Exploring new complexities in the fraud and financial crime landscape and best practices to stay ahead

Fraud & Financial Crime USA

4th Annual | March 16-17, 2022 | New York City

PANDEMIC STIMULUS
Reviewing long term impact of increased fraudulent claims on government stimulus

TRANSACTION MONITORING
Reviewing transaction monitoring techniques to enhance insight and detection

BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE
Prevention tactics and safeguards to educate and mitigate risk of business email compromise attempts

SCAMS
Reviewing different types of scam tactics and mitigation techniques to stay ahead

AML ACT
Reviewing final standards under AML Act and impact to financial institutions

SANCTIONS
Reviewing the evolving sanctions regime and compliance with latest mandates evolving sanctions regime

DIGITAL BANKING
Acceleration of online activity as a result of Covid-19 and moving to business as usual

IDENTITY THEFT
Managing increased attempts in fraudulent applications and identity theft to protect customers

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Evan Weitz
Managing Director, International Controls Executive
Wells Fargo

Nicole De Bello

Nicole De Bello
Anti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

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Carlos Orel
Head of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring
TD Bank N.A.

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Tim Lutz
Director – Financial Intelligence Unit
U.S Bank

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Sabeena Liconte
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel
BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc., member of Bank of China Group

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Mandy Ramlow
Managing Director, North American FIU Head
BMO

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Victor Lessoff
Managing Director, Head of Internal Investigations
TIAA

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Patrick Killeen
Unit Chief – International Corruption Unit
FBI

Bharat Sadula

Bharat Sadula
Director AML/ATF and Sanctions Audit; Global Head of Transaction Monitoring 
Scotiabank

James Cousins

James Cousins
Head, US Sanctions Program Management & OFAC Reporting
Standard Chartered Bank

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8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Day 1 Moderator: mthree

COVID-19 – PANEL DISCUSSION

9:00 Understanding how Covid-19 has impacted fraud and financial crime and future approaches

Session details 

  • Moving towards a new BAU
  • Risks returning to the office
  • Controls for hybrid and remote working
  • Creating policies and procedures to control and mitigate new risks
  • Flexibility to retain talent
  • Opportunities for fraudsters to identify loopholes
  • Impact of the pandemic on customer behaviour

Victor LessoffManaging Director, Head of Internal Investigations, TIAA
Mandy Ramlow, Managing Director, North American FIU Head, BMO
Nicolas Khouri, Senior Compliance Director, Enterprise AML Investigations, Ally
Robert Maddox, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP 

PANDEMIC STIMULUS

9:45 Reviewing long term impact of increased fraudulent claims on government stimulus

Session details 

  • Federal stimulus for unemployment allocation and PPP schemes
  • Due diligence prior to distribution of payments
  • Approaches when fraud is identified after payment is transferred
  • Tracking multiple applications across states
  • Reviewing on a federal and state level
  • Impact to inflation with substantial amounts potentially lost
  • Preventative measures and industry collaboration

Anne Archer, VP, Director, Enterprise Fraud Strategy, Atlantic Union Bank

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking

10:50 How to stay ahead of merchant breaches and payment card fraud

Session details 

  • P2P payments streams
  • Same day ACH allowing for immediate access to funds
  • Increased risk in a real time environment
  • Changing behaviour and demographics of customers
  • Managing real time accessibility to funds
  • Increased popularity and use across businesses
  • Limited client impact with security measures

Stas Alforov, Director of Research & Development, Gemini Advisory

TRANSACTION MONITORING

11:25 Reviewing transaction monitoring techniques to enhance insight and detection

Session details 

  • Adapting to continuous change
  • Testing transaction systems with sample data
  • Managing linear rules and continued change
  • Using AI, machine learning and graph analytics
  • Regulatory approaches to testing evolving methods of evaluation
    • Uses of internal and synthetic data
  • Future regulation for technology to reduce manual risks
  • Identifying money laundering

