EUROPEAN ETHICS, COMPLIANCE & INTEGRITY FORUM 2021
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Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013. She previously served as: Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department ABB AG headquarters in Switzerland; she was the first Global Head of Anti-Corruption at UBS AG. Whilst employed by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery in the early 2000s, she was seconded to work at the University of Basel, where she helped to establish the Basel Institute on Governance and worked with the Chairman of the OECD Working Group, Prof. Mark Pieth. Ms Aiolfi qualified as a barrister after studying Law at the London School of Economics. Postgraduate law studies were undertaken at Basel and Stockholm Universities. She is a member of the board of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland and was an external council adviser to the board of Graña y Montero, Peru, and is a member of the OECD’s Steering Committee on Trust in Business. Contributor and author on the topic of anti-corruption compliance and Collective Action, her most recent publication is a book on Anti-Corruption Compliance – A guide for small and mid-sized organizations, published by Edward Elgar UK.
András Bácsfalvi graduated at the Budapest Corvinus University with a Master’s degree in Economics and Sociology. He started working at SAP and then at TATA Consultancy Services as a consultant. In 2010 he joined CPO (this is one of the Hungarian authorities); as an Operation Officer. In 2013 he was asked to build up the Compliance Department of the Hungarian Export-Import Bank Plc. & Hungarian Export Credit Insurance Plc. Since 2016 he is the Chief Compliance Officer of MKB Bank, which is one of the biggest financial institutions in Hungary. The directorate he leads comprises of three departments, one for the classical compliance functions (handling conflict of interest, ensuring ethical business conduct, consumer protection etc.), one for AML/CFT and KYC, and one for capital markets compliance. In the End of 2020 he was appointed as Group Chief Compliance Officer of Magyar Bankholding Zrt, so now he is responsible for three Banks’ (MKB, Budapest Bank and Magyar Takarékbank) core compliance, anti-money laundering, customer protection, capital markets compliance, data protection and fraud prevention fusion. He also leads the project team and makes sure that the three Banks will be ready for the merger from the compliance perspective. He’s been the president of the Hungarian Banking Association’s AML working group since July 2016, and the president of the Compliance working group since November 2018. He is a member of Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2016. Moreover he is a regular conference presenter (both in Hungary and abroad) and lecturer on topics concerning Compliance and anti-money laundering. In 2018 he was appointed as a presidential member of Hungarian Internal Auditor Association. In 2020 he’s been awarded with Golden Beehive Award.
Javier is a professional with nearly 15 years of experience in the assurance arena. He is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for the Iberia region for Publicis Groupe, one of the largest Communications & Media companies globally. He looks after 15 companies in the region where he has implemented a comprehensive Compliance Framework that have been awarded with the ISO 37001 certification on Antibribery and Anticorruption. Prior to that experience, he managed the Risk function in International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of British Airways and Iberia (among others) and also worked for PwC in Madrid and in London leading global projects related to the implementation, assessment and review of Compliance, Risk Management and Internal Audit Frameworks for some of the biggest players mainly in the Media and Pharma & Life Sciences industries.
Daniel Lucien Bühr is a Partner at LALIVE Attorneys at Law and is based in Zurich. He advises and represents clients in governance matters and in internal and external investigations. Daniel Bühr also regularly reviews and monitors corporate and public sector oversight and control systems. He is a member of the ISO Working Groups on Governance of organizations and on Compliance management systems. He is a member of the European Board of the International Association of Independent Corporate Monitors, a founding member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators and Honorary Chairman of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland, a not-for-profit association which promotes organizational ethics and compliance.
Agata is a professional with 16+ years of operational and leadership work experience within compliance, internal audit, and governance roles in large organizations with international operations. She is a certified compliance practitioner and holds a designation of Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional-International (CCEP-I) issued by SCCE Compliance Certification Board (USA). Agata has vast experience within areas of regulatory compliance, compliance programs, third party risk management, business integrity, responsible supply chains, internal audit and internal investigations. She has experience from in-house roles in Norwegian companies like Norsk Hydro, Sapa, Orkla as well as from consulting from KPMG Norway where she has worked within end-to-end CCO advisory practice. Specifically, she has expertise from establishing, leading and implementing compliance programs, managing regulatory compliance risks, third party risk management processes and overall program improvement initiatives. In her previous roles she focused on areas of anti-corruption/bribery, trade sanctions, third party risks, AML, privacy and human rights. Agata has extensive experience working internationally across Europe, Americas, Asia and Middle East. She brings in lots of valuable experience from working in diverse cross-cultural and cross-functional teams.
