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Panasonic North America Names Chief Compliance Officer

Louis Sapirman

NEWARK, N.J. – Panasonic Corporation of North America announced the appointment of Louis Sapirman to the position of chief compliance officer.

Sapirman will lead the company’s North America Ethics and Compliance program, working in a variety of areas including antitrust & competition, anti-corruption, customs & export compliance, data protection and privacy regulations.

“We are pleased to welcome Louis to our team,” said Jessica Hodkinson, vice president, general counsel and secretary, Panasonic Corporation of North America. “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.”

Sapirman has over 25 years of experience in regulatory compliance and crisis management. He joins Panasonic from Dun & Bradstreet, where he served as vice president, associate general counsel, chief compliance officer, and assistant corporate secretary. While in his previous role, Sapirman developed an award-winning compliance and ethics program, innovating processes to harness new technologies and engage the workforce. Sapirman also spent several years at various law firms focused on employment law.

As chief compliance officer of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Sapirman will oversee compliance and regulatory matters for its divisions and subsidiaries. Sapirman and his team will work with the compliance team at Panasonic Avionics Corporation to build a scalable and effective compliance program across the region.

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