2018 Award Judges

If you would like to become a judge, please send an email to Anisa Choudhary at a.choudhary@c5-online.com

C5’s Women in Compliance Awards are the first industry awards to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in the regulatory compliance industry and the judging panel reflects and amplifies the importance of this exclusive award ceremony. The judges are people of influence, senior professionals within the UK, European & Global compliance and regulatory sector: decision makers at leading multinationals, private practice law firms, global consultancies and advisors, each one a thought leaders, and industry experts.

Don  HughesSofia HalfmannGwen-Romackjacqueline barrettLisa-Beth-LentiniElizabeth-RobertsonShara-GalvinsUto-UkpanahAyotola-JagunBapsy-DasturJudith-AkinoshoKarli-DenierMartins-OgboluMatthew-TurnerMichaela-AhlbergPaul-FriedmanRobertson-ParkAnny-TubbsElizabeth-Wilks-WoodJudy-KriegMichelle-WagnerSuhana-Selamat

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Don Hughes – Vice President and EMEA General Counsel, Hitachi Data Systems

Don Hughes has been Vice President and EMEA General Counsel of Hitachi Data Systems since 2008 and has responsibility for legal affairs in the EMEA region and for managing the company’s team of lawyers in Europe, Russia and Africa.

Prior to Hitachi Don was Deputy Head of Legal at Cable & Wireless which he joined in 2002 from Clifford Chance.

Hitachi Data Systems’ legal and compliance department was named second runner up for TMT Legal Team of the Year at the 2015 Lawyer Awards and was named as both European Regulatory Team and Global Regulatory Team of the Year at the ILO and ACC Awards in 2014.

 

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Sofia Halfmann

Dr. Sofia Halfmann – Vice President and Head of Compliance Office, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight

Dr. Sofia Halfmann is Vice President and Head of Compliance Office DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. She joined DPDHL in November 2013 taking over responsibility for DHL’s Global Forwarding, Freight worldwide compliance program including establishment and implementation of compliance policies and processes, risk assessments, training, communication, performance of investigations as well as monitoring and auditing activities.
Sofia came to DHL from the Global Headquarters of Bayer, where she held the position of Head of Group Compliance Office and Compliance Officer establishing and managing worldwide compliance programs, implementing processes and solutions, handling international investigations and benefitting the business in regards to the commercial aspect of compliance. Prior to this position she worked for various law firms and pharmaceutical companies at headquarters’ and country operations’ level gaining extensive international experience and knowledge in the compliance area.
Sofia is a lawyer by profession with over 19 years of experience in practicing law. She holds a law degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and a doctorate in law from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. She also attended the Health Care Compliance Certification Program at the Seton Hall Law School. Sofia is a member of the Pharmaceutical Compliance Forum (PCF), a founding member of the European chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) and member of the Munich Bar Association. She is an active contributor to industry boards as well as speaker at conferences and workshops on Compliance & Ethics.

 

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Gwen Romack, CCEP®, PMP®, SSGB® – Senior Director, Ethics & Compliance, VMware

Gwen Romack is the Senior Director of Ethics & Compliance for VMware. This includes the development and oversight of of policies, training programs, communication and awareness campaigns, process controls, risk mitigation, risk analysis, as well as support of employee misconduct investigations, industry benchmarking, government inquiries, and employee consultations.

Gwen has also held previous leadership roles across several of HP’s major organizations including Global Ethics & Compliance, U.S. Public Sector Compliance, Anti-Corruption, HP Services, Enterprise Solutions, Operations, U.S. Public Sector Sales, and Sales Operations. Those roles included a variety of responsibilities including business planning and strategy, process improvement, chief of staff, audit management, quote to cash, international business, complex global program management, operations, product solutions, mergers/acquisitions, and compliance. This breadth and depth of experience provides Gwen with the important ability to think strategically, design practically and act effectively.

