Tristan van der Vijver leads Western Union Payments and Banking commitment to compliance on a global level.
With more than 15 years’ experience managing compliance and global teams, van der Vijver has a deep understanding of international and cross border compliance topics.
Prior to his current role, van der Vijver served as Managing Director l Compliance at Commerzbank. During this time, he also managed compliance integration in Singapore after the acquisition of Dresdner Bank, and served as Regional Compliance Head for the Americas.
Tristan has also garnered significant experience in financial compliance while working for Lazard, Panmure Gordon and ABN AMRO.
Tristan van der Vijver is the Head of Compliance for Global Payments. He joined Western Union in February 2015 to assume global compliance responsibility for Western Union Business Solutions, and in 2017 Tristan took on additional responsibilities for Global Payments and the Western Union International Bank.
A business unit of the Western Union Company, the Global Payments division enables companies to send and receive international payments and manage cash flow, creating unique solutions tailored to suit their individual needs. Tristan oversees the development, implementation and supervision of risk-based compliance initiatives for the Global Payments business and Western Union International Bank to drive end-to-end customer value delivery. Tristan oversees a global team of 110 people across five continents.
Since 2015 Tristan has occupied several director positions on various boards, including Custom House Financial, Western Union Business Solutions UK, Western Union Business Solutions Japan and WUBS Payments Hong Kong. Tristan is also vice chairman of WUIB supervisory board of the Western Union International Bank.
Tristan speaks regularly in compliance and industry forums around the world on anti-money laundering and markets compliance topics like bank de-risking, public private partnership and compliance culture. He has also represented the payments and banking industries on panel discussions at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Money20/20, Eurofi, and Anti-Money Laundering Professional forums.
Tristan has studied both in the United States and United Kingdom and holds degrees in Banking and Economics. Tristan is married with two sons.