Emmeline van Heukelem joined Pels Rijcken on 1 March 2022. Emmeline has been brought on to head the new Risk and Compliance department and further embed compliance, integrity and risk management. Emmeline is also our Risk and Compliance officer.
In her previous role as Principal Supervisor at the European Central Bank (ECB), Emmeline worked on a broad range of governance and compliance issues in the financial sector. On behalf of the ECB, she also worked at the European Banking Authority (EBA) in Paris for one year to coordinate and support policy developments related to integrity risk. Before that, she worked as supervisor at the Dutch Central Bank. Following her legal studies at the University of Leiden (LL.M Corporate Law and LL.M Business Law), she started her career at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek where she worked as a lawyer in the M&A department.