Kim Yapchai is chief compliance officer of Whirlpool Corporation. She is known for her strategic thinking and her leadership ability to motivate and to inspire. Her team focuses on 1) helping the company maintain a reputation for high integrity that inspires stakeholder confidence and encourages speaking up and 2) building confident and educated business teams who understand risks and make smart, compliant decisions. Kim and her team prefer innovative approaches and working proactively with clients to find practical solutions.
Before joining Whirlpool, Kim was assistant general counsel at Masco Corporation. She began her career at Ford Motor Credit Company focusing on consumer, wholesale and commercial real estate financing and was recognized for her continuous improvement and customer service. More recently, Kim has received recognition from Inside Counsel Magazine for being a Transformative Leader and a Salute to Excellence Award from the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce.