Speakers - 2015

Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery

Drago Kos serves as the Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery since 1 January 2014. He is an established anti-corruption expert also working as an  international commissioner in the independent Monitoring and Evaluation Committee in Afghanistan. Until 2011 he was the Chairman of the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) for eight years and the first chairman of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in Slovenia. 




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Dr. Klaus Moosmayer, Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG

Klaus Moosmayer is Chief Compliance Officer of Siemens AG and head of the global Siemens Compliance Organization since January 2014. Before his recent nomination he served as the Chief Counsel Compliance of Siemens AG and was as the Head of the Compliance Governance Organization responsible for legal Compliance management, Compliance policies, internal investigations, disciplinary sanctions, remediation and Compliance risk assessment. From 2007 - 2010, Moosmayer served as Compliance Operating Officer of Siemens and had a leading role in developing the new Siemens Compliance Program. Before joining Siemens' legal department in 2000, he was a lawyer in private practice. Moosmayer has published extensively on Compliance and White Collar Crime topics, including Compliance and Anti-Corruption manuals for companies, and speaks frequently on Compliance topics at national and international conferences. He was appointed as the Anti-Corruption Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee at the OECD (BIAC). 


Akere Muna, Chair of the IACC Council

is the founder and former President of Transparency International Cameroon. He is a lawyer by training. In 2007-2008, he was a member of the independent High-Level Audit Panel of the African Union.  From 2008 to 2014 he was President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC).  He is a former President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (2005-2014) and former President of the Cameroon Bar Association.  In January 2010, he was elected for a 4-year term to the Panel of Eminent Persons, which oversees the African Peer Review process, and at the 19th AU Summit of the APR Forum, he was appointed Chairperson of the Panel for the rest of his term which ended in 2014. He is currently the first ever Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank. He was actively involved in the TI working group that helped draft the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption, and authored a guide to the Convention.  He was elected Vice-Chair of TI’s Board in 2005 and again in 2008 and 2011. His term ended in 2014. Since then, he serves as Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Council. 

Dr. Jean-Pierre Mean, Of Counsel at MCE Legal and former President of Transparency Switzerland 

Jean-Pierre Mean is a trained lawyer, holds a doctorate in law from the University of Basle, and  an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption at the International Chamber of Commerce. Jean-Pierre was also General Counsel of Landis & Gyr in Zug and Chief Compliance Officer of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London and General Counsel of Society Generale de Surveillance in Geneva. He is an author of several publication in the field of ant-corruption.  

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Robert Amaee, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP and former Head of Anti-Corruption and Head of Proceeds of Crime at the UK Serious Fraud Office

Before He currently advises companies and senior individuals on serious economic crime matters, internal investigations, disclosures to governmental and regulatory authorities and the development of effective compliance programs. Before joining Covington he served as Head of Anti-Corruption and Head of Proceeds of Crime at the UK Serous Fraud Office, leading the investigation and prosecution of high-profile bribery. He led the negotiations in the cases of Johnson & Johnson, MW Kellogg/KBR and Macmillan Publishers. He represented the SFO on the UK Attorney General's Working Group tasked with drafting the UK Bribery Act Prosecutors' Guidance, the UK Foreign Bribery Strategy Board and the Prosecutors' forum at the OECD.

Dr. Oliver Landwehr, Legal Officer at the UNODC

Oliver Landwehr is a legal officer at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna where he conducts country reviews in the framework of the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). Before joining the UN, Oliver worked in private practice at an international law firm, and as référendaire at the European Court of Justice, drafting judgements and legal opinions in the chambers of a judge at the General Court. He holds a doctorate in international law from the University of Munich. 


Jeffrey Knox, Partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and former Head of the DOJ's Frau Section

Jeffrey Knox, former head of the DOJ's Fraud Section, focuses his practice on high-stakes criminal and reulatory matters, government investigations, and compliance counseling. As Chief of the Criminal Division's Fraud Section, and before then, as Principal Deputy Chief, Jeff supervised a team of nearly 100 prosecutors in the investigation and prosecution of compley corporate crime. Jeff oversaw criminal enforcement of all FCPA cases in the United States, and several of the Justice Department's most significant corporate securities fraud, health care fraud, defense procurement fraud, international money laundering, and financial fraud cases. Before joining the Fraud Section, Jeff was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where he served as Chief of the Violent Crimes & Terrorism Section, and was one of the nation's leading national security prosecutors. 

