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Webinar | The EU Whistleblowing Directive – Impact on Belgian companies & Tips

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021
Time: 10:00 am CET
Duration: 1 hour live webinar – 40 min panel + Q&A

In December 2021, the EU Whistleblowing Directive will be transposed into national law by EU Member States, impacting all companies with more than 50 employees. It’s just around the corner.

EQS Group and KPMG Belgium are hosting a webinar dedicated to helping you understand and discuss how the Directive will affect your company.

Join this live and complimentary webinar to learn:

  • The general importance of Whistleblowing in the context of Fraud Detection and Prevention
  • Key insights from KPMG’s 2020 Whistleblowing Survey
  • An introduction to the EU Whistleblowing Directive and Legal implications on Belgian companies
  • Best practice on the implementation of a whistleblowing system

Register now for the live webinar!

Speakers

Gert Cauwenbergh
Gert Cauwenbergh

Senior Counsel, KPMG Law

Gert has been practicing law since 2003. Before joining KPMG Law in 2012, Gert has been working for KPMG Tax & Legal Advisers as (Senior) Manager Corporate Law. Gert provides legal advice to Belgian and international clients and also supervises the corporate compliance team, through which he has gained extensive experience in guiding companies in complying with (national as well as international) obligations.

Currently, Gert focuses mainly on:

  • Corporate law & compliance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
Naomi Kerremans
Naomi Kerremans

Senior Advisor Forensic Services, KPMG Advisory

Naomi joined and started her career at KPMG in Belgium in September 2016 and has since advised various clients on topics such as Integrity & Ethics services, Internal Audit and Compliance.

Naomi mainly focusses on:

  • Fraud risk management and compliance advisory;
  • Dilemma trainings and Integrity;
  • Internal Audit; and
  • Anti-bribery, Anti-corruption and Anti-trust Advisory.
Wouter Monten
Wouter Monten

Manager Forensic Services, KPMG Advisory

Wouter joined and started his career at KPMG Forensic in Belgium in September 2015 and has since advised various clients on topics such as fraud investigations, fraud risk management and compliance. In February 2018, he took and passed the exams to become a Certified Fraud Examiner.

Currently, Wouter focuses mainly on:

  • Fraud and misconduct investigations;
  • Fraud risk management and compliance advisory;
  • Commercial and deal-related disputes; and
  • Forensic data analytics investigations/audits/takeovers.

Host

Amine Gharby
Amine Gharby

Co-Managing Director France & Belgium, EQS Group

Amine has over 10 years experience in business development. Before co-managing the French entity of EQS Group, Amine held various sales positions within EQS Group as well as in companies such as Barclays and Natixis. Amine holds a Master II degree in finance from INSEEC.

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About KPMG Belgium

KPMG Belgium is a member of the global KPMG network of independent member firms and offers audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. KPMG Belgium’s clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations.

About EQS Group

Established in 2000 and trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, EQS Group provides intuitive digital compliance solutions that help you comply with regulations and meet best practice.

Whether you need to manage insider lists or gifts and hospitality, store and effectively communicate your policies, address conflicts of interest or misconduct and minimise risk, we can help. Our goal is to equip Compliance Professionals with the power of simple workflows, automated processes, advanced analytics, and simplified reporting to make their job easier. In addition to its compliance product suite, EQS Group provides investor relations digital solutions.

Today the group employs more than 400 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.