H.E. Vice President of the National Anti-Corruption Commission for the Protection of integrity Dr. Bandar bin Ahmed Abalkhail inaugurated the training program entitled "National Anti-corruption Authorities", which Nazaha holds in Riyadh for five days starting from today 6th November 2016.
This training program is presented by specialists from IACA Mr/Abu Kassim Bin Mohammed, Malaysian Anti-corruption Commission, Mr/ Martin Kreutner, Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA, Mr/ Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD working Group On Bribery in International Business Transactions.
A number of specialists will participate from Nazaha, Control and Investigation Board, General Audit Bureau, Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution, members on the committee of Anti-corruption in the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council and candidates from the GCC.
This program addresses a number of subjects, including the definition of the nature of corruption and its consequences, roles and responsibilities of anti-corruption agencies, role of leadership in corruption, corruption risk analysis, how to recognize corrupt officials, overview of corruption in today's environment, international legal frameworks on corruption, best practices of anti-corruption agencies, whistleblower protection, detection and investigation of corruption cases, and OECD in the fight against foreign bribery.
This comes in line of implementing what is mentioned in the National Strategy for Maintaining integrity and combating corruption, to cooperate with control and judicial entities in the kingdom in the field of fighting corruption. In addition to organizing conferences and seminars in the field of transparency and fighting corruption.
is Dean and Executive Secretary of IACA. In 2010 and 2011, he acted as the Special Advisor to the Austrian Minister of Interior and from 2001 to 2010, served as the Director of the Austrian Federal Bureau for Internal Affairs, a unit he was responsible for commissioning. Among his numerous functions, he was also President/Chair of the European Partners against Corruption (EPAC/EACN) for nine years. He has extensively lectured on topics of anti-corruption, international humanitarian law, and security around the world. He is a member of several international boards and a senior consultant and peer reviewer for the UN, Council of Europe, OSCE, and the World Bank. In 2014 and 2015, he was recognized by Ethisphere as one of 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics for his efforts to combat corruption with IACA as well as his efforts to improve human welfare worldwide through his work with the UN, Transparency International, and other global organizations. Martin Kreutner holds a Master in Law from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Policing and Public Order Studies from the University of Leicester.
Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim Mohamed:
Previous Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He was born in Kuala Lumpur on 5 December 1960. He possessed vast experience and knowledge in public service. Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim joined the civil service in September 1984 upon completing his degree in Social Sciences from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang. Upon entry into the civil service, he was posted to the then Anti-Corruption Agency or ACA, as an Investigation Officer. In 1989, he furthered his studies by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at the Michigan State University, United States of America (USA). He made his way up from an Investigation Officer in 1984 to the Director of the Planning and Policy Coordination Division in 1999. He moved on to become the Director of Anti-Corruption Agency for the state of Perak in the year 2000 and state of Penang in the year of 2003. In 2005 he was appointed as the Director of the newly establish Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA) till March 2006 before taking up the post as Chief Integrity Officer at Amanah Raya Berhad. Not long from there, back in ACA, Tan Sri Dr. Abu Kassim then took office as the Deputy Director General I of ACA in 2007 and consequently as Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in 2009 when the Agency was converted to be a fully fledged Commission in 2009. He was sworn in as the Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on January 1, 2010.
Mr. Dragos Kos:
Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery and is an established international anti-corruption expert, having served for eight years (2003 – 2011) as the President of the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). He also served as the first elected President of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption in the Republic of Slovenia (2004 – 2010). He has extensive knowledge and experience in fighting economic and financial crime.