The awards ceremony for the winners of the ICA Compliance 2017 award took place in Moscow on February 28. The award celebrates the best specialists in the area of corporate governance, risk and compliance.

Marianna Ivanova, the head of the legal department at Gazprom-Media Sales House, received the award for introducing compliance principles within the company and her achievements in the development of self-regulation standards in advertising. This is the first time that an award was given to a representative of the advertising industry.

Under Marianna Ivanova’s leadership, unified standards were introduced to evaluate advertising material across Gazprom-Media’s television channels. This has allowed the holding to minimize the risk of violating legislation about advertising. In 2017, the legal department at Gazprom-Media Sales House examined 8,843 items of advertising across the holding’s TV channels.