Adam Balfour Vice President and General Counsel for Corporate Compliance
Adam Balfour is on a mission to help make ethics and compliance more relatable and relevant for his fellow human beings. He likes to design ethics and compliance programs that employees can actually relate to, engage with and find useful. Originally from Scotland, Adam worked for a number of years as an attorney for two international law firms in New York before moving to Nashville, Tennessee to work for Bridgestone, where he currently works as Vice President and General Counsel for Corporate Compliance. He is an active member in the ethics and compliance community, is a co-editor of the Compliance and Ethics: Ideas & Answers newsletter together with Joe Murphy, Jeff Kaplan and Rebecca Walker, and is CCEP certified. His first book, Ethics & Compliance For Humans, was published by CCI Press in September 2023.
Nigel has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University (UK) and has a Post Graduate Diploma (First Class Honours) from the Royal College of Law (UK). He qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1990.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Nigel worked as a Solicitor for the UK law firm Freshfields, in their London, Hong Kong and New York offices.
Nigel is currently the Vice President and Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for PepsiCo’s AMESA and APAC Sectors. He is responsible for designing, implementing and administering PepsiCo’s Compliance & Ethics programs across AMESA and APAC, ensuring that senior management is trained in PepsiCo’s C&E policies and programs and that they exhibit PepsiCo’s leadership behaviours, such as supporting and sponsoring robust compliance programs and demonstrating strong ethical tone through PepsiCo’s “Winning with Purpose” agenda.
Nigel joined PepsiCo’s London office in 1993 and he moved with PepsiCo to Dubai in 1995 to head up its Legal Department for the region. He has 31 years’ experience of working in the Middle East, Asia & Africa. He was PepsiCo’s Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel and Head of Government Affairs for South Asia, Middle East & Africa until 2009. In 2009 he was appointed PepsiCo’s Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer for Europe, Asia, Middle East & Africa, with responsibility for designing, establishing and running PepsiCo’s C&E programs, including implementing its Ethics, Anti-Bribery, Sanctions, and Code of Conduct training and he also has responsibility for its Speak-Up program.
Nigel is also a regular speaker and panelist at various Legal and Compliance & Ethics conferences.
Charles serves as global co-chair of the firm’s Investigations + White CollarDefensePractice Group and is a co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption practice. With more than 23 years of experience principally focused on white collar cases, his practice has an emphasis on complex white collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, representing special committees, compliancecounseling, due diligence regarding third parties and business transactions, anddefenseof clients before government enforcement agencies and multilateral investment banks. Charles has handled cases and overseen investigations in dozens of countries. As a veteran trial attorney, he has a proven track record in the courtroom in high-profile, high-stakes trials. Dubbed “Mr. FCPA” in The Washington Post, Charles is routinely recognized in various rankings and publications, including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, and Ethisphere, as a leading attorney in white-collar criminaldefense, with a particular specialty in FCPA and foreign corruption cases.
CARL T. HAHN is Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Northrop Grumman a leading global security company. As CCO, Mr. Hahn is responsible for leading the enterprise-wide compliance function, ensuring the Company has the right policies, procedures and practices in place and that they are effectively implemented globally. The Office also helps ensure the Company responds effectively to changes in the regulatory environment; evaluating controls and processes; developing and conducting training and education programs; collecting and analyzing corporate compliance data; monitoring results; providing feedback to business units regarding their compliance activities; and reporting to the CEO and the Audit Committee of the Board.
With more than two decades of experience in compliance, Gwen’s practice areas include: compliance program design, structure and operation; corruption prevention; trade compliance; and supply chain integrity. She currently serves as Interim Chief Compliance Officer and provides compliance consulting work for multiple companies including a $28B retail pharmacy, a private equity held medical laboratory and pharmacy operator - Cordant Health Solutions, a new fintech startup, as well as multiple compliance consultancies and a training content provider. She previously served as Global Director of Compliance for CNH Industrial, the world’s third largest capital goods maker and second largest manufacturer of farming equipment where sheleadthe compliance program globally. Areas of specific experience include global compliance investigations, enterprise risk assessment and management, third party due diligence, cross border transactions, human trafficking prevention, ESG program design and operation, policy development and compliance education. Gwen is the founder and host of the “Hidden Traffic” podcast designed to keep corporate compliance professionals updated about new developments in human trafficking prevention and regulation. She also serves as an adjunct professor for the Loyola University School of Law where she teaches courses on ESG and corporate compliance law. She is a graduate of DePaul University School of Law and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Ellen M. Hunt is an award-winning ethics and compliance professional, audit executive, lawyer, and former chief compliance and privacy officer.
She has expertise in identifying, evaluating, and mitigating risks as an advisor to the Board of Directors and senior management. She has over 20 years of management experience in various industries in creating, designing, implementing, and operating world class ethics and compliance programs. She specializes in board governance, board reporting, designing ethics education, creating policy management frameworks, managing enterprise and compliance risk processes as well as handling investigations and regulatory agency inquiries.
Ms. Hunt most recently served as the Vice President, Compliance Program Operations and Chief Privacy Officer for LifePoint Health, a national healthcare network with 60,000 employees in over 80 hospitals, post-acute services, and outpatient centers operating in 28 states. Before joining
LifePoint, she served as the Senior Vice President, Audit, Ethics & Compliance Officer for AARP, a 38-million-member association. During her tenure, AARP was honored for three consecutive years as a World's Most Ethical Company.
Ms. Hunt has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Compliance Officer of the Year - Not for Profit (Women in Compliance Awards), 2021 Mentor of the Year (Compliance Week) and Lifetime Achievement Award, (Top Thought Leaders in Trust 2019). She is an adjunct professor with the Program for Corporate Ethics and Compliance offered by Fordham University’s School of Law, teaching both the Introduction to Compliance and Capstone Courses.
