Doing Business in Asia: The ethics and compliance challenge

Breakfast Talk
Aerospace & Defence, Asia, Sourcing & Supply Chain, Tax and Legal
Date and Time: 
16 Nov 2018
08:00 to 10:30
Friday, 16 November, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:30
Grand Hyatt Singapore, Gallery 2, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Registration Dates: 
16 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018

In Singapore, Asia and worldwide, Ethics and compliance is one of today’s highest risk concerns for businesses.

This is especially true for organizations in a global marketplace where such risks become harder to identify and mitigate considering that there are often multiple subsidiaries, business units, and third parties involved.

During this session, you will get some insights on the current trends, a view of multinational company strategy and a sharing experience in developing the business in the region.


What does the Global Economic Crime Survey reveal? 

Dmitry Kosarev, Director, Forensics, PwC South East Asia Consulting

PwC 2018 Global Economic Crime and Fraud Survey shows that reported economic crime is increasing. Fraudsters continue to use opportunities and exploit control gaps created by the fast changing business environment and technological sophistication. In parallel, growing fraud risk awareness among organisations coupled with enhanced risk monitoring techniques and controls are helping companies discover fraud faster and take action more effectively.

This presentation is to share the survey results focused on the trends of economic crimes reported in Singapore and South-East Asia.


Ethics and Compliance at Alstom 

Michael Julian, Chief Compliance Officer of Alstom

As the first company which has obtained the AFAQ ISO 37001 certification awarded by AFNOR Certification, Michael will share with you what is Alstom Integrity Programme, how Alstom has been implementing this programme, what are the achievements so far, and what are the remaining challenges and lessons learnt.


Business Operations in Asia: Sharing of Experiences

Christian Duhain, Founder and CEO of Athen Development Singapore

  • Ethics and Compliance: Two notions which are not necessarly addressing the same values
  • Business Development and Compliance
  • The Role of Management 


8.00am: Registrations

8.30am: Event Starts

10.00am: Pannel discussion and Q&A

About the speakers

  • Christian Duhain, Founder and CEO of Athen Development Singapore

Currently founder and CEO of Athen Development Singapore and CEO of Global Sky Trade, Christian Duhain served as Corporate President of EADS International for Asia-Pacific and Latin America and led major sales campaigns for Airbus as well as for helicopters, satellites and defence related products.

He started his career in Aviation 40 years ago as an Engineer in Airborne Avionics with Thales.

His exposure to International marketing began in Export sales of the same Products then joined Dassault Aviation Military Aircraft where he was involved in Mirage and Rafale Programs.

After joining Lagardere Group ( Matra Defense ) and opening its first office in Asia, he was then in charge of developing EADS markets (Airbus / Eurocopter / Astrium / Defense Systems) in Asia /Pacific before he hold this post worldwide.

Christian held a PHD in Mathematics and Physics.


  • Michael Julian, Chief Compliance Officer of Alstom

Michael Julian is Chief Compliance Officer of Alstom since September 2015. In this position, Michael reports to the General Counsel with a direct access to Alstom’s Chief Executive Officer and the Ethics & Compliance Committee of the Board of Directors of Alstom SA. In July 2017, he also took on the role of Secretary of the Board of Directors of Alstom and leads up the Governance team within the Legal Department.

From December 2005 to December 2014, he was General Counsel and Group Compliance Officer of 3W Power SA/AEG Power Solutions, a Deutsche Börse listed multinational industrial company. In this role, he adopted and implemented the group’s compliance framework and reported both to the group Chief Executive Officer and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He served as designated compliance officer to both the Luxemburg and German market regulators from 2009 to 2015.

Prior to joining 3W Power in 2005, Michael Julian worked in private practice in Paris where he specialized in FCPA compliance programs and M&A transactions. He is a frequent speaker on compliance issues both in Europe and North America.

Born in the United States in 1967, Michael Julian is a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law and the Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is member of the Paris and New York Bars.


  • Dmitry Kosarev, Director, Forensics, PwC South East Asia Consulting

Dmitry has more than 26 years of professional experience at PwC. During his career he worked in Russia, France, Japan and Singapore. He is specialized in fraud investigations and disputes advisory.

Dmitry led numerous fraud investigations focused on assets misappropriation, accounting fraud and ant-bribery anti-corruption incidents. He conducted assignments in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America for clients from various industries, including several high-profile cases.

In Disputes Advisory field, Dmitry assisted clients to quantify and to present damages as part of disputes related to breach of contract, construction and capital projects, Intellectual Property, various types of disagreements between shareholders. He acted as an expert witness and testified in Stockholm (SCC) and Paris (ICC).

Dmitry conducted several fraud and anti-bribery compliance training programs focused on prevention and detection and presented at several professional events focused on economic crime.


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  • No shows will not be refunded.
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