Conference: Speaker bios

Primary tabs

Gemma Aiolfi

Head of Compliance and Corporate Covernance/Collective Action
Basel Institute on Governance

Gemma Aiolfi

A barrister by training, Gemma has many years of experience in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance gained at UBS in the Group Money Laundering Prevention Unit, and subsequently as Global Head of Anti-Corruption at the bank. Whilst at ABB AG in Zurich, she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the internal Office of Special Investigations focusing on requirements under a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with the US authorities, as well as responsible for the remediation of anti-corruption policies and procedures and the management of all third party intermediaries and agents at ABB.

Gemma has wide experience of the development and promotion of industry standards and collective action initiatives in the areas of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption, and has returned to the Basel Institute to lead the Corporate Governance and Compliance Division and the Institute’s work on collective action under the International Centre for Collective Action.

Soji Apampa

Executive Director
The Convention on Business Integrity

Soji Apampa

Mr Apampa is co-founder of the Integrity Organisation (1995).  At Integrity, he was one of the initiators of the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi), a project launched in Lagos in 1997 to promote ethical business practices, transparency, and fair competition in both the private and the public sectors.  For the last 19 years he has designed and implemented anti-corruption initiatives in Africa. Mr. Apampa was appointed in May 2008 to the International Working Group of the UN Global Compact on the 10th Principle (anti-corruption).  He is a 2008 Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (of the Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado). In 2010 he supported the Inter-Agency Task Team of the Federal Government of Nigeria (IATT) in defining a process for the development of a National Strategy to Combat Corruption. He was for 3 years, consultant to the Governance and Institutions Policy Commission of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG). Mr. Apampa is currently leading an effort to develop a Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS), which will form the foundation of the new Premium Board for the Nigeria Stock Exchange to be launched later in 2014 and also a tradable Corporate Governance Index. He has a B.Eng. (Hons) degree in Civil & Structural Engineering from the University of Sheffield and an MSc. in Governance & Finance from Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.

Gareth Austin

Antibribery Legal Assistance Manager
Eni SpA

Gareth Austin

Gareth worked in private practice, at both UK and US law firms, between 2004 and 2011, undertaking a range of fraud, corruption and regulatory work. He joined eni in June 2011 and is currently a Manager working within the Legal Compliance team for the Anti-Corruption Legal Unit. His role is to provide anti-corruption compliance assistance to eni and its controlled subsidiaries operating in Europe, Russia and the Americas. This predominantly involves providing advice in respect of: entering new JVs, sales and acquisitions of assets, use of intermediaries, gifts and hospitality, involvement with non-profit initiatives, and sponsorship agreements. He is also responsible for liaising with eni’s joint venture partners (JV) and monitoring the activities of eni’s JV (particularly where eni is not the operator) in order to ensure anti-corruption compliance. Further, he is responsible for providing periodic anti-corruption compliance training to all high risk personnel working for/with eni’s subsidiaries.

Claudia Baez-Camargo

Head of Governance Research
Basel Institute on Governance

Claudia Baez

Claudia Baez Camargo holds a PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame, USA and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, England. Her areas of expertise include participatory anti-corruption interventions, health systems governance and power and influence analysis. Among other projects, Dr. Baez Camargo currently participates in the EU/FP7 ANTICORRP research consortium with a project aimed at developing ethnographical approaches to the study of corruption with a focus on the contextual determinants of success of social accountability initiatives.

Nicola Bonucci

Director for Legal Affairs
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Nicola Bonucci

Nicola Bonucci is the Director for Legal Affairs and the coordinator for accession.  He joined the OECD in 1993 as a Legal Counsellor, served as Deputy Director from 2000 until becoming Director in 2005.  He focuses on general public international law issues, participating in the negotiation of international agreements, interpreting the basic texts of the Organisation, and providing legal opinions to the senior management (The Secretary-General and his Deputies), the Council (the governing body of the OECD), and its subsidiary bodies.

He plays an active role in the drafting and the negotiation of the OECD legal instruments. He also deals with personnel matters, including litigation in front of the Administrative Tribunal of the OECD, budgetary issues and contracts.  Since 1997 Mr Bonucci has been closely involved in the monitoring and follow-up of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and is a regular speaker in international conferences on this subject. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr Bonucci served as a Legal Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome where he provided developing countries, especially those in Africa, with legal assistance on natural resources law.

Mr Bonucci holds a DEA in Public International Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre, a DESS in International Administration from the University of Paris II-Assas, and a Master of International and Comparative Law from the University of Notre Dame.

