Our team is composed of senior industry experts with years of experience in banking, asset management, advisory and technology. This deep experience helps us understand your challenges and translate them into smart solutions using cutting edge technology.


Together, we can help you identify and solve the challenges your business are facing. From strategic advice, to development and implementation, our mission is to help you grow and progress up to the next level.

 

Our experts

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Bert Boerman

Co-Founder and CEO

With the vision of reinventing digital governance, and making it accessible to everyone, Bert and his twin brother Rob started the company in 2014.
Bert has 20 years of experience in banking, financial services and business development. Before launching Governance.com, he held a number of senior positions at ABN AMRO Bank. 
In his last position as Senior Vice President / Head of Financial Professionals in Luxembourg, he was responsible for the Investment Fund Depositary, Corporate Clients and Independent Asset Management business lines of the bank.

Expertise:

  • Corporate Banking & Depositary

  • Domiciliation

  • Credits

  • AML/KYC Client Onboarding

  • Custody

  • Transaction Banking

  • Private Banking

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Rob Boerman

Co-Founder and CTO

Rob is CTO and Co-Founder of Governance.com. Being specialised in data management and process automation with vast industrial knowledge, he owned and successfully ran a development company.
Rob worked as a Chief Technology Officer for 10 years at Tevreden.nl, the largest Dutch online customer satisfaction company.
Together with Bert, they opened Governance.com in 2014 to help companies in their smooth transition to Digital Governance and Digital Transformation with their cutting-edge technology and their expertise in the business.

Expertise: 

  • Software Architecture

  • Datastructure Design

  • Data Transformations

  • Backup scenarios

  • Cloud and on-premise hosting infrastructure

  • IT security advice

  • Process Analysis

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Ralf Ferner

Head of Corporate Governance

Ralf has more than 25 years of experience in banking, asset management, life assurance and technology.
With a background in portfolio management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, risk management and corporate finance, his boardroom experience includes regulator-approved mandates in Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the British Virgin Islands.
He has been CEO of two Luxembourg-based fund management companies, and CEO of a German-based technology start-up.

Expertise:

  • Investment Management

  • Trading

  • Governance

  • Wealth Management

  • Delegation Oversight

  • Compliance

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Gavin Bijker-Sparks 

COO

Gavin is responsible for optimising the functionality of the business to drive extensive and sustainable growth. 
Prior to his appointment, Gavin served as Head of Project Management within Governance.com for three years. 
Before joining Governance.com, Gavin worked as an Operations Manager at Digivotion and held several senior management positions with major companies in the Netherlands. 

Expertise: 

  • Project Management

  • Agile/Scrum

  • Operations

  • Human Resources

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Ray Groen in t Woud 

Business Development Director

Ray is a fund industry expert and brings over 25 years of experience from the Luxembourg financial sector. He has acquired broad expertise working for major market players such as Kneip Communication, Citco, BNY Mellon, State Street and ABN Amro, with a specific focus on strategic co-operations and partnerships with asset managers.

In his role, Ray is growing and developing our client and account management base to optimise client and business success.

Expertise:

  • Fund Administration, Transfer Agency, Global Fund Distribtion

  • Oversight and other duties in the asset management industry

  • Business Development

  • Product Management

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Chris Marsh

Business Development Manager

Chris helps develop our commercial and client account management activities.  Chris brings 25 years' experience in financial services and asset management with industry insights into the funds industry and areas such as regulatory reporting, data management, risk and compliance.

 

Expertise:

  • Business Development

  • Knowledge of Luxembourg Fund Industry

  • Knowledge of regulatory reporting, data management, risk and compliance

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Andreas Fuchs

Senior Solutions Manager

Andreas has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industry.
Experienced in software implementation and operational reorganisations, his experience has been focused on Client Service Management, Custody, Fund Administration, and Alternative Investments, among others.
At Governance.com he is responsible for the solutions as such, working very closely with the development team.

Expertise:

  • Distribution

  • Operations

  • Valuation

  • Fund Administration

  • Transfer Agency

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Marie Autuori

 

Head of Client Success

Marie joined Governance.com in 2016 after graduating from a business school.
Since then, she has worked in the Client Success Team, first as an implementation manager and now as a team leader.
She carried out numerous implementations of governance for depositaries and asset managers and helps clients make the best of the platform by providing custom-made solutions to fit their needs.

Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Implementation Management

  • Business Analysis

  • Process Analysis and Structuring

  • Depositary and Asset Management projects

  • Functional Governance.com Specialist

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Daniel Grethen

Client Success Manager 

Daniel joined Governance.com in 2017. Since then he has managed numerous implementations for depositaries and asset managers.
In his role of Client Success Manager he guides our clients during their digitalisations projects by scoping and executing implementation plans.
Specialised in Digital Transformation implementations, his main responsibilities rely on customising and enhancing our clients digital environments to meet their needs and expectations.

Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Implementation Management

  • Business Analysis

  • Process Analysis and Structuring

  • Depositary and Asset Management

  • Functional Governance.com specialist

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Bogdan Chitic

Solution Specialist 

Bogdan is our Solution Specialist. Prior to joining the Governance.com team, Bogdan worked 8 years at Amazon in Luxembourg in multiple capacities including as Supply Chain Business Process Expert and Retail Automation Expert.

Bogdan's academic background is in Marketing and Journalism and he brings much hands-on business experience in designing and driving large scale automations.

Expertise:​

  • Optimizing internal processes

  • Designing and driving large scale automations

  • Complex database design and maintenance

  • Reporting infrastructure design and maintenance

  • AWS cloud tools, coding 

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Xinyuan Dong

Client Success Manager

Xinyuan is a Client Success Manager in the Client Success Team, with 4 years experience working alongside the compliance and IT project teams of banks and asset managers.
She specializes in business process definition and is responsible for providing technical support to our clients. 
Xinyuan is a strong force in the workplace is inspired daily by the new challenges of digitalisation that the financial industry is facing nowadays.

Expertise:

  • Compliance and Regulation

  • AML & KYC

  • Internal audit and governance

  • Business Analysis and Structuring

  • Project Management

  • Implementation Management

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Vinit Chawla

Solution Specialist

Vinit is a Solution Specialist on our Client Success team. He brings over a decade of experience in design, development and implementation of digital solutions for the financial industry, helping clients globally to standardize and streamline procedures. 

 

Expertise:

  • Implementation Specialist

  • Project Management

  • Financial systems transformation

  • Business Development

  • Architecture Design

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Osman Uslu

Head of Finance

Osman is responsible for the Finance organisation of the company. He has over 15 years of experience in Finance and Accounting and has managed organisations in varying sectors from Industry through Automotive Engineering to Healthcare, where he held the CFO position.
Osman supports the growth of Governance.com by designing and structuring the financial and accounting processes.

 

Expertise:

  • Management Accounting

  • Financial Accounting

  • Cost Management Systems

  • Investment Analysis

  • Internal Control

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Menelaos Malaxianakis

Chief System Architect

Menelaos is our Chief System Architect responsible for the development of the architecture for our Low-Code Process Management Platform. With over 25 years in Finance, Banking, FinTech, Telecoms, Media and Consultancy, Menelaos brings varied and vast experience in Advanced Analytics, Data/Cyber/Info Security, Artificial Intelligence, Quality Assurance & Software Development.

Expertise:

  • Finance, Banking, FinTech, Telecoms, Media and Consultancy

  • Advanced Analytics, Data/Cyber/Info Security

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Quality Assurance & Software Development

  • Management & Governance

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Jessica Sicre

Head of Marketing & Communications
 

Jessica leads our Marketing & Communications function. Jessica brings with her 20 years experience in corporate communications and marketing including as Spokesperson for a global bank headquartered in Luxembourg, heading up policy campaigns as a business lobbyist in London and Brussels and starting up and running her own small business.

Expertise:

  • Media Relations

  • Marketing & Marketing Communications

  • Campaign Management

  • Corporate Communications

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Caoimhe Ryan

Marketing & Communications Intern
 

Caoimhe is our Marketing and Communications intern. She is completing her bachelor's degree in International Business with a focus on marketing research and digital marketing. Caoimhe has worked on many research projects within her degree and collaborated on advertising campaigns. As a member of the Governance.com team she will develop her skills and gain practical experience.

Expertise:

  • Marketing Communications

  • Digital Marketing

  • Market Analyses

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Ann Sissons

Executive Assistant
 

Ann is our Executive Assistant to the CEO. Ann's role includes managing calendars, scheduling meetings and providing high-level administrative support. Ann has over 20 years of experience in administrative, technical and support positions and has worked in various different companies, from multi-nationals to start ups.

Expertise:

  • Administration

  • Prioritisation and Problem Solving

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Sangita Haripersad

Officer Manager
 

Sangita is our office manager, responsible for keeping the team and our offices well organised and efficient. Sangita's experience is in Human Resources, office management and event management.

Expertise:

  • Office & Facilities Management

  • Human Resourses

  • Admistration

  • Event Management

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Job van der Weiden

Senior Developer 

Job is our Senior Developer engineer with several years experience in helping to develop our low-code process management platform. 

 

Expertise:​

  • Back-end Engineering

  • Software development

Rafael Endemann

Systems Analyst

Rafael joined Governance.com in 2017 after graduating from the University of Amsterdam's Econometrics program. 
Initially employed as a test engineer, he has since moved to the position of Systems Analyst, where he helps the client success team implement technical solutions for the customer. 
With his expertise in process design, data visualization, and system administration, among others, he works closely with the development team to provide the best-customized experience within Governance.com.

Expertise:

•    Process Design
•    Data Visualization 
•    Functional Governance.com specialist
•    Data Engineer
•    System Administration

Bob van Hesse

Developer 

Bob is one of our developers. He has expertise in building and maintaining web applications together with a thorough understanding of the TypeScript and Java programming languages.

 

Expertise:

  • Web application design, building and maintenance

  • TypeScript and Java programming