Advisory Board | Kisaco Research

Advisory Board

Economic Crime Prevention Switzerland
5-6 March, 2024
Zurich, Switzerland | Sheraton Hotel

Our advisory board comprises of a selection of all in-house-advisors, including Chief Compliance Counsels, General Counsels and very senior executives from the leading industries consisting numerous years of experience. This ‘inner circle’ counsels Kisaco Research upcoming conferences on the impact of latest legal & compliance updates and emerging topics.

Author:

Barbara Tsai

Assistant General Counsel, Asia Head of Compliance
Microsoft

Barbara Tsai

Assistant General Counsel, Asia Head of Compliance
Microsoft

Author:

Ben Kelly

Associate General Counsel - Corporate Risk & Head of Investigations
WPP

Ben Kelly

Associate General Counsel - Corporate Risk & Head of Investigations
WPP

Author:

Mekhla Basu

Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Legal Compliance - APAC
Otis Elevator

Mekhla Basu

Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Legal Compliance - APAC
Otis Elevator

Author:

Dr Nora Bartos

Chief Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Officer
Roche

Nora Zsofia Bartos works as Chief Export Control and Sanctions Officer at Roche. She is responsible for the strategic management and continuous improvement of Roche's economic sanctions compliance program, including export control and financial sanctions matters. In this role, she is responsible for developing global export control and sanctions compliance strategies, in close collaboration with the Group Compliance Officer.

She monitors relevant regulatory changes and ensures their adequate implementation in the Pharmaceuticals Division and in cross-divisional functions such as Finance, Treasury, Information Technology, Purchasing and Human Resources. This also includes determining appropriate organizational structures and related responsibilities, processes and procedures; providing guidance on approval requirements and coordinating approval requests globally; reviewing and approving and/or rejecting blocked business partners; managing interaction with embargoed territories; defining the annual training cycle of dedicated professionals around the world; and conducting the annual internal audit program in the field.

In addition, Nora represents the company before export control and sanctions regulators and committees. She lives in Basel, Switzerland.

Prior to joining Roche, Nora worked for Big4 consulting firms in Hungary, Romania and Switzerland in the areas of customs and international trade as well as taxation, and advised the automotive, FMCG, pharmaceutical and precision manufacturing industries.

Nora is a Hungarian lawyer and holds an LLM degree with a focus on tax law, including customs law, in addition to her BA degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University. She is a certified tax advisor and holds a license as a customs and excise declarant in Hungary.

 

Nora is a regular speaker at international trade and sanctions conferences and authors articles in printed and online journals on sanctions and international trade issues. She is also co-author of the IBFD publication on Global Trade and Customs and the new edition of Dual -Use Export Controls of the European Union, currently under editorial review at the publisher WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions.

Dr Nora Bartos

Chief Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Officer
Roche

Nora Zsofia Bartos works as Chief Export Control and Sanctions Officer at Roche. She is responsible for the strategic management and continuous improvement of Roche's economic sanctions compliance program, including export control and financial sanctions matters. In this role, she is responsible for developing global export control and sanctions compliance strategies, in close collaboration with the Group Compliance Officer.

She monitors relevant regulatory changes and ensures their adequate implementation in the Pharmaceuticals Division and in cross-divisional functions such as Finance, Treasury, Information Technology, Purchasing and Human Resources. This also includes determining appropriate organizational structures and related responsibilities, processes and procedures; providing guidance on approval requirements and coordinating approval requests globally; reviewing and approving and/or rejecting blocked business partners; managing interaction with embargoed territories; defining the annual training cycle of dedicated professionals around the world; and conducting the annual internal audit program in the field.

In addition, Nora represents the company before export control and sanctions regulators and committees. She lives in Basel, Switzerland.

Prior to joining Roche, Nora worked for Big4 consulting firms in Hungary, Romania and Switzerland in the areas of customs and international trade as well as taxation, and advised the automotive, FMCG, pharmaceutical and precision manufacturing industries.

Nora is a Hungarian lawyer and holds an LLM degree with a focus on tax law, including customs law, in addition to her BA degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University. She is a certified tax advisor and holds a license as a customs and excise declarant in Hungary.

 

Nora is a regular speaker at international trade and sanctions conferences and authors articles in printed and online journals on sanctions and international trade issues. She is also co-author of the IBFD publication on Global Trade and Customs and the new edition of Dual -Use Export Controls of the European Union, currently under editorial review at the publisher WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions.

Author:

Richard Blann

Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal
Lloyds Banking Group

Richard Blann is Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal at Lloyds Banking Group where he advises senior management on litigation strategy and tactics. He manages a broad portfolio of high value/high profile claims in the UK, US and beyond, supports significant internal investigations, and advises on financial crime. He also leads the Group’s Data Litigation team.