Gualter Crisóstomo

Corporate Governance Manager
CEIIA

Gualter Crisostomo

Since 2010, Gualter Crisóstomo is the Corporate Governance Director of CEIIA – Centre for Innovation and Creative Engineering, Portugal. He is also professor at the Higher Institute of Advanced Technologies, Lisbon (ISTEC, Portugal), responsible for courses in Business Management and Communication Theory.

A graduate of International Relations, Economic and Political Field and completing post-graduate studies in Political Marketing and Communication and Administration and Public Policy, in recent years Mr Crisóstomo has been developing his professional and academic activity in promoting ethics and integrity in business. In this sense, he has participated (individually and institutionally) in several national and international initiatives to promote ethics and integrity.

He was also the first Portuguese civilian to attend a NATO Building Integrity Course. Today, Gualter Crisóstomo is one of the leading Portuguese advocates of Collective Action on preventing corruption, representing CEIIA at the International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct (IFBEC) and coordinating the 10th Principle Working Group of the UN Global Compact Portuguese Network.

In 2012, he was one of the drivers of an initiative to combat corruption in the Portuguese business sector, “GestãoTransparente.Org”, a practical guide to the management of corruption risks in organizations, which included the participation of a range of national companies. He is also the author of several scientific articles and papers on topics related to innovation, competitiveness and ethics and integrity. More recently, following the internationalization of CEIIA for the Brazilian market, he has been developing initiatives to promote ethics and integrity with local partners, including ITAIPU BINATIONAL.

Umberto De Pretto

Secretary General
International Road Transport Union

Umberto De Pretty

Umberto de Pretto is the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). He joined the IRU in 1995 as Head of Economic Affairs. He then became Policy Coordinator and Head of Strategy, and was appointed Deputy Secretary General in 2002.

After graduating from Ottawa’s Carleton University in Political Science, Economics and International Relations, he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Ministers and Members of the Canadian Parliament and then moved to Paris in 1992 to take on the position of Head of the Transport Division, to be shortly afterwards named Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), responsible for International Commercial Practices and Techniques.

Born in Ottawa in 1961, Mr de Pretto is a Canadian and Italian national, is happily married and a proud father of 2 boys.

Virna Di Palma

Senior Director, Global Strategy and Communications
TRACE International

Virna Di Palma

Virna Di Palma is a communications expert who has been working with the private sector for more than eight years to raise awareness of anti-bribery compliance worldwide. As Senior Director of Global Strategy and Communications, Virna plays a key role in advancing the TRACE mission and expanding TRACE’s global footprint. Virna manages TRACE’s team of regional experts for the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America and India as well as TRACE’s foreign offices in Dubai and Manila. Virna also drives all outreach initiatives, marketing, brand management, partnerships and TRACE events and workshops. Additionally, she manages the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) program, with responsibility for program development and expansion. Virna also contributes to various corporate sustainability and collective action projects and has conducted in-house anti-bribery trainings on behalf of TRACE.

Prior to joining TRACE, Virna was a senior program director specializing in international trade and anti-bribery compliance for the American Conference Institute where she produced over fifty compliance programs in the US and around the world. Notable is her experience launching and producing the first anti-corruption conferences in Russia, India, Brazil and the Middle East.

Virna holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in International Peace and Security from King’s College in London. While at King’s College, Virna worked as a global security researcher for the London-based think tank Demos, where she was a primary contributor to the publication, “Bringing it Home; Community-based approaches to counter-terrorism.”

Virna is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, serves on the Steering Committee of the Basel Institute’s International Center for Collective Action (ICCA) and speaks fluent Spanish. She is based in New York City and is originally from Uruguay.

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Associate Director, Transport and Logistics
BSR

Angie Farrag-Thibault

Angie leads BSR's Transport and Logistics practice, working with companies and stakeholders across the value chain to advance the integration of sustainability into the global logistic supply chain. Angie also steers two key industry platforms: BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, a collaboration of global shippers, carriers, and logistics providers dedicated to environmental performance improvement in maritime transportation management; and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network, an initiative developed by the maritime industry to eliminate corruption across the maritime supply chain.

Prior to joining BSR, Angie worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Andersen in London, where she provided strategic advisory and report assurance services to companies in a number of sectors. She is a British citizen with Egyptian heritage, and she speaks English, French, and Arabic.

Angie holds an E.M.B.A. in Energy Management from ESCP Paris/BI Oslo/IFP Paris, and an M.Sc. in Sustainable Tourism, Environment, and Development Studies from the University of London. She also holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Southampton University.

Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel

Managing Director
Basel Institute on Governance

Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel

Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance, where she also holds the position of Director of the Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery. She has already held these positions from 2005 to 2008, during the founding years of the Institute, and has joined the Institute again in late 2011 after three years in Australia and Oxford, UK.

