18 years' experience in building, transforming and improving global compliance management systems for boards of large companies, at full bandwidth of preventive and reactive contexts; problem-solving and exoneration of liability risks of companies, boards and managers. Trusted advisor for complex issues.
Founder and managing editor of annual compliance issues of DER BETRIEB, best-ranked German commercial law journal, Handelsblatt Group; attracted DAX board members of Daimler, Telekom and ThyssenKrupp, Supreme Court Judges, heads of federal prosecution authorities and head of federal cartel authorities to my team of co-editors.
Built the world's largest compliance study program for managers at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany's oldest private business school; served seven years as program director besides my chief compliance officer assignments; one-year program, recruited 75 chief compliance officers as lecturers for 52 classes on compliance topics.
Published the world's first books on Compliance for Top Executives (2017, 590 p.) and Compliance for Supervisory Boards (2018, 380 p.) at German Handelsblatt Publishers, both official bestsellers. Further publications at C.H. Beck Publishers et al.
Founder and lecturer (8 y.) of compliance as core part of the Executive MBA at ESCP Europe Paris - global top 10 among 500 Executive MBA Programs at the Financial Times ranking; ESCP is the world's oldest business school, triple crown accreditation, French Grande École
Training of prosecutors and judges at Frankfurt Supreme Court on what makes corporate compliance management effective, enabling better judgements in liability cases
Project partner of the German Federal Ministry of Research and Technology for defining Standard Compliance Guidelines for German Companies; multi-year compliance study of global businesses at ESCP Europe
Teaching classes for managers at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (7 y.) on international compliance, CMS change and transformation, anti-corruption/-fraud
Background: LL.M. (USA), MBA (Paris), State Exam (D); London School of Economics and Political Science, ESCP Paris, University of San Diego, Universités de Genève et Lausanne, Universities of Constance and Munich; Rotary Ambassadorial and DAAD scholarships.
Mandate Reference 1: Global Chief Compliance Officer in context of Private Equity M&A
For value increase of the world's largest producer of plant-based food products, 12-months-project, head office in London, global distribution systems, presence in all economies of the world, brand leader in 68 countries, production sites in 62 countries, brand value above 20 bn. US $, Unilever carve-out by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts New York and London (KKR & Co. L.P.).
Overall responsibility for the transfer and transformation of the compliance system before and after the deal and for the organization of legal conduct of global operations at all countries. Setup of the global compliance system including processes and systems for risk identification, -assessment and -steering, building of central and national teams;
Extensive cost-savings via pre-close transfers of parts of the compliance risk steering system, setup of a new global compliance system from scratch; extensive reduction of cost of risk, of cms-transfer- and merging costs; liability exoneration for executives of the investors and of the legal entities; extensive increase of corporate value for investors via transfer and transformation of the compliance system and public communication of results ahead of targeted IPO; remarkably ambitions time- and cost schedules.
Mandate Reference 2: Global Chief Compliance Officer and Compliance Board Member in context of Private Equity M&A
Targeted value increase of the world's largest producer of water-related products, such as filtration systems, fittings et al., 12-months-project, headquartered in Tokyo, 469 subsidiary companies in 112 countries, multiple m&A-deals in preceding years.
Overall responsibility for the transfer and transformation of the compliance system and for the organization of legal conduct of global operations at all countries; transformation and harmonization of the global compliance systems, including risk identification, -assessment and -steering;
Comprehensive reduction of cost of risk, cms-transfer- and merging costs; liability exoneration for executives of the investors and of the legal entities; extensive increase of corporate value for investors via improved effectiveness and efficiency of the compliance system; public communication of improved risk stability and crisis resilience due to the world-class CMS for additional value increase prior to the targeted IPO.
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