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Pink & Proud: Rikke Øksnes

How important is a compliance consultant for a company that mainly helps its customers stay compliant? A rhetorical question, but the answer is of course: invaluable! Since she started in Quesnay two years ago, Rikke Øksnes has contributed to in-depth knowledge of AML, KYC and other regulations that apply to our customers.

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Rikke has background from European Law School (Maastricht University) and United Nations University (UNU-MERIT) in the Netherlands. Since August 2018, Rikke has worked with fintech and regtech in Quesnay, focusing on KYC, AML, MiFID II and GDPR.

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If you have been following Quesnay, you must have seen Rikke. In customer meetings, at conferences or maybe at one of our breakfast seminars. With a special ability to explain complicated processes, Rikke is a sought-after resource from Quesnay when regulatory issues are discussed. Her background from European law, combined with technology understanding and communication skills, has proven to be an important combination for Quesnay. The ability to see the big picture and her great attention to details, creates value for our customers, and Rikke assists with everything from GDPR issues to overall AML strategy.

"In Quesnay, I have been given exciting challenges, responsibilities and the opportunity to develop through varied tasks."

"Everything from: Assisting customers in identifying technical needs to solve regulatory requirements; discussing the role of technology in anti-money laundering with reporting agents and authorities; Think about privacy and data security internally and in our solutions. Life in Quesnay thus provides interesting days" says Rikke

The role as a compliance consultant requires to constantly acquire new knowledge, in line with regulations and changes in the market. Rikke has taken several courses during her time in Quesnay. In 2019/2020 she took the course “Advanced certificate in practical customer due diligence” at “International compliance association” (ICA). That same year, she took a GDPR course to become a "Certified Provisional Data Protection Officer" accredited by the PECB.

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"Developing and acquiring knowledge is important to me personally, but it is also important for creating relevant and effective regtegh solutions. In Quesnay, I have the opportunity to develop my multidisciplinary competence so that I, through understanding regulatory requirements, practical AML challenges and technical possibilities (and limitations), can help solve both today's and tomorrow's challenges."

In November, Rikke will represent Quesnay in two webinars. On November 12, you can see her in DN Fintech's panel debate entitled "Is Norway a dream country for money laundering?" A week later, on 18 November, she participates in "Regulatory sandboxes as a tool for digitization", an online seminar organized by “Tekna Big Data”, “Juristforbundets Tech Forum” and “Econa's fagnettverk for finansielle tjenester”. Here, Rikke will explain the benefits of our participation in the The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway’s Regulatory Sandbox for Fintech. As a key person in the project, Rikke has a full overview of progress and opportunities.

Do you want to know more about Rikke, her work or do you need a compliance expert for your next webinar? Get in touch here!