So far company representatives in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay have been trained as DEPE trainers. Find out more about them below.
He is professional in public relations and institutions and possesses experience in the design, planning, execution and evaluation of projects in Corporate Social Responsibility, aiming for the integration of diverse sectors for a joint compliance with their goals. Currently, he works as project coordinator and public relations officer in VALOS, an organization of companies which accompanies and mobilizes the corporate community in their path of contributing to sustainable development in form of a corporate citizen.
Matias is a lawyer graduated from UADE, with a Master's Degree in Business Law from Universidad Austral. He has two degrees, one of them in Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing in UCA and the other in Compliance and Criminal Law in Universidad Austral. He has also been awarded the "Leading Professional in Ethics + Compliance" (LPEC) certification from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ex ECOA) and the IAE Business School.
Prior to his current position, Matias served as a lawyer in legal studies. In 2014 he began working at Mercedes-Benz Argentina SA, in the legal area, and currently serves as the company's Local Compliance Manager.
Deepening its knowledge in prevention of corruption, has participated in numerous conferences on the subject. He is also a member of the AHK, the IAE Governance and Transparency Center, AmCham, IDEA and ACFE.
With an undergraduate in public accounting and a postgraduate degree in tax specialization, Ms Fernanda has worked for several organisations in the field of accounting and tax, such as the Banco de la Provincia de Buenos Aires and the companies Ernst & Young and Bayer S.A.
She currently holds the position of Compliance Coordinator for the Conosur region at Bayer and is responsible for Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In those countries she implements policies and risk control mechanisms developed by the German headquarters. She also develops and implements standardized functional processes in the different business areas in order to reduce risks and policy violations.
Ms Coria obtained a CPA & Business Management degree and a Advanced Marketing Diploma. She has more than 15 years of experience in Forensic Audit, Anticorruption & Anti Money Laundering. She is specialised in emerging markets and was Audit Professor at UADE University (Buenos Aires) and regional/international speaker on transparency and compliance.
She made her career in high regulated industries (e.g. at Bayer) and also in advertising and media agencies such as BBDO Media and Ayer Group. Therefore, she worked in several positions across Latin America, USA and UK, where she developed business processes, implemented compliance programs and initiatives, and also lead audit and forensic investigations. Today, she is the Global Head of the Risk and Compliance Team for OLX Naspers Classifieds, with people based in Delhi, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam and Warsaw.
Ms Cors is an economist with eleven years of experience in external and internal auditing, accounting and finances. She has worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as a senior auditor, where she, among other tasks, dedicated herself to analysing accounts, reinforcing financial statements and elaborating work and budget programmes. Furthermore, she has worked as a senior accounting analyst for Nobleza Piccardo. At the moment María is employed at YPF S.A., where she is responsible for the development of fraud audits and specialised assessments. She is in charge of the implementation of the auditing systems and continuous monitoring, realized through the development of management indicators.
Ms Dansker currently works as a LATAM Compliance Supervisor at Sandoz for the Novartis Group in Argentina. Prior to that, she was employed as a Senior Compliance Analyst for Novartis Argentina. She worked for a SME in the field of sales administration for six years before joining the Norvatis Group, as well as a consultant for different multinational companies in the departments of risk administration and internal control.
Ms Dansker holds a degree in Administration from the University of Buenos Aires and completed her MBA at the University of Salvador.
She is advocate, with an Honor’s Degree from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), specialist in legal consulting (UBA), agent of trademarks and patents (INPI) and professional certified by CEC (AAEC-UCEMA-IFCA), with special distinction in academic merit. Cristina possesses a broad and recognized experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she worked as head of legal and intellectual property as well as head of compliance. Previously, she practiced law in the prestigious and international law firm M. & M. Bomchil, counseling big firms in the field of competence defense. She developed her lecturer activities in the law faculty at the University of Buenos Aires. Cristina was granted a scholarship by the Italian government for conducting research at the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan, Italy. She is author of various articles published in prestigious law and scientific journals as well as speaker in topics of her specialization. Currently, she is partner of C4B Compliance for Business, from where she offers counseling in topics of ethical conduct and compliance with special emphasis on the design, implementation and monitoring of programs of compliance and anticorruption for companies. She is admitted to the Public College of Advocates of the Federal Capital, the National Institute of Industrial Property, currently develops the Executive Counsel of the Argentinean Association for Ethics and Compliance and is director in the Commission of Compliance in the Industry of Medicine Specialties and Medical Equipment (AAEC). Cristina speaks English, Italian and Spanish (mother tongue).
