Obtaining a certificate in anti-corruption can help you develop a robust compliance program, increase your credibility, showcase your expertise, and help prevent both financial and reputational damages for your company.
Transparency International’s 2015 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) found that 114 countries scored below 50 out of 100 on its index, which indicates significant levels of corruption globally. As businesses and professionals that aim to succeed, it is crucial to understand anti-corruption laws and measures to mitigate reputational risks, and protect the interests of your stakeholders.
Corruption is prevalent in Canada and around the world, your company must be ready to incorporate measures to combat this pressing international issue. A certificate in either Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Management or Regional Anti-Corruption Management will show your clients, board, employees, and stakeholders that you are well-equipped to combat corruption, which is crucial in today’s competitive business landscape.
Having an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program in place is one of the most effective ways to engage in anti-corruption. The Canadian network of the United Nations Global Compact is now offering two certificates that include 13 online training sessions in total, all instructed by industry experts to provide key learnings and practical tips to prevent corruption and bribery. Please see below for curriculum, pricing, and schedule.
You can view each training e-session separately or complete all e-sessions and their subsequent exams to obtain a Certificate in Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Management or Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management.
Why Earn a Certificate in Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Management?
To implement the right program, the right way.
Over the years, basic risk mitigation structures have evolved into complex compliance programs. Hence, additional training is required to equip you and your employees to implement a holistic and effective program.
To increase the effectiveness of your internal Anti-Corruption Compliance Program.
Since there is no one-size-fits-all program, organizations are better served by implementing customized and tailored programs overseen by an internal professional.
Most cost-effective alternative to hiring a consultancy.
The Certificate Program offers you 9 online training e-sessions that are 1/10 the price of hiring an external consultancy.
To increase your credibility and showcase your skills.
As the Canadian Network of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the GCNC Certificate will distinguish you from other candidates and show employers and clients your expertise in planning, implementing, and measuring Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs.
The Former Chair of the Board of Directors of Transparency International urges companies to enact Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs.
”I urge companies of all sizes, wherever they operate, to do their part, enact meaningful anti-corruption programs and join the fight against global corruption.”
Ms. Huguette Labelle
Former Chair of the Board of Directors, Transparency International
The 2014 Ernst & Young global fraud survey found that “twenty percent of Canadian executives believe bribery and corruption are widespread in this country”.
How Can Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs Help Your Organization?
- Without a compliance program, organizations are vulnerable to corruption due to other organizational cultures or players in the value chain that accept or ignore signs of bribery, corruption, and fraud.
- An effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program will significantly reduce the chances of your company violating the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (COFPA).
- Even when an organization violates the COFPA, by taking the steps to implement an effective Anti-Corruption Compliance Program, the organization might receive more favourable treatment when penalties are ultimately assessed.
- Corruption directly affects your company’s bottom-line, as having a compliance program in place shows clients, investors, procurement managers that your organization is less prone to corruption-related risks.
Certificate in Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Management
The first e-session of the certificate training program discusses the risks of corruption and importance of anti-corruption compliance programs.
This e-session also introduces some of the program’s instructors and delves into further details on their upcoming training e-sessions. The e-session also welcomes some important players in the industry, such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and Export Development Canada (EDC) to cover key themes related to anti-corruption compliance.
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Barrick Gold Corporation
Jonathan Drimmer is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation. He is a former partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on representing and advising clients on anti-corruption, human rights, and other international legal matters. He is a former Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led investigations, first chaired numerous prosecutions, and argued appeals in cases involving suspected war criminals.
For more than a decade he has taught international law courses at Georgetown University Law Center, he is a Lexis/Nexis Contributing Expert on International Law, he has testified twice before the U.S. Congress, and he received numerous awards from the Department of Justice – including the first Assistant Attorney General Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement. He is a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a judicial clerk on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
He graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Law School, and is on the Board of Directors of Trace International, a non-profit dedicated to transparency and anti-corruption compliance, a member of the UN Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, on the UN Global Compact’s Business for Peace Steering Committee, on the American Conference Institute’s anti-corruption advisory board, and a member of the ANSI US working group to create an ISO Anti-bribery Management System Standard. In 2013, he was named by The Law 500 one of the 100 most influential in-house counsel.
