Following a thorough search, the CONCACAF Council officially appoints the former Yahoo! Inc. Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Americas and U.S. Hispanic markets
Miami (Wednesday, August 10, 2016) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced that Guilherme (Bill) Carvalho has been appointed by the CONCACAF Council as the Confederation’s Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, effective August 23, 2016.
The Confederation has established this position in order to meet the compliance objectives stipulated in CONCACAF’s Statutes and as part of the reform efforts to further enhance its business operations through improved governance and stronger controls.
In his new role, Mr. Carvalho will lead the legal and compliance areas of CONCACAF, including managing the Confederation’s legal affairs and overseeing the daily operations of CONCACAF’s Compliance and Integrity programs.
“The appointment of Mr. Carvalho as CONCACAF’s first Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer represents a fundamental step to ensure the implementation and sustainability of our governance reforms,” said CONCACAF President, Victor Montagliani. “Mr. Carvalho has a proven track record and will play an integral role in establishing a culture of compliance at every level so that we serve our Member Associations and stakeholders with the highest standards of integrity.”
Prior to joining CONCACAF, Bill served as Yahoo! Inc. Vice President and Associate General Counsel for the Americas and U.S. Hispanic markets since 2005. At Yahoo Inc., he was responsible for all legal affairs and public policy matters for a wide range of the company’s businesses and subsidiaries throughout the region.
“I am excited to join CONCACAF as Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer. This is a significant opportunity to continue strengthening the Confederation’s corporate governance structure, while further improving the legal and compliance function,” said Mr. Carvalho. “I look forward to taking on this new statutory responsibility and help CONCACAF comply with the strictest ethical standards in order to fully achieve its mission of developing football in the region.”
Mr. Carvalho, who speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese, holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
The Confederation engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), one of the world’s largest and most-experienced legal search firms, to advise on key qualifications for the newly created position and oversee the global search that resulted in Mr. Carvalho’s hire.