Geert Vermeulen
About The Speaker

The mission of Geert Vermeulen is to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way. Geert is specialized in establishing and improving ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption programs in specific. In 2016 he founded ECMC: Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting. ECMC provides compliance training, consulting services and interim and external ethics & compliance management.

Geert also regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance. He obtained most of his experience in-house as the Chief Compliance Officer of Aon EMEA and the Global Head of Compliance of Damco, the freight forwarding arm of Maersk. He served as one of the Directors of the Netherlands Compliance Institute and has been the President of the Dutch Compliance Officers Association, where he founded the expert group on Financial Economic Crime. He is also a member of the expert groups on Culture and Behavior and ESG of the association.

Besides that, he is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled ‘the compliance guru’. In 2020 Geert launched his new company called ‘The Integrity Coordinator’. This company is an independent, external coordinator of whistleblowing or speak up procedures. The Integrity Coordinator receives the reports of whistleblowers and also coordinates the follow-up, communicating with the management and the whistleblowers and coordinating the investigation, if necessary. In the last 15 years Geert handled a couple hundred reports.


upcoming course

How to conduct a compliance risk assessment

Course Detail

The compliance risk assessment is often the start of an effective ethics and compliance programme. The outcome of the risk assessment is the input for the compliance action plan; therefore, it usually determines what organisations will do in the months that follow this assessment. Therefore, it is very important to ensure that this is done correctly as it can have a critical affect down the line.

During the course we will discuss the most important concepts, like net and gross risk, likelihood and impact and the various ways how a risk assessment can be organized. We will also practice conducting a risk assessment using a case study.