M.J. (Michael) van Woerden began his career as a lawyer. As in-house counsel with a large Dutch bank, he was responsible for setting up the compliance function for the Wholesale Clients division in the Netherlands. As one of the bank’s Executive Directors he was in charge of compliance teams for the Netherlands, for the region EMEA, and for Group Functions. Since 2008, he is self-employed.
Michael has been counselling numerous companies and organisations on compliance, supervision and governance. He is founder of www.decompliancemonitor.nl and acted as Compliance Monitor and Independent Expert for the Worldbank. Michael performs compliance risk assessments to strengthen corporate compliance programs in accordance with international standards and tailored to the needs of the customer.