During these intermittent years, she primarily worked as a freelance consultant advising governments, donors, international organisations and multinational corporations from around the world in governance and anti-corruption related topics as well as organisational change and development processes and policy design. Prior to joining the Basel Institute, from 2000 to 2005, Gretta worked at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris as the organisation’s manager for anti-corruption programmes in the Asia-Pacific region where she played a key role in establishing the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific.

Gretta Fenner is a political scientist by training and holds bachelor and master degrees from the Otto-Suhr-Institute at the Free University Berlin, Germany, and the Paris Institute for Political Science ("Sciences Po Paris"), France. In 2010, she further completed an MBA at the Curtin University Graduate School of Business, Australia.

Edward Gacusana

Director, Special Projects
Makati Business Club

Edward Gacusana

Edward C. Gacusana is a Director for Special Projects of the Makati Business Club (MBC). He is concurrently a Component Leader for Corporate Governance of the USAID Integrity for Investments Initiative (i3) which provides technical assistance to six regulatory and anticorruption agencies of the Philippines.

Edward is also a member of the technical working group of the Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) – Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) country program and the advisory committee of Bantay.ph. He has been a speaker and learning facilitator in various dialogues with government agencies, corporations, schools and citizen groups on the practices of integrity and social accountability in the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Kenya, Mongolia, India, and Morocco.

In 2010, he began coordinating the Integrity Initiative-SHINE Project (supported by Siemens), a private sector-led campaign to strengthen ethical practices in business and to promote a level playing field for companies. At the time, he was also the private sector representative of the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee.

Edward joined MBC in 1999 as a researcher and policy analyst of the CongressWatch project and later served as manager of MBC’s Legislative Monitoring Service. He holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioural science from the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

John Githongo

CEO
Inuka Kenya Ni Si Si

John Githongo

John Githongo is the CEO of Inuka, a non-governmental organisation involved in governance issues broadly defined, with an emphasis on working with and for ordinary Kenyans – youth in particular. In doing this Inuka is guided by the principles of heshima (respect), diversity (celebrating the depth and wealth of Kenya’s cultural diversity) and Ni Sisi! (It is us!) – for it is Kenyans who own and will ultimately resolve even the most seemingly intractable of their problems. John is also the Chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; Executive Vice Chair of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA); Chair board member of the Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG); and a Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) of the British government.

Previously, he served as Vice President of World Vision, Senior Associate Member, St Antony’s College Oxford; Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President in charge of Governance and Ethics of the Kenya Government; board member Transparency International, Berlin, CEO Transparency International Kenya and a board member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission. In the past he has been a columnist for the EastAfrican, Associate Editor, Executive magazine; and a correspondent for the Economist. In 2004 the German President awarded him the German-Afrika Prize for Leadership. In 2011 he was selected as one of the world’s 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. In 2012 he was short-listed, alongside US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for the prestigious Tipperary International Peace Award. In October, 2013 he was awarded the Oxi Day Award by the Washington Oxi Day Foundation that marks heroism and the defense of freedom. John is also a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President of South Sudan on governance. He holds an honours degree in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Wales and an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University.

Fritz Heimann

TI Founder & TI-USA Chairman Emeritus
Transparency International

Fritz Heimann

Fritz Heimann is one of the founders of Transparency International (TI), the global coalition against corruption. TI was established in 1993, with headquarters in Berlin, Germany; it now has national chapters in over ninety countries. Fritz served on TI's Board of Directors until 2003, and has been a member of the International Advisory Council since 2003. He organized TI's US Chapter (TI-USA) in 1993, served as its chair for twelve years, and continues as a director. Fritz directs TI's work on international conventions, which played an influential role in the adoption in 1997 of the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and in the development of OECD's monitoring program. TI publishes an annual report on government enforcement of the prohibition of foreign bribery, a cooperative effort involving 38 TI national chapters. TI’s work on the UN Convention against Corruption led to the adoption of a monitoring program in November 2009, a major breakthrough following a six-year stalemate. Fritz has participated in TI's private sector initiatives, serving on the steering committee drafting the TI Business Principles for Countering Corruption. He helped organize the Wolfsberg Group of major international banks which developed improved anti-money laundering standards.

Fritz also serves as Vice-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. He is the co-editor with Francois Vincke of Belgium of "Fighting Corruption: International Corporate Integrity Handbook", published by the ICC in 2008. Until 1996, Fritz served as Associate General Counsel of the General Electric Company. During his GE career he worked on international transactions, corporate compliance programs, litigation, and government regulation. Fritz has written extensively about anticorruption, including two articles published by Foreign Affairs in 1998 and 2006.