Gwen holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in Information Technology and Management. Additionally, Gwen holds active CCEP®, PMP® and Six Sigma Green Belt certifications. She is passionate about developing individuals and high-performing teams, employee engagement, and delivering results that exceed expectations. Gwen gives time back to the community via pro-bono programs and previously as Chair of the Frederick County Ethics Commission.

 

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Jacqueline Conway – Group Risk & Compliance Director, Vodafone

Jacqueline is the Group Risk & Compliance Director at Vodafone, reporting to the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary. Jacqueline has worked at Vodafone for a total of 12 years, with 5 years in her current role. Jacqueline is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management as well as Vodafone’s global compliance programme, which covers the Code of Conduct and Speak Up. Within her compliance role, she also has vertical responsibility for competition law, anti-bribery and privacy. Jacqueline also heads the Corporate Secretariat team.

 

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LISA BETH LENTINI – Assistant General Counsel, Deluxe Corporation

Lisa Beth Lentini is currently the Assistant General Counsel, Compliance at Deluxe Corporation. Her previous positions included Vice President of Global Compliance for Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), a global travel management company present in over 150 countries and territories and Senior Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Best Buy Co., Inc. Ms. Lentini also served with US Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, DC, in the Divisions of Corporation Finance and Enforcement.

Ms. Lentini has a B.A. degree from Lawrence University, a J.D./M.B.A. degree from Tulane University and a L.L.M. specializing in securities and financial regulation from Georgetown University School of Law.

Ms. Lentini’s career includes experience with a federal regulator, a Fortune 50 company and a private corporation as well as serving on the board of directors for 3 non-profits. She has built world class compliance programs and received numerous nominations and awards in corporate governance and compliance, including winning the Corporate governance team of the year (large-cap)for Best Buy from Corporate Secretary Magazine 2010, the prestigious Rising Star in Corporate Governance Award from the Yale Millstein Center in 2011, the shortlisting of CWT for Best Compliance Program in 2015 and 2016 with the Women in Compliance Awards and a shortlisting as Compliance Officer of the Year in 2016 with the Women in Compliance Awards. Ms. Lentini speaks regularly in international venues on topics such as the corporate secretarial function, corporate governance and compliance matters.

 

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Elizabeth Robertson – Partner, Skadden

Elizabeth Robertson is a partner in Skadden’s Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime practice, based in London.

Ms. Robertson has more than 20 years of experience advising on multijurisdictional white collar crime cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering, and on internal investigations. She regularly represents clients facing prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and other regulatory agencies around the globe.

Ms. Robertson is ranked in the top tier in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and was included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 in 2013, a feature on the most influential people in the U.K. legal sector. Chambers UK describes her as “…just fantastic. She has an exceptionally good touch with clients… She is the real deal.

Her representations, prior to joining Skadden, include:

  • advising a large multinational company that provides services to the government in relation to alleged improper distribution of profits; advising on SFO and City of London Police investigations into the company; and advising its subsidiary on the U.K. Bribery Act;
  • compliance advice for a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund in connection with anti-money laundering and anti-corruption policies;
  • compliance advice for a Canadian-listed mining business operating in Europe relating to whistleblowing, data protection and anti-corruption procedures;
    conducting internal investigations for an international broker in connection with allegations of corruption and fraud;
  • advising a major newspaper in connection with investigation into bribing public officials (Operation Elveden) and phone hacking (Operation Weeting);
    representing the Pakistani Cricket Board and the Pakistani cricketers in connection with the Metropolitan Police investigation into spot fixing and Mohammad Asif in relation to the disciplinary investigation by the International Cricket Council;
  • pro bono work for a leading charity that campaigns to separate political power from mineral wealth;
  • advising media organisations in connection with the “Diana” inquiry and the Leveson Inquiry into the Media, Culture and Ethics;
  • advising a financial institution following a thematic review by the Financial Services Authority;
  • successfully defending enforcement action in connection with breaches of FSA rules relating to the conduct of mortgage business as well as the FSA’s principles for business; and
    defending FSA enforcement action in relation to insider trading, market abuse and LIBOR cases.

