Geoff Cruikshanks has assisted the firm in developing and implementing its international growth strategy since 2014. Based in Brussels and London, Geoff has extensive, multi-national experience in legal services, regulatory affairs, compliance policy and risk management. That experience, together with his deep knowledge of the legal and compliance issues facing multi-national corporations, is critical to ensuring Nardello & Co.’s services continue to meet the needs of General Counsels and compliance officers.
Geoff was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Deutsche Post AG. He enjoyed a successful 32-year career at DHL and its parent company, Deutsche Post AG. Geoff began that career in 1982 as the organization’s first international legal counsel and was instrumental in establishing its early legal and tax structure. He played a pivotal role as the company financed and built its early infrastructure of subsidiaries, agents, hubs, gateways and aircraft throughout the world. Geoff was influential in negotiating DHL’s key strategic and business partnerships in the 1980s and 90s, many of which still exist today. In 2003, Geoff was appointed Executive Vice President, Legal Services Logistics, Insurance and Risk Management for the Deutsche Post Group and in 2011 became General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. His most recent achievements include building and leading Deutsche Post’s world-class compliance organization.
Geoff, a graduate of Cambridge University, is a qualified UK solicitor and is fluent in French. He started his professional career with the London law firm Rowe & Maw.