Robin Hodess

Group Director – Research and Knowledge
Transparency International

Robin Hoodess

Robin joined Transparency International (TI) in 2000. She was appointed to her present role in 2011, which sees her lead TI’s global research and the promotion of learning and knowledge exchange both within Transparency International and beyond. Prior to joining Transparency International, Robin developed a programme on economic globalisation for the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs. She has taught Media and Politics at the Free University Berlin and University of Leipzig, as well as serving as Assistant Director for international security programmes at the Center for War, Peace and the News Media at New York University. Robin holds a PhD and MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University and a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Andreas C. Hoffmann

General Counsel and Head of Legal and Compliance
Siemens AG

Andreas Hoffmann

Dr. Andreas C. Hoffmann is General Counsel of Siemens AG since January 1, 2014. He started his career at Siemens AG in 2008 as General Counsel Industry Sector. Prior to joining Siemens, Dr. Hoffmann was for three years General Counsel Germany and Lead Lawyer Commercial Finance Europe of GE. Before, he was partner of various international law firms focusing on Private Equity and M & A. Dr. Hoffmann received his doctoral degree in law at the University of Frankfurt and his Master of International Law at the University of Miami.

Brook Horowitz

CEO
IBLF Global

Brook Horowitz

Brook Horowitz is CEO of IBLF Global and a member of the IBLF Global board. A graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities, he was part of the team that led GE’s expansion in Russia and Eastern Europe during the nineties, living and working in Moscow and Budapest. In 2000, he set up his own consultancy focused on business in Russia, and in 2004 joined International Business Leaders Forum, where he was Director of Business Standards, spearheading the organisation’s programmes in emerging markets. In 2013, he took on the role of coordinator of the B20 Task Force on Transparency and Anti-corruption under the Russian G20 presidency, managing a multi-stakeholder dialogue between the companies and governments of the G20 countries. In 2014, under the Australian G20 Presidency, he is Chairman of the Expert Group of the B20 Anti-corruption Working Group (B20 ACWG). He is a contributor of opinion pieces to the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Moscow Times and others.

Gretchen Jonker

Associate Director, Partnering Against Corruption Initiative
World Economic Forum

Gretchen Jonker

Gretchen began her 12 year career as a government official at The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) working on trade issues and inspections. After the creation of The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), she joined US Customs and Border Protection as an Agriculture Specialist. She served on various task forces and special operations teams dealing with illicit trade, counterfeiting, and agro/bio terrorism. Gretchen returned to USDA in 2005 as the primary liaison for the US Congressional House Committee on Agriculture investigation of the importation and management of agriculture products in US port of entry. The work from this investigation spurred Congress to mandate a Partnership Council between DHS and the USDA which she coordinated and served as the secretary. In Washington, she also worked with The US Department of Justice as a subject matter expert in defensive of USDA.

In 2007, she was offered an Acting Director role as Area Director of pre-clearance programs at the US Embassy in The Netherlands. During her tenure under USDA and State Department, she worked on international negotiations for various trade programs. This led to work in various countries including; Turkey, Israel, Great Britain, and the EU. Gretchen’s industry experience includes work at Syngenta in Europe until 2011 as the Head of Global Trade Affairs splitting time between compliance and industry/government relations. Before joining the Forum, Gretchen worked for Glaxo Smith Kline as the Senior Compliance Manager responsible for anti-bribery and corruption, data privacy, and procurement compliance within Vaccines in Belgium. 

Guillermo Jorge

Law Professor and Director of the Program on Transparency
San Andrés University

Guillermo Jorge

Guillermo Jorge is an expert lawyer in criminal and international law, with vast experience in problems associated to corruption control, organized transnational crime and money laundering. He was a partner at “Moreno Ocampo Abogados y Consultores” (1995-2001), and later, independent consultant for several international organizations and multilateral banks, including the UN, the World Bank, the IADB and Latin American Governments including, among others, Peru, Chile, Panama, Guatemala, Bolivia, Honduras, Paraguay and Romania.

Guillermo was a Draper-Hills fellow at the Center for Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law at Stanford University (2009), Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (2006) and visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies of Stanford University (2001). He is a regular Lecturer at the Law Department of the Universidad de San Andrés, where he acts as Director of the Research Program on Corruption. He is Professor at the Summer Program of Southwestern University, where he teaches Corruption and Government. He is a pro bono advisor of Fundación Poder Ciudadano, TI’s National Chapter and of the Center of Legal and Social Studies (CELS), an NGO in the Human Rights field.

Guillermo is a lawyer and a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires (1995), and LL.M. of Harvard Law School (2003).

