Cindy Drommond joined our team in Curaçao in 2018 as Head of Compliance.
Therefore, she is responsible for general overall compliance-related matters within EM Group and her team handle not only KYC (Know your client), CDD (Client Due Diligence), Transaction monitoring, regulatory compliance and training, but also gaming-related compliance.
In additional to this, Cindy specializes in FATCA/CRS classifications as well as GDPR related topics. Furthermore, she liaises with management regarding developments which influences compliance in the broadest sense possible.
Additionally, Cindy acts as corporate secretary for EM Group and is a key member of the Groups Global Compliance Team.
Her main focus is overall risk objectives in regard to regulatory, business related or procedural compliance. Cindy has the ability to not only focus on the details, but to keep the bigger overview as well, while connecting the dots between different sources of information and knowledge, which is extremely useful in assessing not only risks, probability, mitigating factors, as well as overall knowledge for clients and situations. Due to her vast experience in both the corporate legal world as well as litigator, she acts as sparring partner and knowledge base for not only her own team, but also for the Account Managers and Management, not only on the area of compliance, but also regarding different legal area’s such as corporate law, contractual law, but also employment law.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Cindy studied European and International law at the University of Tilburg. She graduated in January 2003 with a thesis regarding the Dutch Antillean Sugar and Rice cases connected to the free movement of goods in the EU.
During her career Cindy focused on employment law, contract law and corporate law, working for audit firms. She also specialized in land-based gaming, while working for a law firm and was the in-house legal counsel of a Big Four audit firm for more than six years, before becoming Head of Compliance at EM Group, therefore having strong ability to look at compliance related matters from different angles. During this period, she was the right-hand woman of the CEO, having six different jurisdictions under her care, while advising on several complicated legal matters to the local and international firm.
Throughout all her career, Cindy has strived to incorporate the fun- element as much as possible within the task ahead. Compliance nor law need to be boring.
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