 

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Shara Galvin – EMEA Trade Compliance Manager, Bloomberg L.P.

Shara has over 30 years’ experience in Customs and International Trade within Government, Industry, Consultancy and the Banking sectors.  She is currently responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable trade laws/ regulations in the countries in which Bloomberg does business.  The role involves working with Government agencies and regulators in the EMEA region as well as contributing to Bloomberg’s global trade compliance and logistics strategy.

During her career, Shara has worked with Cranfield University on supply chain thought leadership initiatives such as the integrated physical and financial supply chain as well as delivering keynote speeches at global conferences.  She continues to work with the UK Government on Trade related matters as well as taking an active role in the company’s diversity & inclusion agenda.

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Uto Ukpanah – Company Secretary, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited

Uto Ukpanah is the Company Secretary of MTN Nigeria Communications Limited, a member of the MTN Group with footprints in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East. Prior to joining MTN, she was the Assistant Company Secretary of United Bank for Africa Plc.

Her professional experience is wide and diverse. A Fellow and Member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, Uto has been involved in the development of various corporate governance and ethics related codes having served as a member of the following bodies amongst others:

  • Steering Committee on the National Codes of Corporate Governance for the Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors in Nigeria (2013 to date)
  • United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Task Force on Sport Sponsorship and Sport Related Hospitality which prepared Fighting Corruption in Sport Sponsorship and Hospitality: A Practical Guide for Companies in 2014
  • UNGC Task Force on the 10th principle (Anti-Corruption) and Steering Committee of the Nigeria Local Network
  • Securities & Exchange Commission’s Committee on Corporate Governance which prepared the current Code of Corporate Governance for Public Companies in Nigeria

Uto is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association as well as the Ethics & Compliance Officers Association, USA.
In addition she devotes time to Women and Youth Empowerment initiatives.

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Ayotola Jagun – Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary, Oando Plc

Ms Jagun, is the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer and Company Secretary of Oando Plc, having joined the Company in September 2011. She is an experienced legal professional with over two decades of legal, compliance and corporate governance experience gained across several jurisdictions including the UK, Bermuda and Nigeria managing complex cross-border corporate transactions, compliance and corporate governance matters.

Ms. Jagun has a passion for anti-corruption compliance and Corporate Governance. She was co-chair of the 10th Principle Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and is a member of the UNGC Local Network Steering Committee (Nigeria) and a director of the Clean Business Practice Initiative (CBPI) in Nigeria. She speaks regularly on Anti-corruption and Corporate Governance at local and international conferences and lectures on Compliance & Risk at the Lagos Business School.

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Bapsy Dastur – General Counsel & Chief Legal Officer, Stolt-Nielsen

Prior to joining Stolt‑Nielsen, she was the General Counsel, Head – Legal & Integrity for India, Middle East, and Africa at Asea Brown Boveri (ABB). She has extensive global experience in legal, compliance and regulatory matters for the Energy, Oil & Gas, Shipping, Logistics and the Financial Services sectors. Bapsy has held several positions in General Electric USA (GE) including as the Senior Regional Counsel – Africa, India & Middle East for the Infrastructure Energy business of General Electric International and General Counsel – South East Asia, Australia & India for the Structured Finance Group in GE Capital. Before joining GE in the Middle East, Bapsy was the Head- Legal, Operating Risk, Compliance & Treasury Support for the Grindlays Bank for the India Region. She qualified as a Solicitor from England and Wales and holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Economics and also a Bachelors Degree in Law.

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Judith Akinosho – Divisional Compliance Officer, EMEA region, S & P Global Platts

Judith Akinosho is the Divisional Compliance Officer, EMEA region at S & P Global Platts. Platts, a division of S& P Global, is a leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodity and energy markets.

