IMACC Academic Staff

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Han-Kyun Rho

Han-Kyun Rho is Professor for Collective Action, Compliance, and (private sector) Anti-Corruption at IACA. An international expert in business ethics and management systems, Prof. Rho was previously Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration at Kookmin University in the Republic of Korea. He has a PhD in Management Studies and an MPhil in Development Studies from Cambridge University (UK). Before embarking on his academic career he worked for more than a decade at the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy in various economic and business-related roles.

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Eduard Ivanov

Eduard Ivanov (Russian Federation) is a member of IACA’s academic team working in the area of Compliance and Collective Action. He received his doctor of legal sciences degree from the Institute for State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Before joining IACA, Professor Ivanov was Professor of International Law and Associate Dean at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russian Federation.  From 2002 to 2008, he served as head of a unit in Rosfinmonitoring (Russian FIU), and between 2005 and 2008, as co-chair of the Working Group on Typologies in the Eurasian Group on Combating Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. He is an expert and published author in the fields of combating corruption, terrorism, and money-laundering.


Martin Zapata

Martin Zapata (Bolivia) is a member of IACA’s academic team working in the area of Compliance and Collective Action and a lawyer with expertise in the anti-corruption field. Mr. Zapata has been a lecturer and researcher in several academic institutions, and has extensive work experience as an expert and consultant for UNODC, Inter-American Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Bolivian Ministry of Transparency, where he also served as Director General of Prevention, Ethics and Transparency. He holds Master’s degrees from the University of Meiji in Japan and the University of Melbourne in Australia, and a B.A./LL.B. from the Mayor de San Andres University in Bolivia.


Abhishek Bharti

Abhishek Bharti (India) is a member of IACA’s academic team working in the area of Compliance and Collective Action and has eight years of experience in ethics and compliance. Previously, he served as Compliance Counsel with General Electric., GlaxoSmithKline, and TE Connectivity as well as a judicial clerk at the Supreme Court of India. Mr. Bharti has published articles in leading Indian journals on topics such as taxation law, labour regulations, and corporate ethics. He holds an LL.M. in International Law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a B.A./LL.B. (Honours) from the National Law School of India.


IMACC Administrative Staff

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Elena Helmer

Elena Helmer (USA) is Director of IACA’s academic programmes. She is a law professor and a practicing lawyer with 20 years of experience in Kazakhstan, Russia, and the United States. Prof. Helmer is an expert and a published author in the field of anti-corruption as well as international business and dispute resolution. For three years, she co-chaired the American Bar Association Section of International Law's International Anti-Corruption Committee with over 500 members in dozens of countries. Prof. Helmer is a graduate of the Kazakh State University Faculty of Law and the Yale Law School.

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Petra Susac

Petra Susac (Croatia) joined IACA and the MACS programme in January 2016 as Project Coordinator. She has been working in higher education administration for the past eight years. Before coming to IACA, Ms. Susac was the Graduate MBA Coordinator at Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM) in Croatia, where she also served as Marketing Director. Ms. Susac earned her BA in economics and management and her Master of Business Administration from ZSEM.

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Khusraw Parwez

Khusraw Parwez (Afghanistan) serves as the MACS programme Project Officer since July 2015. Previously, he had worked in Afghanistan for Germany’s Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and its predecessor for eight years. Mr. Parwez experience is in project development and management, primarily in the areas of corruption assessment, prevention, process re-engineering, and capacity building. Mr. Parwez is a 2014 graduate of the MACS programme. He also holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from Kabul University.