Martin Kreutner

Dean and Executive Secretary
International Anti-Corruption Academy

Martin Krautner

Mr. Kreutner is Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA). He served as Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs for nine years and as President of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) network for eight years. He has extensively lectured on anti-corruption, international humanitarian law, and security topics all around the world. He is/was a member of several international boards and a senior reviewer for, e.g., the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Transparency International, and the World Bank. Mr. Kreutner holds a Master in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester. Both in 2014 and 2015, Mr. Kreutner was recognized by Ethisphere (USA) as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for his efforts to combat corruption with IACA, as well as his efforts to improve human welfare worldwide through his work with the United Nations, Transparency International, and other global organizations.

Dominique P. Lamoureux

Vice President, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Thales

Dominique P. Lamoureux

Dominique Lamoureux is Vice President, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility for Thales, a European leading player in aerospace, transport, defence and security with 2013 revenues of 14.2 billion euros.

He defines and monitors, in particular, the Company’s strict policy for compliance with international trade regulations, and more globally, for the development of a comprehensive company-wide ethics policy. He is General Secretary of the Corporate Ethics Committee and represents Thales at the UN’s Global Compact.

Dominique Lamoureux is deeply involved in various business organisations regarding the prevention of corruption. As such, he is a member of “Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption” committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and chairs the French Chapter. He is also a member of the International Executive Committee of the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France), and of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC).

Mr. Lamoureux chairs the Business Ethics Committee of the ASD (AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe) and the Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Working Group of the GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales). He is member of the IFBEC Steering Committee (International Forum on Business Ethical Conduct). He also chairs the Economic Intelligence Committee of the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France)

Therese Lee

Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel
Google Inc.

Therese Lee

Therese Lee is Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel at Google Inc., where she is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance matters, particularly Google’s worldwide compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and international anti-bribery laws.

Prior to Google, Therese practiced at the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in Washington, DC, where she specialized in FCPA matters, international litigation, and human rights cases. Therese also has worked in the Appeals Section of the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, researched Singapore and Malaysia’s anti-terrorism laws as a Fulbright Scholar, analyzed East Asian security issues at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, and served as foreign policy adviser to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY, 1977-2001).

Therese holds a Masters in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, a law degree from UC Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She is a member of the Bars of California, the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals.

In 2014, Therese was named Compliance Champion of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards and received a Top 10 30-Somethings Award from the Association of Corporate Counsel. Therese is an Aspen Institute First Movers Fellow and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Olajobi Makinwa

Head, Transparency & Anti-Corruption
UN Global Compact

Olajobi Makinwa

Olajobi Makinwa is responsible for the UN Global Compact’s 10th principle on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. As part of her assignment, she assists UN Global Compact participants in the implementation of their commitment to the 10th principle. She also heads the 10th Principle Working Group that provides strategic direction to the work of the UN Global Compact on transparency and conducting business with ethics and integrity.

For the past three years, Olajobi has been the project director for UN Global Compact Siemens Initiative project (SIP) on Collective Action in the fight against corruption, as well as the Principles for Responsible Management Education's SIP. Olajobi is also responsible for coordinating the participation of civil society and their engagement in the UN Global Compact with a view to deepen current relations and to widen their engagement. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Olajobi was the Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa.

Previously, Olajobi worked with a number of UN agencies and programs in different capacities. She was a Legal Officer with the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with others to develop framework and sectoral environmental laws for a number of African countries under the Joint UNEP/UNDP project on Environmental Laws and Institutions in Africa. She was also a Legal Officer at the UNEP Regional Office for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland. Olajobi has served as a consultant to UNDP, ILO, UNHCHR, and the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa and a law lecturer in Nigeria.

Olajobi holds a degree in Law [LL.B] and a graduate degree - Master of International Law & Diplomacy [MILD] from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Olajobi holds a Programme in Business Leadership [PBL] degree from the School of Business Leadership, University of South Africa. She is a graduate of the School of Legal Practice (now School of Legal Practice and Development), Pretoria, South Africa. Olajobi is in the Faculty of the Ethics and Compliance Association.

Pedro Montoya

Group Ethics and Compliance Officer
Airbus Group, SVP

Pedro Montoya

Pedro Montoya was appointed Group Chief Compliance Officer by the Board of Directors of Airbus Group in October 2008. Under the authority of the Board’s Audit Committee, he designed and set up the newly created Corporate Compliance Office. Reporting to the Group CEO, he leads the Airbus Group Ethics and Compliance Programme with 190 full time employees.

Pedro graduated in his home town from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and obtained his Master in Law from the Instituto de Empresa. He started his career in 1986 in Procter & Gamble and 4 years later joined the Spanish Aerospace Group CASA where he became General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Upon the formation of EADS in 2000, when he actively participated to the contribution of the Spanish assets, Pedro joined the Corporate Legal Department as VP Head of Contracts, Litigation and Intellectual Property. Before his appointment as Group CCO, he served three years as General Counsel EADS International.

