Stijn De Meulenaer has obtained a Law Degree from the University of Ghent (1996) and a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Liège (1998). After a short career at the University of Liège (1997-1999), he became a lawyer in Brussels (1998) with the law firms Loeff Claeys Verbeke (currently Allen & Overy Belgium), Altius and Lawfort.
In 2010 he set up the Ghent practice of Everest.
Olivier Goffard is currently headingthe Compliance &Ethics department at Euroclear composed of more than 80 professionals. He just terminated an extensive transformation exercise which significantly ramped up the compliance function within Euroclear. The Euroclear compliance framework complies with the main European and non-European standardsand supports the establishment of a strong compliance culture.
Olivier is also a Compliance& Ethics professional with both legal and audit backgrounds. He is a leader of a multicultural and multi locations team with strong commitment and relationship skills. He tries to position Compliance & Ethics not only as a robustsecond line of defence, but also as providing the business with some added-value to support them in reaching their objectives.
Rudy Hoskens is a Risk & Compliance Partner at PwC in Belgium, Brussels. He has been the competent leader of Forensic Services (Investigations and Litigation Support) since 2002. Prior to that, Rudy served in the Belgian Federal Police for 16 years. There, he gained over 10 years of experience as a team leader of one of the first federal fraud investigation bureaus in Belgium. He played an important role in putting together a fraud specialist team and carrying out special investigations in close collaboration with national and international judicial and fiscal authorities, handling and heading several major fraud investigations. During the years 1997 and 1998, Rudy also played an important leading investigative role in a major and mediatised investigation around sexual abuse in Belgium.
Michel Klompmaker is the Managing Director of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe, which was established in 2014. The company has expanded rapidly into nine language websites, i.e. English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Czech-Slovakian, with the newsletters garnering more and more subscribers. He is also the Congress Chairman of the Risk & Compliance Annual Congress Brussels. Previously, Michel was the founder and publisher of Banking & Finance magazine, before taking the initiative to establish the Risk@360degrees Congresses in the Benelux.
In the Netherlands, he launched the Behavioral Risk Congress (Theme 2022 : Integrity) and the Risk & Compliance Annual Congress (Theme 2022 : The role of the gatekeepers anno 2022, public versus private sector). Michel is also co-founder of the Local Authorities Risk Congress that focus on the public sector in the Netherlands.
Egbert Krop is CFO at Icoinic Capital, a Amsterdam based company, since January 2021. The investment products of Icoinic Capital are structured as traditional alternative investment funds. Before he started at Iconic Egbert worked at ING Netherlands as a Manager Audit & Compliance during more than 2 years.
He also worked at ING as a Senior Regulatory Project Manager. As a Certified Internal Auditor he was in charge of project / programmes within the Regulatory Implementation Team of Global Change Management at ING Netherlands.
After completing his studies in Economics, Evert-Jan Lammers worked for 11 years as an auditor at KPMG, first in Amsterdam, and then in Paris. Here, he worked for banks and large multinational corporations. Subsequently, he formed the Forensic Practice of KPMG in Belgium, which he has led for seven years. In 2004, he founded EBBEN Partners.
He is an Honorary Chair of the Institute of Fraud Auditors Belgium. He has been a Board Member of Transparency International Belgium for more than 10 years and an Executive Professor at Antwerp Management School for 15 years. He is a Local Research Correspondent on Corruption for the EC in Belgium. He also regularly publishes and gives speeches on the topic of Financial Economic Crime.
David Lewis is Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) advisory Forensic Investigations and Intelligence practice at Kroll UK. David leverages extensive global experience helping governments, supervisors and regulated firms effectively combat money laundering.
Prior to joining Kroll, David served as Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), where he led the FATF Secretariat in bringing to bear the combined expertise of governments to fight money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. This included understanding risks, trends and methods; developing global standards and guidance; and assessing the effectiveness of action taken by governments. David established the first FATF training institute and global training program for government officials.
Oleksandr Pomoshnikov is Chief International Business Development Officer at YouControl an Ukrainian company which develops and provides analytical systems for compliance, market analysis, financial monitoring, business intelligence and investigations. The software helps organizations and companies prevent cases of fraud, and helps to identify persons who are on sanction lists, identify their connections, monitor companies, including financial ones, manage risks, and receive data from international registries.
