GRC Appointments

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Credit Suisse chairman resigns over breach of Covid-19 rules


António Horta-Osório, the leader who was supposed to bring stability and accountability back to Credit Suisse, resigned after eight months as chairman following an investigation into his flouting of Covid-19 rules.

BitMEX adds chief risk officer

2022-01-13T19:54:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cryptocurrency platform BitMEX has hired Marcus Hughes as chief risk officer. Hughes will serve on the executive board, with responsibility for BitMEX’s regulatory affairs, risk, legal, and compliance functions.

Advance Auto Parts appoints chief accounting officer

2022-01-13T19:44:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Advance Auto Parts has appointed William Pellicciotti senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, effective Jan. 24.

Commvault announces new chief legal and compliance officer

2022-01-13T19:37:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Global intelligent data services company Commvault announced the appointment of Danielle Sheer as chief legal and compliance officer.

Standard Chartered names group general counsel

2022-01-13T19:32:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Multinational banking firm Standard Chartered has named Sandie Okoro group general counsel. She will join the bank in early April.

Veris Residential appoints chief accounting officer

2022-01-13T19:23:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Real estate investment trust Veris Residential has appointed Amanda Lombard chief accounting officer, effective Jan. 18.


CFTC hires first chief diversity officer


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the appointment of Tanisha Cole Edmonds as the agency’s first chief diversity officer.


Erica Williams sworn in as PCAOB chair


Erica Williams assumes leadership of a newly reconstituted Public Company Accounting Oversight Board that can count implementation of the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act among its top priorities.

Federal Reserve

Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida to resign early amid trading scrutiny


Richard Clarida, vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board, will resign from his post two weeks earlier than the expiration of his term after a report called into question trades he made just prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apollo appoints chief accounting officer

2022-01-10T19:05:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Apollo announced the appointment of Louis-Jacques Tanguy as chief accounting officer and controller. He will serve in these roles at Apollo Global Management and Apollo Asset Management.

Imperva adds chief compliance officer and general counsel

2022-01-10T18:58:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cybersecurity software company Imperva has appointed Brad Steiner general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Edgewell Personal Care names chief accounting officer

2022-01-10T18:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Consumer products company Edgewell Personal Care has named Priscilla Kasenchak chief accounting officer.

Wells Fargo bank

Wells Fargo chief risk officer to retire


Amanda Norton, Wells Fargo’s chief risk officer since 2018, will retire at the end of June, according to a memo from CEO Charlie Scharf distributed internally.


FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams to resign after partisan feud


Jelena McWilliams will resign as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Feb. 4, following a public clash with Democratic members of the board regarding bank mergers.

​DoorDash appoints general counsel

2021-12-30T15:31:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Online food ordering and food delivery platform DoorDash announced the promotion of Tia Sherringham to general counsel. Sherringham has served as vice president, legal at the company since 2018.

​Orange Bank & Trust hires chief accounting officer

2021-12-30T15:29:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Orange County Bancorp, parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Co., announced Michael Lesler has joined the company and the bank as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.

​VEON names group general counsel

2021-12-30T15:26:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Netherlands-based telecommunications company VEON announced Victor Biryukov has been appointed group general counsel.

Matterport adds chief accounting officer

2021-12-30T15:23:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Matterport, a 3D data platform provider, announced the appointment of Peter Presunka as chief accounting officer.

Spotify chief legal officer to join Disney as general counsel

2021-12-23T15:59:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Walt Disney Company has appointed Horacio Gutierrez as senior executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Gutierrez will join Disney in February from Spotify, where he serves as head of global affairs and chief legal officer.

Lordstown Motors

Lordstown Motors names new general counsel amid SPAC probes


Lordstown Motors, currently under investigation by the Justice Department and the SEC, announced the appointment of Melissa Leonard as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

​Rite Aid hires chief ethics and compliance officer

2021-12-22T15:21:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Drugstore chain Rite Aid has added LaShon Kell as senior vice president, chief ethics and compliance officer.

Binance.US adds former Intel CCO as first chief risk officer

2021-12-22T15:18:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cryptocurrency exchange platform Binance.US has added Sidney Majalya to its leadership team as its first chief risk officer. Majalya most recently served as vice president, legal and chief compliance officer at Intel Corp.

ZipRecruiter names chief accounting officer

2021-12-22T15:16:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Online employment marketplace ZipRecruiter announced the promotion of Amy Garefis to chief accounting officer amid a series of executive appointments.

3M legal chief to join Medtronic as general counsel

2021-12-22T15:12:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Medical device company Medtronic announced the appointment of Ivan Fong as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary.

​Mohegan Gaming welcomes chief accounting officer

2021-12-22T15:09:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced the appointment of Haven Pope as chief accounting officer.


SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman to resign by end of January


The Securities and Exchange Commission will be down a Republican commissioner next month following the planned resignation of Elad Roisman.


