Charles Thomas is a subject matter expert within the Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) market. With more than ten years of global experience, he provides a detailed view of the pressures and problems that ever-increasing enforcement and regulation of ABC poses to companies in all sectors. Key subjects include: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, The UK Bribery Act, the convergence of risk and compliance management.
Mr. Thomas is a frequent speaker at a wide range of events globally, covering a range of anti-corruption, risk management and due diligence topics including the UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and more. His speaking appearances have spanned the globe and include the SCCE Compliance & Ethics Institute, the Global Compliance Symposium in Washington DC, CIFAS Fraud Conference in London, Anti-Corruption China Summit in Shanghai, the Dow Jones Global Expert Series and numerous webinars covering the topics such as the UK Bribery Act and high-risk industries.
Topics of Interest
In the current atmosphere of increased enforcement of ABC regulation, and strengthening of cross-border cooperation across regulatory regimes, he can speak about the need for companies to use a balanced approach to third-party due diligence that will help compliance and risk management efforts, as well as mitigating cost and resource concerns. Other topics of interest include;
- Trends in ABC enforcement
- Global regulatory requirements and impact
- Third-party due diligence for risk and compliance
- Convergence of compliance, mixing ABC with supply chain, procurement, sanctions and other regimes
- The increased focus on third parties and the risks posed by such relationships
Additional Biographical Information
Mr. Thomas joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2014. Prior to joining LexisNexis, he worked as the Director of Due Diligence and ABC for a global risk and compliance company, as well as in the Background Screening division of Kroll, where he was responsible for business development and consulting for businesses in EMEA.
Mr. Thomas earned his bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Southampton.