NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Bistrong, CEO, Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, has been recognized by Compliance Week as a 2017 Top Mind recipient. Launched in 2016, Top Minds is an annual recognition of the best and brightest thought leaders in the fields of governance, risk, compliance, and ethics.
As shared by Bill Coffin, editor in chief of Compliance Week, "This year's Top Minds represent some of the most amazing people working in the compliance and ethics space today." With respect to recognizing Richard Bistrong, he added "Richard, as CEO of Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC, is one of the compliance world's most outspoken leaders on how companies can build better and more ethical business practices."
This year's Top Mind winners were selected from more than 150 nominations from organizations representing a wide range of disciplines, including financial services, media & communications, law, insurance, education, and government regulation. All were nominated by their peers and were selected by the Compliance Week editorial staff. Bistrong's Top Mind interview with Bill Coffin can be found here.
"From Behind the Bribe: The Richard Bistrong Story" – Proven Anti-Bribery Training from Front-Line Anti-Bribery LLC and Mastercard
Building on an impactful internal program developed and produced with Mastercard, this anti-bribery training film depicts real-world events that ultimately led to Bistrong pleading guilty to FCPA offenses. Keith Slotter, former chief of the FBI's Global Financial Crimes Program, narrates Bistrong's story, bringing lessons and ethical tipping points to today's commercial and compliance teams.
"We recognized the need to move beyond the traditional classroom exercise to help our teams understand the potential impact of bribery and compliance events," said Karen Griffin, executive vice president and chief compliance officer at Mastercard. "Richard's story delivered just that and we're looking at ways to continue to build on this film to continue to reinforce other learning moments."
The trailer of the film can be found here.
JD Supra 2017 Readers' Choice Award for the second consecutive year
Bistrong was also recognized by JD Supra as a Top Author in the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards, for the second consecutive year, as distinguishing 24 firms and over 200 authors (from among more than 40,000) who published their excellent thought leadership on JD Supra in 2016. In each category, JD Supra honors ten authors and one firm. Bistrong was recognized as the fourth Top Author for Compliance. JD Supra provides daily legal and compliance intelligence on all topics relating to business, legal, and news analysis. The complete Top Authors list can be found here.
About Richard Bistrong
Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive and currently consults and speaks on foreign bribery, ethics and compliance issues from that front-line perspective. Richard was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which included residing and working in the UK. In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the United States Department of Justice and subsequent Immunity from Prosecution in the UK, Richard assisted the United States, 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, returning home in December 2013.
Richard now consults, writes and speaks about current front-line anti-bribery, ethics and compliance issues. Richard has presented to the World Bank, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, as well as to multinationals, law enforcement agencies, and conferences on a global basis. Richard was named one of Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics for 2015, and is a Contributing Editor of the FCPA Blog at www.fcpablog.com . He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org His consulting and speaking abstracts can be found on his website at www.richardbistrong.com and he tweets at @richardbistrong
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