In-House Executives Discuss What is Keeping Them Up at Night

January 31, 2019 8:35am

Francisco Petros
Member, Governing Board at BRF S.A.
Former Board Member and President of Succession and Compensation

Committee at Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras

Michael Sumruld
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Parker Drilling Company (Houston, TX)

Sue Kean
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Rubicon Oilfield International


Andrew M. Levine
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (New York, NY)

This much-anticipated exchange has been conceived to illustrate the true big picture perspectives of major stakeholders on key risk factors. Amid an evolving enforcement landscape, the conversation will cover, among other things:
  • Determining the nature of relationship between the board, CEO, GC and CCO/compliance department
  • The meaning of the Corporate Enforcement Policy’s criterium of “authority and independence of the compliance function and the availability of compliance expertise to the board”
  • How board members perceive their responsibility and decision-making power, including their fiduciary role in ensuring the right policies and systems
  • What audit committee members of the board are most interested in hearing
  • Dovetailing business and compliance objectives
  • Board-led investigations: The board members’ role as supervisor of an internal investigation, including the relationship with outside counsel