Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. In this episode, Lisa Fine has a conversation with Olga Pontes, the Chief Compliance Officer at Odebrecht SA.

What do you do when faced with the largest foreign bribery case of all time?  In Odebrecht’s case they identified a fearless leader who would face the big job ahead of being the new Chief Compliance Officer of the company with optimism and strength.  Meet Olga Pontes, the executive and Great Woman in Compliance tasked with leading the Compliance function and post settlement workstreams including project managing multiple monitorships!

We speak with Olga, who started out her career as an external auditor at a big four firm, about what it was like commencing the Odebrecht role three years ago compared with how she is feeling further down the track with a lot of hard work under her the belt of her team and seek her advice for other multi-national corporations who are at the beginning of a similarly daunting situation having recently settled with regulators.  Olga also shares her major goal for going into 2020 with our audience.

As we go into a new year, we take the time to plan ahead and strategically think about our professional goals. In Lisa and Mary’s case it’s a time to reflect on the previous year of podcast episodes and direct our thoughts to what we wish to achieve for the Great Women in Compliance podcast in the year ahead to best benefit our audience.  As always, we welcome your thoughts to inform this process.  Is there anything you want to see more of, you think we should stop doing or start doing?  If so, we’re all ears.  We strongly believe that when you stop accepting feedback, you stop developing so we make a conscious effort to seek feedback that not only helps give our listeners what they want, but also helps us become better at our labor of love hobby, making podcasts!  Wishing all of our listeners a very happy and prosperous new year ahead.

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