Law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Alain has also taken specialist courses in EC institutions in Belgium and Germany. Partner at KPMG since 2000, Alain has designed and carried out projects to improve internal control over Legal Compliance and Corporate Crime Prevention. He is a respected author on these issues, and has published some books on the matter. He is a member of the ISO/TC 309 “Governance of Organizations” Group, taking part in the five sub-groups in which it is divided. He is member in the CTN 165 UNE mirror Committee of the abovementioned ISO/TC 309 “Governance of Organizations” Group. He was Head of the UNE CTN 307SC1 ad hoc Group, drafting the Spanish Crime Compliance Management Systems standard (UNE 19601). He was a member of the ISO/PC 271 Group, drafting the ISO 19600 Compliance Management Systems (CMS) standard. He represented Spain as Head of Delegation. He was a member of the ISO/PC 278 Group, drafting the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems (ABMS) standard. He represented Spain as Head of Delegation. Alain leads and teaches the Compliance Master Degree on Compliance at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona. He is also a lecturer at IESE. He regularly speaks at conferences on Compliance-related matters and is a member of the writing team of the monthly publication Economist & Jurist. He is a member of the ASCOM Group, where he leaded the editing team that drafted the “Libro Blanco de la Función de Compliance”. Additionally, he is the coordinator of the “Crime Prevention” Group. He offers courses related to Compliance to judges and magistrates of the Spanish General Council of Justice. https://es.linkedin.com/in/alaincasanovas
Since 2009 working for T-Mobile Polska in compliance related positions. One of the first employees tasked with the implementation of the Compliance Management System in the company, later becoming the Compliance Officer at T-Mobile Polska. Experience and skills in compliance area, internal audit and fraud management confirmed by numerous certificates – Certified Compliance Manager International (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management), CFE, CIA, CISA. Actively involved in works of the “Ethics Standard in Poland” program managed by the UN Global Compact Poland. Author of articles on compliance topics, co-author of Ethics Standard. Teaches compliance at universities and at dedicated courses. Graduated from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Cracow, at the Nuclear Physics and Technology faculty.
In her career Angelika has gained extensive knowledge and experience in investigative auditing, forensic reviews, financial auditing, corporate governance and compliance. For the last 13 years she has led numerous investigation projects, compliance reviews (includings compliance with international anti-corruption regulations) as well as implementation of compliance systems (including whistleblowing systems) for companies from various sectors. She is the originator and co-author of the “Anti-Corruption Guide for Business”, the “Whistleblower in Polish” guide and the “PwC Forensic Compass” compliance maturity diagnosis tool. In 2020, she and her team won the Compliance Institute “Compliance Awards 2020” for the Digital Compliance Platform solution. Angelika graduated from law at the University of Warsaw, she is also a graduate of the Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication at the University of Warsaw. She is qualified as a legal advisor. She is currently a Director in the Investigations and Fraud Risk Management Team at PwC Poland where she leads the Investigations and Compliance practice. She is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional – International.
Marcin Ciemiński, a qualified Polish advocate, PhD in civil law, assistant professor at the University of Warsaw University, partner in the Clifford Chance Warsaw Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, head of the White-Collar and Regulatory Group. He has extensive experience in acting as defence counsel in criminal proceedings, conducting regulatory and internal investigations and, in particular, in cases concerning corruption, fraud and regulatory matters and dealing with whistle-blower notifications and crisis management. He has advised on some of the largest corruption-related scandals in Poland and internal/regulatory/ESG-related investigations. Marcin has also advised companies from different business sectors on compliance matters on numerous occasions. He is the author of several publications on compliance and a speaker on anti-corruption and compliance issues. Marcin is recognised by independent international legal directories, including Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA, as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution and White-Collar Crime in Poland.
