BearingPoint adds Judith Sasse to its Group Compliance function

14 February 2018 3 min. read
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Judith Sasse has been named the new Group Compliance Officer of international consultancy firm BeaingPoint.

Sasse brings more than fifteen years of professional experience in the legal, compliance and corporate governance field to BearingPoint, a pan-European management and technology consultancy. She most recently served Louis Dreyfus Company, a Paris-based global merchants and processor of commodities. In her role as Global Head of Compliance, Sasse was responsible for the group's global compliance portfolio, including anti-corruption and bribery, anti-money laundering (AML) and Economic Trade Sanctions programmes.

Prior to that she worked for accounting and consulting giant EY in the Big Four firm’s Legal Counsel wing, based in London, and British Telecommunications, also based in the UK’s capital city. In her latter role at BT, Sasse was tasked with leading the firm’s global International Trade and Ethics compliance for BT Group companies, trading in 170 countries.

“Judith comes to us with a highly successful track record in compliance management. Together with Judith, we will maintain and ensure consistent and systematic compliance with our legal, ethical and moral standards and requirements, keeping a uniformly high quality of ethical performance, results, and decisions,” said Wolf Frenkel, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at BearingPoint. Frenkel has been with BearingPoint since the start of 2010.Judith Sasse, Group Compliance Officer - BearingPoint

The appointment of Sasse comes shortly after BearingPoint created a new standalone firm-wide compliance function, in a bid to address compliance issues before they arise and provide “continuous trust” towards its clients, said Frenkel. “We are convinced that our future success and our ability to leverage new and existing opportunities in a sustainable way depend on how consistently we live up to our values.” 

Commenting on her new challenge, Sasse, who is based in Berlin, said “We are living in turbulent times, where unprecedented global challenges and changing regulations can have a significant impact on financial performance. It is therefore a great pleasure to support BearingPoint on its journey of sustainable success through a robust and integrated compliance function.”

Last year BearingPoint’s German arm helped Continental develop a new business model for motorcyclists.

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