René van den Bosch is an experienced independent legal consultant advising companies on regulatory compliance and related investigations. He was in-house legal counsel at ING Bank for 12 years, advising on regulatory compliance matters and in- and external investigations globally. His role included setting legal strategy, advising senior management as well as engaging with regulators in multiple jurisdictions and working closely with in- and external stakeholders.
He also worked as a lawyer in the Investigations and Regulatory Advisory Team at the international law firm Allen & Overy in Amsterdam. He started his career as a financial economic crime investigator at the FIOD and assistant public prosecutor in the corporate fraud team of the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office in Amsterdam. René also was one of the founding Board members of the Institute For Financial Crime (IFFC).
An Gaiser is a specialist in non-verbal profiling and investigative interviewing. She works as a consultant, specializing in non-verbal analysis work in the context of culture change and fraud detection. She previously worked at the General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD) for eight years as a security and integrity clearance officer and trainer. An also worked as a Senior Manager Forensic Integrity & compliance at KPMG.
Gaiser mainly advises businesses and government agencies on how to better understand impactful (security) incidents such as corruption, fraud, (sexual) harassment and discrimination using non-verbal information and investigative interview techniques, and how they can prevent and combat these kinds of cases more effectively.
Ingrid Gacci is the Director of the Italian website of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe. She is in charge of the strategy and the business development. Under her direction the Italian network has grown exponentially involving professionals, managers and top managers and creating a climate of trust and collaboration among the community. Ingrid started her career in the banking sector in Italy and then she moved to The Netherlands where she worked among others as Deputy Director at the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo and set up the Compliance & AML Dept. She has an extensive experience in payments, audit, controlling, governance, risk and compliance.
Ingrid believes that Sustainability, Integrity and FinTech will (re) shape the whole Financial Services Industry in the coming years. These factors are leading the development of her strategy of the Italian Risk & Compliance Platform.
Michel Klompmaker is the Managing Director of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe, which was established in 2014. The company has expanded rapidly into nine language websites, i.e. English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Bulgarian and Czech-Slovakian, with the newsletters garnering more and more subscribers. He is also the Congress Chairman of the Risk & Compliance Annual Congress in the Netherlands. Previously, Michel was the founder and publisher of Banking & Finance magazine, before taking the initiative to establish the Risk@360degrees Congresses in the Benelux. He also likes to write articles in different languages.
In the Netherlands, he launched the Behavioral Risk Congress and the Congress about Whistleblowing. Michel is also a publisher of books.
Jan van Koningsveld is the founder of the Offshore Knowledge Centre. The Offshore Knowledge Centre, established in 2011, is a highly specialized company in the field of financial (offshore) services. Government organizations, banks, business service providers and other financial institutions are increasingly faced with the challenge of monitoring (international) legal entities and financial flows in order to prevent fraud. But globalization in the past few decades has made financial fraud a persistent, worldwide problem.
In the Offshore Knowledge Centre, Jan combines his practical experience as a FIOD investigator with his extensive legal and scientific knowledge. Jan was awarded his doctorate at Tilburg University on 7 October 2015. With substantive arguments and humour, Jan defended his PhD thesis with verve: The offshore world unmasked – a study into the nature and extent of abuse of offshore companies. Fraud has been around for a very long time.
For over 25 years, Jan worked as an investigator at the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD), the investigation service of the Dutch tax authorities. His work there involved preparing and carrying out criminal investigations into all kinds of financial and economic fraud. These investigations often have an international component. As a result, Jan has extensive experience with (foreign) money flows, legal entities, trusts, trust offices, offshore services and tracing actual beneficial owners (UBOs). At FIOD, Jan was a member of various multidisciplinary investigation teams that investigated organised crime in the Netherlands.
As the daughter of a FIOD detective, Wendy was taught to investigate at a young age. During her studies in HEAO Management, Economics and Law, she did an internship at the Crédit Lyonnais bank in the Security Affairs department. Her thesis was about money laundering and the Notification of Remarkable Transactions Act (MOT).
After a career in various advisory, sales and management positions at SNS bank and a training institute, she started training to become a private investigator in 2010. After successful completion, she joined Jan in the Offshore Knowledge Center. Wendy likes to run, preferably together with Jan: to get a breath of fresh air and discuss current affairs in the meantime.
Therus de Villeneve is the Principal Teacher of University of Amsterdam Academy for Banks and Insurance companies. Therus is an experienced Compliance Officer in the Financial Industry in investing, banking and insurance. He speaks Compliance, CRM and MiFID.
His working experience is as follows: Senior Compliance Officer at Rabo Vastgoedgroep 2009 – Today; Senior Compliance Officer Products & Services Robeco Group 2007 – 2009; Head of Compliance Department 2002 – 2007 Staalbankiers; Head of Legal Department Staalbankiers 1997 – 2002; Corporate Lawyer 1990 – 1997 Fortis; Solicitor 1986 – 1990 Schaap & Partners.
His specialties are dilemma trainings and workshops on various Compliance subjects, such as financial and economic crime prevention; risk rating, red flags, business partners, bad press, sanction lists, anti-corruption laws, anti money laundering; codes of conduct in various countries and the compliance with these codes; real estate business, product development, advertising, duty of care, MiFID.
Michael is founder and Managing Director of DeComplianceMonitor. He has extensive experience in the field of (integrity) risk management, compliance, legal, and governance, providing guidance and advice for a wide range of companies, (semi) governmental organizations, and supervisory authorities. He served as compliance monitor and independent expert on behalf of the World Bank. For several years he was compliance director at ABN Amro Bank, responsible for the Wholesale Netherlands, region EMEA, and for Group Functions. Michael started his career as a lawyer and corporate legal counsel. Since 2009, he has been self-employed working for numerous financial institutions, including Dutch Central Bank, EIB, professional training institutes, and companies in the maritime industry and transport industry.
DeComplianceMonitor offers support by seasoned professionals to perform a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of compliance programs at listed companies, financial institutions, (semi)public organisations, and family-owned companies. Performing such a review may not only be required by regulatory authorities, governments and/or enforcement agencies, it also serves as valid prevention to safeguard sound international business operations for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Since mid-March 2019, Claudia Zimmermann has been responsible for the German-language content of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe. Claudia is a well-known German TV, radio and print journalist. She has been working as an investigative reporter and book author for three years and is mainly concerned with financial topics and future developments. Online brokers and cryptocurrencies are the topics on which she has been researching intensively for some time. Claudia has already written five books on the subject of online brokers such as “Terrorists of the Financial Markets” and the “International Financial Markets regarding the Brokerage Industry”.
“Cryptocurrencies: Risks and Opportunities of Investment” was her first book on the subject of cryptocurrencies. She has also written two novels about the abuse of power in the media, where she also detailed accounts of her own experiences. Claudia Zimmermann has her own Youtube channel “Gamesoftruth” where she reports critically on these topics and also on numerous fraudsters who cavort in the field of cryptocurrencies.