Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra

Consultant (AML)

Yevgeniya was born in Ukraine but has been practicing for over 15 years as a Senior AML & financial crime professional within the financial services sector in the Netherlands for companies such as ABN AMRO, Royal Bank of Scotland and Amsterdam Trade Bank. She has experience in setting up and leading global projects, implementing new legislation, improving processes and management controls, writing policies and procedures, designing and executing training on various AML/compliance matters, whilst operating as an AML Compliance Officer.

Since January 2014 Yevgeniya has been a self-employed Consultant and has delivered specialised training in relation to understanding and managing compliance risks inherent to Eastern European business. She is an approved CAMS Expert Trainer.

Yevgeniya was co-founder and First Chairperson of ACAMS Netherlands Chapter for 5 years. The Chapter aims to provide knowledge sharing and a networking platform for financial crime specialists working in the Netherlands through organizing thematic seminars 4-5 times a year. Seminars are organised in partnership with international banks, consulting firms, other financial services providers and general open for non-ACAMS members as well.


  • Law degree (LLM level) from Kyiv University on Trade and Commerce (Ukraine) (1999)
  • Certified Member of ACAMS (2007)
  • ICA International Diploma in Compliance (2010)
  • Approved CAMS Trainer (2014)

Specialist Skills
Design and implementation of AML/CTF framework and risk assessment, independent review of AML/CTF compliance, complex CDD, Sanctions compliance, design and execute bespoke training
Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Dutch

Countries in Which Employed
Ukraine, Netherlands