Welcome to a new season of Compliance Man. This season is called True or False? In this series, I am joined by Tim Khasanov-Batirov, a compliance practitioner who focuses on compliance at international markets for over 20 years. Based on his work experience at six countries as in house compliance officer Tim now consults senior managers and compliance officers globally on complex ethics and compliance matters as partner and Head of Compliance practice for ETERNA LAW.    Tim is a co-founder of Compliance Club, an  international community of practitioners. You can learn more about Tim, his Compliance Manillustrated series, a YouTube channel and request advice from him by clicking at Timur Khasanov-Batirov  on Linked in.   Check out his profile on the ETERNA Law page here.

Today, as promised we invited one of our active listeners to join us to discuss hot topics. We are Alexandra Zaytseva, LLM, EMBA, Compliance Officer at PEWETE Group, an energy company.

Today we will find out whether it is true that  gifts  is very important  cultural courtesy  but may  lead to corruption. Highlights include:

  • How do you deal with the cultural differences in a country as vast as Russia?
  • Does a monoculture really exist?
  • What is cultural courtesy?
  • Does gift giving lead to reciprocity?

Join us for the next episode of Compliance Man: True or False? episode.  If you disagree or wish to share your views on whistleblower topic please comment below. We will be glad to hear from you. Let’s have a sincere global conversation together.