On April 19th, AmCham held an information session on U.S. anti-corruption legislation with international implications as well as corruption prevention programs in local companies. U.S. FBI Supervisory Special Agent, Martin E. Hellmer, presented details on the U.S. the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), while Ruzhica Panarin, National Compliance Officer at EVN, and Lidija Bundaleska, Group Compliance Director at Makedonski Telekom, shared details on the internal anti-corruption programs they oversee.
The session was an opportunity for company representatives to familiarize themselves with the international enforcement of the FCPA generally and openly discuss challenges faced in the local context when seeking to pro actively prevent corruption. The presentations reinforced the fact that companies have many reasons to take steps to prevent their employees, partners and clients from participating in corruption. It was also made clear that constant, clear and open communication on this topic is the key to success in companies of all sizes.
The event was co-promoted by the European Business Association and the British Business Group. Mr. Hellmer’s visit was made possible by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.
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