About us

Transparco brings together the experience and expertise of Paul Berger and Ronald Stein. Working together with a panel of senior experts in all aspects of the field of compliance, they provide a reliable and efficient service. The Transparco Compliance Program is based on their decades of experience.

office: Jacqueline de Grezlaan 31
4835 GS Breda – The Netherlands
info@transparco.nl

Paul Berger

Paul Berger

studied law at the universities of Groningen and Amsterdam, being called to the bar in 1982. His career has focused on international corporate and commercial practice and insolvency matters, during which time he was a partner in two major international law firms. For the past 20 years, he has been primarily involved in assisting and advising US corporates on their Dutch operations, acting as the local representative of the General Counsel, as boardroom consultant and as trusted adviser to the Works Council. As an intermediary in such contexts, he has been able to help build mutual trust and cooperation between workforce and management.
At a more practical level, he has facilitated the harmonious implementation of US policies, as well as the Dutch Model Rules of Procedure for Works Councils. Paul has been running Code of Conduct ‘hotlines’ for over ten years, and is well acquainted with the theoretical and practical aspects of Corporate Governance. He holds a number of board memberships, and is founder of the consultancy Sparring Company (www.sparringcompany.com).

Paul Berger
paulberger@transparco.nl
M +31 6 52 61 56 01

Ronald Stein

Ronald Stein

studied Western Sociology at Wageningen University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences. He was involved in the development of the Philips General Business Principles (GBP) from the outset in 1998, initially as a member of the Editorial Committee and later as a member of the Review Committee. From 2000, Ronald was a VP and Head of the Philips Business Ethics Office, which is responsible for the worldwide implementation of all Philips ethics and compliance programs. After his retirement from Philips in September 2012, Ronald started his own consultancy (www.ronaldstein.nl), which is active in the development, implementation and management of business ethics and compliance programs, as well as the supervision of actual compliance with these programs.
As of September 2012, Ronald participated in the 26th Board Cycle (Commissarissencyclus) of Nyenrode Business University and was awarded certification, in March 2013, for his final paper on the critical role of Audit Committees in overseeing company efforts to eliminate bribery and corruption.

Ronald Stein
ronaldstein@transparco.nl
M +31 6 54 65 72 89

Our partners

Transparco works in close cooperation with an extensive network of experts. They all have a proven trackrecord of achievement in in their fields. These include senior executive and supervisory management in multinationals, regulation, forensic and financial auditing (Big Four), major law firms (Competition Law), compliance, and environmental auditing.