Geert Vermeule

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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 ethics & compliance management. Geert also regularly speaks and writes on ethics and compliance.

Geert 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 is still the founder/chair of the expert group on Financial Economic Crime and a member of the expert group on Culture and Behavior. He is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Law Compliance Minor at The Hague University and the Chairman of the co-decision counsel at the Erasmus Gymnasium, the school of his daughters. When he won the National Compliance Award in 2020, he was labelled as ‘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.