The panel of judges of this years event consists of seasoned investors, academics, marketeers, entrepreneurs with an extensive track record in finance and/ or technology. Get listed here. These experts are more than happy to assist FinTech companies in growing their business. To suggest additional experts for 2017 please contact Niek van Geffen by email

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Eggert Claessen

He is Managing Partner of Frumtak Ventures that invest in post-seed companies. As such he works actively in following on investments in their portfolio companies and he is active in the entrepreneur/start-up scene both as an investor and as a mentor for start-ups.

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Chris Huls

Chris investigates at Rabobank the use of BlockChain for many financial and partly-financial use cases. One of the greatest challenges is to integrate this decentralized shared database with the controlled, safe and centralized banking environment.

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Bragi Fjalldal

Bragi is Business Development Manager at one of the biggest FinTech companies in Europe: Meniga. Meniga has rapidly grown to become the European Market Leader in Personalised Digital Banking solutions.

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Johan van Mill

He is managing partner with Peak Capital which invests smart equity capital in fast growing TMT companies such as Catawiki, Channable and StuDocu. Earlier investments include Radionomy, exit to Vivendi, and IENS, exit to TripAdvisor.

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Marco Faasse

Marco is Innovation Manager Blockchain at de Volksbank. Before joining de Volksbank, he was co-founder of Ripple Singapore, which enables customers to deposit and withdraw both e.g. Gold and currencies into and out of the revolutionary ripple payment network

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Iason Nikolakis

Iason is director investment at Anthemis. Anthemis is one of the biggest UK investment firms in FinTech. He leads in the discovery, evaluation and execution of investments.

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Martijn Hohmann

Martijn is CEO of Five Degrees. He has strong finance and marketing experience and a proven track record of successful implementations of new strategies and service concepts.

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Johan Lundberg

He has extensive expertise in the Northern European payment market with a focus on payment cards, transactions, and other bank related products/services. Before his current role, he worked for CITI and Mastercard.

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Richard Brown

Richard Brown (UK) is Partner at Santander InnoVentures, which is Banco Santander's global $100Mn FinTech fund. They provide equity financing to FinTech startup companies in relevant areas to the bank. Interests include digital delivery of financial services, e-commerce and payments, online lending, e-financial investments, big data analytics.

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Sven Duyx

Sven is the manager of LEAF Lab (the innovating team) at Triodos Bank. He is an enthusiast initiator, builder, go-getter with approx. 20 years of experience in the banking sector and 3 years in NGO's. Passionate and continuously focused on sustainability, innovation, customer value and (team) result.

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Josh Bell

Josh Bell (UK) is Partner at Dawn Capital and the firm's leading financial services expert in Europe. He has in extensive experience working with clients in private equity, corporate finance and retail strategy.

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Kyang Yung

He has 9 years of experience in technology investing, across payments, fintech, enterprise software and manufacturing technology. Prior to INKEF, Kyang was responsible for M&A at Naspers’ fintech segment, which brought him to developing economies in 4 continents.

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Michael Mellinghoff

Michael Mellinghoff (Germany) is a Managing Director at TechFluence, and a senior advisor and mentor at FinTech Forum. He is a seasoned investment professional with over 15 years of experience, spanning both the traditional banking and FinTech world. Since 2010 Michael has been working in the (German) FinTech space.

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Bastiaan Walenkamp

Bastiaan is responsible for accelerating innovation as head of Innovation at SNS retail Bank. His team focuses on exploring new business models (mostly data-driven) using agile methodologies (lean startup, design thinking, etc)

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Arno Voerman

Arno is a financial services and markets lawyer in Amsterdam. He has a special focus on Payments and FinTech (payments, cards, consumer credit, e-money, lending etc). He advises Dutch and foreign FinTech companies and investors on various regulatory and commercial matters.

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Robert Witteveen

Robert is active as Strategy & Innovation manager at Vivat. It is his goal to innovate the world of Insurance. He is founder and inspirator of the Vivat Business Model Canvas Competence Centre and the Vivat Innovation Network.

