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Tuesday, 6 December 2022 | 1:00 PM ET (6:00 PM GMT)
Multiple global enforcement and regulatory agencies including the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission and the UK Serious Fraud Office as well as the OECD Working Group on Bribery, make it clear that one aspect of an effective and comprehensive compliance program is periodic compliance assessments. Such compliance assessments should be designed to evaluate the effectiveness of an existing program in order to identify potential areas for improvement.
During this session hear from Koutayba Yamak, Partner, PwC, and Marc Filer, Director, PwC, practitioners experienced in anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance assessments and Certified Fraud Examiners, as they provide an overview of how and when to perform an anti-bribery/anti-corruption compliance assessment. Addressing the type of compliance risks that should be included, how to follow up on findings uncovered during these assessments, and what potential remediation to perform, Koutayba and Marc will offer practical guidance and best practices based on their years of experience working with companies across an array of sectors and geographies. The session will conclude with an overview of key takeaways and trends as well as suggestions for ensuring your company has the proper program in place to effectively address its risk areas.
Partner, Investigations & Forensics Services Practice
Koutayba Yamak is a Partner in the Investigations & Forensics Services Practice at PwC. He has over 18 years of experience conducting anti-corruption/anti-bribery investigations, forensic accounting and financial statement fraud investigations, including investigations related to the application of US GAAP and IFRS. He has extensive experience in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, telecommunications, and manufacturing.
Koutayba has led a large number of corruption investigations, and ABAC compliance assessments in various countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. He has presented findings of his investigations to several regulators, including the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Koutayba holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Maryland and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Lebanese American University, Lebanon. He was a guest lecturer on Forensic Accounting at Wake Forest University, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, and the Catholic University of America. Speaker at the 2011 White Collar Crime Panel at Kogod School of Business, American University.
Director, Cyber, Risk & Regulatory Practice
Marc is a Director in PwC's Cyber, Risk & Regulatory Practice in Washington D.C.
Marc has over 16 years of forensic accounting experience. He focusses on anti-corruption/FCPA matters, including internal investigations, compliance program assessments, and due diligence. Marc has also managed forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations, anti-money laundering investigations/lookbacks, and dispute analysis/expert witness cases.
Marc has worked on anti-corruption/FCPA matters in over 35 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Americas, and Africa. In particular, he has anti-corruption/FCPA experience in pharmaceutical/medical products, manufacturing, industrial products, retail and consumer, hospitality, and the oil and gas industry.
Marc is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. D.C. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Marc has a Bachelor of Administration from Ohio University and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University.