Senior Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Yolanda Banks is Senior Advisor (Corporate Social Responsibility) at Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s export credit agency. She is responsible for CSR reporting, reviewing transactions for CSR risks, and management of relations with EDC’s non-governmental stakeholders.
She serves on the board of the Trade Facilitation Office Canada, the primary Canadian provider of information, advice and contact for exporters in developing and emerging economies. She was previously a member of the Management Advisory Board of the Canadian Business Ethics Research Network (CBERN), and part of Canada’s delegation to the International Standards Organization Working Group on Social Responsibility (ISO 26000).
Before EDC, Ms. Banks was with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada with postings in London, Dhaka, Addis Ababa, with cross-accreditations to Myanmar and Sudan. She holds an MA (International Affairs, Carleton University), and a MBA (University of British Columbia).
Sgt. Patrice Poitevin
Senior Investigator – Outreach Coordinator, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sensitive & International Investigations, National Division
Sgt. Patrice Poitevin is a 33 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who has worked on proceeds of crime and fraud investigations and is sought for his knowledge on drugs, organized crime and international corruption issues.
Sgt. Poitevin has extensive experience in program development and community capacity building. He has developed and/or managed a number of outreach programs and projects at the local, provincial, and national levels. He has also provided training at the national and international levels on a range of issues that impact businesses and communities.
In his role as senior investigator and outreach coordinator for the Sensitive and International Investigations unit of National Division, Sgt. Poitevin’s mandate is to connect with Canadian businesses and stakeholders in order to provide them information on the RCMP’s global efforts to combat corruption. In addition to sharing information on the costs and impact of corruption on businesses and communities, Sgt. Poitevin advises on tools, strategies and good practices that will minimize risks, help individuals and companies to recognize red flags, and enhance the role of businesses in preventing and fighting corruption.
Sgt Poitevin has completed studies in business administration as well as the Canadian Securities Course. He is a frequent guest speaker at anti-corruption conferences and events. He also lectures on Anti-corruption at the MBA and EMBA level and was involved in the development of the Global Anti-Corruption University project as well as the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption. He sits on the Canadian committee for the upcoming ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery management system standard and the UN Global Compact Network Canada Working Group.
BDO Consulting Managing Director, Washington, D.C., Global Forensics Practice Leader
Nina Gross leads BDO’s Washington, D.C. Global Forensics practice having 30 years of forensic accounting, investigation and consulting experience working with multinational organizations and their counsel.
Ms. Gross has significant experience assisting clients in responding to sensitive investigative matters, as well as advising organizations on compliance, due diligence and anti-corruption programs designed to deter and prevent the recurrence of fraud.
Ms. Gross has developed internal anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance programs, including model audit guidelines, risk assessment protocols and internal audit training and educational programs. She has led numerous international investigations related to alleged violations of the FCPA and conducted third party due diligence. In addition, Ms. Gross advises clients on asset management and securities enforcement matters.
Prior to joining BDO, she held leadership roles at Deloitte LLP, leading the Financial Advisory Services FCPA consulting group and establishing its Global Anti-Corruption Training Academy. She also served as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs under Chairmen David Ruder and Richard Breeden at the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Ms. Gross is an attorney and has extensive involvement in the legal industry, including with the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, SEC Enforcement Group and Women’s White Collar Defense Group.
In this e-session, instructors Mark Morrison and Michael Dixon teach you all the necessary considerations when managing and conducting internal investigations in the wake of corruption issues.
With years of experience advising Canadian and multinational corporate clients on compliance with domestic and international anti-corruption legislation and undertaking internal investigations, Morrison and Dixon are well-equipped to discuss considerations ranging from whether or not there is a need for outside counsel, how to address employees, reporting, discipline to best practices.
