Richard Bistrong spent much of his career as an international sales executive and currently consults and speaks on foreign bribery, ethics and compliance issues from that front-line perspective. Richard was the Vice President of International Sales for a large, publicly traded manufacturer of police and military equipment, which included residing and working in the UK. In 2007, as part of a cooperation agreement with the United States Department of Justice and subsequent Immunity from Prosecution in the UK, Richard assisted the United States, UK, and other governments in their understanding of how FCPA, bribery and other export violations occurred and operated in international sales. In 2012, Richard was sentenced as part of his own Plea Agreement, and served fourteen-and-a-half months at a Federal Prison Camp, returning home in December 2013.
Richard now consults, writes and speaks about current front-line anti-bribery and compliance issues. Richard was named one of Ethisphere's 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics for 2015 and is a Contributing Editor of the FCPA Blog. Richard’s chapter “The Anatomy of a Bribe” appears in the 2016 edition of the Trace International How to Pay a Bribe. Richard was also recognized by JD Supra as Top Author in the 2016 and 20917 Readers Choice Awards, for Compliance. In 2017 he was named by Compliance Week as a Top Mind in the field of Governance, Risk and Compliance. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org His website is www.richardbistrong.com and he tweets at @richardbistrong Richard has also presented to the World Bank, the International Anti-Corruption Academy, as well as to multinationals and conferences on a global basis.