Lee Geier, Director, Head of Monitoring and Investigations Americas, Commerzbank (tbc)

TECHNOLOGY – PANEL DISCUSSION

12:00 Leveraging technology to move to proactive risk management and staying ahead of attempts

Session details 

  • Leveraging AI, analytics and RPA
    • Large scale pattern analysis and anomalies
  • Identifying cost benefit of long term investment
  • Interpreting data for management of risks
  • Developing sophisticated models for pattern detection
  • Business case to invest in technology and automation
  • Explaining technology and output to regulators
  • Understanding risk of technology alongside benefits
  • Setting up technology enablement and flexibility to adapt
    • Changing customers and business environment

Tim LutzDirector – Financial Intelligence Unit, U.S Bank
Sudharshan Narva
Director, Data Analytics Internal Audit, TIAA
Julian Horky
, Head of Risk Controlling, Berenberg Capital Markets
Bharat Sadula
, Director, AML/ATF and Sanctions Audit; Global Head of Transaction Monitoring, Scotiabank
Ken BehanVicepresident of Sales, SYSTRAN

12:45 Lunch break and networking

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

1:45 Increasing international cooperation with increased globalization of fraud and financial crime

Session details 

  • Expansion of international cooperation amongst private and government organizations
  • Establishing relationships with international partners
  • Developing productive processes to exchange information
  • Running parallel investigations
  • Privacy laws across jurisdictions
  • Legal environment across jurisdictions and political landscape

Heith Janke, Special Agent, FBI

CONVERGENCE – PANEL DISCUSSION

2:20 Incorporation of fraud within financial crime and convergence for enhanced oversight of risks

Session details 

  • Regulatory intersection between fraud, cyber and money laundering
  • Interrelated nature of risks
  • Understanding full impact when viewed holistically
  • Pulling data across monitoring systems
  • Integration of data and analytics to investigations
  • Reviewing process end to end and effective utilization of resources
    • From fraud scam through to laundering of funds
  • Increased fraud and money laundering as a result of Covid-19 stimulus

Patrick KilleenUnit Chief – International Corruption Unit, FBI
Nicolas Khouri, Senior Compliance Director, Enterprise AML InvestigationsAlly
Ken Jones, Senior Managing DirectorFTI Consulting 

3:05 Identity recognition, resolution, and risk assessments in the new digital ecosystem

Session details 

  • The latest fraud trends emerging in the new digital ecosystem 
  • How companies should view identity as a key part of positive consumer experience
  • How to capitalize on a layered approach in employing new identity and fraud technologies

Kathleen Peters, Chief Innovation Officer, Experian Decision Analytics, North America

RISK ASSESSMENTS

4:10 Developing global fraud risk assessment processes for standardization across the industry

Session details 

  • Standardized inventory of fraud schemes
  • Determining fraud scenarios
  • Standardization across the industry of fraud schemes
  • Risk and control taxonomies
  • Leveraging anti-bribery and corruption regulation as a baseline
  • Developing industry standards
  • Developing common tolls and assessment methodologies
  • Setting up global fraud risk assessments

Julian Horky, Head of Risk Controlling, Berenberg Capital Markets

3:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

BUSINESS EMAIL COMPROMISE

4:45 Prevention tactics and safeguards to educate and mitigate risk of business email compromise attempts

Session details 

  • Training and social engineering testing
  • Reinforcing internal controls
  • Managing third party compromise
    • Establishing ways to identify breach
  • Implementing verification techniques:
    • Call-back verification
  • Interconnectedness of security infrastructure
  • Best practices
  • Investigation progression from law enforcement

Dalit Stern, Senior Director/ Enterprise Fraud Risk Officer, TIAA

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks 

5:30 End of day 1 and networking drinks reception

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8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Day 2 Moderator: Bryant MoravekDirector of AML & Sanctions Compliance, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman Rossin

AML ACT – PANEL DISCUSSION

9:00 Reviewing final standards under AML Act and impact to financial institutions