Partner, Blakes Litigation Group
Mark Morrison is a partner in Blakes Litigation Group with a focus on anti-corruption, compliance, white-collar crime defence, internal investigations, competition and commercial, litigation. Mark regularly advises Canadian and multinational corporate clients on compliance with, domestic and international anti-corruption legislation, undertakes internal investigations, assists clients with anti-corruption due diligence during mergers and acquisitions and has successfully, defended complex Criminal Code anti-corruption cases. Mark has undertaken numerous internal investigations and assisted companies in resolving anti-corruption issues arising from conduct in Africa, Central America, South America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Partner, Blakes Litigation Group
Michael Dixon is a partner in Blakes Litigation Group, where he focuses on criminal law, anti-corruption and commercial disputes. Michael regularly assists clients in complex multijurisdictional investigations. He also regularly provides advice on domestic and international anti-corruption laws, including advice on gifts and hospitality, client entertainment, travel and other business development practices. Michael was also co-counsel in the successful defence of a multinational company charged with bribery of government officials. Michael also assists clients with their anti-corruption compliance programs, including policy drafting and review, preparing contractual clauses with agents and JV partners, and due diligence during mergers a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from McGill University.
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation
Jonathan Drimmer is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he helps oversee the companys anti-corruption and business and human rights program. He is a former partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where his practice focused on representing and advising clients on anti-corruption, human rights, and other international legal matters. He is a former Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led investigations, first chaired numerous prosecutions, and argued appeals in cases involving suspected war criminals.
This e-session simplifies and helps you understand the jurisdiction in Canadian courts with regards to corruption law and Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (the “CFPOA”).
If you are not familiar with the jurisdiction in Canada or the CFPOA, then attend this training e-session for an informative overview as Stéphane delineates the outer limits of the jurisdiction of Canadian authorities in an apprehensive and straightforward presentation.
Stéphane also provides insights and tips during this e-session that he has gained from his background with the Federal Department of Justice, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Legal Services, the Department of Justice, and over 20 years of experience advising clients in complex criminal matters relating to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Special Economic Measures Act, and more.
Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Stephane Eljarrat co-leads Davies’ Investigations & White Collar Defence practice. For over 20 years he has handled a wide range of criminal investigations and trials, and has advised various clients in high-stakes government and regulatory body investigations in connection with complex criminal matters. These matters include those under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, the Special Economic Measures Act, the Competition Act, the Income Tax Act, the Customs Act, the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act as well as the Security of Information Act. He has in-depth expertise in criminal investigations and proceedings, including search and seizures, production orders, general warrants and wiretaps pursuant to the Criminal Code.
Stéphane has advised both Canadian and foreign corporate clients on internal investigations both domestically and internationally, and has advised them on the design and implementation of compliance programs. His white collar crime and investigations practice involves acting for corporate clients and institutions in the context of investigations and prosecutions for alleged white collar crimes. Before joining the firm as a partner, Stéphane worked for the Federal Department of Justice, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Legal Services, the Department of Justice – Tax Litigation Section and as a federal prosecutor. He also worked for the Department of Legislation and Investigations of the Ministère du Revenu du Québec (which is now referred to as Agence du revenu du Québec) and for the Ministry of Public Safety.
An effective anti-corruption compliance program is not complete without a strong tone at the top.
In this e-session, Peter Dent, Partner at Deloitte LLP, will explain how you can establish strong leadership and an ethical tone at the top that is the backbone in creating, maintaining, and reinforcing a strong anti-corruption compliance program for your company.
Dent will also delve deeper into the concept of “tone at the top” and show you how to use it as a mechanism to impose actions and expected behaviours in a meaningful way upon your company’s employees.
Peter Dent, CPA (CA), IFA, CIA, CPA•CFF (US), CFE, ICD.D
Partner, Deloitte; Americas Leader, Deloitte Forensic; Global Leader, Center for Crisis Management
Peter Dent is a Partner and the Americas Leader of Deloitte Forensic. Peter also sits on the Global Executive Committee of the Forensic service line and is the Global Leader of Deloitte’s Center for Crisis Management.
Peter has over 20 years of experience working with clients conducting internal investigations and providing advice around anti-fraud and anti-corruption compliance frameworks, to enhance accountability, transparency, and governance. Peter’s specialties include working with international organizations in post-disaster and post-crisis environments, having worked in over 30 countries. Between 2000 and 2004 Peter was the Team Leader of the Forensic Services Unit within the Department of Institutional Integrity of the World Bank Group in Washington, DC leading international fraud and corruption procurement investigations into World Bank financed projects.
Peter has experience working with the United Nations (UNDP and UNPS) evaluating and strengthening the accountability and transparency of their procurement processes. In the case of UNDP, Peter was specifically tasked with advising and assisting UNDP leadership in the wake of the Tsunami of December 26, 2004. In the case of UNPS Peter was responsible for the evaluation of their procurement processes in the wake of the Oil For Food investigation.
