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Duncan Williamson

Duncan Williamson

Award Winning Author, Faculty Leader and Contributor

Duncan Williamson is an author, trainer and business consultant specializing in Financial, Management Accounting and Spreadsheet Modelling with a sustained record of success established in the Financial and Commercial marketplaces. He is an inspirational presenter whose excellent communication skills have been demonstrated across countries and cultures assisting executive professionals to achieve their full potential. 

Duncan’s international experience includes multimillion dollars projects and consultancies carried out in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, South Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Central Europe and Denmark. In addition to working as a consultant and trainer, Duncan worked in a wide variety of settings, ranging from working as a management accountant in process industries in the UK to product cost consulting in several industries in Eastern Europe and the Oil and Gas industry in the Middle East. 

Duncan has published widely over the years on cost and management accounting, and is a major contributor to various magazines, journals and websites. Duncan is a best-selling author across many financial books including "Excel Power Query". Prior to that, he has written “Excel Solutions for Accountants” in three volumes in June 2015, and “The Accounting and Bookkeeping Coach”, published in April 2014.

Professor John R. Percival

Professor John R. Percival

Former Adjunct Professor at Wharton

Dr. John Percival is a leading authority in the areas of Finance and Strategy at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Since joining Wharton in 1971, he has been actively leading the development and teaching of various Executive Education programs. He was recipient of Anvil Award for Teaching Excellence and also Core Teaching Award in the Wharton Executive MBA Program. He has taught executive education programs at other prestigious Universities including Carnegie-Mellon, Columbia, and INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France).

Dr. Percival was previously the Associate Vice Dean and Associate Director of Wharton’s MBA program. He is also the lead faculty on popular executive education programs at Wharton, including Integrating Finance and Strategy for Value Creation and The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner. He has been commissioned to provide consulting and developed programs for many Fortune 500 companies including GE, Pfi zer, AT&T, Ford, DuPont, Price Waterhouse, Merck, Ciba, and IBM. He has also authored many influential articles which appeared in publications such as the Finance Times, the Journal of Economics and Statistics, and the Journal of Risk and Insurance among others.

 

 

Professor Steve Kelman

Professor Steve Kelman

Albert J. Weatherhead III and Richard W. Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard

Steve Kelman is the Weatherhead Professor of Public Management at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard College, with a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, he is the author of many books and articles on the policymaking process and on improving the management of government organizations. His latest book, Unleashing Change: A Study of Organizational Change in Government, was published in 2005 by the Brookings Institution Press. His other books include a study on how to improve the government computer procurement process, entitled Procurement and Public Management: The Fear of Discretion and the Quality of Government Performance (AEI Press, 1990), and Making Public Policy: A Hopeful View of American Government (Basic Books, 1987). In 1996 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 2001, he received the Herbert Roback Memorial Award, the highest achievement award of the National Contract Management Association. In 2003 he was elected as a Director of The Procurement Roundtable. In 2010 the American Political Science Association awarded him the Gaus Prize, which honors a lifetime of achievement in public administration scholarship. He currently serves as editor of the InternationalPublic Management Journal, and he writes a regular column for Federal Computer Week and a blog, The Lectern,at FCW.com.

Professor William Duggan

Professor William Duggan

Adjunct Professor at Columbia University

 

William Duggan is the author of three recent books on innovation: Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement (2007); Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation (2012); and The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life (2015). In 2007 the journal Strategy+Business named Strategic Intuition “Best Strategy Book of the Year.” He has BA, MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University, and twenty years of experience as a strategy advisor and consultant. Professor Duggan teaches innovation in three venues at Columbia Business School: MBA and Executive MBA courses, and Executive Education sessions. In 2014 he won the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence. He has given talks and workshops on innovation to thousands of executives from companies in countries around the world.

