Keynote Speakers ECF BG 2016

This is an on-going list of keynote speakers invited to talk at the 2016 edition of the Bulgarian Ethics & Compliance Forum, in Bucharest, Romania. Consequently, we update with new speakers every week or so. We invite you to visit us regularly to learn more about our special event. Meanwhile, we are proud to show you three pictures with the our speakers from the 1st edition of the Romanian Ethics & Compliance Forum.

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Adrian BABOI-STROE, Secretary of State (Romanian Ministry of Justice)

Adrian coordinating the following policy areas: anti-corruption, institutional transparency and integrity, as well as public management.
Adrian is a Philosophy graduate of the University of Bucharest (1995) and holds a MSc degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics & Political Science (2004).
He is a public policy expert with an extensive work experience with leading Romanian NGOs, having coordinated projects in areas as varied as policy research, advocacy for policy change and civic education. He also worked with the European Parliament on anti-corruption and anti-fraud policies at EU-level and provided technical assistance to the Delegation of the European Commission in Romania on project monitoring and evaluation.

Oana Raluca BĂNĂȚEANU, Regional Compliance Officer (Siemens Romania)

Oana is currently Regional Compliance Officer of Siemens Romania. She has ten years work experience in Siemens in six different business units and department, with a background in business administration, information security, IT governance and communication. Her current position covers extensive activities in the area of Anti-corruption, Antitrust, Data Protection, Risk Management and Anti-Money Laundering having had the opportunity to apply her knowledge in a very challenging and diversified business setup, overseeing from compliance perspective activities in the industrial field, energy, healthcare or infrastructure. Oana is also a regular speaker on Compliance in various business conferences. She is the Secretary of the European Ethics & Compliance Association.

Cristian DUCU, Senior Ethics & Compliance Consultant (Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics)

Cristian is Doctor in Moral Philosophy, Magna cum laude, of the University of Bucharest and Ethics Expert at the Centre for Advanced Research in Management and Applied Ethics. Since 2013, he has served as Secretary of the Ethics Committee that supervises the Romanian Register of Transparency in Lobby and Advocacy, and, at the end of 2015, he became its President. Cristian is also the president of the European Ethics & Compliance Association.
He has an extensive experience in teaching Communication Ethics and Business Ethics at two of the most prestigious Romanian universities (University of Bucharest; National School of Political and Administrative Sciences), as well as in Social Responsibility/Sustainability and Anti-Corruption Practices in public and private sectors. He is an international ethics & compliance auditor and the leading Romanian expert on non-financial reporting. Currently, he is advocating for an effective transposition of the Directive 2014/95/UE in Romanian legislation.

Neil McGREGOR, Managing Partner (McGregor & Partners SCA)

Neil is the Managing Partner of McGregor & Partners SCA, the law firm in Romania and Bulgaria which is associated with the international firm Stephenson Harwood. He is a British commercial solicitor who has worked in Romania and its neighbouring countries since 1996. He is a member of the Bucharest Bar and is also a registered foreign lawyer in Bulgaria. Although he deals with high-value dispute resolution work, Neil prefers to help clients avoid disputes and misunderstandings from arising if at all possible. In this, he has extensive experience of advising on and negotiating inward investment and joint ventures between foreign and Romanian entities in many sectors of business and industry. He specialises in banking and corporate finance, projects and merger, acquisition and disposals work, being listed in the Legal 500 as a recommended individual for corporate / M&A work.
Neil was elected a director of the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and a Vice-Chairman of the Chamber in 2015. He is an experienced speaker at conferences and trade events. He has also been the company secretary of a private railway company in the UK for more than 20 years and has extensive experience of corporate governance.

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Mihai G. POPA, Country Head of Law, Patents and Compliance (Bayer, Country Group Romania/Bulgaria/Moldova)

Mihai has a vast experience in Corporate Business, Commercial Law, Competition Law, Corporate Governance, Compliance Policies. His works is related to multinational companies from Healthcare sector.
He was involved in drafting corporate compliance regulations, advising on regulatory framework and supervising the implementation of the corporate regulations, organising the general legal and compliance training programs and coordinating and consulting on major corporate projects (e.g., negotiation and conclusion of international trade agreements, coordination the Patents projects etc.).
Mihai represents Bayer Group in ARPIM (Romanian Association of Medicine Producers and Importers) Compliance Workgroup and speaks regularly at international Compliance and Pharmaceutical Law conferences. He is also the vice-president of the European Ethics & Compliance Association.