How To Set Up An Anti-bribery And Corruption Program


From 11:00 am until 1:45 pm

At Live Online

€220.00 (subject to 19% VAT)

Organised By: European Institute of Management and Finance, Cyprus

Course Overview

During this training we will discuss the definition of bribery and corruption and the most relevant anti-bribery and corruption laws. We will take a look at a couple cases and deduct enforcement trends. In the second part of the training we will discuss the elements of an effective anti-bribery and corruption program, some specific controls, tips and tricks. Especially for the financial institutions, we will also dedicate time on how to identify corrupt payments, that should be reported to the authorities under anti-money laundering laws. The training is interactive with lots of possibilities to ask questions.

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Training Objectives

By attending this courses participant will be able to:

  • Understand what corruption is and why it is bad
  • Appreciate US, UK and other relevant anti-corruption laws
  • Understand enforcement trends
  • Appreciate specific case studies
  • Understand the elements of an effective anti-bribery and corruption programme
  • List specific controls, tips and tricks
  • Describe how to identify corrupt payments

  • Training Outline
  • Corruption: what is it and why is it bad?
  • US, UK and other relevant anti-corruption programs
  • Enforcement trends
  • Case studies
  • The elements of an effective anti-bribery and corruption program
  • Specific controls, tips and tricks
  • How to identify corrupt payments?

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is ideal for professionals within the financial services sector, and will be particular benefit to:

  • Compliance and Ethics Managers and Officers
  • In-house counsel with responsibility for compliance
  • Company secretaries
  • Internal Auditors who audit compliance programmes
  • External Accountants who have to form an opinion on compliance risks and controls
  • Investigators
  • Service providers to the compliance community

  • Industry Expert | Geert Vermeulen

    The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. Geert is specialized in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption programs in specific. In 2016 he founded ECMC: Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting. ECMC provides compliance training, consulting services and interim ethics & compliance management. Geert also regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance.

    Geert obtained most of his experience in-house as the Chief Compliance Officer of Aon EMEA and the Global Head of Compliance of Damco, the freight forwarding arm of Maersk. He served as one of the Directors of the Netherlands Compliance Institute and has been the President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association, where he is still the founder/chair of the expert group on Financial Economic Crime and a member of the expert group on Culture and Behavior. He is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University and the Chairman of the co-decision counsel at the Erasmus Gymnasium, the school of his daughters. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled as ‘the compliance guru’.

    In 2020 Geert launched his new company called ‘The Integrity Coordinator’. This company is an independent, external coordinator of whistleblowing or speak up procedures.

    Training Style

    The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participants’ skills, through an interactive approach that includes presentations, questions and answers, discussions, best practices and case studies.

    Participants will have the opportunity to discuss best practice programmes and apply what has been raised during the programme.

    CPD Recognition

    This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.

    For the CySEC requirements, CPD units attained from this course should not exceed the 50% of the total CPD Units of each individual.

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