She is graduated advocate of the Catholic University of Argentina, followed a postgraduate study in Economics and Finance taught by the University of Pompeu Fabra, an MBA in the Business School ITEAP in Spain and a postgraduate study in Corporate Leadership at the Catholic University of Argentina. She is certified “Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance” (LPEC) by the Ethics and Compliance Initiative (ex ECOA) of the United States and IAE Business School. Currently, she works in Global Compliance, where she consults in the development of compliance programs. During her career, she worked as advocate and Compliance Officer in BBraun Medical SA and BAXTER Argentina SA.
Maria Helena is Lic. In corporate administration and public accountant who graduated from UADE and moreover possesses the certification of Professional in Ethics and Compliance awarded by UCEMA and IFCA. For more than 15 years she has been working in Fresenius Medical Care Argentina S.A. working in functions in different areas. For almost 9 years she has been responsible for the department of internal auditing, and started her career as Local Officer for Compliance in 2015. Since august 2016, she works as head of Regional Compliance for the southern part of Latin America.
Ms Manusovich has extensive experience in the field of public and tax law, regarding both public and private matters. At Studio Klein & Franco she headed the department of tax law and has also worked as a representative of Treasury for the public department of Contencioso Judicial of the administration and later as team leader of the attorney department. She published numerous articles in prestigious law journals, lectured at several seminars and courses and participated in various national as well as international conferences.
She is currently a member of C4B Compliance for Business, where she provides assistance on issues regarding compliance and ethical conduct, with emphasis on the design, implementation and monitoring of compliance and anti-corruption programmes for SMEs. She is a member of the Executive Council of the Argentinean Association of Ethics and Compliance, the Association of Compliance Officers and the Argentine Forum of Executive Women.
Mr Martinez received his title of attorney at the University of Buenos Aires and graduated in Compliance and Criminal Law at the Universidad Austral. He was certified as an Ethics and Compliance Specialist by the AAEC, UCEMA and IFCA. Currently, he is the Head of the Unity of Transparency at the Argentinean National Roadways Department (Dirección Nacional de Vialidad). He worked previously on issues of his professional field for Fabricaciones Militares, Poder Ciudadano, Oficina Anticorrupción, the Prosecutor´s Office of Administrative Investigation, as well as the Ministry of Defense in his home country. He also worked as a consultant for the BID (Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo), Transparency International and the Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (Civil Association for Equality and Justice). Furthermore, he collected profesional experience as a lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Escuela de Abogados del Estado de la Procuración del Tesoro de la Nación, Argentina.
Ms Maskin has held various organisational positions such as for the Buenos Aires Congress, the Undersecretary of the Government Action of the Nation and the National Ministry of Education. Prior to that, Ms Maskin worked as a lawyer for Entelman, where she focused her work on corporate and commercial law. She has also been employed at the legal department of Itron S.A. Additionally, she also worked as the Legal Director of Siemens Itron Business Services and held the position of Regional Compliance Officer and Data Privacy Officer at Siemens S.A., being in charge of Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. At the moment she is working for Johnson & Johnson Medical S.A. as a Healthcare Compliance Officer & Data Protection Officer.
Lawyer graduated with honors at Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1995, he has taken Yale’s Managment Program for Lawyers in 2010. He has experience in different areas of law, mainly on civil, commercial, labor and criminal law. On corporate level, he has worked on health, intellectual property, merger & acquisitions and clinical trials. Mr Mendenson is Co-Founder of Argentine Ethics and Compliance Association. In 2001, he became Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager at Aventis Pharma and at Sanofi in charge of South Cone, focusing on compliance in pharmaceutical industry. Currently, he works as Compliance Officer Latam South at Merck.
He is in charge of managing the sustainability department in “Transportadora de Gas del Norte” in his role of head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He designs and implements sustainability and corporate social responsibility policies and develops examples in the private and public collaboration, inclusive businesses in the value chain and types of intervention for the management and transformation of social conflicts. He is professor of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in the faculty of Economic Sciences and rectorate. He gave lectures in social responsibility classes in the Human Resources Master at UBA and lectures in strategic administration at the University of Belgrano. Claudio Moreno is author of publications on social responsibility, collective negotiation and human resource management. He is licensed in “Social Communication” at the National University of Rosario and “Specialist in Strategic Direction in Human Resources” at the University of Buenos Aires. Currently, he is teaching in the Master of “University Teaching Profession” at UBA.
