Governance and fighting fraud and financial crime in the Digital Era


Governance and fighting fraud and financial crime in the Digital Era

Together with associations of audit firms (ECG and EGIAN), we organised a conference to explore how to work smarter against fraud and financial crime?

Participants got key insights into:

  • Fraud & Financial crime: How to ensure corporate governance is effective in combating fraud, corruption and money laundering?
  • Governance: How can civil society, policymakers, boards, audit and risk committees, and the accountancy profession better cooperate to mitigate these risks?
  • Technology: Can new technologies make the fight against fraud and financial crime more effective?

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EGIAN (European Group of International Accounting Networks & Associations) is a Brussels-based European membership organisation  of global accountancy networks and associations.  The group works together to share insights, understanding and a collective aim to shape policy in Europe.

ECG (European Contact Group) is a public policy group, made up of regulatory and policy partners from the different EU Member States, focusing on working in the public interest to build relationships and trust with key stakeholders on policy and regulation.


  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Registration and Light Lunch

  • 14:00 - 14:10

    Opening and welcome

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • 14:10 - 14:30

    Keynote Speech

    Anthony Harbinson, Northern Ireland Department of Justice, Director of Safer Communities

  • 14:30 - 15:30

    Governance role in fighting financial fraud

    Moderated by Jens Poll, EGIAN, Chair

    Rene Bruelhart, Vatican Financial Information Authority, President

    Paolo Ciocca, CONSOB, Commissioner

    Roland Bosch, Hermes Investment, Management Associate Director – Corporate Engagement

    David Herbinet, Mazars, Partner

  • 15:30 - 15:45

    Coffee break

  • 15:45 - 17:15

    How to work smarter together in fighting financial crime

    Modareted by Rachel Sexton, EY, Head of Financial Services – Forensics

    Laure Brillaud, Transparency International, Policy Officer

    Angela Foyle, BDO, Partner and Head of Financial Crime

    Raluca Pruna, European Commission, DG JUST, Head of Unit

    Chris Bostock, National Crime Agency UK, Senior Manager Economic Crime

    Michel de Fabiani, ecoDa's Policy Committee, Chairman Non-Executive Director in various French Groups

  • 17:15 - 17:30

    Closing remarks

    Olivier Boutellis-Taft, Accountancy Europe, CEO

  • 17:30 - 18:30

    Networking cocktail