Let us introduce ourselves
Rob van Weseldirector internal audit | sales
Working 20,5 years at PwC, with a focus on advising & auditing ERP and GRC technology, it was time for something else. With BR1GHT I really can make a difference and add value to clients in everything I do. I help clients to get the most out of technology, aligned with their way-of-working and ambition. Working together means for me that I am involved all the way and take the extra step.
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
I live in Nuenen, in North-Brabant, where van Gogh created some of his famous paintings. I love spending time with my family and friends and live life the burgundic way. In the wintertime I like to hit the slopes and enjoy the mountains of Austria and France. During summer I take the time to explore Italy, its flora & fauna, culture and cities and come to rest at lake Garda.
Linda Nyveliusdirector Scandinavia | marketing
Started my career as a lawyer before I discovered that the GRC community was much more interesting when I joined the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Sweden. Became CEO of IIA Sweden in 2015. After starting at BR1GHT in 2021, I am supporting the GRC professionals in a different way. I am strong in helping my clients all the way from needs identification to go-live.
"If you are not willing to be a fool, you can’t become a master"
I was born and raised in Sweden, married, living in Amsterdam together with my husband and beautiful daughter. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and to try new things. Famously bad at directions and roller skating, but much better at dancing and learning song lyrics by heart. Travelling to Scandinavia, seeing my family combining my BR1GHT responsibilities.
Ronald Teuthofmanaging director
After 29 years at PwC, I needed a change, and BR1GHT was born. My focus lies on technology and control.. My passion is to bring clients, partners and specialists together on a journey to become world class with lots of fun on the way. I teach Continuous Monitoring at the University of Amsterdam where I also graduated as Master, Registered Accountant and IT-auditor.
"The best way to predict your future, is to create it yourself"
Beside watching my favorite soccer club Ajax Amsterdam, I love cultures and meet new people. I like to backpack into the nature of the USA, Asia or South America. I try to write a series of novels about The Netherlands in the 17th century, but somehow got stuck after chapter 3 (have a look at my site at (the dutchgoldenage). At least once a week I jump on my mountain bike to stay fit and in shape.
Janine Riedewalddirector Suriname | compliance
Before BR1GHT, my 15-year career had a focus in banking in Suriname and the States, where I spent 9 years setting up and implementing GRC functions. Prior to that I held positions in Business Advice & Project Controls. Within BR1GHT I apply what I learned from sitting at the other side of the table; this allows me to really partner with clients and help them make a move up the GRC maturity scale!
“Nothing will work unless you do” (from Maya Angelou)
Born in Suriname, lived in the Netherlands, and done University in the States. I moved back in 2006 to Suriname and now have two kids and enjoy every minute of seeing them grow up. I love to travel, try new things, especially food! I also try new recipes myself and I enjoy entertaining friends and family. No great discipline with sport, but I do yoga and circuit training to stay in balance (mind & body).
Meindert Keuningdirector ccm & sap compliance | finance
Master in Information management and IT-auditor. After 13 years at KPMG and my own company, I joined forced in BR1GHT. Working together leads to more innovation and client satisfaction. With BR1GHT I aim to make a difference with controls monitoring. I am a trusted advisor, sparring partner and committed to deliver what is promised. I teach Risk & Control at the University of Amsterdam.
"Life is a caravan, drive far and be happy"
Happily married in Prinsenbeek with two sons. I am an entrepreneur both in business and my personal life. I always strive to be independent, looking for new opportunities. As a family, we like to travel around in Europe with my electric car pulling our folding car, meet people and experience. I like to cook on my BBQ, baking fresh bread, play hockey and celebrate live with Carnaval, a beer and fun.
Andy Kweedirector controls automation & analytics
I have a technical background, studied IT-Auditing and started my career as a programmer at Accenture. I became an IT Auditor at PwC and later I focused on more broader areas of GRC and internal auditing of which almost 9 years as an independent contractor. Now having joined the Br1ght team I will automate controls and provide clients valuable new insights with data.
"I've failed over and over again, and that is why I succeed"
I’ve always been on the lookout for new things and opportunities, but I have to admit that I get most inspiration (and support) from my family, the most constant factor in my life. Travelling with my wife, my two sons and one beautiful daughter through beautiful sceneries, reconnecting with nature, always gets me re-energised & ready to take on the next challenge or direction in our lives.
