The CEO of ECMC is Geert Vermeulen. His goals are to help organizations conduct business in an ethical and compliant way and make the world a slightly better place.
Geert is a seasoned compliance professional, with almost 15 years of compliance experience in various industries like insurance, logistics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, wholesalers, marine & energy and public sector companies. He is experienced in establishing and improving international ethics and compliance programs in general and anti-corruption and trade sanctions programs in specific. Other specialties include corporate governance, compliance risk assessments, whistleblowing systems and procedures and US legislation and prosecution practices.
On January 1 2016 Geert started his own company, Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting (ECMC). Through ECMC he provides interim compliance management services, ethics and compliance consulting and compliance education and training.
Before starting ECMC Geert worked as a Director of the Netherlands Compliance Institute (NCI). This institute is specialized in providing compliance education, training and compliance consultancy services. As compliance officers now became his clients, Geert stepped down as the president of the Dutch Compliance Officer Association.
Geert obtained most of his experience in-house. As Global Head of Compliance for Damco, the freight forwarding arm of the AP Möller-Maersk Group, he was responsible for the compliance activities in 90 countries, focusing mainly on anti-bribery and corruption and trade restrictions, with a team of 10 compliance officers. As Chief Compliance Officer Aon EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) he coordinated compliance efforts in some 60 countries with a team of 30 people.
Following inquiries from regulators Aon started its anti-corruption program in 2007. Geert 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. Geert has been a frequent speaker at international compliance events ever since.