About us

The Latin American Compliance Network was created in Bogotá on 12 December 2017. It was formed to meet the needs of many Colombian companies who seek to raise their standards in compliance, as well as to provide a space for the exhange of experiences, ideas and best practices.

The Network is made up of the compliance officers from member companies, who are joined by our team of professionals from the Anticorruption Institute.

How to join?

Any organization looking to be an active member of the network is required to:

  • Accept the bonding offer and make the annual payment corresponding to the different membership levels available, selecting the model which best suits their requirements: Diamond, Gold, Silver or Copper. NOTE: The Copper category applies only to individuals and SMEs. The Silver category applies only to SMEs.
  • Sign and comply with the Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Actively participate in at least 70% of the twelve ordinary sessions held during the course of the year.
  • Approve the due diligence process proposed by the Anticorruption Institute.

Our Work

Activities include:

  • Monthly and extraordinary meetings, during which we share and exchange knowledge, opinions, techniques and experiences.
  • Workshops, debates and awareness-raising, and training activities that include the participation of international experts in different disciplines and specialties, linked to the Anticorruption Institute’s Leadership and Integrity School.
  • The dissemination of news, studies, methodologies and documents prepared by specialists and wider national and international organizations.
  • The elaboration, through specialized commissions, of proposals for public policies and different tools for business and wider society to promote best practices, that contribute to good governance and to the construction of a culture of integrity, transparency and corporate/ institutional ethics.
  • A monthly newsletter from the Network, “Faro: Ruta a la Integridad” “Lighthouse: The Route to Integrity”, which includes content on topics and news of interest for members.
  • The expansion of the Network, through the creation of new chapters in different Latin American countries.

      Events

      No.

      DATE

      TOPIC

      HOST COMPANY

      GUEST SPEAKERS

      1 2020/01/28 How to conduct research using open source data. The vision of a stellar investigative journalist Grupo Energía Bogotá Marta Soto, Director El Tiempo Investigations Unit
      Mario Villalobos, Investigative journalist for Red Más Noticias
      2 2020/02/20 Rising from the Deep: the reinvention of two companies following a crisis Fedepalma Daniel Lucio, CEO Summum Corp
      Fernando Dyer, Vice President Compliance for Graña y Montero
      3 2020/03/11 What is the Anti-Bribery Law? Presenting a balance of the three years since it was enacted Frontera Energy Corp Francisco Reyes, Lawyer, Consultant, former
      Superintendent of Companies
      Camilo Enciso, Director, IIEA
      4 2020/04/15 Problems and challenges facing companies and their compliance teams during the exceptional circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic Minesa Jacobo Calderón, Minesa
      Luis Rodolfo Hernández, Summum Energy
      Camilo Enciso, Anti-Corruption Institute
      5 2020/05/13 Cybercrime in moments of pandemic: how to prevent hackers from destroying a company’s value Anti-Corruption Institute John Echeverry, Cyber Incident Expert
      Juanita Rodriguez, EAN University
      Julian Cely, Captain from the National Police

      During 2019, the Latin American Compliance Network prepared an agenda that was based around an interactive and participatory process with members, taking into account their needs and the main challenges faced by public and private sector organizations in their daily activities. The chart below presents information about the 2019 meeting schedule.

      No.

      DATE

      SUBJECT

      HOST COMPANY

      LEAD SPEAKER

      1

      2019/01/22

      Lessons learned from the decision taken by the Administrative Court of Cundinamarca
      regarding the Odebrecht case

      Deloitte

      Edgar Reveiz, Colombian Academic on Economic Science

      Camilo Enciso, Director, IIAS

      Margie Mojica, Member, IIAS

      2

      2019/02/21

      Lobbying: How to avoid unnecessary risks?

      Part 1: Gifts, invitations, lunches, drinks and trips

      Analysis of the Efecty Case

      Hocol

      Jaime Andrés Plaza, Plaza Consulting

      Diego Ortega, Consultant

      3

      2019/03/21

      Criminal liability of legal persons in Latin America

      Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB)

      Carlos Fernando Guerrero,

      Guerrero Consultoría & Litigio (Guerrero Consultancy & Litigation)

      4

      2019/05/13

      Explanation of the behavioral patterns of corruption

      Gobernación de Boyacá

      (Government of Boyacá)

      Edgar Reveiz, Colombian Academic on Economic Science

      Álvaro Rodríguez Gama,

      National Academy of Medicine

      5

      2019/06/20

      – Different models of the roles, responsibilities and limitations of Compliance Officers

      -Forensic audits: How do they work and what are they for?

      Colpensiones

      Simón Guzmán, Deloitte

      Camilo Enciso, Director, IIAS

      6

      2019/07/30

      Workshop: Presentation techniques and strategic communication

      Belcorp

      Guillermo Cuellar, Brújula

      Juan Fernando Giraldo, Buho

      7

      2019/08/22

      What to do when bosses don’t listen? How far does the responsibility of
      compliance extend before the authorities?