Peter Engering

Peter Engering

Cryptocurrency Expert And Former Chairman Of The Crypto Board In One Of The Three Largest Banks In The Netherlands

Peter Engering is a compliance expert and one of the most sought-after voices in the cryptocurrency space. He is the co-founder of Compliance Champs, a consulting firm specializing in digital currency compliance. He has written the crypto policy for one of the largest banks in the Netherlands and received wide media coverage due to its innovative stance against commercial companies purchasing cryptocurrencies with their bank accounts. He is currently serving as a Crypto Board Member at one of Netherlands' second largest banks, providing ongoing advice and education to financial institutions and crypto exchanges that are interested in digital currencies like digital assets compliance and crypto regulation. Peter is also a Certified Compliance Professional (CCP) who has integrated his extensive expertise in compliance remediation and risk management with his passion for cryptocurrency development.

Technology Development
Niranjan Pandey

Niranjan Pandey

Faculty Leader and Contributor

Niranjan Pandey has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry. As a Chief Cloud Technologist, he has handled many Design, Development, Build, Integration, Release, Delivery Management, and Migration of DevOps tools involving cloud infrastructure services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

As a leading DevOps expert, he has designed and implemented the DevOps platform (automating build, deployment automation, test, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, and production release procedures) for large organizations. With his mastery over App containerization technology, Niranjan has helped multiple businesses build and automate microservices, taking DevOps to the Next Level with Docker and Kubernetes.

He has extensive expertise in setting up configuration and management tools like  Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, and Ansible; Writing puppet manifests, implementing Puppet agent-based and agentless configurations. He's well-versed in the optimization of enterprise Redhat OpenShift systems. Being a maven in Ansible, he has provisioned AWS environments using Ansible Playbooks. He has also helped design, implement and migrate scalable enterprise monitoring systems like Splunk.

Niranjan is one of the most sought-after mentors and consultants for DevOps in the technology circles. He is also presently serving as an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

 

Timothy Chou

Timothy Chou

Lecturer at Stanford and Former President at Oracle

Timothy Chou was formerly President at Oracle. As President of Oracle On Demand he grew the cloud business from it’s very beginning. Today he serves on the Board of Directors of Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) and Teradata (NYSE:TDC).

He started his career at one of the original Kleiner Perkins startups, Tandem Computers. He’s invested in and been a contributor to a number of other startups, some you’ve heard of like WebEx, and others and were sold to companies like Cisco and Oracle. Recently he became the Chairman of the Alchemist Accelerator focusing on industrial IoT and has invested in a select group of young companies all focused in cloud computing, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Since leaving Oracle Tim has returned to Stanford, where he launched Stanford’s first course on cloud computing, CS309A. Now in its 12th year the course has featured guest lectures by nearly 100 public company CEOs. Tim has delivered keynote speeches on all six continents and recently launched another book, Precision: Principals, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things. The prime minister of Vietnam has called the book a “roadmap for the future of the economy”.

Tim has been a visible pioneer in evangelizing this major shift in computing. He has appeared in various publications including Forbes, Business Week, The Economist, and New York Times as well as on CNBC and NPR. He has also been a keynote speaker for business and technology audiences in North America, South America, Asia and Europe. Not content to merely talk about the subject, he has invested in several enterprise software companies. Timothy holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Global Human Resources & Analytics
Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M.

Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M.

