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Whistleblowing Special – North Europe Event

Replay | Best practice: How to implement an effective whistleblowing system

Hear from Pedro Montoya, Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at Ferrovial, about how they implemented a whistleblowing system successfully in their organisation. Learn more about their internal speak-up programme communication strategy, how they manage whistleblowing cases and the benefits a whistleblowing system has brought to their organisation.

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Pedro Montoya | Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Ferrovial
Pedro Montoya | Chief Compliance and Risk Officer, Ferrovial

Senior internationally recognized thought leader and expert in Compliance. 30 years of experience as executive in multinational companies, currently Chief Compliance and Risk Officer at FERROVIAL. Formerly, Airbus Group Chief Compliance Officer. Extensive prior experience as General Counsel. Spanish national, resident in Paris from 2001 to 2015. Married, father of two University students.

In 2008, Pedro became the first Group Chief Compliance Officer of EADS (renamed AIRBUS in 2012) with the mission of designing and implementing a brand-new global compliance program. Pedro created the compliance function reporting directly to the CEO and to the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Until his departure he recruits and leads a team growing up to 100 professionals.

In 2018, Pedro accepted the offer by the Australian Fund Manager IFM to become independent Chief Compliance and Risk Officer of the newly acquired OHL Concesiones (renamed ALEATICA) to comply with FCPA and upgrade the ERM and Compliance system for the assets in Spain, Mexico and South America to meet the standards of the other assets in Australia, Western Europe and the US.

In September 2019, he joins FERROVIAL to upgrade the Company’s ERM and Compliance systems to meet the highest international standards in those jurisdictions where the Company operates (US, Canada, Australia, UK).

Pedro writes and teaches on Compliance topics. He is a Professor Adjunt of Compliance at IE Law School, where he was a member of the jury for the 10th Annual Award José María Cervelló on Compliance (2016). He is a frequent speaker to international conferences, such as the 2018 OECD High Level meeting in Lima. He was a member of the first editorial board of the Journal of Business Compliance. Among his articles and interviews on business ethics and compliance: the chapter on Spain in Antikorruptions – Compliance Busch / Hoven / Pieth / Rübenstahl; contributions to the ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook, to the ICC Manual RESIST and to the collective work Compliance sin Fronteras.

Claudio Interdonato | Business Director France and Spain, EQS Group AG
Claudio Interdonato | Business Director France and Spain, EQS Group AG

Claudio Interdonato is responsible for the Business Development & Partnering support for the South Europe region and leads the Spanish Market. Claudio has 25+years of experience on Strategic Management, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Business Development and IT & Technology Management. Before joining EQS Group, Claudio held Executive and Managing positions in Got Ethics, WhistleB, Ryan-Kay Consulting, Olympus Biotech International & BBraun Aesculap. Claudio has an extensive international experience, he is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.

About the ECEC Conference

The European Compliance and Ethics Community (ECEC) is one of the largest single platforms bringing together compliance and ethics professionals from across Europe. Our events, which include the one-day European Compliance and Ethics Conference, aim to inform and educate the compliance community on updates, trends and regulations as well as provide professionals with the opportunity to share and discuss best practice.

‍The first European Compliance & Ethics Conference was held in 2020. The virtual one-day event attracted over 5,000 compliance professionals from all over the world, either live or via replay, establishing itself in it’s first year as one as one of the largest conferences in the industry.

In 2020 our speakers included Dan McCrum, investigative journalist at the Financial Times who uncovered the Wirecard scandal, Prof. Christian Strenger, Klaus Moosmayer, Frank Staelens, Christian Hunt and representatives from leading companies and organisations including Transparency International, FIFA, KPMG, Rhenus, Ethintegrity and many more. Click here to see the full program from 2020 and here to watch the replays.

ECEC 2021 will take place on 6 October, 2021.

About EQS Group

EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the fields of corporate compliance and investor relations. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks and communicating transparently with stakeholders.

EQS Group’s products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. They ensure the professional control of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.

EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs more than 500 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.