asia. Tan comes to Legrand from Lazada, where he had dabbled in internal audit and internal control for the last four years. 

In Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Al-Romaizan has joined the country’s Tourism Development Fund as chief of corporate governance. He was last seen at Al-Jazira Capital, where he had been chief of the regulatory risk and control group until April. 

And William Onuwa, chief audit executive at the Royal Bank of Canada, has joined the board of directors at the Boyd Group, a Canadian holding company that operates auto repair shops across North America. Radical Compliance always likes to see CCOs and CAEs on the board, so more power to him. 


Karen Moore is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer at Unisys

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Unity Technologies is looking for a senior compliance counsel. Job is based in Austin, Texas. 

CBRE is recruiting a global head of investigations. Job is based in Los Angeles. 

Arena Pharmaceuticals is looking for a chief compliance officer. Job is based in Boston. 

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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