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Cecilia Muller Torbrand
Executive Director at Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)


Cecilia M Torbrand, Executive Director, MACN

Cecilia leads Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network working toward the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. She was one of the front drivers for MACN establishment in 2011. MACN has under Cecilia’s leadership grown significantly, won multiple awards and is considered to be one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.

Cecilia is an experienced anti-corruption specialist. Prior to working with MACN, Cecilia built more than eight years of compliance and shipping experience by working as senior compliance officer in the Maersk Group. She has been responsible for anti-corruption efforts globally; trained management and staff worldwide; implemented whistle blowing systems; rolled out country-specific anti-corruption campaigns, and conducted risk assessments, audits, and misconduct investigations. In 2015 she was awarded “Compliance Officer of the Year” by the C5 Women in Compliance Awards. Cecilia sits on the International Advisory Board for the Port Efficiency and Public Private Capacity in Ghana and is guest lecturer at the World Maritime University. She speaks English and Swedish and holds a Master of Laws from Lund University in Sweden.

Agenda Sessions

  • Collaborative Efforts Against Bribery & Corruption – What works?