Herman Annink

Herman has over 30 years of international audit and consulting knowledge and experience in governance, risk management, compliance and security in aerospace & defense, financial institutions, oil & gas, strategic goods manufacturers and traders and logistic service providers.

He has a background with EY (5 yrs.), Garanti Bank International (5 yrs.), Dutch Central Bank Expertise Centre Integrity (5 yrs.) and is working at RSM / Philip Sidney for 12 years. He was interim Global Head of Sanctions of ING Group for 2,5 years. Herman is Economist and Auditor and graduated from the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (drs. RA). He is member of the Royal Dutch Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA).

Herman is a specialist in financial economic crime prevention and compliance with EU and US export controls, sanctions and embargos including NGO and Industry standards. He chairs the Trade Compliance Platform of the Dutch Defense and Security Industry (NIDV) and is member of the European Defense Association’s (ASD) Export Control Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility committee

Herman has extensive experience in translating regulatory and industrial requirements and obligations into business and compliance strategy, policies and procedural framework. He was involved in conducting several US and EU/NL export controls and sanctions enforcement and look-back investigations. He consulted and supported numerous EU and Dutch companies in remediating their management, organizational and control measures to ensure effective governance, risk management and compliance.