Meet our speakers

The CEEEC 2020 congress will bring together an array of influential speakers 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.

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.


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.

Ingrid Matos (SPAIN) Chief Compliance Officer @ QGMI

Ingrid Matos, lawyer with more than 15 years of legal experience developed in large companies. In 2013 she assumed the International Legal Area of QGMI and since 2015 she is Chief Compliance Officer at QGMI, a major civil engineering firm based in Spain with operations in Africa and Latam, where she had the challenge of implementing the Compliance Program of international scope, which has been certified with the ISO 37001 and UNE 19601 standards (eg ISO 19600) in June / 2018. Ingrid has attended numerous conferences of academic and professional compliance around the world and is a certified professional by SCCE-Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics / USA, as CCEP-I and also by the International Compliance Association (ICA / UK). She holds an LLM in Financial and Capital Market Law and a Executive MBA, both from the INSPER / São Paulo school. In addition, she was selected to participate in the Executive Training Program at Harvard University (HBS), studying Risk Management for Corporate Leaders. In 2017, she completed the Advanced Compliance Program of IE Business School-Madrid.

François Vincke (BELGIUM) Attorney at law

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.


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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Drago Kos (SLOVENIA) Chair of OECD Working Group on Bribery @ OECD

Drago Kos is currently the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Co-Chair of MENA – OECD Business Integrity Network, member of the Defence Corruption Monitoring Committee (NAKO) in Ukraine, former member International Anti-Corruption Advisory Board (IACAB) and advisor to the Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency. Between 2011 and 2015 he used to be International Commissioner and Chair of the Joint Independent Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) in Afghanistan. Between 2003 and 2011 he was the Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO).

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).

Jose Abel Rivera Sanchez (MEXICO) Director @ CCRC AUDIT & INTERNAL CONTROL, S.C.

Abel Rivera studied Public Administration at EL Colegio de Mexico and completed an MA in Legislative Studies and a PhD in Politics at The University of Hull. Abel’s career includes teaching at The University of Hull and management roles in social enterprises and non government organisations in Mexico and United Kingdom. His areas of expertise include international politics with special reference to NGOs, American politics and NAFTA, interparliamentary politics and globalization. He is also currently a Director for CCRC Auditoria y Control Interno S.C., based in London and Mexico City, specialising in ISO 37001 Anticorruption Management Systems worldwide. He is also a Director of Global Mexico, an NGO specialized in the politics of interaction with the United States.


Dr. Cezary Trutkowski is an experienced local government consultant and social researcher, employee of the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. For several years, he has been conducting research in the field of territorial self-government activities, shaping self-government public policies, social capital and local development. As an expert of the Council of Europe, he supported the development of local governments in most Balkan countries and in the Caucasus.

He also cooperated with UNDP, OSCE and the World Bank, and with numerous national institutions in the implementation of large and smaller projects targeted at local governments. He has been cooperating with FRDL since 1999, initially as the leader of one of the projects, then fulfilling the tasks of Program Director, and after a break of several years acting as an adviser to the Board of FRDL.

Lucia Ana Tomić (CROATIA) Director of compliance and management board suport @ HPB

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 Director of Compliance and management Board support office in Hrvatska poštanska banka. 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.

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.


Ines Damjanić Šturman (CROATIA) Human Resources Director @ VALAMAR RIVIERA

Currently Human Resources Director at Valamar Riviera, Croatia’s largest tourism company, Ines has 10+ years’ experience in the hospitality industry. After graduating from MIB School of Management she pursued a career in the  HR field starting with Four Seasons whose golden rule „Treat the others as you wish to be treated“ set the base and guideline for her management style and decision making process regarding employees’ topics. Focused on developing policies and procedures as well as a working environment and culture, which will allow Valamar to keep the title Top employer in the tourism field and to be within the best 10 employers in Croatia.

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.