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Advantage through good governance and effective assurance

Leadership Meeting

Thuesday, 21 September 2021
1.30 - 6.00 pm, Zurich

Companies do not operate in a perfect world. Legal, regulatory and ethical challenges are part of the everyday running of a business. Good governance and a strong compliance management system are crucial competitive advantages: not only business partners but also customers and employees want to deal only with ethically and legally flawless enterprises. The topics of governance and compliance therefore have to be treated as top business priorities. They need to be incorporated into every decision, from strategy to the remuneration system, and be part of a corporate culture that is genuinely practised. What principles, values, codes of conduct, structures, risk processes and control systems have to be embedded? We aim to enter into the joint discussion and make it this event's goal to obtain a checklist that reveals how good governance and effective compliance are put in place and how they lead to sustainable corporate profitability.



Dr. Daniel Lucien Bühr, Partner LALIVE. Dr Daniel Lucien Bühr is a lawyer with the LALIVE law firm in Zurich. He advises clients on the law of banking and financial markets and on issues of financial criminal law and compliance management. He is a founder member and Chairman of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland (ECS) and a founder member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators (IAFCL). He is a member of the ISO Expert Panels for Governance and for Compliance Management Systems. Before joining LALIVE he was the head of the Legal department for Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa for a Swiss global company (2006–2011) and previously worked in a variety of legal roles with a Dutch corporate group. Daniel Lucien Bühr is a Bern advocate and completed a PhD at the Institute of International Private and Procedural Law of the University of Bern. He completed an MBA at Columbia University, New York, and at the London Business School in 2004.


Matthias Kiener, Head Forensics und Partner Mazars. Matthias Kiener, graduate auditor and certified fraud examiner, has many years of practical experience in the areas of compliance management and the detection and prevention of financial crime. As a consultant, he reactively supports national and international corporate groups in handling complex and cross-border cases of delinquency and non-compliance. He preventively supports his clients in the introduction, evaluation and appraisal of compliance management systems and in the area of fraud risk management. He also acts part time as a commercial judge at the commercial court of the Canton of Bern and regularly gives lectures at universities in Switzerland.


Dr. Philipp Schinz, Group Compliance Officer Barry Callebaut Group. Dr Philipp Schinz, who holds a degree in business and a PhD in finance, is the Group Compliance Officer of Barry Callebaut AG and has worked in the field of corporate compliance for 15 years. His career started at E&Y and subsequently took him to Detecon Schweiz AG as the Compliance team leader for compliance projects in the telco sector (including Deutsche Telekom AG). He then went on to lead many international projects in the areas of prevention, risk identification and case investigations as the Compliance Officer of Sulzer Ltd. As head of Compliance with Barry Callebaut AG, Philipp Schinz devotes himself to ensuring that the corporate values and culture are embodied by all employees day by day.

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Anne van Heerden, Head of Forensic und Global Lead Partner KPMG. Anne van Heerden has been working at KPMG since 1986. He is a certified auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a partner with KPMG. He has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of international forensic investigations, fraud prevention and compliance. In addition to his role as Head of Forensic at KPMG Switzerland, he is responsible for three major international companies in different industries as the Global Lead Partner. He headed the Forensic and Risk Consulting departments from 2003 to 2013 before being confirmed as Head of Consulting in 2013. From January 2015 to September 2019, he was responsible for the Advisory division (Consulting and Deal Advisory) as a member of the Executive Committee. He was also a member of the Global Forensic Executive, EMA and Global Advisory Steering Committee.


Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler, President of SMG, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tecan Group Ltd. Dr Lukas Braunschweiler is President of SMG and sits on the boards of directors of various companies. He holds a Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from ETH Zurich. From 2011 to the end of March 2018, he worked as the CEO of the Sonova Group. He was previously CEO of the Swiss technology group RUAG, led the California-based Dionex Corporation as President and CEO from 2002 to 2009, and worked in Group Executive Management at Mettler Toledo from 1995 to 2002.


1:00 pm

Delegates arrive at KPMG AG

1:30 pm

Welcome by Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler, Member of the SMG Executive Board

Key input from Dr. Daniel L. Bühr, Partner LALIVE:
«Good governance in the conflict area between business, ethics and compliance.»

Key input from Matthias Kiener, graduate auditor and certified fraud examiner:
«Where you should always take a closer look despite control and compliance management systems. Experience from the practice of internal investigations.»

Key input from Dr. Philipp Schinz, Group Compliance Officer Barry Callebaut Group:
«Embedded compliance – how to strengthen corporate decisions.»

3.10 pm


3.30 pm

Breakout Sessions and discussion:
Session 1
: Anne van Heerden und Dr. Philipp Schinz, Insights Center,

Session 2: Dr. Daniel L. Bühr

Session 3: Matthias Kiener

5.20 pm

Summary and outlook by Dr. Lukas Braunschweiler

KPMG AG invites you to a standing reception.

6.30 pm

End of the event

Registration and fee

The number of participants is limited. Registrations will be considered in consideration of sector representation.

Fee per person: CHF 230. A confirmation of registration and invoice will follow.

Kindly note that the registrations are binding. A representative from the company management may attend if the original registrant is unable to attend at short notice. We are obliged to invoice in the event of cancellations without a stand-in and no-shows.

Please note that photographs taken by our photographer will be displayed in SMG publications and on the SMG website.

Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events.

How to get there

Event location
Badenerstrasse 172
8004 Zürich

Arriving by public transport
From Zurich main station, take tram 3 in the direction of "Zürich, Albisrieden" to the station "Zürich, Kalkbreite/Bhf.Wiedikon". From there it is only a 3-minute walk to the KPMG main entrance.

Arriving by car
There are no reserved parking spaces available. The nearest public car parks are the "Parkhaus Helvetiaplatz" (10 minutes' walk away), Molkenstrasse 5/9, and the "Parkhaus Stauffachertor" (13 minutes' walk away), Werdstrasse 4.

How to get there.


Host and event organiser

Badenerstrasse 172
8004 Zürich

Event organiser
Schweizerische Management Gesellschaft
Zeltweg 48, 8032 Zürich
office [at],
Telefon + 41 44 202 23 25
Fax + 41 44 269 90 01

Protective measures during the event

Because of the current coronavirus situation, we request you to read our "Protective measures for your safety" at SMG events.

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