Currently, Peter is the Chair and President of Transparency International – Canada, and a former member of the Board of the Alliance for Excellence in Investigative and Forensic Accounting. In addition, Peter is a faculty member of the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he lectures on a Director’s responsibility with respect to governance and oversight regarding internal investigations and financial crime prevention.
Early in his Deloitte career Mr. Dent was on retainer to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commercial Crime Unit for 3 years. Mr. Dent provided advice on the conduct of financial analysis related to a wide spectrum of white-collar crime investigations. Peter was also a Police Constable with the York Regional Police Service in Ontario, prior to joining Deloitte.
Doing business in global markets is fraught with many risks, but few are more compelling (and sometimes less obvious) than using third parties to engage with foreign government officials. Do you know what risks are related to your business that can be amplified or reduced with third parties?
With the enactment of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) in 1998, Canada joined a long list of countries and international organizations in the global fight against public corruption. Therefore, for Canadian businesses, understanding your stakeholders and having a robust anti-corruption compliance management program in place are crucial to your business’ reputation and long-term success.
A third party compliance program is a necessary component of a sound anti-corruption compliance program. Hence, in this session, BDO Managing Director and Global Forensics Practice Leader, Nina Gross, discusses with you and shows you best practices for developing and implementing third party compliance programs for your business in-house.
Join us for this exclusive training e-session to listen to Nina Gross share her personal experiences and insights on this complex topic.
BDO Consulting Managing Director, Washington, D.C., Global Forensics Practice Leader
Ms. Gross has developed internal anti-corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance programs, including model audit guidelines, risk assessment protocols and internal audit training and educational programs. She has led numerous international investigations related to alleged violations of the FCPA and conducted third-party due diligence. In addition, Ms. Gross advises clients on asset management and securities enforcement matters.
Once you have determined that your company and its leadership are fully committed to anti-corruption compliance and to establishing and maintaining a truly ethical culture, both in word and deed, the next step is to build a compliance structure that satisfies that commitment, while effectively addressing the risks identified. There is no single ‘right’ way to structure this compliance program, although there are some basic rules that could be followed.
In this webinar you will hear from subject matter experts, Brady and Boscariol of McCarthy Tetrault, who will be discussing a number of structural options for setting up an effective anti-corruption compliance program, as well as challenges to be aware of and pitfalls to avoid.
The instructors will also discuss why the chosen structure will go to great lengths to establish overall due diligence, as well as cultivating the desired relationship with various global regulators.
Join us for this exclusive training e-session on January 27, 2017 and listen to Brady and Boscariol share personal experiences and insights on this complex topic. Participants can ask questions directly to the instructor through a Q&A at the end of the e-session.
John W. Boscariol
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
John W. Boscariol is head of the firm’s International Trade & Investment Law Group and a partner in the Litigation Group. His practice focuses on investigations, enforcement and compliance matters regarding anti-corruption laws and policies, economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, blocking measures (Cuba), and national security measures. He has developed a recognized expertise in advising on the intersection of these Canadian anti-corruption and trade controls measures with those of the United States, European Union and other jurisdictions. John is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law where he designed and currently teaches Anticorruption Law and its Application in International Business, one of the first courses of its kind to be offered in a Canadian law school.
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Peter Brady is a partner at McCarthy Tetrault in the Litigation and Mining Groups and co-head of the firm’s National Environmental, Regulatory & Aboriginal Group. He brings vast experience in Environmental law, extractive industry projects, occupational health and safety law, and anti-corruption compliance to McCarthy Tétrault.
Mr. Brady has rejoined the partnership in 2014 after 7 years as Deputy General Counsel with a global legal mandate for a multi-national mining company that included Anti-Corruption compliance.
Mr. Brady advises and represents clients in all legal aspects of regulatory litigation, with particular emphasis in the areas of environmental law, occupational health & safety law and mining law. He also has extensive experience in anti-corruption compliance, investigations, and due diligence for transactions involving (Canada, Indonesia, China, USA, South America and Africa).
He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1997, and to the Ontario bar in 1999. After completing his legal studies in Ontario, Mr. Brady served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Allan McEachern of the British Columbia Court of Appeal (1996-1997).
