European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Principal for Project Integrity
Ms. Melissa Khemani is the Principal for Project Integrity in the EBRD’s Office of the Chief Compliance Officer, where she is responsible for integrity due diligence on the Bank’s transactions and for advising bankers on managing integrity risks in projects, including through the introduction of anti-corruption compliance reforms within Bank clients. Prior to joining the EBRD, Melissa was an Anti-Corruption Legal Expert with the OECD’s Anti-Corruption Division (Paris, France) where she worked on country monitoring of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and supporting the work of the OECD Working Group on Bribery. In this capacity, she also conducted anti-corruption and business integrity advisory work in Asia and Africa, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank and the African Development Bank. Prior to joining the OECD, Melissa was with the Criminal Law Section of the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, where she assisted member countries domestically implement the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and train law enforcement officials on mutual legal assistance in corruption investigations. Ms. Khemani is a Canadian national. She is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, King’s College London School of Law, and McGill University.
Using illustrative case studies audience will get to know how does the EBRD help to enhance the anti-corruption compliance programmes and business integrity of its counterparts and in its projects, which often take place in jurisdictions at high risk of corruption?