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About us

Our goal is to promote global transparency and make regulations less onerous on both suppliers and customers of financial services.

Our identity

Know Your Customer was founded in Hong Kong in 2015 to revolutionise the world of KYC compliance. The founders’ mission was to fully digitise and streamline the onboarding process for both corporate and individual customers, improving efficiency and strengthening compliance.

With offices in Hong Kong, Dublin, Singapore, and London, Know Your Customer has established a global presence and a reputation for excellence. Our clients span across 11 sectors – including banking, FinTech, corporate services, and real estate – and 18 jurisdictions and are using our technology to verify and onboard customers from more than 180 countries.

The KYC leadership team

Claus Christensen

Co-Founder & CEO

An experienced entrepreneur and executive, Claus has been active in the software industry for more than thirty years.

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, and served as Vice President of Electronics at Thielert Aircraft Engines. A native of Germany, Claus studied computer science at the University of Hamburg.

Richard Barrett

Co-Founder & Chairman

Richard is the co-founder and chairman of Know Your Customer. Throughout his career, Richard listed companies on the London Stock Exchange, the Singapore Stock Exchange and London’s Alternative Investment Market. With more than fifteen years’ experience operating businesses in China, Richard set up several Investment Fund Management companies, including an RMB Fund in China. Richard is also a Senior Research Fellow of the Asian Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a constituent part of the National University of Singapore.

Rory O'Connor


After holding various positions at KPMG, Deloitte & Touche and gaining extensive experience in investment funds, project management, corporate restructuring, investment banking, financial reporting, forensic accounting & auditing, Rory joined Know Your Customer to lead the Finance function of the business.

An Irish native, Rory holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University College Cork Ireland and is an Associate of the Chartered Accountants Ireland (“ACA”).

Company Culture

At Know Your Customer we believe in the importance of fostering a company culture driven by the principles of transparency, diversity, equality, innovation and collaboration. Our global team is spread across seventeen countries and four continents, guaranteeing round-the-clock support to our vast range of international customers.
Know Your Customer, Global Head of Sales, Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson

Global Head of Sales

An experienced sales leader, Jamie Anderson has more than fifteen years of experience implementing highly successful sales strategies and building sales teams in financial services markets across London, Hong Kong, Singapore and the overall APAC region.

Prior to joining Know Your Customer, Jamie held strategic positions at sector-leading software providers and financial institutions including Thomson Reuters, Standard & Poors, and FIS.

Head of Product, Khye Sern Gho

Khye Sern Gho

Head of Product

Khye Sern Gho is a software and product expert specialised in the strategic analysis, specification, feasibility and requirement gathering areas of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Prior to joining Know Your Customer, Khye worked as a management consultant at KPMG with a focus on technical implementation on medium and large scale projects for financial institutions. Khye holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Head of Brand and Communications at Know Your Customer, Margherita Maspero

Margherita Maspero

Head of Brand and Communications

Margherita Maspero is a marketing expert with ten years of experience in marketing strategy and brand development at international tech companies across Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining Know Your Customer, Margherita held various positions building brands and driving commercial growth through effective marketing strategies at fast-growing B2B start-ups and scale-ups in London, Dublin and Milan. A graduate of the University of Milan, Margherita holds a Master’s from University College London (UCL).

Our vision

Global attention to money laundering and terrorism financing has grown exponentially in recent years. As criminals constantly come up with new tactics, financial regulators frequently update compliance requirements in their fight against dirty money.

We work hard to deliver a cutting-edge, market-leading solution that truly addresses organisations’ compliance needs, yet is flexible enough to adapt to change. As a company, we are deeply committed to enabling transparency and clean business practices through the power of innovation.

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