The executive director of the BH Compliance agency and member of the board of directors of Chile Transparente, Susana Sierra, was the winner of the Women in Compliance Awards 2018, in the category “Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the Compliance industry”. Recognition delivered by C5, a group dedicated to business intelligence integrated by The Canadian Institute, American Conference Institute, and C5 Europe.
Compliance refers to the generation of procedures within companies to ensure internal and external regulatory compliance. In this way, companies seek to generate a culture of integrity and corporate ethics that guide the behavior and decision-making of all their employees, including directors, managers, and executives.
The award is considered the “Oscar” of the sector and was presented on March 19 at a ceremony held at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel, England.
The commercial engineer and MBA from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, who was also nominated in the category “Innovator of the Year in the Compliance Industry”, is the first Latin American woman in history to win this award, surpassing well-known candidates from France, Italy and the United States, pioneering countries in the field of corporate compliance.
“Companies have a very important role in preventing corruption, and we are doing something about it,” said Sierra after receiving international recognition.
Sierra has vast experience in certifying companies in crime prevention models, being one of the most outstanding professionals in the field at the national and international levels. In 2014 she was consulted by the Peruvian Congress in the discussion of the law on criminal liability of legal persons and has been invited to give talks on compliance in Spain, England, Germany, Panama, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru.
The commercial engineer is also co-author of the book “Corrupción a la Carta. Las malas prácticas sobre la mesa” (2017), where together with the former Superintendent of Pensions Tamara Agnic, they interviewed former Presidents Eduardo Frei, Ricardo Lagos, the now President Sebastián Piñera and the then President Michelle Bachelet, along with other actors from the public and private sector, to analyze corruption in Chile and what is being done about it.