Iohann Le Frapper is the chair of the global board of directors of the Washington-based Association of Corporate Counsel as well as the vice-chair of the Paris-based ICC international commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption.
Iohann has a wealth of experience with corporate and commercial transactions across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and North America. He offers counsel on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, ethics, risk management & compliance and dispute resolution, among other issues.
Prior to his current position of general counsel of ChetWode, a fintech start-up based in France, Iohann was the chief legal officer and company secretary of Gulf Bridge International, a telecom services provider headquartered in Qatar.
He had previously several executive positions at Alcatel-Lucent : global general counsel & compliance leader for the networks business group and regional general counsel for South Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. He also spent several years in Shanghai as general counsel with regional responsibilities for the North Asia Pacific region. He also worked at the holding company of Total, an oil & gas company, supporting corporate and finance projects mainly in Africa and Middle East. Mr. Le Frapper first worked in private practice as a junior attorney at Hogan Lovells in Paris.
He is a co-author of the ICC Ethics and Compliance Training Handbook and he chaired Phase 2 of the RESIST (Resisting Extortion and Solicitation in International Transactions) training toolkit co-sponsored by ICC, WEF/PACI, UNGC and TI. He is a seasoned speaker and trainer on compliance and ethics matters.
He has been accredited by Ethic Intelligence for certification audits based on ISO 19600 (compliance management systems) and ISO 37001 (anti-bribery management system) global standards following a training from 16 to 20 January 2017 in Paris.
Iohann was admitted to the Paris bar in 1993 and holds degrees from McGill University (L.L.M in Comparative Laws-Montreal) and University of Paris (D.E.A. in Business & Tax Laws).
He is also a member of the Cercle Montesquieu, a club of France-based general counsels.