Center Valley, PA—Olympus appointed two senior level positions in the company. The moves are part of the company’s continued globalization and are meant to reinforce its commitment to an increasingly proactive approach to rapidly changing international markets. The promotions further underscore the importance of the compliance and legal departments in meeting company objectives.
“These promotions are significant milestones in the history of Olympus, showing our commitment to integrity through the ongoing empowerment of our legal and compliance divisions to the highest possible level,” said Nacho Abia, president and CEO of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. “They legitimize our initiatives to continue to globalize and optimize Olympus by leveraging valuable management resources from anywhere in the Company to take on global responsibilities. I am delighted that our colleagues will help guide the corporation’s future as it strives to help people around the world lead safer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.”
Donna Miller, who joined Olympus in 2006, was named Olympus Corporation’s head of HQ Legal and global general counsel. She is being promoted to this global position from her current role of general counsel of Olympus Corporation of the Americas (OCA). Miller will report to Kiichi Hirata, chief administrative officer at the corporation’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. She will continue to serve as general counsel for OCA, initially dividing her time evenly between her current and new positions. She will be supported by the global headquarters and regional legal departments to manage the global and regional responsibilities respectively.
Caroline West was appointed Olympus Corporation’s global chief compliance officer. She is promoted to this global position from her current role of chief compliance officer of OCA. She will report to Hiro Sasa, president and representative director. West will manage a staff in Tokyo and the company’s regional compliance departments to continue to enhance the company’s global compliance programs. She draws upon a deep experience in the biopharmaceutical and device compliance space, where she built and led global compliance programs. olympusamerica.com