A visionary entrepreneur and executive, Claus has been active in the IT industry for more than thirty years. In 2015 he founded Know Your Customer Limited with Richard Barrett and Cormac Doddy to revolutionise client onboarding and develop next-generation digital solutions for anti-money laundering (AML) / know your customer (KYC) compliance in financial services.
Prior to co-founding and becoming CEO of Know Your Customer, Claus founded Servolutions GmbH, a company that develops email server infrastructure products for more than 60,000 global customers. Claus was also VP Electronics at Thielert Aircraft Engines, designing and series-producing the group’s digital engine management system for small aircraft and military drones.
A native of Germany, Claus holds a degree in computer science from the University of Hamburg.
As a speaker and industry expert, Claus complements his vast technical knowledge with outstanding eloquence. Thanks to his experience across a variety of sectors, he has become a thought leader in the data management, digital identity and RegTech space.
Claus’s previous speaking engagements and media appearances include past editions of Hong Kong FinTech Week, Singapore FinTech Festival, Paris FinTech Forum and the Asian Financial Forum. In 2020 Claus has been invited to speak at various online events, including the European Union’s Digital Finance Outreach event for Ireland, the International Compliance Association Festival and the Virtual FinTech Fair.
Claus is a also regular contributor to leading industry publications, including Finextra, Regulation Asia, Silicon Republic and Fintech Futures.