Meet our speakers

The VIRTUAL CEEEC 2020 congress will bring together an array of influential speakers and experts from across the globe. Find out more about them.

Domagoj Novokmet – CONGRESS MODERATOR (CROATIA) Producer/ Presenter @ N1 Television

Journalist with formal economic academic education and successful career in media business, experienced in project and crisis management. In 2017 I joined N1, regional news channel and exclusive CNN affiliate. Before that, I spent more than 20 years on national public broadcaster HRT, as journalist, national coordinator in international associations, head of news department and acting director general (2012.). During my mandate HRT launched two new channels, HRT 3 (culture, art, society) and HRT4 (news).

Rene Villemure (CANADA) International Ethicist @ ETHIKOS

As a professional ethicist since 1998., Rene’s perspective is highly sought after by governments, politicians, and executives from large public and private organizations in North America, Europe, and Africa. Visionary, he created such concepts as Ethical Reports©, the Ethical Management Model© the Ethics & Values© method and in 2014, BoardEthics©, a program, which measures the ethical comprehension and awareness of boards members and senior management. Over the years, René has given more than 675 lectures, taught over 65,000 people in more than 700 organizations around the world, and participated in over 375 media interviews, in French and English.

Sheila Margolis (USA) President @ Workplace Culture Institute

Sheila Margolis helps leaders use culture to drive organizational change. She works with organizations to define their Core Culture, increase employee engagement, and manage cultural change. Sheila holds a doctoral degree in Human Resource Development and is President of Workplace Culture Institute. She is the author of four books on organizational culture and change, including Building a Culture of Distinction–Facilitator Guide and Participant Workbook, There Is No Place Like Work and the Job Seeker Manual. Sheila has worked with a variety of organizations such as UPS, Coca-Cola, Philips Healthcare, U.S. Senate Federal Credit Union, Subway, and Cherokee Town and Country Club. Sheila is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association. Go to her website to learn more about Sheila and the steps to make culture the force that drives your business. 

Giles Newman (UK) EMEA Managing Director @ NAVEX Global

As Managing Director for NAVEX Global’s international business, Giles is responsible for the consolidation and expansion of the organisation’s presence across the EMEA, MENA and APAC regions. With almost thirty years’ experience in driving international growth, he has successfully led teams internationally within the SaaS, data, and media and telecoms sectors. A proud exponent of customer-centric leadership, Giles strives to ensure that NAVEX Global delivers great products and service to every customer.

Kim Lebotschy (SOUTH AFRICA) Director @ DREMIK

Kim Lebotschy started her career as a secretary and subsequently volunteering as a reservist with the South African Police Service, but she made the conscious decision to pursue her passion for investigative work by studying for and graduating as a Corporate Forensic Investigator, Security Manager, Safety Officer and fully qualified Trainer, Assessor and Moderator, NLP and Life Coach. Kim has a substantial number of years’ experience in the aforementioned fields. Kim decided to start a company called DREMIK and affiliate her company with S.Brown Attorneys Incorporated. This is where Kim and  S.Brown Attorneys Incorporated offer assistance by means of private consultations at affordable rates, intermediary services for companies to fulfill the function of conducting investigations into sexual harassment, bullying and victimisation cases as well as conducting disciplinaries and the handling of grievance matters in an unbiased and professional manner.

Kristy Grant-Hart (USA) Founder and CEO @ SPARK COMPLIANCE

Kristy Grant-Hart is an internationally-recognized compliance and ethics expert at making compliance officers in-demand business assets. She’s the author of three highly-acclaimed books, including the best-selling book, “How to Be a Wildly Effective Compliance Officer.” She’s the CEO of Spark Compliance Consulting and has served as an adjunct professor at Delaware School of Law, Widener University. She was nominated for Compliance Innovator of the Year in 2017, and for the Mentor Award for the Advancement of Women in Compliance in 2018. Previously Ms. Grant-Hart was the Chief Compliance Officer at United International Pictures.

Chiawen Kiew (UK) Associate Director, Investigations @ EBRD

Chiawen Kiew is the Associate Director for Investigations at the Office of the Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Based in London, Kiew oversees the workflow of about 30 ongoing investigations and advises the Bank on identifying and responding to allegations of corruption, fraud, and other misconduct in EBRD-financed projects. He also advises the Chief Compliance Officer on international policy concerning anti-corruption measures as well as enforcement practices of other multilateral development banks. The EBRD is active on three continents and almost 40 countries with a 2019 target of $10 billion in investments.


Velimir Srića (CROATIA) / Best speaker 2019 Head University Professor of Management & IT / Consultant @ EFZG / DELFIN DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Velimir Srića (MS in Electrical Engineering; MBA from Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York; PhD in management information systems) is professor of management at Zagreb University and visiting professor at UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). He was teaching at Beijing Renmin University in the People’s Republic of China, as well as in Budapest, Dubai, Graz, Maribor, Podgorica, Rijeka, Sarajevo and Split. He was Director of Croatian Information Technology Institute, Minister of Science and member of Croatian Government. He is Fulbright scholar and Eisenhower Fellow and was elected President of Zagreb city assembly. He is co-author of International Encyclopedia of Business and Management and works as management consultant to regional and international companies. Also, he is a World Bank expert on Change Management. As author or coauthor he published 68 books, more than 400 scientific and professional papers and hundreds of articles in popular magazines. He also published a strategic book on Croatia’s future (Croatia 2020), a novel (Private investigations), a collection of poetry (Various games) and a children’s book (Little Globe’s Long Journey).

