Since 2008, Jaap van der Molen has directed his own company as managing director of VDM Global. Van der Molen specializes as an independent AML/CTF consultant and as a project/interim manager for the financial services industry. Van der Molen has successfully led and executed a variety of projects and interim positions, including an interim role as Global Head of AML in 2010.
Prior to this, Van der Molen worked as program manager for the wholesale banking unit of ING Group, where he oversaw the implementation of tools to enhance existing KYC/CDD processes, as well as screening and customer activity monitoring solutions.
Van der Molen began his career as management trainee with ING Barings in Amsterdam. Following the traineeship and his initial years as assistant relationship manager in the global clients unit, Van der Molen became project manager in the corporate credit risk department. Van der Molen managed the implementation of a number of credit risk management tools aimed to streamline and standardize internal processing of credit applications, loan pricing and credit risk reporting.
Van der Molen holds a master's degree in Monetary Macro Economics from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.