Prior to her current role, Judith has held senior compliance positions at various energy market leaders including GE Oil & Gas (BHGE: NYSE), Wood Group PLC (WG: LSE), and Superior Energy Services (SPN: NYSE).

With broad experience managing compliance risks within the highly regulated oil and gas industry, Judith’s work includes transactional experience of all aspects of the 6 principles of the UK Bribery Act, driving compliance integration of a $1.3bn acquisition, and acting as company representative before economic sanctions national competent authority.

Judith, a qualified solicitor, started her career as a corporate associate with the firm of Streamsowers & Kohn, where she represented multinationals in connection with new market entry due diligence, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions.She holds an LLM in Information Technology and Intellectual Property law from the Aberdeen Business School and regularly speaks in a number of national and international forums.

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Karli Denier – Head of Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global Compliance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Karli Denier is the Head of Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Global Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Karli is an experienced financial crime and financial services litigation and regulatory investigations lawyer. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Karli was the Global Head of Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption at Deutsche Bank, she also worked in the global investigations and financial services litigation practice of a magic circle law firm for numerous years and spent time in the Enforcement Division of two financial services regulators.

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Martins Ogbolu  – Group Executive Head (International markets) Anti-corruption; Risk and Compliance, Vodacom Group South Africa

Martins Ogbolu was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 as a legal practitioner and practiced as an attorney in Nigeria’s foremost legal firm Babalakin & Company; from 1991 to 2003. Having gained a wealth of experience in legal practice and advocacy, he transited into telecommunications space taking advantage of the introduction of mobile telecommunication in Nigeria by joining Econet Wireless Nigeria (now Airtel) in 2003 as Manager Legal Services. He was subsequently promoted to Head of Division to take charge of Legal Risk Management; Site Acquisition; Compliance and Company Secretary to the board.

After 5 years he was head-hunted by Etisalat Mobile Telecommunications, (a middle Eastern telecommunications company) to assist in the start-up of its newly acquired Mobile License in Nigeria as Director Legal Services and Chief Compliance Officer. He set up the legal services department and established the Compliance programme in the company from scratch, which he headed until he was again head hunted by Vodacom Group South Africa in 2009. At Vodacom Group he set up the Compliance programme in Nigeria; Ghana; Cote D’Ivoire; Sierra Leone; Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo and currently oversees those regions and ensures compliance within the operations.

Martins Ogbolu has spoken on on various Ethics and Compliance subjects at many international and regional conferences and seminars including the prestigious Lagos Business School. He is a Certified Ethics Officer by the Ethics Institute of South Africa, a member of the Institute of Directors and the Corporate Governance Society of Nigeia. In recognition of his achievements he was appointed by the Nigerian Communications Commission as an advisory member of Nigeria Communications Commission Working Group to Draft the Code of Corporate Governance for the Telecommunications Sector in Nigeria. He is currently employed as Group Executive Head; Risk and Compliance (International) Vodacom Group South Africa.

He lives in South Africa and is happily married with four lovely children.

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Matthew Turner – Head of Business Conduct Compliance, BAE Systems Plc

In his role at BAE Systems Plc Matthew has management responsibility for the Business Conduct Compliance team within Group Compliance providing anti-bribery and corruption advice for the non-US managed businesses and functions within BAE Systems. Amongst other things Matthew is responsible for the principle ABC and Offset policies and procedures providing advice and assistance to manage legal and reputational risk in relation to the company’s activities around the world.

