Meet our speakers

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

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).

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.

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.

Cristian Ducu (ROMANIA) President of The European Ethics & Compliance Association

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).

Cristian’s academic references can be found here:

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.

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.

Session:
“The intricacies and procedures followed with regards to the internal investigation surrounding sexual harassment and victimisation in the workplace”.
Venue:
Croatia East Europe Ethics and Compliance 2020 / Conference Park 25/7
Website:
www.dremik.co.za
Linkedin:
Linkedin / Kim Lebotschy

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.

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).

Cezary Trutkowski (POLAND) – TBC Chairman of the Board @ LOCAL DEMOCRACY DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

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.

Miloš Stopić (UK) Compliance & Ethics Officer / Europe & Middle East @ LOUIS BERGER

Miloš is 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. He has experience in implementing compliance and ethics programs globally in international teams on location in Europe, Middle East and the US. Miloš is Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).