The Compliance Life details the journey to and in the role of a Chief Compliance Officer. How does one come to sit in the CCO chair? What are some of the skills a CCO needs to success navigate the compliance waters in any company? What are some of the top challenges CCOs have faced and how did they meet them? These questions and many others will be explored in this new podcast series. Over four episodes each month on The Compliance Life, I visit with one current or former CCO to explore their journey to the CCO chair. This month, my guest is DeAnna Nwankwo who served as Corporate Compliance Officer for Core Laboratories from 2003 May 2020. In that capacity, she led Core Laboratories ethics and compliance activities.

In this second episode, we take up the some of the skills, tasks and roles that Deanna had as a CCO. She believes one of the key things that any CCO can and should do, one of which is engage in and preach integrity. It is important to understand conflict management as a every CCO will be called upon to manage conflicts. While you must be detail oriented and have good problem-solving skills, a CCO must be comfortable navigating the grey zone.