Speakers

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Lucia Ana Tomić (CROATIA) Director of compliance and management board suport at 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.

Alexandra Wrage (CANADA) Founder and President at TRACE International

Alexandra Wrage is the president of TRACE, an international non-profit business association working with companies to raise their anti-bribery compliance standards. She hosts the popular financial crime podcast: Bribe, Swindle or Steal. She is also the author of “Bribery and Extortion: Undermining Business, Governments and Security”, the editor of “How to Pay a Bribe” and the host of the compliance DVD “Toxic Transactions: Bribery, Extortion and the High Price of Bad Business”.

Ms. Wrage was a member of the failed FIFA Independent Governance Committee, and has served as Chair of the Women in International Regulatory Law (“WIRL”) Steering Committee, past chair of the American Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee, and a member of the Working Group for the United Nation’s Global Compact 10th Principle. She speaks frequently on topics of international law, anti-corruption initiatives and the hidden costs of corruption.

Ms. Wrage was named one of nine “Canadians Changing the World” by the Toronto Globe and Mail and one of Maryland’s “Most Admired CEOs” and was given the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Compliance Industry” by Women in Compliance. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Wrage, a Canadian, studied law at King’s College, Cambridge University.

Specialties: Anti-bribery compliance, benchmarking, auditing and risk assessments.

Arnaldo Bernardi (ITALY) Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Arnaldo is an associate in the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group of the New York-based law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Arnaldo mostly advises clients on matters involving anti-corruption compliance and white-collar crimes. In connection with his anti-corruption work, Arnaldo’s assistance to clients includes the design and implementation of compliance programs, conducting third-party due diligence reviews and internal investigations, as well as assessing risks under international and national frameworks. Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Arnaldo worked in the Milan, New York and Paris offices of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP. Arnaldo graduated with highest honors from the University of Milan, and pursued an LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration at the New York University School of Law. Arnaldo is admitted to practice in Paris, New York, and Milan.

Irena Kajganić (CROATIA) Compliance Officer Adriatic region at Siemens

Irena is Compliance expert with more than 10 years of experience at Siemens. In her advisory role she supports business management to meet its responsibilities for compliance and strengthen the culture of integrity. Her focus is third party due diligence and audit, risk assessment, internal communication and training. Her special area of interest is Competition law.

Irena’s goal is to further intensify cooperation between advisory function of Compliance and Business as well as join forces with external players to support fair competition through Integrity initiatives.

Irena graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of law and passed Croatian Bar Exam. Before joining Siemens, she worked as in house counsel and from 2015 to 2017 Irena was a member of ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption.

Philippe Montigny (FRANCE) President of the ETHIC Intelligence Certification Committee

Philippe Montigny is Chairman of the ETHIC Intelligence Certification Committee and CEO of ETHIC Intelligence, an Anti-corruption certification agency. He has over 15 years’ experience on anti-corruption compliance issues. Philippe is a former member of the Office of the Secretary-General of the OECD where he was involved in the ministerial negotiations that led to the OECD Anti-corruption Convention in 1997. He founded ETHIC Intelligence in 2001 which became in 2006 the first anti-corruption Certification Agency. He participated to the drafting of both ISO 19600 (on compliance) and ISO 37001 (on Anti-Bribery) and served as an ISO liaison Officer for the two standards. He is also President of the anti-corruption Commission of the French Council of Foreign Investors in Africa (CIAN) and member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He lectures at the University of Paris-Cergy Law School.

As a field officer for the UNHCR in Bosnia in 1993, he negotiated transfers of refugees with Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian officials on the frontlines while ensuring that ceasefires were respected and that roads used were free from anti-personnel mines. He initiated the “Paris Declaration for Peace and Democracy”, that was signed in 1994 by personalities of all parties involved in the conflict.

Vuk Vuković (CROATIA) CEO at Oraclum Intelligence Systems

Vuk Vuković is the CEO and co-founder of Oraclum Intelligence Systems Ltd, a Cambridge-based company that uses the power of social networks, machine learning, and big data to predict election outcomes and uncover patterns of consumer behavior. In addition to his role at Oraclum he is completing a DPhil in Politics at the University of Oxford, Pembroke College. He holds a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics, in the field of political economy.

