Born and raised in Zeeland (on the Dutch seaside) and lived and worked for 11 years in Luxembourg, Yuri is currently MLRO for Global Innovation and M&A Risk Management at ING’s Innovation division in Amsterdam.
He is a former Dutch navy officer who has been working in Internal Audit and afterwards moved into Compliance when he emigrated to Luxembourg in 2008. Yuri has held senior Compliance positions at HSBC, PayPal, China Construction Bank and Ant Financial (all in Luxembourg).
He is currently working as MLRO at ING Neo, making sure that innovation initiatives are fit-for-purpose from a Financial Crime Compliance perspective when they are brought to the market.
Besides his Naval Academy degree he also holds a post-doctoral degree in operational auditing from the University of Amsterdam, and he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified AML FinTech Compliance Associate (CAFCA) and Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI).
In his free time he enjoys spending time in the nature either on the beach or in the forest, running (semi-marathons), or exploring Compliance developments in his role as Co-Chair of the ACAMS Netherlands Chapter.