Tessa Kits

Head KYC and Regulatory Affairs Global Business Lines at Rabobank

Tessa has over 23 years’ experience in banking and is in her current role responsible for Financial Economic Crime related topics across the bank’s global business lines (a.o. Markets, Trade and Commodity Finance, Project Finance, M&A, Value Chain Finance). 

Her role spans Sanctions, AML, CTF, fraud and corruption from a first line of defence perspective. This includes client committees, SIRA, global models and standards on FEC related topics and regulatory requests. She is also involved in special investigations a.o different laundromats, thematic researches, (Russian) sanctions, U-turn analysis, etc. Furthermore she is a certified fraud examiner and sits in the banks’ external and internal fraud committees. 

Before her current position, Tessa spoke as Expert Geographic Risk with many corporate clients on the way they are compliant to AML, CTF and sanctions legislation. She held several positions varying from strategy roles to relationship management and lived and worked in India, the United Kingdom and Romania.

She holds a MSc Business Economic degree from the University of Groningen and lives with her husband and three children in Amsterdam.

Tessa was Treasurer and Board member of Transparency International Netherlands and is currently member of the AML committee.