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Second Forum of Compliance Officers of Kazakhstan

Second Forum of Compliance Officers of Kazakhstan

03 November 2020

The International Online Forum for the Development and Promotion of Compliance in Kazakhstan was held on October 29. The event was organized by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan in cooperation with KPMG, the Chamber of Legal Consultants “Kazakhstan BAR Association” and the PF “Center for Legal Policy Research”. The forum was attended by representatives of government agencies and national companies, compliance officers and employees of compliance services, as well as experts from Russia, the United States, Israel, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The Karaganda Medical University was presented by the compliance officer Alexander Urmashov.

  Opening the forum, First Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov spoke about the forms of interaction between government agencies, the non-governmental sector, citizens and business in order to strengthen the anti-corruption system in Kazakhstan. He noted that the institution of anti-corruption compliance services, responsible for compliance with corporate integrity standards in organizations of the quasi-public sector, has been introduced into the Law “On Combating Corruption”.

  Deputy of the Mazhilis of Parliament Gulnara Bizhanova noted the paramount importance of the formation of a “tone from above” by the leaders of organizations to ensure the effective work of compliance services. Ms. Bizhanova suggested considering expanding the competence of compliance officers to control regulatory risks and ensure independence from various management body of the organization.

  KPMG highlighted the need to digitize compliance services.

  International experts shared their experience in developing compliance services in their countries and strengthening the role of compliance in the anti-corruption system.

  The first forum of compliance officers of Kazakhstan was held on October 28, 2019. in Nur-Sultan.

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