Compliance Week is pleased to announce the recipients of the Top Minds 2018 award. Launched in 2016, Top Minds is an annual recognition of the best and brightest thought leaders in the fields of governance, risk, compliance, and ethics. Click the links below for full profiles of each winner.


Ben Bard; Chief Compliance Officer, Archer Daniels Midland

Crusader of compliance: When Ben Bard was brought on as Archer Daniels Midland’s global CCO in 2014, it wasn’t just he who was embracing a new opportunity; it meant a fresh start for the company, as well.



Bob Bowman; Director, Risk Management, The Wendy’s Co.

The quality king: For the director of risk management for one of the largest restaurant chains in the country, the recipe for success starts with “doing the right thing.”




Forrest Deegan; Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. 

The great collaborator: When Forrest Deegan joined Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in 2012 as its first-ever director of compliance, he never could have imagined the many unexpected twists and turns that would come his way.



Carrie Di Santo; Global Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director of ERM, CME Group

The trusted adviser: Carrie Di Santo has built a compliance career by offering practical solutions that don’t just tell people “no,” but demonstrate how to do business safely and with integrity.



Cédric Dubar; Chief Compliance Officer, Volvo Car Corp. 

The top gear: Cédric Dubar took his legal background and passion for corporate social responsibility and crafted a career driving meaningful change at some of the world’s biggest companies.



Indrani Franchini; EVP and Chief Chief Compliance Officer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

The champion of culture: For almost 20 years, Indrani Franchini has made a career out of getting to know the industry she is in, creating business relationships that build value and driving cultural change.



David Huntley; Senior Executive VP, Chief Compliance Officer, AT&T

The compliance innovator: As the head of compliance at AT&T, David Huntley innovates plenty of different ways for people to reach out to each other and keep open lines of communication regarding risk and integrity.



Jerry Kral; Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Brown-Forman

The ethics entrepreneur: Jerry Kral’s compliance and ethics success is distilled from a gut-instinct approach and value-add mindset.




Cindy Moehring; Head of Compliance, Walmart

The catalyst for change: Cindy Moehring, Walmart’s head of compliance, runs a program as ambitious as Walmart itself, requiring diligence, innovation, relatability, and the courage to make hard calls.



Kathryn Murtagh, Managing Director & CCO, Harvard Management Co.

The endowment overseer: For Kathryn Murtagh, managing director and chief compliance officer at Harvard Management Company, managing myriad compliance concerns of Harvard’s financial management arm takes a special kind of vision and commitment.



Pedro Castro Nevares, CCO, Legal Director, Torneos y Competencias

The sports pioneer: Navigating crisis with compliance, Pedro Castro Nevares helps Torneos remain in business. Tammy Whitehouse talks with Nevares about his duties at the sports communications firm.



Kim Yapchai, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Tenneco

The role model: At Tenneco, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Kim Yapchai is building on years of experience to strengthen the company’s global compliance program.