He has actively contributed to the drafting and implementation of the Common Industry Standards (“CIS”) that have become a requirement to all members of the European Aerospace Trade Association ASD. He is Chairman of IFBEC, a non-profit organisation to enforce the Global Principles of Business Ethics for the Aerospace and Defense Industry under the support of both the US Trade Association AIA and the European ASD. These Global Principles have deserved considerable attention by authorities and other stakeholders as a model of industry initiative developing global standards on business ethics.

A frequent guest speaker at conferences and business schools, such as IESE and INSEAD, Pedro represents Airbus Group and the Aerospace Industry in international leading compliance initiatives and promotes business integrity in numerous events, including the UN Global Compact and the OECD discussions with civil society.

Klaus Moosmayer

Chief Compliance Officer
Siemens AG

Klaus Moosmayer

Klaus Moosmayer is since January 2014 the Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and head of the global Siemens Compliance Organization.

Before his recent nomination he served since July 2010 as the Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG and was responsible as Head of the Compliance Governance Organization for the legal Compliance management, Compliance policies, internal investigations, disciplinary sanctions, remediation and Compliance risk assessment.

Since 2007 he was the Compliance Operating Officer of Siemens and had a leading role in developing the new Siemens Compliance Program reporting to the then Chief Compliance Officer.

Before entering the Siemens Legal Department 2000 he was in private practice as a lawyer. He studied law at the university of Freiburg/Germany and was trained as an army officer.

Klaus has published extensively to Compliance and white collar crime topics – including Compliance and Anti-Corruption Manuals for companies - and speaks frequently on national and international conferences on Compliance topics.

He was appointed end of 2013 as the Anti-Corruption Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee at the OECD (BIAC).

V. William Nero

Programme Officer, International Centre for Collective Action
Basel Institute on Governance

William Nero

William Nero is a Programme Officer with the International Centre for Collective Action (ICCA) at the Basel Institute on Governance. He is primarily engaged in work pertaining to the ICCA/B20 Collective Action Hub on Anti-Corruption as well as other projects and initiatives undertaken by the ICCA.

Prior to joining the Basel Institute, Will has held positions with the International Labour Organization in Geneva as a Research Officer and Consultant across several departments, including the Policy Integration Department, International Migration Branch, and the ILO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. In addition, he has worked with the International Relations and Security Network (ISN) in Zurich, Switzerland, and the Institute of International Finance in Washington, DC.

Will holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he specialized in international economic affairs and European affairs. He also has completed master’s studies in economics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and bachelor’s studies in both International Business as well as History at the University of Maryland.

Vanessa Phala

Executive Director for Social and Transformation Policy
Business Unity South Africa

Vanessa Phala

Ms Vanessa Phala is the Executive Director for Social and Transformation Policy at Business Unity South Africa (BUSA). Recently named as one of the Winning Women of South Africa by City Press, Ms Phala is responsible for overseeing social and transformation projects and policy advocacy initiatives at BUSA. She has participated in the negotiations of various legislation including labour laws at NEDLAC. She has also represented BUSA at various regional and international conferences, including the annual International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

Prior to joining BUSA, Ms Phala was the acting Chief Director in the Ethics and Integrity Management Unit at the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) and was appointed the Head of the Special Anti-corruption Unit in November 2010. During her tenure at DPSA, Ms Phala represented South Africa in a number of international conferences on anti-corruption and was one of the lead examiners for the UK OECD Anti-bribery Phase 3 Evaluation. Ms Phala graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2004 where she obtained a Master’s Degree in International Relations and is currently pursuing Post-Doctoral studies with the University of Johannesburg.

Mark Pieth

President
Basel Institute on Governance

Mark Pieth

Mark Pieth has been since 1993 Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Having completed his undergraduate degree and his PhD in criminal law and criminal procedure at this university, he spent an extensive period of time abroad, most notably at the Max Planck Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology in Germany and the Cambridge Institute of Criminology in the United Kingdom. After practicing for a time as a private barrister (‘Advokat’), he returned to his alma mater to complete his post-doctoral (‘habilitation’) thesis on sanctioning and other aspects of criminology.

From 1989 to 1993, Prof. Pieth was Head of Section – Economic and Organised Crime at the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (Ministry of Justice and Police). In this role, he drafted legislation against money laundering, organised crime, drug abuse, corruption and the confiscation of assets. As a government official and later as an independent consultant, he also acquired extensive experience in international fora, amongst other things, serving as Member of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF), Member of the Chemical Action Task Force on Precursor Chemicals and Chair of an intergovernmental expert group charged by the United Nations with determining the extent of the illicit traffic in drugs.

