Frank Staelens

Frank Staelens has 30 years of working experience with whistleblower management. He is a subject matter expert on financial crime investigations and technology and regulatory compliance. As an independent consultant on whistleblowing management, he performs gap analysis, provides process and platform implementation support and helps to prepare for certifications. The confidential reporting network that he co-founded provides a fast-global access to back up service providers. Frank is a former Big Four forensic audit partner and the honorary President of the Belgian Institute for Fraud Auditors.

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In honor of National Whistleblower Appreciation Day, Frank Staelens discusses the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive (WPD) at length. Frank explains the regulation’s broad impact and offers guidance for compliance. Most listed companies and large public organizations already consider whistleblowing management as an important governance mechanism with, in most cases, boards/audit committees being accountable to measure its effectiveness. This group is now moving...

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