Bribery and corruption

OECD Business Integrity Roundtable 2021


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The pilot OECD Business Integrity Roundtable Series (BIR) was held from 24 March – 12 May 2021, bringing together over 1,900 participants in 7 virtual events. The Series included a two-part global roundtable, 3 regional roundtables and 2 thematic roundtables and acted as a forum to promote good practices and catalyse trust in business. Topics covered include business integrity trends, incentives, challenges and innovative approaches to implementation.






 12 May 2021


Business Integrity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

This roundtable explored trends and good practices in the region, the role of ombudsman offices, as well as future activities, including ongoing monitoring by the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ACN) and a joint ACN and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) capacity-building project in the region.

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  30 April 2021 at 15.00 CET

Non-judicial mechanisms for remedying solicitation, bribery and corruption



In recent years, a number of non-judicial mechanisms have appeared to provide redress when issues of solicitation, corruption, or other irregularities threaten business integrity. The network of National Contact Points established by OECD and non-OECD countries in connection with OECD MNE Guidelines have fielded approximately 40 specific instances involving allegations of bribery or corruption since 2000. In addition, countries have created Ombudsmen or as well as High-Level Reporting Mechanisms to provide avenues for redress. This event will bring together prominent speakers from OECD and non-member countries, both from the private and public sectors to explore these developments and consider the following questions:

  • When and where are non-judicial mechanisms useful to address corruption challenges?
  • What advantages and disadvantages do the various mechanisms have in terms of their composition, jurisdiction, powers, and independence?
  • What lessons can we learn to better design and use these mechanisms to improve the business climate and to promote business integrity?

Registered participants will be able to intervene to share their experiences and to raise questions. This event will be held in English. 

  • Ms. Enery Quinones, Chair of Sanctions Panel, Nordic Investment Bank, Chair of Sanctions Board, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Chair, Oversight Committee, United Nations Population Fund; formerly Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD
  • Ms. Marcela Paiva, Head, Responsible Business Conduct Division, OECD National Contact Point, Chile

  • Mr. Juraj Strasser, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD

  • Mr. Rustam Zhursunov, Ombudsman for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs, Kazakhstan

  • Mr. Camilo Cetina, Main Lead, Integrity & Digital Innovation, CAF/Latin American Development Bank

  • Mr. Guillermo Jorge, Partner in Charge, Compliance, Investigations and Corporate Criminal Law Practice Group, Bruchou

  • Mr. Soji Apampa, Founder and Executive Director, The Convention on Business Integrity, Nigeria

  14 April 2021 

Corporate Anti-Corruption Compliance in Africa: Practices, Challenges and the Way Forward


Hosted by the OECD and the African Development Bank and building on the OECD/African Development Bank joint initiative to support business integrity and anti-bribery efforts in Africa and the Anti-Bribery Policy and Compliance Guidance for African Companies, this session reviewed actions taken by African companies to promote corporate anti-bribery policies and related compliance measures. It brought together private sector representatives from African and OECD countries, including delegates of business associations and international companies, to dialogue and share experiences. Participants also included international and regional experts.


13.00 - 13.10 Opening remarks
  • Patrick Moulette, Head of the Anti-Corruption Division, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
  • Paula Santos Da Costa, Acting Director, Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption, African Development Bank Group
13.10 - 14.20 Roundtable
  • Elsa Gopala Krishnan, Senior Legal Analyst, Anti-Corruption Division, OECD
  • Cas Coovadia, Chief Executive Director, Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) 
  • Jovita Fazenda, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Multichoice Mozambique
  • Natascha Linn Felix, Director of Compliance at Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor
14.00 - 14.20 Q & A
14.20 - 14.30 Concluding remarks and the way forward
  • Evelynne Change, Chief Governance Officer, Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Office, African Development Bank Group


 07 April 2021 at 14.00 CET



Incentives for Business Integrity

The webinar brought together prominent speakers from OECD and non-member public and private sectors to discuss the following questions: What drives corporate compliance? Do the reasons differ across regions or between OECD and non-OECD countries? How can we further level the global playing field for companies and to promote integrity? 


