SÃO PAULO – JBS S.A. announced the appointment of Michael Koenig as its chief ethics and compliance officer. Koenig, a former federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice, also represented companies and executives in legal investigations and trials for about 25 years.

Most recently he worked at Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. as the head of ethics and compliance.

The appointment of Koenig was part of JBS forming the Global Executive Compliance Committee earlier this year.

The committee was developed with the goal of creating a standardized, companywide compliance program across all its business units, including Pilgrim’s Pride, a subsidiary of JBS.