Sonja Hilkhuijsen

Regulatory & Compliance C-Suite Consultant/Trainer and Chief Compliance Officer FinTech

"Sonja Hilkhuijsen is a highly business-focused executive with a vast compliance, legal and regulatory experience, allowing her to be an essential partner to the business by adapting regulatory frameworks to business needs across various industries. 

As the Chief Compliance Officer/MLRO for Upwork EU, the world’s work marketplace, she is driving the EU AML Risk framework, creating synergies with US AML risk framework and is advising on high profile projects such as ledger systems and product enhancements in the payment space.

Sonja is is a C-suite leader with 20 years of international working experience in the financial sector. She has managed large Compliance teams cross-border in various Corporate Banks and has been a global managing director of Compliance and Data Protection in the Fund Space, before her passion for digital transformation and progress has led her into the FinTech space where she is currently working as CCO/MLRO and DPO EU for Upwork Inc."