The international speaker lineup will provide leadership to achieve updated information on how to manage CSR activities will improve the business’ ability to add value and help improve the company's ethics, sustainability and management programs.

The debates and Q&A sessions are under the premises of the Chatham House Rule. The Copenhagen Compliance Conference promotes better understanding between the CSR cultures and mandates to promote cooperation between the governmental and business communities address and assess the current and long-term Good Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT-Security problems facing the corporate world.

Confirmed speakers include:

Lady Olga Maitland

Copenhagen Compliance

Is the CEO of Money Transfer International with wide experience in all major Fraud and Corruption problems throughout the world. She is a special adviser to a number of dignitaries and a widely sought after speaker at all Major Conferences on several Corporate Governance issues. Lady Olga is a former British MP for the Conservative party. Prior to her political career she was a reporter for the Fleet Street News Agency, a columnist in the London Sunday Express (1967-1991). In 1998 she became a contributor to the Daily Mail.

Lady Olga brings together a remarkable amount of first hand international knowledge on Fraud, Bribery and Corruptions issues to the Copenhagen Compliance and their respective tangible solutions, that are based on her experience and understanding of politics and political issues.

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Business Lawyer and CPA

Helle Bank Jorgensen has worked with leading companies and organizations within sustainability and climate change for 25 years. She gained the majority of her experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers, including 11 years as a Partner in Denmark and the US leading the Sustainability and Climate Change practices. Originally a business lawyer, Helle graduated with a Master of Science degree in business administration and auditing in 1994, when she also became an Environmental Management System consultant. She qualified as a state Authorized Public Accountant (CA/CPA) in Denmark in 1997.

Helle was the creator of the world's first green account, assisted in the creation of the world's first integrated report and is working on Natural Capital Accounting, Sustainable Consumption and the link to Happiness. Further, she has led many international assignments within strategy, supply chain responsibility, reporting, stakeholder engagement and assurance. Helle has extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all functions within an organization.

Helle has authored several publications and articles, and has served on many boards and expert groups in Europe and North America: the European Sustainability Reporting Association, CSR Europe, European Policy Centre, FEE (European Accountants), the Council for International Development Cooperation, the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, American Institute for Certified Public Accountants and is an Act NOW Ambassador.

She is a facilitator for the UN Global Compact's LEAD Board Programme, advising Board of Directors and C-suites on sustainability, a Partner at World Climate Ltd, the Head of Global Compact Network Canada and the CEO of B.Accountability an agile consultancy firm assisting leading companies and organizations.

Linda Nielsen

Professor, doctor juris. LL.D.,
University of Copenhagen,
Board Member of CSR Fonden

Linda Nielsen obtained a Doctorate degree in law in 1993 and has since 1996 been Professor at the University of Copenhagen. In the period 2002-2006 she was Rector (Vice-chancellor) at the University of Copenhagen, president of the Rector's Conference, consisting of all the universities in Denmark, and chair of Øresund Science Region, an umbrella organisation for cooperation between industry, authorities and universities in Denmark and Sweden. Linda Nielsen is Professor of "Global Governance" and has chaired numerous Law Reform Commissions. She is currently chairman of a Danish IT-security Council and of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO.

She is vicepresident of EGE – the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technology; vicepresident of IGBC - UNESCO's International Governmental Committee; alternate member of FRA – Fundamental Rigths Agency; and has been president of Erasmus Mundus Selection Board. She is often used in EU expert groups – recent examples are "Global governance of Science" and "Responsible Research and Innovation".

As rector Linda Nielsen has been officially invited by governments in e.g. China and Japan and has visited a large number of high-ranked universities around the world. She has also been active in establishing the IARU alliance consisting of 10 world-leading research universities, embracing Tokyo, Beijing, Oxford, Cambridge, ETH Zürich, Yale, Berkeley, Australian National, Singapore, and Copenhagen University.

Linda Nielsen is member of the board of trustees to the Foundation of Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Prince Henrik of Denmark and has been awarded travel grants from Danish National Funds and has been awarded the Danish cross of an order of Chivalry and French Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite.

Jeffrey M. Avina

Public Affairs and Citizenship Middle East and Africa

Since 2008 Jeffrey M. Avina has been director of the Middle East and Africa Division of Microsoft International’s Citizenship and Community Affairs Department. Based in Istanbul, he has responsibility for setting Microsoft’s corporate social responsibility strategy in 79 countries in the Middle East and Africa, linking activities to government and donor expenditures in health, education, governance, and disaster management.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Avina’s held several positions with the U.N. He was director of operations of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna from 2006 to 2008. For two years previously he was deputy director for Africa and deputy assistant secretary general of the United Nations Development Program. In other assignments with the U.N., he was resident coordinator for four years in Honduras, deputy resident representative for five in Laos and assistant resident representative for five in Bhutan.