Heraldo holds a Master´s degree in Economics of the Torcuato Di Tella University and a Bachelor's degree of the National University of Cuyo. Both universities are located in Argentina.
He is the founder of FENSUS, school “Escuela de Nueva Economía” and of “CasaFensus”, a co-working space. Heraldo is also a part of the board of directors of Valos and is the CEO of “CUYO AVAL SGR “company (2009-2016). He is an international consultant responsible for the analysis and the economic and financial evaluation of public and private projects. He is also a Tai Chi instructor.
Another field of interest of his, is the economic measurement of environmental impact. He is a senior consultant for FAO, UNDP, IADB, IBRD, IICA, and CAF as well as a consultant in sustainable finance and CSR.
Heraldo also works as a director and advisor for different NGOs and B Corporations; He is an international professor specialised in the evaluation and sustainability of projects, finance and economy; Conscious Economy, Responsible Businesses sustainable finance; economic valuation of environmental impacts.
Mr Paez is an economist with broad experiences in the pharmaceutical industry, in which area he held different positions in the fields of business management and finance. He specialised in Compliance and Anti-Corruption and is currently working as a Compliance Manager at Abbvie SA, responsible for Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.
Mr Paletta has a degree in Business Administration from UCA and is a leading professional in Ethics and Compliance (ECOA – BECC). He has more than 30 years of professional experience, working as budget director, planning and reporting and general director of the economics program of the Mercedes Benz Group.
Dalma is a lawyer specialised in Corporate Law, Oil and Gas, Energy, Public and Regulatory Law. Currently she is working for Siemens S.A. As Regional Compliance Specialist for Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Previously she worked as a plant lawyer and acted as Senior Legal Advisor and Senior Procurement Manager. Before beginning her activities in Siemens S.A., she exercised law in two of the main law firms in Argentina: Marval, O 'Farrel & Mairal and PAGBAM. Her main emphasis was on developing and analyzing large contracts such as key projects, EPC, LTP, framework agreements, providing advice to national and international clients on different legal issues.
Dalma is the author of several articles on commercial law and arbitration, compliance and fraud prevention. She also contributed to publications in the Argentine faction of the "International Commercial Arbitration - Practice and Procedure - Enforcement of Foreign award". She is currently collaborating on a project to publish a Treaty on Compliance in Latin America. As Regional Compliance Specialist she had the opportunity to participate in different forums and seminars as a local and international exhibitor, for example in the panel on "Preventing Corruption in the Supply Chain" for the Global Compact +15, held in Berlin in October 2015. Dalma is oriented towards excellence, responsibility, values and is committed to achieving team goals.
He is licensed in Organization and Institutional Leadership at the National University of San Martín. Fernando is postgraduate in Ibero-american studies in Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance, Human Rights and Peace Culture at the University of Castilla-la Mancha in Toledo, Spain. He has a degree in the Program of Executive Education in Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability from the University of San Andrés, Buenos Aires in Argentina. He is director of the diploma of Social Responsibility and Sustainable Corporate Leadership which is developed by the Argentinean Business School. Moreover, he is lecturer in post-graduate studies at various universities and academies in Argentina as well as Spain. Since May 2012 until now, he is coordinator of the Program Value, CSR and Competition AMIA BID Fomin. He is representative of the EAN for the IRAM for the development of the Sustainable Purchasing Guide (ISO 20400). He is international juryman for the Foundation Responsible for awards of CSR which annually excels companies and organizations of Ibero-America. He is Technical Consultant of the Working Group for Corporate Social Responsibility in the Argentinean Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Sabarino graduated as an external auditor from the UCA and is currently working as the director of internal audit at Transportadora de Gas del Norte SA (TGN). He had previously held the same position at KPMG for four years. He was also the director of accounting at Pricewaterhouse Coopers as well as an external auditing senior at Dentalmax SA.
Mr Salguero is a lawyer who graduated from the University of Buenos Aires. He also holds a Master's from the Catholic University of Argentina and the University of London. He has experience working as a lawyer for renowned companies and insurance firms, e.g. Duke Energy International, Zurich Argentina, Mapfre Argentina and Prudential Insurance. He provides legal advice on fiscal and regulatory matters. He also designs and manages systems of compliance, anti-corruption and money laundering prevention. He is currently employed at the ACE Group Argentina, where he holds the position of Legal & Compliance Manager.
