Sonja joined Apex from State Street Bank Luxembourg S.C.A. in June 2016 as Global Head of Compliance and Data Protection. Offering over 18 years international working in financial services, she has gained extensive experience in Senior Legal and Compliance roles with large global custodians such as State Street Bank, Brown Brothers Harriman and RBC, within Luxembourg, EU, US and Asia. Sonja has in-depth experience in all areas of AML, Compliance, Regulatory and Industry affairs and global operating models including distribution support and regulatory product development.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 40 offices worldwide and 3,000+ employees, Apex delivers a broad range of solutions to asset managers, capital markets and private clients. The Group has continually improved and evolved its service suite to include fund administration, middle office, banking, depositary, custody, corporate services plus HR and payroll solutions. Apex administers over $650 billion in assets globally.
Sonja is located in Luxembourg and she speaks 6 languages. Corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion are very important to her and she is a strong promoter of Wellbusiness within Apex. She holds years of demonstrated experience in the area of secrecy laws, global data protection and privacy laws; including the GDPR. She has also years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, IT integration, organizational restructuring and various outsourcing models.
On the horizon, her goals are to continue developing herself professionally while continuing to advance within the Apex Group. The keys to her success throughout her career have been hard work and perseverance. Sonja has always promoted authentic leadership through building honest and open relationships with her network, all of whom value her input and are built on an ethical foundation. Sonja is a professional female leader and a proud mother looking forward to connecting with like-minded professionals and expanding her network. Find out more about Sonja here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonja-maria-hilkhuijsen-244a6655/.