Mr. Avina earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. He holds an M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a member of the boards of U.S. - North Africa Partnership for Economic Opportunity and End Human Trafficking Now. He is also a member of the New York and Connecticut State Bar Associations. Mr. Avina speaks Spanish, French, Portuguese and Lao/Thai. His most recent publication was an article on corporate social responsibility in the Journal of Financial Crime, published by Cambridge University.

Prof. David Jackmann

The Ehican Space,
Kings College London and
Manchester Business School

David Jackman is a pioneer of new styles of regulation and corporate practice in the UK and internationally. His key interests are in corporate ethics, compliance culture, community outcomes and all aspects of governance. He is a regular commentator in the press, on TV and radio. David set groundbreaking educational and professional standards for four financial services regulators: including the FSA, which covered 40,000 firms. He was also FSA’s first Head of Ethics and set an ethical framework and practices that now underpin much principle-based regulation, fair dealing requirements and the regulation of conduct and culture. He has practical experience as a CEO, Chairman and NED. He advises boards and national bodies in several sectors on ethics and governance. David now has a private practice, The Ethical Space, has established the Ethics Foundation and works for US consultancy, Resources Global. He has been an academic advisor and tutor for ICTA for over 10 lecturing especially in Singapore.

Torben Nielsen

Chairman Audit Committee for
Tryg Gruppen and others

Torben Nielsen was the Royal Governor of The Danish National Bank from 1996-2011.

The Danish National Bank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is a non-eurozone member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Since its establishment in 1818, objective of the Nationalbank as an independent and credible institution is to issue the Danish currency, the krone, and ensure its stability. Mr. Nielsen is a Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and member of the board of directors of a variety of International Financial Institutions.

Prof. Steen Thomsen

Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School

Steen Thomsen, born 1959, professor, Ph.D., is director of the center for corporate governance at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant, commentator and practitioner. Main publications include more than 20 international journal articles and 3 books on the subject. Steen has served as a board member in several business companies and is currently a non-executive chairman of 2 consulting firms. He writes columns for the leading Danish business newspaper, Børsen, and has served as a consultant and lecturer to several large companies and government organizations, including the EU, the UN, Copenhagen Stock Exchange and the Danish central Bank. Contributor to the Danish corporate governance codes on listed companies and small and medium-sized companies. Married to Annette Blegvad, lives in Charlottenlund, north of Copenhagen, and has two red-haired teenage boys.

Current position
Director of the Center for Corporate Governance, Copenhagen Business School. Professor, Department of International Economics and Management.

The center (www.cbs/ccg) – a joint initiative by the departments of accounting, finance, economics and international business at Copenhagen Business School - was founded by a grant from CBS president Finn Junge-Jensen in 2005. The advisory board consists of leading Danish investors and business companies. The chairman, Lars Nørby Johansen, is the principal author of the Danish corporate governance code.

Annette Blegvad

Danish Architects Association

Kersi Porbunderwalla

Secretary General
Copenhagen Compliance

Kersi F. Porbunderwalla is a global consultant, teacher, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on Governance, Risk Management, Compliance and IT security (GRC) issues. Kersi was associate professor, examiner and tutor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) from 1984-1993. Currently he lectures at The Govt. Law College (Thrissur, India) and at Fordham University (New York). Kersi has conducted several hundred workshops, seminars and international speaking assignments on GRC, Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility (CSR), Bribery, Fraud and Corruption (BFC) issues. Kersi is an executive business coach with extensive experience in implementing change projects and opmimising GRC/BFC/CSR processes. Kersi is a graduate in accounting and finance, member of the Danish Financial Analyst Association, Danish Lawyers and Economists Association, Confederation of Danish Industries, Danish Management Council, British Chamber of Commerce, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is the founder and secretary general of Copenhagen Compliance® that provides global GRC solutions. His first managerial position was as Chief Accountant in 1973 after graduation. Until 2005, he held senior accounting and finance positions at ExxonMobil. His consultancy and speaking assignments focus on developing and implementing GRC, CSR and BFC applications & frameworks into operational environments on 4 continents.

Mariano A. Davies

Bristish Chamber of Commerce

I grew up in Kent, went to a British boarding school and obtained a university education (London & Oxford). After teaching and lecturing for two years in the UK, I worked as a consultant and a part-time lecturer in Denmark. When KPMG was formed in 1988, I became a Partner and Director running e-learning for KPMG worldwide for a ten year period. Since 1998, I have been running various companies that have owned all the e-learning intellectual property I helped to develop and which I purchased from KPMG via MS Consulting Group.

Besides owning the MS Consulting Group, I am the CEO of the Nordic Academy of The International Institute of Written Oxford English – a business to business language training e-learning services franchise for the Rosetta Stone Group (global leader in blended e-learning).

I have also held Board positions on a number of professional Boards since 1985 (in Sweden, Norway, Spain, UK and Hong Kong) and was the founding Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (BCCD) which was registered in 2003. In March 2008, Alf Duch-Pedersen and I were able to merge the BIU (British Import Union) into BCCD after which I was appointed the merged BCCD-BIU's first President.