Ms Schoepf is currently employed as a Sustainability Analyst at Randstad Argentina.
With the aim to enforce the PepsiCo Compliance Programme, Mr Sluga is responsible for promoting a compliance culture that is committed to a high level of integrity and is implemented through the training and coordination of senior leadership. Additionally, he is in charge of the monitoring of the compliance environment and the effective operation of the “Report Line”, the complaint system. His main focus is in oil and gas, contract, business, administration, compliance tax, insurance, energy law. Before this, Esteban was a Senior Legal Advisor for Tyco. In 2003 he was Regional Contract and Compliance Specialist at PAREXEL International SA. Part of his activities were to initiate, maintain, and revise policies and procedures focused on the general implementation of the compliance in order to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct.
Ms Torcello is currently employed as a compliance specialist at Siemens S.A. (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) and as a regional coordinator for compliance trainings (hispanic South America). Previously she has worked at Huawei S.A. in the field of P&L and at IBM in the field of reporting and controlling. She obtained a degree in economics from the University of Buenos Aires and is a leading professional in the areas of Ethics and Compliance with an international certification of the ECOA Foundation and IAE Business School.
Mr Valente, as an experienced auditor, is leading result oriented teams dedicated to continuous improvement. He has over 25 years of experience in multinational and national companies of different industries. He possesses vast experience with numerous prominent companies such as Alpargatas, InBev, EDESUR, Laboratorios Bago and ENAP Sipetrol. Today he is in charge of the regional management positions at BGH.
He also has extensive knowledge on international standards and procedures, such as FCPA, Sarbanes Oxley, IFRS, US GAAP, Risk Management and Corporate Governance.
In addition, he also gives lectures in different forums dedicated to the topics of Audit, Fraud & Risk Management.
Sonia is public accountant with experience in internal and external auditing, Compliance and internal controls. She has broad knowledge in FCPA, Sarbanes Oxley, the handling of risk and corporate governance. She worked for Deloitte as Senior Auditor in the department of Financial Entities and Insurance Companies. Currently, Sonia Vera is executing functions in Chubb Seguros as head of the Internal Auditing Department where she conducts audits and special revisions of normative compliance, prevention of money laundry, fraud and internal controls.
In the past Ms Volentiera has worked for Intersoft Mexico S.A. and for Verizon Business and in 2008 she joined the team of Volkswagen Argentina as a manager for finance-related technological projects. In 2011 she became part of the compliance department, where she now holds the position of Compliance Officer. She is in charge of risk management and internal control department, as well as prevention of money laundering.
Pablo is a graduated lawyer. He studied at the Universidad de Chile and currently attends a Master's Degree programme in Economic Criminal Law. He works as a Legal Advisor for two companies: one of them is Veracitas Consultores and the second one is Rivadeneira, Colombara, Zegers and Cía. In addition to his knowledge in the area of compliance and in the implementation and certification of Crime Prevention Systems, Pablo Tomas also does academic work through the legal research he is conducting.
Marcela es titulada como Ingeniero en Administración de Empresas con mención en Finanzas de la Universidad Tecnológica de Chile Inacap. Cuenta con cursos y entrenamientos de Compliance, anticorrupción, Código de conducta, Políticas Farmacéuticas, Business Partner Risk Management, entre otros; involucrada en varios proyectos de implementación de Compliance, no sólo para Healthcare, sino para las áreas de química y procurement, soporte de auditoría y capacitaciones internas para nuevas adquisiciones de la compañía, en su labor de Compliance Local Point de Merck S.A. Experiencia laboral previa en áreas de Auditoria de Ingreso y tesorería en Hoteleras como Ritz Carlton, supervisión en telemarketing en Larraín Vial C. de Bolsa de Santiago.
Mariano es egresado de la Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y cuenta con un sinnúmero de certificados y entrenamientos en el área de cumplimiento, anticorrupción, control de aduanas, debida diligencia, privacidad de datos, entre otros. Antes de ocupar su cargo actual como Regional Compliance Officer para Siemens S.A., Mariano ya se había destacado en las áreas de ventas comerciales, manejo de proyectos y gestor de cuenta en la misma empresa. Previamente había reunido experiencia laboral en empresas como Ascom Chile S.A., Ascom Argentina S.A., y Estudio Monserrat SR.L. (Argentina).
