Frédéric Pierucci
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Frédéric PIERUCCI (BSc ENSMA- MBA Columbia Business School) is a former Senior Executive of Alstom with a wide international experience having lived and worked in China, the USA, Algeria, the UK, Switzerland and France during his 22-year career with the company.

Up to mid-2013, he headed, from Singapore, the global Euro 1.4 bn – 4000 people Alstom Boiler Business, with major operations in China, Germany, France, India and the USA.

During a business trip to the United States in 2013, he was arrested by the FBI at New York’s JFK airport as he was getting off the plane, for having participated in alleged acts of corruption in Indonesia to secure a $60 million contract for Alstom in 2003.

He then spent twenty-five months in a high security jail in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania, USA during which time he studied in depth the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and more generally how extraterritorial laws can be applied as en economic weapon against companies and countries.

Using this unique experience and expertise, he created in 2015 IKARIAN, a consulting company whose aim is to assist and advise its clients regarding the challenges companies and their leaders face to comply with the Foreign Corruption Practice Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act (UKBA), “Sapin 2” law and other anti-corruption laws or norms such as the ISO 37001.
IKARIAN has developed a unique approach to compliance by combining the expertise of high level international business people, corporate intelligence professionals and, when required, specific legal expertise in order to deliver the following services:

  • Audit of existing compliance program with regards to FCPA/UKBA/Sapin 2/ISO 37001
  • Anti-corruption risk mapping
  • Awareness training at COMEX level and specific training for the managers most exposed to compliance risks
  • Due diligence of third parties and specific investigations (ex: M&A due diligence)
  • Assistance during investigations

IKARIAN advises large and medium size companies (half of the companies from French CAC 40) in France and abroad.

Frédéric is the author, with the journalist Matthieu Aron, of an international best-selling book titled “Le Piège américain” -Editions JC Lattès, janvier 2019- (“The American trap”-Hodder & Stoughton, November 2019) translated into English, Japanese, Traditional Mandarin, Simplified Mandarin and Korean.

Fr    French (native language)
En    English (bilingual)

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