In this training e-session, you will learn about the importance of training in the planning and implementation of an anti-bribery and corruption program.
Training is a key and essential component of an anti-bribery and corruption program. During this session we will discuss why training is a core element of an effective program and what is considered when designing, implementing, delivering and monitoring ant-bribery and corruption training.
During the session, instructor Ray Haywood, Director and Practice Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, will share real life experiences to illustrate how companies have addressed the various components of training to assist participants with their own training programs.
H. Ray Haywood
Director and Practice Leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ray is a Director and Practise Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Investigations and Forensic Services national team based in Toronto. He focuses mainly on managing and directing forensic financial investigations and acts as a security resource for evaluating and recommending security best practices for a wide range of private, public and government organizations.
Ray has over forty years of experience in a wide range of investigations with extensive experience in criminal and business investigations. Ray was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for twenty four years where he was involved in a diverse range of criminal and fraud investigations. After several years of investigating major criminal occurrences, Ray was an investigator and supervisor in the Commercial Crime Section for eight years. He conducted national and international business investigations with far-reaching experience in bankruptcy, counterfeit currency/financial instruments, insurance fraud and other complex business frauds.
Since joining the Firm in 1997 Ray has investigated a wide range of business issues including fraud, regulatory issues and other criminal and inappropriate actions. He has completed Risk and Vulnerability Assessments for varied organizations and businesses identifying risk vulnerabilities and providing mitigation solutions.
Ray leads PricewaterhouseCoopers Corruption and Bribery initiative he has experience with the CFPOA and other regulatory and corruption legislation. He has directed international fraud and corruption investigations on behalf of several Canadian companies in several international jurisdictions.
Ray also leads our national Background Checking and Corporate Research services. Ray has trained police and business investigators in interview and fraud investigation techniques. He is an experienced speaker who has made presentations to a wide range of public and private organizations on a variety of fraud and related topics.
Ray has trained police and business investigators in interview and fraud investigation techniques. He is an experienced speaker who has made numerous presentations to a wide range of public and private organizations on a variety of fraud and related topics.
This e-session will teach you how to draft clear and well-articulated policy documents for your business.
A clearly articulated policy document for your business not only provides reference and security for your employees, it also provides the basis for individual accountability for everyone working in the organization.
Creating an appropriate set of policies and procedures, therefore, can help you deliver ethical messages, instruct employees and intermediaries of expected conduct, and drive efficiency.
Participate in this training e-session to learn the key components of such document that can ultimately protect your business from risks.
President and Managing Director of Pohlmann & Company Canada
Stefan Hoffmann-Kuhnt is President and Managing Director of Pohlmann & Company Canada since 2015. He advises on the design and implementation of compliance management systems and compliance organizations. His areas of expertise include the implementation of effective, business-related and risk-based compliance processes and tools. He has significant experience in developing and delivering in-person Anti-Corruption training programs in global organizations. Stefan Hoffmann-Kuhnt is a recognized subject-matter expert in the area of third party business partner risk analysis and due diligence. While holding various Compliance management positions at Siemens and SNC-Lavalin he implemented company-wide, standardized processes and application solutions for Business Partner Due Diligences. He furthermore has experience in the design and rollout of corporate governance frameworks.
Stefan has 29 years of international management experience in executive functions of Siemens and SNC-Lavalin in various industries, including communications, transportation systems, power distribution & transmission, engineering and construction. In 1988 he started his career in Finance and Business Administration functions of the Public Communications Networks Division of Siemens. Between 1991 and 1995 he was Commercial Project Director for several large communication projects in Eastern Europe (particularly in the Russian Federation and in the Ukraine). In 1995 he transferred to Australia as CFO of the Transportation Systems and Power Distribution & Transmission Division.
In 2000 he moved to Corporate and Internal Audit Functions at Siemens where he worked another 7 years (1 year in Germany, 3 years in the USA and 3 years in China). In 2008 he joined the Compliance Organization of Siemens, first as Regional Compliance Officer in Beijing, China and then as Corporate Compliance Officer in Munich, Germany. In 2013 he joined SNC-Lavalin in Montréal, Canada as Head of Compliance Program where he designed and implemented a comprehensive and global Anti-Corruption Ethics & Compliance Program. Stefan has four years of experience working with the independent DoJ / SEC Compliance Monitor at Siemens and two years with the independent World Bank Monitor at SNC-Lavalin.
