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08/18/2021

Walmart names global chief ethics offer

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Matt Miner
Matt Miner

A compliance veteran has joined Walmart’s C-suite.

The retail giant announced that Matt Miner has been appointed as executive VP and global chief ethics and compliance officer.  Miner, with more than 20 years of compliance and legal experience, comes to Walmart from the Washington office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he served as partner and leader of the Washington white collar litigation and government enforcement practice. In that role, he advised numerous companies on building and enhancing their compliance programs. 

“Matt is a nationally respected talent in the compliance field, and I am delighted that he will be joining our team,” said Rachel Brand, Walmart’s executive VP of global governance, chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

“I’m proud of our strong compliance organization, and I believe that Matt’s expertise and experience with enhancing compliance programs make him the right leader to help take our program to the next level.”

Miner also previously served as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Among his accomplishments, Miner was the architect of the division’s Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Program (ECCP) guidance, as well as first-of-its-kind training to educate prosecutors on compliance program design and key compliance challenges. 

“Walmart has long been a leader and innovator in the business community and that same spirit carries over to the company’s dedication to compliance,” said Miner. “I am absolutely thrilled to join the business. I see this as an opportunity unlike any other to tackle complex and diverse issues as part of a truly extraordinary company.”