Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley.

In this episode of GWIC, Lisa speaks with Kim Yapchai, who is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Tenneco.  Kim did not start in the ethics and compliance field by choice – she became responsible for ethics and compliance during the 2008-2009 recession as part of a large staff reduction.

Kim went from an involuntary compliance officer to a leader in the ethics and compliance community by developing a program based on “transformational leadership” – developing a holistic program, working with her team and achieving results in both her prior and current role, both in E&C and in corporate social responsibility.

A great deal of Kim’s career has been in the automotive and manufacturing industries, two  male-dominated industries.  She discusses how she has thrived in these industries as a woman, and a person with a blended heritage.

Kim is also a great supporter of ethics and compliance professionals and discusses how she uses LinkedIn and building her network to help others…and how that is something she enjoys.

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