Stefan is currently serving as a Member of the Board of Transparency International, Canada.
Stefan is fluent in English and German.
This e-session will show you the key pieces for implementing and maintaining a robust internal control system.
Practices for internal control are critical facets of an anti-corruption program and this e-session will teach you how practices for books, records, and internal controls will affect your company’s anti-corruption program. During the e-session, Zain Raheel, National Leader of the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services at EY and Nadia Ahmed, a Senior Manager within the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services group, will also engage in a discussion with attendees on “transaction testing”.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to handling bribery and corruption, therefore, the instructors aim to introduce inherently risky areas and will also provide you with actionable recommendations that you can apply within your company.
Zain Raheel, CPA, CA
National Leader – Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
Zain is a Partner at EY and leads the Anti-Corruption initiatives for the Extractive and Financial Services sector within the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) group of EY LLP, in Canada. Zain is focused on helping companies develop pragmatic Compliance programs through the development of a structure that engages people, develops processes and leverages technology. Prior to Joining EY, Zain was a Senior Vice President at one of the World’s Leading Global Banks and held the position of Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Officer and was responsible for ensuring the financial institution’s compliance with Anti-Corruption legislation.
Nadia Ahmed, CPA, CA
Senior Manager- Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services, EY
Nadia Ahmed is a Senior Manager in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services department in the Toronto, Canada office of Ernst and Young LLP. Prior to joining the Fraud Investigation & Dispute department, Nadia spent eight years in the Toronto Audit Group at Ernst & Young, specializing in the power and utilities industry.
- Forensic Data Analytics – National champion overseeing forensic data reviews focusing on structured data and text mining of corporate data, including vendor payments, travel and entertainment expenses, payroll and other records on behalf of clients in various industries, risk profiling and quantifying suspect transactions.
- Investigation of Fraud – Managed the development of the data visualization dashboard to enable the detailed examination of electronic records and invoices, in an effort to identify and investigate potential invoicing fraud conflicts of interest.
- Current Trends in Fraud and Corruption – Presented at an ‘Excellence in Finance’ series focused on trends in fraud with a specific focus on energy services and specialty chemicals.
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Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management
As our world becomes more globalized and interconnected, corruption and unethical practices around the world continue to rise, followed by an increase in regulation and enforcement. Since all companies are vulnerable to such corruption, it is important that businesses understand these issues and their impacts, and recognize their role in overcoming these global challenges.
During this webinar, speakers from Barrick Gold, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Conference Board of Canada, and Global Affairs Canada, will discuss the importance of anti-corruption management, and share personal experiences, relevant tools and partnerships for creating effective compliance programs.
This webinar will kick off the second installment of GCNC’s anti-corruption interactive e-series. The second series will have a regional focus and present concepts from e-chapters on the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Please click on the images below to download these e-chapters. You can also download the entire e-book »
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Barrick Gold Corporation
Sgt. Pat Poitevin
Senior Investigator at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Sgt. Patrice Poitevin is a 34 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who has worked on organized crime, proceeds of crime and fraud investigations and is sought for his knowledge on financial crime and corruption related issues. Sgt. Poitevin has extensive experience in program development and capacity building. He has developed and/or managed a number of outreach programs and projects at the local, provincial, and national levels. He has also provided training at the national and international levels on a range of issues that impact businesses and communities. In his role as senior investigator and outreach coordinator for the Sensitive and International Investigations unit of National Division, Sgt. Poitevin’s mandate is to connect with Canadian businesses and stakeholders in order to provide them information on the RCMP’s global efforts to combat corruption and help them mitigate their risk and exposure to bribery and corruption. In addition to sharing information on the costs and impact of corruption on businesses and communities, Sgt. Poitevin advises on tools, strategies and good practices that will minimize risks, help individuals and companies to recognize red flags, and enhance the role of businesses in preventing and fighting corruption. Sgt Poitevin has completed studies in business administration as well as the Canadian Securities Course and is a Subject Matter Expert on anti-corruption and compliance. He is a frequent guest speaker at anti-corruption conferences and events. He also lectures on Anti-corruption and compliance at the MBA, EMBA and LLB level at several universities. Sgt Poitevin is the co-founder of the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) at the University of Ottawa and of the Global Anti-Corruption University project. He is a member of the Canadian mirror committee for the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery management system standard and the UN Global Compact Network Canada Working Group.