At YouControl, Oleksandr is at the forefront of developing and defining key values of the product to determine any Russian and Belarusian ties. He is an Open Data scientist and specialist in investigating connections to the «Russian World».
Dina-Perla is marketing, PR & communications director. She works in various industries, especially IT/tech and finance, as well as healthcare, non-profit and government. She has an extensive network of (media) relations, influencers and analysts in the Benelux region, France, England, Germany and global English speaking (100K). She monitors market trends on a daily basis. She keeps track of many media outlets and investigates what is happening within the different markets. In addition to consultancy, Dina-Perla provides media training and lectures and she presents and moderates various debates, seminars, podcasts and vodcasts. She is the author of the book Exodus from the Lighthouse. Dina-Perla will be present during the event with Risk & Compliance TV.
Jean-Paul Servais is the chairman of the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA). Internationally, he holds mandates as vice chair of the IOSCO Board, as well as chairman of the IOSCO European Regional Committee, the IOSCO SPACS network, the Audit Committee of IOSCO-OICV and the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board. He co-chairs also the international Monitoring Group in the audit field.
He is also a board member of several international supervisory bodies for the financial sector: ESMA, ESRB, the College of Euronext Regulators. Within ESMA, he chairs the Financial Innovation Standing Committee (FISC).
Jean-Paul Servais teaches at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Free University of Brussels), where he is the professor in the LL.M. in International Business Law and deputy director of its special Master in Tax Law. He is author or co-author of numerous contributions, in particular in areas of relevance to the FSMA’s activities and the academic and scientific activities undertaken at the ULB.
Valérie Urbain is an Executive Direc,tor and member of the Euroclear Group Management Committee. As Chief Business Officer she has overall responsibility for the Commercial and Product development divisions within the Euroclear Group.
Before her position as CBO she was CEO at Euroclear Bank, with resposibility for Euroclear Bank’s Operations, Commercial, Client Service, Banking and Network Management divisions worldwide. Between 2009 and year end 2014 Mrs. Urbain was the CEO of the three ESES central securities depositories (CSDs), namely Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear France and Euroclear Nederland. Prior to this, she was Managing Director and head of the Human Resources division of the Euroclear Group from 2005 until 2009.
Before joining Euroclear in 1992, Mrs. Urbain worked in the Investment Banking and Bond Sales departments of Banco Hispano Americano and in the Corporate Banking division of Continental Bank (both in Brussels).
Jan van Koningsveld is the founder of the Offshore Knowledge Centre. For over 25 years, Jan worked as an investigator at the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), the investigation service of the Dutch tax authorities. His work there involved preparing and carrying out criminal investigations into all kinds of financial and economic fraud. These investigations often have an international component. As a result, Jan has extensive experience with (foreign) money flows, legal entities, trusts, trust offices, offshore services and tracing actual beneficial owners (UBOs). At FIOD, Jan was a member of various multidisciplinary investigation teams that investigated organised crime in the Netherlands.
In the Offshore Knowledge Centre, Jan combines his practical experience as a FIOD investigator with his extensive legal and scientific knowledge. Jan was awarded his doctorate at Tilburg University on 7 October 2015. With substantive arguments and humour, Jan defended his PhD thesis with verve: The offshore world unmasked – a study into the nature and extent of abuse of offshore companies.
Since mid-March 2019, Claudia Zimmermann has been responsible for the German-language content of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe. Claudia is a well-known German TV, radio and print journalist. She has been working as an investigative reporter and book author for three years and is mainly concerned with financial topics and future developments. Online brokers and cryptocurrencies are the topics on which she has been researching intensively for some time. Claudia has already written five books on the subject of online brokers such as “Terrorists of the Financial Markets” and the “International Financial Markets regarding the Brokerage Industry”.
“Cryptocurrencies: Risks and Opportunities of Investment” was her first book on the subject of cryptocurrencies. She has also written two novels about the abuse of power in the media, where she also detailed accounts of her own experiences. Claudia Zimmermann has her own Youtube channel “Gamesoftruth” where she reports critically on these topics and also on numerous fraudsters who cavort in the field of cryptocurrencies.