Telia Company and TRACE announce beneficiary of anti-corruption scholarship

As a way to let Telia Company's anti-corruption efforts in Eurasia live on and to continue to raise anti-bribery compliance standards, the company will fully fund a student from the region to pursue a Master of Laws focused on advancing commercial transparency.

The beneficiary is Ms. Sofiia Kovach, a Capacity Building Expert at the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine which provides expertise for newly created anti-corruption institutions. Prior to joining UNDP, Ms. Kovach worked as a lawyer at Transparency International Ukraine. Ms. Kovach will attend the University of Washington School of Law. She will begin her studies in the fall of 2016, followed by a paid summer internship at TRACE headquarters after which she has committed to returning to Ukraine to continue work relating to anti-corruption.

“At Telia Company we are committed to help build strong societies and advance responsible business practices. Knowledge and education are key to a sustainable future and we are excited to be able to support this through the TRACE scholarship," says Johan Dennelind, CEO of Telia Company.

“TRACE is proud to support lawyers who commit to advancing commercial transparency in their home countries. We appreciate Telia Company’s commitment to developing anti-bribery expertise by providing funding for one candidate this year and we look forward to welcome Sofiia Kovach to TRACE," says TRACE President Alexandra Wrage.

For more information, contact Caitlin Seymour, cseymour@TRACEinternational.org