Faculty Leader and Contributor

Abraham Simon, S.H., LL.M. mendapatkan gelar Sarjana Hukum dari Universitas Katolik Parahyangan, Bandung dan merupakan penerima beasiswa untuk pendidikan Master of Laws, dengan spesialisasi Hukum Internasional dari Transnational Law and Business University, Seoul – Republik Korea. Simon adalah seorang Advokat yang memiliki izin advokat yang dikeluarkan oleh Perhimpunan Advokat Indonesia (PERADI), yang memiliki pengalaman luas dalam memberikan nasihat hukum komersial untuk perusahaan nasional dan internasional dan dalam menyelesaikan perselisihan komersial, khususnya yang berkaitan dengan Hukum Ketenagakerjaan dan Hubungan Industrial, Keimigrasian, Hukum Pidana, Hak Kekayaan Intelektual, Perdata dan Korporasi Umum. Simon juga pernah dipercaya menjadi penasihat internal atau Legal Manager untuk perusahaan farmasi terkemuka Korea (PT Daewoong Pharmaceutical Company Indonesia) di Indonesia. Sejak tahun 2020 hingga saat ini Simon menjabat sebagai Head of Legal, Compliance, and Risk Management Department di PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (PMA) dan merupakan Managing Partner / CEO dari CSA Law Office & Consultant.

Global Sustainability & Environment
Luca Chiasserini

Luca Chiasserini

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Continuous Improvement Leader

Mr. Luca Chiasserini is an eminent, innovative Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Operations Manager with extensive experience serving multi-billion-dollar global conglomerates within the FMCG, Banking, and Automotive industries. 

He has a proven international history of directing successful operations and supply chain across Asia, Europe, USA, and Middle East and has helped global companies achieve efficiency, catalyze retention, and enhance revenue. He is also a seasoned Six Sigma Faculty Director with a proven record of implementing robust strategies/processes using LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies to establish Operational Excellence framework.

Luca was previously appointed as the Head of Lean at Australia Post and Head of Process Re-engineering at National Australia Bank, Asahi Schweppes Australia and Porsche Consulting. His expertise lies in Operational Excellence, Lean Six Sigma Methodology, Agile & Human-centered Design, End-to End Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, P&L Management, and Stakeholder Management. 

Marina Mattera

Marina Mattera

Adjunct Professor and Sustainability Expert

Marina Mattera is an influential sustainability, innovation, and circular economy advocate. She was a former consultant and project manager for the World Bank where she managed all areas of development from policy and provides strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of sustainability projects. As a sustainability expert, Marina was also accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a University Professor for Public and Private Universities where she specializes in Sustainable Development and Social Impact Evaluation, bringing real-world examples into her courses so that students develop a clearer understanding of the topic.

Marina is also a visiting scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility in Washington DC where she designs and analyzes certification for the World Cocoa Foundation that includes sustainably-sourced cocoa, taking into account both EIA (environmental impact assessment) and social impact. Marina’s niche expertise in sustainability has led her to be a regular speaker at international conferences and academia around the sustainable development, social and environmental impact evaluation, and corporate social responsibility field.

Suzanne Little

Suzanne Little

Award-Winning Environmental Writer and Sustainability Consultant

Suzanne Little is a sought-after sustainability consultant and also an award-winning environmental author with over 40 years of experience. Currently, she is Chair of a Community Consultative Committee for a NSW industry with an environmental protection licence under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. This is an appointment on behalf of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Suzanne was a key member for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she served as the Environment Director and delivered Australia’s first sustainable development via the Olympic Coordination Authority. Sydney’s venues were the first Green Games in the world. In addition, she was appointed to several roles within government, such as being on the inaugural Board of the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority. She has drafted governance policies & procedures, and set frameworks for emerging environmental standards in building & development as a board member of National Standards Development Organisation (NSDO). Her role as the Vice President of EIANZ's Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) was influential in bringing about the Certified Environmental Practitioner scheme for Australia.

Suzanne is an influential environmental writer whose work has had a lasting impact on corporate culture, leading to the adoption of sustainable management practices at large organisations such as AGL, Vodafone Australia, SAI Global and many more. She has written three Environmental Impact Statements for major infrastructure projects, presented 35 conference papers, delivered three academic articles and published 23 professional magazine articles.

