The Copenhagen Compliance® conference is an annual gathering of approximately 100 participants from all over the world, mainly Scandinavia, Western Europe and North America.

The Copenhagen Compliance® conference is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the art Good Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) issues by bringing together the business, political and academic leaders to shape the global GRC industry agenda. All Copenhagen Compliance meetings are open to the public, however the debates and Q&A sessions are under the premises of the Chatham House Rule.

The first meeting was held in Copenhagen on November 22nd 2007 at the wake of the subprime loan disaster that later developed into a financial and credit crunch.

The meeting was initiated by Kersi Porbunderwalla and has focused on promoting the advantages of implementing good governance, risk management and compliance practices in the international business group.

The Copenhagen Compliance Conference also promotes the better understanding between the compliance cultures and mandates to promote cooperation between the governmental and business communities to address and assess the current and long-term Good Governance, risk Management and Compliance problems facing the world.

The success of the first conferences has led the organizers to organize an annual conference, which also visits other countries.

The Chairman of the Copenhagen Compliance Conference is Lady Olga Maitland. The Vice Chairman is Mariano A. Davies and the General Secretary is Kersi Porbunderwalla

The Annual Copenhagen Compliance Conference is a meeting ground for top executives from the world’s business community to discuss GRC issues and reach a kind of consensus about what is to be done, the following year. The international speakers provide leadership to achieve updated information on how to manage GRC activities, and improve their business’ ability to add value and help improve the company's sustainability and management programs.

Copenhagen Compliance® creates, produces, and manages custom tailored advice and conferences sessions worldwide. The center of attention is on industry specific topics focused on a variety of Good Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) issues.

Copenhagen Compliance® provides the trade with business intelligence and cultural guidance on Good Governance, Risk Management and Compliance issues. The GRC methodology is standards based, to ensure that the participants develop a sustainable competitive advantage and make a positive contribution to their GRC implementations.

Copenhagen Compliance® has dedicated resources for research in Good Governance, Risk Management and Compliance issues involving business schools on 4 continents.

Please contact us for information regarding a GRC dialogue, communication, presentation or a workshop at your next meeting.


Is the CEO of Money Transfer International with wide experience in all major Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, Fraud, Bribery and Corruption issues and problems throughout the world. She is a special adviser to a number of dignitaries and a widely sought after speaker at all Major Conferences on several Corporate Governance issues. Lady Olga is a former British MP for the Conservative party. Prior to her political career she was a reporter for the Fleet Street News Agency, a columnist in the London Sunday Express (1967-1991). In 1998 she became a contributor to the Daily Mail.

Lady Olga brings together a remarkable amount of first hand international knowledge on major Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, Fraud, Bribery and Corruption concerns and dilemma to the steering and management of Copenhagen Compliance organization. Her guidance is based on her vast international experience including the understanding of politics and political issues.
I grew up in Kent, went to a British boarding school and obtained a university education (London & Oxford). After teaching and lecturing for two years in the UK, I worked as a consultant and a part-time lecturer in Denmark. When KPMG was formed in 1988, I became a Partner and Director running e-learning for KPMG worldwide for a ten year period. Since 1998, I have been running various companies that have owned all the e-learning intellectual property I helped to develop and which I purchased from KPMG via MS Consulting Group.

Besides owning the MS Consulting Group, I am the CEO of the Nordic Academy of The International Institute of Written Oxford English – a business to business language training e-learning services franchise for the Rosetta Stone Group (global leader in blended e-learning).

I have also held Board positions on a number of professional Boards since 1985 (in Sweden, Norway, Spain, UK and Hong Kong) and was the founding Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark (BCCD) which was registered in 2003. In March 2008, Alf Duch-Pedersen and I were able to merge the BIU (British Import Union) into BCCD after which I was appointed the merged BCCD-BIU's first President.
Kersi Porbunderwalla is the founder and CEO of Riskability®, and founder and general secretary of Copenhagen Compliance® and Copenhagen Charter®.

After his early retirement from ExxonMobil, Kersi has been involved in several Global Good Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) Projects for multinationals like IBM, Shell, BP, Volvo and any others.

He continues to implement GRC journeysfor a variety of clients to develop custom tailored GRC folder that includes methodologies, roadmaps, and specific solutions to assignments, training and certification.

Kersi conducts workshops, seminars and conferences that focus on developing and implementing GRC applications & frameworks into operational environments. He is a consultant, instructor, researcher, commentator and practitioner on 4 continents.
Torben Nielsen was the Royal Governor of The Danish National Bank from 1996-2011.
The Danish National Bank is the central bank of the Kingdom of Denmark. It is a non-eurozone member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB). Since its establishment in 1818, objective of the Nationalbank as an independent and credible institution is to issue the Danish currency, the krone, and ensure its stability. Mr. Nielsen is a Honorary Professor at the Copenhagen Business School and member of the board of directors of a variety of International Financial Institutions.

Torben Nielsen brings to the Copenhagen Compliance a remarkable amount of first hand international knowledge on major EU Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, concerns and dilemma related to Finance, Credit and Capital Markets. His guidance is based on his in depth international experience including the understanding the continued credit and financial crisis.