Farouk de Windt

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Farouk is founder and CEO at Arcas Partners and has extensive experience in operational (Internal) audits, IT audits, information security and Enterprise Risk Management engagements for a wide range of internal and external audit clients including financial institutions. He has significant experience with the audit of controls, processes and systems at financial institutions. Farouk is the engagement leader for several Swift CSCF Attestations for Financial entities in the Dutch-Caribbean.

Farouk has extensive experience with compliance audits for the regulators CBCS, CBA, DNB and AFM. Farouk holds several certifications in the areas of (IT) audit, Internal Audit, Information Security, Internal Controls, Risk Management and ISO. He is also a board member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Farouk has led several major Digital Transformation processes and ERP implementation projects in the Healthcare, Financial Services, Utility and Telecom sectors.

Areas of expertise

  • External IT Audit
  • ERP implementation Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Financial Services Compliance (Regulators)
  • Accounting
  • Business transformation
  • Information Security
  • Swift CSCF Attestation
  • Offensive Security
  • Cloud (Azure and AWS) Security Audits
  • Enterprise Risk Management Implementation
  • PowerBi / SQL / Python Dashboarding
  • Data-Analytics


  • Information System and Controls Association: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors: Certified in Risk Management Assurance
  • Institute of Internal Controls: Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA)
  • Wolters Kluwer Audit, Risk and Compliance: Certified TeamMate Champion
  • British Standards Institute (BSI NL): ISO 9001 /27001 lead auditor


Farouk de Windt