Session details 

  • Accessing to information – managing privacy restraints
  • Incorporating priorities into programs
  • Balancing compliance and efficiency with resource constraints
  • Managing implementation changes amidst continued uncertainty
  • Gaining clarity on timelines and expectations
  • Impact to filing a SAR
  • Modernizing practices and expectations

Carlos OrelHead of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring, TD Bank N.A.
Nicole De BelloAnti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Mark Elkommos, VP, Financial Crime Compliance Monitoring & Testing Manager, SMBC

BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

9:45 Understanding changes to beneficial ownership under AML Act and implementation challenges

Session details 

  • Changes to beneficial ownership
    • Reducing burden on beneficial ownership
  • Implementing centralized database for beneficial ownership
    • Collecting information on beneficial ownership from inception throughout lifecycle
  • Mandate of clients sharing information and having it shared
  • Amending onboarding documentation to mandate sharing of information
  • Aggregating and managing information

Sabeena LiconteDeputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel, Bank of China
Dr Henry BalaniGlobal Head of Industry & Regulatory Affairs, Encompass

10:20 Morning break and networking

SANCTIONS – PANEL DISCUSSION

10:50 Reviewing the evolving sanctions regime and compliance with latest mandates evolving sanctions regime

Session details 

  • Managing continuous geopolitical changes
  • Ensuring integrity of data feeds
  • Adapting to constant change and monitoring country risk
  • Proactive management of emerging issues
  • Setting risk appetite for unstable countries
  • Increased complexity of China sanctions
    • Financial impact to US institutions
  • Complexity of Afghanistan and guidance with increased uncertainty

James Cousins, Head, US Sanctions Program Management & OFAC Reporting, Standard Chartered Bank
Mark Elkommos
VP, Financial Crime Compliance Monitoring & Testing Manager, SMBC
Evan WeitzManaging Director, International Controls Executive, Wells Fargo

RANSOMWARE

11:35 Developing policy and frameworks to manage risk of ransomware and approaches to manage events

Session details 

  • Preventing terrorism infiltrating systems
  • IT capabilities to mitigate breach
  • Internal controls and communication in event of breach
  • Appropriate insurance and contact with law enforcement
  • Increasing public and private cooperation
    • Ransomware task force
  • Increased risk with use of cryptocurrency
  • Impact of facilitating transaction for ransomware payment

12:10 Don’t treat your customer like a criminal

Barry BowenCo-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Fraud.com

12:20 Lunch break and networking

DATA

1:20 FFC & CLM Regulatory change and data governance adoption

Session details 

  • 2022 International AML & Financial Crimes Regulatory Landscape
    • AMLA & 6th EU AMLD: Changes & global harmonization
    • Change management: implementing change towards the AMLA
    • FCC program efficiencies and effectiveness
  • Data governance operating model
    • Organization – structure and roles/ responsibilities
    • Operating processes – data domains & definitions
    • Critical data element certification – define/ trace/ profile/ fix/ monitor
    • Roadmap & ROI

Michael Ivie, Managing Partner, Head of Financial Services Consulting, Phyton Consulting
Ed Longride, Head of Financial Crimes, Phyton Consulting

1:55 introducing data management processes to manage data quality and streamline practices

Session details 

  • Data requirements for increased use of technology
  • Cleaning and understanding data
  • Disparate infrastructure to collate data sources
  • Streamlining for transaction monitoring
    • Reading and interpreting data
  • Data consistency across infrastructure
  • Aligning data across systems
  • Data management practices for client onboarding and lifecycle management

Sudharshan Narva, Director, Data Analytics Internal Audit, TIAA

CRYPTOCURRENCY

2:30 Reviewing potential for fraud within cryptocurrency and advancing tracing techniques

