ESG Compliance and Risk Officer (Dutch)

Netherlands  ‐ Onsite


ESG Criteria Risk Management Fintech Finance Markets in Financial Instruments Directive Sustainability Auditing Business Process Improvement Regulatory Compliance Consulting Dutch Economy Governance Recruitment Organizational Structure Regulatory Requirements Risk Analysis Stakeholder Management GDPR


Would you like to be part of a team that shapes the future of fintech while ensuring rigorous compliance and risk management? Do you aspire to work in an environment that values quick decision-making and minimal bureaucracy?

Our client is at a critical stage of expanding their influence across Europe with a strong focus on sustainable financial practices. The challenge lies in integrating ESG principles into their compliance framework to meet the growing demand for responsible investing.

Assignment Details:
  • Location: The Ranstad, Hybrid (minimum of 1-2 days a week on-site)
  • Hours per week: 36 hours
  • Duration: 09 month extendable
  • Hourly rate: In consultation

I'm looking for someone who:
  • Holds a degree in IT, Economics, Law, or a related field, with a preference for candidates with ESG certification.
  • Has at least 5 years of experience in compliance, risk management, or ESG implementation, preferably in a regulated financial environment.
  • Is fluent in Dutch and English
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements such as Wft, Wwft, MiFID II, DORA, GDPR, and ESG reporting standards.
  • Is proactive, with an analytical mindset and a meticulous attention to detail.

Who is interested in:
  • Developing and refining risk management and compliance strategies with an emphasis on ESG principles.
  • Monitoring regulatory changes and ESG trends within Europe, assessing their impact on business practices.
  • Engaging with stakeholders to promote ESG-focused compliance across the organization.
  • Conducting audits and driving continuous improvement with a focus on sustainability.

For a client who:
  • Is a leading innovator in the fintech sector, committed to responsible and sustainable investment.
  • Offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including participation in an Employee Participation Plan.
  • Provides a vibrant, international work environment with a flat organizational structure.
  • Promotes work-life balance with flexible working hours and a commitment to ethical governance.

We know we ask a lot but encourage you to apply even if you fit 80% to the role.

Apply now! Chat first? Call Jawwad Saleem at or e-mail me at to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Compliance, Risk Management, ESG, Sustainability, Wft, Wwft, MiFID II, DORA, GDPR, Fintech, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Assessment

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