Blockchain, big data analytics, AI and other new technologies are transforming the way of working for governments, businesses and society. The 2019 Forum will focus on the risks and opportunities of new technologies for anti-corruption & integrity.
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Thursday, March 21 • 11:15 - 12:45
Risky Business: Corruption in Privatisation

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Technology has transformed the privatisation landscape. The process is affected, inter alia by the digitalisation of the economy, which has removed the rationale for state ownership in a number of sectors by laying them open to market competition. This has also put a fresh emphasis on a long-standing problem: the transfer of assets from public ownership to private ownership enables incentives for self-profit among political decision makers, SOE corporate insiders and the ultimate buyers of assets. Even more so, as privatisation becomes steadily more dependent on outside advisors, the risk of conflicts of interest also comes to the forefront.

This session will identify the main areas of risk for corruption in the privatisation process and discuss good practices in mitigating them.

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Mathilde Mesnard

Deputy Director, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD
Deputy Director since 2016, Ms Mesnard provides intellectual leadership for the OECD on a range of topics including anti-corruption, corporate governance, competition, financial markets, investment and insurance. Ms Mesnard was previously the coordinator of the OECD’s New Approaches... Read More →

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Nasser Abaalkhail

Head of International Collaboration, Anti-Corruption Commission of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr Abaalkhail joined Nazaha in 2011 as Head of Planning and Development, and was appointed as Head of International Collaboration in 2017. Dr Abaalkhail supervises and leads work related to: the Saudi delegation to the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group, Governmental Experts for the... Read More →
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Andriy Boytsun

Privatisation and SOE Reform Advisor, Strategic Advisory Group for Supporting Ukrainian Reforms, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Dr Boytsun advises on corporate governance reform in SOEs and privatisation. In 2016–2018, he was an independent member of the SOE Nomination Committee, responsible for nominating CEOs and board members in Ukraine’s most important SOEs. He is a co-founder of the Ukrainian Corporate... Read More →
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Milica Delevic

Director for Governance and Political Affairs, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Ms Delevic joined EBRD in 2013 as Deputy Secretary General, Shareholder Relations and moved to the EPG in 2016. Previously, she worked as Director of the European Integration Office of Serbia, Assistant Foreign Minister and chaired the Committee for European Integration in the... Read More →
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Sławomir Grzelak

Head of the Department of Economy, State Treasury and Privatisation, Supreme Audit Office of Poland
As Director of the Department of Economy, State Treasury and Privatization, Sławomir supervises all audit activities, audit planning and reporting in a variety of subject areas, including governmental economic development support, public assets protection, divestment, anti-fraud... Read More →
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Tiago Oliveira

Federal Auditor and General Coordinator of Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring, Internal Control Secretariat, Office of the Comptroller General of Brazil
Mr Oliveira is a graduate of Computer Science with MBA in Project Management and currently undertakes a Master's degree program in Governance and Development in the National School of Public Administration (ENAP). He is a Federal Auditor and General Coordinator of Planning, Evaluation... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 11:15 - 12:45 CET
Room 2