Senior Network Manager and Senior Researcher Governance, Compliance and Risk, The Conference Board of Canada
Susan Côté-Freeman joined the Conference Board of Canada in 2016 after almost two decades with the international Secretariat of Transparency International.
At the Conference Board of Canada, Susan manages an executive network of some 60 Canadian risk professionals and carries out research in the governance, compliance and risk areas.
Throughout her career with Transparency International, Susan worked for the organization in London, Washington D.C. and Berlin. As Head of Transparency International’s Business Integrity Programme, Susan led projects aimed at raising standards of corporate anti-corruption practice. She represented Transparency International on global anti-corruption initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact, the Partnering against Corruption Initiative of the World Economic Forum and the B20.
Susan recently joined the Board of Transparency International Canada and is the President of the board of directors of Partnership Africa Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the problem of conflict minerals.
Trade Commissioner at the Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada
Felix Caveda is a Trade Commissioner currently working at the Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada. He manages the Corporate Social Responsibility funds and supports the promotion of international CSR standards and guidelines at the Trade section of the Department. Felix covers the files of anti-corruption as one of the subjects under CSR and is responsible for supporting the missions in Latin America and the Caribbean raising awareness of the Canada Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) among other tasks. Lived and worked in Guinea, West Africa, and Colombia, Barbados and Uruguay. Graduate from Carleton University with Master Degree in Latin American Studies.
Corruption remains a concern for companies operating or planning to operate in the Middle East and North Africa (“MENA”). In this e-session, JLL Canada’s Chief Counsel, Paul Greven will touch on the most common forms of corruption in MENA – bribery, and nepotism.
Paul will introduce local terms and concepts, such as wasta (which roughly translates from Arabic as “connections, influence or favouritism”) and show you how to deal with such local practices in two Middle Eastern nations – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Following a thorough outline of the current corruption landscape, Paul will also provide advice on how businesses can address risks proactively rather than reactively to mitigate reputational and legal risks in MENA.
Chief Counsel at JLL Canada
Paul Greven is a National Director and Chief Counsel for JLL Canada. He is responsible for all legal, compliance and risk matters across Canada for JLL. He has worked at JLL Canada for 5 years and is an active member of the firm’s executive management and charity committees. He previously practiced law for leading companies and law firms based in the Middle East, Cayman Islands and Toronto where his practice primarily focused on real estate transactions.
In the past few years, Paul has dedicated considerable time spearheading various United Nations and UNGC initiatives through various public speaking and publication projects and is currently heading up a General Counsel group on behalf of the UNGC – Network Canada.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with his wife and young family.
Is it shocking to hear that the cost of corruption globally is on par with the economic cost of the natural disasters we’ve had this summer in Latin America? The World Economic Forum estimates that global bribe payments amount to over $1 trillion annually, with Latin American countries being among the most corrupt. Furthermore, there have been massive scandals recently which has brought attention to corruption and fraud in the region. Many foreign leaders are now asking for a focus on increased governmental transparency over the next few years.
If you have businesses or will engage in business practices in Latin America, it is wise to prepare your organization and learn how to navigate corruption in this region. BDO Consulting Managing Director, Nina Gross will provide you insights on the most common forms of corruption in Latin American countries, as well as provide advice on critical considerations and due diligence.
Corruption in many parts of Latin American countries is often systemic, affecting citizens of all socio-economic statuses and severely impacting each country’s national economy. Nina will also discuss relationships between poor economic conditions and corruption as well as recent legislation and enforcement developments.
Managing Director, Global Forensics Leader at BDO USA
Nina Gross leads BDO’s Washington, D.C. Global Forensics practice having 30 years of forensic accounting, investigation and consulting experience working with multinational organizations and their counsel. Ms. Gross has significant experience assisting clients in responding to sensitive investigative matters, as well as advising organizations on compliance, due diligence and anti-corruption programs designed to deter and prevent the recurrence of fraud.
