The legalization of society is increasing. Legislation and regulations are constantly changing. Many entrepreneurs can hardly see the forest for the trees.

A compliance officer

The solution: an (external) compliance officer who supervises compliance with the relevant laws and regulations in and around your organization. It is not only supervision; it is more about responsible application of said rules.

“Command & Control leaders may get compliance, but typically not much more. While compliance is necessary, it’s woefully insufficient. Trust & Inspire, on the other hand, is about garnering heartfelt commitment that’s freely and enthusiastically given. Commitment is worlds apart from compliance, and it leads to a much higher level of engagement, innovation and inspiration while creating far greater outcomes. ” ( Trust & Inspire, Stephan M. R. Covey, 2022)

Mr. Edwin J. Weller, has a track record of more than 25 years. After gaining 7 years of experience as a lawyer, he worked for 14 years at MeesPierson, in CuraƧao and in Amsterdam. Initially as a corporate lawyer and later as a compliance officer. The last seven years as chief compliance officer of the Private Bank and Trust business line. Then 5 years as chief compliance officer of Robeco. In 2010 Edwin started as an independent compliance officer.

The clients are law firms, trust offices, banks, asset managers, pension administrators, companies and organizations in the public sector.

An extensive CV with a list of presentations and publications is available if required, including: ”De rol van de compliance officer; de werking van de second line of defence”, page 25 – 36 in ”Compliance in het financieel toezichtrecht” (third edition 2018, Wolters Kluwer), ”Compliance, Privacy en de Klokkenluidersregeling”, page 381 – 401 in ”De advocatuur als onderneming” (second edition 2020, Boom Juridische Uitgevers) and currently working on a contribution for a new book relating the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering in practice. Edwin is also part of the International Center for Financial Law & Governance (ICFG). ICFG is part of the Erasmus School of Law of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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