Compliance - Control - Project Management


Objective and creative consultancy in the in the area of Compliance, Control and Project Management within the financial services industry.

Renovatum is a brand name through which its founder, Sebastiaan Knibbeler, provides consultancy within banking, insurence and investment management.

Sebastiaan uses his knowledge, network, expertise and imagination to operate as an independent and objective consultant, based on best practices and the drive to achieve results.

1. Compliance
2. Control
3. Project Management


One source for efficiently implementing and assuring compliance requirements within your company.

I can help you in demonstrating a culture of compliance, stay audit-ready and keep on top of global and local regulations – doing so, trying to not sacrificing profits and competitiveness.

As part of a compliance and risk management solution, I can support you in tracking regulations, updating and implementing internal policies, monitoring compliance risks and first and second line training.


One “financial eye” to analyse, plan and control your business.

As part of a solution on Business Control, I can support your management teams in making the right investment decisions, evaluate profitability and manage their risks at a deep level and guide, propose and facilitate trade-offs in compliance with the company’s regulations and practices.

I can provide the general management with an overall view of the business, enabling general management to allocate resources better and make sound business descisions.

Project Management

All elements of a project lifecycle including feasibility studies, capital justifications right through to full turnkey project completion in one hand.

As part of an impelentation solution, I can provide practical advice and project management, sufficient to satisfy current and impending internal and external regulations.

about us

Project Manager at BWise, a NASDAQ OMX Company
Eindhoven Area, Netherlands | Information Technology and Services

Focus, Develop and Transform.

I started my career as a Consultant on Compliance and Risk Management within the financial industry. Subsequently, I moved to the position of Project Manager, managing the implementation of regulatory standards. Currently, I'm working with BWise and am responsible for the implementation of BWise Software within The Benelux and the Nordics.

My business partners would best describe me as a powerful organizer, analytical, cultural sensitive and focus on a healthy balance between increasing efficiency, mitigating risks, and meeting the needs of the customer. I easily make contact with my surroundings and enjoy working with both the internal and external customer in finding solutions to their challenges.

Project Manager (2014 - Huidig)
BWise, a NASDAQ OMX company
Privately Held, 51-200 employees, Computer Software

Implementing Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Software within the Benelux and The Nordics.

Owner (2013 - Huidig)
Financial Services

Providing consultancy on the following subjects: (Compliance) Risk Management, Control and Project Management within the Financial Services industry.

Consultant on Compliance Risk Management (2013 - 2014)
ING Investment Management
Public Company, 1001-5000 employees, Investment Management

Responsible for risk analyses on certain matters of compliance within an international Asset Management environment. I provided advice, support and coordination on general and specialized Compliance areas and projects, such as:

- Investment Engine and Trading: (e.g. Chinese walls, wall-crossing, trade allocation, affiliated trading, Conflicts of Interest, market abuse/price sensitive information, soft dollar/dealing commission, best execution, etc.);

- Compliance oversight U.S. regulated activities (Investment Company Act, Advisors Act, ERISA), Mandate Compliance Monitoring, Third Party Distributors of SICAV's Monitoring.

Business Consultant (2013 - 2013)
Privately Held, 10,001+ employees, Banking

Consultancy in the area's of: Business Control, Anti Money Laundering and Project Management in general.

Business Consultant (2006 - 2013)
Privately Held, 501-1000 employees, Management Consulting

Responsible for managing of and advising on projects within the Financial Services industry and Utilities sector. Specialties: (Compliance) Risk Management, Business Control, Project Management and Business Proces Management

Consultant (2012 - 2013)
Public Company, 51-200 employees, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative dispute resolution within the Financial Services industry

Project Manager (Compliance/Proces Control) (2011 - 2012)
Privately Held, 10,001+ employees, Banking

Responsible for implementing the CDD policies and programs relating to client suitablility within the mortgage market. This consisted of:
• guiding the implementation and assurance of policies concerning Client Integrity (Wwft / Sanctions Legislation);
• guiding the implementation of a new customer suitability framework;
• support the regular activities of the Local Compliance Officer.

Consultant on Utilities Contracts (2011 - 2012)
Public Company, 1001-5000 employees, Oil & Energy

Responsible for the analysis of Business Contracts (electricity and gas networks) and the implementation of an easy to use and easy to maintain Contract Management System.

Project Manager Solvency II (fit and proper req's) (2011 - 2012)
Privately Held, 10,001+ employees, Insurance

Responsible for the design, testing and realisation of an e-learning on Solvency II.

Project Manager Complaint Management (2010 - 2011)
Complaint Institute
Public Company, 51-200 employees, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Responsible for the implementation of a flexible shell of working capacity, manage a team of 10 legal specialists and improve the teams performance.

Responsible for the mediation in disputes between Financial Service Providers and Consumers.

Consultant on Compliance Risk Management (2009 - 2010)
Public Company, 10,001+ employees, Banking

Responsible for determining the impact of Compliance policies and procedures on the business within the various Legal Entities and establishing a standard set of controls.

Mediator Financial Services (2008 - 2009)
Complaint Institute
Nonprofit, 51-200 employees, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Responsible for Mediation in Legal conflicts between Financial Service Providers and Consumers.

Project Manager (Compliance/IT) (2008 - 2009)
Delta Lloyd Group
Public Company, 5001-10,000 employees, Insurance

Responsible for the drafting of requirements and the determination of the impact on the IT processes and systems and the start-up and realisation of a project.

Project Officer (Compliance/IT) (2008 - 2008)
Delta Lloyd
Public Company, 5001-10,000 employees, Insurance

Responsible for the drafting of requirements and the determination of the impact on the IT processes.

Legal Counsel (2007 - 2008)
Privately Held, 10,001+ employees, Banking

Responsible for advising local subsidiaries on legal issues concerning Financial Services and Financial Products.

Business Proces Consultant (2006 - 2007)
Privately Held, 10,001+ employees, Banking

Responsible for analyzing and describing core HR processes in the context of the introduction of a new HR system.

Vaardigheden en deskundigheid

Risk Management, Project Management, Banking, Business Process, Solvency II, Management Consulting, Consultancy, Team Management, PRINCE2, Contract Management, Business Analysis, Start-ups, Mediation, Project Finance, Certified Project Manager, E-learning Development, Compliance, Investment Management, Entrepreneurship

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
Onderwijs / Algemeen onderwijs
CFA Institute (2014 - 2017)
, Investments and Securities
Nederlands Compliance Instituut (2013 - 2014)
, Certified Compliance Professional (CCP)

The objective of this education is to gain insight into the functioning of the compliance function, managing compliance risks and dealing adequately with compliance issues in financial firms and other organizations.

University of Nijmegen (2003 - 2006)
LL.M., Law
Universidad Pontificia Comillas (2004 - 2005)
Erasmus program, International Law
Hoge School Brabant (1998 - 2002)
BBA, Business/Managerial Economics
Activiteiten en verenigingen: Member of the Faculty Council Business Studies




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