Entrepreneur's contribution to Sustainable development through integrity and transparency
Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals 4, 16, 17
C4E 101: Series of Lectures in Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Fall 2022
Speaker: Branka van der Linden, Founder of Meaningful Synergies Holistic Business Consulting, Mentor - Facilitator - Author - Compliance Specialist
Branka van der Linden, is the founder of Meaningful Synergies Holistic Business Consulting, Events & Training company. She wears various hats, her background is diverse and her core lies in compliance and legislation.
She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and LLM Master of Laws in International Business. Branka is a Certified AML Officer by CySEC. She is the Secretary of the Board of the Cyprus Integrity Forum (CIF) and a Board Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Cyprus. She has served on the Training and Education Committee of ACFE and is now in charge of the PR Committee. She is former Training and Events Coordinator and President of Cyprus Chapter of Business Network International (BNI), Nicosia.
She is active compliance, anti-corruption and anti-fraud professional, with over 15 years’ experience in Anti-money Laundering, Corporate Governance and Risks. She is AML, Compliance and Innovation Director of iSPIRAL regulatory technology software provider.
Branka consistently provides legal training for various businesses, she successfully Identifies potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops and implements corrective action plans for resolution of issues and provides general guidance on how to mitigate or deal with difficult situations. Branka supports sustainable development goals initiatives, organizes various events, leads numerous projects and provides consulting and one-to-one mentoring to startups and young entrepreneurs through Now Sprint and Get in the Ring platforms.
Branka is the founding member of WICCI Cyprus-India and Board Advisor of the Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry Foundation. She is a G100 Country Chair Cyprus Corporate Governance. She is a founding member and vice president of Business & Professional Women (BPW) Cyprus - English Speaking Club.
She has received multiple honours and awards for her work and initiatives, including Exceptional Woman of Excellence and Women Leaders to look up to in 2021. For over 20 years, educator and member of the International Association against Aids. Branka is a passionate lifelong learner and believes the success of the business lies in high ethics and integrity.
Languages: Serbian, English, German, Greek, Russian, Spanish
Favourite Quote: "If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters." A.K. Simpson
When: Wednesday September 28, 17:00-18:00
Where: Room LRC012 - Learning Resource Centre "Stelios Ioannou"/ UCY Library
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