From 1990 to the end of 2013, Prof. Pieth has chaired the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, also participating in the Wolfsberg AML Banking Initiative as a facilitator. In spring 2004 he was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme. In autumn 2008, Prof. Pieth was made a member of the Integrity Advisory Board of The World Bank Group (IAB), advising the President of the Bank and the Audit Committee on integrity issues. More recently, in spring 2013, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Sanctions Appeals Board of the African Development Bank (AfDB). He is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance (BIG). Prof. Pieth has served as an expert witness in several landmark arbitration cases, namely IPOC (ad hoc tribunal) Fraport/Philippines (ICSID) and Piatco/Philippines (ICC).

Within Switzerland, Prof. Pieth has assumed various presidencies and memberships of national commissions, including the Expert Group of the National Research Programme on Violence and Organised Crime, the Federal Commission on Data Protection in the Medical Profession, the Swiss Federal Gaming Commission and the Consultative Commission to the Federal Administration of Finances on the Prevention of Money Laundering. He continues to consult corporations, international organisations and foreign governments on issues related to governance and to publish extensively in the field of economic and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, sanctioning and criminal procedure. He has formerly served as Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel.

Enery Quinones

Chief Compliance Officer
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Enery Quinones

Enery Quinones is the Chief Compliance Officer at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She joined the EBRD in June 2004 and as Head of the Compliance Office is responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of integrity are applied throughout all activities of the EBRD. The Compliance Office, which is also the anti-money laundering office of the Bank, provides a range of advice and assistance to all Bank departments in assessing and evaluating integrity and reputational risks relating to proposed, as well as on-going, Bank transactions. 

Her office conducts Bank-wide integrity and anti-money laundering training courses, advises on actual or potential conflicts of interest in respect to the Bank’s handling of operations and investments, and investigates instances of staff misconduct as well as allegations of fraud and corruption in Bank financed projects. The Bank’s Independent Recourse Mechanism which provides redress for complaints by local groups adversely affected by EBRD financed projects, is also managed by the Compliance Office.

Ms Quinones represents the EBRD in the Financial Action Task Force, the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Transition Economies, MoneyVal, Transparency International’s Steering Committee on the Business Principles for Countering Corruption, and numerous other international fora.

Prior to joining the EBRD, Enery Quinones was Head of the Anti-Corruption Division in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Having played a key role in developing the OECD’s anti-bribery instruments, she then developed and oversaw the implementation of the first international mechanism to monitor compliance among States Parties to a multinational anti-corruption treaty, the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

Before becoming head of the anti-corruption division, Ms Quinones worked on international investment issues, including the negotiations for a Multilateral Agreement on Investment. She has also worked on legal matters for the Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency.

A United States national, Ms Quinones received her university degree in economics from New York University and her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Debbie Ramsay

Business Development Director
GoodCorporation

Debbie Ramsay

Debbie has over 30 years’ experience at a senior level in both the commercial (British Airways, Saatchi and Saatchi, BT, Centrica) and not-for profit sectors (VSO and the International Business leaders Forum). She has worked as a consultant in change management (MSB) and more recently in responsible business management with GoodCorporation. Debbie has managed the testing and embedding of responsible business policies and systems in some of GoodCorporation’s multinational clients such as Vodafone, Tullow Oil, Lafarge, WorleyParsons, Balfour Beatty and Carillion.

In partnership with the Institute for Business Ethics (IBE) and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI), Debbie led the development of the Investing in Integrity (IiI) initiative, an accreditation scheme which tests the robustness of a company’s code of conduct, its governance, how well embedded the Code is within the company and its speak-up procedures. She also led the development at GoodCorporation of the recently launched Banknote Ethics Initiative (BnEI), an initiative established to provide ethical business practice, with a focus on the prevention of corruption and on compliance with anti-trust law within the banknote industry.

Meinhard Remberg

Executive Vice President
SMS GmbH

Meinhard Remberg

Meinhard Remberg, Dipl.-Kfm. (Master of Business Administration), is the Executive Vice President of SMS GmbH and in charge of Compliance, Internal Auditing and Taxes. He has worked in various functions of the SMS group for more than 25 years.

Since 1997 Meinhard Remberg has been chairman of the tax work group of the VDMA (Vereinigung Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e.V.) Plant Builders Working Group. He has issued several publications on the subject of international fiscal law.

Since 2004 he has concentrated also on the subjects of risk management and compliance and read papers on this subject at numerous conferences and events.

He has been co-chairman of the VDMA Working Group on the Prevention of Corruption since 2010.

Since 2013 he has been one of the board members of DICO (Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V.).

Meinhard Remberg is the author of several subject-based articles and co-editor of the Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift (CCZ).

