Just five months after reaching a $795 million settlement with U.S. and Dutch prosecutors for paying bribes to a government official in Uzbekistan, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom this month announced that it has appointed a group chief compliance officer, as well as a “chief values and culture transformation officer,” a newly created role.
Named as group chief compliance officer is J. Daniel Chapman, whose role will be “to focus on the next phase of our group’s compliance development, building out a robust compliance framework,” Scott Dresser, group general counsel of VimpelCom, said in a statement.
Chapman joins the global telecommunication services provider from Cameron International, where he was chief ethics and compliance officer for the worldwide provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to oil, gas and process industries. Prior to joining Cameron in 2014, Chapman was chief compliance officer and counsel for Parker Drilling, where he coordinated the company's overall compliance efforts. From 2002 to 2009, he was with Baker Hughes, where he served in various legal and compliance roles.
In other news, VimpelCom additionally appointed Enrique Aznar as chief values and culture transformation officer, heading up a newly created function for the group. Aznar assumes this role after building and strengthening the global compliance function at VimpelCom for the past three years.
VimpelCom Chief Executive Officer Jean-Yves Charlier said that both Chapman and Aznar will play a central role in the next phase of its transformation. “As we drive forward VimpelCom's transformation, the continuous development and strengthening of our group-wide compliance function, together with the embedding of a strong ethical culture, remains a top priority,” Charlier said. “World-class compliance throughout our operations and a strong ethical culture are critical foundation points of our business.”