Facundo es abogado egresado de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y cuenta con amplia experiencia profesional reunida en la Sección de Investigaciones Judiciales de la Fiscalía de Buenos Aires, Tribunal Criminal Nacional (Buenos Aires) y en la Corte Federal Criminal (San Isidro). Desde 2011 trabaja para la empresa alemana Siemens, en la cual se desempeñó como Vicepresidente Legal de la Oficina de Investigación de Compliance en México. Actualmente es Director de Compliance para la región austral, pacífica y andina en la misma empresa.
Facundo tiene experiencia profesional en la asesoría legal para empresas en las áreas de gestión, manejo de investigaciones de casos de fraude, corrupción y otros asuntos de cumplimiento tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. Entre sus habilidades destacadas se cuenta su capacidad de comunicación.
Ricardo es egresado de Derecho de la Universidad Católica de Chile y cuenta con un título de maestría en Derecho otorgado por la Universidad de Navarra (España). Actualmente se desempeña como Consejero del Centro de Libre Competencia UC, Co-Director del Programa de “Diplomado de Compliance y Buenas Prácticas Corporativas, así como Director del Magíster en Derecho de la Empresa UC-LLM. Adicionalmente es profesor de Derecho Económico y Libre Competencia en la Universidad Católica de Chile.
Ricardo cuenta con vasta experiencia laboral, la cual ha reunido en sus labores como Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Gobierno Corporativo UC, Gerente Corporativo de Ética y Cumplimiento en la Empresa Nacional de Petróleo (ENAP), entre otros. Su trayectoria profesional es complementada por su participación como expositor en varias conferencias organizadas por instituciones como CEPAL, CEP, AMCHAM, Fiscalía Nacional Económica, OCDE, entre otras.
Andrea se graduó de la carrera de European Business Management de la Universidad de Worms (Alemania) con énfasis en marketing y control estratégico; y realizó un intercambio estudiantil en la Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile). Cuenta, además, con un Diploma en Comunicación Intercultural otorgado por la Universidad Friedrich-Schiller (Alemania), y posee un título de Auditora Certificada expedido por la IAA (Certified Internal Auditor, CIA). Desde antes de ocupar su actual cargo, Andrea ya ha venido desempeñándose como consultora para PricewaterhouseCoopers (Frankfurt, Alemania) en las áreas de Desarrollo de Negocios e Innovación y Servicios de Auditoría Forense. En la actualidad se centra en la implementación de sistemas de compliance a nivel nacional. Adicionalmente es responsable por la ejecución de un modelo de prevención de delitos y por realización de proyectos de control interno, entre otros.
Felipe es licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad Central de Chile, y cuenta con un título de maestría en Business Law otorgado por la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Su especialidad es el Derecho Corporativo, Contratación y asuntos comerciales. Sumado a lo anterior, ostenta numerosos certificados de cursos realizados en el campo del Derecho en la Universidad de California (Berkeley, EEUU), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Florida International University, Universidad de los Andes (Chile), Universidad de Chile, entre otros.
Felipe Javier ha trabajado como fiscal y Oficial de Cumplimiento para el Grupo de Empresas Jürgen Paulmann, la Fiscalía Nacional Económica, Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil, Grupo de Empresas Kentucky Foods Chile Ltda., entre otras. Adicionalmente cuenta con experiencia en la docencia como profesor de postgrado en la Universidad de Chile.
Alberto es Licenciado en Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Abogado y Magister en Derecho Penal, Universidad de Chile.
Cuenta con habilidades para el Asesoramiento en el cumplimiento de la normativa legal y regulatoria dentro de la industria Agrícola y Farmacéutica, Transacciones corporativas (contratos, fusiones, compra y venta de empresas, entre otros), Derecho Comercial, Derecho de Propiedad Industrial, Derecho de Propiedad Intelectual.
Actualmente se desempeña como Jefe del Departamento de Asesoría Legal, Bayer S.A.. Ha sido también Jefe del Departamento Organizaciones Sindicales, Dirección del Trabajo, Ministerio del Trabajo, Chile.
Focalizado en el trabajo con equipos multidisciplinarios, se esfuerza por incrementar el entendimiento en todos los ámbitos de la práctica legal. Se comunica con empatía y sensibilidad, mientras exhibe constantemente una ética de excelencia en su trabajo profesional.
Olga is a public accountant with a degree of the Corporative University of Colombia and a specialization in financial and business management, obtained at the University of Medellín. She currently works in the field of compliance, monitoring of internal firm rules, prevention of risks related to fraud, corruption, lack of ethics and money laundering.
