Personal details
Personal details

Leon Bex

+31 (0)20 416 54 03

+31 (0)6 15 46 51 46


Banking Client integrity Compliance Legal Legal Counsel Recovery procedures Trust offices Wwft

I have extensive experience with operational and substantive issues in the field of legal, compliance, organizational advice and risk management at financial organizations and multinationals.

I manage teams of analysts and projects that are part of recovery programmes intended to meet regulatory requirements. Because of my specific knowledge and ability to always maintain an overview, I quickly identify opportunities and achieve concrete results. I help institutions with license applications for Wtt and Wft activities (including trust, PSD2 and intermediaries in financial products).

Furthermore, I develop knowledge and awareness trainings in the field of AML, trust and PSD2 legislation and provide trainings to employees from all layers of a financial institution. I quickly adapt to new environments and facilitate decisiveness in organizations and projects. I am a senior spokesperson for the board and (senior) management and am experienced in communicating with regulators.

In my role as board member and advisor for charities, I have learned to collaborate with people with different cultures, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations and have learned to achieve results in all kinds of environments and cultures.

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Projects & performances

  • Acquisition of companies, legal due diligences projects
  • Advice and set up development projects in Kenya
  • Analysis of complex customer files (real estate, tax structures)
  • Assist in the development of an automated screening and risk assessment software tool (writing business requirements, testing)
  • Business risk assessments (conflicts of interest, privacy, anti-corruption) at international leasing company
  • Establish AML/CDD training programs and provide AML/CDD training at international financial institutions
  • Implementation of group policies and procedures at an international group company
  • Leading an LGBTI organization, organizing large city festivals and multi-stage parties
  • Leading charities in the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Set up and lead a Financial Economic Crime department of an international leasing company
  • Set up and manage legal departments and corporate housekeeping
  • Set up C&D Legal at Charco & Dique
  • Team leader Customer Due Diligence and quality assurance at a real estate bank

Work experience

2016-now Charco & Dique Consultant
2013-2015 Capita Asset Services Netherlands (current name: Apex Financial Services Group) Head of Legal
2012-2013 TMF Group Legal Officer
2010-2012 Flow Trader Legal Counsel
2006-2010 Loyens & Loeff Candidate Civil-law notary

Education & courses

2020-2021 Erasmus University Rotterdam Executive MBA, Rotterdam School of Management
2017 IAPP Privacy management (GDPR)
2008-2011 Several Legal English courses
2006-2008 University of Nijmegen Professional Notarial Studies
2001-2005 University of Maastricht Notarial Law
1999-2001 University of Maastricht Dutch Law (Bachelor)