Strategic Partner for Compliance, IT & Business Projects

Andreas W.

Bachelor of Science (Insurance Business) having 20+ years experience in project management for large transnational and medium-sized companies, with focus on assurances and banking. Numerous successfully implemented large-scale projects, occupying various executive positions.

Expert on automation, operationalization and the implementation of complex mechanisms, focussing on innovative processes and sustainable solutions. Team leader with a hands-on mentality, a vision and a spirit of innovation.

Core Competencies

  • Project Management (national, international, multi project mgmt.) mainly in Compliance departments
  • Optimizing business and cross functional processes 
  • Deep and wide insurance knowledge (P&C, Life, Corporate)
  • Fundamental Compliance & Regulatory knowhow – especially for Anti Financial Crime (Know Your Customer, Anti Money Laundering & Economic Sanctions) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG)
  • NICE Actimize, Thomson Reuters, SWIFT, DOW Jones Factiva, Adverse Media
  • Connector between Compliance or Business  and IT-teams


  • Project management according to Prince2 Foundation & Practitioner
  • Projekt management according to SCRUM Agile (ProductOwner)
  • Process analysis and -optimization as OPEX Black Belt (Operational Excellence – Lean Mgmt. & Six Sigma)
  • ADONIS GPM-Suite
  • Various AML, KYC and ESS certifications (Forum Institut, ACAMS)


  • Numerous successfully implemented large-scale projects, occupying various executive positions
  • Focus on the right balance between innovation and sustainable solutions
  • Team-Lead with Hands-on-Mentality, vision and innovative power
  • Analytical, inspiring, motivating, respectful
  • Member of ACAMS – Association Of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ®
  • Corporate Member of DICO (Deutsches Institut für Compliance e.V.)
  • Corporate member of BVMW (Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V.

Project History

Project Manager & SME - KYC/AML/ESS

  • 2018/01 – 2021/03 (Munich and worldwide)
  • Global Rollout Manager and Subject Matter Expert on behalf of Group Compliance in a leading international Insurance and Financial institution
  • Overall responsible for a worldwide implementation of the global standard on economic Sanctions screening (based on NICE Actimize & Dow Jones Factive) in all relevant subsidiaries
  • Developing and executing an global rollout program focussing on nearly 90 operating entities / legal entities
  • Functional development of a KYC modul to enable business departments doing comprehensive background checking of business partner information in the First Line of Defence
  • Preparing a global AML rollout program to implement the new requirements based on 6AMLD
  • Steering & supporting the IT provider as well as the involved local Compliance, Business and IT teams
  • Developing a standardized operating model ensuring a continuous run of the economic sanctions screening solution
  • Compliance Reviews and open-issue tracking and mitigating Group Compliance standard deviations
  • Building and monitoring of a central Alert Handling Team in India and turning them into a Center of Excellence

Subject Matter Expert KYC/ESS

  • 2016/01 – 2018/07 (Munich and worldwide)
  • Subject Matter Expert Embargo/Sanctions on behalf of Legal & Compliance in an leading international corporate insurance company
  • Implementing and consolidating their Global Economic Sanctions Screening Solution to become compliant in identifying and handling economic sanctions throughout their global business portfolio
  • Transferring this Global Economic Sanctions Solution in a worldwide run-mode
  • Integrating further business applications in Asia and US
  • Implementing related business and cross-functional processes  plus required documentation to ensure a proper BAU mode

Interim Manager

  • 2014/04 – 2016/12 Munich
  • Steering  2 teams ‘DataCenter Network’ and ‘DataCenter Services’ in an insurance account of a stock-listed US-based IT- and Consulting company 
  • Ensuring operational IT run mode (CPI – Incident-, Problem- and Change-Management) according to ITIL
  • Interface to further internal and external IT Provider (e.g. Unify & CISCO)
  • Optimizing existing IT- run processes in the DataCenter environment following the outsourcing of the IT-service department according to Data privacy and Compliance requirements 
  • Supporting a deep dive audit and mitigating the gaps
  • Leading 19 FTE in Munich and 5 FTE in Kattowice, Poland

Project Manager

  • 2013/07 – 2014/02 Munich
  • Developing and implementing a common education catalogue  for 2014 in a leading German insurance company (P&C, Life, Health) having nearly 22.000 employees
  • Developing a communication concept and marketing concept
  • Aggregating functional, non-functional and Personnel development seminars to a common education program
  • Consolidation & Enhancement of the so-called qualification management system (QMS)