Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel
ZTE Corporation, USA
Matt Bell is the Chief Export Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for ZTE Corporation and the Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel for ZTE USA – in this dual role, he splits his time between Texas and China. ZTE is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world with offices in more than 160 countries and a workforce of more than 80,000 employees globally. Prior to ZTE, Matt worked as the Senior Attorney for Anti-Corruption at KBR, Region Compliance Counsel and Global Trade Counsel at Weatherford International, and in consulting for both Ernst & Young and KPMG’s International Trade practices. Matt received his LL.M. with Honors from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago with dual concentrations in International Finance & International Trade. He received his JD from Faulkner University and his BBA from Oklahoma Christian University. Throughout his career in consulting and as in-house counsel, Matt has worked with multiple companies under investigation or who reached significant settlements with the Department of Justice, OFAC, BIS, and the SEC. Matt enjoys helping companies through these challenges and working with the business leaders to see the Compliance Team as a strategic business partner to support a sustainable growth strategy.