Each year, Ethisphere recognizes 100 individuals who have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance.
The 2015 list is led by deputy U.S. attorney general Sally Quillian Yates, Anne Simpson of CalPERS, Pope Francis, Hui Chen, the DOJ’s new compliance counsel, and William Dudley, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Also on the list are SEC chair Mary Jo White, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, China president Xi Jinping, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, legendary investor Warren Buffett, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla Motor’s chief Elon Musk, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.
The publisher of the FCPA Blog also appears on the list.
Bistrong’s appearance on Ethisphere’s list once seemed impossible. He was the vice president of international sales for a large, publicly traded defense supplier.
In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the DOJ and an immunity agreement in the UK, he helped those countries and others understand how FCPA and other bribery and export violations occurred in international arms sales.
In 2012, after the collapse of the Africa Sting prosecution, Bistrong was sentenced as part of his own plea agreement, and served fourteen-and-a-half months at a U.S. federal prison camp.
Congratulations to Richard Bistrong.
Ethisphere’s list of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics for 2015 is here.
Richard L. Cassin is the publisher and editor of the FCPA Blog. He can be contacted here.