The relationship between compliance officers and the company’s top leadership is a hot one these days, and there are specific ways CEOs can be more effectively supporting compliance practitioners. It’s a complex relationship, but one bears improving in many cases. Avani Desai offers insights into just what executives can do better.
When speaking with CEOs and boards of directors, most of the time they say their relationship is with the CEO, COO and CFO and that they have no relationship with the CISO, CCO and CPO. Ten years ago, this would have been fine, as stock prices, bonuses and shareholder performance measures were all based on the financials. However, the environment has changed, and there are so many additional factors to a company’s performance.
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Avani Desai is a Principal and the Executive Vice President at Schellman. Avani has more than 15 years of experience in IT attestation, risk management, compliance and privacy. Avani’s primary focus is on emerging healthcare issues and privacy concerns for organizations. Named as one of the 2017 Global Leaders in Consulting by Consulting Magazine she has also been featured and published in the ISSA Journal, ITSP Magazine, ISACA Journal, Information Security Buzz, Healthcare Tech Outlook, and many more.More Content by Avani Desai