CEO, BH Compliance

 Susana Sierra is a global leader in the field of compliance and corporate governance, recognized for her influential work in promoting transparency, ethics, and good practices in the private sector.

Susana is the CEO of BH Compliance. This company measures the effectiveness of existing corporate governance programs, allowing global companies to evaluate the efficacy of their good practices and identify gaps that can lead to white-collar crime and corruption. The platform also measures governance [G] policies to strengthen a company’s ESG criteria.

In 2020, Ms. Sierra was recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a Young Global Leader (YGL), which aims to strengthen the leadership skills of influential professionals to advance a global sustainable future.

Between 2016 and 2022, she was a board member of the Chilean chapter of Transparency International, Chile Transparente, serving as President between 2020 and 2022, and Co-Chair of a high-level commission responsible for defining Transparency International’s strategy for 2030.

She also has experience in the field of entrepreneurship. She founded the Independizate Foundation, a civil society organization that aims to provide methodological support to entrepreneurs in various fields, mostly professionals who have decided to work for themselves and require support in their business models in a competitive environment and demanding market.

Ms. Sierra’s influence extends globally, as seen in her engagements as a speaker at prestigious events such as the AML 2024, RISK London 2023, Nexus 2023, the Cities Summit of the Americas 2023, and the IX Summit of the Americas, among others.

Ms. Sierra sits on the boards of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile), the Financial & International Business Association (FIBA) in Miami and Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). She is also a member of the Forbes Business Council.

Ms. Sierra’s impact is acknowledged at national and international levels. She was recognized as CEO of the Year by The Women in Governance, Risk & Compliance, as well as “Female Entrepreneur of the Year” Award by TITAN Awards Women in Business. Her outstanding leadership has been acknowledged three times with the “100 Mujeres Líderes” award, presented by El Mercurio and Mujeres Empresarias in Chile. Furthermore, she received the “Hispanic Leadership Award” in the Business Award category from the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Miami and in 2018, Ms. Sierra was honored with the “Women who make a Difference” award by the International Women Forum in the United States.

In the academic world, from 2014 to 2020, she was co-director of the Compliance and Corporate Best Practices Diploma at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC). In addition, she is a professor of the MBA UC and other universities around the world.

She is currently based in Miami, where BH Compliance works with transnational companies with subsidiaries in Latin America.


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