Cristian Ducu is president of the European Ethics & Compliance Association and Senior Expert in Governance, Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability at the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics. He has worked as an Ethics & Compliance external consultant since 2007, collaborating with a wide range of organizations and industries. Cristian also serves as president of the Ethics Commission of Romanian National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Organizations, and of the Supervising Commission of Romanian Transparency Registry Association, an industry organization for Public Affairs companies and professionals that manages a local instrument similar to the Transparency Registry from European Commission. Besides all these affiliations, he published various papers in Applied Ethics (with a focus on Business Ethics) and taught various courses in Ethics at two of the most important universities in Romania. He is a regular trainer at Romanian European Institute.
Manja Ehnert is senior lawyer at SIEMENS AG with focus on compliance-related legal matters, internal investigations and groupwide whistleblowing channels. Further, she has a broad scope of experience as a nominated expert for compliance-related standardization at DIN and ISO.
A Legal counsel by background, with specialisation in Business Law and International Security, graduated from the French ENA, Yasmine Sadek has been working in the financial industry for twenty years in multiple international institutions in France and overseas where she held several senior roles within the control and non-compliance risk management functions. Yasmine has a strong exposure to Financial Crime and Regulatory affairs covering diverse products and business lines in investment and wholesale banking as well as wealth management and central risk departments at Group levels. Yasmine is currently the Head of Legal and Compliance of Bank of China Paris, she has been holding the position since 2017. She has a proven track record in managing regulatory remediations and transformation projects in addition to her experience in the egal practice and oversight of Enterprise Risk Programs.
Kyrill Farbmann is European Compliance Director at McDonald’s Corporation in Brussels and Member of the bar of Düsseldorf, Germany. He has been working as Compliance Manager for International Paper and a practicing attorney for international law firms Jones Day and Latham and Watkins in the areas of corporate compliance, FCPA and antitrust.
Peter Fissenewert is a Partner in the international law firm BUSE. His core areas of practice are commercial law and commercial criminal law, restructuring, insolvency and compliance. He is one of the leading advisors and authors in these areas and a renowned keynote speaker on the subject. Prior to his career in legal practice and after having served as CEO of an SME group, he was speaker for the Berlin Ministry of the Interior. Moreover, he holds a professorship in economic law since 2005. Peter Fissenewert advises domestic and international companies as well as their owners and shareholders. As an expert for SMEs, he has considerable experience in designing and implementing compliance systems. He is also the author and editor of the comprehensive standard reference on compliance for SMEs (“Compliance für den Mittelstand”). As a member of the DIN Standards Committee on Organizational Processes (NAOrg) NA 175-00-01 AA “Governance and Compliance Management”, Peter Fissenewert has contributed to the new ISO 37301, among other things. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola is currently the Head of Compliance Italy of Boehringer Ingelheim, one the 20 largest pharma companies. Since 2001 he has covered different Compliance roles within European and U.S. companies operating in the Life Sciences and ICT industries. Nicola has managed compliance programs in Italy as well as in other European Countries. Nicola is graduated in Business Administration and he holds a Master Degree in Corporate Criminal Law.
Kelly Gama has a law degree, a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Law in Brazil and is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional International (CCEP-I). Kelly started her career at renowned law firms in the corporate and regulatory areas. In 2008 Kelly joined BP, British oil and gas company, as Legal Counsel for Brazil, Caribbean & South America providing in house legal support, also covering Ethics, anti-bribery and Competition Law consultation and trainings. Kelly participated in regional and global projects, including an assignment to South Africa in 2013. In 2016 Kelly joined Alstom, French sustainable mobility/ transport company, as Legal & Compliance Officer responsible for the Latin America Region and since January 2020 she is responsible for the EUROPE Region covering the implementation and continuous improvement of Alstom’s Integrity Program. Kelly is active participant of compliance initiatives and events: the 2018 Transparency International School on Integrity in Vilnius, Lithuania; the 2019 Compliance Week Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. (Speaker); the 2019 SCCE São Paulo Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference (Speaker); the 2019 IACA Regional Summer Academy – Central and South America; the 2019 Compliance Across Americas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (Speaker); Compliance Week Europe 2020 Virtual Conference and the 2020 European Virtual Forum – Ethics, Compliance & Integrity, Viadrina Compliance Center – Germany (Speaker).
