Compliance Jobs Report: Feb. 2

Another busy week for the Compliance Jobs Report. We start with two big moves in the internal audit world, plus more updates from Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, Principal Financial Group, and lots of others. Job leads this week in higher education, logistics, and video games; Meme of the Week goes out to online training. 

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Compliance Jobs Report

This week we begin with several notable moves in the auditing world. First, Brandi Thomas has stepped down as chief audit executive at General Electric, a role she had held for three years. What’s next? Thomas has parked herself at General Motors, setting up shop as chief audit executive there. 

Second, the International Monetary Fund has tapped Ashlene van der Colff as its next director of the Office of Internal Audit. Van der Colff comes to the IMF from First Rand Group, the South African financial services giant, where she had been chief audit executive since 2019. She succeeds Nancy Onyango, who has been in the CAE role since 2018.

Jennifer Mason has joined pharmaceutical wholesaler McKesson as vice president of enterprise compliance and ethics. Mason previously worked at ScionHealth for 18 months as chief compliance and privacy officer. 

complianceShane Freedman has a new role within the Johnson & Johnson empire, moving from chief compliance officer of J&J’s Medtech unit to chief compliance officer of J&J Innovative Medicine. Freedman has been with Johnson & Johnson in various roles for 15 years. 

Speaking of enterprise compliance, Richard Kinville has joined Principal Financial Group as enterprise head of financial crimes compliance and investigations. (This means he gets to work with Noreen Fierro, CCO over there.) He comes to Principal after five years with consulting firm K2, where most recently he had been associate managing director. 

Chris Moar has parted ways with Aventiv Technologies, provider of telecom services to the prison industry. Moar had been manager of ethics and compliance for the last year; unclear what he’ll do next.

In Sweden, engineering firm Sandvik has hired Eva Reuterskiöld as global compliance officer for anti-bribery and corruption. Reuterskiöld comes to Sandvik after seven years at Ikea (so you know her living room must look stylish), where she most recently had been group compliance specialist for anti-bribery. 

Tradu, a “multi-asset trading platform,” which I guess means it’s a finetch startup, has hired Praveen Kumar as lead for global compliance monitoring. Kumar joins Tradu from Standard Chartered Bank, where he had been associate manager for financial crimes compliance. 

Thomas Heddinga has moved into a new role within the empire of optical equipment maker Olympus Corp. Heddinga had spent the last four years as data protection manager for Olympus Europa; he recently moved to the Olympus corporate parent as global senior manager for GRC strategy.

Two updates from TD Bank. First, TD has hired Mainaki Joseph as audit director working within its U.S. compliance team; she comes to the bank after two years at JPMorgan Chase, where she had been an executive director. Second, Brian Falcao has been promoted at TD headquarters in Toronto, from governance and control analyst to senior governance and control analyst. Falcao has been with TD since 2020.

Ouster, a delightfully named tech startup that makes equipment so robots can move around in the physical world, has hired Minuete McKernan as internal audit manager. McKernan previously spent 10 years at Acell Global Risk Solutions, most recently as internal audit manager. 

Citibank has promoted Sid Kommuru from vice president of internal audit to senior vice president. Kommuru has been with Citi for two years. 

And another in banking: PNC has promoted Heather Mitchell from audit function manager to director of audit operations. Mitchell has been with PNC in various internal audit roles for 11 years.

A few more updates from the international scene…

In Nigeria, Christopher Ushie has joined AvisMoney Ltd. as head of control, risk, and internal audit. Ushie comes to the money services firm after two years at the Microbiz Inclusion Center, where he had been head of credit risk management.

In Zimbabwe, Malvin Kamuriwo has been promoted at Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, from senior compliance monitoring manager to financial crime compliance manager. 

In Egypt, Tamer Abouelnaga has been named chief compliance officer of Albaraka Islamic Bank. Abouelnaga joins the bank after four years at Bank Audi, where he had been head of compliance and corporate services. 

And in Spain, financial services firm PaynoPain has hired Jimena Sastre as director of legal and compliance. Sastre joins the firm from Easy Payment & Finance, where she had been country chief compliance officer since 2022.


Alejandro Diaz is celebrating one year as chief compliance officer of Dartmouth College

Amy Papendorf has reached one year with Nvidia as director of global trade compliance. 

Jeana Somers is celebrating one year at Battle Bank, an online bank based in Colorado, where she is head of compliance.

Krista Wolff just hit one year at Agilent Technologies as global legal compliance education and engagement manager.

Jill Edmondson is celebrating five years at Southern Co., where she is shared services compliance manager. 

And Dominic Hirons just hit five years as chief compliance officer for Citibank’s EMEA region.

Open Req Orders

The University of Illinois is looking for a chief ethics and compliance officer. The job is based in Urbana, Ill., but unfortunately the job listing does not include a salary range. 

Ninendo is looking for a senior regulatory compliance specialist. Job is based in Redmond, Wash., with a base salary range of $80,000 to $120,000. 

Lineage, a logistics and storage firm based in Michigan, has two openings it is trying to fill: global privacy manager and director of corporate compliance and ethics. Bonus: you would get to work with Michele Abraham, widely considered the more delightful compliance officer in Cleveland.

Compliance Meme of the Week

This weeks meme is shamelessly stolen from the great Ellen Hunt, knower of all things compliance.

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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