The Faces of A.C.E.S. Award

Championing Diversity in Compliance Innovation

The A.C.E.S. Compliance Summit is pleased to announce its inaugural Faces of A.C.E.S. Award, organized to celebrate the achievement of one executive in the compliance field who has also championed their company’s diversity initiative as part of their compliance program.

As the A.C.E.S. Community represents a diverse, cross section of industries, companies and executives, and in recognition of the innovation that is driving global compliance programs in the areas of anti-corruption/anti-bribery and global trade, Momentum is excited to launch this new industry award.

Momentum endeavors to ensure that this award will encourage the newbie to step forward, the person who was told their process wouldn’t work but then it did, the executive who pieced together a plan using resources already in play towards a different or new purpose, the person who found the budget where there were no resources to be had – this award is for you.

In addition to your support of compliance innovation within the company, more importantly, you have been an active participant in the company’s diversity initiatives. You have taken on the mentorship of underrepresented demographics within your company or industry. You spearheaded the development of an industry meeting group for ethnic minorities or women in your field. You question solution providers and outside counsel regarding their follow through on diversity initiatives that speak to staffing and firm opportunities – this award is for you.

Who Can Be Nominated?

Anyone can submit a nomination, but consideration for this award will only be given to those who meet ALL the following criteria:

  1. Current in-house/corporate executives (solution providers, consultants or law firm counsel are not eligible).
  2. Will remain at that company where the innovation/initiative was launched through April 2019.
  3. Led or launched a novel or innovative compliance initiative, program or work conduct in any of the following areas – anti-corruption/anti-bribery, global trade or sanctions.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to supporting their business’s diversity initiatives and/or promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  5. Work undertaken between April 2, 2018 and April 2, 2019. Some of the work must have occurred during this time, although it need not have been started or completed during this period.

Please review the Award Criteria before submitting a nomination. 

Submission Form

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Although supporting materials are not required, it is strongly recommended that you share any information that will directly demonstrate the value of the stated innovation, initiative or work conduct. Supporting information can be sent via email to