Dr. Thomas Altenbach, Global Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Deutsche Bank AG

Thomas Altenbach is the Global Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG. 




Dr. Thomas Schürrle, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton

Thomas Schürrle is the Managing Partner of the Frankfurt office. He works on cross-border transactions and advises on corporate governance matters, including litigation, and is active in the firm’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy practice.

Dr. Schuerrle began his career as an administrative and antitrust lawyer, focusing on litigation. For nearly 30 years, he has been active in financing, capital markets, and M&A, relating to the biotech, IT and high-tech industries, and has led several international corporate defence cases and related investigations. Dr. Schuerrle also served as a supervisory board member of several companies.  


Dr. Sofia Halfmann, Vice President, Head of Compliance Office, DHL Global Forwarding Freight 

She joined DPDHL in November 2013 taking over responsibility for DHL’s Global Forwarding, Freight worldwide compliance program including establishment and implementation of compliance policies and processes, risk assessments, training, communication, performance of investigations as well as monitoring and auditing activities. Sofia came to DHL from the Global Headquarters of Bayer, where she held the position of Head of Group Compliance Office and Compliance Officer establishing and managing worldwide compliance programs, implementing processes and solutions, handling international investigationsSofia is a lawyer by profession with over 18 years of experience in practicing law. She holds a law degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and a doctorate in law from the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. 


Professor Dr. Michael Kubiciel, Professor at the University of Cologne

Dr. Michael Kubiciel is professor for criminal law, criminal law theory and comparison of law and the executive director of the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Cologne/Germany. His main field of work is white collar crime and corporate criminal liability. He has over the years experience in consulting international organizations (Council of Europe, United Nations, European Union) on questions of international anti-corruption policy. Since 2015, Kubiciel is Of Counsel in a law firm specialized in white collar crime.



Melanie Poepping (LLM), Director & Senior Counsel, Head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Germany & Western Europe at Deutsche Bank AG




Howard Dean, Head of Investigations, Africa Region, Integrity Vice Presidency at the World Bank Group

Howard Dean is the Regional Team Leader for Africa Investigations with the World Bank Group Integrity Vice Presidency (INT), which is responsible for investigating allegations of sanctionable practices in World Bank financed projects.  In that capacity, he manages a diverse team of investigators, lawyers and forensic accountants; works with companies seeking a negotiated resolution of cases; and collaborates with authorities to strengthen capacity and anti-corruption efforts at the national level.  Mr. Dean has undertaken investigative work in Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and the United States.  He is a trained lawyer who helped to develop the policies that serve as INT's and the World Bank's anti-corruption framework.  Such policies include the sanctions system, the cross-debarment framework, the voluntary disclosure program, witness confidentiality, and cooperation with national law enforcement authorities. 

Professor Philip Nichols, Professor at Wharton Business School

Professor Nichols is a Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, of Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a leading specialist on emerging economies and corruption. Professor Nichols is currently Director of the Law Program, and Director of the Social Impact and Responsibility Program at Wharton. He is also the Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.

He has been active in Russia in promoting business ethics , where he has lectured, conducted roundtables, and presented papers at the Lomonosov Moscow States University, Higher School of Economics, FINEC, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russian Academy of Scienes, Russian States University For The Humanities, Yaroslavl State University, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. 


Christophe Speckbacher

Christophe Speckbacher is the Head of Section in the Secretariat of the Group of States against Corruption - GRECO, at the Council of Europe. As from 1999, Mr. Speckbacher has been working with inter-governmental Council of Europe activities dealing with crime issues, especially the monitoring of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies. He was also involved in technical cooperation activities and in the work of inter-governmental committees responsible for the elaboration of treaties and other texts on anti-crime policies. 


Dr. Elisa Hoven, University of Cologne

Dr. Elisa Hoven holds a PhD in international criminal law from the Free University of Berlin and is currently working on her habilitation on foreign corruption. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Basel, Professor Mark Pieth.