Raquel Céspedes


Compliance & Ethics Director

Bogota, Colombia

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Executive Summary

Raquel Céspedes is a Colombian lawyer specialized in commercial law and holds a Magister in Risk Management.  She is a Certified as a Risk and Compliance Officer and at an advanced level for Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism. She has worked on ethics and compliance issues as a compliance representative for the BASF Group in Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela, and a member of the South American Ethics Committee for the same Group.

Raquel has led projects in the design and implementation of Ethics and Compliance Systems and Programs for multinational companies operating in Colombia, focused on advising on issues such as Compliance Systems; Anti-Corruption, Anti-Bribery and Fraud Programs and Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Systems. She has also led projects aligning corporate principles, values, issuing structuring of codes of ethics and conduct, and change management processes in order to reinforce an ethical business culture. She is the author of the book, “Compliance, Ética en los Negocios”. Editorial Legis.