Viviane Schiavi

Senior Policy Manager for Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Viviane Schiavi

Viviane Schiavi is a member of the New York Bar, with over 20 years' experience in international commercial law and international policy. Ms Schiavi, a dual French-American national, is a graduate of Bard College and of the City University of New York Law School. She practiced international commercial law in New York City and in Paris before joining the International Chamber of Commerce.

ICC, the world business organization, represents thousands of companies throughout the world. Ms Schiavi is Senior Policy Manger for Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption with ICC.  She is responsible for managing ICC’s international program in the area of corporate responsibility and anti-corruption, including overseeing the development of ICC’s tools and policy recommendations in the area.

Clare Short

Chair of the Board
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

Clare Short

Ms Short was elected Chair of the EITI Board at the EITI Global Conference in Paris in March 2011.

Ms Short was the UK Secretary of State for International Development (1997-2003). Ms Short was the first person to hold this position, and she played a key role in elevating the UK’s profile and budget for sustainable development and poverty elimination. Ms Short entered the House of Commons in 1983 as the Member of Parliament for her native Birmingham Ladywood. She was Shadow Minister for Women (1993-1995) and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport (1995-1996). She was Opposition spokesperson on Overseas Development (1996-1997). In 2003, Ms Short resigned from her role as Secretary of State for International Development over the Iraq war. The following year, she wrote “An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq, and the Misuse of Power.” After nearly thirty years serving as a Member of Parliament, Ms Short stood down in 2010.

Since 2006, Ms Short has been a member of the Advocacy Panel of Cities Alliance, and alliance of the World Bank, UN-HABITIAT, local government and development partners committed to meeting the UN target to develop cities without slums. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of International Lawyers for Africa and a Trustee of Africa Humanitarian Action.

Philip Vaughn

Senior Director, Government Relations
Fluor Corporation

Philip Vaughn

Philip Vaughn manages for Fluor’s international government relations program. He joined Fluor in 1992.

Previously, he served as Director of Sales for the Middle East and North Africa region. Based in London and Dubai, he was responsible for Fluor’s activities in Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. He also served in Singapore, where he organized and managed the Pacific Business Forum, the first APEC Business Advisory Council and predecessor to the ABAC, which was then co-chaired by Fluor.

Mr. Vaughn serves on the Board of The Washington Chorus, and Chairs its Finance Committee, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He also serves on the boards of numerous professional organizations including the National Foreign Trade Council, where he also chairs the Finance Committee, the Coalition for Employment through Exports, where he serves as Vice Chairman, the National Center for APEC.

He graduated from Georgetown University with a Masters of Arts in Arab Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service.

Andrew Wilson

Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Programs
Center for International Private Enterprise

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson is the Deputy Director for Strategic Planning and Programs at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) in Washington, DC, where he works with the Executive Director to manage CIPE’s programs worldwide. Mr. Wilson oversees staff efforts to develop and implement program strategies, coordinate internal proposal development, monitor knowledge management activities, and manage relationships with donors. He is also responsible for working with CIPE’s Board of Directors and staff in setting organizational development priorities, messaging and branding, and fundraising strategies.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Wilson was the Regional Director for Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia at CIPE, where he directed grant and technical assistance programs to the aforementioned regions and coordinated CIPE’s corporate governance efforts across the globe. Working with CIPE he has extensive experience in dealing with private sector development issues in conflict and post-conflict settings, crafting successful business strategies to reduce corruption, encouraging entrepreneurship development, strengthening business advocacy, and the promotion of economic reform. He has worked with not-for-profit boards to improve strategic planning and organizational development, and has served on several international working groups dealing with political and economic development in transitional societies. He is currently a co-chair of the Private Sector Council, at the Open Government Partnership (OGP).

Mr. Wilson has worked at CIPE since 1996, and prior to that worked for several development NGO’s focusing on economic reform, private sector development, and public diplomacy. He received his MA in East European Area Studies from the University of London (SSEES), and a BA in History form Lewis and Clark College. He is a board member of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, the Regional Center for Organizational Management in Bucharest, Romania, and has served on the Investment Committee and was a Director and Trustee of the Meadows Foundation in Dallas, Texas.

Tayfun Zaman

Secretary General
Ethics and Reputation Society of Turkey (TEİD)

Tayfun Zaman

After 14 years of business experience in the shipping industry, Tayfun has chosen NGO management as his career path and joined Corporate Governance Association of Turkey in 2008 and TEİD initiative as the founding secretary general in 2010. He has published and co-published 5 integrity management focused guidelines, led cross-sectoral and collective actions in Turkey. Tayfun serves in the board of directors of 3 companies, speaks English and French.

 

 

Download the speaker bios

Speaker Bios (PDF)