Matt Tanzer is Vice President and Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for Tyco. In this role, Matt is responsible for managing Tyco’s global compliance and ethics programs, which are designed to ensure that every Tyco employee operates compliantly and ethically in every way. He and his team work closely with senior management and Tyco’s businesses to promote a culture of ethics and integrity worldwide, providing legal advice, counseling, education and business support with regard to the myriad laws, regulations, policies and other compliance requirements that impact Tyco’s businesses.
Matt has extensive international experience, having worked on compliance and transactional issues in many countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Singapore, UAE, UK and others. Having started his career as an environmental lawyer, Matt also has substantial expertise in international environment, health and safety regulatory requirements.
Matt joined Tyco in 2004. Prior to Tyco, Matt spent 12 years with General Electric Company in a variety of compliance roles, as well as several years in private practice prior to GE.
Matt earned his law degree at Harvard Law School. He has a Master’s Degree in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Cornell University. Matt is past Chair of the American Bar Association’s In-House Counsel Committee (2006-2007), as well as past Chair of the ABA Air Quality Committee (2003 – 2005).