Compliance Jobs Report: Aug. 7

Today is the fourth anniversary of the Compliance Jobs Report, and as usual we have lots of news! New hires at ABB, Arconic, and OTC Markets Group; promotions at Credit Suisse and elsewhere; plus new appointments at the SEC. Also some news in the vendor world this week, and job openings from Germany to Florida to Philadelphia.

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Compliance Jobs News

We begin with electronics manufacturer ABB, which just named Natalia Shehadeh senior vice president and chief integrity officer. Shehadeh comes to ABB from TechnipFMC, where she had been chief compliance officer for two years. She’s based in Houston. 

Casper Venbjerg Hansen has joined Danish medical device company Ambu as director of corporate compliance. Hansen comes to Ambu after four years at Coloplast, where he had been global compliance officer. 

Susan Connelly just turned up at Arconic as director of global compliance. Connelly had been North America compliance lead for Kimberly-Clark from 2017 until earlier this year, and she is the second recent compliance departure from K-C that we know of; Ronnie Kann left the firm last month.

Lindsay Koren has been promoted at Darden Restaurants, from associate general counsel for ethics and compliance to division general counsel for ethics and compliance. A somewhat unusual title change, but hey, more power is more power.

In Brazil, Georgia Russowsky Raad has a new job as head of compliance, corporate governance, and data privacy at Unimed Porto Alegre, a healthcare business in the city of Porto Alegre. 

Aman Jathaul has left her gig as audit project manager at Sprint after three years, to take a job as senior auditor Level II at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Over in the sun-drenched city of Monaco, Nathalie Schinzig has been hired as head of compliance for Landmark Trust Group. Schinzig comes to the firm from PwC, where she had been working in the Switzerland offices advising clients on financial crime issues. 

Zovio, an “education technology services company,” has promoted Nicole Morin from risk mitigation analyst to trust, risk, and compliance strategy analyst. Morin has been with Zovio since last year. 

OTC Markets Group, which runs several over-the-counter stock exchanges such as the Pink Sheets, has named Christopher Bok chief compliance officer. Bok comes to the firm from the Financial Information Forum, a trade association for broker-dealer firms, where he had been in various management roles for the last four years. 

Rabobank has promoted Dimitri Khantsis, from executive director in charge of wholesale banking compliance to compliance officer. He works out of the bank’s Netherlands offices, and has been with Rabobank since 2016.

Centier Bank, a community bank in Indiana, has nabbed Christopher Boersma as assistant vice president for compliance and privacy. Boersma comes to Centier from Interra Credit Union, where he held a similar role. 

Jim Barkley has a new role at Credit Suisse as chief compliance officer for its global investment bank. Barkley had been head of non-financial risk management since last year. One assumes this is part of that larger reorg of risk and compliance functions that Credit Suisse announced last week. 

Customers Bank, a regional bank in Pennsylvania, has named Eric Holmquist chief risk officer. Holmquist previously had been hanging out at consulting firm Capco, where he was a managing principal in the enterprise risk management practice. 

In regulator world, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has assigned chief compliance officer Gail Marshall to be interim chief regulatory officer. Marshall has been with the MSRB since 2015. 

And we have several personnel items from the Securities and Exchange Commission. First, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Caroline Crenshaw as the newest SEC commissioner; she is a Democratic appointee. The Senate also confirmed current commissioner Hester Peirce, a Republican appointee, to a second term. This means the SEC is now back at full complement, which usually means somebody else is going to announce their departure, like, next week or something. 

SEC co-director of enforcement Steve Peikin is also leaving the agency next week after three years on the job. His fellow co-director, Stephanie Avakian, will remain as the sole director of enforcement. And Lindsay McCord, acting chief accountant for the Division of Corporation Finance, will now be chief accountant on a permanent basis. She’s been taking point on monitoring firms’ Covid-19 disclosures since March.

Vendors & Service Providers

Michael Skorupski, last seen at Siemens Gamesa (Siemens’ renewable energy business) as head of enterprise risk management, has left the firm and is working at a consulting firm called Centuriatus

Caroline McMichen, recently retired from Molson Coors, where she had been vice president for ethics and compliance, has joined SAI Global as an adviser. 

And Valerie Charles, last seen at GAN Integrity where she was chief strategy officer, has joined the Stone Turn Group as a partner. 

Open Req Orders

Darden Restaurants is looking for a manager of compliance and ethics. Job is based in Orlando. 

Indian IT outsourcing giant Infosys is looking for a chief risk officer. Job is based in Philadelphia. 

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, which recently settled its FCPA troubles with the SEC, is recruiting an associate director of compliance. Job is based in Munich, Germany. 

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week — and thank you all for four years of the Compliance Jobs Report! 

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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