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My goal is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. I am an experienced compliance professional, with more than 17 years of compliance experience in various industries. I am experienced in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption programs in specific. Other specialties include corporate governance, compliance risk assessments, whistleblowing or speak-up procedures, trade sanctions, (third party) due diligence, modern slavery, and US legislation and prosecution practices.
I worked as a Director of the Netherlands Compliance Institute (NCI). However, I obtained most of my experience in-house. As Global Head of Compliance for Damco, the freight forwarder of the AP Möller-Maersk Group, I was responsible for the compliance activities in 90 countries, focusing mainly on anti-bribery & corruption and trade restrictions. As Chief Compliance Officer Aon EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) I coordinated compliance efforts in some 60 countries, all business units.
Following inquiries from regulators, Aon started its anti-corruption program in 2007. I coordinated this program in the EMEA region from the start. According to the US and UK authorities, Aon developed a best practice model other firms may wish to adopt.
I am the former president of the Netherlands Compliance Officers Associaton (VCO) and founded and still chair the expert group on Financial Economic Crime (FEC). I am also a member of the expert group on the culture & behavior of the association, a member of the professional advisory committee of the Compliance Minor at The Hague University, the Institute for Financial Crime (IFFC) and the co-decision counsel of the Erasmiaans Gymnasium.