Julia Arbery, a Managing Director with StoneTurn, has more than 15 years of experience in ethics and compliance. Specifically, she has focused on implementing effective ethics and compliance programs across international corporations.

Throughout her career, Julia has trained and coached employees on corporate Codes of Conduct, compliance policies and procedures. She has deep experience in ensuring regional divisions of corporations meet global corporate compliance and ethics standards.

Prior to joining StoneTurn, Julia was the Senior Corporate Compliance Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) and Global Data Protection Officer for OSI Systems. She was responsible for implementing OSI’s refreshed Code of Ethics & Conduct across all business divisions in EMEA and ensuring EMEA compliance policies and practices were consistent with OSI global policies and practices. Additionally, she managed global and regional compliance initiatives, including those pertaining to anti-corruption, competition and antitrust, privacy and contract compliance. This involved overseeing due diligence processes for third-party business partners.

In her role with OSI Systems, Julia also acted as the Global Data Protection Officer. As Global Data Protection Officer, she designed and rolled out OSI Systems’ current Data Privacy Program, which involved managing the project to get OSI Systems’ US entities registered under the Privacy Shield. She trained HR, IT, Compliance and Legal staff on the new internal requirements and expectations under the new Privacy Policy, as well as those under the Privacy Shield requirements. She was responsible for updating both the external and internal privacy notice, as well as a number of other supporting policies (e.g. Subject Access Policy, Complaints Handling Policy, and Data Retention Policy). She also liaised with Legal to ensure all contracts are updated accordingly and met the Privacy Shield Requirements. Julia worked with Internal Audit on an annual audit program for the privacy program to ensure the company certified under the Privacy Shield on an annual basis, and looked at performing a gap analysis of the OSI Privacy Program and the new European Legislation GDPR that will come into effect May 2018.

Previously, Julia was the Ethics and Compliance Advisor for the European Fuels businesses as well as for both Upstream PSCM and Downstream PSCM functions at BP. She was the Subject Matter Expert for counterparty due diligence, and was responsible for the internal Ethics and Compliance Alerts program, which was designed to “red flag” counterparties who posed compliance risks. Julia also led trainings on BP’s Code of Conduct and Key Compliance Risks, including anti-bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering, international trade compliance, competition and antitrust to internal staff and external high-risk third parties.

Julia began her compliance career with Siemens AG, where she worked in Compliance – Governance Discipline and Integrity. She was responsible for reporting to the Siemens Corporate Disciplinary Committee – the Committee chaired by Siemens Managing Board members that assesses misconduct by members of Siemens AG management identified during the course of internal or official investigations. Additionally she supported implementation and monitoring of the Siemens Compliance Program throughout their global operations, including creating a local ethics committee at Siemens China and training the Siemens China Compliance Team during a secondment.

Julia holds an Advanced Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Prevention and Anti-Bribery and Corruption from the ICA (in connection with the University of Manchester), and specializes in German employment law. She is a native German speaker, is fluent in written and spoken English, has a working knowledge of French, and a basic knowledge of Russian.

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