Kimon De Ridder is the compliance oversight director for Aviva plc, which provides a wide range of insurance and asset management products. De Ridder is based in London and oversees the compliance program (including financial crime prevention) throughout the U.K. and across all product sets. Prior to joining Aviva, he spent the past decade with GE Capital in a range of merger and acquisition legal roles as well as chief compliance officer roles across a range of financial services platforms (primarily, mortgage and monetization products). He started his career with the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills in London and was part of their corporate finance practice for a number of years. In addition, he is a frequent conference speaker on compliance issues in the financial services sector, has a Doctor of Laws degree and is a board member of the ACAMS U.K. Chapter.