Compliance Jobs Report: Jan. 20

The Compliance Jobs Report this week has news from Danske Bank, Deutsche Bank, Fitch Ratings, Renault, Saab, and lots more. We also have numerous work anniversaries to note, as well as job leads in lingerie, logistics, and food. Our Meme of the Week goes out to defenestration!

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 at Danske Bank. As we reported the other day, chief compliance officer Satnam Lehal has announced that he’ll be leaving that role in early 2024. Lehal first joined the bank in 2019 as head of financial crimes compliance, and became CCO in 2021. Danske Bank has not said what it will do about finding a successor.

We do, however, have a comment from the Justice Department about the plea agreement Danske Bank signed last month to settle its massive money-laundering scandal. That agreement requires the bank’s CCO to certify the design and effectiveness of the compliance program in 2025 — a CCO who will not be Lehal, the person who designed that program. 

“We expect whoever is the CCO at the time of certification to sign (that is, the new CCO),” a department spokesman told me. “We also expect any CCO serving during the term of the agreement to be meaningfully engaged in building a strong compliance program that meets both legal requirements and requirements of the agreement with the department.”

What do you all think of that answer, compliance professionals? Email me at [email protected] with your thoughts; confidentiality guaranteed.

Anyway, back to the job updates… 

Deutsche Bank has announced that Laura Padovani will join as chief compliance officer starting April 1. Padovani had been at Barclays as chief compliance officer from 2015 until last November; prior to that she served as compliance officer at American Express. She succeeds Pascal Tagné, who had been chief compliance officer since 2021; the bank says he is relocating to Singapore and will now head up compliance in the Asia-Pacific region. 

More in European banking! Rana Alkhaldi has a new role at Standard Chartered, moving from director of financial markets compliance for the Middle East and North Africa to director of compliance for the United Kingdom and Europe. She has been with the bank since 2018. 

RS Group, an electronics manufacturing business based in London, has hired Russell Barr as head of group ethics and compliance. Barr comes to the company (previously known as Electrocomponents Corp., which is a way cooler name) from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, where he had been regional compliance officer for Europe. 

Fitch Ratings has promoted chief compliance officer Bruce Legoburu to be general counsel; and moved up Heather Merrigan, previously head of compliance for the Americas region, to succeed him as chief compliance officer. Legoburu has been with Fitch since 2013, Merrigan since 2000. 

Mike Parker has joined First Financial Bank, which operates several dozen branches throughout Texas, as chief compliance officer. Parker comes to First Financial from USAA Federal Savings Bank, where he had been director of compliance. 

Cendrine Jedrej has joined Renault as group export control and trade compliance officer. She previously worked at Schneider Electric in various roles for 19 years, most recently as vice president of customs and trade compliance. 

Barbara Klebeko has joined Saab as a compliance officer. She comes to the car company after three years at Northrop Grumman, where most recently she had been a business conduct adviser based in Poland.

SiriusPoint, an insurance and reinsurance firm based in New York, has given a battlefield promotion to Niclas Hannerstig, from legal counsel and data protection officer to interim chief compliance officer. Hannestrig has been with the firm since 2021.

Colin Brodie has joined Ares Management as European head of compliance. Brodie previously worked at KKR for three years as deputy CCO for international markets. 

GSK has promoted Fernando Gámiz to be senior investigations manager for the Americas region, working from Argentina. Gámiz has been with the pharmaceutical giant for seven years and previously worked as a regional investigations manager

Xeris Pharmaceuticals has moved David Castillo from a senior account rep role into compliance operations. He’s based in Chicago.

Barrie Pengelly has joined the delightfully named 118 118 Money (yes, that’s two 118s), a payday lender based in Britain, as a senior compliance manager. Pengelly comes to 118 from Vodafone, where he had been a compliance manager. 

Santander UK has hired Emily Fielding as a compliance advisory consultant. Fielding joins the bank after a few years as a claims handler for Allianz Insurance. Prior to that she worked at Virgin Money as a fraud analyst.

And in Turkey, Mehmet Özgür Duman has joined ING Türkiye as assistant vice president for financial crimes compliance. Prior to ING Duman worked at Schneider Electric as a financial intern.

Vendors & Service Providers

Maximilien Roche, risk and compliance officer at the World Economic Forum until last fall, has launched his own ethics and compliance consulting business, Rock Integrity & Investigations


Nesligul Karakilic is celebrating one year at Deucalion Aviation, where she is compliance officer. 

Simon McDougall is celebrating one year at Zoominfo Technologies as chief compliance officer.

Angela Zografos just hit one year at Advantage Behavioral Health, where she is vice president of legal and compliance.

Laurie Hanover just hit five years at Sunrun, where she is vice president of internal audit.

Sara Searle is celebrating five years at AndCo Consulting, where she is chief compliance officer. 

Brian Allen just celebrated his seventh anniversary at Grange Insurance Association in Seattle, where he is chief risk officer and corporate secretary.

Open Req Orders

Victoria’s Secret is looking for a senior investigator in ethics and compliance. Ideal candidate should be bilingual in English and Spanish; job can be remote, although it will cover the U.S. East Coast. 

Lineage Logistics, which works with food companies, is looking for a director of compliance for its Europe operations. Job is based in Amsterdam. Which is in Europe. 

Conagra Brands is looking for a director of ethics and compliance. Job is based in Chicago. 

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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