Introduction to Regional Anti-Corruption Management

About the Webinar Recording

As our world becomes more globalized and interconnected, corruption and unethical practices around the world continue to rise, followed by an increase in regulation and enforcement. Since all companies are vulnerable to such corruption, it is important that businesses understand these issues and their impacts, and recognize their role in overcoming these global challenges.

During this webinar, speakers from Barrick Gold, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Conference Board of Canada, and Global Affairs Canada, will discuss the importance of anti-corruption management, and share personal experiences, relevant tools and partnerships for creating effective compliance programs.

This webinar will kick off the second installment of GCNC’s anti-corruption interactive e-series. The second series will have a regional focus and present concepts from e-chapters on the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. Please click on the images below to download these e-chapters. You can also download the entire e-book »


The Middle East - Chapter Ten of Designing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Latin America - Chapter Eleven of Designing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Eastern Europe - Chapter Twelve of Designing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program Africa - Chapter Thirteen of Designing an Anti-Corruption Compliance Program


About the Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management

This is the launch webinar of GCNC’s second anti-corruption training e-series to help educate and transfer anti-corruption knowledge and experiences from experts to Canadian professionals. The second training program has a regional focus and will help participants become experts in managing corruption in different regions of the world.

Participants who complete all four e-sessions will receive a Certificate in Regional Anti-Corruption Management. Obtaining this certificate will help promote your expertise and increase your credibility and ability to combat corruption in today’s competitive and dynamic landscape. More information about the certificate will be announced during this launch webinar.

Meanwhile, to learn more about the program, please visit the anti-corruption certificate web page.


Jonathan Drimmer

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation

Jonathan Drimmer BarrickJonathan Drimmer is a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Barrick Gold Corporation, where he oversees the Company’s global business and human rights program, as well as its global anti-corruption program, global investigation group, entity level litigation and disputes, and other matters. For more than a decade he has taught courses related to business and human rights at Georgetown University Law Center, and is a frequent author, lecturer, and media commentator on business and human rights issues, and in particular, the Alien Tort Statute and human rights disputes. Until 2011, he was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on representing and advising clients in developing preventative compliance strategies, in navigating discrete questions and problems, and in enforcement proceedings and litigation related to human rights, anti-corruption, and other U.S. laws and international norms. He is a former Deputy Director in the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, where he led investigations, first chaired numerous prosecutions, and argued appeals in cases involving suspected war criminals. He is a Lexis/Nexis Contributing Expert on International Law, he has testified twice before the U.S. Congress, and among his awards and recognitions is the first U.S. Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Award for Human Rights Law Enforcement. He is a former Bristow Fellow in the Office of the U.S. Solicitor General, and a judicial clerk on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated from Stanford University and UCLA Law School, and is on the Board of Directors of Trace International, a non-profit dedicated to transparency and anti-corruption compliance.

Sgt. Pat Poitevin

Senior Investigator at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Sgt. Pat PoitevinSgt. Patrice Poitevin is a 34 year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who has worked on organized crime, proceeds of crime and fraud investigations and is sought for his knowledge on financial crime and corruption related issues. Sgt. Poitevin has extensive experience in program development and capacity building. He has developed and/or managed a number of outreach programs and projects at the local, provincial, and national levels. He has also provided training at the national and international levels on a range of issues that impact businesses and communities. In his role as senior investigator and outreach coordinator for the Sensitive and International Investigations unit of National Division, Sgt. Poitevin’s mandate is to connect with Canadian businesses and stakeholders in order to provide them information on the RCMP’s global efforts to combat corruption and help them mitigate their risk and exposure to bribery and corruption. In addition to sharing information on the costs and impact of corruption on businesses and communities, Sgt. Poitevin advises on tools, strategies and good practices that will minimize risks, help individuals and companies to recognize red flags, and enhance the role of businesses in preventing and fighting corruption. Sgt Poitevin has completed studies in business administration as well as the Canadian Securities Course and is a Subject Matter Expert on anti-corruption and compliance. He is a frequent guest speaker at anti-corruption conferences and events. He also lectures on Anti-corruption and compliance at the MBA, EMBA and LLB level at several universities. Sgt Poitevin is the co-founder of the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-Corruption (CCEAC) at the University of Ottawa and of the Global Anti-Corruption University project. He is a member of the Canadian mirror committee for the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery management system standard and the UN Global Compact Network Canada Working Group.

Felix Caveda

Trade Commissioner at the Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada

Felix CavedaFelix Caveda is a Trade Commissioner currently working at the Responsible Business Practices Unit of Global Affairs Canada. He manages the Corporate Social Responsibility funds and supports the promotion of international CSR standards and guidelines at the Trade section of the Department. Felix covers the files of anti-corruption as one of the subjects under CSR and is responsible for supporting the missions in Latin America and the Caribbean raising awareness of the Canada Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) among other tasks. Lived and worked in Guinea, West Africa, and Colombia, Barbados and Uruguay. Graduate from Carleton University with Master Degree in Latin American Studies.

Susan Côté-Freeman

Senior Network Manager and Senior Researcher Governance, Compliance and Risk, The Conference Board of Canada

Susan Côté-FreemanSusan Côté-Freeman joined the Conference Board of Canada in 2016 after almost two decades with the international Secretariat of Transparency International.

At the Conference Board of Canada, Susan manages an executive network of some 60 Canadian risk professionals and carries out research in the governance, compliance and risk areas.

Throughout her career with Transparency International, Susan worked for the organization in London, Washington D.C. and Berlin. As Head of Transparency International’s Business Integrity Programme, Susan led projects aimed at raising standards of corporate anti-corruption practice. She represented Transparency International on global anti-corruption initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact, the Partnering against Corruption Initiative of the World Economic Forum and the B20.

Susan recently joined the Board of Transparency International Canada and is the President of the board of directors of Partnership Africa Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the problem of conflict minerals.

About the Anti-Corruption Working Group
GCNC’s Anti-Corruption Working Group aims to recognize the UN Global Compact’s Tenth Principle – Anti-Corruption, to aid Canadian companies in their efforts to develop internal compliance programs and internal controls. This working group has published an e-book, “Designing An Anti-Corruption Compliance Program: A Guide for Canadian Businesses”. The Working Group is led by Johnathan Drimmer, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Barrick Gold Corp.

Participating Companies: Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, BDO, Export Development Canada (EDC), Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), Baker & Mckenzie, RCMP Canada, and the Canadian Centre of Excellence for Anti-corruption at the University of Ottawa (CCEAC).Please click on the learn more button below to learn more about how to participate in this working group and other participation benefits.  future reporting