The Netherlands Chapter was created on 10 September 2012 based upon the former Benelux Chapter. The Netherlands Chapter aims to provide a networking and knowledge-sharing platform for AML and financial crimes professionals working within the Dutch financial services arena. The international aspect of ACAMS and close cooperation with other European Chapters provides a unique opportunity to share local experience and knowledge with the international expertise of larger organisations as well as local and international public authorities. Furthermore, the Netherlands Chapter will nurture interaction with existing organisations, such as the Nederlands Compliance Instituut (NCI), Vereniging van Compliance Officers (VCO) etc., in order to bring added-value to the development of the industry, optimisation of legislation and publication of industry best practices.

The Netherlands Chapter will be a resource for financial institutions and related businesses to identify specialists in the rapidly-expanding anti-money laundering field by organising meetings and events of local interest to members and non-members.

Last February the ACAMS NL Chapter Board conducted a survey regarding our activities among our members and other interested financial crime professionals. The respondents were quite active and positive with their answers for which we are very grateful.

We have received a considerable amount of responses that will help us to develop further. This information is a very valuable source as it provides the Chapter with lots of new ideas on how to improve our work and make the Chapter even more attractive.

We will certainly analyse and consider all the feedbacks and suggestions and make some decisions regarding changes in our policies, topics and formats of our events. We hope to welcome you soon at one of our next renewed events.

The ACAMS NL Chapter Board, March 2016

Upcoming Netherlands Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

How to Detect Terrorist Financing in the Netherlands

Keeping Strong Internal Controls in Times of Volatile Sanctions Regulations

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Sanctions: a glance through a magnifying glass

Challenges of Transaction Monitoring

Systemic Integrity Risk Assessment: More Where Necessary & Less Where Possible


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The seminar covered the following topics:

  • Findings from the thematic review, conducted by Dutch Central Bank, regarding The Systematic Integrity Risk Assessments within Financial Institutions.
  • The DNB guidance “The Integrity Risk Assessment: more where necessary and less where possible!”
  • Practicalities and challenges conducting thematic reviews.


Maud Bokkerink, Examining officer AML/CTF within Dutch Central Bank (DNB)
Joost Toussaint, Director within Deloitte Risk Advisory

Payment Services Directive II & its impact on financial institutions


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The seminar covered the following topics:

  • Introduction of the new aspects of Payment Services Directive (PSD) II.
  • What does this new regulation mean for financial institutions?
  • What is the impact on the compliance department?
  • What is the risk involved to grant third party providers access to accounts?
  • What are the risks involved with payment initiation services and account information services?
  • Which new institutions / companies will enter the market, and what will be the consequence?
  • What are the AML / FEC implications?

The following speakers provided new insights on PSD II:

Paul Koetsier is a Business Consultant in Capgemini’s Financial Services focusing exclusively on Payments. Paul has a prime interest on all payment trends and initiatives that impact the payments industry in general in banks in particular. Within Capgemini Paul leads the Payments Expert Group and the European PSD Centre of Excellence.
Matthijs Bolkenstein is a lawyer and partner at Eversheds, an international law firm. He is specialized in Financial and Banking law, and advises financial institutions on compliance related matters.
Gaston Aussems is managing director at Mollie and a trusted advisor in the field of (online, SEPA, international) payments, cards, mobile and international cash management. He has a focus on innovation as well as compliance (AML/CFT).

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Yevgeniya Balyasna Hooghiemstra

Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra, CAMS
Founding partner at Radosyn

Yevgeniya is senior AML & financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience within financial services in the Netherlands, including ABN AMRO, RBS and Amsterdam Trade Bank where she was Senior Compliance Officer. She has experience in leading (global) projects implementing new legislation or improving processes and management controls, writing compliance policies and procedures and executing compliance training. Since 2014 Yevgeniya leads Radosyn Compliance Training & Advisory which specialises on tailor-made compliance training & advisory, in particular, related to understanding and managing compliance risks inherent to Eastern European and Middle Asian business.