Prof. Dr. jur. Eduard Ivanov is senior researcher at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He has a solid academic and practical experience in compliance, countering corruption, money-laundering, and financing of terrorism. Eduard Ivanov lectured at DIREITO GV (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the University of Nice (France), the University of Muenster (Germany), the Ca’ Foscary University of Venice (Italy), and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). In 2013 – 2016 he was a chair of the Law Schools Global League’s Study Group on Combating Corruption, and a member of the International Law Association’s Study group on Cybersecurity, Terrorism and International Law. From 2005 – 2008, he served as co-chair of the Working Group on Typologies in the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism and was a member of the FATF Working Group on Typologies.
Michael Kayser, Managing Director Idox Compliance, is a seasoned professional with over a 20 years’ experience in high-stakes, mission critical technology based services. He leads market leading compliance services and e-learning provider Idox Compliance with offices in Brussels and Berlin. He is leading a strong team, helping organisations communicate and implement effective compliance training that is both engaging and effective, as well as providing the supporting enabling technology. Evidenced by hundreds of implementations throughout the years, the team offers vast practical experience gained across sectors and from all sizes of organisations. Michael has been, and continues to be, an active member of and contributor to the development of international compliance and governance standards, such as ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems, ISO 37002 Whistleblowing Management Systems and 37000 Governance of Organisations. He regularly contributes to the community through articles, contributions to literature, presentations and seminars. His credo is the provision of affordable, adequate, and sustainable compliance services and measures, deeply rooted in an organisation’s principles and values. Michael holds a masters degree in Industrial Engineering from the TH Darmstadt and is a member of Transparency International.
Dr. André Körtgen is Vice President Legal & Contracts and Chief Compliance Officer for the German country organisation of Thales Group, a major French corporation active in the field of defence, aerospace, space and security. André’s role encompasses legal advisory of all German Thales units, support of the operational domains with contract management services and, last not least, safeguarding of Thales Germany’s compliance with all rules and duties. The Compliance Management System of Thales Group reflects the highest standards of the French Sapin II legislation which requires companies to implement a highly efficient and complex Compliance Management System. Thales Germany in particular is active in the domains of defence and security and rail signalling solutions in its home market as well as exporting unit with a worldwide focus. Furthermor André has a role in Corporate Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics.
Annette Kraus is the Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and heads the company’s global Compliance Organization as of May 2021. Annette joined Siemens in 2009, and has applied her broad compliance expertise in a wide variety of senior management positions, including Chief Counsel Compliance and Head of the global investigations team. Over her career at Siemens in various positions, she gained experience with every aspect of compliance management. Before joining Siemens, Annette served as a compliance advisor, as a member of an international law office and for a management consulting firm. In addition, Annette heads the Compliance Section of the German Association of Corporate Counsel (Bundesverband der Unternehmensjuristen, BUJ).
Dr. Kravatzky is an Executive and Non-Executive Director with over 20 years of board level experience across private and non-for-profit organizations in the financial services, professional services and education sectors. Axel is the Practice Lead for Governance and Strategy at Syntegra Change Architects, a boutique consulting firm offering purpose-driven organizational consulting services primarily in the Caribbean and Europe. He also leads two online services offerings at tailoredgovernance.com and governancemandates.com. He is serving as the co-convener and editor for ISO/TC309/WG1 which is developing ISO 37000 Guidance for the Governance of Organizations. Co-Convenor of the Working Group 1 – Governance of Organization at ISO TC 309.
Bernd Michael Lindner is Partner in the Compliance competence team at BearingPoint. He started his career in banking at what is now HypoVereinsbank, and then moved to Mummert & Partner (now Sopra Steria Consulting). At Mummert, he built up the Compliance Advisory team. Then Mr. Lindner worked for KPMG and Deloitte as a Compliance Partner. For more than 20 years he has been advising on regulatory change and supporting companies in the best possible implementation of legal, regulatory and reputational issues. The value chain includes the development of the compliance strategy, the analysis of the existing situation with the identification of deviations and their closure (Compliance Resilience Test). Mr. Lindner’s professional expertise lies in the areas of governance management, compliance management as well as in the core compliance topics of money laundering prevention, economic/financial sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-fraud and capital market compliance. Projects always focus on compliance efficiency and the associated use of new technologies.
