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Leading practitioners from the world’s leading financial institutions share how they’re driving a good conduct culture through their organisations.


Toby Billington

Toby Billington

Global Head of Wholesale Culture and Conduct, Deutsche Bank

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Anthony Evans

Anthony Evans

Group Digital Compliance & Conduct, Lloyds Banking

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Yurika Pistorius

Yurika Pistorius

Group Compliance Officer, Clientele

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Alex Fell

Alex Fell

Global Head of Ethics and Compliance, GSK

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Alex Fell is the VP, Head of Strategy, Planning and Operations within the Global Ethics & Compliance function at GSK.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in International Business Management, Alex began his career within the management consultancy division of RSM Robson Rhodes where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Alex joined GSK in 2005 into their Internal Audit division and relocated to the USA in 2008 as an Audit Director. In 2009, he took on a new role as the Director for Strategic Risk Evaluation, working across GSK to evaluate new and emerging risks facing the organization.

In 2010, Alex moved to Singapore to take on the role of Regional Ethics and Compliance Director for GSK’s Consumer Healthcare business covering Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Africa, and South America.  After nearly five years in Asia, Alex relocated back to the UK to take on the role of European Compliance Officer for GSK’s Pharmaceutical business, a position he held until June 2015 when he started his new role in Strategy, Planning and Operations.

Rajeev Mehta

Rajeev Mehta

Global Head of Compliance & Conduct, ABN AMRO Bank

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Seán Flanagan

Seán Flanagan

MBA, Chartered FCSI, Chartered Wealth Manager, CAMS
Head of Compliance - Offshore Group, Standard Bank

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Seán Flanagan: - Head of Compliance – joined Standard Bank in 2011 to develop the compliance capabilities of the Offshore Group and ensure delivery of an effective compliance function across its operations.

Mr Flanagan joined Standard Bank from the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority where he was responsible for the Funds and Investment Business team.

He has 25 years compliance experience within a range of sectors including banking, asset management, funds and investment business in major jurisdictions from London to New York and offshore locations including the Caribbean. He has also gained experience while working for the Dubai Financial Services Authority focusing on the supervision of asset managers, sovereign wealth, investment banks and funds.

He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree, is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities & Investment Institute, a member of the Institute of Financial Services, a Chartered Wealth Manager, is RDR qualified and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He has also lectured for the Securities & Investment Institute examination program and has acted as a syllabus advisor to London Metropolitan University for their MSc in Regulation & Compliance.

Brigid Taylor

Brigid Taylor

Managing Director, ACI – The Financial Markets Association

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Jagdev Kenth

Jagdev Kenth

Director of Risk & Regulatory Strategy, Financial Institutions Group (FIG)

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Jagdev Kenth is the Director of Risk & Regulatory Strategy within the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at Willis Towers Watson. His role covers a variety of responsibilities, including:

  • Providing strategic input and advice to Willis Towers Watson’s financial institution clients in relation to financial regulation and associated risks;
  • Developing thought leadership and writing reports, newsletters and articles;
  • Identifying emerging risks and trends;
  • Conducting external and internal education and training sessions;

He speaks regularly on a wide range of risk, regulatory and compliance issues including how firms are responding to the changing shape of the financial sector and the impact of FinTech. He has worked with the World Economic Forum to understand the impact of technology enabled innovation on the financial sector and has advised technology start-ups.

Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, Jagdev worked in the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the UK financial regulator, the Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority), where he was involved in several high profile investigations into wholesale investments banks which resulted in record breaking fines. He also took enforcement action against senior directors and officers within the financial services industry for regulatory breaches. Jagdev is a qualified solicitor and specialised in International Arbitration, Litigation & Dispute Resolution.

Alasdair Wood

Alasdair Wood

Director, Willis Towers Watson

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Zeynep Stefan

Dr. Zeynep Stefan

Lecturer, Insurance Academy Istanbul University

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Dr. Zeynep Stefan’s career in insurance has started in 2006, while working for Risk & Assurance Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers Istanbul, Turkey. Later, in 2009, she joined Generali Turkey to build up the Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance functions of the Company. Between 2012-2014, she undertook a similar position in Assicurazioni Generali’s Head Office in Italy, working as a Senior Risk Analyst, with a focus on risk analysis and Solvency II implementation process of Generali Group. From 2014 until March 2016, Zeynep took up a new challenge as Head of Risk Management & Internal Control in ERGO Turkey.

She holds a graduate degree in Economics and is a PhD Candidate in the same field. She is certified by CRMA (Certification in Risk Management Assurance) and gives lectures at Insurance Academy of Istanbul University. Moreover, she writes monthly articles for the most popular turkish insurance portal and Fortune Turkey Edition. In her free time, she is a passionate charity runner and enjoys skiing as a qualified skier.