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Michaela Ahlberg – Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Telia Company

Michaela Ahlberg worked as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at the Swedish telecom operator, Telia Company (formerly TeliaSonera) since September 1st, 2013. Her task was to drive change, establish an Ethics & Compliance office, implement an effective AntiBribery-Corruption “ABC” program and to support the company in a period of media and prosecutor attention on alleged corruption. She then built a team of 17 E&C Officers and 7 E&C liaisons, including a Special Investigations office, introduced and implemented an anti-bribery corruption compliance program to match the highest standards of effectiveness and adequacy. During 2014-2017, she has together with the Telia Company legal team negotiated for a DPA with the DOJ/SEC in the US and the Dutch and Swedish prosecutors, where her focus and responsibility has been the Telia Company ABC program. She has received very positive feedback on the remediation efforts and the ABC program as well as her dedication to the E&C profession. The DPA is delayed, but now anticipated during fall 2017.

Michaela has some thirty years of international experience working as a legal and general counsel in both privately held and publically traded companies. During the past ten years, her focus has been entirely on Ethics & Compliance and she is especially knowledgeable and experienced in anti-bribery corruption work.

Before joining Telia Company, she worked as Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Volvo Cars mainly focusing on their rapid expansion in China. She spent 5 years with Nokia Siemens Networks as head of legal & compliance for Middle East Africa and subsequently North America.

Michaela was shortlisted for “Women in Compliance of the year 2017 award, CECO EMEA category” and lectures frequently in topics of ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility
Michaela currently lives in Stockholm and is at present writing a handbook on ethics and compliance.

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Paul T. Friedman – Managing Partner, Europe, Morrison & Foerster

Paul Friedman is an antitrust, white collar and securities litigator and heads law firm Morrison & Foerster’s global compliance practice. He has over 34 years of experience with cross-border disputes, investigations and compliance and specializes in government as well as internal investigations. Mr Friedman is also Morrison & Foerster’s Managing Partner for Europe.

Mr. Friedman specializes in disputes and investigations focused on corruption issues, alleged price-fixing by cartels, and other significant compliance issues. He frequently represents clients in government enforcement proceedings and investigations, and has deep expertise in issues involving the U.S.’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption laws. He is a frequent speaker on the FCPA, cross-border litigation and internal investigations. Businesses across a wide range of industries also regularly seek his advice to mitigate business risk, perform transactional due diligence and conduct risk assessments across EMEA, the Americas and Asia.

Mr. Friedman has conducted cross-border investigations across the globe, including in some of the most challenging markets in EMEA, Asia, and Latin America. His experience spans a broad range of industries, including technology, consumer products, energy, entertainment/media, financial services, technology and transportation. He has represented a wide range of companies, including many Japanese companies, some of the largest global companies, audit and special committees, individual directors and officers, venture capital firms, investment banks, and law firms.

Mr. Friedman can be found on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paultfriedman

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Robertson Park  – Partner, Murphy & McGonigle

Robertson Park is a Shareholder with Murphy and McGonigle in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Park is the founding member of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Compliance Counseling Group. Mr. Park joined the firm following twenty years of service in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, where he was an Assistant Chief and recipient of the highest departmental award — the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service. Mr. Park’s practice emphasizes white-collar criminal matters, internal corporate investigations, and compliance counseling. Mr. Park represents individual and corporate clients in internal investigations and response to government investigations, and provides corporate clients tailored compliance program reviews and services.

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Anny Tubbs – Chief Business Integrity Officer, Unilever

Anny joined Unilever’s Legal Group in September 2008, initially as European Competition Counsel. She became Unilever’s first global General Counsel, Competition in 2012.

Her appointment to her current role in 2015 reflected a change to Unilever’s organizational design to support its ambitions for a world class approach to business integrity. Unilever’s internal business integrity programme is based on its longstanding Code of Business Principles. Through its third party compliance programme, Unilever also seeks to ensure that its business partners meet the same high standards, notably when it comes to fighting corruption and upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Anny holds law degrees from King’s College London and Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). She began her career with Slaughter and May, where she qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and specialized in EU Competition law. She gained regulatory experience in Brussels at the EFTA Surveillance Authority as Deputy Director for Competition, before returning to Slaughter and May as Senior Associate (2004-2008). Anny tutored mature law students for several years on the Open University’s distance learning LLB programme.