Within the framework of the International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS, she is head of the “Frente Técnico Financiero”. It is her responsibility to coordinate the issuing of financial and accounting guidelines. She thereby contributes to the fulfillment of the objectives of the company through the strengthening of the internal control in each of the processes running the organisation.
John Jairo is a business manager with eleven years of experience in the financial sector and two in the cement sector. He has extensive knowledge in the fields of internal audit, internal control, credit and operational risk management and standardised risk and audit models. He is specialised in fraud risk management issues, such as the administration, detection, prevention and dissuasion. He is certified as an IMRA - ALARYS International Risk Manager and CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner.
Currently, John is responsible for activities related to the Fraud Risk Management Programme. He possesses good interpersonal and teamwork skills, leadership ability and capacity to adapt to various professional environments.
Paula is a business administrator with expertise in corporate social responsibility and broad experience in the design and implementation of sustainability strategies, relations with stakeholders and elaboration of sustainability reports according to the GRI methodology. She has extensive experience in the areas of strategic planning, the realisation of Balanced Scorecard methodology, corporate governance and integrated management systems. Furthermore, she has also gained experience in project management, risk management and internal control.
Currently, she is designing and implementing ETB’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy along with the company’s Corporate Strategic Plan. She is also coordinating the strategic relationships between stakeholders, the development of local programs and the promotion of the company’s national and international management department. She also represents the institution in unions, controlling institutions and the government and civil society.
Pablo is a public accountant, who received his education at the University of Buenos Aires. He also received a certification of the Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires. In addition, he completed an executive MBA at the ESE Business School of the University of the Andes in Chile.
He has over 23 years of professional experience at Siemens, where he has worked in several different areas, such as Contract Management, Economic Analysis, Financial Controlling and Compliance. He is currently working as a Cluster Compliance Officer for South America (Hispanic-speaking) at Siemens.
Pablo obtains the following international certifications, issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors of the United States (IIA): Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Control Self Assessment and an international accreditation for quality assessment by the internal audit department (QA - Internal Audit Quality Assurance). Furthermore, he has participated in the Anti-Corruption Summer Academy 2015 of the IACA (International Anti-Corruption Academy) in Laxenburg, Austria.
Elizabeth is a public accountant, who graduated from the Universdad Externado of Colombia. In the past four years she has been employed as a Deputy Compliance Officer at Siemens. In addition, she has been working as a Risk & Internal Control Officer, Local Compliance Officer and Anti-Corruption Implementation Manager in the Andean Region (Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) for Osram. Beforehand she already gained experience leading the financial statement audit processes of companies from various sectors. Furthermore, she is a member of KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice, in which she works to identify opportunities to improve processes and internal policies as well as the methodology to be applied in the audits with clients of the firm. Elizabeth has received several trainings on Compliance in Munich, Germany.
Gabriel has broad experience in the sector of general and statutory auditing of companies in the real estate and financial sector. He has been in charge of strategic planning, supervision and direction of sampling as well as the elaboration, revision and presentation of reports for the senior management. Furthermore, he is qualified in the field of interpretation and application of standards issued by the different state control agencies with reference to the requirements demanded.
Gabriel is currently developing strategies to ensure that the EPM Group fulfills the regulations related to risk prevention associated with money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud and corruption, amongst others.
Jorge is a public accountant with a degree from the Corporative University of Colombia and a specialisation in Statutory Audits, Controlling and Financial Business Management from the University of Medellín. He has over 15 years of experience in Audit and Compliance and extensive knowledge and skills in the fields of administration, accounting and auditing. Equipped with strong leadership skills and the ability to quickly process information, he is in the process of successfully achieving effective results.
Claudia obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a Master in Corporate Finance from CESA with experience in the design, evaluation and administration of Models of Governance, as well as risk, ethics and compliance management and the monitoring of methodologies integrated throughout the value chain, such as internal control and audit. She has strong competences in communication, project leadership and teamwork. She focuses on the achievement of strategy oriented results.
Silvia holds a degree in psychology from the Universidad el Bosque and of public accounting from the University Javeriana. She is a current member of the operative committee of Telefonica Colombia, responsible for the diffusion of the principles of the company and the area of conflicts of interest policy. Silvia counts with experience of more than seven years in risk identification, planning, execution and reporting of audit activities on all different organisational processes: Logistics, Technical and Human Resources, among other areas. She has experience in the planning and execution of audit and compliance plans regarding the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
César is responsible for compliance monitoring according to internal standards and the implementation of rules applied to the control and prevention of risks related to fraud, corruption, lack of ethics, personal data protection, regulatory violations, money laundering and financing terrorism, which were adopted by the EPM Group. He has a degree in Procesos formativos empresariales from the EAFIT University as well as a specialization from the USB.
