Compliance Jobs Report: April 29

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has lots of updates in financial services and healthcare, including MUFG and Cresset Partners in the United States, several large banks overseas, and healthcare businesses in Pennsylvania, Nevada, and elsewhere. We also have job leads in energy, children’s hospitals, and ride hailing services; and our Meme of the Week goes out to control testing!

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

This week we begin in financial crimes (preventing them, that is; not committing them). Yelena Kobzar has joined Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group as global financial crimes manager. Kobzar comes to MUFG after six years at UBS, where she most recently was compliance testing lead for the financial crimes prevention team there. 

In the Middle East, Esam Ayoub has been hired as head of compliance for the Al-Arabi Investment Group in Jordan. Ayoub joins Al-Arabi from Arab Bank, another financial firm in Jordan, where he had been senior manager of compliance since 2016.

EternalHealth, a Medicare Advantage health plan serving the Massachusetts market, recently hired John Price as chief compliance officer. Price previously ran his own healthcare compliance consulting business for more than a decade. 

Adrian Mebane has joined AmeriHealth Caritas, a healthcare system headquartered in Philadelphia, as chief risk officer. Mebane joins AmeriHealth after two years at PwC; prior to that he was interim chief compliance officer at Patterson Cos. (He also serves on the board of Let’s Get Ready, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged students prepare for college — more compliance officers on boards!) 

Cresset Partners, an investment firm that caters to the private markets, has hired Tom Gould as director of compliance. Gould comes to the Chicago-based firm from JP Morgan, where he was vice president and sales practice investigator in JPM’s asset management division. 

IQ-EQ, an investment services firm based in Luxembourg, has hired Sally Alayarian as chief risk officer. Alayarian previously worked at TMF Group, a Dutch financial services firm, where she had been director of enterprise risk management until the end of last year. 

Handelsbanken, one of the largest banks in Sweden, has promoted Monika Bergström to be chief compliance officer. The move is little surprise; Bergström has been with the bank for years and had been its deputy head of compliance before the promotion.

And Nedbank, one of the largest banks in South Africa, also made a promotion: it elevated Daleen Du Toit into the chief compliance officer role. Du Toit has been with Nedbank since 2015, most recently as head of compliance services.

In Egypt, Pepsico has promoted Shada Eymech from senior manager of compliance and ethics for Egypt and nearby Middle East countries to director of ethics and compliance for the same region. Eymech has been with Pepsico in ethics and compliance roles for 16 years. 

Melissa Brandjord has joined First Financial Asset Management 360 as director of compliance. Brandjord comes to FFAM360 after 12 years at National Recoveries, where she was the assistant director of compliance and regulatory management.

Karen Tiroletto Santiago has left her job at AXA XL, where she was senior manager for compliance and regulatory affairs. Not sure where she may be headed next; Santiago had been with AXA for 15 years. 

And another: Richard Breunig is no longer with Hitachi Energy, where he had been head of integrity for the North American market since 2020. 

And we wrap up with Renown Health, a nonprofit healthcare business in Nevada. Renown has lined up Mark Neu as its chief compliance officer; he will join the company in June after several years at Alta Hospitals System in Los Angeles, where Neu has been compliance and privacy officer. Jamie Winter, who has been acting chief compliance and privacy officer since a management shakeup in March, will be deputy chief legal officer. 


Tim Carfrey is celebrating one year as director of global compliance and enterprise risk management at PTC Therapeutics.

Vendors and Service Providers

Alan Gibson, a long-time compliance executive at Microsoft who most recently was head of legal and compliance innovation there, has left the company. Gibson is now at Ernst & Young, working in its forensics and integrity services practice. 

Who’s ready for another vendor merger? Because Riskonnect, a maker of integrated risk management software, just acquired Sword GRC, whose software focused on project risk management.

Open Req Orders

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is looking for a chief compliance and integrity officer. Job is based in, you guessed it, Chicago. 

Lyft is looking for a senior SOX compliance manager. Job is remote, with this nice detail: the pay range in Colorado (where state law requires disclosure of potential salary) is listed as $82,000 to $101,000. 

Marathon Oil is looking for a senior compliance adviser. Job is based in Houston. 

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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