Navin Rauniar

Navin Rauniar

Renowned ESG Advisory Partner, Speaker and Author

Navin Rauniar is a renowned ESG advisory partner, speaker, and author. As the head of ESG, Climate & Sustainability at TATA, he is responsible for implementing ESG strategies for both financial and corporate clients. Navin is also the chair of the ESG/Climate Working Group at the Professional Risk Managers Association (PRMIA) and an expert on regulatory compliance for the sell and buy sides, including LIBOR, Basel, CRD, CRR, IFD, IFR, and CFTC regulations. In addition, Navin is a member of the TSVCM Consultation Working Group, where he works to drive the scaling and trading of high-integrity voluntary carbon markets with the goal of meeting the aspirations of the Paris Agreement. He is also actively involved in various influential financial bodies that address climate, ESG, and sustainable finance topics.

Navin is a regular speaker and Chair at capital markets & risk management forums, as well as a frequent commentator & author to the media on financial market regulations. He is a highly skilled & experienced professional who believes in going beyond responsibility and providing comprehensive and industry-focused ESG program advisory and assurance from development to execution.

Live Executive Programs
Beverley Honig

Beverley Honig

Internationally Qualified Lawyer and Author of Best-Selling Book “Making Contracts Work”

Beverley Honig is a world-renowned speaker, lawyer, and author. She is a recipient of the prestigious Top 100 Women for Influence award by The Australian Financial Review. Currently listed in Who’s Who in Business in Australia, Beverly was also inducted into the  Businesswoman Hall of Fame in 2016.

She has over 20 years’ experience as an internationally qualified lawyer who has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Middle East. She also serves as a Judge for the Essential Services Commission Appeals and is the Chairman of Greenville Developments and Director of Australia Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years.

Beverley has also authored several bestselling textbooks, including “Making Contracts Works” and was a distinguished Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and Queensland University of Technology Business School. She is currently the CEO of an award-winning business consultancy, which has been honored by the Prime Minister of Israel for its outstanding contribution in forging international trade links.

Brad Hoad

Brad Hoad

Award-Winning Qualified Building Trainer and Consultant

Brad Hoad is a sought-after building and construction trainer and consultant with over 31 years of experience in dealing with construction management, building compliance, drafting & estimating, and sustainability. As a qualified building consultant, he has provided qualified, experienced, and practical advice for quality assurance, BCA compliance, defect inspections, and more to clients ranging from small privately owned to national listed building companies. In addition to that, Brad is also a regular trainer for the Housing Industry Association (HIA), where he teaches courses on Building Codes, Managing Finances for Building Projects, Building Estimating & Tendering. His achievements in the building and construction space have led him to win a number of awards including MCA Excellence in Housing awards and being nominated as the HIA Greensmart Professional of the Year Award and HIA Greensmart Energy Efficiency award.

Clyde Parker

Clyde Parker

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Master and Global Leader in Six Sigma Excellence

Mr. Clyde Parker is a Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Lean Manufacturing Specialist, who is recognized globally as a leader in Six Sigma Excellence. He has been in quality service industry for 40 years, with 12 years of expertise in Six Sigma. As the President of STARsixsigma, Inc., Clyde successfully manages a unique organization specializing in Lean Six Sigma implementation for business excellence, which is accredited by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Carnegie Mellon, Software Engineering Institute, University of Texas and more. He is also a board member of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, the only recognition of performance excellence from both public and private U.S. organizations given by the President of the United States. On top of that, he holds appointment to the board at Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

Rodney Lewis

Rodney Lewis

Pioneer of Australia Elder Law and Experienced Solicitor

Rodney Lewis is a practising solicitor and a pioneer of Elder Law with over fifty years’ experience in the area of aged care, power of attorney, guardianship, wills and all aspects of older people and their human rights. Currently he is the Senior Solicitor for Elderlaw Legal Services where he helps Australian elder community who have any Elder Law issues or any unlawful restraints in Australia’s aged care system. He also authored the first text on the subject, Elder Law in Australia with a second edition in 2011. Besides that, Rodney is the key figure that pioneered the first course on Elder Law at the University of Western Sydney. He has also promoted significant reform in the elder abuse and in the Australia aged care system.

