Compliance Jobs Report: July 9

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has new hires at TikTok, DTE Energy, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Deutsche Telekom, among others; and departures at Walt Disney, ArcelorMittal and University of Minnesota. We also have job openings this week in gambling, building materials, and boots; and a bunch of compliance folks getting promoted. 

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Compliance Jobs News

We begin with TikTok, that social media platform for people younger and hipper than me; the company just hired Matt Penarczyk as head of legal for the Americas region. Penarczyk comes to TikTok from Microsoft, where he had been vice president of compliance & ethics and deputy general counsel. 

In Detroit, DTE Energy has named John Jahangir Sardar chief ethics and compliance officer. Sardar had spent the first half of this year working as a solo compliance consultant; prior to that he spent nine years as chief compliance officer for Noble Energy in Houston. 

Zahid Dohadwala, head of global forensic services for steelmaking giant ArcelorMittal, has left the company after 19 years at the firm, and more than 40 years working in various audit jobs around the world. Dohadwala says he isn’t sure what he might do next, but “I will continue fighting corruption/fraud and having an impact in some shape or form.” Rock on, sir. 

And another departure: Hemma Ramrattan Lomax has left Walt Disney Co., where she had been principal counsel for global ethics and compliance for the last 18 months. Prior to that, Lomax spent 11 years as senior counsel at the Securities & Exchange Commission. Lomax promises that she’ll announce her next career move in a few weeks; the Jobs Report will stay on that. 

Tina Beamon has joined MEI Pharmaceuticals as chief compliance officer. Beamon comes to the San Diego firm, which is developing cancer therapies, from Karyopharm Therapeutics, where she had been chief compliance officer from 2019 until earlier this year.

Emily Wall has moved up the ladder at Live Nation Entertainment, from global compliance lead to vice president for global ethics and compliance. Wall has been with the company in various roles for more than 22 years. One hopes she gets good concert tickets as a perk.

Rhonwyn Cornett Watson just landed at Aerojet Rocketdyne as ethics and compliance program manager. Watson comes to Aerojet after a long career at Boeing, where she spent 20 years as an ethics adviser and a team lead for global compliance. 

In Germany, Deutsche Telekom has hired Marie von der Groeben as chief compliance officer. She joins Deutsche Telekom from Traton SE (formerly Volkswagen Truck & Bus), where she headed GRC compliance since 2018. Von Der Groeben succeeds Manuela Mackert, who left the company last month. 

In Norway, Aker Solutions has named Agata Butterweck as chief compliance officer. Aker, which makes components and systems for the renewable energy sector, hired Butterweck from KPMG Norway, where she had been a director in the business integrity practice.

Now a few promotions… 

The Riverstone Group, an insurance and reinsurance firm based in New Hampshire, has promoted Leslie Thompson from vice president of internal audit to VP of corporate audit services, which seems to involve more risk management advisory services to the rest of the business. Thompson has been with Riverstone in various roles since 2018.

Newmont Corp., the mining business based in Colorado, has promoted Wilby Cáceres Pinedo from senior counsel for business integrity to deputy integrity and compliance officer. Pinedo has been with Newmont since 2016. 

And another promotion: Carolina Carvalho, at agribusiness giant Cargill, in its Brazil operations. Carvalho is moving up from ethics and compliance director for Latin America to global director of ethics and compliance. 

Cardinal Health has expanded the role of Daniel Köhnen. He had been head of compliance for Central Europe and the Baltics; now he’s director of ethics and compliance and part of the healthcare giant’s “International Third-Party Intermediary Center of Excellence.” Köhnen is based in Hamburg, Germany.

TTI Inc., a distributor of electronics components, has promoted John Archer from vice president of ethics and compliance to general counsel. He’ll also still hold the title of senior vice president of ethics and compliance; we’re not clear whether TTI will name a dedicated successor for his old compliance role. 

One retirement to note: Gail Klatt is hanging up the cape at the University of Minnesota after 27 years as chief audit executive. The university’s board says it will form a search committee to select a successor.

And Yvette Hollingsworth Clark, last seen stepping down from Wells Fargo in January, where she had been regulatory innovation officer and chief compliance officer before that, has just joined the board of GRC software firm Diligent


In Boston, Jill Atstupenas is celebrating one year at Takeda, where she is senior manager for ethics and compliance. 

In New Jersey, Jacki Cheslow, compliance program leader for IEEE, was just named president of the state chapter of ARMA International

Open Req Orders

Las Vegas Sands Corp. is looking for a global chief compliance officer. Job is based, naturally, in Las Vegas. You would be succeeding Stuart Altman, who left that role at Sands earlier this year. Must know to stand on 17 and always split 10s. 

Dr. Martens, the shoe people, is looking for a senior manager of internal audit and risk. Job is based in London. No word on whether you get a free pair of boots upon hire.

Sustainable materials maker LafargeHolcim is looking for a senior compliance manager to help implement the company’s North America compliance program. Job is based in Nashville, Tenn. 

And don’t miss our whole separate post earlier this week about the compliance hiring spree at cryptocurrency exchange Binance. Apply at your own risk, but there are multiple openings.

Compliance Meme of the Week

That’s all for this week’s 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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