WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- John D. Sullivan, executive director of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), and Michael J. Hershman, a member of CIPE's Board of Directors, have been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of 2014's 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics. The award recognizes individuals who have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.
"The 2014 list is an inspirational group that has undeniably impacted the way business is regarded and conducted around the globe," said Ethisphere Managing Editor, Nicole Thomas. "Both John and Michael are part of an exclusive community of leaders who have shown tremendous dedication to business ethics, transparency, sustainability and corporate governance."
Under Sullivan's leadership, CIPE has developed a number of innovative approaches that link democratic development to market reforms. These include combating corruption, promoting corporate governance, building business associations, supporting the informal sector, and programs to assist women and youth entrepreneurs. Today, CIPE has more than 90 full-time staff with offices in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, and Ukraine.
Hershman is an internationally recognized expert on matters relating to transparency, accountability, governance, and security. The Fairfax Group, founded in 1983, has been retained by governments, corporations, and international financial institutions to assist on matters relating to misconduct of senior-level officials or entities with which they do business. Fairfax has assisted governments from Chile to India on corruption investigations of senior-level officials and has served as the appointed monitor of companies that have violated laws, rules, or regulations.
Other notable individuals on the 2014 ranking include: Jose Ugaz, Chair, Transparency International; William (Bill) Clay Ford, Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company; Mary Jo White, Chair, Securities and Exchange Commission; and Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Former Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell Group.