Ms. Michelle Reed

Senior Manager at the PPG Industries, Rolle
Nationality: German
LLM Course: Trade Compliance

Ms. Michelle Reed is the Head of Compliance within the Corporate Legal & Compliance Department at PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products company, overlooking the compliance related activities in the areas of export controls, ethics, anti-corruption and competition law of more than 15,000 employees in 44 countries in EMEA. Mrs. Reed is based in Lausanne Switzerland, where she lives since 2010 with her family.


With over 16 years of professional experience, coupled with a Master's Degree in Business Administration graduated with particular distinction, Michelle Reed is an award winning, internationally recognized expert and leader in the field of Trade and Export Compliance. Having lived and worked in Europe, the USA and Asia, with a number of high profile multinational companies, she has acquired incalculable knowledge in all aspects of compliance program development and execution; all within the strict boundaries of regulatory demands.


Mrs. Reed regards the appreciation and understanding of an individual's ability to accept compliance as essential and has executed the delicate mix of professional and interpersonal skills with staff and students to do so over the years.


She is variously regarded by peers and colleagues alike as fascinated by the skill of the awareness of compliance and regulatory affairs, as a consummate educator and implementer and as a perceptive leader of focus and empathy.


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