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10.11.2021XV Compliance Officer Training Program Has Been Successfully Completed

On November 1-5, 2021, the XV Compliance Officer Training Program was conducted. It has been realized in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) since 2017.

Oleksandr Okuniev, Chairman of the CGPA Management Board, started the Program with general issues, namely: determining corruption, whether it is identical in Ukraine and countries with developed economies; definition of compliance and anti-corruption compliance; who heads and is responsible for the implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs in the company; the ratio of the functions of compliance, risk management, legal support, internal audit services. He also offered answers to the question of why it is necessary to introduce anti-corruption compliance procedures.

Oleg Polishchuk, Member of the Board of the National Association of Anti-Corruption Compliance, an expert on anti-corruption legislation, shared the experience of the Authorised Person with the regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Oleg Lagodiyenko, Founder and Director of Ethicontrol, spoke about corruption risk management, noting that the Corruption Risk Assessment is a diagnostic tool that identifies weaknesses in the system that may allow opportunities for corruption. It focuses on the potential for – not the perception, existence, or degree – of corruption. The goal is to provide an opportunity for the organization to form a solid foundation for the anti-corruption system. Oleg also told on the examples of his own company how to build a whistleblowing system.

Pavlo Verkhniatsky, Managing Partner of COSA, shared his experience in conducting corporate intelligence and noted its place in the company’s compliance system.

Olga Shenk, the Advisor, CMS Dispute Resolution and Compliance Coordinator Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, spoke about the key details of the company’s anti-corruption compliance and key elements of the anti-corruption program, as well as how the company’s compliance system and anti-corruption Program relate.

Katya Lysova, Program Manager for Eurasia at the Center for International Private Entrepreneurship (CIPE), shared with program participants the experience of implementing anti-corruption compliance programs in the United States and their requirements, each time emphasizing the changes being implemented by the US government. Separately, Katya singled out and told about the work of CIPE in disseminating the experience of implementing anti-corruption compliance and anti-corruption programs in different regions of the world among small and medium-sized businesses.

Mykhailo Koltsov, Head of the YouControl Training and Development Department, also addressed the participants, sharing the rules and methods of working with the youcontrol platform, the system’s capabilities, and features of use in various circumstances.

Considering all the quarantine restrictions, the Program was conducted in a mixed interactive format; some participants were present in the hall, and some joined the work online. All discussions were very active with the participation of all participants.