Checklist to Culture: Creating Compliance Culture for Constructive Capital

6.16.2020, 9:00AM


About this Event

Compliance programs play an integral role in ensuring adherence to laws and regulations in emerging markets. Strong compliance programs, and a commitment to cultivating a cadre of compliance professionals and best practices in the local economy; allows for adherence to the letter of the law while fortifying a culture of compliance across sectors. Please join the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) for a discussion with experts as they discuss creating a compliance culture which SMEs in emerging markets may reference as they continue to create conditions which attract constructive capital and promote transparency/democracy.


Eric Hontz is a Deputy Regional Director at CIPE where he is active in developing the capacity of business organizations in the Europe & Eurasia region to advocate on behalf of member interests and helping these organizations to foster a culture of business growth. In prior roles, he was an associate at a law firm and a vice president at an investment bank, where he reviewed complex alternative investment products. Hontz holds Bachelor’s degrees in Russian and Political Science from the University of Montana, a JD and an MBA from the University of Maryland, and is licensed to practice law in Maryland.


John Bray is a Director at the Singapore office of Control Risks, the international risk consultancy. His particular areas of expertise include anti-corruption strategies for the private sector and business and human rights. Originally from the UK, he has lived and worked in India and Japan as well as Singapore, and currently works on assignments across South and South-east Asia.


Corrine Lewis is a Partner at Lex Justi, a Brussels-based law firm providing legal advice, consultation, and training to multi-national companies and international and non-governmental organizations. Corinne’s nearly three decades of extensive policy and advocacy work on business and human rights includes the impact of businesses on the rights of marginalized persons, supply chains, social and environmental standards, and compliance mechanisms for international financial institutions, and benchmarks and reporting mechanisms for businesses. Corinne is Co-Vice Chair for Policy of the ABA International Human Rights Committee.


This event is part of an ongoing series about constructive capital and will be introduced by CIPE Anti-Corruption & Governance Center (ACGC) Director Frank Brown and moderated by CIPE ACGC Program Officer, Michele Crymes. The webinar will also include ample time for audience participation, so please come prepared to ask questions.