Kelly Goelens (1982) joined Saffelberg Investments in November 2021 as an investment manager. She is a member of the investment team in reviewing and evaluating investment opportunities, and monitoring and reporting on portfolio companies.
Since May 2022 Kelly was appointed as a compliance officer of Saffelberg Investments. In this role she is developing the compliance function to ensure that Saffelberg Investments complies with its outside regulatory and legal requirements as well as with its internal policies and bylaws.
Prior to joining Saffelberg Investments Kelly Goelens worked as a Certified Auditor for 15 years. As an audit director she was the signing auditor for statutory audit engagements in a wide range of industries, both for individual and consolidated accounts. Furthermore she was also involved in other activities such as due diligence, restructuring and other financial advice.
From 2017 to 2021 Kelly worked as an internal audit and compliance manager within Jan De Nul Group. In this role she has set up the global internal audit department and developed the strategic compliance plan. She created a risk & control awareness within the group and succeeded in the implementation of important key controls.
As a compliance officer she implemented the global and several local compliance programs through the set up of important policies and procedures, effective training and third party risk assessment procedures.
Kelly holds a university degree in applied economics, specialising in accountancy from the university of Gent (UGENT, 2005). In 2008 Kelly obtained also a Postgraduate certificate in Tax.
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