Leas Bachatene is a proven business leader with over 15 years of experience, having established and led commercial organisations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He joined Complinet in 2004, a leading provider of compliance solutions, and went on to found their Middle East and Asian operations. Leas spearheaded a variety of strategic projects with regional regulators including the GCC Regulators’ Summit and the Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit.
Complinet was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2010 to form the cornerstone of their Governance, Risk and Compliance business. Following the acquisition Leas served as Managing Director of Thomson Reuters’ GRC division in Asia Pacific for the next five years.
Prior to joining Complinet Leas led various commercial divisions within the publishing industry for Informa Group and eFinancialnews.com in London.
Leas holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a High Diploma in Marketing and a Master’s in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Samuel R. Sharpe
Samuel Sharpe is a Director and head of the Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice Group of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP in Asia and is also a member of the firm’s dispute resolution department. Mr Sharpe advises clients on corporate crime investigation (particularly in cases of alleged bribery) and compliance. Mr Sharpe is also an experienced arbitration practitioner in Singapore and has advised on a number of high profile international arbitrations for clients in the construction, energy, insurance and hospitality sectors among others.