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ZTE appoints new chief export compliance officer

ZTE
Tuesday 15 November 16

ZTE Corporation today announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew Bell as the company’s Chief Export Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel, effective Oct. 28, 2016. Mr. Bell will also serve as the Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel for ZTE USA, the company&rsquo…

ZTE Corporation today announced the appointment of Mr. Matthew Bell as the company’s Chief Export Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel, effective Oct. 28, 2016. Mr. Bell will also serve as the Chief Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel for ZTE USA, the company’s US subsidiary.

Mr. Bell, who will be based in ZTE USA’s Richardson, TX headquarters, will be responsible for global compliance with export control laws and economic sanctions. He will also spend approximately a quarter of his time in Shenzhen, China, at ZTE Corporation's headquarters, as well as travelling across ZTE's global operations to ensure compliance worldwide. He will report to Mr. Cheng Gang, the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer.

"I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Bell to ZTE,” said Dr. Zhao Xianming, President and Chairman of ZTE’s Board of Directors. “His appointment reflects our commitment to strengthen our international compliance programme in order to ensure it is robust, best-in-class and not only meets, but exceeds the requirements under applicable laws and regulations in markets globally."

As Chief Export Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel, Mr. Bell will be responsible for global compliance with export control laws and economic sanctions. His focus will be on further strengthening ZTE’s regulatory compliance training, standards and assessments, as well as working with a team of legal and compliance professionals to evaluate and address risk, assuring the effectiveness of ZTE’s overall compliance programme.

Joining ZTE from Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), Mr. Bell brings experience and expertise in a number of compliance areas, with a special focus on compliance with export controls and economic sanctions. Prior to KBR, Mr. Bell helped develop the compliance programme for Weatherford International, as Global Trade Compliance Counsel and Region Ethics Counsel for North America. He has also worked as a consultant with both Ernst & Young and KPMG, primarily developing and enhancing compliance programmes for a number of Fortune 500 companies.


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