Our annual gathering of Chief Compliance Officers and other senior executives to discuss European anti-corruption compliance matters.

Once a year senior compliance executives meet in Munich to discuss best practice in Anti-Corruption efforts. Not a simple conference, this is a meeting of peers, designed to allow open debate under Chatham House rules. Always stimulating, the Speakers present for over one hour, sharing knowledge and experience through candid presentations designed to bring the Speaker and delegates together in discussion. Case studies and anonymised audience polling are designed to give the attendees ‘real life’ information to take back to the office to share.

Speaker Panel includes:

Dr. Stephan Mechnig-Giordano, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s

Dr. Thomas Meiers, Chief Coordinator Volkswagen Group U.S. Monitorship, SVP, Volkswagen AG

Mr. Vincent Denonville, Head of Compliance Operations & Strategy, FIFA

Mr. Giovanni Cerutti, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, NTT Data EMEA

Mr. Tobias Ruppert, Head of Compliance Trucks MPC Europe, Daimler AG

Mr. Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President, Corporate Compliance, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Mr. André Körtgen, General Counsel, VP Legal & Contracts, Chief Compliance Officer, Thales Germany

Dr. Kai Schumacher, Chief Compliance Officer, Adidas AG

Mr. Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice-President Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus; Chairman of the Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mr. Marcus Gebert, General Counsel, Kuka Aktiengesellschaft

And other specialists in the area of Anti-Corruption, Ethics and Compliance

Mr. Rolf Percy Herberg, Business Assurance Manager Germany, RINA Germany GmbH

After completing his studies in industrial engineering at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg and the associated officer career, Mr. Herberg was responsible for consulting and safety-related support of industrial construction sites. Since 2001 Mr. Herberg is working for global certification bodies. Currently Mr. Herberg is board member of the German daughter company of RINA Services SpA. Since the beginning his key focus was the support of multi-national companies for all organizational topics and certification of management systems. Mr. Herberg is one of the experts in Questions about quality management or, more recently, anti-corruption management systems.

Mr. Tobias J Ruppert, Head of Compliance Trucks MPC Europe, Daimler AG

Tobias Ruppert has gained seven years of experience at Daimler as Compliance Manager with the focus on anti-bribery compliance, serving as Local Compliance Manager for Mercedes-Benz Vans and currently as Head of Compliance Management Truck MPCs Europe, coordinating Compliance Officers in 16 European Markets. As Compliance Professional, Tobias has steered Business Partner Due Diligences, conducted trainings for internal staff and external partners and gained an in-depth understanding of the Compliance Risks associated with various sales channels.

Prior joining Daimler, he has worked as Senior Accountant in a multinational semiconductor company, focusing on Group Financial Statements, and as Financial Auditor and Audit Team Leader.

Dr. Thomas MeiersChief Coordinator Volkswagen Group U.S. Monitorship, SVP, Volkswagen AG

1999 Fromm Maurer, Associate • 2001 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Senior Associate • 2005 General Electric, Healthcare EMEA, Associate General Counsel • 2010 MAN Truck & Bus AG, Vice President; Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance • 2016 Italdesign Giugiaro S.P.A., Chief Strategy Officer • since 02/2017 Volkswagen AG, Chief Coordinator Volkswagen Group Monitorship.

Leading Volkswagen Group‘s global activities (Central Coordination Monitorship / Zentralkoordination Monitorship / K-IZ) with regard to the Independent Compliance Monitor and Independent Compliance Auditor Larry D. Thompson according to the January 2017 settlement agreements (Plea Agreement and Third Partial Consent Decree) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ / US-Justizministerium). Reporting line to Volkswagen AG Group Board Member for Integrity and Legal, Konzern-Vorstand Integrität und Recht, K-I.

Mr. Peter Wilson, Managing Partner, Herminius

Peter Wilson is Managing Partner of Herminius, where in addition to managing the firm’s growth and operations, he specialises in corporate advisory work, geopolitical risk and impact investing, particularly in emerging markets and developing and post-conflict countries. 

Peter co-founded and built Libra Advisory Group, which worked on economic development, national security and post-conflict governance and reform in a wide variety of countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Sri Lanka. Libra grew rapidly, and was successfully sold to Coffey International in 2010. Peter went on to direct all of Coffey’s economic development and government reform programmes on behalf of European development donors, with full financial and managerial responsibility for the company’s operations and growth. He continues to act as a Senior Advisor and Deployable Civilian Expert at the UK Government’s joint FCO-MOD-DFID Stabilisation Unit.

Peter’s early career was spent in HM Diplomatic Service and McKinsey. He holds an MPhil in Economics, specialising in the economics of emerging markets, from the University of Oxford, and an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD in France. He is the co-author of ‘Make Poverty Business’, which makes a profit-maximising case for greater private sector engagement in developing countries.

