Cristina Badescu has worked for almost 20 years in financial services area (life insurance and private pensions system), in Bucharest, Romania, having a solid expertise in legal and compliance, data protection and anti money laundering.
She has strong experience in drafting, review and negotiation of complex contracts in international contract law. Cristina was highly involved in legal assessments of business relationships and transactions, as well as in setting up, monitoring and improvement of compliance policies, procedures, processes and systems, in multinational environment. Her responsibilities included developing and executing training and education for employees, monitoring of regulatory trends and developments, contributing to risk assessments and audits. In cooperation with the relevant business functions, she contributed to the design and implementation of adequate processes and controls for effective risk mitigation.
She was point of contact for supervisory authorities and participated in public debates of newly issued legislation.
Over the years, she worked on implementing anti-corruption and anti-fraud programs and methodology, according to international and regulatory anti-bribery and corruption standards and frameworks, holding an ACAMS certification in KYC CDD.
She worked also as a Data protection officer, being responsible with monitoring compliance with the GDPR requirements, as well as drafting, reviewing and update of privacy policies and procedures, statements and data protection agreements.
Cristina holds a Master’s degree in European Studies and Community Law, from the University of Bucharest and Bachelors in Law. She is a native Romanian speaker, fluent in English and is a beginner in German. She is currently working and living in Vienna, Austria.