State of compliance in Nordic organisations 2023 – Live discussion in Oslo

November 29 · Live from OSLO

 8.30 – 10.00

Join us for inspiration, new insights and great networking with peers in the ethics and compliance field!

Welcome to a breakfast event on November 28th at Wiersholm’s office at Dokkveien 1 (0250 Oslo).

Together with our expert panelists, we will discuss the state of compliance in Nordic organisations and reflect upon the key findings of our ”Nordic Ethics & Compliance Survey 2023” results. As our survey reveals, the ethics and compliance teams are small, and the budget is limited.

Our panel discussion with seasoned experts within the compliance field, focus on the following themes:

  • Do Nordic E&C Heads have unlimited access to the Board of Directors or Board committee?
  • Are we seeing an increasing amount of Whistleblowing reports in Nordics?
  • What are the best ways to measure the effectiviness of E&C work?
  • Should the in-person E&C training cover 100% of the workforce or do we keep relying on elearnings?
  • Are Nordic organisations lagging behind in the embedding E&C in their incentive and bonus systems? 

The panel discussions are moderated by the co-founder of NBE, Niina Ratsula.

In our ”Nordic Ethics & Compliance Survey 2023”, we collected benchmarking data and provide insights into how compliance work is structured in Nordic companies. By these insights we aim to support the ethics and compliance officers in developing their organisation and program.


8:30 Breakfast

09:00 Introducing the key findings of the “Nordic Ethics & Compliance Survey 2023

09:15 Panel discussion

10:00 Wrap-up


Please register below to join us for breakfast from 8:30 onwards.


Experts speaking at the event

Georg Abusdal Engebretsen, partner at

Georg specialises in assisting Norwegian and international enterprises and public institutions in compliance and investigations. He has extensive experience and expert knowledge in a wide range of compliance law matters in a number of business sectors , including technology, industry and shipping. Georg is also an experienced litigator and has, among other things, litigated cases concerning infringement penalties under the Norwegian Competition Act. He is often used as a lecturer both in Norway and abroad. He has for many years been a member of the compliance committee of the Center for Continuing Legal Education.

Georg has several times been ranked as one of Norway’s best lawyers in investigation and compliance in the Norwegian Financial Daily’s annual lawyers survey, both on the main list and as winner in the up & coming category. He is also individually ranked by Chambers & Partners.

Ingvild Eidem Brurok, Ethics & Compliance Manager at Yara international ASA

Ingvild has extensive experience of advising the business on a broad range of compliance related matters, such as risk assessments, integrity due diligence and anti-corruption.

Moreover, she has experience in conducting internal investigations in connection with notifications and whistleblower reports to Ethics & Compliance.

Ingvild also has a broad background within Human Resources and is passionate about people and leadership, and the importance of creating an environment of psychological safety where employees feel comfortable speaking up and sharing concerns.

TY Francis, chief
advisory officer
at lrn

Ty is LRN’s Chief Advisory Officer, leading the company’s worldwide Ethics & Compliance advisory business and corporate governance.

Ty leads a cross-functional team of former CECOs, regulators, attorneys, behavioral analysts, and project managers, who provide strategic E&C program evaluations, conduct Ethics and Culture assessments, help companies reinvent and rewrite Codes of Conduct, and deliver policy simplification.

He strives to identify and implement high-impact best practices that drive program excellence and meet the regulator’s expectations.

Niina Ratsula, Co-Founder of NBE

Niina is a co-founder of Nordic Business Ethics Initiative and at this time the driving force behind Nordic Business Ethics Survey.

Niina has supported numerous global and local organizations with governance and compliance related matters as a leader and through her own company.

Niina has received several acknowledgements for her work as a key note speaker and business ethics influencer. She is also an author of several business ethics and governance related books. Key conclusion of her PhD was that organizational culture plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of compliance programs.

Niina believes that we should have more uncomfortable conversations at work to enable more responsible work life.