Jeffrey Eglash joined Nokia as Vice President, Ethics & Compliance, in March 2016. He is responsible for the global compliance program of the world’s leading telecommunications solutions provider, overseeing a team of 65 compliance professionals Before joining Nokia, he served as Global Executive Litigation Counsel for General Electric Company in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he was responsible for conducting and managing internal investigations, responding to government investigations, and developing compliance programs and procedures to ensure adherence to all laws and to GE’s code of conduct. From 2014 until his departure, Jeff served as General Manager for Compliance for Alstom Integration, where he was responsible for overseeing the combination of the ethics and compliance functions of GE and Alstom, GE’s largest-ever acquisition.
Before joining GE, Jeff was a partner at an international law firm, where he represented individuals and organizations in civil, criminal, and regulatory enforcement proceedings, and conducted internal corporate investigations.
From 1999 to 2002, Jeff served as Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department. As IG, he was responsible for providing civilian oversight of the LAPD, including investigating and reviewing officer-involved shootings and major use of force incidents, monitoring the Department’s internal disciplinary system, ensuring compliance with a federal civil rights consent decree, and auditing various Department operations and procedures.
From 1987 to 1999, Jeff was an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles, where he prosecuted cases involving police corruption, defense contractor fraud, environmental crimes, drug trafficking and money laundering, and more. He served in a number of supervisory positions, including Chief of the Public Corruption and Government Fraud Section, where he oversaw the prosecution of cases involving fraud against the government, official corruption, civil rights, environmental crimes, and other offenses.
Jeff graduated from college and law school at the University of California, Berkeley.