Strategic Partner for Compliance, IT & Business Projects

Markus R. - Data Analyst AFC

Expert in analyzing regulatory, business and IT requirements and related processes and transferring them into structured concepts combined with wide experience in analyzing customer, transaction and external data which ensure the client to become & stay compliant in terms of KYC, transaction monitoring and economic sanctions screening

Bachelor of Science (Business Informatics) having multiple years of experience in international financial institutions as AFC business / data analyst and requirements engineer

Core competences

  • Insurance Business & Compliance
  • Know Your Customer / Customer Due Diligence integration
  • Transaction Monitoring and Economic Sanctions
  • Customer data flow & business process analysis, optimization & modeling
  • Business solution conception & As-Is / To-Be analysis
  • IT requirement engineering (design, built, test)
  • Market understanding of AFC solution provider & AFC content provider
  • NICE Actimize, Thomson Reuters, SWIFT, DOW Jones Factiva, Adverse Media


  • AML – Anti Money Laundering Foundation (ACAMS)
  • AML – Insurance update on 6AMLD (Forum Institut)
  • ICA Certificate in KYC and CDD
  • Identification and Transformation of regulatory requirements (BAIT, VAIT, KAIT)
  • Certified SAFe 5 agilist (Scale agile)
  • The Pega Certified Business Architect (PCBA – Pega Academy)
  • Certified Requirements Engineering (IREB Standard)
  • ADONIS NP® Process Modeller (BOC Gruppe)


  • Multiple successful projects done in financial institutions
  • SW Skills – NICE Actimize, Thomson Reuters World-Check, SQL Developer, HP ALM, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Pega,
  • Used to work in international environments
  • Building bridges between business, governance and IT
  • Strategist and analyst
  • Chess state champion

Recent project experience

Business Analyst 2020/12 - 2021/03

  • Market research on AFC solution provider for different purposes and needs, market leader vs. regtech start ups  (NICE Actimize, Fincom AML, Targens Smaragd, LexiNexis, Fenergo, Celent, Scanovate B-Trust)
  • AFC Content provider comparison in terms of PEP & RCA content, but also for Adverse Media
  • AML (KYC/CDD, Transaction monitoring, prevention of financing terrorism) rollout concept preparation enabling clients to start implementation projects immediately after having finalized legal & regulatory assessments on AML obligations

Subject Matter Expert Anti Financial Crime 2017/10 – 2020/12

  • Responsible for a global sanctions screening solution plus connected online platforms to identify and verify customer data for individuals, corporates and their beneficial owners, ships & planes and other organizations
  • Interface between regional, local and group compliance as 2nd LoD and business as 1st LoD but also to IT
  • Transferring regulatory and business requirements into IT specifications to customize, configure and fine tune the existing AFC solution NICE Actimize
  • Data analysis on quality and quantity of customer information, aggregation & harmonization of multiple data source into one golden record
  • Alert investigation, quality assurance and identification of potential for improvements
  • Model and rules optimization based on intensive alert analysis via tuning database
  • Test the application on effectiveness and efficiency via SWIFT
  • Establishing of a central alert handling team in India to support the global compliance units in identifying false positives
  • Run preparation and transformation from project into run mode, incl. required documentation, process description, roles & responsibilities, training material
  • Optimization of two connected online platforms to identify and verify business partner incl. ownership verification via ORBIS (Bureau van Dijk)