Arturo Garcia de las Heras

Arturo Garcia de las Heras

EMEA Head of Regulatory Competence, Wellsfargo

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Arturo is the EMEA Head of Regulatory Competence at Wells Fargo. He has nearly 20years experience across finance industry, dealing with up to eighteen countries in EMEA, considering their different local regulations and setting the framework to detect and minimize operational and regulatory risk.

He is specialized on Banking Internal Audit/Controls, Risk (operational and regulatory) and Compliance (advisory, monitoring and testing) within different lines of businesses: Retail / Consumer Banking at E&Y and Citigroup; Asset Management / Custody at Northern Trust; and Investment Banking / Wealth Management / Asset Management at UBS.

He is also Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Maurice Tulloch

Maurice Tulloch

Chairman, Global General Insurance, Aviva

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Aongus Hegarty

Aongus Hegarty

President EMEA, Dell

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Aongus Hegarty serves as President of Dell EMC Commercial Business for Western Europe and the entire Dell EMC business across Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa. Responsible for business and strategy across the region, he leads a team of sales, solutions and services professionals serving customers across 120 countries. Aongus has established a strong and balanced multi-channel go-to-market across the region, including building out a substantial business in the EMEA Emerging Markets.

Following a series of acquisitions by Dell, Aongus is directing the successful integration of numerous acquired businesses into Dell’s existing operational and organisational structure, including the recent close of Dell’s global combination with EMC, creating the largest privately controlled technology company.

With five years in his current role, Aongus is a seventeen-year veteran of Dell, having held a number of senior international VP & GM roles across sales and marketing. He brought significant industry experience to Dell having previously held senior general management, operations, manufacturing and engineering leadership positions with Modus Media, RR Donnelley and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has worked for 4 years in Amsterdam, 2 years each with Dell and Modus Media, and has extensive experience operating with a global business environment.

As a leader for Dell EMC in EMEA, Aongus is an active industry spokesperson in many external business forums, and has on-going relationships with key analysts and media. He is also executive sponsor for Dell’s Global Giving Council in the region; directing the investment of important funding to not-for-profit organisations and a lead advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

In addition, internally Aongus co-leads the EMEA Women's Network and is a member of the Global Diversity Council, chaired by Michael Dell. An on-going commitment to fostering a better appreciation of diversity and inclusion within the company has led to an increased focus at all levels of the organisation; recognised by Aongus being awarded 'Diversity Champion of the Year' at the European Diversity Awards in October 2014 and listed as one of the Top 10 Diversity Champions in The Economist Global Diversity List in November 2015.

Aongus is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Council for the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and he is a member of the Special Olympics Ireland Council of Patrons. Aongus holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Limerick and, in October 2013, was presented with the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement.

(Aongus is married with two sons.)

Jens Birgersson

Jens Birgersson

CEO, Rockwool

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President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Member of the Registered Directors of ROCKWOOL International A/S
Member of Group Management: 9 February 2015
Born 3 March 1967
Nationality: Swedish

Education

2013: Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
1992: MSc, Engineering (Physics), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1992: BSc, Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Main points of career

2015 - : President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ROCKWOOL International A/S
2008 - 2015: Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Network Management, ABB, Switzerland
2005 - 2008: Executive Vice President, Head of Performance Minerals and Pigments, Imerys, Belgium
2004 - 2005: Group Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, ABB, Switzerland
2002 - 2004: Group Senior Vice President, High Voltage Products, ABB, Switzerland
2001 - 2002: Business Area Unit Manager, High Voltage Products, ABB, Sweden
1998 - 2001: Business Area Controller, T&D Management, ABB, Switzerland

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Gilbert Ghostine

CEO, Firmenich

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Titus Sharpe

Titus Sharpe

CEO, MVF

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Titus Sharpe is Co-founder and CEO of MVF, one of the UK’s fastest growing tech and digital marketing businesses. Titus’s background is in artificial intelligence; he began studying for a PhD in collaborative robotics before leaving to launch his first tech business. MVF is Titus’s fourth successful venture to date, with previous notable success with B2B marketplace Approved Index which he sold to Reed Elsevier in 2008.

Blanca Juti

Blanca Juti

Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken

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Blanca is Chief Corporate Relations Officer at HEINEKEN where she leads Communication, Public Affairs, Brand PR and Sustainability.

Blanca came to HEINEKEN from the worlds of gaming, technology and entertainment. In 2014 Fortune named Blanca one of 10 most powerful women in gaming. Blanca is the author of Game Changer and Honest.Finnish.Magic.

She is delighted to work for HEINEKEN where together with her team they are focused on Brewing a Better World.

Philip Mountford

Philip Mountford

CEO, Hunkemöller

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Philip Mountford joined Hunkemöller International as CEO in 2009. Hunkemöller is the fastest growing lingerie brand in Europe with nearly 800 stores across 23 countries. Hunkemöller has a turnover in excess of € 500 million and has recently been acquired by The Carlyle Group.