Pedro es miembro de la Comisión Nacional Anticorrupción de la COPARMEX y fundador de la Red por la Transparencia Activa en México. Es Licenciado y Maestro en Administración, también estudió la Maestría en Políticas Públicas en la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana y actualmente está en el programa de Doctorado en Educación en la Universidad Marista.
Cuenta con 28 años de experiencia como activista social y asesor de organizaciones sociales, 19 como consultor organizacional y 7 como servidor público federal. Entre sus áreas de conocimiento se encuentran las siguientes: lucha anticorrupción, Responsabilidad Social, Derechos Humanos, Dirección estratégica, administración y servicio público, liderazgo y PyMes. También ha participado como docente y conferencista invitado en numerosos eventos organizados por varias instituciones públicas, académicas y sociales en México.
Maria, Licenciada en Administración de Empresas por el Tecnológico de Monterrey (Toluca) con Maestría en Alta Dirección cursada en Escuela Bancaria Comercial, es dueña y socia de la empresa Logistica Arrendamiento DMT, se desempeña como Gerente de Operaciones & Compliance teniendo especial interés en materia de Certificaciones.
Cuenta con diplomados en materia Fiscal, Administración Operativa de Recursos Humanos y Evaluaciones en 360°. Antes de unirse a su cargo actual, Maria reunió experiencia profesional en Chrysler de México en el departamento de Recursos Humanos, logrando implementar el Proyecto las
Actualmente sus actividades primordiales son: control y soporte en el departamento de Logistica de la empresa y certificaciones NEEC, ISO Y CTPAT.
Armando es psicólogo, capacitador y consultor mexicano con maestría en Psicoterapia de Grupos Gestalt y postulante a doctorado en Psicología Gestalt. Está certificado como Life Coach International.
Su trayectoria le ha permitido incursionarse en áreas como Psicología Gestalt, Ecología, así como Calidad y Procesos de Mejora Continua (PMC) y Programación Neurolingüística (PNL).
Desde 1987 es consultor independiente para empresas nacionales e internacionales, brindando capacitación especializada en Administración y Desarrollo humano en las organizaciones. Imparte cursos y talleres sobre temas como liderazgo, trabajo en equipo y ética en las organizaciones, incorporando herramientas de Psicología Gestalt, Psicología Transpersonal y Sustentabilidad.
En 2005, fundó la Escuela Superior de Ejecutivos, S. C. para brindar capacitación a compañías de la industria maquiladora.
Dentro de su trayectoria profesional, Armando se ha involucrado con actividades de su ciudad natal: Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Ha dado cátedra de maestría en la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas. Presidió organizaciones no gubernamentales y, en dos ocasiones, desempeñó el cargo de Secretario de Desarrollo Económico en Reynosa. Asímismo, ha sido consultor en el tema de innovación y competitividad para el municipio y el estado.
Sandra es contadora pública de profesión con título expedido por el Tecnológico de Monterrey, certificada por el Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos y contadora registrada ante la Administración General de Auditoria Fiscal Federal. Actualmente se desempeña como contadora pública y directora de la empresa Guardiola y Asociados. Se ha desempeñado profesionalmente en distintos cargos en el Colegio de Contadores Públicos de Reynosa, como Vicepresidenta de Docencia y Ex presidenta de la misma institución. Adicionalmente ha trabajado como catedrática en el Instituto Internacional de Estudios Superiores de Reynosa. Sandra se ha destacado durante años por sus actividades en el ámbito de la contaduría, academia y activismo en distintas organizaciones de la Iniciativa Privada de Reynosa, Tamaulipas.
Augusto es Licenciado en Derecho por la Universidad de la Salle (Ciudad de México), se desempeña actualmente como Legal, Compliance & Data Privacy Manager para la empresa Dräger Medical México S.A. de C.V. teniendo como especial interés laboral las áreas de Derecho de empresa, Compliance y Protección de Datos Personales. Entre sus actividades se encuentran la elaboración y desarrollo de estrategias legales, así como la implementación de procesos de control a los canales de Distribución y llevar a cabo capacitaciones y entrenamientos de Compliance y Protección de Datos Personales. Antes de unirse a su cargo actual, Augusto reunió experiencia profesional como abogado en la empresa Johnson & Johnson Medical México, como In-Plant para el área legal así como en firmas de abogados como Santillana & Hintze, S.C. y Calderon & de la Sierra y Cia.
