Meet our speakers

The CEEEC 2019 conference will bring together an array of influential speakers from across the globe. Find out more about them.

Giovanna Feres Crotti (BRASIL) / Second best speaker 2018 Compliance specialist

Giovanna Feres Crotti is a lawyer specialized in Corporate Law by FGV Law in Brazil, as well as a Compliance and Corporate Governance specialist by the INSPER Institute. She worked for five years in 3M Brazil, where she had multiple functions, such as being a Green Belt professional in Lean Six Sigma projects; a Paralegal, where she accumulated both corporate legal and compliance functions; and finally a Compliance Professional, as a specialist for all Latin America for the past two years. Her focused was to be a liaison in compliance matters and support the implementation and oversight of the compliance program for Latin America countries, with emphasis in local risk assessments, including Third Party assessments; culture surveys; application to ethics awards; negotiation of compliance clauses with customers; trainings and education; review of policies and procedures; creation of mitigation plans; and participating in other key global projects of the company.

Pierre Simon (NETHERLANDS) Founder and Principal Consultant at Simon Consulting Group

Pierre Simon is managing partner and principal consultant at Simon Consulting Group. In 2017 he was nominated for the Dutch National Compliance Award. He has been helping large public-interest entities (listed companies, banks, insurance undertakings and other similar companies with more than 500 employees) since 2010 to improve their behavior and culture, thus managing the risk of enforcement actions (e.g. administrative sanctions or measures, as well as criminal sanctions) imposed by government agencies. His goal is to help clients build an effective compliance and ethics program and increase their knowledge and capability to be able to better manage their integrity risks.

Biljana Čolović (SWITZERLAND) Global Integrity & Compliance Manager @ NOVARTIS

Biljana Colovic is Operations Director working for a Global Integrity & Compliance team of a Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company based in Basel. During last 7 years working for Compliance, she gained extensive experience and knowledge in managing integrity and compliance program globally. She has been working on a number of projects enabling and driving ethical business conduct, including development of the company policies, training, education and communication, building awareness and understanding of the I&C policies, procedures while embracing culture of integrity. Before her Compliance role, Biljana successfully headed Intellectual Property Operations team for one of the company’s divisions. Prior joining Novartis Biljana started her career as intellectual property paralegal working for a local private practice.

Hristo Moutafchiyski (BULGARIA) / Best speaker 2018 Compliance Manager CEE at 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 favours the psychologic 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.