Mariola Lisewska is an attorney licensed to practice law in Poland, Spain and United States. For many years she worked as General Counsel, Compliance Officer at Polipol Group Poland, where she coordinated and managed legal, tax and compliance related projects. She is a speaker at various international events related to legal, tax and compliance matters. Mariola recently graduated from University of Washington School of Law in Seattle receiving Global Business Law Master Degree.
Since 2016, Dr. Philip Matthey is Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance / Chief Compliance Officer of TRATON SE and responsible for TRATON Group’s Compliance program focusing on anticorruption, antitrust, antimony-laundering, data protection and business human rights as well as for the Group’s Risk Management and Internal Controls. TRATON Group with its brands MAN, Scania, Navistar, and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus brands is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers. From 2010 to 2015 he was active in the same function at MAN SE which has in the meantime merged with TRATON SE. Before he was Compliance Office at ThyssenKrupp AG. Dr. Matthey started his career in international law firms in Cologne and Brussels focusing on antitrust and M&A law. He is also spokesman of the board of the German Compliance association DICO – Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V. and a lecturer in the Compliance degree program at Frankfurt School of Finance.
Dr. Jean-Pierre Méan is a lawyer admitted in Switzerland and Canada. He has been General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of SGS, the world leader in inspection and certification, Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Development and Reconstruction (EBRD) and President of the Swiss Chapter of Transparency International. He has been a member of the ISO Committee working on the Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard (ISO 37001) and led the Working Group that issued the Technical Specification on Competence requirements for auditing and certification of anti-bribery management systems ((ISO/IEC TC 17021-9). He is the Convenor of the Working Group in charge of post-publication issues and of issuing a Handbook on ISO 37001 as well as preparing the revision of the standard. Dr. Méan is conducting evaluations and auditsx of anti-bribery management systems and advising clients on setting up such systems. He has published extensively and is a frequent speaker on anti-corruption in international fora. Contact: email@example.com
Dr Anna-Maija Mertens is a political scientist with a focus on European Politics. Since December 1st 2014 Dr. Anna-Maija Mertens has been the Executive Director of Transparency International Germany e. V. The German Chapter of Transparency International initiates and promotes the formation of coalitions between politics, the private sector and civil society in order to fight corruption effectively in the society. The non-governmental organization is a non-profit and politically independent body. The basic principles of Transparency Germany are integrity, accountability, transparency and the civil society participation. Before joining Transparency Germany Dr. Anna-Maija Mertens was Head of the Finnish Institute in Germany identifying and initiating new fields of cooperation between Germany and Finland.
Prominent Compliance, Legal (LLM) and Forensic Investigations (CFE) Professional with a proven track record of 20+ years’ experience. Strong proficiency in designing, implementing and managing effective compliance management systems for publicly listed companies, including the world’s largest container shipping line and two Fortune 500 companies. Spent 10 years as a forensic specialist at one of the Big Four audit firms. Career highlights include assisting in the biggest corruption investigations in Kenya, South Africa and Germany. Currently working on ESG/Human Rights compliance projects at NEOM, a giga-project in Saudi Arabia.
Philippe has been working on compliance related issues for over 25 years. It started in 1997 when, as Member of the OECD Secretary General office, he was involved in the negotiations that led to the OECD Anti-corruption Convention. Later, realizing that companies who had invested in integrity were not being rewarded, he designed the first anti-corruption certification process launched by his own company, ETHIC Intelligence, in 2006. As the international demand for ETHIC Intelligence certification grew, Philippe was invited to participate in the drafting of ISO 19600 and ISO 37001. After certifying many companies worldwide, he accepted The Red Flag Group’s offer to acquire ETHIC Intelligence in 2018. Philippe now chairs the Scientific Committee of Smart Global Governance (SGG), a RegTech company offering digital solutions for compliance. He considers that compliance officers are facing unprecedented challenges arising from constantly evolving legal requirements and growing public expectations. He is convinced that the digitalization of compliance processes, including the use of AI tools, helps compliance officers meet this challenge in a cost-efficient way.
