Dato Sri Akhbar Satar, Founder and President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Malaysia) spoke at ABAC®‘s live ISO 37001 training session on the 30th of September on the Pitfalls Most Organisations Often Commit – the importance of implementing an Anti-Bribery Management System (ABMS). The live ISO 37001 training course featured information regarding bribery, including consequences of bribery and using an anti-bribery management system as a defence mechanism as well as an overview of the regulatory framework. The course was aimed at businesses who wish to widen their knowledge and expertise regarding the ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management System standard. Who better to learn from than a board member of the MACC’s (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) Anti-Corruption Advisory Board?
”As a consultant who will be supporting other organisations, I found this webinar extremely informative and challenging. The knowledge of the speakers was of a high standard and the presenter gave a very professional character to the whole program. Looking forward to up and coming webinars in this field.Ferry van der Kaarslfkauditing.nl
Meet Dato’Sri Akhbar Haji Satar
Dato Sri Akhbar Satar is the founder and president of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)-Malaysia Chapter. ACFE is an Austin, Texas-based world’s largest anti-fraud organisation and premier anti-fraud, anti-corruption training and education with 80,000 members in more than 150 countries.
He is the immediate former President of Transparency International Malaysia, the accredited national chapter of the Berlin-based Transparency International, an independent, non-governmental and non-partisan organisation committed to fighting against corruption at all levels of society. Additionally, Akhbar has more than 35 years of investigative experience, including more than 18 years of experience with the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA), now known as the Malaysian Anti Corruption Agency (MACC). During his service with the ACA, he held numerous senior management positions, including as a State ACA Director and Director of Training at ACA before his optional retirement from the agency in 2001He obtained MA in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Detroit, the USA in 1990.
Further, he is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Forensic Polygraph Examiner. In addition, he was accepted as an Associate Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers, the full member of the prestigious American Polygraph Association, member of the American Society of Criminology and member of the International Association of Crime Analysts.
In 2015, he was appointed by the government as a National Consultative Committee on Political Funding member. In 2019, a committee member of the Investigative Committee for Governance, Procurement and Governance Finance chaired by Tan Sri Ambrin Buang, Malaysia’s former Auditor General. He has been appointed as a board member in the Anti-Corruption Advisory Board, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah in 2020.
In the academic fraternity, Dato Sri Akhbar Satar is appointed as the Director of the Institute of Crime & Criminology by HELP University, Kuala Lumpur since 2006. The institute is conducting a Master of Science in Economic Crime Management. He is the academic advisor, Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, Advisory Board, Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association of Malaysia.
At the professional level, he is the Chairman of Akhbar & Associates, a company investigating corporate fraud, economic crime, risk management, and polygraph examinations. As a Criminologist and a member of the American Society of Criminology, Akhbar has vast knowledge in corruption, corporate fraud and white-collar crimes. Not only that, but he also boasts extensive experience in interrogation techniques, body language, and behavioural patterns of suspects.
Dato’ Sri Akhbar Haji Satar additionally heightened commercial organizations to be liable and punished should their employees or associates that participate in corruption under the provision of 17A. With these latest governance initiatives, the government urges investors, and Boards of Directors to improve their corporate ascendancy. By doing so, it helps to develop the risk management of their organisation and long-term sustainability. This also safeguards the organisations strategic holdings, in particular the valuable reputation of the corporation, Board of Directors as well as their Management.
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Dato Sri has overseen countless due diligence responsibilities for intercontinental organisations in Malaysia and SEA. Akhbar’s Corporate Integrity Services displays a prominent role in conducting due diligence, screening, and corporate fraud investigation across many industries with his great associates and expertise. In 2006, Dato’ was appointed as Director at the Institute of Crime & Criminology HELP University and a Senior Research Fellow. He is responsible for conducting the Masters class in Economic Crime Management at the university. Boasting a well-connected presence in the world of auditing and fraud prevention, Dato’ is also the Titular Fellow of Livonia Police Lieutenants & Sergeants Organisation, Michigan, Oakland Criminal Justice Association, Michigan and Wayne County Detective Association, Michigan, USA.
We were delighted at the opportunity to present Mr Akhbar alongside ABAC®’s CEO Zafar Anjum, who also impressively has 30 years of experience under his belt, as one of our speakers at our previous live training session for the ISO 37001 ABMS and how the implementation of such a standard is beneficial for your organisation. ABAC® believed in the power of knowledge and was pleased to host a live training session where organisations could learn from the industry experts themselves.
If you missed the chance to not only learn from Dato Sri Akhbar Satar but to also have all your daunting ISO and fraud questions answered at the Q&A after the live training session finished, do not fret. ABAC® is offering the recording of the training session, inclusive of the Q&A session down below. For all our frequent ABAC® gathering, the recording is available for $53.00 instead of its usual $110.00. More on the recording below.
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