Helene Jepson has been appointed Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Group Compliance. She will report to Chief Risk Officer, Head of Risk & Compliance Matthew Elderfield. She will join Nordea by 1 September 2019.
- I’m very pleased to announce that Helene is joining Nordea as Chief Compliance Officer. We have been building a strong compliance function as a strategic priority for the bank and Helene has the right background and skills to take this forward. She has a proven track record in compliance in a number of international banks as well as a strong Nordic and legal background, says Nordea’s Chief Risk Officer, Head of Risk & Compliance Matthew Elderfield.
Helene Jepson has many years’ international working experience, predominately in the United States and the United Kingdom. She holds an MBA degree from Cornell University (USA) and a law degree from the University of Oslo in her native Norway. She is currently Enterprise Chief Compliance Officer at First Republic Bank, San Francisco, where she is responsible for compliance programmes of the entire bank.
Previously she has held several senior international compliance, legal and risk management roles, including Chief Compliance Officer at White Oak Global Advisors, a San Francisco investment advisory firm focused on direct lending and specialty finance, and a variety of senior roles at Morgan Stanley, including Head of Compliance for Private Wealth Management in EMEA and Head of Risk for Private and International Wealth Management, based in New York. Helene first joined Morgan Stanley as a litigation attorney. Prior to that, Helene worked at Goldman Sachs as an investment professional and practiced law in Norway.