ECCS Africa Partner to Promote Anti-Bribery Compliance

ECCS Africa Partner to Promote Anti-Bribery Compliance

ANNAPOLIS, MD – 11 September 2020 – TRACE, the globally recognized business association dedicated to commercial transparency, and ECCS Africa, a technology training and consultancy organization located in Mauritius, have announced a partnership to bring anti-bribery training on international best practices and standards to compliance officers and business executives in the region.

The partnership will allow ECCS Africa to offer introductory and advanced compliance training options to local companies that have international operations or are looking to build a deeper understanding of international anti-bribery regulations and compliance standards among employees, as well as directly to individuals seeking to elevate their careers in compliance. Programs will include the TRACE Anti-Bribery Specialist Accreditation (TASA) and the TRACE ABC Essentials Certificate, which are based on globally established compliance best practices.

TRACE has trained hundreds of thousands of employees of both multinational companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises on compliance over the last two decades and is a widely recognized and respected anti-corruption training provider. ECCS Africa is a well-established training and examination center that provides high-level training in finance and accounting, such as the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) programs.

“Anti-corruption has increasingly become a focus for companies and business executives in the region,” TRACE President Alexandra Wrage said. “TRACE is pleased to partner with ECCS Africa, a reputable local organization, to equip compliance officers and business leaders in Mauritius with the tools they need to increase commercial transparency and ensure compliance with both local and international expectations and regulations.”

“Mauritius is under heightened pressure since its recent addition to the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the pending threat of a blacklisting from the European Commission,” ECCS Africa Managing Director Jay Ramsurrun said. “This partnership with TRACE will help expand ECCS Africa’s efforts to support financial institutions in meeting legally required rigorous internal policies and procedures to combat money laundering and terrorism financing with internationally acclaimed training.”

For more information about the TRACE and ECCS Africa strategic partnership, email dipalma@traceinternational.org.

About TRACE

TRACE is a globally recognized business association dedicated to anti-bribery, compliance and good governance and leading provider of shared-cost third party risk management solutions. Members and clients include over 500 multinational companies located worldwide. TRACE is headquartered in the United States and registered in Canada, with a presence on five continents. For more information, visit www.TRACEinternational.org.

About ECCS Africa

Founded in 2017, ECCS Africa provides high-end training, consultancy and managed services for the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) region. Based in Mauritius, the company also operates a branch in South Africa.

ECCS Africa is a leading independent provider of IT (information technology) infrastructure services. The company also runs a high-standard training and examination center practicing a blended approach to learning. The courses are available in virtual or traditional classroom methods in four main areas: technology, project management, accounting and investment.

ECCS Africa has partnership agreements with esteemed institutions such as ACCA, Amazon Web Services, SUSE, Linux Professional Institute, Pearson Vue, SEP Sesam, Nagios, Linux Foundation, Kaplan, TRACE and Fortinet. A Pan-African Red Hat Premier Partner, the company is a Red Hat Certified Training Partner for the Indian Ocean and the French-speaking Africa region.

For more information about ECCS Africa, please visit: https://eccs-africa.com/about-us

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