Latifi holds a degree in technology and production from the Universidad Nacional Del Asunción (UNA). She is the leading auditor on Quality Management System at the ICRA. She is also a specialist in production systems with the emphasis on manufacturing technology. Latifi has done many courses on Corporate Social Responsibility, Senior Strategic Management Programs, Management Costs, Leadership, ISO 9001, ISO 22000 and ISO 26000 Standards. She currently works as the director of quality and social responsibility at Tacuaras S.A. and previously also worked as a lecturer in the department of Production Systems at the Faculty of Science at UNA.
Tony Orlando Ferrerira Pérez is a lawyer and holds a degree of the National University in Asuncion, Paraguay. During his career, he carried out various virtual campus workshops, supported by different organisations and institutions, such as: the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, the Center for Development and Technical Assistance in Technology for Public Administration, the Organization of American States and other private and public associations. He worked e.g. on the topics of public ethics, risk management, transparency and anit-corruption as well as mediation in conflicts. Furthermore, he worked as legal advisor for the National Institute of Technology and Standardisation and for the National Office of Migration. At the moment, he works as head of the department for public ethics at the National Anti-Corruption Ministry.
Gustavo has a degree in Accounting from the Universidad de Buenos Aires and also a postgraduate degree from the IAE (Universidad Austral, Argentina). He has extensive management experience in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, textile and retail. During the last years he held different positions in several areas, such as internal auditing, controlling, management control, accountability and finance. He currently is the Chief Internal Audit and Compliance Officer in Bameril S.A., a pharmaceutical company. He focuses on corporate governance, business ethics, integrity, compliance and risk management. In 2011 he founded the Bameril Corporate Compliance Department of Bameril S.A. and since then he’s been developing a compliance programme, procedures and best practices that the pharmaceutical industry requires today. He is member of the LATAM Ethics and Compliance Network whose main objective is to become the group with the highest standard reference in the region.
Sergio holds a doctoral degree in Law and Social Sciences from the School of Law and Social Sciences University of Uruguay (2006) and a postgraduate degree in International and Comparative Law from the Center for American and International Law, Dallas, Texas (2007). He participated in the Management Programme for Lawyers at Yale School of Management, Connecticut, USA (2012). He was appointed Regional Compliance Officer for the Latin American region in May 2013, after rendering services as a Compliance & Legal external counsel in Ares Trading Uruguay S.A (Merck Uruguay) since 2007.
Fernanda is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration (Universidad de Montevideo). She has also worked as a consultant and reviewer of international cooperation projects at the Banco Interamericano Desarrollo (BID). She received a Master's in Corporate Social Responsibility from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain) as well as a Master's in Latin-American studies and a postgraduate in International Studies from the Universidad de la República (Uruguay). Furthermore, she holds a degree in International Cooperation and Regional Integration from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Currently Eduardo holds the position of Executive Director at DERES, a business organization in Uruguay which promotes Corporate Social Responsibility.
He teaches CSR at the Catholic University of Uruguay for undergraduate and postgraduate careers and in the University’s business school.
He is a member of the Civil Society Organizations Advisory Council for the IDB office in Uruguay and a member of the Business Advisory Council for UNICEF Uruguay.
Eduardo takes part as a “Trainer” in the anti-corruption project “De Empresas para Empresas” (GIZ and German Chamber of Commerce).
He has been a member in the Stakeholder Council of GRI, of the board of directors of the network Forum Empresas, of the Advisory Council for the conferences CSR Américas (IDB) and designated expert for the ISO Working Group for the elaboration of ISO26000 and currently integrates the CSR-Committee of UNIT (representative of ISO in Uruguay).
He occupied the position of Focal Point of the Global Compact Local Network in Uruguay.
He has participated as a judge in the recognition program for CSR Best Practices organized by CEMEFI (México).
He participated as a technical coordinator in the IDB/MIF project “CSR for SMEs in the Value Chain” and as designated expert for the regional project of the British Embassy in Montevideo “Economical Effects of Climate Change”.
Eduardo is author of the Chapter “Uruguay” about “The status of CSR”, published by the Interamerican CSR Network and various other articles about CSR and Sustainable Development in specialized media.
He developed various activities as corporate director in the commercial and import sector.