Managing Real-World Third Party Risk – The Warning Signs You Don’t See

In this complimentary webcast, Richard Bistrong, CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, former FCPA violator and FBI/UK cooperator, shares his unique insights on managing real-world third party risk. He also provides best practices and solutions to safeguard employees and organizations against these risks.

Topics of Discussion

  • What are the behavioral risks to an organization from front-line personnel who work in low integrity regions?
  • Does a legalistic and risk-based compliance program address the WAH (What Actually Happens) in the field?
  • Should corruption risk be “baked into” business strategy, forecasts and incentive plans?
  • How do internal business sponsors (company employees) conspire with third parties to circumvent even the most robust vetting and on-boarding processes?

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Richard Bistrong

CEO | Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC
Richard Bistrong spent his career as an international sales executive and currently consults, writes and speaks on foreign bribery and compliance issues from that front-line perspective. Richard was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded Defense supplier, which included residing and working in the UK. In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the US Department of Justice and subsequent Immunity from Prosecution in the UK, Richard assisted the US, UK, and other governments in their understanding of how FCPA, bribery and other export violations occurred and operated in international sales. In 2012, Richard was sentenced as part of his own Plea Agreement, and served fourteen-and-a-half months at a Federal Prison Camp.


Richard now blogs at about current front-line anti-bribery and compliance issues. Abstracts on Richard’s compliance practice can be found on his website.


Leas Bachatene

Chief Executive Officer | ethiXbase
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.


Leas joined Complinet Group in 2004, a leading provider of compliance solutions for the financial services industry. He went on to found their operations in both the Middle East and Asia. Within 4 years of inception these operations contributed to over 15% of the group’s revenue.


Under Leas’ leadership, Complinet became the point of reference for the compliance community in the Middle East and Asia. This was achieved through a variety of strategic projects with regional regulators which helped to improve governance and compliance culture and best practices 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 where the business saw double digit growth year-on-year during his five-year tenure. During this period Leas spear headed the acquisition of a major e-learning provider and was key to the successful integration of the GRC businesses with the broader Financial and Risk division.


Prior to joining Complinet Leas led various commercial divisions within the publishing industry for Informa Group and in London.


Leas holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a High Diploma in Marketing and a Master’s in Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
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