Walmart’s top compliance officer exits

by Talk Business & Politics staff ([email protected]) 1,074 views 

Daniel Trujillo, the Walmart global chief ethics and compliance officer, is exiting the retail giant to pursue other opportunities. The announcement was made this week in an internal email from Rachel Brand, chief legal officer at Walmart.

Trujillo joined Walmart in 2012 from the oilfield services company Schlumberger. While at Walmart he served as international chief compliance officer, leading an expanding division that supports the implementation of a compliance program over 14 subject matters in 27 countries outside the United States. Trujillo joined Walmart just as the company came under federal scrutiny for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He was promoted to executive vice president of global ethics and compliance at Walmart in 2019. In the memo, obtained by Talk Business & Politics, Brand credited Trujillo with leadership and direction to implement policies and processes that manage compliance risks associated with a range of subject matters. She said he supported the independent compliance monitor assigned to assess Walmart’s anti-corruption program and controls after the 2019 FCPA settlement.

“Daniel has mentored and developed many associates over the years and has been a strong advocate for our culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, having served as the executive sponsor of the LatinX Associate Resource Group for the past three years,” Brand noted in the memo. “He has also served as the executive sponsor of the biking and mobility workstream for the new Home Office and has been instrumental in the development of many biking initiatives in Northwest Arkansas.”

Originally from Argentina, Trujillo worked in more than 60 countries before locating to Bentonville in 2012. He also speaks five languages and holds an international law degree from the University of California. Brand said Walmart will announce his replacement at a later date.

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