Judith Barendse is an associate managing director in the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, based in the New York office. Judith has 20 years of financial services industry experience, including 15 years as an expert in financial crime compliance.

Prior to joining Kroll, Judith was a director and the deputy head of anti-money laundering (AML) compliance at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking in New York (SGCIB), where most recently she managed and oversaw regulatory remediation efforts for various enforcement actions in financial crime compliance. During her time at SGCIB, Judith also led AML – know your customer (KYC) and cross-functional teams. Prior to SGCIB, Judith spent almost 15 years at Goldman Sachs in various compliance and operational roles, including vice president and head of the AML KYC Enhanced Due Diligence team, AML advisor for the firm’s U.S. securities division, and as a leader in the transaction surveillance team. Earlier in her career at Goldman Sachs, Judith worked in global operations.  Judith started her career as an account manager for multi-national clients in the logistics industry.

A native of the Netherlands, Judith received an M.A. in Chinese language and cultures from Leiden University and an MBA from New York University. Judith also studied in China, Taiwan and Israel. She is a past member of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee. Judith is fluent in English and Dutch and proficient in German, French, Hebrew and Chinese.

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