Join us as we continue to explore the issues of the POSH Act in India
Live Broadcast 2pm IST/4.30pm Singapore/8.30am GMT on Thursday, 10th December 2020
ACi brings you part 2 of the IC inquiry process.
In October 2020 we discussed how the Indian law on prevention of sexual harassment of women in the workplace (POSH Act) is managed by organisations in India, issues faced and how to overcome investigative challenges.
In the second concluding part of our series, we share best practise for your Internal Committees, unique circumstances, maintaining timelines, handling legal cases and troubleshooting options.
Ebru Tiberi, Director, Deutche Bank
Ebru is currently a Director in Deutsche Bank Anti-Financial Crime Department with more than 20 years of experience in investigations, anti- financial crime advisory and audit with a strong background in risks & controls. Having worked in major multinationals and consultancy firms in Europe, Middle East and Asia, Ebru has a wide experience of setting up functions and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams with diverse backgrounds.
Sunila Awasthi, Senior Partner, AZB
Having qualified as a lawyer from Delhi University in 1992, Sunila has been in general corporate law practice for more than 25 years with a master’s in law from Australia’s University of Queensland. Starting initially with joint ventures, technical collaborations and M&A, over the past decade her focus has primarily been on general advisory with emphasis on employment laws, compliances and investigations related to POSH as well as code of ethics and standards of business conduct. She has also been involved in pro bono initiatives in the area of POCSO and POSH laws for NGOs and schools.
Sonal Mattoo, Lawyer and Founder, Helping Hands
Sonal Mattoo is a lawyer with 25 years PQE. She works extensively in the area of prevention of sexual harassment. She supports companies pan India as an independent Ombudsperson and committee member to investigate matters. Sonal runs a self funded NGO Helping Hands to drive legal awareness and counseling. Sits on the boards of a few companies as an independent board member.
Will Simmons, Head of Global Ivestigations & Associate Director, Global Ethics Compliance, Lonza Group
Will Simmons is the Head of Global Investigations and Associate Director, Global Ethics Compliance at Lonza Group, a chemical and biotechnology company. His primary role involves the investigation and resolution of ethics and compliance related issues. He also oversees due diligence screening and management of third parties as well as directs and manages the implementation of the global Ethics and Compliance training and education program. Prior to assuming this role, Will worked in a variety of different positions within the pharmaceutical industry to include Modified Release manufacturing, Quality Assurance, and DEA Controlled Substance auditing.
He served as an active duty captain in the Air Force in the capacity of a federal agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, specializing in counterintelligence and counter-insurgency operations. He is an Iraq War veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star and Air Force Combat Action Medal and serves as a Leadership Fellow with the non-profit group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.