Southern Africa Compliance Awards 2014 Promoting & supporting compliance professionals in Africa

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Nominations for the 2014 Southern Africa Compliance Awards are open and we are on the lookout for submissions from talented and worthy compliance professionals in the region. Individuals, teams, firms and initiatives will be honoured across a range of categories for their commitment and outstanding work in compliance and regulatory activities in the region.

Categories range from Chief Compliance Officer of the Year and Inspirational Woman of the Year in Compliance to the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to the Southern Africa Compliance Industry with the newly introduced award for the Best B-BBEE Programme Implementation.

Sasol Oil, GE Africa, BHP Billiton, eTranzact International Plc, Women in Mining Guinea, Dell Computer (Pt) Ltd. & the National Institute of Organisational Compliance Consulting of South Africa are among those who have already put forward their nominations, to take part in what will be the highlight of the compliance year.

The Southern Africa Compliance Awards 2014 are free to enter and peer judged; the entry deadline is 31st August 2014. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner and awards ceremony on the 19th November 2014 at the La Toscana of Montecasino, Johannesburg.

The judges are prominent compliance and regulatory professionals from across the spectrum of the corporate, legal and professional services world in Southern Africa, including Penny Solomon, Vodacom, Heather Loewenthal, Barclays Africa Group, Dave Loxton, ENSafrica, Mandy Munro-Smith, Bowman Gilfillan, Eugenia Mwale, First National Bank and Bethuel Nsibande, Standard Bank Group, to name but a few.

Brian Reffell, Awards Director, explains why the Awards are such an important development for the compliance community in Southern Africa:

“The Awards bring together the compliance community, in Southern Africa, to share and recognise the efforts that they and their respective organisations make in the name of good governance, compliance and risk management to secure and enhance business opportunities in the region. They will help underline the excellence and diligence of the work that compliance professionals in Southern Africa carrying out, inspiring and motivating industry peers, and the wider business community. The Awards will be an annual beacon, shining a light on the excellence in performance in compliance in Southern Africa, providing much needed recognition for this mission critical business function”

Philippe Montigny, President at ETHIC Intelligence and member of the judging panel has also commented on the importance of acknowledging the role of compliance professionals:

“I would like to command C5 for this excellent initiative. Rewarding compliance officers and their team is rewarding companies that place integrity at the core of their strategies, companies that base their commercial success only in innovation and service quality, companies that ultimately contribute to sustainable prosperity. I am very pleased to be a judge to this Southern Africa Compliance Awards and I already know that the choice will be difficult!”

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