Promoting a culture of compliance
Sean Temeemi, Chief Compliance Officer, Office of Compliance and Internal Audit, FHI 360
What is meant by global compliance? Why is it so important?
Global compliance covers global operations. Like a lot of large, international organizations, FHI 360 works in a complex regulatory world. Complying with rules and regulations is challenging but vital to our credibility and effectiveness. This is an issue that is important to our funders, our Board of Directors and our senior management.
Why is this topic so timely?
We are responding to the needs of funders, who have increased their scrutiny of organizations. A lot of organizations are now developing compliance programs. Just about every day, you read about issues involving fraud and embezzlement. Ten years ago, you would have heard less about it. Today, there is a push to put resources into compliance. It is definitely a trend in the industry and is a priority at FHI 360.