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Reinier Musters

Reinier Musters (Netherlands) is partner in Orange Growth Capital (OGC), a venture capital firm passionate about helping FinTech companies. OGC has 8 professionals and 25 industry advisers that operate from London and Amsterdam.

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Jouk Pleiter

Jouk Pleiter is founder and CEO of Backbase, which won the European FinTech Award for best Innovative Banking Software in 2016. He has more than 10 years leadership experience in the web content management and web application development industries.

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David Dab

David Dab (Belgium) is Chief Innovation Officer ING Belgium and strongly affiliated with the FinTech Village, the first FinTech specific accelerator of Belgium. He has extensive experience in financial services and innovation combined with broad experience in FinTech.

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Johan Biesjot

Milestone provides products and services for professional investors to understand, execute and manage marketplace lending investments. By aggregating detailed market data across a wide spectrum of platforms, Milestone allows investors to perform comprehensive analysis of historical and current loan data at both the market and originator level.

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Jonathan Webster

Jonathan Webster (UK) Chief Information Officer, Digital & Information at Lloyds Banking Group. He believes that digitization is central to becoming the best bank for its customers. Prior to his current job Jonathan was Chief Operating Officer, Group Digital and Partner at KPMG.

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Edward Schiettecatte

Edward Schiettecatte (Belgium) is a co-founder of SmartFin Capital. SmartFin Capital is a growth stage Private Equity Fund that provides expansion and replacement capital to private growth companies in Smart Technologies with a special focus on FinTech.

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Mladen Sancanin

Mladen is the manager of the Innovation Lab at SNS Bank. He has already over 15 years experience in the Financial Services industry, focusing on innovation and digitisation.

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Alex Weber

Alex is Head of International Markets at Number 26. He started Number26 in 2014 as Manager Strategic Projects and quickly after became responsible for all markets outside Germany and Austria.

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Alexander Ribbink

Alexander is General Partner at Keen Venture Partners and brings over 20 years in international marketing, sales and general management and venture experience. Alexander was most recently general partner at Prime Ventures where he invested in, and served as board member to: Cint, Greetz, Layar,

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Ivar Wiersma

Ivar is Head of Innovation Wholesale Banking at ING. Their aim is to originate, facilitate, stimulate and connect innovative ideas and projects across the ING global network. ING already works with 60 FinTechs.

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Edwin Hengstmengel

Edwin joined Endeit Capital early 2008 and became Partner in 2015. He is responsible for deals in the Benelux and other territories, excluding Germany. Prior to joining Endeit, Edwin was Investment Manager at Cyrte Investments, focusing on public and private investments.

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Wim van der Beek

Wim van der Beek is managing partner of Goodwell Investments, a VC/PE firm focused on financial inclusion, fintech and inclusive growth active in Africa and India. He is currently based in SA to build the local Goodwell member firm.

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Rob Scholte

Rob is Innovation Manager at Aegon NL. With over 17 years of experience at Aegon, he is currently responsible for finding the right partnerships to excellerate Aegon's strategy.

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Robert der Kinderen

Robert der Kinderen is active at AcceptEmail as Chief Commerical Officer since 2011. Before that, he was a director at IMNederland and was active in management roles at companies such as Credit Yard and Graydon.

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Allard Luchsinger

Allard Luchsinger leads Velocity Capital, a 60 million euro venture capital firm that focuses on FinTech. Allard has invested in Asia, Europe, the US, and Africa. Cellulant in Kenya is one of Velocity's successful investments.

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Nick Bortot

Nick is CEO of GetBux. He was one of the driving forces behind the success of BinckBank, but with BUX, he’s gladly swapped the luxury of the boardroom for hands-on entrepreneurship.

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David Versteeg

David is Director Digital and Innovation at Van Lanschot. He leads the Digital XL program, a multi-year digital transformation program to enhance the private banking client experience through an omnichannel servicing model.

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Ronald Kleverlaan

Ronald Kleverlaan is one of the most important innovators on Alternative Finance in Europe. He is Director of the European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University, CEO of corporate consultancy firm CrowdfundingHub and senior advisor for the European Commission.

