Anders Wigand is Regional Compliance Counsel for Nokia Corporation. Mr. Wigand received his Masters of Law degree in 1988 from the Swedish University of Lund. Since those days a regular theme in Mr. Wigand’s career is him working in different roles toward Middle East and Africa countries. Since 1994 located in the MEA region on and off. Most of the time spent as in-house transactional lawyer in the telecom sector, with insight in and experience from Ericsson, Siemens, Nokia, Motorola and Alcatel-Lucent. As the industry has developed in the ethics and compliance sector, so has Mr. Wigand’s role transitioned towards his current role as Regional Compliance Counsel in Nokia. Based in Kenya 2010-2015 and since August 2015 located in Dubai, UAE. Mr. Wigand has actively contributed towards Nokia’s constant improvements of its Compliance Program, which currently stands out in the telecom sector as best in class. Mr. Wigand is responsible for Nokia’s compliance program in Middle East, is Nokia’s Conflict of Interest policy owner, does investigations and risk assessments, chairs the ME regional compliance council where all compliance matters and cases are decided on. Mr. Wigand is a well appreciated speaker and moderator on compliance and legal topics with a broad experience base that is rooted in hands-on experience in the region.