Philip: “Hunkemöller has seen a substantial growth over the last five years developing from a physical retailer into becoming the leading European omni-channel lingerie brand. The Carlyle Group will work with us to continue to enhance our strategic vision and grow the business further as we leverage Carlyle’s global network, its extensive experience and expertise in the retail fashion sector.

Philip Mountford has a wide background in retail, wholesale and branding. Prior to Hunkemöller he was the CEO of Moss Bros Group PLC, a renowned fashion retailer on the UK stock market, with more than 400 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to it’s Moss brand they also held the franchise for Hugo Boss and Canali. At the same time he held a supervisory role at Allsaints.

Prior to his time at Moss Bros, he was Managing Director for Gianni Versace, where he was responsible, among other things, for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia and emerging markets. Before that, he held positions as European Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica and was Retail Director at Daks PLC, a British top brand in both men’s and women’s fashion that is active in both wholesale and retail worldwide. Philip started his career as Group Buying and Merchandise Director for Simpson Piccadilly, a chain of luxury department stores.

Philip is currently also member of the Advisory Board of the Score Group which is Netherland’s largest denim chain.

Michael Lantz

Michael Lantz

CEO, Accedo

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Kelly M. Semrau

Kelly M. Semrau

SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson

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With more than 25 years of experience, Kelly oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs, and overall corporate social responsibility on a global and local level for SC Johnson in Racine, Wisconsin. Kelly is also responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the Board of Trustees as the Vice Chairman and President of SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

A leading provider of innovative consumer products including Windex, Glade, OFF! and Ziploc, SC Johnson is a fifth generation family company with a global workforce of nearly 13,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

In her current role, Kelly leads all global public affairs initiatives for the company and its brands including media relations, crisis communication and sustainability communication. She also leads development and establishment of worldwide government relations policy, strategy and U.S. implementation and oversees community relations and philanthropic contributions for the company. Kelly plays a lead role in issues management for SC Johnson, as well as directing the company’s archives, annual report and global website: www.scjohnson.com

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Kelly sets the company’s industry-leading agenda on transparency; ingredient disclosure, the SC Johnson Greenlist® process and the commitment to creating winning products, ensuring less waste, reducing the carbon footprint and making life better for families around the globe.

Kelly also leads SC Johnson’s global employee communications, including business and human resources/ benefits communications, employee events, a close-circuit broadcast system, a robust intranet and award-winning employee publications such as a global magazine and monthly newspaper.

With Kelly’s leadership, SC Johnson has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s list of best companies to work for in America and one of the top companies for working mothers by WORKING MOTHER magazine. Her responsibilities also include managing the company’s global conferences and presentations made by the company’s top executives.

In 2014, Kelly was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Bradley University Centurion Society. The Centurion Society was created by the Bradley Board of Trustees to honor outstanding Bradley alumni who have brought national and international credit to the University and for their career achievements in business, public life and their professions.

Kelly serves on the Boards of Directors of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, World Environment Center and American Cleaning Institute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Alliance for Consumer Education Board of Trustees. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Consumer Specialty Products Association.

Prior to joining SC Johnson in 2000, Kelly owned her own company, managing communication needs for high-profile clients in consumer products, transportation and other industries. Previously, Kelly was Executive Vice President at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, DC.

Kelly also served as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during President George H. Bush’s administration, as well as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Trade Representative during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She was also Press Secretary to Congressman Joe McDade of Pennsylvania.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bradley University. She lives with her husband and two children in Racine, Wisconsin.

Martin McKeogh

Martin McKeogh

Group Head of Conduct, AIB

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With extensive banking and bancassurance experience, Martin McKeogh has grown a number of significant businesses within AIB Retail, through physical and virtual channels, built on strong customer focus. In recent years, he has specialised in the governance and control field, implementing Conduct, Operational and Regulatory Risk frameworks in the Bank’s Wholesale and Institutional businesses. He is currently Group Head of Conduct at AIB, with responsibility for Conduct governance and leading the consistent implementation of a Customer First culture across the Group.

Russell Hornsby-Clifton

Russell Hornsby-Clifton

Head of Compliance, EFG Private Bank

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Russell has over 20 years’ experience of managing conduct risk in various arenas, starting out as a criminal barrister before joining the Army as a lawyer, where conduct was literally a matter of life and death. He managed conduct risk in training, policy, advisory and prosecutorial roles in the UK, Kosovo and Iraq. During his time in the Army Russell advised on and was subject to the military doctrine of ‘Command Responsibility’, the equivalent of the SMR ‘Duty of Responsibility’. After the Army Russell joined the FSA where he managed the TCF and Market Conduct teams, and led retail and wholesale enforcement cases (including prosecutions and plea bargains for insider dealing). He then moved to RBS in a Senior Assurance role before finishing up as Global Head of Conduct Policy, and Conduct lead for SMR implementation, where he used his understanding of behavioural economics to improve the RBS risk and control framework. Russell is now Head of Compliance (SMF16) for EFG Private Bank in London, with prescribed responsibility for financial crime.

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