Daniel Trujillo, executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer at Walmart, will leave the company this week “to pursue other opportunities,” according to an internal memo sent to employees by Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Rachel Brand.
Trujillo first joined Walmart in 2012 as senior vice president and international chief compliance officer, the same year the retail giant became embroiled in a massive investigation for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). In that role, Trujillo “led the implementation and enhancement of the company’s ethics and compliance program in our international markets,” Brand wrote in the memo seen by Compliance Week.
In 2019, Trujillo was promoted to his current position leading the company’s global ethics and compliance program.
“Under Daniel’s leadership, we expanded our talent around the world and implemented comprehensive policies, processes, and systems to manage compliance risks associated with a broad range of subject matters,” Brand wrote. “As part of our 2019 global FCPA settlement with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Daniel also supported the independent compliance monitor assigned to assess Walmart’s anti-corruption program and controls.”
“Daniel has mentored and developed many associates over the years and has been a strong advocate for our culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, having served as the executive sponsor of the LatinX Associate Resource Group for the past three years,” Brand continued. “He has also served as the executive sponsor of the biking and mobility workstream for the new Home Office and has been instrumental in the development of many biking initiatives in Northwest Arkansas.”
Prior to joining Walmart, Trujillo was deputy general counsel and director of compliance at Houston-based oilfield services company Schlumberger, where he spent more than 15 years serving in many legal and compliance positions around the world, including Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Brand said Walmart will announce his replacement at a later date.