Expert Discussion and Conversation
- December 6, 2016
OPENING KEYNOTE | Corporate Governance and the Challenges of Global Board Engagement9:10 am – 10:05 am
Good corporate governance is essential for any company to experience sustained success and the proper duty of care the company owes both internal and external stakeholders. The board of directors and senior management are largely responsible for this function, but governance has taken on a tremendous array of increased oversight and function. Boards are increasingly looking for more data-driven metrics to drive the dialogue to add more substance to conversations around compliance and ethics. What are the best practices to achieve this in light of the constant and shifting challenges companies are facing in the complex global business environment? This session will highlight effective communication strategies, emerging governance practices, and the ways in which leaders can support the board and executive management in order to raise the profile of corporate integrity worldwide.
- Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere
- Shailesh Rao, Member of the Board of Directors, JLL
SESSION 1 | The Rising Risk Profile in APAC: Emerging Anti-Corruption and Bribery Concerns10:05 am – 11:00 am
Companies operating in APAC face a unique challenge in managing corruption risk in the region. This challenge begins with the varying risk profile of countries in the region. Japan and Singapore, for example, are developed nations perceived to be two of the least corrupt countries in the world, juxtaposed against newcomers to the global marketplace such as Myanmar where the perceived corruption risk is much higher, but companies are eager to make foreign investment. In the middle are rising economic powerhouses, like China and Indonesia, with moderate perceived corruption risk, but where multinational companies still struggle to navigate the myriad of ways that corruption occurs. Compounding the challenge is the changing regulatory landscape in the region, where local anti-corruption laws are not always in sync with (and may contradict in some instances) the more robust laws to which many multinational companies operating in the region are more attuned to, including the FCPA and UKBA. Finally, add to this diversity of cultural and social norms across the region and that many parts of the region are remote, making it difficult to know what’s really going on in the operations that creates risk. This panel will explore the latest region-specific corruption risks, schemes and misconduct, as well as the implications of continuing enforcement from regulators and organizations around the world on the need to continue to meet high standards in anti-corruption compliance.
- Beth Junell, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting , FTI Consulting
- Paul Fredrick, General Counsel, East Asia & Japan, Schneider Electric
- Duc Trang, Vice President, Legal & Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions
SESSION 2 | Catching Third Parties: How Confident is Your Due Diligence in Anticipating Risk?11:20 am – 12:15 pm
Widespread third party issues and the volume of relationships that need to be managed is overwhelming companies with even the greatest resources at their disposal. Compliance officers face an increasing uphill battle to address third party risk which is growing in scale, variety and complexity. Due diligence requires more sophistication than ever before and transparency is expected, but increasingly hard to enforce. This panel will explore the top concerns surrounding third parties and the steps companies are taking to apply more predictive measures to third party due diligence, eradicate unnecessary risk and preserve business integrity.
- Sarah J. Thomas, Senior Associate, Morrison & Foerster
- Leas Bachatene, Chief Executive Officer, ethiXbase
- Helen Jiang, Director, Compliance, Asia Pacific, TE Connectivity
- Katsumi Kojima, Head of Ethics & Business Integrity – Japan, Sanofi
SESSION 3 | M&A Pitfalls in APAC: Why Compliance is Essential to the Deal1:30 pm – 2:25 pm
2015 was a record year for M&A transactions. However, as companies look to M&A for substantial growth in key markets, including throughout APAC, concerns are also on the rise for how susceptible both the buyer and the target are to risk that can make the deal and subsequent integration vulnerable. Data suggests that companies are still not advanced enough in their due diligence approach, and one of the most glaring issues is that compliance is not involved to the extent that it should be so pitfalls can be avoided. This panel will discuss best practices to mitigate the M&A risk through an adherence to ethics & compliance considerations, as well as explore how companies need to calibrate the business goals and the myriad of challenges where compliance executives are in a unique position to address.
- Bethany Hipp, Counsel, Allen & Overy
- Jarrod Baker, Senior Managing Director, Forensic & Litigation Consulting , FTI Consulting
- Iris Sung, Managing Counsel, Regional Compliance, Intel Corporation
- Celina Teh, Vice President, Chief Integrity Officer, Asia Middle East & Africa Region, ABB
SESSION 4 | Internal Compliance Advocacy: The Key Relationships to Elevate the Integrity Message Inside the Company2:25 pm – 3:20 pm
Compliance is no longer serving only as a gatekeeper or risk assessor. It has evolved into a much more multi-dimensional role, and one that needs to smartly align with other areas of the business to serve broader strategy and ensure business performance is optimized responsibly. Whether partnering with HR to ensure that ethics is amplified through clear messaging, or taking the conversation to the next level serving on audit or other board committees, compliance needs to be viewed as a business enabler, not an obstacle. Hear from a panel that will share experience, lessons and advice on the shifting role of compliance and enhancing that position within the company.
- Marie-Pierre Grenier, Associate Director, Ethics & Compliance Consulting, Asia Pacific, Control Risks
- Amy Akaike, Senior Director of Ethics and Compliance, Japan, Eli Lily and Company
- Jean Chong, General Counsel, Assistant Compliance & Ethics Officer, Asia Pacific, On Semiconductor
- John Fung, Area Leader, Asia & Greater China, Compliance and Business Conduct, 3M
SESSION 5 | Data Concerns and Compliance: Managing Sensitive Information and Privacy3:40 pm – 4:35 pm
Compliance has a growing set of responsibilities, extending far beyond the traditional anti-corruption, FCPA, and other concerns that can potentially plague the company. The uncertainties around the protection of information have emerged into one of the greatest vulnerabilities for any company, and compliance leaders are grappling with the best approach and their own responsibility for managing threats, both internal and external. Compliance professionals need to know not only how to identify sensitive enterprise information, but also effectively collaborate internally to ensure that the appropriate safeguards are in place. Global companies especially face an increasingly complex matrix of country-specific privacy laws and cross-border rules and regulations. This panel of in-house data and privacy experts will share best practices and perspective on the new privacy landscape and what companies are doing now to better control information protection.
- Kevin McCormack, VP, Global Thought Leadership & Programs, Ethisphere
- Tharishni Arumugam, Regional Privacy Counsel, Aon Asia Pacific
- Merel Schwaanhuyser, Senior Legal Counsel – Ethics & Compliance, Data Privacy, Accenture Singapore
CLOSING KEYNOTE | Company Culture: Embedding Ethics and Values to Drive Business Behavior4:35 pm – 5:30 pm
Company executives from distinct industries discuss the impact of core values on business behavior, address the missteps companies can take when putting profits before people and discuss how action, not just tone, at the top can truly inspire and unite a culture of integrity.
- Stefan Linssen, Chief Content Officer, Ethisphere
- Beng Ti Tan, Head of Compliance, Asia, Fujitsu
- Monica Puri, General Counsel, SE Asia, JLL