09-18-2016

Ethisphere Announces Middle East Ethics and Compliance Summit Speakers

NEW YORK (September 18, 2016) – The Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announces key speakers for the Middle East Ethics and Compliance Summit. Parsons Corporation is the co-host for the Summit, which will be held on September 20 & 21, 2016, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity for leading executives from the regional business community to connect in the interest of advancing corporate integrity and performance.

Featured speakers among the leading faculty include:

  • Chuck Harrington, Chairman and CEO of Parsons Corporation
  • Iohann Le Frapper, Vice-Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption
  • Alan Robertson, CEO, Middle East & North Africa of JLL
  • Noura Benfarhat, Lead Executive Legal Counsel, GE Oil & Gas
  • Clyde “Sonny” Ellis, General Counsel of Parsons Corporation
  • Gary Adams, President, Middle East Africa of Parsons Corporation
  • Shahzad Khan, Senior Executive Management, Group Head of Corporate Governance & Compliance, Mubadala Development Company

“Ethical practices fuel business success and company reputation,” said Ty Francis, Executive Vice President and Group Publisher of Ethisphere. “This Summit will share best-in-class practices from seasoned executives with global experience.”

Harrington added, “Leadership teams must be unwavering, transparent, and proactive with their compliance efforts, therefore, this Summit is an important way for industry to come together and share best practices. Because our executive management team leads compliance efforts from the top down, Parsons has been recognized by Ethisphere as a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 7 consecutive years, and we look forward to being among the organizations participating in the Middle East Ethics and Compliance Summit.”

The Summit will address topics such as anti-corruption and enforcement, corporate governance and board engagement, conflicts of interest, third-party integrity, and building ethical company culture. In the spirit of connecting leadership to facilitate a sharing of best practices on company conduct throughout the Middle East and the region’s global market of influence, attendees will include C-suite leaders, General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, and other professionals, representing a spectrum of regional and global companies.

In addition to Parsons Corporation, Summit sponsors include Boeing, Convercent, CRI Group, FTI Consulting, JLL, Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council. For more information, visit Ethisphere.

Parsons (NYSE: PSN) is a leading disruptive technology provider in the global defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, and smart cities. Please visit Parsons.com, and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook to learn how we’re making an impact.
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