Fernando Dyer is the manager to be leading the new Risks and Compliance Area at the Graña y Montero Group. His presence will provide the Group with international experience in ethics matters, corporate governance, compliance risk management and anti-corruption fight. He is also very keen on scuba diving, skiing, photography, and a huge fan of Peruvian cuisine.
His work has given results in Switzerland, Peru, France, Spain, Belgium, England, Russia and the Middle East. He has collaborated with DHL International, Japan Tobacco International, the World Economic Forum, among other worldwide companies and institutions. He was responsible for analyzing costs and projects for 5 billion dollars, developing ethics, compliance, company governance and finance programs, as well as implanting processes, controls and information systems in 120 countries for a single company. Such programs included evaluation of anti-corruption, risk, code of conduct, fight against money laundering and SOX.
A key role
Fernando is about to assume his position in Peru, on 3 July 2017, and he already has a comprehensive understanding of his role as the Risk and Compliance Manager at the Graña y Montero Group: “to lead our labors of identifying and neutralizing the possible risks for the Group, and thus contribute to its strengthening and sustainable development”. Likewise, he will be taking care of the Corporate Program for Anti-corruption Compliance. All of this will be under the supervision and report to the Risk Committee, Compliance and Board Sustainability.
Ethics, a key factor fundamental in his management
Fernando acknowledges that there are several elements to consider in order to handle the Risk and Compliance management successfully. “In terms of strategy, in the past, businesses used to mainly focus on their financial benefits. However, nowadays, an essential component is long-term sustainability and that is what compliance is about, which is understood as the respect for the mens legis (spirit of law), and how ethical the conduct of the company is, even over any possible short-term benefits”, he explains.
This is the right time to generate changes in the Group. This is the time to compile and strengthen all positive achievements and, especially, to add new ingredients to our management labor. All our areas will be working jointly to determine what each one is contributing with along the process of strengthening the compliance and ethics culture, which must respond to the expectations of society and our different interest groups
An expert who glimpses the path
Fernando considers it is crucial to implement and experience our plans at all levels within the organization. Besides, he is aware that there are many necessary factors in a risk and compliance management, and he will be focusing on three factors at the beginning of his management labor:
A Peruvian with worldwide experience
Fernando started his studies in Peru, at the Universidad del Pacífico, where he majored in Accounting. Later he followed some courses for executives at the INSEAD at Fontainebleau, and the University of Political Sciences in Paris, both in France. Likewise, in 2011, he received his MBA at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He eventually got certified at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (USA).
He has held several corporate positions in the areas of compliance, finances, and audit internationally, in leading multinational companies; he has been a consultant for corporate governance matters in England, and handled conflicts of interest at International Organizations in Switzerland. Likewise, he has been a trainer in compliance subjects for the HSBC Bank in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, among others. The latter has led him to get fully involved in the area of fight against financial crime, mainly against money laundering in international institutions. His job has allowed him to live in five countries and, at the same time, work in over 60 different countries in four continents.