Claudio Bartoli (SWITZERLAND) Head of Integrity & Compliance – Central & Eastern Europe @ NOVARTIS

Claudio is an English and Italian qualified lawyer, practicing in the pharmaceutical industry since 2009.

He started his career in the Ethics & Compliance field in 2015, heading E&C for the EMEA regional within Elanco, the animal health division of Eli Lilly during the acquisition by Lilly of the Novartis animal health portfolio. He later on was Head of Legal & Compliance for the UK and Ireland businesses at Boehringer Ingelheim.

Last May, Claudio joined Novartis as Head of Integrity and Compliance for the Central & Eastern Europe Cluster, including Russia and the CIS area.


François Vincke (BELGIUM) Attorney at law – former Head of Anti-corruption at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

François Vincke is an Anti-corruption veteran working in the field for now 26 years. He’s a former Head of Anti-corruption at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a Chairman of the Commission on Anti-corruption and, a Vice-Chair of the Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption. He has written a number of articles and led several conferences on matters related to ethics and compliance.

Lucia Ana Tomić (CROATIA) / Second best speaker 2019 Head of Regulatory and Legal Affairs @ Wiener insurance VIG

After graduating Law Faculty, Faculty of Economics and MBA Lucia was working as lawyer, practicing Company law in different institutions and positions. At the moment she is a Head of Regulatory and Legal Affairs at Wiener insurance VIG. As she said, the biggest advantage of her job is that she loves what she’s doing.

Hristo Moutafchiyski (BULGARIA) / Second best speaker 2019 Compliance Manager CEE @ INGRAM MICRO

Hristo spent the last 12 years as the compliance officer and an internal auditor in leading global companies in technology distribution and in financial services in Bulgaria and the region. He sees the compliance function as an integral part of management, which brings value, integrity and continuity to the organization and its brand. Hristo favors the psychological approach to compliance work. His interests are in Organizational Behaviour, Change Management and Behavioural Economics, which are great sources for inspiration and knowledge of a proper compliance professional.

Jasmina Jovev (CROATIA) Director @ Kulturni centar braće Radić

Jasmina Jovev holds a master’s degree in journalism with 20 years of professional experience. She is a specialist in foreign policy, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb. As President of the Anti-Corruption Commission in Sisak-Moslavina County, from 2015 to 2019, she launched a series of anti-corruption projects with a focus on Matriculation and Corruption classes and co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia, Anti-Corruption Sector. She personally experienced corruption working as the Head of Sisak-Moslavina County Cabinet, and in 2014 decided to become a “whistleblower” to stop corruption chain in the County. The result of the “whistle” was the filing of criminal charges against the Sisak-Moslavina counties alleging that the County was damaged by HRK 10.5 million. The court case is still in process.


Cristian teaches regularly in two of the most prestigious Romanian universities: University of Bucharest and National School of Political and Administrative Sciences. His main focus is Communication Ethics (Mass-Media Ethics, Ethics in Advertising, and Ethics in Public Relations) and Business Ethics (including Ethics & Compliance and Social Responsibility).

Cristian is the chair of the Bucharest Conference in Applied Ethics and the European Media Ethics Congress, both organized by the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics, and of the European Ethics & Compliance Forum, the main event hosted by the European Ethics & Compliance Association. He is also a member of the organizing committee for the International Conference in Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Sustainable Business (2012 – Bucharest, Romania; 2013 – Bournemouth, UK; 2014 – Barcelona, Spain).

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Miloš Stopić (UK) Compliance & Ethics Officer / Nordics & Continental Europe @ WSP

Miloš is a compliance and fraud expert with almost 10 years of progressively responsible international experience. He is skilled in fraud, corruption, bribery and FCPA investigations as well as audits, policy design and implementation, data privacy and employee training. Miloš is capable of leading a positive change and successfully navigated a company through a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). He has experience in implementing compliance and ethics programs globally in international teams on location in Europe, the Middle East, and the US. Miloš is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional – International (CCEP-I).

Illya Antonenko (USA) Director, Compliance Resources @ TRACE International

Illya Antonenko is Director of Compliance Resources and Data Protection Officer at TRACE. As an international anti-corruption attorney with 18 years of experience at law firms and in-house, he leads TRACE’s legal compliance resources team, offers compliance advisory services to member companies, and monitors TRACE’s processes and operations for compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and ensuring that the rights of data subjects are protected. 

Prior to joining TRACE, Mr. Antonenko practiced law for over 15 years at leading law firms in Washington, D.C. His practice included assisting clients with FCPA compliance matters, investigations, enforcement actions, cross-border transactions, and general corporate issues. His career also included an in-house position as the Associate General Counsel at a global manufacturing company. While in-house, he worked closely with an independent compliance monitor and the U.S. Department of Justice in a post-FCPA enforcement context.

Mr. Antonenko received his Juris Doctor degree from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2002. He has been admitted to the state bars of the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is a native speaker of Ukrainian and Russian.

Rebecca Rehm (USA) Compliance Business Partner @ OLYMPUS

Compliance business leader with experience delivering best practice solutions for global organizations in-house and as a consultant. Worked in partnership with monitor and corporate teams successfully under DPAs and CIAs. Consulted for Fortune Global 500 companies to design and deliver customized E&C training and risk assessments. Exceptional project management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Steady and credible partner to the senior leadership team and an approachable peer with positive energy and a sense of humor.