Niranjan Pandey

Niranjan Pandey

Chief Cloud Technologist and Faculty Leader

Niranjan Pandey has over 20 years of experience in the IT Industry. As a Chief Cloud Technologist, he has handled many Design, Development, Build, Integration, Release, Delivery Management, and Migration of DevOps tools involving cloud infrastructure services such as AWS, Azure, and GCP.

As a leading DevOps expert, he has designed and implemented the DevOps platform (automating build, deployment automation, test, SDLC orchestration, environment management, monitoring, and production release procedures) for large organizations. With his mastery over App containerization technology, Niranjan has helped multiple businesses build and automate microservices, taking DevOps to the Next Level with Docker and Kubernetes.

Niranjan also has over 20 years of cyber security experience in the IT Industry. With his mastery over networking security, Niranjan has helped multiple business to build and harness their cybersecurity and information security framework by implementing robust ethical hacking and cyber security delivery. Among the FORTUNE 500 companies that he has advised are such as Capgemini, IBM and many more. He is also presently an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

Niranjan is one of the most sought-after mentors and consultants in the technology circles. He is also presently serving as an advisor and a member of the board of directors for many technology firms.

Khaleel Namazie

Khaleel Namazie

Experienced Legal Advisor to Fortune 500 Companies

Khaleel Namazie is a highly respected lawyer in Singapore with over 28 years of experience in the legal industry. He has provided private clients with advice on a range of commercial, corporate, and litigation matters. Since being admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1994, Khaleel has negotiated agreements with numerous Fortune 500 companies as a former Partner at Harry Elias Partnership. Throughout his career, he has also worked at reputable companies including as Senior Legal Counsel at Singapore Telecommunications and Commercial Contracts Manager at Hewlett-Packard Singapore.

Khaleel is also a member of the Law Society of England & Wales and has presented at numerous HR conferences in Singapore on topics such as company law, employment law, technology licensing, privacy and data protection, and legal issues related to service level agreements.

Curtis Weller

Curtis Weller

Cisco Certified Network & Information Security Expert

Curtis Weller is an internationally recognized network and information security expert with over 20 years' experience in network engineering and architecture. He is also a certified CCIE Security Writing, CCIE Routing & Switching #19109 and CCNP Security expert and qualified trainer in providing Cisco switching, routing, and network security training. As an independent consultant for over 10 years, he has consulted many Fortune 500 companies by helping them harness their network security framework, deploy Palo Alto Networks and Cisco products, and much more.

Global Operations, Supply Chain & Procurement
Eduardo Martinez Fonseca

Eduardo Martinez Fonseca

Global Supply Chain Analytics Strategist

Eduardo Fonseca is a Global Supply Chain Analytics Strategist and Senior Consultant at a FORTUNE 500 company. His extensive experience in driving the use of data, advanced analytics and new technologies in the supply chain has led him to work with many high-performing FORTUNE 500 companies, both training and consulting. In his role as a business consultant, he has contributed his invaluable strategies to envision the future of data and technology in their supply chains framework. Eduardo is also a certified trainer by Dale Carnegie and a Senior Consultant in Supply Chain Analytics where he has advanced his program to help clients solve supply chain challenges with data-driven solutions.

Dr. Yao Zhao

Dr. Yao Zhao

Award Winning Supply Chain Analytics Professor at Rutgers Business School

Dr. Yao is a renowned Supply Chain Analytics Professor at Rutgers Business School and a co-director of their Supply Chain Analytics Lab. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University, and his research interests lie in supply chain management, analytics and healthcare. He has received several awards for his research, including the National Science Foundation Career Award on Manufacturing Enterprise Systems and a Dean’s Research Professorship. He is also a speaker at university seminar and industry research laboratories, like Columbia DRO, MIT ORC, Chicago Booth, North-western IEMS, Stanford MS&E, Michigan Ross and Maryland Smith. His research has been published by global media including The European Business Review, Aviation Week & Space Technology and International Innovation.