Quintus Hougaarddirector South Africa | SAP
Passionate to add value to clients, by addressing their SAP GRC challenges with a business centric approach, that will install business ownership to a traditional “IT problem”. 32 years experience in SAP audit, authorizations, risk, and controls. Both operational, at executive level established GRC/SOX compliance and being a solution architect at Siemens, EY, Soterion and LINKIES.
"Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold". Andre Maurois"
Happily married in South Africa with 4 active children that is keeping me very busy in family activities. I enjoy travelling, which I must because my familiy lives all over the world, and I am also very involved in my local church’s activities and once and w while I love a beer and fun with my team in South Africa somewhere in the wildlife.
Rink de Haandirector delivery | project control
Before I joined BR1GHT to focus on project (delivery(, I worked as an experienced IT executive. Designed, (re)structured and managed (goal oriented and team driven) IT departments. Also long term experience in IT outsourcing, transition & program manager. Executed complex multi-million IT-programs in splitting up and merging companies. Extensive experience in the Utility Industry.
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SAP compliance en security | Service centre South Africa
Gene Tjong Akiet
Compliance | Internal Audit (Netherlands)
I worked at various banks all over the world in various roles within financial markets, private banking, retail and some corporate banking, before moving on to risk management. Currently within BR1GHT I am focusing on adding value to our clients organization by helping them to implement our partner applications in the governance area, such as TeamMate and CERRIX.
‘We must remember: there is no easy way.’
After 12 years abroad, I moved back to the Netherlands in 2023. I like following the latest tech gadgets news. I am an avid follower of Formula 1 racing and I try to watch every race on tv including the practices and qualifications. I love being a dad and enjoy watching my kid learn new things and grow up.
Compliance | Internal Audit (Suriname)
After holding various positions within the legal sector, I entered the banking sector where I discovered a passion for compliance. I now pursue this passion at BR1GHT, to bring the best fitting GRC technology solutions to our clients.
“Sing Like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, dance like nobody’s watching and live like it’s heaven on earth”.
In my daily life I like to keep busy with my greatest love which is my family. and as the fantastic four we like to enjoy life to the fullest.
With over 13 years of experience in the marketing industry, I have worked for several companies in various marketing roles, utilizing my creative mindset to develop effective marketing strategies and promotions. In addition to my marketing expertise, I was also an experienced audio and visual producer, bringing a unique blend of creativity and technical know-how to every project. And for nearly a decade, I have been helping clients achieve their fitness goals as their certified personal trainer.
My focus is on utilizing my marketing skills to introduce all the services and new developments BR1GHT has to offer to clients and potential clients. I believe that doing what I love is the key to success, and that is evident in the quality of work I produce.
Internal Audit | GRC, risk and ESG (Netherlands)
Monique de Chalain
Technology Delivery (Netherlands)
GRC, risk & ESG (Netherlands)
Technology Delivery (Netherlands)
Technology Delivery & Finance (South Africa)
David van der Kleij
Technology Delivery | Finance (Netherlands)
I started my career as an aircraft avionics mechanic at Martinair before joining PwC as an IT consultant with a focus on technology and control. Later I joined BinckBank as an internal IT auditor. At TU Delft I studied Management of Technology and I did my post master at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Registered as EDP auditor.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk”.
Passionate about technology and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for us. Enjoy traveling and exploring new environments.
SAP security & compliance | GRC (South Africa)
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Compliance | Analytics (Netherlands)
After different positions in financial services, PwC, and Itarting my own consulting firm ,I connected to R1GHT with the focus on data analytics and compliance. My drive is to make technology easy and useful, stripped of complexity so that it adds real value for the user. I teach information systems at Nyenrode University to accountancy students where I also graduated as Registered Controller. I studied at University of Amsterdam where I graduated as Master in Business Studies and Registered Operational Auditor.
“Anything worth doing, is worth doing right”.
I once tried to become a rock guitarist and I enjoy running, biking, scuba diving and reading. I read mostly non-fiction, but when I do read fiction I like reading Neil Stephenson. And I am a husband to Anastasia and father of Sophie, who will be a great guitarist one day.
people 4 people
Join our network of specialists
We work with a small core teams per proposition area or solution. The core teams works closely together with a community of specialist (we call them people 4 people communities) who either work as independent professional or at our clients or partner firms.