Session details 

  • Federally issued crypto currency and impact on AML
  • Determining origin of transaction
    • Tracking origination of funds across all accounts
  • Following trail to see where transfers are directed
  • Crypto exchanges operating outside of regulation
  • Education on risks and used in money laundering
  • Federally issued crypto currency and impact on AML
  • AML considerations for authorized crypto businesses
  • Investigate tracing for evidence to find funds

Jason Samuels, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations

3:05 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

DIGITAL BANKING

3:40 Acceleration of online activity as a result of Covid-19 and moving to business as usual

Session details 

  • Tracking pattern spends to detect changes
  • Developing clear merchant descriptions
  • Increased digitalization and virtualization of fraud
  • Using AI and smart programming
  • Recognizing data sources and tracking anomalies
  • Elevated transaction activity on digital platforms
    • Impact to transaction monitoring models

Mandy Ramlow, Managing Director, North American FIU Head, BMO

IDENTITY THEFT

4:15 Managing increased attempts in fraudulent applications and identity theft to protect customers

Session details 

  • Account opening and fraudulent transactions
  • Influx of approaches with Covid-19
  • Steps to minimize risk and losses
  • Accessibility of dark web and access to customer credentials
  • Technology to separate identity theft victims and attackers
  • Increase in cases with Covid-19 stimulus
  • Fraudulent accounts to deposit government stimulus

SCAMS

4:50 Reviewing different types of scam tactics and mitigation techniques to stay ahead

Session details 

  • Tactics and lengths to perpetuate a scam
  • Increased  sophistication of scams and tactics
  • Education and awareness
  • Behavioural activity to identify irregularities
  • Determining liability for losses
  • Detecting patterns in accounts
  • Increased elder abuse cases
    • Identifying potential cases and tracing funds and money mules

Aisha Rouse, Director, Fraud, Morgan Stanley

5:25 Chair’s closing remarks

5:35 End of congress

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Stas Alforov
Director of Research & Development
Gemini Advisory

Biography

Stas Alforov is the Director of Research and Development at Gemini Advisory; in this role, he identifies and improves ways of monitoring asset portfolio exposure and effectively assists financial institutions in mitigating payment card fraud. Stas started his cyber career at the National Cyber Forensic Training Alliance (NCFTA) as part of the Cyber Financial program. He focused on identifying Eastern European threats to the payments industry, monitored and identified money mule networks, and led the US participation in the Airline Action Days operations for several years.

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Anne Archer
VP, Director, Enterprise Fraud Strategy
Atlantic Union Bank

Biography

Anne is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Dr Henry Balani
Global Head of Industry & Regulatory Affairs
Encompass

Biography

Dr Henry Balani is a financial services executive with over 25 years’ experience in the regulatory technology and consulting industries.  In his current role as Global Head of Industry & Regulatory Affairs, he oversees relationships with Industry Analysts and Regulatory Agencies with a focus on raising Encompass’ profile as a leader in addressing financial crime through Regulatory Technology (RegTech) solutions.  He was formerly Head of Delivery Services at Encompass, where he was responsible for client related delivery activities.  In his previous role as Global Head of Strategic Affairs at Accuity (now Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions), he advised banks, money services businesses and financial technology firms on implementing compliance solutions related to anti-money laundering (AML), KYC and OFAC sanctions interdiction processes and solutions.  While at Accuity, he was also Head of Innovation where he introduced AML sanction screening solutions for the banking and trade industries.  He provided oversight for Accuity’s Compliance Group that included Product Management and Professional Services related to all Regulatory Compliance solutions. Before joining Accuity, Dr. Balani managed consulting practices for some of the largest professional services organizations in the world, including Accenture, IBM and Pegasystems.  Dr. Balani’s career began with PriceWaterhouse Coopers in their Advisory Consulting practice.

