CEO, LinkValue

Sonja Hilkhuijsen is a dynamic leader with over 20 years of international experience in the financial sector. She has navigated through various leadership roles, from corporate banking to the fund industry, driven by her passion for digital transformation and progress. In the FinTech space, Sonja has excelled, harnessing innovation to propel businesses forward. Now, she has ventured into entrepreneurship, venture capital, and board roles, shaping the future of the industry. As the CEO and Founder of Linkvalue, a board advisory company, and a Venture Leader at Evolve with Us, a digital learning company providing higher education to the financial market, Sonja is at the forefront of driving change and empowering others. Her commitment to promoting digital transformation and supporting women in cybersecurity is evident in her active involvement in global organizations.

Previously, Sonja held C-suite roles in Compliance and Data Protection in fintech companies, managing large cross-border teams and spearheading regulatory compliance efforts. Her experience also includes leadership positions in wallets and payment services, alongside fund distribution and corporate banking with major corporations like Apex, State Street, and BBH. As the CCO/MLRO and DPO EU for Upwork Inc., she continued to drive innovation while ensuring regulatory compliance in the ever-evolving landscape of financial technology. Sonja’s journey reflects her relentless pursuit of excellence and her unwavering dedication to shaping the future of finance.


My Sessions

Charting the Course: Navigating the EU AI Act

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 12:45pm - 1:15pm BST