EBA partners with International Compliance Association to offer qualifications in Ukraine
The European Business Association and International Compliance Association (ICA), the leading professional body for the global regulatory and financial crime compliance community, and in partnership with Vasil Kisil & Partners Law Firm, announce today their partnership to offer ICA’s qualifications to compliance and business professionals from all backgrounds and sectors in Ukraine.
ICA will be offering its certificates in anti-bribery and corruption, regulatory and business compliance, customer due diligence and diploma in governance, risk and compliance in partnership with EBA. The partnership is in line with both associations’ ongoing missions to help organizations conduct business in the right way and grow through the adoption of internationally recognized best practice. This new initiative also aims to empower and enable the business community in Ukraine to upskill its employees and safeguard its business from criminal, financial and reputational risk.
The global economy loses $3.6 trillion to corruption each year, having a devastating impact on business and society. In Ukraine corruption is estimated at 2 percent of the country’s GDP, which equates to $2.6 billion, according to last year’s figures. This figure is even higher when lost investment, tax payments, and other revenue-raising opportunities are considered.
ICA has a long history of providing international certifications that combine global best practice with regional insight and delivering training and education in an engaging and accessible way. The focus is always on real-world application of knowledge so that individuals can perform better in their roles.
I am excited about the opportunity to bring the breadth and depth of ICA’s international experience to Ukraine and work closely with EBA to provide best-in-class training and qualifications to their members. ICA qualifications are designed to equip today’s regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals with the skills they need to manage and mitigate risk in all its forms which in turn contributes to business growth and helps drive Ukraine’s economy forward.
The Association unites more than 1100 businesses. Every day we work together with international partners, Ukrainian state officials and institutions to create a stable and reliable business climate in the country, strive to rich new ambition goals to make the voice of modern business in the country stronger. We have a wonderful and professional team - in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro and Kharkiv to give our members the highest level of advocacy. Besides, develop educational program and CSR project, where big business share experience with a small one. But there is always a room for change and qualitative transformations and this joint qualification is our next ambitious goal to help Ukrainian business drive faster.
For Vasil Kisil and Partners, the rule of law and transparency of doing business are fundamental values. We do not tolerate corruption, we support honest business, so we are pleased to join the EBA and ICA initiative and join an educational program that shares the world’s best compliance practices. We believe that certification will create a quality basis and impetus for the development of companies that see Ukraine as a strong European country with a developed economy and transparent regulatory policy.