​Senate approves Rostin Behnam as CFTC chair; Biden nominates 2 commissioners


The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Rostin Behnam to be chairman of the CFTC, the same day President Joe Biden announced his intention to nominate two to Republican commissioner openings at the agency.

Toyota Financial Services tabs chief legal and compliance officer

2021-12-14T21:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Toyota Financial Services, a subsidiary of automaker Toyota Motor Corp., has promoted Ellen Farrell to group vice president and chief legal and compliance officer.

Health Alliance Plan adds chief compliance officer

2021-12-14T21:36:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Michigan-based nonprofit health plan Health Alliance Plan announced the appointment of Nike Otuyelu as chief compliance officer.

American Advisors Group names chief compliance officer

2021-12-14T21:29:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Home equity solutions company American Advisors Group has named Kristina Larese chief compliance officer.

Williams appoints chief accounting officer

2021-12-14T21:25:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Natural gas infrastructure supplier Williams has appointed Mary Hausman as vice president, chief accounting officer and controller.

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse sets executive board roles in line with new risk strategy


Credit Suisse reemphasized its corporate restructuring plan in the wake of this year’s Archegos and Greensill Capital meltdowns as part of a series of executive board appointments, including the return of Francesco De Ferrari to lead Wealth Management.

Societe Generale

Societe Generale CEO to assume oversight of risk and compliance


The CEO of Société Générale will assume direct supervision of the risk and compliance control functions at the French multinational investment bank following the completion of remediation programs in line with two U.S. deferred prosecution agreements.


CFTC’s Dawn DeBerry Stump to not seek second term


Dawn DeBerry Stump, one of only two active commissioners at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, announced she will not seek another five-year appointment when her current term ends in April 2022.

Rocket Pharmaceuticals adds general counsel and chief compliance officer

2021-12-09T23:39:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Clinical-stage pharmaceutical company Rocket Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Martin Wilson as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Balt appoints chief legal and compliance officer

2021-12-09T23:32:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Neurovascular device designer and manufacturer Balt has appointed Jeffrey Sachs as chief legal and compliance officer.

Raytheon Technologies names general counsel

2021-12-09T23:28:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies has named Raja Maharajh general counsel.

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Volkswagen integrity head Hiltrud Werner to depart in board reshuffle


Hiltrud Werner, board member responsible for integrity and legal affairs at Volkswagen and a key figure in the Dieselgate monitorship, will leave the German automaker on Feb. 1, 2022, as part of a series of managerial changes.

Capital One

Five compliance triumphs from 2021


A key CCO appointment, a company committed to transparency, and a bank that spent big on improving its AML controls highlight CW’s annual list of laudable ethics and compliance moments.

Saule Omarova

Saule Omarova, Biden’s nominee to lead OCC, withdraws


Saule Omarova withdrew her candidacy for Comptroller of the Currency after facing fierce Republican opposition—and skepticism from some key Democrats—during her nomination hearing.

Unilever announces new chief legal officer

2021-12-06T23:01:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Multinational consumer goods giant Unilever appointed Maria Varsellona as chief legal officer and group secretary. She will succeed Ritva Sotamaa, who will retire at the end of March 2022.

Six Flags eliminates general counsel position

2021-12-06T22:52:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Amusement park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced it has eliminated the role of executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer as part of a strategic reorganization under its new CEO.

Casey’s adds former Office Depot CCO as chief legal officer

2021-12-06T22:39:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Convenience stores chain Casey’s General Stores has named Katrina Lindsey chief legal officer and corporate secretary.


UBS Switzerland CCO nominated to become board chairman


Markus Ronner, the group chief compliance and governance officer for UBS Switzerland AG, will be nominated to become chairman of the board at the bank’s annual meeting in April 2022.

Aegon appoints chief risk officer

2021-12-01T20:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Life insurance provider Aegon announced the appointment of Astrid Jäkel as chief risk officer, effective March 1, 2022. Jäkel will also serve as a member of the company’s management board.


Schindler names new deputy CCO, fills other compliance roles

2021-12-01T13:23:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Elevator and escalator manufacturer Schindler (U.S.) recently appointed Karen Espinosa-Catalfamo as deputy chief compliance officer and Olivia Carter and Iriana Vera as area compliance & ethics officers.

Danske Bank

Danske Bank appoints CCO Philippe Vollot as chief administrative officer


Danske Bank has appointed Philippe Vollot, its chief compliance officer, to be its group chief administrative officer in charge of the bank’s compliance, financial crime prevention, and financial crime risk divisions.

​PayPal chief legal officer to depart

2021-11-24T13:40:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Online payment platform PayPal announced Louise Pentland, executive vice president, chief business affairs and legal officer, will step down from her role at the end of the year.

FirstBank adds chief risk officer

2021-11-24T13:15:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Tennessee-based FirstBank announced the appointment of Aimee Hamilton as chief risk officer.

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank names Olivier Vigneron group chief risk officer


Deutsche Bank announced the appointment of Olivier Vigneron as group chief risk officer. Following regulatory approvals, Vigneron will assume the role effective June 1, 2022.