Dr Balani speaks at major regulatory compliance conferences globally.   He has advised US government agencies on the operational impact of AML and OFAC regulations in the financial services industry as well as acting as a consultant to several international government agencies including the IMF and the World Bank.  Apart from providing expertise in identifying money laundering through traditional channels, Dr Balani has provided guidance on emerging money laundering channels including Trade Finance, Crypto currency, Real Estate, and High value assets.  He has conducted panel sessions with senior OFAC, US and EU government officials as well as provided input into the development of the fifth EU AML Directive.

In his capacity as an academic, Dr Balani lectures, and publishes research related to the impact of AML penalties and regulations on banking sector valuations in the US and Europe.  Previously published papers included identifying the impact of introducing AML regulations on banking sector valuations; the impact of faster payments on AML compliance; and measuring trade-based money laundering in Asia to name a few.  He is adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve Law School where he instructs compliance officers and regulators in developing effective compliance programs in the banking sector and adjunct Professor of Business and Northern Illinois University where he teaches international management.

Dr. Balani holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and BS in Economics, International Trade and Development from the London School of Economics.  He has previously held certifications as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute.

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Ken Behan
Vicepresident of Sales
SYSTRAN

Biography

Ken is the VP of Sales and Marketing where he leads SYSTRAN’s Americas sales team to help companies grow profitably whilst overcoming the language barrier of global commerce. He is a proud Irishman, 4th generation Dublin’r, and passionate about the mighty Leeds United.

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Barry Bowen
Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Fraud.com

Biography

Having nearly three decades of experience in fraud prevention, risk and compliance projects for multimillion-dollar brands and start-ups, he knows what truly drives conversions. Barry is a deep technologist at heart and commercial and earned his skill in computer science, electronics and on the ground delivering credit risk, liquidity, market risk, compliance and anti-fraud projects with Mysis, Hitachi, IBM and alike.

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James Cousins
Head, US Sanctions Program Management & OFAC Reporting
Standard Chartered Bank

Biography

James is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime 2022

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Andrew Davies
Vice President, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management
Fiserv

Biography

Andrew Davies is vice president, global market strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management solutions. In this role, he works with Fiserv customers around the world to design and deploy effective risk management solutions to mitigate financial crime risks with particular focus on compliance, money laundering and fraud. He is also responsible for seeking new markets and applications for Fiserv’s financial crime detection and prevention solutions.

Davies joined Fiserv in 2007 through the acquisition of NetEconomy. He has worked in the software industry for more than twenty five years supporting many of the world’s largest financial institutions, both private and public. Davies’ experience covers real-time payments, front-office trading, risk mitigation of financial crime risk, settlement risk, and more.

Davies previously worked for Logica and Nomura, the Japanese bank, in the London prior to moving to the US. He worked on many diverse programs including secure UK Government projects, distribution systems, trading systems, derivatives pricing projects and SWIFT connectivity for payment systems. Since moving to the United States, he has concentrated on financial crime detection systems and has worked with a variety of institutions to deploy such systems including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Continuous Linked Settlement Bank, ING, ABN AMRO, Manulife Financial, Guardian Life, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi among others.

Davies studied Pure Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wales. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and has worked with customers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is a respected industry speaker having presented at SIBOS, ABA events, CBA events, numerous webinars, and he is a frequent writer on industry issues and has contributed to articles in the American Banker, Credit Union Journal, finextra.com, PYMNTS.com among other publications and websites.

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Nicole De Bello
Anti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Nicole is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Mark Elkommos
VP, Financial Crime Compliance Monitoring & Testing Manager
SMBC

Biography

Three-time “The Risk Universe Magazine” Cover-front Author, Mark Elkommos works at SMBC as VP, Compliance Monitoring & Testing, is a seasoned AML professional with more than 15 years of Financial Crime Compliance experience. Mark also is an avid technology & compliance reader, and evidently, a popular author of AML and FinTech topics. He wrote numerous articles on many Risk Management Magazines, also he is a regular LinkedIn blogger. Visit his LinkedIn page and website to know more

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Lee Geier
Director, Head of Monitoring and Investigations Americas
Commerzbank

Biography

Lee is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Julian Horky
Head of Risk Controlling
Berenberg Capital Markets

Biography

Julian oversees Berenberg Capital Markets’ risk management program as the Head of Risk Controlling. Berenberg is a multinational full-service investment bank founded in 1590 with a significant presence in New York. Prior to returning to the industry, he consulted large financial institutions around the globe with a focus on Western Europe and North America. His financial and tech skills made him a trusted advisor across treasury, finance, ALM, and risk departments and a frequent speaker at industry events.

