Towards a More Transparent and Integrity Focused Netherlands


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The Harvard Club of the Netherlands is pleased to invite members of the Ivy Circle to a lively evening event with Mr. Paul Arlman, Chair of Transparency International (TI) Dutch Chapter, who will speak on “Towards a More Transparent and Integrity Focused Netherlands.” TI has recently completed a National Integrity Systems Assessment of the Netherlands which has identified areas of concern in tackling corruption in the public and private sectors. TI is known worldwide, with an established reputation for setting international standards and for addressing country specific, regional and global transparency issues, while encouraging policy and decision-makers to create a culture of good governance and responsible leadership. Mr. Arlman is a former Chair of Plan International, Secretary General of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, founding member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, Executive Director of theWorld Bank and a Director for International Affairs in the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands. He trained in law and international affairs in Rotterdam, Groningen and Nice.

Mr. Arjen Tillema is a partner at NautaDutilh specializing in white collar and fraud issues. He is a graduate of Groningen University and Harvard Law School (class of ’91) as well as substitute judge at the Arnhem District Court. Mr. Tillema will offer a perspective on the topic of the evening based on his private practice as an attorney. He will speak on Business Ethics and Compliance, with a focus on the professional services and financial sector, and will provide thoughts on some of the issues raised by Mr. Arlman. He will also address topical issues such as the Banker’s Oath, whistleblowers and internal fraud, and will draw on his experience as the former external counsel for the Dutch Central Bank for over a decade.

DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:00 to 9:30 pm
LOCATION: NautaDutilh, Strawinskylaan 1999, 1077 XV Amsterdam
REGISTRATION: Please register at harvardnlevents@gmail.com with your name, your Alumni club and name(s) of your guest(s). Please let us know if you will be able to attend by May 22, 2013.
COST: We are very grateful to NautaDutilh for hosting this event, for which there is no charge.