Yevgeniya is co-founder and Chairperson of ACAMS Netherlands Chapter. Yevgeniya holds a law degree from Kyiv University on Trade and Commerce (Ukraine), she is CAMS certified since 2007 and holds ICA International Diploma in Compliance (2011).


Saba Ullah

Saba Ullah

Saba is an actively engaged professional within the financial market with a focus on Compliance & Innovation. She has a legal background which she combines with her financial experience in Compliance & Risk management projects. Although based in the Netherlands, she is used to interact in a dynamic and international environment with a variety of people. She has experience throughout Europe and the Middle-East.

Currently Saba is working as a Compliance consultant with Innopay, where she focuses on future solutions and possibilities provided by regulation that cover Reg, Tech and Business. Prior she has worked as a managing consultant with Capgemini Consulting, where she managed projects and advised financial institutions regarding relevant and current topics and (future) legislation that apply to the financial industry globally. Saba holds an LL.M degree from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Paul Hommes

Paul Hommes
Co-Programming Director

Paul Hommes is the Risk and Compliance Sales Specialist at LexisNexis.

Paul Hommes background is within the banking and insurance industry, having worked for Zurich Life Insurance in The Hague and as Group Compliance Officer at Delta Lloyd in the Netherlandsand as Head of Compliance Europe at Aviva plc in London and Paris. He is a Certified Compliance Officer. He loves to write books, has already published a children’s novel and is working on several other stories.


Katarina Cook

Katarina Cook
RBS Netherlands
Co-Programming Director

Katarina is an experienced Compliance and Financial Crime professional currently working for RBS Netherlands as Head of Conduct & Regulatory Affairs, where she drives the conduct and financial crime agenda, controls and risk mitigation for the branch.

With a degree in Political Science and Russian from Uppsala University in Sweden, Katarina moved to London in 2005 where she joined ABN Amro London branch. Before moving to Amsterdam in 2014 she held a number of roles with ABN Amro and RBS in areas like Client Due Diligence, FinCrime advisory & training, AML investigations and investment fraud prevention. Always looking for new ways to enhance her banking and compliance knowledge she has completed a number of certificates in regulatory compliance, AML and investment administration. The continuously developing regulatory framework and how it fits into day to day operations and culture of financial institutions will most certainly keep Katarina busy for years to come!

Niek Röselaers

Niek Röselaers, CAMS
Mollie B.V
Membership Director

Trained as a finance specialist, Niek Röselaers has developed a special interest in compliance. Having earned his certified compliance officer designation, Niek is taking responsibility for the compliance and risk management function within Mollie. Mollie is a pan-European payment service provider based in the Netherlands focussing on e- and m-commerce as well as innovative trading platform. Within Mollie the challenges encompass dealing with the AML regulation in the various territories where Mollie is active, continuously tuning the compliance function to the innovation of clients and managing expected service levels whilst keeping compliance at the highest level possible.

He is an enthusiastic professional in the field of Fintech compliance and as such a constructive discussion partner for large corporates and supervisors alike. Niek’s focus is to match AML legislation and guidelines with the fast innovation that characterises the Fintech branch.


Bart de Haan

Bart de Haan
ING Bank
Communications Director

Bart de Haan is a senior sanctions and AML/KYC expert at ING Bank NV with significant experience in the Financial Ecnomic Crime area. He has had compliance roles within different Financial Institutions in The Netherlands including amongst others within ABN AMRO Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland NV and ING Bank NV. In addition he has also been part of a team within Credit Europe Bank NV that was responsible for the setup of a new Bank entity in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Within this team Mr. de Haan was responsible for the setup and day to day management of this department. Apart from experience in CDD and AML he is specialized in advising on international sanctions matters. As of the end of 2011, he is part of the Financial Economic Crime – Sanctions team within ING Bank Compliance Risk Management. This department is amongst others responsible for the global roll out of Financial Economic Crime policies.