Barbara Neiger works as independent senior lead auditor for Compliance Management Systems globally for several certification bodies and advises organisations on developing, implementing, and maintaining compliance management systems. She is vice-chairperson of the Austrian mirror committee to the ISO Technical Committee 309 on Organizational governance. As head of the Austrian delegation, she is co-author of ISO 19600:2014, ISO 37001:2016 and ISO 37301:2021. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Vienna, an MBA in Executive Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, an MA in anti-corruption studies from the International-Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA, Austria) where she now lectures as member of the frequent visiting faculty in two master programs. Prior to her current activities, Barbara worked in executive position of international finance institutions in the Central and Eastern Europe Region (CEE) for more than 20 years.
Over a thirty career spanning the not-for-profit, public and private sectors, Anita has facilitated teams to bring about change, most notably in providing risk assurance on major programmes for the UK Government. A member of the IRM since 1998, she has held a number of roles in support of its governance, training, thought leadership and education functions and is Chair of its ‘Environmental and Social Governance’ Special Interest Group. She has a BEng and MBA from Imperial College and a MSc in Global Governance & Ethics from University College London. At the start of the pandemic, Anita was interviewed by the BBC to raise public awareness of the function of risk management in handling the global crisis. As Chair of the governance committee of her national standards body, she represented the UK in the development of ISO 37000. Anita supports achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Compliance Officer at Siemens Healthcare. Economist, certified Approved Compliance Officer, MBA in health care, expert in managing Comprehensive Care projects working with the parliamentary team, member of the Polish Pharmacoeconomic Society, the Polmed and MedTech Poland. For 18 years associated with the area of healthcare responsible for the development and implementation of pharmaceutical companies strategy, sales analysis and projects’ management related to the strategic direction of business development. As the CO, author of system solutions for effective management of international compliance processes. Experienced manager of the CMS implementation carrying out the principles of “Integrity” and GDPR currently for 13 entities in 9 countries. Since 2018, she has been involved in educational projects aimed at employees of medical facilities from the public sector. Organizer of the events concerning ethics in business proved that compliance can also be interesting for business.
Nadège is passionate by Compliance and believes in an ethical and responsible medtech industry striving for the best patient care. Compliance is a competitive advantage and she is delighted to be able to share some of her “out of the box” ideas and her vision to create innovative and impactful ways to promote Compliance across your organization and stakeholders. Nadège is a key member of the compliance team at Hollister Incorporated for more than 6 years. Nadège serves as a Global Compliance Manager. She is responsible for enhancing Hollister’s global compliance program to promote compliance with applicable laws and company policies and procedures in Europe; the Middle East, and Africa and Asia Pacific. Prior to Hollister Incorporated, Nadège worked in Compliance at GE Healthcare in France and Finland. Before venturing into the compliance world, she worked as legal counsel in law firms in France and Spain, focusing primarily on international law.
Andrew Samuels is the Group CEO of WislPort and is widely recognised as a thought leader in whistleblowing operations. A regular media commentator on whistleblowing, Andrew has contributed his expertise to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Olympic Committee, The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Whistleblowing and the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime as well as advising on and establishing effective whistleblowing programmes for private and public sector organisations. Andrew has been actively involved as subject matter expert to the British Standards Institute and International Standards Organisation for ISO37002, in which he played a key role in the development of the global whistleblowing standard. Prior to WislPort Andrew ran regulatory programmes in whistleblowing, anti-money laundering, sanctions, data and payments management, and financial crime compliance in the financial services sector.
As a highly regarded expert on international corporate structures, Thomas Sonnenberg specialises in the field of strategic compliance and corporate governance. His practice also covers corporate and stock corporation law, M&A and private equity transactions as well as finance, banking and related regulatory matters. Before joining CMS, Thomas had been at private bank Sal. Oppenheim for almost 20 years, eight of which as general counsel. He subsequently joined industrial services provider Ferrostaal as general counsel in 2010, followed by general counsel, chief compliance officer and head of the management and supervisory board office positions at construction group Hochtief in Essen. Thomas then worked for private equity investor Triton as general counsel and head of corporate governance before joining CMS in 2016.