 

Prior to joining Lloyds in 2010, Richard worked in private practice conducting cross-border investigations and high value multi-jurisdictional litigation in the courts of a variety of jurisdictions for financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. 

Richard Blann

Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal
Lloyds Banking Group

Richard Blann is Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal at Lloyds Banking Group where he advises senior management on litigation strategy and tactics. He manages a broad portfolio of high value/high profile claims in the UK, US and beyond, supports significant internal investigations, and advises on financial crime. He also leads the Group’s Data Litigation team.

 

Prior to joining Lloyds in 2010, Richard worked in private practice conducting cross-border investigations and high value multi-jurisdictional litigation in the courts of a variety of jurisdictions for financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. 

Author:

Shulin Tay

Head of Legal & Compliance
Revolut

Shulin is the Chief Compliance, Legal and Risk Officer at Sentbe, a leading global provider of foreign exchange total solutions.

She began her career as an Air Traffic Controller for the RSAF. In 2013, she pivoted to law and finance, focussing on strategic planning and execution of compliance programmes, leading enterprise-wide regulatory projects and driving change management initiatives at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Mastercard. In 2019, Shulin began her start-up adventure as a Senior Legal Counsel at Revolut.

At Sentbe and Revolut, Shulin helps to secure the necessary licences and authorisations to operate in various jurisdictions and provides practical and innovative solutions in support of global product launches.

Shulin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Shulin Tay

Head of Legal & Compliance
Revolut

Shulin is the Chief Compliance, Legal and Risk Officer at Sentbe, a leading global provider of foreign exchange total solutions.

She began her career as an Air Traffic Controller for the RSAF. In 2013, she pivoted to law and finance, focussing on strategic planning and execution of compliance programmes, leading enterprise-wide regulatory projects and driving change management initiatives at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Mastercard. In 2019, Shulin began her start-up adventure as a Senior Legal Counsel at Revolut.

At Sentbe and Revolut, Shulin helps to secure the necessary licences and authorisations to operate in various jurisdictions and provides practical and innovative solutions in support of global product launches.

Shulin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Author:

Tapan Debnath

Head of Integrity, Regulatory Affairs & Data Privacy – Process Automation
ABB

Tapan Debnath

Head of Integrity, Regulatory Affairs & Data Privacy – Process Automation
ABB

Advisory Board

Author:

Barbara Tsai

Assistant General Counsel, Asia Head of Compliance
Microsoft

Barbara Tsai

Assistant General Counsel, Asia Head of Compliance
Microsoft

Author:

Ben Kelly

Associate General Counsel - Corporate Risk & Head of Investigations
WPP

Ben Kelly

Associate General Counsel - Corporate Risk & Head of Investigations
WPP

Author:

Mekhla Basu

Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Legal Compliance - APAC
Otis Elevator

Mekhla Basu

Senior Director, Head of Ethics & Legal Compliance - APAC
Otis Elevator

Author:

Dr Nora Bartos

Chief Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Officer
Roche

Nora Zsofia Bartos works as Chief Export Control and Sanctions Officer at Roche. She is responsible for the strategic management and continuous improvement of Roche's economic sanctions compliance program, including export control and financial sanctions matters. In this role, she is responsible for developing global export control and sanctions compliance strategies, in close collaboration with the Group Compliance Officer.

She monitors relevant regulatory changes and ensures their adequate implementation in the Pharmaceuticals Division and in cross-divisional functions such as Finance, Treasury, Information Technology, Purchasing and Human Resources. This also includes determining appropriate organizational structures and related responsibilities, processes and procedures; providing guidance on approval requirements and coordinating approval requests globally; reviewing and approving and/or rejecting blocked business partners; managing interaction with embargoed territories; defining the annual training cycle of dedicated professionals around the world; and conducting the annual internal audit program in the field.

In addition, Nora represents the company before export control and sanctions regulators and committees. She lives in Basel, Switzerland.

Prior to joining Roche, Nora worked for Big4 consulting firms in Hungary, Romania and Switzerland in the areas of customs and international trade as well as taxation, and advised the automotive, FMCG, pharmaceutical and precision manufacturing industries.

Nora is a Hungarian lawyer and holds an LLM degree with a focus on tax law, including customs law, in addition to her BA degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University. She is a certified tax advisor and holds a license as a customs and excise declarant in Hungary.

 

Nora is a regular speaker at international trade and sanctions conferences and authors articles in printed and online journals on sanctions and international trade issues. She is also co-author of the IBFD publication on Global Trade and Customs and the new edition of Dual -Use Export Controls of the European Union, currently under editorial review at the publisher WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions.

