Leadership & Ethics League
Mr. Cesar Ferreira , Brazil
Chief compliance officer – Hinode Group
Mr. Cesar Ferreira is a Brazilian Compliance professional with an over-15 year career at major Global multinational.
Cesar has a history of implementing and building successful Compliance programs in large organizations such as Unilever and Walmart (Fortune 100 companies) and Ernest Young.
His experience includes implementing global programs in accordance with FCPA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Brazilian Anti-Corruption laws.
Currently serves as Latin America Chief compliance officer of Hinode Group – Brazilian multinational company.
Cesar Ferreira is B.Sc. in Information Technology from Unifesp (FASP) and M.B.A from Business School Sao Paulo and Boston College.
He is a white-collar crime lawyer & currently consults on data privacy, ethics, transparency & compliance issues
He has helped a great number of companies (through the most diverse industries) implement or enhance its compliance programs, as well as to foster an ethical corporate culture
📌Mr. André is author of the Brazilian book “Compliance – Ética e Transparência como Caminho” and is currently translating it to English with the title: Ethics and Transparency – A Path to Compliance
📌He is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP-I) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and Master’s from Espírito Santo Federal University (UFES) and a LLM from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV)
📌He is also a professor in GRC-related & in data privacy-related LLM courses
📌Mr. André also lead a non-profit initiative inspired on the American “Innocence Project” called “Projeto Liberdade” (Liberty Project), which struggles to free innocents that were wrongfully convicted in the Brazilian judicial system.
Dr Afra Sajjad is driven by a passion for social development through people empowerment.
With an accomplished academic background with a doctorate in business reporting, her professional career spanning more than 20 years is combination of academic and corporate achievements.
📌She has coached and mentored professionals to personal and professional fulfilment.
📌At ACCA she is actively involved in developing global learning partnerships focusing on digital transformation and student experience driven learning journeys.
📌She considers well-being and coaching as essential for learners accomplishing aspirations. She is committed to diversity and inclusive businesses and societies championing women in leadership policy initiatives.
📌Her passion is to a create a world joined up to help young men and women achieve personal and professional success through access to learning for all.
Mr. Thomas is author of book “The Compliance Handbook” published in May 2018 which was the No. 1 new bestseller on Amazon.com through its initial run.
📌He has authored 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics and corporate governance, including the international best-sellers
“Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”
“Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act”
📌He is author of award-winning series Fox on Compliance.
📌Mr. Thomas leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.
📌He is the Voice of Compliance, having founded the 40 show Compliance Podcast Network.
📌He is also a member of the C-Suite Radio Network