      Samsung

      Camilo Enciso, Director IIAS

      8

      2019/09/19

      Investigations: How to collect and store evidence? When should it be handed
      over to the authorities?

      Grupo Réditos

      José Miguel De La Calle Restrepo, Ex Superintendente de Industria y Comercio

      9

      2019/10/03

      Compliance: A Gender Approach

      Instituto Anticorrupción

      (Anticorruption Institute)

      Lina Anllo, World Compliance Association

      10

      2019/10/30

      Deferred Research Agreements and External Monitors: What are they?And what
      are they for?

      Deloitte

      Camilo Enciso, Director IIAS

      Jorge Alfredo Hernández, Deloitte

      11

      2019/11/27

      Interview techniques during internal investigations

      Summum Energy

      Andrés Garzón, Garzón & Largacha Abogados

      Andrés Da Costa, Godoy Córdoba

      Lina Chacón, National Institute of Investigation and Prevention of Fraud

      12

      2019/12/04

      Why should we care about the Magnitsky Law?

      How does it affect us?

      Postobón

      Camilo Enciso, Director del IIAS
      Matthew Stephenson, Harvard University
      Guillermo Rivera, Former Minister of the Interior

      In the period 2017-2018, there were 10 meetings of the Latin American Compliance Network, each of which dealt with various issues related to compliance within the public and private sectors. Below, we outline these meetings, the primary  topics discussed, the hosts and the different stakeholders who participated.

      No.

      DATE

      SUBJECT

      HOST COMPANY

      LEAD SPEAKER

      1 2017/12/12 Starter session to discuss opinions around the creation of the Latinamerican Compliance Network International Institute on Anticorruption Studies (IIAS) Camilo Enciso (Director, IIAS)
      2 2018/04/18 Reliable Reporting Channels Deloitte Angela María Neira (Abbott) & Mónica López (Postobón).
      3 2018/05/25 Anti-Bribery Act 1778 of 2016 Microsoft Fabio Andrés Bonilla, Representative for Ecomic Affairs and Accounting at the Superintendencia de Sociedades (Superintendence of Companies)

      Luis Rodolfo Hernández (Summum Energy)

      Camilo Enciso Vanegas (Director, IIAS)

      4 2018/06/18 Conflicts of interest, inabilities and incompatibilities.

      Signature of the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) and NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement).

      Accession Protocol for Latinamerican Compliance Network.

      Colpensiones Camilo Enciso (Director, IIAS)
      5 2018/07/18 Guidelines to manage moments of crisis.  Strategic communication. Grupo Energía de Bogotá (GEB) Francesca Tarrant, International Consultant

      Rubén Darío Avendaño (Director Corporative Governance, IIAS)

      Mónica Jiménez (Grupo de Energía de Bogotá)

      6 2018/08/29 Duty of confidentiality vs the obligation to report Fedebiocombustibles Carlos Mateus (Fedebiocombustibles)

      Camilo Enciso (Director, IIAS)

      7 2018/09/27 SARLAFT

      (Financial Risk Management and Terrorism Financing System)

       

      Scotiabank Colpatria

      Juan Pablo Rodríguez Cárdenas (RISC Management  Consulting)

      Luis Edmundo Suarez (Former Director UIAF – Colombia’s Financial and Economic Intelligence Analysis Unit & CEO Qconsulting)

      8 2018/10/26 Staff selection process and values education. SUMMUM ENERGY Francisco José Sintura (Former Deputy Attorney General in Colombia)

      Gerardo Andrade Medina ( Teacher,  Instituto Alberto Merani)

      Luis Rodolfo Hernández (SUMMUM).

      Maristella Aldana (Bancolombia)

      9 2018/11/22 Information security Bancolombia Team from DIJIN Cibernetic Centre (National Police Criminal Investigation and INTERPOL Directorate)

      José Alejandro Bermúdez (BD Legal)

      10 2018/12/13 FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and International Standards on the Prevention of Corruption that affect Colombia  

      Postobón

      Dra. Paula Andrea Ramírez (Third Delegate Prosecutor before the Criminal Cassation Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice)

      NEWS

      Grupo Réditos hosts a meeting on compliance in Medellín

      Grupo Réditos was the host of the first meeting to be held by the Latin American Compliance Network in Medellín. The meeting was attended by compliance officers and members of the ethics and internal control areas of a number of different companies. On this occasion, the issue of collection and custody of evidence in internal corruption investigations was presented and discussed.

      Creating a Network of Anti-Corruption Officers

      The task of preventing corruption in the corporate sector is becoming more and more significant, not only because of the fines amounting to millions of pesos that the government is able to impose, but also because of the damage that this kind of behaviour can have on the reputation of companies.

      This is why the Latin American Compliance Network was formed. It brings together anticorruption compliance officers within the corporate sphere. Camilo Enciso, formerly anticorruption ‘czar’ for the Presidency of the Republic and founder of the network, discusses its role and scope of work.