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Friday, September 4 • 08:30 - 10:30
Bringing business and government together to fight corruption: The Business Ombudsman institution

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The aims/objectives of the panel “Bringing Business and Government Together to Fight Corruption: The Business Ombudsman Institution” are to explore the role of the business ombudsman institution and other similar mechanisms in tackling corruption and levelling the playing field for business.

The session will bring together established experts in the field to discuss their experiences of business ombudsmen institutions  and the High-Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM), the successes and failures as well as their thoughts on how these institutions can best be designed and strengthened to help reform-minded governments to clean up the investment climate in their countries. Discussions will focus on the underlying reasons for the required structural changes. In order to make any reform recommendations, the first step is to have a clear and evidence-based picture of the structures and processes that enable people to act with impunity. Impunity can only exist where a justice system has become dysfunctional; hence it is important to identify those risks that undermine the delivery of justice. Also, the panellists will demonstrate the benefit of mobilizing other stakeholders in the identification of risks and subsequent monitoring of reforms. They will build on real experience in the field to show how such institutions could facilitate improvements in the investment climate, including a greater degree of accountability of the government.

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Juraj Strasser

Senior Counsellor, Ebrd
Juraj has over 25 years of legal, policy and compliance experience. He started his career with the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, followed by almost seventeen years in the legal department at the EBRD, between 1993 and 2010, most recently as Chief Counsel responsible... Read More →

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Gemma Aiolfi

Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action, Basel Institute on Governance
Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013.Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich... Read More →

Alice Beggrun Comas

Chief Officer for International Affairs, Secretary for Transparency of the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia
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Algirdas Šemeta

Business Ombudsman for Ukraine, Business Ombudsman Council Ukraine

Friday September 4, 2015 08:30 - 10:30 GMT+08
Hall 3

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