Tristan van der Vijver


Tristan Van der Vijver is a highly accomplished international compliance and risk management executive, with a strong track record of leading and building out compliance and financial crime risk functions and teams in major global and international financial institutions. Tristan’s current role is Global Head of Compliance in Banking and Payments at Western Union based in London. Prior international experience includes assign­ments as Regional Compliance Head for Commerzbank Asia, located in Singapore and Regional Compliance Head for Commerzbank Americas, located in New York.

Tristan has a special affinity for proactively advising the Board and senior business management on the de­velopment and implementation of group compliance risk strategies, control, and reporting frameworks across all business lines. Critical skills include Non-Executive Board member, Board / Executive Committee, Compliance risk advisory on significant business developments, strategies and transactions, compliance culture, conduct risk and policy development, management of complex, International change processes including the integration of business acquisitions and FinTech, and management of regulatory relationships.

Tristan is currently appointed to various group Boards and Governance committees. He is currently FCA ap­proved and assessed as fit and proper by the Austrian FMA and ECB as the vice-chair of the supervisory board of the Western Union European Bank. He has been appointed as an Independent non-executive Board Member of CIFF (Children Investment Found Foundation). He is also an industry thought leader and regular speaker at UK and international Compliance, Banking and FinTech events.







Philippe de Koster
FIU Belgium