Mr. Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice-President Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus; Chairman of the Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mr Hennessee is SVP Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus, where he leads the Group’s global activities in these areas.  He also serves as Chairman of the Governing Body of the ICC Court of International Arbitration and as member of the Global Finance Committee as well as sitting as arbitrator in non-ICC cases. In a three year hiatus from Airbus, Mr. Hennessee was VP Public Law & Technology of Halliburton (2013-2016).  He gives guest lectures in law and public policy at Oxford, Cambridge, Paris Assas, Sciences Po, and Toulouse Business School.  Mr Hennessee has previously practiced law in Germany and in the United States on behalf of institutions including the German Government and private law firms. Educated at the University of Göttingen, Germany, the London School of Economics and SMU Law School, he holds degrees in history, economics/econometrics, and law.  He is a trustee of Houston Grand Opera, a cancer survivor-mentor, Fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation and Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Hennessee is the winner of the ILO Award for Litigation “Individual of the Year” for 2009 and the 2018 winner of the Golden Quill award from the Business and Legal Forum for published article of the year. He has published over 100 articles on various legal subjects and is a frequent speaker on law, technology and public policy.

Mr. Vincent Denonville, Head of Compliance Operations & Strategy, FIFA

More than 20 years experience in Compliance roles in the financial industry and recently in the sports industry. Law graduate from background, Vincent obtained an additional Master in Business Law and an Executive MBA. Vincent has been Compliance Officer accredited by the relevant prudential regulators in Financial institutions such as KBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and SMBC. Vincent joined FIFA’s Compliance team in 2017 and is based in Zürich as their Head of Compliance Operations & Strategy, basically with responsibility to develop and maintain FIFA’s Compliance program.

Mr. Stephan Mechnig-Giordano, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller S.e.c.s.

Mr. Giovanni Cerutti, SVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, NTT Data EMEA

Mr. Håkon Lindteigen, Vice President, Corporate Compliance, Kongsberg Gruppen ASA

Mr. André Körtgen, General Counsel – VP Legal & Contracts, Chief Compliance Officer, Thales Germany

Dr. Kai Schumacher, Chief Compliance Officer, Adidas AG

Mr. Marcus Gebert, General Counsel, Kuka Aktiengesellschaft

Mr. Peter Carling, Managing Director, CAWECO GmbH Business Consulting

The agenda is prepared by and for industry professionals, and will include the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to anti-corruption and ethics field.

♦ Tone from the top – a CEO led presentation defining leadership & commitment.

♦ Trends and best practices in anti-bribery compliance programs: an interactive benchmarking discussion.

♦ The ever evolving CCO role, it’s now getting personal.

♦ The policies and procedures have been implemented. Are they being followed down the line?

♦ Handling civil litigation arising in connection with compliance matters: pitfalls and opportunities.

What constitutes proportionate due diligence?

♦ Panel Discussion – A chance to further discuss topics brought up in the day’s presentations.

♦ How to identify compliance risk.

Compliance & risk management – converging tasks or separate worlds?

♦ How management systems can help to fight corruption.

♦ Business partner integrity management in practice.

Compliance requirements vs GDPR.

♦ Tackling Compliance Risks by Actively Reaching the Employees.

♦ Round table topics to be chosen by the Speakers & Delegates from questions and answers during the presentations. An opportunity to talk informally peer to peer.

Please contact your NielsonSmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.

RINA provides a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 170 offices in 65 countries. RINA is a member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.

RINA was the first certification body to be accredited for ISO 37001 anti-bribery system certification. Our third-party certification services give stakeholders an independent guarantee of compliance with applicable regulatory standards. They are designed to protect companies across all aspects of projects, operations, logistics and legislation.

Herminius has an extensive and proprietary network of international experts covering many different fields allowing it to source in-depth information across a whole range of sectors and geographies.

The calm commercial judgement of its in-house team of experts provides sound judgement on gathered intelligence, allowing Herminius to offer its clients advice of the highest calibre.

Herminius understands the changing components of power, which helps its clients to identify opportunity where others might perceive threat, to protect reputation, to grow profit, to bring success.

Since 2011 CAWECO Business Consulting is the ideal partner for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of operational processes. Our aim right from the start was to provide innovative solutions and break new ground, rather than rely on existing templates. Our approach is to listen, question, understand and get to the bottom of complex problems and challenges. No situation, no challenge, and no problem are the same. We uncover processes and structures, analyze them, design solutions for their improvement, manage the project from start to finish and ask questions that may never have been asked internally before. Our international team, which consists exclusively of experienced senior consultants, design out-of-the-box solutions to make your organization even more successful.

The experience, knowledge and business understanding of the CAWECO consulting team guarantees fast solutions. Our managing directors and senior consultants lead the project from beginning to end, continually communicating with our clients and providing a well-thought out, realistic approach with concrete objectives. This creates a solid basis of trust on both sides. Our proven track record of long-term partnerships is the best testimonial.

The CAWECO Business Consulting headquarters are situated in Munich. However, most of our time is spent on site with our clients. This enables us to delve deep into the project and the permanent exchange of ideas and close client cooperation forms the basis for the successful execution of our consulting projects. This has resulted in long-term and trusting client relationships.

Full 2-Day Conference Ticket Price for 1 person

including the Company-wide Post-Event Microsite license for 1 year – 1199 Euro

Please note, we will not charge VAT on this price. The price includes all sessions, lunch, refreshments and available documentation. Please contact us for Group Booking Discounts.

Conference Venue:


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80335 München 


Conference Accommodation:


Bayerstrasse 12

80335 München


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