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ICSS President and Advisory Board Member recognised as Influential in Business Ethics

ICSS President, Mohammed Hanzab, and ICSS Advisory Board Member, Michael Hershman, have been recognised as two of the most influential people in the world of business ethics – according to a new list published by The Ethisphere® Institute.

Following a turbulent year for the world of sport, the nomination of the Founder and President of the ICSS, Mohammed Hanzab, as well as ICSS Advisory Board Member and co-founder of Transparency International, Michael Hershman, is a great honour and a significant development for the ICSS as the organisation celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2016.

The annual list – which recognises 100 individuals that have made a material impact in the world of business ethics and compliance – has been compiled by The Ethisphere® Institute, a leading international organisation that defines and advances the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success.

One of the only figures from the Arab region to make the Ethisphere® Institute’s 2015 list of 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics, ICSS Founder and President, Mohammed Hanzab, said:

“This achievement doesn’t belong just to me, but to the whole of the team at the ICSS, who continually strive to enhance sport safety, security and integrity and safeguard the world of sport. I thank them all for their valued support.

“2015 was a dramatic and turbulent year for sport. Corruption, money laundering and security issues affected many organisations and major sport events around the world.

“Looking ahead to what will be a defining 12 months for many in the sports industry, it is clear that sports organisations must now recognise their responsibility to ensure stronger ethics in the way they do business and develop a culture of accountability and compliance is adopted throughout their governance structures.

“With the ICSS celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2016, I have full confidence that my team will continue to make a real difference in safeguarding sport from the many threats it now faces this year, as well as continuing to be a leader in strengthening international policy and developing leading research to combat sport corruption.”

The international honour for the ICSS President arrives at a time where the organisation is increasing its influence on the world stage as it aims to become a global reference in sport safety and security, sport integrity as well as playing an increasingly leading role in the fight against match fixing and illegal betting.

The full list can be viewed at