Meet our speakers

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


Guendalina Dondé is Head of Research at the Institute of Business Ethics in London. She writes, researches and speaks on a range of business ethics topics for the IBE. She is the main author of the IBE 2018 Ethics at Work: survey of employees reports and author of the IBE Corporate Ethics Policies and Programmes: 2016 UK and Continental Europe survey. She co-authored of the 2017 IBE Setting the Tone: a New Zealand perspective on ethical business leadership; the 2017 TEI & IBE Ethics and Compliance Handbook; the 2016 IBE Codes of Business Ethics: examples of good practice and of the French and Italian editions of the 2015 IBE Ethics at Work: 2015 survey of employees. Before joining the IBE, she collaborated with the inter-university centre for business ethics and corporate social responsibility EconomEtica in developing the code of ethics for the Italian Association of Management Consultants and worked for CSR Europe, a European CSR Business Network based in Brussels. She holds a master’s degree in Business Ethics and CSR from the University of Trento in Italy. She is also responsible for advising organisations on corporate codes of ethics and policies, as well as other aspects of their ethics programmes, benchmarking them against other organisations. She collaborated in the development and delivered corporate ethics training to different audiences.

Matus Levocky (SLOVAKIA) Compliance Advisor @ BUREAU VAN DIJK

Matus is responsible for Compliance & risk related topics in the CEE region within Bureau van Dijk`s office in Bratislava with focus on banks and financial institution. He is experienced in AML, KYC, CTF procedures, client onboarding, risk assessment, fraud investigation, background check from the data point of view. Helping costumers to navigate in the complex ownership structures, adjust to regulation like 4th AML directive and assist in informed risk taking. Matus is former SAP consultant and a graduate of University of Economics in Bratislava and Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg.

Ingrid Matos (SPAIN) Chief Compliance Officer @ QGMI

Ingrid is an outstanding leader with over 15 years of experience in international law and compliance for global corporations. She works with corporate leadership and teams on the ground to align operation with international standards. She currently serve as the Chief Compliance Officer at QGMI Construcciones e Infraestructuras Globales S.L., a major civil engineering firm and she has overseen the establishment of compliance programs in more than 15 countries, including Spain, the UK, Brazil, and more. She’s well-recognized in her field, having attended numerous academic and professional compliance conferences around the world. She’s also a Certified International Compliance Professional, recognized by the International Compliance Association (ICA) and Society of Corporate, Compliance and Ethics (SCCE-USA). Ingrid is a certified attorney with an LLM in Financial and Capital Market Law. She also have an executive MBA from INSPER in Brazil. Also, she was selected to participate in the Executive Training Program at Harvard University, studying Risk Management for Corporate Leaders. She believe in constantly improving personal and team performance through ongoing professional development.

Alina Tatarenko (COUNCIL OF EUROPE) Head of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance

Ms. Alina Tatarenko is Head of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, in Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe (CoE) in Strasbourg. Ms. Tatarenko has been working for the CoE for over 10 years and she is currently responsible for a number of projects providing policy advice on decentralisation, public administration, and local government reforms to the CoE member states, as well as for capacity-building projects for local authorities and their associations in Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Poland, Estonia, Ukraine, Croatia, and other countries. Her areas of expertise include decentralisation and territorial reforms, public ethics, good governance, leadership, inter-municipal, cross-border, and city-to-city cooperation. Ms. Tatarenko has earned University degrees from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (UKMA, Ukraine), Central European University (CEU, Budapest, Hungary) and London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, United Kingdom).

Rene Villemure (CANADA) / TBC 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.

Giovanna Feres Crotti (BRASIL) / Second best speaker 2018 Compliance and Data Protection Consultant @ WeEthic

Giovanna Feres Crotti is a lawyer specialized in Corporate Law by FGV Law in Brazil and in Data Protection by Lisbon University in Portugal. Also, she is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP-I). She worked for several 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 a Compliance Professional for all Latin America. Recently, she started her own Compliance and Data Protection Consultancy Firm (WeEthic), where she gives support to businesses in the implementation of robust compliance programs, including risk assessments, trainings, third-party assessments, and others. As well as giving consulting services regarding the compliance to Data Protection Laws.

Pierre Simon (NETHERLANDS) Founder and Principal Consultant @ 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 @ 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.

Andrej Kovacik (SLOVAKIA) Compliance Team Leader @ BUREAU VAN DIJK

Andrej is responsible for managing Compliance team and products within Bureau van Dijk`s office in CEE. He is experienced in providing data solutions for third-party due diligence, AML/CTF, client on-boarding process, portfolio sanctions screening and compliance monitoring. Effective due diligence and external data utilization into compliance programs are the main focuses as well as data implementation of regulatory requirements related to AML directives and anti-corruption acts. Andrej is a member of International Compliance Association and BvD Compliance Global Practice Group and has the Advance Certificate in Practical Customer Due Diligence as well as AML from ICA.

Pauline Bailly (FRANCE) Head of Anti-Corruption Certification @ ETHIC INTELLIGENCE

Puline Bailly is Head of Anti-Corruption Certification in ETHIC Intelligence the world’s leading anti-corruption certification agency. Pauline is in charge ofcoordinating certification projects, managing the certification team, as well as organizing and delivering auditors’ trainings all over the world. Before joining ETHIC Intelligence, Pauline worked at the French Red Cross. She was in charge ofcorporate partnership and fundraising and focused on CSR compliance of major partners.

Penny Milner-Smyth (SOUTH AFRICA) Director @ ETHICALWAYS

Penny weaves together the three distinct strands of her career to bring audiences evidence-based insights into the effective promotion of ethical behaviour in the workplace. Author of the International Compliance Association’s Specialist Certificate Programme in International Anti-Corruption, Penny holds an MA in Neuropsychology, and spent 30 years as an in-house HR executive. Today she is Director of Ethicalways, a South African-based consultancy that provides advisory and training services to organisations seeking to create a culture of integrity and achieve anti-corruption compliance. She helps build high-engagement, values-based, ethical workplace cultures. She works as partner of in-house HR practitioners, compliance specialists and executive teams, she support and supplement their strategies, lending specialist insights and third-party credibility to their objectives.