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Duncan de Vries

Duncan is Head of the Innovation Lab at NIBC. He is amongst others scouting for partners - with a focus on FinTech - to build NIBC's franchise. Before this position he was Portfolio Manager corporate credits.

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Menno van Leeuwen

Menno is now responsible for New Business Development of Moneyou (100% ABNAMRO), In 2017 Moneyou is to become a full digital bank with European scope. Co-creating and collaboration with Fintechs is an important pillar to deliver 'smart' banking.

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Jurgen Ingels

Jurgen Ingels (Belgium) co-founder of Smartfin Capital and Clear2Pay, NGData and Volt Ventures. SmartFin Capital is a growth stage Private Equity Fund that provides capital to private growth companies with focus on FinTech.

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Alexis Thieriet

Alexis Thieriet is the Managing Partner of NovitasFTCL, a leading London- and Amsterdam-based corporate finance boutique exclusively advising clients in the European financial technology sector. He has advised on more than 100 M&A and capital raising transactions over the past 20 years.

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Reinier Pollmann

Reinier is Programme Manager Innovation & FinTech at the AFM (Autoriteit Financiële Markten). He is currently responsible for development of FinTech and regulation and has over 13 years of experience in the Financial Services sector.

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Jeroen Bartelse

Jeroen is Innovation manager at Achmea. Jeroen is involved in the Interpolis side of this transformation by defining and developing the resulting new service propositions like the Interpolis "CyberPreventieDienst" to help customers with risks that insurance does not cover.

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Jochem Davids

Jochem is co-founder of InsurTech Holland, the Dutch community for insurance innovation enthusiasts. In addition, Jochem is CEO of InsureApp, the world’s first lifestyle-based insurance. Finally, he is director of RISK Ventures, an InsurTech lab.

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Lior Bornshtain

Lior is CEO of Otly. Otly! provides kids their own Junior Banking Experience designed specifically for their needs. Before that, he was CTO of the Moneyer for several years.

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Thomas de With

Thomas is an entrepreneur with focus on fintech to foster innovation in our financial eco-system. He spent over 20 years with Deutsche Bank, demonstrated leadership on executive level, and gained investment banking experience based on an entrepreneurial spirit evidenced by a solid track record.

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Quintin Schevernels

Quintin is the owner of QSentie, which is an angel investor for start-ups. He help start-ups, scale-ups and corporates. This ranges from coaching, consultancy projects, facilitating strategic sessions and supervisory & advisory board roles.

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Harrie Vollaard

Harrie Vollaard is head of Innovation at Rabobank in the Netherlands. His team has a record of initiating major changes in the bank e.g. new ways of working, collaboration with the FinTech industry, open banking and big data.

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Arnoud Doornbos

Arnoud combines 25 years of experience as Investment Banker with entrepreneurship in the Financial Markets. With an extensive knowledge of financial market products, Arnoud invests in FinTech companies. Currently Arnoud is shareholder of the FinTech company Treasury Services with an unique Bank Independent Cash Pool solution through software.

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Tony de Bree

Tony de Bree has 32 years of experience in international Financial Services including in Internet & business strategy, in M&A, in new business models & evaluating startups. He is Internet entrepreneur and advising, training & coaching corporates, start-ups & investors.

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Jan-Maarten Mulder

Jan-Maarten is an investor in early stage FinTech, RegTech & Data companies and in his blogs has mapped out many of the companies in the emerging RegTech space.

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Jan Andriessen

Jan Andriessen joined henQ in February 2015. While he initially decided to make a career in investment banking in London, he soon found out that his true passion lies in building companies.

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Patrick Lemmens

Patrick Lemmens is senior portefeuillemanager at Robeco New World Financials Equities since Oktober 2008. Started in 1993 at ABN AMRO. From 1994 buy-side analyst for Global Financials. From October 2003 till December 31st 2007 portfolio manager Global Financials managing the ABN AMRO Financials Fund.

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