Joseph M. Azam

SVP, Legal & Group Chief Compliance Officer
News Corp

Joseph Azam is Senior Vice President & Group Chief Compliance Officer at News Corp in New York where he oversees business conduct, internal investigations, and compliance in the areas of anti-corruption, sanctions, export controls, and antitrust for News Corp and its portfolio of U.S.-based companies. Prior to his position at News Corp, Joe served as SVP & Associate General Counsel, Global Anti-Bribery at London-based HSBC where he was also a member of the bank’s Global Internal Investigations Group investigating bribery, money laundering, sanctions violations, and other financial crimes. He has held similar in-house positions at Accenture and Oracle. Joe’s compliance counseling and investigations engagements have included in-country work throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He began his career as an Associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Joe is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he serves on the Board of Governors, and holds an M.A. and B.A. from New York University. His writing has appeared in Ethisphere Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Lucky Peach – a quarterly journal of food and writing.