Yao is currently teaching core operations and supply chain courses at Rutgers Business School, where he has received the Dean’s Meritorious Teaching Award. His instructional game, Hunger Chain simulation, was nominated for an award that recognizes innovative teaching techniques. Yao is also author of the book "Supply Chain Analytics: Cases, Games and Solutions", which has been adopted by many supply chain management and analytics programs globally.

Jill Stott

Jill Stott

Highly Experienced Certified Agile Trainer, Coach and Senior Consultant

Jill Stott is a one of the most sought-after Agile coaches and trainers with extensive real-world experience working with global teams in providing Agile consultation and delivering Agile training & coaching. With over 25 years of experience in IT and a solid background as an Agile Coach and Trainer, Jill has helped clients streamline their processes to improve productivity and adapt to changing business goals. Jill holds several accreditations including:

  • - Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT)
  • - ICAgile Certified Trainer for Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC)
  • - Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC5)
  •  - ICAgile Authorized Trainer for Agile Testing and Agile Test Automation (ICP-TST, ICP-ATA)
  • - Certified Scrum Professional (CSP-PO)
  • - Certified Kanban Management Professional (KMP)
  • - Certified Classroom Trainer (CTT+)

Prior to her transition as an Agile coach, she has worked as a Technical Writer, Business Analyst, Manager, QA Engineer and ScrumMaster where she has built her strong passion in analyzing information from diverse perspectives and finding ways to apply Agile to each organization she works with to ensure their greater success.

Colin McIntyre, MCIPS

Colin McIntyre, MCIPS

International Qualified MCIPS Procurement Contracts Trainer and Expert

Colin McIntyre is a globally recognized procurement contracts expert and trainer with over 20 years of experience specializing in improving procurement & supply chain processes, building robust procurement and vendor contracts, and delivering holistic procurement training. As a qualified Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) trainer, one of the most prestigious qualifications that a professional purchaser can achieve, Colin has delivered extensive training related to procurement and contract management for various private and public organizations globally. He is also the Director & Founder of Lean Procurement Ltd. and provides expert advice to companies in managing large procurement teams and creating positive changes and improvements to add value to their organizations.

Digital Marketing & Analytics
Christopher Green

Christopher Green

Award-Winning SEO Strategist, Author of Several SEO Books

Chris Green is a highly sought-after speaker, strategist, and author in the SEO industry. Over the past few years, he has been featured as key speaker for global conferences including Brighton SEO, Global Internet Marketing Day, SASCON, and Digital Olympus. Since 2020, Chris has published many SEO articles and was regularly featured in authority sites such as Semrush and Wix. In addition to his expertise in search engine optimization, he is also an authority on digital marketing. His latest book, Shoot the HiPPO: How to Be a Killer Digital Marketing Manager, was published in 2018 and has received highly rated reviews from critics.

In 2018, Chris led his team to win ‘Best Small SEO Agency’ at the UK Search Awards. Today, he is helping many Fortune 500 companies optimize its SEO campaigns and mentor new members of the industry as they develop their career paths in this field.

Elsa Barbera

Elsa Barbera

Popular TikTok Growth Strategist & Viral TikTok Content Creator Who Has Helped Companies Produce Over 100 Million Views

Elsa Barbera is a world-renowned TikTok Growth Strategist and the Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Middle East's fastest-growing TikTok marketing agency- ‘Home of Creators’. Through her dynamic and extensive experience as a TikTok marketing expert and serving as the Head of Marketing at Educatly, Elsa has helped hundreds of global organizations of all sizes to gain revenue driven results on TikTok such as accumulating over 100 million views with $0 spent through her acclaimed TikTok Growth Blueprint. Elsa is also one of the most sought-after TikTok Viral Creators and podcast host where she managed several organic TikTok accounts with 1M+ weekly views.

