Advisory Board

Erik Wilgenhof Plante

Erik Wilgenhof Plante, MBA, CAMS, FICA, FICP is Chief Compliance Officer at itBit.
itBit is a venture capital funded global digital currencies exchange based in Singapore. They match buyers and sellers of bitcoins vs USD, SGD, and EUR.
Erik has played various risk and compliance roles in the private banking sector, including Commerzbank & ABN Amro. He has led AML teams and conducted numerous workshops and presentations on compliance topics to companies & regulators worldwide. He is network chairman and fellow of the International Compliance Association, a Financial Industry Certified Professional, and founding board member of the Singapore chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
He authored Are Bitcoin and Know Your Client principles incompatible? and Are banks missing out on Bitcoin?
Erik was previously Senior Manager Compliance for South East Asia at PayPal, Head of Compliance at DZ Privatbank, Vice President Compliance at Clariden Leu, Senior Compliance Officer at Commerzbank, Assistant Vice President and Teamleader Compliance/Transaction Surveillance at Royal Bank of Scotland, Senior Analyst Compliance/Anti money laundering and anti terrorist financing at ABN AMRO, Program Manager Sustainability/Community Involvement at ABN AMRO, Project Manager Internet Banking at ABN AMRO, and Restructuring Officer at ABN AMRO.
Erik earned his Bachelor’s of Law at the University of Amsterdam in 1995. He completed his Postdoc in Insolvency Law for Banks at the University of Nijmegen in 1997. He earned his MBA in International Business at Webster University in 2008.
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