Wies Wagenaar is a social psychologist. She started her career as a crisis-management consultant. Having completed her training in forensic medical research, she worked as a consultant at KPMG Forensic & Integrity. She researched the root causes of fraud in business, and gave advice on integrity management and ethical business practices. In 2014, she was asked to create a new department at ABN AMRO that would focus on behavior, learning and ethics. Her team of behavioral scientists, philosophers and educational specialists identifies behavioral risks, leads projects that are designed to influence behavior, and facilitates ethical decision-making.
Prior to joining ABN AMRO, Wies was a consultant with KPMG where she advised clients on strengthening the compliance function, developing and implementing Compliance programs.