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Michael Ivie
Managing Partner, Head of Financial Services Consulting
Phyton Consulting

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Heith Janke
Special Agent
FBI

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Heith is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Ken Jones
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting

Biography

Ken Jones’ federal law enforcement career spanned more than 20 years and included a wide variety of global risk management, investigative, compliance, security and leadership experiences. His work includes fraud-related areas and criminal and corporate investigative expertise and expert witness testimony. Mr. Jones has helped many global corporations develop or improve their Financial Crime (AML, FIU, Fraud, ABC, Sanctions) compliance, risk assessment and investigative programs. He has managed AML investigations, fraud risk management and investigations, the financial intelligence unit and he was the cyber/cyber-fraud crisis incident manager for the Americas Region at UBS.

 

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Nicolas Khouri
Senior Compliance Director, Enterprise AML Investigations
Ally

Biography

Nicolas Khouri is currently the Deputy AML/BSA Officer at Ally Bank responsible for leading the execution of key BSA/AML program components such as risk assessments, governance and business line oversight.

Prior to that Nicolas was the Senior Compliance Director at Ally Bank overseeing AML Investigations. As part of his role, Nicolas manages a team that handles all AML investigations, SAR filings and all law enforcement requests and coordination. Prior to that Nicolas was a Senior Audit Director with Ally Bank overseeing all of Compliance and Legal.

Nicolas has over 20 years of financial institutions and investment banking auditing and compliance experience focusing mainly on AML and International Operations. Nicolas holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the George Washington University and is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS) since 2006. Nicolas has been an invited speaker and/or panelist at several national conferences on AML and auditing including Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), American Bankers Association (ABA), Florida International Banking Association (FIBA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Financial Markets Association (FMA).

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Patrick Killeen
Unit Chief – International Corruption Unit
FBI

Biography

Supervisory Special Agent Patrick Killeen.

  • Employed as Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent since 2003
  • Investigated cases involving International Transnational Organized Criminal Enterprises, Money Laundering, International Corruption
  • Staffed in multiple FBI divisions, including Detroit, New York, and FBI Headquarters (Washington DC)
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Master’s degree in Business Administration.
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Victor Lessoff
Managing Director, Head of Internal Investigations
TIAA

Biography

Supervisory Special Agent Milan R Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over thirteen (13) years specializing in white collar criminal investigations. He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD). He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices. He served as a detaileé to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBIHQ. Kosanovich has lectured and taught on behalf of the FBI in 11 different countries across four continents. He currently supervises the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland along with the Midwestern Cryptocurrency Task Force, and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Financial Crimes Response Team and is certified as a Hostage Negotiator.

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Sabeena Liconte
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Counsel
BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc., member of Bank of China Group

Biography

Sabeena Ahmed Liconte serves as Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International –  BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. (“BOCI US Holdings”) and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”).

Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena’s previous professional experience included Futures & Derivatives Counsel to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is a licensed attorney with a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also completed a visiting year at Fordham University School of Law. In addition to her law degree, she holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and, paying homage to her Canadian roots, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto.

She also serves as a board member and Secretary to Bank of China International’s US holding company, BOCI US Holdings; board member of the Center for Financial Professionals FinTech Advisory Group; Diversity Chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Committee – Futures and Derivatives Law Subcommittee, and committee member of the New York City Bar Association’s Foreign and Comparative Law Committee and Derivatives and Futures Committee.