Global Legal & Compliance
Jonathan Ledwidge

Jonathan Ledwidge

Global AML, Sanctions and CFT Trainer

Jonathan Ledwidge is a global Governance, Risk & Compliance expert, who has served as a Master Trainer (external) for HSBC's AML, Sanctions, CFT, AB&C and Correspondent Banking training programs. He has delivered various courses in AML, CTF, Sanctions, Financial Crime Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Bribery & Corruption for global markets, commercial, private and retail banking to both senior managers and frontline staff in some 40 countries over the past 8 years. He has significant global markets knowledge and product experience from his time at ABN AMRO and CIBC, with additional consultancy assignments in risk, audit and compliance at RBS, Lloyds and Deutsche Bank. Jonathan has authored 3 books, with his most recent book on "Financial Crime for Corporate Banking and Financial Markets",

Dr. Doris Hektor

Dr. Doris Hektor

Chief Compliance Officer and International Banking and Securities Lawyer

Dr. Doris Hektor is a global leader in banking compliance. She has over 25 years of outstanding experience designing and implementing regulatory compliance programs, including OFAC/Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing programs for international companies. She currently serves as Chief Compliance Officer at Encore Capital Corporation, where she led the design and implementation of an enterprise-wide global risk management program across all operating units.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Doris was with JP Morgan Chase as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Consumer and Community Banking Compliance. Dr. Doris also served as Global Head of Compliance for Commercial Card for American Express. In addition to that, Dr, Doris is also a fully qualified attorney where she started her career as an international banking and securities attorney for Clifford Chance in both Frankfurt and London.

Eva María López Fernández

Eva María López Fernández

Certified Internal Audit & Risk Management Expert and Mentor of the Technical Commissions of Institute of Internal Auditors

Eva María López Fernández is a global certified internal audit and risk management expert, with more than twenty years' experience in leading and developing Internal Audit functions and implementing Internal Control (including SOX compliance programs) and Enterprise Risk Management frameworks. She has an impeccable record of leading and implementing Internal Control and Risk Management frameworks in IBEX and NASDAQ-listed companies, fulfilling Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. She also holds several prestigious certifications, including CIA (Certified Internal Auditor), CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance), and COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Tradeway Commission). In addition to her work as an internal auditor, she has served as a member of the Technical Commissions at IIA-Spain, providing valuable content in the issuance of documents related to current issues in the profession. Her passion for internal auditing has led her to teach seminars on the topic, as well as contribute content to positioning documents on hot topics in the field.

Besides that, she is currently collaborating with the Internal Audit Foundation, helping professionals in internal auditing to be knowledgeable about emerging issues and relevant investigations, as well as being a mentor in an Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program sponsored by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors.

Ian Bolton

Ian Bolton

Sanctions Expert and Consultant, ICA Panel member

Ian Bolton is a Sanctions Expert and Consultant who is the Founder and CEO of Sanctions SOS. Ian worked for the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) for eleven years, focusing particularly on sanctions and nuclear proliferation. He worked with the UK’s negotiating team on the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. He led the UK’s interdictions efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation, and was the UK lead for the Proliferation Security Initiative from 2014-2016. In 2017, he did a six-month secondment to King’s College, working within Project Alpha in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS). Ian returned to the FCDO to work on sanctions and help write the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act (2018), one of the UK’s keynote pieces of  Brexit legislation, which allows it to continue to implement and enforce sanctions. Ian left the FCDO to continue building his sanctions expertise, taking up the role of Senior Sanctions Manager in the newly-created ring-fenced HSBC UK. In early 2021, Ian started a new challenge, setting up his own Sanctions consultancy - Sanctions SOS, providing sanctions risk analysis and mitigation, training, and capacity building. Ian is a visiting Research Fellow at King's College London focusing on sanctions and has also been the Editor of the WorldECR journal Financial Institutions Sanctions Compliance.

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