He specializes in calculating the carbon footprint of organizations (according to GHG Protocol, ISO 14064-1) and products or services (GHG Protocol, ISO 14067, EN 16258), as well as developing company action plans to reduce their impact on the climate. He cooperated with over 20 companies representing various sectors such as real estate, metals mining, heavy industry, logistics, financial institutions, manufacturing, retail, public institutions and others. He is also responsible for the attestation of non-financial data reports, including compliance with GRI – Global Reporting Initiative Standards according to ISAE 3000, and support in reporting climate and water information to Carbon Disclosure Project or using TCFD requirements. Michał was responsible for the scoring of CDP reports in the Climate Change program in the CEE region and carbon footprint verification (ISO 14064-3). He is the co-author of the Corporate Climate Crisis Awareness Study in Poland for years 2017-2020.
Valentino Tató works as Regional Ethics & Compliance Manager for Austria, Switzerland, Central Eastern Europe at Boehringer Ingelheim, based in Vienna. In his role, he is responsible for Animal Health Compliance as well as for Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption topics. He holds a master’s degree in International Business and prior to this role he had different roles in the pharmaceutical industry and in the public sector.
In her current role, Maria oversees risk management, ethics and the independent unit responsible for conducting investigations of fraud and corruption, sexual harassment, harassment and other misconduct allegations; ensures sanctions for credible and substantiated allegations; introduces best or innovating practices through informed risk taking, supports operational excellence; and raises compliance and integrity standards in the largest humanitarian network globally. She is leading a diverse team of risk management professionals, investigators, internal control officers, communication and behavioral specialists. Maria reports to the ICRC Director General and is part of the Director General’s Office. Maria has nearly 20 years of experience in strengthening of institutional integrity and governance. In 2019, Maria received the World Bank’s integrity award on the international anti-corruption day. Prior to joining the ICRC, Maria was the Director of Integrity & Compliance with Novartis, guest lecturer at the Central European University in Budapest in the subject of Business Ethics Integrity and Governance and a current guest lecturer at ZHAW, School of Management and Law.
Wim Vandekerckhove is Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Greenwich. He has provided expertise on whistleblowing to various organisations, including Council of Europe, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Transparency International, Public Services International, the UK Department of Health, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the British Standards Institute (BSI), and the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is the convenor for the ISO37002 working group, the international standard for whistleblowing management systems. Wim Vandekerckhove publishes academic papers on whistleblowing, business ethics, and philosophy of management. His books include Whistleblowing and Organisational Social Responsibility (2006, Routledge), and The Whistleblowing Guide: Speak-Up Arrangements, Challenges, and Best Practices (2019, Wiley).
The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations to act in an ethical & compliant way. He is specialized in establishing and improving ethics & compliance programs, especially anti-corruption and whistleblowing programs. In 2016 he founded ECMC, a provider of compliance training, advice and interim management. He also speaks and writes on ethics and compliance. Geert gathered most of his 20 years of compliance experience in-house as Chief Compliance Officer Aon EMEA and Global Head of Compliance at Damco. He has been a Director of the Netherlands Compliance Institute and President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled ‘the compliance guru’. In 2020 Geert founded ‘The Integrity Coordinator’, an external coordinator of whistleblowing procedures. He helps companies to unleash the power of a good speak-up culture.
Kilian Wegner is Junior Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and White Collar Crime at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). His research focuses on the cross-border aspects of criminal proceedings as well as on money laundering law, capital market criminal law, corporate criminal law, confiscation law, anti-corruption criminal law, labor criminal law, and insolvency criminal law.
Sonja Wüstemann is professor of financial reporting and management accounting at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder). She is a member of the scientific advisory council of the German Institute for Compliance (DICO) and the DICO working group „CSR/Human Rights“. Her research focus is on non-financial reporting, in particular reporting on human rights protection and employee wellbeing.
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