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Elizabeth Wilks-Wood

Elizabeth Wilks-Wood – Compliance Director, Ritz Hotel Casino Limited

Elizabeth is a barrister by training, who started her legal career in Ofcom and then the European Commission. She has almost 20 years’ experience advising companies in the UK and internationally. Elizabeth has worked for incumbent operators (such as BT) as well as new entrants (including du and Digicel – mobile companies in Dubai and the Caribbean respectively).

Elizabeth was promoted to become Group Compliance Director of Royal Mail plc in 2014 and in 2017, was awarded “In House Compliance Team of the Year” by Women in Compliance. In 2017, Elizabeth became the Compliance Director and Company Secretary for the Ritz Hotel Casino Limited.

Elizabeth is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, and created Royal Mail’s Diversity Council, which sets the strategic agenda for inclusion across the organisation. She has been a guest speaker at various diversity events, especially those focusing on empowering junior BAME employees and women to achieve their full potential.

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Judy Krieg – Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Judy is a partner with Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP in the London office and is the firm’s compliance and corporate governance practice leader. Judy is a dual UK/US qualified lawyer who has handled bribery, corruption and financial crime issues from three perspectives: as a Chief Compliance Officer at companies involved in financial crime proceedings (DOJ, SEC, SFO and FCA), as a regulator at the Financial Services Authority and as a senior lawyer in private practice in the US and UK. Judy was the first Chief Compliance Officer at Rolls-Royce plc and was in role when the current DOJ and SFO investigation was publicly announced. She led the risk and compliance group at Willis, was a Regional Compliance Attorney for Microsoft (covering Europe, Russia and CIS) and a Deputy General Counsel at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (before and during the D&O claim related to the securities class action lawsuits and SEC investigation). She has investigated issues involving more than 70 countries and numerous industries (including financial services, defence, aerospace, energy, oil & gas, marine, pharmaceutical, and mining). Judy’s hands-on experience results in practical advice on the design, implementation and monitoring of compliance programmes.

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Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner – Asia Pacific Compliance Lead, Johnson & Johnson

As Compliance Lead for the Medical Devices business of Johnson & Johnson in Asia Pacific, Michelle is responsible for ensuring that the companies of Johnson & Johnson comply with laws, company policies, and industry standards related to anticorruption, the promotion and marketing of health care products and services, and interactions with health care professionals and/or government officials. Michelle also have responsibility for talent development and resources in Compliance across all of the Johnson & Johnson businesses in Asia Pacific.

Michelle has been working in the healthcare industry with Johnson & Johnson for 13 years.

Prior to joining J&J, Michelle gained valuable compliance experience at the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney and the Securities Investment Board in London and as a chartered accountant for KPMG and Ernst & Young in Sydney.

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Suhana Selamat – Director, Managing Director’s Office, Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Suhana is the Chief Risk Officer of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (“Khazanah”) and is a member of the organisation’s Senior Leadership Team. She sits on the Board of Trustees of the World Wide Fund for Nature-Malaysia, serving as their Honorary Legal Advisor, and also represents Khazanah at the working committee of the Institutional Investor Council Malaysia

She was previously a Director in Khazanah’s Investments Division where she established and led the Investments Compliance Unit, working with investment teams covering various industrial sectors and geographies, sited in offices in Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Istanbul, London, Mumbai, Penang and San Francisco.

Suhana’s career of 20+ years began in legal practice, having read law at the London School of Economics. She has had experience as in-house counsel in a commercial bank, a regulator in the bond market, and a compliance officer in the equities market.

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Susan Morley – Director, Morley Consulting Training Limited

Susan began her career in international trade working as a freight forwarder gaining the Killick Martin trophy for the highest marks that year in what were then the Institute of Freight Professionals exams, becoming a Fellow of the Institute. Susan has been a Chartered Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) for many years and is Chairman of the CILT Customs and International Trade Compliance Forum. Susan also represents CILT on the main HMRC JCCC, the BREXIT subgroup, the Customs Change Group, the Self-Assessment Group and the Home Office International Freight Group (Border Force). This places her at the forefront of BREXIT discussions.