  • Olga Savran, Manager of the Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, OECD 


  • Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Paul Hastings, B20 Italian presidency

Enforcement as a driver for compliance 

  • Fernando Dyer, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Grana y Montero SAA, Peru 
  • Tetiana Kyryk, Chief Compliance Officer, Kyivstar, Ukraine

Investor and Market Demand for Business Integrity

  • Jinu Koola, Norwegian Investment Bank
  • Chiawen Kiew, Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
  • Alice Lim, London Metals Exchange, the United Kingdom

Collective actions/Certifications

  • Amanda Rocha, Network Manager Brazil, Alliance for Integrity GIZ/RR & Member of Mais Integridade Seal Committee, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil 
  • Soji Apampa, The Convention on Business Integrity, Nigeria

Building Integrity Through Supply Chain Engagement

  • Ertugrul Onur, Coca Cola Turkey


 31 March 2021 at 08.00 CET

Business Integrity Trends in Asia-Pacific - Beyond the COVID-19 crisis


Since early 2020, the world has been facing one of the biggest global crises in decades, caused by the sudden and rapid spread of Covid-19. Isolation measures, lockdowns and restrictions have presented huge challenges for companies, compounded by economic uncertainty. Southeast Asia is one of the regions where businesses have loaded up on debt and few have a clear picture on how the pandemic will affect their business operations over the coming months and years.


According to the recent report launched by the OECD in partnership with UNDP “Responsible Business Conduct and Anti-Corruption Compliance in Southeast Asia”, 60% of respondents are concerned with being directly or indirectly associated with at least one sustainability risk, corruption being considered the highest risk for companies operating in the region. Furthermore, the impact of Covid-19 on anti-corruption compliance and RBC has also been measured, showing that 58% of respondents feel that environmental, social and/or governance risks have increased as a result of the crisis.


In this context, every decision taken implies a big margin of risk. Society in general, and companies in particular need to stick to the only thing that seems to be certain today, their core values and principles.


This session brought together representatives from different sectors to exchange ideas about innovative anti-corruption initiatives that help companies big and small to weather the damages wrought by the pandemic. 



  • Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director of the OECD's Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs




  24 March 2021


Business Integrity Trends, Standards, and the Future of Compliance in a Post COVID-19 World

Opening Remarks by Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, OECD Deputy Secretary-General 

REPLAY HERE Part 1: Business Integrity Trends and Standards 

Moderator: Nicola Bonucci, Partner, Paul Hastings 

Discussion Leads:

  • Florence Dennis, Division Manager, Integrity and Prevention, Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption, African Development Bank
  • Sam Eastwood, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Carolina Echevarria, Regional Manager Latin America & Coordinator Trainings and Ariadne Souza, Network Manager Southern Cone for Alliance of Integrity for Latin America
  • Angela Joo-Hyun Kang, Founder and Executive President of Global Competiveness Empowerment Forum, South Korea
  • David Last, Principal Assistant Chief, FCPA Unit, Department of Justice, USA
  • Willem Punt, Anti-bribery and Corruption Lead, ANZ Bank, Member of the Steering Committee, Bribery Prevention Network, Australia

REPLAY HERE Part 2: Catalysing Compliance in the Post COVID-19 World 

Moderator: Mathilde Mesnard, OECD Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs 

Discussion Leads:

  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
  • Bahare Heywood, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, Clifford Chance
  • Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs, Refinitiv
  • Samantha Thompson, M&A Corporate Lead, Anglo American

Closing remarks by Drago Kos, Chairman, OECD Working Group on Bribery 

This Roundtable was a joint partnership with the OECD Anti-Corruption DivisionOECD Trust in Business Initiative and OECD Responsible Business Conduct 



Olga Savran, Manager of the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: [email protected]

Brooks Hickman, Anti-Corruption Analyst: [email protected]

Sofia Tirini, Anti-Corruption Analyst: [email protected] 


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