Past ECS Events 2021 – Working Groups

WG Investigations

11 February 2021 – Webinar: Discrimination in the Workspace – A Compliance Case.

Speakers: Dr. Rita Pikó, LL.M. and Dr. Laurenz Uhl, LL.M., both Partners at Pikó Uhl Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich specialized in corporate compliance and internal investigation, discussed with the Working Group their experience in advising on discrimination cases in the compliance context.

WG NGOs and International Organizations

27 January  2021 – Webinar: Integrity Challenges for International Organizations and NGOs during the Covid-19-crisis: Urgency vs. integrity  – The impact of COVID-19 on compliance in the not for profit sector.

Speakers: Mr. Helmut Buss, Director, Ethics Office, UNHCR, Mrs. Maria Thestrup, Chief Ethics, Risk and Compliance Officer, ICRC and Ms. Emilie Wiinblad Mathez, Senior Ethics Adviser, UNHCR

WG Life Sciences

  • 09 April 2021 – New business models in Pharma – which impact from a compliance perspective?

Presenters: Kyriaki Merakli, Head of Integrity & Compliance, Oncology, Novartis and Esther Van Weert, Head of Compliance and Data Privacy, Arvelle Therapeutics

Patrick Wellens, Board member and co-chair Working Group on Life Sciences moderated the Q&A session.

  • 21 April 2021How to transform your compliance function through analytics

Presenter:  Allanna Rigby, Head of Data Analytics Asia, Control Risks

  • 17 May 2021 – Vaccinate your data against abuse

Presenters: Roberto Franzo, Senior Executive Consultant, Kurt Kammerer, CEO, Datavaccinator.

  • 21 September 2021- Why are OECD’s global tax initiatives relevant for compliance officers?

    Martin Krivinskas, Tax Partner at Deloitte, gave an overview of the latest tax developments.

WG Return on Compliance

13 April 2021 Return on Compliance – can we quantify the benefits of a Compliance Organization?

Presenters: Mirjam Durrer, RA Dr. iur., Lecturer for normative Board Management at IFZ Hochschule Luzern and Christian Hauser, Professor of International Management at FH Graubünden.

WG Whistleblowing

10 May 2021  – Whistleblowing systems in practice and during the pandemic


Sandra Middel-Tissot, Group Compliance Officer responsible for Ethics & Integrity as well as Data Privacy and Information Security at Clariant

Dr Annette Schueller , Head of Group Ethics & Compliance and ERM, Secretary of the Board of Directors at Givaudan.

WG Leadership and Communications and Talent Management

03 September 2021 – 6th ECS End of the Summer Roundtable and Networking Drinks. The topic was “Romantic relationships in the workplace?  What issues? What role for the Compliance Officer?”

These are the upcoming dates for our Annual General Meetings:

Thursday, 21 March 2024
Thursday, 20 March 2025