With almost 25 years of compliance experience, Peggy has seen compliance evolving from just a legally required department to the business supporting unit it is today.
Peggy started her career in 1997 as a Credit and Compliance Officer at MeesPierson. When the company merged with Fortis Bank in 2001, she took up a function in the Compliance department of the Private Banking division. A passage to the Compliance department of the Retail Banking division in 2007 allowed her to grow her expertise on MIFID related topics. In 2013 she was given the opportunity to build out the Compliance function of the Belgian Branch of Deutsche Bank.
As Head of Compliance, she was responsible for setting and defining Compliance policies and procedures, providing advice to the business, regulatory reporting and setting up compliance control and monitoring plans. In 2018 she was asked to head up the Compliance department of the Belgian Branch of a large Japanese Corporate Bank and during this assignment, she successfully led the Compliance department to a higher level.
In September of 2021, she decided that it was time to move to the next step in her career as she joined the Lighthouse team as independent compliance expert. She brings in a lot of expertise, knowledge, and compliance insights on Retail, Private and Corporate Banking. Peggy holds a degree in Financial Science and is a Certified Compliance Officer. Her pragmatic approach and enthusiasm are characteristic.
Today, Peggy looks beyond Compliance. Her mantra of ‘doing the right thing’ is no longer about can it legally be done but all about should it be done when taking the interest of customers and society into consideration.