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ECEC 2020

Replay | Will more regulation lead to better compliance?

Over the past few years, Europe has seen a significant increase in regulation both forstock-listed and non-listed companies: The French anti-corruption law Sapin II,the European Whistleblower Directive, the German corporate criminal liability law, just to name a few initiatives. Still, the cases of misconduct and unethical behaviour within corporations have not seemed to drop – also, during the Corona crisis an increase of fraud cases was evident. So where are we goingwrong?

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Prof. Christian Strenger | Governance Expert, Member of multiple Supervisory Boards
Prof. Christian Strenger | Governance Expert, Member of multiple Supervisory Boards

After obtaining a MBA at the University of Cologne and trainee programs in New York and London, Prof. Strenger joined the Deutsche Bank in 1972, and held senior positions in corporate finance and asset management in Frankfurt, New York and London until 1991.

In 1991, he became speaker of the management board of ‘DWS Investment GmbH’, Germany’s largest mutual fund company with current assets of around 725 billion Euros. In 1999, he joined the Supervisory Board of DWS and assumed supervisory and advisory mandates of DAX companies.

In 2001 he became a founding member of the German Government’s Commission for the ‘German Corporate Governance Code’, representing investors’ interests until 2016.

In 2014 Prof. Strenger, often referred to as the German ‘Mr. Corporate Governance’, received the ICGN Lifetime Achiever Award in Corporate Governance for his continuing commitment in promoting good corporate governance.

Today, he participates in the discussion to develop German governance as Vice Chairman of the DVFA Corporate Governance Commission that represents the four major German asset managers and leading governance experts.

As Academic Director of the Corporate Governance Center at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management he holds MBA lectures and organizes symposia on corporate governance issues. He is regularly invited for guest lectures at other universities (e.g. University of Münster, Philips University Marburg and Yale University).

Internationally, he is Deputy Chairman of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Global Corporate Governance Group of the IFC (World Bank), member and Past Chairman (2005/06) of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and member of the BIAC Governance Committee of the OECD in Paris.

Prof. Strenger regularly publishes articles on important governance topics in leading financial journals and magazines and is a speaker or panel participant at national and international conferences.

About the ECEC Conference

The European Compliance and Ethics Conference (ECEC) brings together thousands of compliance and ethics professionals from all over Europe to share and discuss best practice as well as current trends and challenges in the ethics and compliance world.

Speakers include representatives from leading companies and organisations such as Transparency International, FIFA, KPMG, Thales, Rhenus, Ethintegrity and compliance experts such as Prof. Christian Strenger, Klaus Moosmayer, Frank Staelens, Christian Hunt and many more.

About EQS Group

Established in 2000 and trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, EQS Group provides intuitive digital compliance solutions that help you comply with regulations and meet best practice.

Whether you need to manage insider lists or gifts and hospitality, store and effectively communicate your policies, address conflicts of interest or misconduct and minimise risk, we can help. Our goal is to equip Compliance Professionals with the power of simple workflows, automated processes, advanced analytics, and simplified reporting to make their job easier. In addition to its compliance product suite, EQS Group provides investor relations digital solutions.

Today the group employs more than 500 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.