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Top Minds: The role model

Joe Mont | April 17, 2018

If just one word were used to describe Kim Yapchai’s compliance accomplishments, it might very well be “transformational.”

Beginning in 2014, she helped steer Whirlpool’s global compliance strategy into an award-winning program for 93,000 employees in over 50 countries. “I can’t believe how she has been able to transform Whirlpool’s global compliance program in such a short time and on tight budget,” a former colleague told us.

Yapchai is now working to do the same at Tenneco, a Fortune 500 company that manufactures ride performance and clean air products and systems for consumer automobiles and commercial vehicles. She recently joined the company as chief ethics and compliance officer.

Yapchai joins the new company at a moment of its own transformation. Tenneco recently signed an agreement to acquire Federal-Mogul, a global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket, from Icahn Enterprises. It also announced its intention to separate the...

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