Carlien Roodink (1968), Amsterdam
fter getting my master degree in both Political Science & Economics and Organizational Studies, I started my career in 1991 as a trainee at Rabobank Nederland at the international trading & payment systems department.
Working at a bank was a logical choice because during my studies I already had a strong interest in banking and monetary systems and I published a research memorandum about the German Monetary and Economic Union.
After two years I switched to the international audit department of Rabobank Nederland and obtained a postgraduate degree in accountancy.
Since then, I worked as a chartered accountant, management consultant and CFO in several (financial) institutions and consultancy firms, among others Achmea, Kadaster HQ (Dutch Landregistry) and KPMG.
In 2007 I started working as a senior policy advisor on payment innovation at the Dutch Central Bank (DNB). In this role I got involved in a project consortium that focused on service innovation. Since then, innovation and finance are a common thread in my professional activities. I have been a programme director of the Dutch Innovation Programme on Service Innovation & ICT (SII) in the period 2009-2012.
The programme was initiated by a wide range of partners in mainly the financial and creative sector among which ABN AMRO Bank, Logica, Rabobank, IBM, Novay (former Telematica Instituut), IIP Create and Holland Financial Centre. This programme was supported by the Minister of Economic Affairs by a match funding of EUR 12,5 million. The ambition of the programme was to foster innovation on themes as e-payments, connectedness, open data and e-identity.
In 2011 the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs no longer supported the programme due to a change in strategy of the new government administration. As a consequence the activities of the programme ended in 2011. By then the programme had contributed to 16 different projects with more than 80 project partners involved.
As an elected member of the City Council of Amsterdam (2010-2014) I proposed in 2011 an initiative ‘Open Data by Default’ to promote the availability of public data sets for third parties in the city of Amsterdam. This proposal was adopted by the City Council. From 2013 to date I am a member of the Board of the Open State Foundation, an organization that promotes the unlocking of open (government) data and stimulates its re-use.
In the period 2012-2014 I worked as a business development manager for the Amsterdam Economic Board. The Board tackles urban challenges through collaboration between governmental agencies, research institutions and the trade and industry sector. Amsterdam Smart City is one of the projects managed by the Amsterdam Economic Board.
In recent years I worked for Holland FinTech, an organization that focuses on building an international network for financial innovation and technology by connecting startups and corporates in the financial sector.
In 2016 I worked as an independent professional for CrowdfundingHub, the European Expertise Centre for Alternative & Community Finance. On behalf of CrowdfundingHub I was research leader and published the report “Current State of Crowdfunding In Europe” in March 2016. The report brought together 27 national experts across Europe, and examined regulations, size of the industry, as well as the stance of government and the banking industry. As a result I have a broad European network of experts in Alternative Finance.
From 2013 to date I am a member of the Advisory Council of WeHelpen. The WeHelpen platform functions as an online marketplace featuring smart functions for finding, connecting and organising care and assistance and is founded by Rabobank, PGGM, Achmea and CZ. I was asked for the Advisory Council because of my expertise in digital innovation, finance and marketplaces.
In 2012 I wrote a book about open data and related topics like e-participation, crowdsourcing and cocreation. The book can be read as e-book on issuu.com. For a complete overview of my publications click here.