Panasonic hires chief compliance officer

Panasonic Corp. of North America has named a former Dun & Bradstreet executive as its new chief compliance officer, it announced Thursday.

Louis Sapirman will lead the Newark-based company’s North America ethics and compliance program, including dealing with antitrust, competition, customs and privacy issues, among other responsibilities. He has more than 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance and crisis management work.

“We are pleased to welcome Louis to our team,” Jessica Hodkinson, vice president, general counsel and secretary, said in a prepared statement. “His strategic thinking and industry recognition for establishing best-in-class compliance programming for global organizations will be critical to ensuring that compliance and ethics continue to be everyone’s job at Panasonic and that we continue to grow the business with the highest ethical standards.”

Before joining Panasonic, he was an executive with D&B, serving as vice president, associate general counsel, chief compliance officer and assistant corporate secretary. He has also worked at numerous law firms, focused on employment law.