12th Annual Audit, Risk & Governance Conference 2017

16-18 August 2017  |  Hilton Mauritius Resort and Spa, Mauritius

Agenda Overview


Day One: Wednesday 16 August 2017
Theme: Governance, Compliance and Whistle-Blowing


08:30 – 09:00
Registration and Refreshments


09:00 – 09:10
Welcome Introductions by the Chair
Simon Scales, Business Integrity, BP, United Kingdom


09:10 – 09:30
Opening Keynote Presentation 
Honourable Minister Dharmendar Sesungkur, Mauritius joined by Juan Carlos Fernandez Zara, CEO, Mauritius Institute of Directors


09:30 – 10:10
Keynote Presentation: Establishing a Corporate Governance Framework
Juan Carlos Fernandez Zara, CEO, Mauritius Institute of Directors


10:10 – 10:30
Why is the Fight Against Fraud, Money Laundering and Corruption Failing? Because Illicit Fund Flows are not being Detected and Stopped!
Paul Nash, Associate Managing Director, Investigations & Disputes, Kroll 200x110

•             With both global and local regulations in place, how does wrongdoing continue on a massive scale?

•             Large scale fraud and corruption cases involve the movement of money within, into and out of a country - however, why is the system is failing? What can be done to stop the illicit fund flows?


10:30 – 11:00
Refreshments and Networking

11:00 – 11:35
The Business Case for Compliance as a Competitive Advantage: Embedding Values into Your Company's DNA in a VUCA Environment
Abam Mambo-Doh, Director, Ethics & Compliance – Africa, GlaxoSmithKline, South Africa

•             Understand your external environment; the porosity, collision, and dilemma of employees' personal and professional ethical choices

•             Walk the values and ethics talk

•             New and meaningful perspective to tone from the top and role-modelling values, and measuring your values DNA


11:35 – 12:15
Panel Discussion: The Four Cornerstones of Corporate Governance Framework
Miranda Brawn, Barrister, Founder and CEO, The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation


12:15 – 12:45
Compliance Steering of External Business Partners in Africa: A Daimler Case Study
Daniel Selle, Group Compliance, Daimler AG

•             How is Daimler AG proactively managing compliance risks (corruption (FCPA, UK-Bribery-Act), money-laundering or sanctions lists)?

•             Content of the Compliance Management System of Daimler AG

•             What are Daimler´s selection criteria prior to signing sales contracts with External Business Partners (General Distributors and Dealers) on the African Continent?

•             Compliance Steering of the External Business Partners on the African Continent to prevent reputational, legal, and financial risks


12:45 – 13:45
Networking Luncheon

13:45 – 14:35
The Tragedy of Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions that Fail, Why Internal Auditors can be Complicit by their Silence
Manny Ugbonah, Former Chief Audit Executive of Heritage Bank Plc, Current Partner, Heig Limited, United Kingdom 

•             How Corporate Governance can be compromised by domineering CEOs

•             The need for closer scrutiny in the approval process of Board Directors and Executive Management by the regulators

•             Why Internal Auditors must be prepared to challenge the business and in effect become whistle-blowers


14:35 – 15:00
Is Compliance Defective Because It Doesn’t Encourage Whistle-Blowers?
Maiendra Moodley, Head of Department: Special Projects, State Information Technology Agency, South Africa

•             Understanding the relationship between compliance and whistleblowing

•             Addressing the typical weaknesses and challenges associated with whistleblowing

•             Implementing an improvement programme for compliance initiatives

•             Resolving the gaps between the governance and compliance stakeholders when addressing whistleblowing


15:00 – 15:30
Fundamental Considerations for an Effective Whistleblowing Strategy and Process for a Multinational Business
Nicolette Middleton, Internal Audit Director, ABInBev Africa

Whistleblowing speaks to core business matters relating to ethical practices, accountability and transparency. It is estimated that corruption costs African economies more than US $148 billion dollars each year (African Union). This session aims to address and unpack some of the challenges facing global entities who operate within the diverse African landscape. Furthermore, it will focus on success factors in ensuring the appropriate internal tone to whistleblowing, as well as whistleblower protectionism.

Principal Take-aways:

•             Responses to key whistleblowing challenges that globally listed entities face

•             Approaches to create a safe environment to encourage and subsequently protect the whistleblower

•             Tools and techniques (including digital forensics) in responding to whistleblower allegations


15:30 – 16:00
Refreshments and Networking


16:00 – 17:00
Panel Discussion on Whistleblowing
Chair: Simon Scales, Business Integrity, BP, United Kingdom
Panellists: Manny Ugbomah, Partner, Heig Limited, United Kingdom; Juan Carlos Fernandez Zara, Chief Executive Officer, Mauritius Institute of Directors

•             Never underestimating the value of sources and whistle-blowers

•             How to handle them effectively

•             How you take the one chance you often only get and turn it into useful intelligence and evidence


17:00 – 17:05
Chair’s closing remarks and Close of Day One - Join us for our Evening Networking Events! 



