Geert is the Global Chief Strategy Officer based in São Paulo. Geert previously headed the Brazil and Southern Cone business and has over 25 years of experience working in Latin America. He continues to work closely with clients in Brazil and internationally, and has developed an in-depth network of contacts and understanding of regional business practices and the risk environment.
Recent tasks that Geert has worked on include:
Prior to joining Control Risks, Geert was Chief Financial Officer and Board member of Makro Venezuela. Geert graduated cum laude in Corporate Law from Erasmus University Rotterdam, and completed a European Masters in Law & Economics at Erasmus and Oxford University. He completed an Executive MBA at Business School São Paulo and is currently a lecturer in Compliance and Risk Management at Insper business school.
Geert is a Certified Compliance and Ethics professional (SCCE), and a member of the International Bar Association where he sat on an expert panel advising the OECD, World Bank and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. He regularly speaks at legal and compliance conferences and has written for professional publications about investigations and business risks in Latin America. Geert speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Dutch and good Spanish.