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Advantage through good governance and effective assurance

Leadership Meetings

Tuesday, 24 November 2020
12.00 - 18.30 pm, Zurich

Companies do not operate in a perfect world. Legal, regulatory and ethical challenges are part of the everyday running of a business. Good governance and a strong compliance management system are crucial competitive advantages: not only business partners but also customers and employees want to deal only with ethically and legally flawless enterprises. The topics of governance and compliance therefore have to be treated as top business priorities. They need to be incorporated into every decision, from strategy to the remuneration system, and be part of a corporate culture that is genuinely practised. What principles, values, codes of conduct, structures, risk processes and control systems have to be embedded? We aim to enter into the joint discussion and make it this event's goal to obtain a checklist that reveals how good governance and effective compliance are put in place and how they lead to sustainable corporate profitability.



Dr. Daniel Lucien Bühr, Partner LALIVE. Dr Daniel Lucien Bühr is a lawyer with the LALIVE law firm in Zurich. He advises clients on the law of banking and financial markets and on issues of financial criminal law and compliance management. He is a founder member and Chairman of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) and a founder member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (IAFCL). He is a member of the ISO Expert Panels for Governance and for Compliance Management Systems. Before joining LALIVE he was the head of the Legal department for Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa for a Swiss global company (2006–2011) and previously worked in a variety of legal roles with a Dutch corporate group. Daniel Lucien Bühr is a Bern advocate and completed a PhD at the Institute of International Private and Procedural Law of the University of Bern. He completed an MBA at Columbia University, New York, and at the London Business School in 2004.


Matthias Kiener, Head Forensics und Partner Mazars. Matthias Kiener, graduate auditor and certified fraud examiner, has many years of practical experience in the areas of compliance management and the detection and prevention of financial crime. As a consultant, he reactively supports national and international corporate groups in handling complex and cross-border cases of delinquency and non-compliance. He preventively supports his clients in the introduction, evaluation and appraisal of compliance management systems and in the area of fraud risk management. He also acts part time as a commercial judge at the commercial court of the Canton of Bern and regularly gives lectures at universities in Switzerland.


Dr. Philipp Schinz, Group Compliance Officer Barry Callebaut Group. Dr Philipp Schinz, who holds a degree in business and a PhD in finance, is the Group Compliance Officer of Barry Callebaut AG and has worked in the field of corporate compliance for 15 years. His career started at E&Y and subsequently took him to Detecon Schweiz AG as the Compliance team leader for compliance projects in the telco sector (including Deutsche Telekom AG). He then went on to lead many international projects in the areas of prevention, risk identification and case investigations as the Compliance Officer of Sulzer Ltd. As head of Compliance with Barry Callebaut AG, Philipp Schinz devotes himself to ensuring that the corporate values and culture are embodied by all employees day by day.

van Heerden

Anne van Heerden, Head of Forensic und Global Lead Partner KPMG. Anne van Heerden has been working at KPMG since 1986. He is a certified auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a partner with KPMG. He has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of international forensic investigations, fraud prevention and compliance. In addition to his role as Head of Forensic at KPMG Switzerland, he is responsible for three major international companies in different industries as the Global Lead Partner. He headed the Forensic and Risk Consulting departments from 2003 to 2013 before being confirmed as Head of Consulting in 2013. From January 2015 to September 2019, he was responsible for the Advisory division (Consulting and Deal Advisory) as a member of the Executive Committee. He was also a member of the Global Forensic Executive, EMA and Global Advisory Steering Committee.


Monika Rühl, Member of the SMG Executive Board, Chairwoman of the Executive Board economiesuisse. Monika Rühl has been Chairman of the Executive Committee of economiesuisse since 1 September 2014. Following a degree in Romance languages at the University of Zurich, Monika Rühl successfully trained as a diplomat in Bern, Brussels and Geneva. Following posts in the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), she was the personal assistant to Federal Councillor Joseph Deiss and subsequently head of the Bilateral Economic Relations Division in the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with the title of Ambassador and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2008, she was appointed Federal Council Delegate for Trade Agreements. From 2011 to 2014 she led the General Secretariat of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).


1:00 pm

Delegates arrive at KPMG AG

1:30 pm

Welcome by Monika Rühl, Member of the SMG Executive Board

Key input from Dr. Daniel L. Bühr, Partner LALIVE:
«Good governance in the conflict area between business, ethics and compliance.»

Key input from Matthias Kiener, graduate auditor and certified fraud examiner:
«Where you should always take a closer look despite control and compliance management systems. Experience from the practice of internal investigations.»

Key input from Dr. Philipp Schinz, Group Compliance Officer Barry Callebaut Group:
«Embedded compliance – how to strengthen corporate decisions.»

3.10 pm


3.30 pm

Breakout Sessions and discussion:
Session 1
: Anne van Heerden und Dr. Philipp Schinz, Insights Center,

Session 2: Dr. Daniel L. Bühr

Session 3: Matthias Kiener

5.20 pm

Summary and outlook by Monika Rühl

KPMG AG invites you to a standing reception.

6.30 pm

End of the event

Registration and fee

The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered in consideration of sector representation.

Fee per person: CHF 230. A confirmation of registration and invoice will follow.

Kindly note that the registrations are binding. A representative from the company management may attend if the original registrant is unable to attend at short notice. We are obliged to invoice in the event of cancellations without a stand-in and no-shows.

Please note that photographs taken by our photographer will be displayed in SMG publications and on the SMG website.



Registration Guest

Members have the option of bringing a guest who meets membership conditions, once a year, at no cost.

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Host and event organiser

Räffelstrasse 28
8045 Zürich

Event organiser
Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich
office [at],
Telefon + 41 44 202 23 25
Fax + 41 44 269 90 01

How to get there

Event location
Räffelstrasse 28
8045 Zürich

Arriving by public transport
From Zurich central station or Selnau railway station: Take the S10 to Zurich, Binz. From there it is a 9-minute walk to KPMG. From Wiedikon railway station: Take the number 76 bus to the Räffelstrasse stop. From there, it is only a few minutes' walk to the main entrance of KPMG.

Arriving by car
There are no reserved parking spaces available. The nearest multi-storey car parks are at Uetlibergstrasse 109 (750 m from KPMG) and Sihlcity (1.3 km away).

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