Theo Van Houten

Theo is responsible for the compliance function as well as being the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Theo has over 10 years of experience in compliance and operational risk management and has worked for a wide range of European, UAE and DFSA regulated entities in the Asset Management, Commercial Banking, and Investment Banking sectors.

Before joining HOLT consultancy, Theo worked for a UK FCA regulated energy exchange, where he was a CF10/CF11 licensed function holder. From 2008 to 2011 he was a consultant with a DIFC based compliance consultancy firm, assisting new companies coming into the DIFC with the incorporation process and obtaining required licenses from the DFSA.He also provided support to a number of DFSA authorised firms on AML, KYC and compliance-related matters in addition to acting as their outsourced Compliance Officer and MLRO.Theo holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics and Post Bachelor Operational Auditing.