Susan gained her Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) from Kingston University and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College.
In her spare time Susan has also gained the Licentiate in Music Teaching from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama for both the viola and piano and continues to teach music and to play with a variety of semi-professional orchestras.

Susan has over 35 years practical experience of all aspects of international trade including freight forwarding, operational logistics, warehousing, air, sea and road transport, export and import licensing, customs planning and tax management across a broad spectrum of industries, having worked for Unilever, RTZ Borax, BT, O2, Xansa and Asprey, the British Luxury Brand. Susan is now Director of Morley Consulting Training Limited offering practical and pragmatic training and consultancy in all aspects of export, import, customs and compliance.

Susan has managed the import and export of a wide range of disparate commodities such as frozen foods, perfume, chemicals, heavy machinery, telephony, satellite and computer equipment and luxury goods including fine jewellery such as diamond necklaces, exotics such as alligator skin handbags, fashion, shotguns and sterling silver trophies.

Her roles have always included strategy, consultancy and training as well as operational worldwide import and export utilising the full range of customs procedures. Inherent in these roles has been the need for commercial control, financial planning, global customs and licensing compliance, management of diverse supply chains and of course providing the ultimate level of customer service.

In keeping with this background Susan has been successfully designing and delivering practical and pragmatic, reality driven training courses and speaking at conferences for over 20 years. She firmly believes that the dissemination of knowledge facilitates and encourages an expansion of international trade, turning it from a subject to be feared to an interesting and profitable business strategy for any size company.

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Sarah Wallace- Partner and Head Regulatory & Criminal Investigations, Irwin Mitchell

Sarah Wallace heads Irwin Mitchell’s Regulatory & Criminal Investigations team in London. Described in recent legal directories “She gets to the essence of what matters early on and, importantly, she can see what advice that a client should get early on – which are the cases to negotiate and which are the ones to fight hard.” – Chambers & Partners, 2017″​.

Sarah’s practice includes advising on compliance and contentious issues relating to financial services, money laundering, bribery, corruption, sanctions and fraud; advice on internal investigations; advising companies, officers and employees in relation to investigation and enforcement actions by the UK’s SFO, FCA, CPS, HMRC, HSE, EA, ICO, BEIS and other law enforcement and professional disciplinary regulators.

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Natalia G. Shehadeh- Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Weatherford

Natalia G. Shehadeh is the Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Weatherford. In this role she leads a global team of lawyers, forensic accountants and compliance professionals
responsible for daily ethics, anticorruption, antitrust, import, export, trade sanctions and boycott compliance in support of Weatherford’s global oil field service operations. She joined
Weatherford in August 2009 as Senior Counsel and Director of Trade Compliance from Shell Oil Company where she was Senior Counsel for Export Controls and Sanctions Compliance. Prior
to joining Shell in June 2007, Natalia was Counsel with the Washington D.C. office of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP where she advised domestic and multinational clients on export
controls, trade sanctions, antiboycott and anticorruption compliance matters.

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Maria Echeverria-Torres B. – Head of Legal & Compliance, Nokia West Europe

Masters of Law (LLM) from the IE Business School
J.D. Degree in Law
Admitted to Bar as a practicing attorney since 1993

Various legal in-house positions in Nokia, Nortel Networks, Hewlett Packard (formerly Electronic Data Systems) and General Motors, and legal attorney in private practice at Uria Menendez.
Maria has spent much of her career advising high tech and telecommunications companies on legal, governance and compliance topics. She started her career in private practice as legal attorney in the IP department at the prestigious law firm Uria Menendez. She joined Nokia in January 2010 where she serves the company in the position of Head Legal & Compliance West Europe market unit. In her current role Maria is responsible to lead a team of legal professionals based in different jurisdictions who are accountable to provide legal and compliance support to the business operations. She acts as advisor to the senior management team on legal, compliance and regulatory matters.