Day Two: Thursday 17 August 2017
Theme: Risk and Emerging Threats


08:30 – 08:50
Registration and Refreshments


08:50 – 09:00
Welcome Back Remarks
Simon Scales, Business Integrity, BP, United Kingdom


09:00 – 09:40
Keynote Presentation: A CEOs Perspective on Building Cyber Resilience for Critical National Infrastructure
Ing. William Amuna, Chief Executive, Ghana Grid Company Limited


09:40 – 10:40
Keynote Exercise: Tourism Project 
Dr. Sally Leivesley, Managing Director, Newrisk Limited, United Kingdom

This exercise brings challenges to communities who depend on tourism; ports; transportation; hotels; banking; water and energy.
Objective One: develop an assessment of long term and immediate risks that companies’ dependent on tourism need to consider in their cyber and physical security budgets.
Objective Two: deploy all available assets to respond to the unfolding scenario that is going to be life changing for the participants.

•             Integrated all-hazards approach

•             Climate change, water, energy

•             New terror tactics for economic destruction

•             Brand growth skills during high threat situations

•             Media and Tourism – why people do not get on a plane

The solutions will teach you new approaches, new technology and new exercising techniques to strengthen the resilience of your company.


10:40 – 11:10
Refreshments and Networking


11:10 – 11:50
Fraud Risk Management from the Frontline
Faith Basiye, Head of Forensic Services, KCB Bank Group

•             Developing a robust Fraud Risk Framework (Prevention, detection, response and review)

•             Creating a top ten fraud risk tree

•             Little black book of scams


11:50 – 12:15
Building a Solid Enterprise Risk Management Framework

•             Developing an organisational risk management framework and its challenges

•             Embedding risk management in the organisation culture


12:15 – 13:15
Networking Luncheon


13:15 – 13:45
Aligning Risk to Stake and Shareholder Value


13:45 – 14:15
Developing and Executing a Strategic Risk Strategy


14:15 – 14:45
Exploring Processes for Managing Reputational Risk

14:45 – 15:15
Refreshments and Networking

15:15 – 15:40
The Impact of Emerging Risks on the Audit Process
Pike Mtumbuka, Head of Internal Audit, National AIDS Commission, Malawi

15:40 – 16:20 
Contribution of African Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A case of Kenya)
FCPA Edward (Eddie) Ouko, Auditor-General of Kenya

•             Overview of SAI Mandate

•             Exposure to UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

•             Role SAI can play in responding to SDGs    


16:20 – 16:50
Understanding Information Security Threats, Risks and Countermeasures
Muyiwa Olufon, Head of the Information Security Operations Centre, Adidas AG, Germany

•             Information Security: Building Urgency

•             The story of fire

•             Current state

•             What you should be doing


16:50 – 17:00
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two



Day Three: Friday 18 August 2017
Theme: Audit, Leadership and Investigation


08:30 – 08:50
Registration and Refreshments


08:50 – 09:00
Welcome Back Remarks
Simon Scales, Business Integrity, BP, United Kingdom


09:00 – 10:00
Internal Audit - Facing a Tough Line Up
Sheila Ujoodha, Chief Audit Executive, Audit & Risk Assurance, CIM Group, Mauritius

•             Understanding Internal Audit (IA) challenges

•             IA playing a leading role

•             Beating the expectation gap

•             IA as one of the central pillars of corporate governance


10:00 – 10:40
What Does a World-Class Audit Function Look Like?
Abas Alhassan, Head, Group Internal Audit, Corporate and Investment Banking/Africa Regions, Standard Bank, South Africa

•             Criteria of a good internal function – traditional vs. current

•             Factors driving the current role of the internal audit function

•             Enterprise wide risk management and combined assurance

•             Risk-based audit approach

•             Acquisition and management of talent

•             Impactful reporting


10:40 – 11:10
Refreshments and Networking


11:10 – 11:45
Managing a Global Audit Function and Successfully Managing a Virtual Team of Auditors Across Different Locations
Pamela Ngassa, Executive Head, Internal Audit, Vodacom International, Tanzania

•             Standardization of Methodology and Quality Assurance

•             Skills Management, Resource Planning and Keeping the team Motivated

•             Stakeholder Management


11:45 – 12:25
Keynote Presentation: Designing Transparency and Leadership Accountability into Diversity and Inclusion Strategies to Enable Business Growth
Miranda Brawn, Barrister, Founder and CEO, The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

•             Inspire action with leadership accountability to enable business growth

•             Establish a transparent diversity scorecard audit

•             Find your competitive edge while developing ideas and strategies to address diversity and inclusion

12:25 – 13:30
Networking Luncheon


13:30 – 14:10
Practical Guide: Creating an Audit Vision Within Your Organisation


14:10 – 15:00
Case Study: Sharing Mauritius Revenue Authority's Experience
Sumita Mooroogen, Director, Internal Audit, Mauritius Revenue Authority

•             Hear Internal Audit stories from the heart of MRA

•             Plus, share what you have been doing; and how


15:00 – 15:25
Panel Discussion: Working Effectively with the Audit Committee and Gaining Management Buy-In
Panellists: Pamela Ngassa, Executive Head, Internal Audit, Vodacom International, Tanzania; FCPA Edward (Eddie) Ouko, Auditor-General of Kenya


15:25 – 15:50
Refreshments and Networking


15:30 – 16:00
Investigating, Social Media Risks, The Internet of Things (IoT) and other Internet Services


16:20 – 17:20
Workshop: The Use of Digital / Forensic Technology in Today's Investigations
Faith Basiye, Head of Forensic Services, KCB Bank Group; Narayan Gangalaramsamy, Independent Consultant, Former Police Chief Inspector, Head of Police Digital Forensic Investigation, Mauritius


17:20 – 17:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference



Attend this event and earn up to 24 CPEs! 



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