Dr Nora Bartos

Chief Export Control and Sanctions Compliance Officer
Roche

Nora Zsofia Bartos works as Chief Export Control and Sanctions Officer at Roche. She is responsible for the strategic management and continuous improvement of Roche's economic sanctions compliance program, including export control and financial sanctions matters. In this role, she is responsible for developing global export control and sanctions compliance strategies, in close collaboration with the Group Compliance Officer.

She monitors relevant regulatory changes and ensures their adequate implementation in the Pharmaceuticals Division and in cross-divisional functions such as Finance, Treasury, Information Technology, Purchasing and Human Resources. This also includes determining appropriate organizational structures and related responsibilities, processes and procedures; providing guidance on approval requirements and coordinating approval requests globally; reviewing and approving and/or rejecting blocked business partners; managing interaction with embargoed territories; defining the annual training cycle of dedicated professionals around the world; and conducting the annual internal audit program in the field.

In addition, Nora represents the company before export control and sanctions regulators and committees. She lives in Basel, Switzerland.

Prior to joining Roche, Nora worked for Big4 consulting firms in Hungary, Romania and Switzerland in the areas of customs and international trade as well as taxation, and advised the automotive, FMCG, pharmaceutical and precision manufacturing industries.

Nora is a Hungarian lawyer and holds an LLM degree with a focus on tax law, including customs law, in addition to her BA degree in Business Administration from Middlesex University. She is a certified tax advisor and holds a license as a customs and excise declarant in Hungary.

 

Nora is a regular speaker at international trade and sanctions conferences and authors articles in printed and online journals on sanctions and international trade issues. She is also co-author of the IBFD publication on Global Trade and Customs and the new edition of Dual -Use Export Controls of the European Union, currently under editorial review at the publisher WorldECR, the journal of export controls and sanctions.

Author:

Richard Blann

Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal
Lloyds Banking Group

Richard Blann is Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal at Lloyds Banking Group where he advises senior management on litigation strategy and tactics. He manages a broad portfolio of high value/high profile claims in the UK, US and beyond, supports significant internal investigations, and advises on financial crime. He also leads the Group’s Data Litigation team.

 

Prior to joining Lloyds in 2010, Richard worked in private practice conducting cross-border investigations and high value multi-jurisdictional litigation in the courts of a variety of jurisdictions for financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. 

Richard Blann

Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal
Lloyds Banking Group

Richard Blann is Head of Group Litigation & Conduct Investigations Legal at Lloyds Banking Group where he advises senior management on litigation strategy and tactics. He manages a broad portfolio of high value/high profile claims in the UK, US and beyond, supports significant internal investigations, and advises on financial crime. He also leads the Group’s Data Litigation team.

 

Prior to joining Lloyds in 2010, Richard worked in private practice conducting cross-border investigations and high value multi-jurisdictional litigation in the courts of a variety of jurisdictions for financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms. 

Author:

Shulin Tay

Head of Legal & Compliance
Revolut

Shulin is the Chief Compliance, Legal and Risk Officer at Sentbe, a leading global provider of foreign exchange total solutions.

She began her career as an Air Traffic Controller for the RSAF. In 2013, she pivoted to law and finance, focussing on strategic planning and execution of compliance programmes, leading enterprise-wide regulatory projects and driving change management initiatives at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Mastercard. In 2019, Shulin began her start-up adventure as a Senior Legal Counsel at Revolut.

At Sentbe and Revolut, Shulin helps to secure the necessary licences and authorisations to operate in various jurisdictions and provides practical and innovative solutions in support of global product launches.

Shulin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Shulin Tay

Head of Legal & Compliance
Revolut

Shulin is the Chief Compliance, Legal and Risk Officer at Sentbe, a leading global provider of foreign exchange total solutions.

She began her career as an Air Traffic Controller for the RSAF. In 2013, she pivoted to law and finance, focussing on strategic planning and execution of compliance programmes, leading enterprise-wide regulatory projects and driving change management initiatives at JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank and Mastercard. In 2019, Shulin began her start-up adventure as a Senior Legal Counsel at Revolut.

At Sentbe and Revolut, Shulin helps to secure the necessary licences and authorisations to operate in various jurisdictions and provides practical and innovative solutions in support of global product launches.

Shulin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor Degree from the George Washington University Law School. She is also a member of the New York State Bar.

Author:

Tapan Debnath

Head of Integrity, Regulatory Affairs & Data Privacy – Process Automation
ABB

Tapan Debnath

Head of Integrity, Regulatory Affairs & Data Privacy – Process Automation
ABB