Prior to Nokia Maria has held various legal roles at General Motors, Hewlett Packard (formerly Electronic Data Systems) and Nortel Networks.
Maria holds a Master in Law from the IE Business School in Madrid and earned a graduate in Law from the University of Spain.

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Maria Rosa Molino – Director, Italy Head of Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance, HSBC

Maria Rosa Molino is an attorney at law, working in a British multinational banking group as Italy Head of Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crime Compliance
Maria Rosa has worked for more than 30 years in the banking and financial sector.
Since 2008 she has been working in the Compliance environment, including Anti Money Laudering, Investigations, Court Orders and AB&C.
She is Certified Auditor ISO 19600 on Compliance Management Systems and ISO 37001 on Anti-Bribery Management Systems.
She is strongly convinced that Compliance function has a key role in addressing – with concrete attitude – the ethical and cultural change of our entities ad companies toward a sustainable future. She is also convinced that women role in this inspiring context will be essential.

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Laurence Carey – Group Trade Control Manager, Procurement, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group

Laurence is a French native who has lived in the UK for the last 24 years. She studied law in France and in the UK. She has a French Master in International Commercial Law and a UK Master of Laws. Laurence has 16 years of experience in UK, EU and US export controls and trade sanctions. She has worked mainly within the Aerospace & Defence (A&D) Industry although as a consultant she had the opportunity to work for clients in other sectors including the Oil and Gas, Electronics and Nuclear sectors. After four years as an export control consultant for Deloitte, Laurence returned to Industry in April 2012, working for Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group, in the UK, as their Group Trade Control Manager. She is responsible for all aspects of export control and trade sanction matters, including the maintenance of an efficient internal compliance programme and the provision of strategic export control advice to the Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group. Laurence is a member of the Export Group for Aerospace, Defence and Dual Use (EGADD) and sits on various EGAD sub-committees working closely with Industry and the UK government on export control regulatory issues. In 2014 she was short-listed in two categories for the Women in Compliance Awards and in 2016 her team was voted Runner-Up of the World ECR Award – in the Export Controls Compliance team of the year – Europe category.

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Susannah Cogman – Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Susannah specialises in financial crime and related regulatory work. She has been ranked in band one for corporate crime in Chambers UK 2013-2017, described as having “extraordinary knowledge and ability”. Legal 500 2016-17 rank her as a Leading Individual, and Global Investigations Review named her in their list of “40 Under 40 – the world’s leading investigations specialists” in April 2014. As well as conducting internal investigations and advising on external investigations, Susannah advises on the preparation of anti-financial crime policies, procedures and training, and advises on criminal issues in the context of corporate transactions. She was appointed as one of the UK’s first anti-corruption monitors. Susannah speaks and publishes widely on AML, ABC and sanctions topics. She is a member of the ICC UK Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Committee, the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, and the CLLS Corporate Crime Committee. Susannah is a consultant editor of the Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime series.

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Carolyn Cherrett – Asia Compliance Leader, Supply Chain, GE Aviation

Carolyn Cherrett is the Asia Compliance Leader, Supply Chain for GE Aviation. Based in Singapore, Carolyn supports all of GE Aviation’s Supply Chain sites and Supply Chain Joint Venture’s in the Asia region. Her responsibilities in building and maintaining the regional compliance program include working with leaders to ensure a strong culture of compliance in their organisations, providing training and guidance and conducting and supervising compliance investigations.
Before locating to Singapore, Carolyn was the Asia Pacific Compliance Leader for GE’s Water & Process Technologies business, based in Sydney.
Prior to joining GE, Carolyn spent 20+ years working in the Library and Information Services Sector in Australia in a variety of Sales, Marketing and General Management roles.
Carolyn has a BA in Asia Studies from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia and an MBA in International Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.