ZTE has appointed Matthew Bell as the company's chief export compliance officer and legal counsel. Bell will also serve as the chief compliance officer and legal counsel for ZTE USA, the company's U.S. subsidiary.
Bell, who will be based in the ZTE USA's Richardson, TX headquarters, will be responsible for global compliance with export control laws and economic sanctions. He will spend approximately a quarter of his time in Shenzhen, China at ZTE Corporation's headquarters, and will travel throughout ZTE's global operations to ensure compliance worldwide. He will report to Cheng Gang, the company's chief compliance officer.
As chief export compliance officer and legal counsel, Bell will be responsible for global compliance with export control laws and economic sanctions. His focus will be on further strengthening ZTE's regulatory compliance trainings, standards and assessments, as well as working with a team of legal and compliance professionals to evaluate and address risk and assure the effectiveness of ZTE's overall compliance program.
Bell brings to the company experience and expertise in a number of compliance areas with a special focus on compliance with export controls and economic sanctions. He joins ZTE from his compliance position at Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR). Prior to KBR, Bell helped develop the compliance program for Weatherford International as global trade compliance counsel and region ethics counsel for North America. He has also worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young and KPMG, primarily developing and enhancing compliance programs for a number of Fortune 500 companies.