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Personal details

Niels Huijpen

+31 (0)20 416 54 03

+31 (0)6 25 34 77 58


AFM Banking Banking beleggingsondernemingen Compliance officer investment firms Investment funds investment institutions IT Security Payment institutions Privacy Privacy Regulators Risk management Risk management Risk Manager Wft Wft Wwft Wwft & Sanctiewetgeving

My strength lies in "translating" subject matter in an understandable way for internal and/or external stakeholders.

Consider for example, managers, board members, compliance and risk officers, legal employees, IT employees and of course third parties such as accountants and regulators. My approach is characterized by being able to quickly assess the current state of affairs and the (legally) desired situation. Due to my background in audit, risk, supervision, but also as a manager, I am able to provide pragmatic advice, feasible improvement plans and practical hands-on support during implementation.

I have extensive experience in the implementation and monitoring of various legal, compliance and risk frameworks and (international) standards at all kinds of financial institutions. Originally I have a background as an IT Auditor and therefore I am experienced in the field of internal controls, sound business operations, information security and outsourcing.

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Projects & performances

  • Development of Risk & Control Frameworks at various financial organizations
  • License applications
  • Quality Assurance on AML/CDD projects
  • Various mandates including:
    • Compliance Officer at a broker/dealer;
    • Privacy Officer and IT Risk Manager at a PSD2 service provider;
    • IT compliance consultant for various clients of Charco & Dique.
  • Performed various investigations and audits in the areas of:
    • Sound and controlled operations;
    • Privacy (GDPR/AVG);
    • Risk & Control Frameworks;
    • IT Security;
    • Continuity Management;
    • General IT Controls.

Work experience

2020-heden Charco & Dique Regulatory & Compliance Consultant
2019-2020 ZZP IT Regulatory Compliance & Consultancy
2014-2018 Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM) Manager
2010-2014 Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten – afdeling Efficiënte Kapitaalmarkten Toezichthouder
2007-2010 Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM), team Competentiecentrum Gedragstoezicht Toezichthouder EDP-Audit
2004-2007 ACAM Accountancy & Advies (senior) IT Auditor
2002-2004 Interne Audit Dienst, Albert Heijn B.V. Junior EDP Auditor

Education & courses

2018 Agile/Scrum Product Owner
2014 Schouten & Nelissen Coachend Leidinggeven
2013 SCRUM Foundation, CVA Informatica Opleidingen B.V. Internet Investigations, Fox-IT, BiSL Foundation
2006 Prince II Foundation, ACL Foundations
2003-2005 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Postdoctorale opleiding EDP Auditing (RE)
1996-2002 Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Master Business Administration (specialisatie Informatie Management)