Ellen serves on the Advisory Boards for the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Loyola University Chicago-School of Law- Compliance Studies, Compliance Week, and the Quorum Initiative.
Mary Inman, a partner in Constantine Cannon’s London and San Francisco offices, heads the firm’s International Whistleblower practice. She specializes in representing whistleblowers worldwide under the US whistleblower reward programs, including the SEC, CFTC, IRS, DOT and FinCEN/OFAC programs. Mary’s successful efforts to export the US whistleblower programs to the UK were featured in theNew York Timesand her successful representation of three healthcare whistleblowers and the personal toll whistleblowing exacted on these clients was featured in theNew Yorker.Mary represents renowned SEC whistleblowerTyler Shultzwho exposed the infamous Silicon Valley blood testing start-up Theranos, and Facebook Files whistleblower Frances Haugen and regularlyspeakson lessons to be learned from these scandals. Mary is a regular commentator on whistleblower matters for the Financial Times, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Fortune.
Adrene Odom Vice President, Risk and Vendor Management
Lafayette Federal Credit Union
Adrene M. Odom is a native Washingtonian, who currently resides in Bowie, MD. Her experience within the Supply Chain Management industry spans over 30 years and within the Credit Union industry for over 13 years. Adrene currently holds the position as Vice President of Risk and Vendor Management for Lafayette Federal Credit Union. As VP of Risk & Vendor Management, Adrene is responsible for the oversight of the credit union’s numerous vendor relationships, advising on everything from problem resolution to billing issues, due diligence, and risk assessments. She plays a vital role in the project management processes as well, ensuring both vendor and risk management requirements are being met. She possesses an Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Lancaster Bible College (LBC) and a Master’s in Ministry Degree, with a focus on Leadership, from LBC/Capital Bible Seminary. She holds certifications in the field of Supply Chain Management, Compliance, Risk Management, and Church Leadership. She also holds professional memberships with the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Andy Powell Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Andy Powell is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Flex, the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. Powell leads the company’s global ethics and compliance, litigation, labor and employment, legal operations, and government relations.
Before joining Flex in 2017, Powell was lead counsel of global M&A and investments at Lenovo. He also served as the general counsel for the company’s cloud and software business, supporting compliance and data privacy. Before Lenovo, he served as vice president and assistant general counsel at Cricket Wireless.
Powell has deep law experience with global technology multinationals and emerging growth companies. He started his career with Baker & McKenzie in London.
Powell holds law degrees from Coventry University, Cambridge University, and is qualified as a lawyer in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Justin is the Vice President and Global Chief Compliance Officer for FedEx Corporation. His team is responsible for FedEx’s enterprise compliance programs, including anti-corruption, antitrust/competition law, data privacy, trade/export controls, and hotline management and investigations. Justin has been with FedEx since 2003 and has been the Chief Compliance Officer since 2019. He has served in a variety of roles in the FedEx Legal Department in the United States and internationally.
Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education
Mary Shirley Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education
Fresenius Medical Care
Mary Shirley is a New Zealand qualified lawyer with 17 years of Ethics and Compliance experience that includes working for data privacy and antitrust regulators, in-house and private practice/consultancy across five countries and four regions of the world. She is currently global Head of Culture of Integrity and Compliance Education at Fresenius Medical Care, assisting the company with an FCPA monitorship. Mary also hosts the Great Women in Compliance Podcast which aims to create a platform for the outstanding achievements of women in the field and sharing ideas and provide learning opportunities for everyone in Compliance. She co-authored book Sending the Elevator Back Down: What We’ve Learned From Great Women in Compliance (CCI Press, 2020). She was bestowed the honors of being named a Compliance Week Top Mind 2019 and Trust Across America 2020 Top Thought Leader in Trust.
Anita Woodhouse is the Chief Compliance Officer of V-Square Quantitative Management, LLC, an ESG focused global asset manager. Anita maintains the Firm’s compliance program; designing, implementing and monitoring processes in line with the SEC and other regulatory standards. Anita has significant Financial Services experience, starting her career in London, England before relocating to Chicago, United States. In her previous role at Northern Trust Asset Management, Anita was focused on building global investment compliance programs across four advisor entities totaling $1.3 billion assets under management. There, Anita led a global team in portfolio compliance, advertising compliance and digital investment advice. Anita was also responsible for the Annual Compliance Report along with other regulatory obligations under the SEC. She received her MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg Business School with a double major in Strategy and Managing Organizations and received her BSc (Hons) in Business Studies from Bayes Business School, City University London.
Kim Yapchai most recently served as SVP, Chief Environmental, Social & Governance Officer at Tenneco where she was a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Her role included responsibility as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. and managing a ~$30M+ operational budget for the 60-person legal team. Key points of impact include designing the ESG strategy, improving the company's ESG ranking to the top-quartile, and engaging a team to build a world-class ethics and compliance program. She also served on the Board of Directors for Tenneco's captive insurance company.
Kim's in-house career also includes Masco Corporation (Asst. General Counsel), Whirlpool (Chief Compliance Officer), and Ford Motor Credit Company (Regional Attorney). Her accomplishments range from key customer negotiations, ~200+ corporate finance deals per year, overseeing a team that reviewed 15,000+ contracts per year, and lobbying for law changes to benefit the company. Throughout all of it, she has been known for her ability to partner with the business people to achieve strategic goals, navigate gray areas, and design pragmatic solutions.
Kim earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and her BA in Economics from the University of Michigan. Kim is a 2022 graduate of the DirectWomen Board Institute and serves as an International Board Committee Member.