Prior to joining BDO, she held leadership roles at Deloitte LLP, leading the Financial Advisory Services FCPA consulting group and establishing its Global Anti-Corruption Training Academy. She also served as Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs under Chairmen David Ruder and Richard Breeden at the Securities & Exchange Commission. Ms. Gross is an attorney and has extensive involvement in the legal industry, including with the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, SEC Enforcement Group and Women’s White Collar Defense Group.
Africa presents huge opportunities in virtually every sector of the economy.
Many African countries have been experiencing strong growth and are investing heavily in acutely needed social and physical infrastructure, yet, much of Africa continues to be plagued by high levels of corruption and are identified as high-risk jurisdictions.
Companies looking to pursue opportunities on the continent need to have a clear-sighted understanding of the diversity of the legal, cultural, social, political and risk environments that each region and country presents.
This session will explore the nature of the risks at play and lessons learned from companies that have successfully (and sometimes less successfully) invested in Africa.
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Paul Lalonde is a partner at Dentons Canada LLP. He focuses on anti-corruption, government contracting, international trade law and international arbitration. Mr. Lalonde has the distinction of being one of the few practitioners listed as a leader in international trade law in Lexpert, Chambers Global, the Legal Post and the Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers (Legal Media Group / Euromoney Institutional Investor), as well as in Procurement law in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White) and in Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal.
Mr. Lalonde is a founding member of the Canadian Bar Association Joint Committee on Anti-corruption and Chair and President of Transparency International – Canada. He has been a guest professor in international trade law at the University of Ottawa, has lectured at Osgoode Hall Law School and Queen’s University and is a frequent speaker at conferences in his areas of expertise.
Eastern Europe presents both a great opportunity for businesses and also a great challenge.
To help you overcome some of these great challenges, this e-session will cover the current state of the corruption landscape and present an approach on how to best manage corruption for businesses trading with, or considering an expansion into, Eastern Europe.
This training e-session will also introduce Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and will primarily focus on the critical economy of Russia.
Overall, this e-session will help businesses learn how to plan ahead, create effective and risk-free relationships, avoid unchecked growth, and understand Eastern European culture and policy.
Partner, Gowling WLG
Glen Jennings is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office and leader of the firm’s White Collar Defence and Investigations Group. A seasoned litigator in both criminal and regulatory matters, he brings extensive expertise in white collar defence, complex regulatory issues, internal investigations, and corporate risk and compliance.
Glen’s practice spans a wide range of regulatory and criminal matters with a focus on domestic and foreign corruption, complex tax issues, fraud, money laundering, internal investigations, and antitrust and securities cases. He has appeared at all levels of Ontario Court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.
Senior Trade Commissioner & Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine
Adam Barbolet is Senior Trade Commissioner and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. Prior to his posting in Ukraine, Adam spent three years in a similar position at the Canadian Embassy in Kazakhstan, with concurrent accreditation to Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. In additional to a strong understanding of corruption risk threats companies face, Adam has significant experience advising companies on reputational risk mitigation in emerging economies, including in the South Caucasus. Before joining Global Affairs Canada, Adam co-authored Conflict-Sensitive Business Practices: Guidance for Extractive Industries (which includes guidance on corruption and transparency).
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Upcoming Live e-Sessions Schedule
|e-Session:||Instructor(s) / Presenter(s):||Date:||Register/View Recording|
|#1: e-Series Launch||Jonathan Drimmer, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold; Sergeant Pat Poitevin of the RCMP; Felix Caveda, Trade Commissioner at the Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada; and Susan Côté-Freeman, Senior Network Manager and Senior Researcher Governance, Compliance and Risk at the Conference Board of Canada.||July 26, 2016||View Recording »|
|#2: Anti-Corruption in the Middle East||Paul Greven, Chief Counsel – Canada, JLL||September 20, 2017||Register »|
|#3: Anti-Corruption in Latin America||Nina Gross, Managing Director at BDO Consulting||October 25, 2017||Register »|
|#4: Anti-Corruption in Africa||Glen Jennings, Partner at Glowing WLG
Adam Barbolet, Senior Trade Commissioner & Commercial Counsellor, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine
|November 15, 2017||Register »|
|#5: Anti-Corruption in Eastern Europe||Glen Jennings, Partner, Leader – White Collar Defence and Investigations Group at Gowling WLG||December 6, 2017||Registration not yet open.|
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