Cecilia Müller Torbrand

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN),


Cecilia leads the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), a global business network working toward the vision of a maritime industry free of corruption that enables fair trade to the benefit of society at large. She was one of the front drivers for MACN establishment in 2011. MACN has under Cecilia’s leadership grown significantly, won multiple awards, and is considered to be one of the pre-eminent examples of collective action to tackle corruption.

Cecilia is an experienced anti-corruption specialist with more than ten years of expertise in the compliance field. She has multinational experience within shipping and trade and has been responsible for anti-corruption efforts globally; trained management and Captains worldwide; implemented whistle-blowing systems; rolled out country-specific anti-corruption campaigns, and conducted risk assessments, audits, and misconduct investigations. She has led and initiated public-private partnerships to tackle corruption globally incl Nigeria, Egypt, Ukraine, India, and Argentina. In 2015 she was awarded “Compliance Officer of the Year” by the C5 Women in Compliance Awards.

Cecilia is a member of the B20 Task Force for Integrity and Compliance and is a member of WEF’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. She is a guest lecturer at the World Maritime University. 

Sessions With Cecilia Müller Torbrand

Tuesday, 22 June

  • 11:50am - 12:20pm (CET) / 22/jun/2021 09:50 am - 22/jun/2021 10:20 am

    Risk and Resilience

    Combatting Corruption in Ports


    Combatting corruption in ports goes beyond good intentions, communications and best practices. Implementing it successfully is a rarity and requires exceptional stakeholder management. Learn from three concrete examples where the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network collaborated internationally and locally in order to achieve tangible results on the ground.