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BBVA Compass names chief compliance officer

Scuttlebutt | June 27, 2018

BBVA Compass, the U.S. subsidiary of global financial services group BBVA, has named Celie Niehaus as chief compliance officer and a member of its management committee.

As chief compliance officer, Niehaus has oversight of all compliance activities for the whole of BBVA Compass, including the bank's Retail, Commercial and Wealth units. Niehaus is directly responsible for the bank's adherence with laws and regulations that govern anti-money laundering, consumer, investment and corporate practices, among others. Her expertise will be important in early identification of operational risks, assessment and mitigation, the company stated.

"Establishing a risk and compliance culture that is business-minded, driven to meet customer needs and collaborative is imperative for BBVA Compass as it seeks to continue its digital...

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