Why do we have people 4 people communities?
We believe that organisations more and more will disintegrate towards independent professionals who work with each other in a more ‘fluent’ form, striving for meaningful and divers work experiences in stead of corporate careers.
We also believe that people need people to help challenge, energise or just help each other to have more fun, feel meaningful or for your well-being.
What communities do we have?
For Digital Control we now have the following 5 communities:
- GRC, including Internal Audit, Risk Management and Compliance specialists working with TeamMate, GRC and data-analytical solutions for the 2’nd and 3rd line.
- Analytics. control and technology specialists in the area of data-analytics, RPA, IoT focusing on Digital Control towards continuous monitoring (DC2CM).
- IT control & security specialists, focusing.
- SAP security & compliance specialists working with SAP GRC, BRIM, HANA using tooling to optimise authorisations, controls, auditing and monitoring in SAP.
- Quality Assurance. Change and assurance specialists with deep skilled industry/technology knowledge.
For our other proposition areas, Business Technology and Finance Future Now, we are starting new communities soon. Please check us out frequently.
Who are we looking for?
- Independent specialists with their own company offering their services as freelancer.
- Specialists at client organisation or partner firms.
- Small to medium sized organisations with focused specialists working in niche industries.
- Starting entrepreneurs who aim to build their own businesses.
What are your benefits?
We have 3 models how you can work with us. The more you work with us the better your conditions. In general your benefits are:
- Improved market visibility (better profiling).
- Increased market value (better fees) via our large network of clients and partners.
- Support in job execution.
- Diversity in experiences.
- Education & (technical) training.
- International experiences.
- A professional family for all your support needs and fun with colleagues.
- More flexibility in your work-life and more balance.
- A start-up environment and active support to make your business successful.
Improve your market presence
We help you to profile yourself, document your client experiences and curriculum vitae. Through our extensive network of clients, vendors, partners and other independent professionals, we help you to profile yourself to find the right experiences in our regions.
Increase your market value
We intermediate between you and our client from orientation, to contracting and billing. We increase your market value (fee) working together with the best technology vendor and professional services firms.
Stand beside you
Working with us means that you are part of BR1GHT. All our people help you with their knowledge and expertise throughout the whole period of job executing, we enhance your profile and value with your new experiences and plan your next engagement.
Accelerate your growth
We work together building a long term developments path with a wide range of job experiences at as many different clients as possible (or many different at the same client). We accelerate your personal and professional growth.
Deepen your skill set and competences
We connect you to our people and community members and all knowledge sources to support your job execution and speed-up your development. We provide you with new digital technologies and (on the job) training and education.
You are one of our family
Being independent and still part of a big family. We take care of your professional and personal well-being. We treat all people who work with us as our own and offer a base (and office) with many social events and fun.
Helping you to focus on the value and fun
We help you to focus on value adding work and fun in life by supporting you with any concerns you might have in private or via finance, tax and legal services, billing and administration.
More private time
We help you to become more flexible in your work with the right adrenaline without stress. We guide you to work more efficient and less, whenever and where you want. We stimulate you to work more from home, but still connected and career focused.
Be an entrepreneur
Start to build your own company and partnerships under the BR1GHT umbrella and we guide you towards excellent entrepreneurship. We open our network and facilities and help you in all areas from start-up to scale-up, including investments.
Developments on the people side
De dienstverlening van BR1GHT bestaat uit een drietal services: technologische dienstverlening; zijnde het helpen selecteren van technologie, alsmede het implementeren en het optimaliseren van het gebruik. specialistische consulting, zijnde het aanbieden van pure...
We are very happy to welcome Wim Mandemakers to the BR1GHT family. Wim started at PwC as a financial auditor and consultant in the GRC space. After 16 years, he continued his career at Atos as senior Director on large international technology transformation and GRC....
We are excited to announce that Gene Tjong Akiet, a valuable member of our team in Suriname, will be joining us in the Netherlands to continue his work with BR1GHT. Gene's contributions to our team have been instrumental in the growth and success of our business, and...
A new milestone in our short history. As of July, 2022, we established BR1GHT Suriname. "We offer high quality people solutions for our clients in all BR1GHT regions against very attractive commercial rates", according to Janine Riedewald, Managing Director BR1GHT...