Vuk’s research interest are primarily focused on corruption and how the logic of collective action and the logic of political power shape economic outcomes. In his PhD thesis he looks at local corruption in Croatian cities and municipalities and how the interaction of political power and rent-seeking firms enables politicians to stay in power for long periods of time. He also observes the effect of elite networks, the connections and interactions between politics and special interests, on the allocation of bailouts to US banks during the crisis, and on top executive compensation in the US and the UK.

Biljana Cerin (CROATIA) Director at Ostendo Consulting

Biljana is director of Ostendo Consulting, a company founded 2011 in London, UK and Zagreb, Croatia, where she’s responsible for providing information security and risk management, IT governance, audit and compliance related services for clients operating in complex, highly regulated environments. Her current focus is helping companies align with GDPR requirements.

She serves as a president of the (ISC)2 Croatia Chapter since November 2014., in (ISC)2 Scholarships Committees, (ISC)2 Chapter Governance Committee, and was a member of the Program Task Force for the ISACA EuroCACS/ISRM conferences in 2011., 2012. and 2013.

In August 2017. Biljana was elected to serve on the (ISC)2 Board of Directors, starting from January 2018.

Biljana was selected in “Top 50 Women in ICT in Croatia” in 2016.

In 2015., as a result of extensive experience and knowledge in information security and compliance, Biljana’s team have designed an innovative solution for electronic delivery of payment card PINs, which was selected by the largest Swiss UBS Bank as one of the regional finalist of the global Fintech “Future of Finance Challenge”. This is now PINswift, operating as an Ostendo Consulting’s brand specialized for Fintech solutions.

Giovanna Feres Crotti (BRASIL) 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.

Hristo Moutafchiyski (BULGARIA) 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.

Miloš Bogdanović (SERBIA) Head of Compliance Coordination and Operational Unit, Compliance Department at UniCredit Bank Serbia

Miloš currently holds the position of Head of Compliance Coordination and Operational Unit within UniCredit Bank Serbia’s Compliance Department. He joined UniCredit 5 years ago from international law firm Moravčević, Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr. Under his responsibility, his team manages on day-to-day bases topics deriving for several compliance relevant areas such as: Antitrust, Anti-bribery and anti-corruption, Privacy/GDPR, Banking Secrecy, Capital Markets, Conflicts of Interest, etc. On top of this, Miloš is bank’s internal trainer for more than 3 years, presenting various compliance relevant topics. Miloš is also appointed as Anti-corruption Officer and he is leading the Antitrust Team within UniCredit Bank Serbia JSC. Miloš was born and lives in Belgrade, where he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.

Eric Ben-Artzi (ISRAEL) Partner at J&B Consulting

Eric Ben-Artzi holds a PhD in mathematics from NYU, specializing in quantitative risk and valuation models. He worked for major Wall Street firms such as Goldman Sachs as well as small fin-tech startups. Eric worked in roles ranging from trader and structurer to VP risk. Today Eric is a partner at J&B, where he helps companies develop innovative solutions for risk, with an emphasis on financial technologies. Eric teaches finance at Israel’s prestigious Technion Institute.

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).

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Zorislav Antun Petrović (CROATIA) Project coordinator @ Institute for culture and ethics

Zorislav has over 15 years of relevant working experience in a field of fight against corruption. From 2002–2010 he was President of Transparency International Croatia. He was also a member of the working group which drafted National Anticorruption Strategy in Croatia, member of Ethics Commission and member of Croatian Parliament – Commission for Conflict of Interest.

Tomislava Pribanić (CROATIA) Country Compliance Head Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina at Novartis

Tomislava currently holds the role of Country Compliance Head, covering Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina at Novartis, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

In this role Tomislava supports and provides guidanceto the local organization regarding internal and external policies and regulations; is responsible for trainings and raising of awareness to bring the culture of the company to the highest level. One of the important tasks of the role is to partner closely with business leadership and other functions to lead the compliance risk management process and to identify and manage risks in manner that drives the business forward to best serve patients.

Tomislava is actively engaged in local EFPIA association (IF!) as a lead in the Ethics & Compliance Task Force to shape and influence the environment, and identify emerging trends/best practices.

Tomislava lives in Zagreb and holds a degree from Zagreb School of Economics and Management and is staring her MBA studies in September.