Anatoly Yakorev, Director Center for Business Ethics & Compliance (CBE&C)
Russian Defense Ministry University graduate (Afghan Community Liaison Officer)
Prior to this appointment, Anatoly Yakorev had a distinguished career in corporate and the non-profit sector. Mr. Yakorev was most recently Vice President of World without Corruption International Alliance Foundation (Belgium), a non-profit which he co-founded to promote most practical anti-corruption best practices worldwide with a large group of international non-profit and private sector actors to reduce governance and corruption risk.
Also, he was Vice Chairman of the Russian Interregional NGO Committee for Fighting Corruption that has a 6 year record of anti-corruption activities’ record of curbing corruption in various segments of Russian business and society.
Mr. Yakorev served as Deputy Executive Director in Center for Business Ethics & Corporate Governance (CFBE) in 2009-2012 which was founded by Matthew Murray, a Russian non-profit dedicated to building rule-based markets in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. In his role with CFBE he contributed to designing and developing innovative projects to promote the rule of law, greater transparency and integrity, FCPA compliance, supply chain training all of which aimed at reducing corruption risks. He helped launch a Collective Action called Russian Energy Compliance Alliance initiative that brought together multinationals and Russian companies in the energy area which later was proposed as business model by B20 to be replicated worldwide.
Mr. Yakorev spent 23 years in corporate sector with Amoco, BP, TNK-BP in various positions.
Luke is a lawyer with degrees from Wesleyan University (B.A.), Loyola Law School, Los Angeles (J.D.), and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation, with distinction).
Luke is the John Hazard Fellow for Russia and a student in the Master’s in Public Law program at National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where he was awarded a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Prior to law school Luke worked for three years in the institutional investment management industry in Los Angeles, California.
During law school Luke interned at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, at the Investment Adviser Association, and for two federal judges. Luke will be donating his time to the Center as he spends the next two years (2013-2015) studying the intricacies of the Russian legal system at the Higher School of Economics, in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Russian businesses. Luke is a member of the New York State Bar.
Maja Juskiewicz (Poland) — Project manager
University of Wroclaw 3rd year student (Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences) and a 2nd year student (Faculty of Social Studies: International relations) in the area of National Security.
Maja’s interest to ethics and compliance has always been very high.
Maja participated in the activities of World without Corruption International Alliance Foundation (Belgium) as Project manager by having undertaken studies and research on how corruption affects the lives of ordinary Poles. On top of that, Maja did some research on how existing anti-corruption organizations in Poland conduct their activities and which ones manage to produce tangible results. Her multiple talents and intolerance of corruption helped earn respect of the management of WWC foundation. In her current role as Project manager with the Center Maja intends to continue her research in the area of ethics and anti-corruption compliance.
Tomas Karner (Sweden) — Project manager
Tomas has 14 years of professional experience from working and living in Russia and the C.I.S region.
During his unique professional career, Tomas has represented international companies on top management level, worked as well as consultant and nowadays representing well known international risk and strategy advisory Company as well represnted in the past governmental organisation operating in the Russian Federation.
Creative «out of the box» thinker due to different roles including shopping centra development, marketing, sales, construction, start-ups, due diligence part of the business process, re-organization of the business and business development, strategy advisory and general management. Encouraging and charismatic leader; qualified and hardened manager.
Today Tomas is contracted by several multinational corporations to support with the Russian operations and global business development and strategy/risk advisory operations as a senior consultant on executive level and is actively involved in the Center’s projects and activities.