Damen welcomes new Compliance Officer
Guido Febus has recently taken up the role of Group Compliance Officer for the Damen Shipyards Group. Guido has worked in compliance for the past 15 years, in a range of different sectors. Before starting at Damen in September last year, he spent time working and living the US.
Guido specialises in anti-bribery and corruption compliance. The initial focus of his role at Damen will be on supporting the management in maintaining a robust and effective compliance programme. A part of this will be about supporting an open culture in which employees feel comfortable speaking up about compliance related matters, including raising the profile of measures already in place, for example the company Whistleblower Policy.
Speaking of his new role, Guido said, “Damen is a company in which people are very proud of what they do. They are very positive and eager – something I also see in their approach to compliance. I am very impressed by what Damen has done so far in terms of compliance processes, in a relatively short space of time.”
“As always, however, there is still work to be done. We need to maintain our pace and ensure we keep a high level of awareness and self-criticism in order to identify and mitigate the risks associated with our business model. At the same time, we need to demonstrate to our stakeholders just how serious we are about ensuring compliance in all that we do.”