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 acts as Compliance Monitor on behalf of the Worldbank to assess corporate compliance programs in context of relevant international governance & compliance standards. He is founder of www.decompliancemonitor.nl and board member-treasurer of Stichting SIO.