Meet our trainers and consultants

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i-KYC’s partners and consultants share extensive, hands-on experience in a variety of financial crime prevention disciplines as well as a passion to help our customers face down the challenges to their financial integrity.

Pieter van den Akker has over 25 years of international banking experience in a variety of line management functions both in developed and emerging markets. He has run wholesale and retail banking operations in Asia, the Middle East and Northern Europe. Pieter was also the founding Director of the ABN AMRO Academy.

Until he left ABN AMRO Bank following its takeover to start i-KYC Pieter was the Group Head of AML Operations and responsible for co-creating the bank’s revamped AML control framework and for managing a global team of CDD and Transaction Surveillance specialists.

In 2022 he stepped down from his role as senior partner in i-KYC but remains involved in delivering and developing courses.

Pieter has a Masters degree in International Law from University of Amsterdam.

Justin brings over 20 years of wide-arranging experience in compliance, training and regulations. He has previously worked in the Head of Compliance Training function for Macquarie Group, UBS, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of China, and GRC Solutions. Justin also runs his own Compliance Training  company focusing on US & International regulations.
Justin also worked for FINRA, a US regulator, where he created Examiner University to train examiners on how to perform their function. He also serves as an advisor for the Global Compliance Institute (GCI) and instructs at the Barret School of Business and various compliance training providers.

Edgar is a seasoned ICT professional with more than 25 years extensive experience in Information Technology & Business Process management and held different senior management & regional leadership roles in various capacities for organizations like Shell (Royal Dutch Petroleum Company Ltd), ABN AMRO Bank N.V, Reuters PLC, Thomson Reuters and few more others. He’s currently an advisor and consultant for some multinational corporations primarily on Financial Technology, Digital Innovation, Fraud & AML (Anti-Money Laundering) initiatives.

Spearheaded several data analytics on KYC (Know Your Client) using an AI (Artificial Intelligence) algorithm for some financial institutions in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, he is part of the lead innovation group and an active fellow member of the bootstrap incubation program from Stanford University specifically intended for technology startups in emerging markets.

Edgar has an electronics engineering degree and masters in project management with the American Academy of Project Management in Colorado, USA and completed his post graduate studies on Program Strategy and Evaluation at Stanford University as well as Technology Entrepreneurship at Harvard University.

Pieter de Voogd has over 15 years of experience in the area of ICT and Business Intelligence. He has participated in many international projects within the banking industry including ING, ABN AMRO, RBS and Rabobank but also at corporations and governmental institutions.

By combining his overall business knowledge of AML, finance, marketing and HR with his Business Intelligence expertise he helps organisations in the process of transforming corporate data into meaningful strategic, tactical and operational management information. Within the anti-money laundering field, he has worked in the areas of customer due diligence, transaction surveillance and risk management with key stakeholders at the global, regional and national level. While focusing on realizing customer centric solutions, he also keeps sight of the larger overall picture within complex organizations.

Based in the Netherlands, Pieter is a certified Microsoft Professional and has extensive knowledge of Data Warehousing, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and practical, hands-on skills of the Microsoft BI Suite and SAP Business Objects.

Robbert has specialised in advising organisations in various sectors about criminal and security related compliance risks, like doing business across the globe with unknown partners and arms proliferation. Robbert provides expert knowledge on how to comply with international anti-money laundering, sanctions and (arms related) export control regulations for strategic goods, services and data that have been adopted to make the world a safer place.

Robbert began as a counter terrorism analyst at a Dutch intelligence service mid 2003. He has participated in various national and international counter terrorism investigations. As the threat from home grown islamist extremism decreased after the arrest of members of the Hofstad group, his focus shifted towards analysing the evolving international terrorist threat to Western interests around the world from al Qaeda linked groups. He did not only study the phenomenon of terrorism itself, but also became interested in crimes and criminal groups that are related to terrorism.

He therefore studied the phenomena of arms proliferation, terrorist funding and money laundering activities by criminal groups and the complex cross border structures terrorist and criminal groups have used in order to prevent the attention of authorities.

Although new laws against arms proliferation, terrorist funding, money laundering and sanctions  have been adopted everywhere, the process of globalisation terrorist and criminal groups still leave ample possibilities to mask their funding activities or laundering the proceeds of crime.  Robbert has a masters degree in general economics and has completed a study on terrorism and counter-terrorism on a masters level.

As project manager on look-back programmes, Helma knows the impact on organisations of investigating after the fact. She also knows where policies and procedures are under pressure in the hectic of day to day business and, as an experienced operational manager, Helma has a vast knowledge of that day to day business from beginning to end.

Thinking long-term and high level, Helma realises enduring results on the workfloor. Combining specialist knowledge on KYC and sanctions regulations, payment processing, trade finance and treasury settlements with an understanding of the psychology of teams and organisations, she manages towards embedding new and positive attitudes and working methods rather than only implementing procedures and manuals.

A hands-on professional with 20 years in banking and central banking as business analyst, business manager, line manager, change manager, project manager and business coach, Helma has worked for ING and ABN AMRO bank both in their head office organisations as well as in various international branch offices. She has expansive acquired experience working within different local cultures and jurisdictions. She creates awareness and promotes conscious decision taking in the ‘genes’ of the teams she works with, which in turn creates strong anchors and resilience for teams looking to be successful in the future.