Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe: Compliance Roundtable Q&A: Effective Strategies for Building and Rolling out a “Local” Compliance Program


Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe: Compliance Roundtable Q&A: Effective Strategies for Building and Rolling out a “Local” Compliance Program

Thursday, 21 April 2022 | 10:00 AM ET (2:00 p.m. GMT)

Led by Daniel Tosner, Compliance Officer, Veolia, this uniquely-formatted session will offer a real-time Q&A with a panel of compliance officers representing diverse industries sectors including telecommunications, utilities, defense and logistics. Speaking from their experience as regionally-based compliance officers, this roundtable discussion will examine the latest in compliance expectations and trends for multinational corporations operating in Eastern and Central Europe. Exploring the specifics of how business is done in the local region and how the same influences local compliance operations, the speakers will share recommendations for building and rolling out a compliance program that is appropriately catered to the region as well as insights into how businesses are updating their compliance programs/procedures in light of heightened risks presented by the current pandemic environment. Please come prepared with your most pressing questions as time will be reserved for Q&A.


CLE credits are available for this webinar in the following states only – TX, VA, NY, NJ, CA. Additional instructions on how to obtain CLE credits will be provided during the webinar.


Daniel Tosner

Compliance Officer

Daniel has had a lot of practical experience of implementing compliance systems, including risk mapping, process changing, implementing checks, and influencing corporate culture. He has worked in financial markets, specifically in the insurance industry, where he started working in legislation in the Ministry of Finance and for a supervisory authority, then he worked in supervision in the British Financial Service Authority (FSA), as a project manager and also as the legal and compliance manager in insurance companies of different scales. He was also a manager of a consultancy team addressing risk & regulatory advisory in KPMG. He has also acquired experience in other industries (power industry, waste management).

Vojtech Prerovsky

Chief Compliance Officer, CEE Zone

Vojtech Prerovský currently works as the Chief Compliance Officer of the French company Veolia for the region of Central and Eastern Europe where he is currently focusing on strengthening anti-corruption programs in more than 14 countries. He launched an ISO37001:2016 certification programme and succesfully certified several companies in the CEE - as the first one in the given countries. Currently, he serves as a member of the executive board of the Czech Compliance Association.


Prior to that, he worked as a member of the Board of Directors and Director of Legal and Compliance at Aegon in the Czech Republic, and as a chief compliance officer for AXA Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, and also completed international assignment in the compliance department at Axa's headquarters in Paris.


Vojtech studied law and economics. During the law studies, Vojtech collaborated also with Transparency International Slovakia. He first encountered compliance in 2006 within the international financial group Aegon. There, he had the task to lay the foundations of compliance within the company - worth adding that at that time the concept of compliance in Central and Eastern Europe was almost unknown. Vojtech specializes in building compliance programs and improving compliance processes in organizations their digitization and change management in setting up the corporate culture.

Michaela Katolicka

Director of Security and Compliance
Czechoslovak Group

Michaela Katolická is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. While studying at the University of Toulouse 1 Sciences Sociales in France (2008) she obtained a diploma in EU law and in 2014 successfully completed a rigorous procedure at Charles University in Prague.


She worked almost for 8 years at the Financial Analytical Office where she was involved in legislative activities in the area of combating money laundering and terrorist financing. Beyond the extensive lecturing and consulting activities, she participated in several expert groups (at the national and European level) involved in drafting legislation and methodology on this area. She was also a member of the Concept Committee of the Prime Minister's Council for Corruption. Currently, she focuses mainly on corporate compliance and works as the director of security and compliance at CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP.

Ivan Skaloš

Advisory Board
Slovak Compliance Circle

Ivan Skaloš is an experienced risk and Compliance professional. When starting his career in Ernst&Young assurance services, Ivan, beside of building his accounting and auditing expertise, also found fascinating to explore how various companies are internally organized in terms of prevention from illegal conduct, various security incidents and business disruptions. Although, even after leaving consultancy and moving to business (life insurance, telecommunications), Ivan further developed his finance expertise in financial controlling and corporate finance, he gradually increased his professional focus in internal controls, risk management and, finally, Compliance management.


Assuming Compliance officer function for the first time in 2008 in Slovak Telekom, Ivan and his team developed green-field Compliance function and a robust anti-corruption Compliance management system, including a risk assessment process focused on wide range of Compliance risks. Since 2016, Ivan additionally assumed Compliance responsibility for T-Mobile Czech Republic, facing the challenge of creating one consolidated, synergetic and effective cross-border Compliance system. During these recent years Ivan was, in addition, very active in promoting principles of ethical leadership as part of the company's cultural transformation.


Ivan studied economics in Bratislava. In 2013, Ivan was personally involved in establishment of Slovak Compliance circle (SCC), Slovak professional association focused on promoting the Compliance function in Slovak business and next generation of business leaders. Being 6 years active in SCC's Board of Directors, Ivan currently heads the Advisory board, shaping SCC's strategic directions for the upcoming future.

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