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Ed Longride
Head of Financial Crimes
Phyton Consulting

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Tim Lutz
Director – Financial Intelligence Unit
U.S Bank

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Tim is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Robert Maddox
Partner
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Biography

Robert Maddox represents banks and financial institutions across the United States. His work involved representing clients before the CFPB, DOJ, EOUST, OCC, FRB, HUD, SEC and multiple state regulatory agencies, including banking, finance and insurance agencies. Robert has worked with both legal and business managers for numerous clients to draft and outline procedures in response to pending or new legislation. Robert is a thought leader on the CARES Act and related state laws regarding mortgage forbearances, deferrals and other loss mitigation options, as well as foreclosure and eviction moratoriums. Additionally, Robert has handled matters both at the pre-litigation and initial complaint filing phase as well as being employed during discovery, to depose expert witnesses and at the pre-trial phase to assist the current counsel.

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Bryant Moravek
Director of AML & Sanctions Compliance, Risk Advisory Services
Kaufman Rossin

Biography

B.J. Moravek is a Director of AML & Sanctions Compliance in Kaufman Rossin’s risk advisory services group, where he applies his expertise to assist clients with complex Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and sanctions compliance, as well as investigative matters.

He brings over 30 years of experience in banking, regulatory compliance, and financial crimes investigation. He is a federally designated expert in BSA and most recently served as a Senior Bank Examiner with the Office of The Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington, D.C. specializing in BSA/AML and Sanctions compliance. Prior to that, BJ served as a Senior Special Agent within the Office of Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He completed a twenty-year career as a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Secret Service and served as a Senior Advisor to United States Senator Alfonse D’Amato, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

Additionally, he has served as a BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Officer for several large complex multi-national financial institutions during his career. B.J. directs BSA/AML consulting engagements including transaction look-backs, risk assessments, independent testing of compliance, and model validations and calibrations.

B.J. is a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist.

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Sudharshan Narva
Director, Data Analytics Internal Audit
TIAA

Biography

Sudharshan Narva is a seasoned data analytics leader with more than 22 years of experience in building end to end data driven solutions to combat fraud, waste and abuse. Narva worked in large healthcare organizations such as Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna-CVS, Pfizer etc., where he led and managed risk based proactive data driven initiatives to identify and target fraud, waste and abuse. Among the solutions Narva and his team operationalized were outlier & anomaly detection, behavioral fraud segmentation, control effectiveness measurement and predicting future fraud.

Narva presently leads TIAA’s Internal Audit Data Analytic team  to support Internal Audits & Investigations and is leading an initiative to move the division from sample based audits/investigations to risk based full population testing & automation.

Narva is Industrial & Production Engineer, MBA major in Operations Research and Methods and CFE.

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Carlos Orel
Head of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring
TD Bank N.A.

Biography

I have over 30 years of Compliance experience in the financial services industry.  I am the Head of AML Risk, Regulatory Advocacy, Products and Monitoring and champion an amazing team who delivers with pride every time.  My team provides leadership to Regulatory Advocacy and Change Management, new Products and Services that the Bank wants to bring to market, objective evaluation of business line compliance to AML requirements, AML Risk Assessment, evaluation of AML surveillance systems and execution against Operational Risk Management requirements.

Charlotte is my base and my team is in NJ, MN, SC and TX.

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Mandy Ramlow
Managing Director, North American FIU Head
BMO

Biography

Mandy Ramlow is a financial services professional with over 25 years of banking experience, of which the majority have been spent in the AML and Compliance field. She joined Bank of Montreal (BMO) in 1996 and has held numerous progressively more senior roles throughout the bank including in the branches and Compliance before joining AML in 2004.  She has played key roles in supporting integration/merger activity and managed a number of different Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) teams before taking on the role of U.S. AML FIU Director in February 2014 and now the Managing Director of the AML North American FIU overseeing the U.S and Canadian jurisdictions (2019).

Mandy began her banking career at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in Sydney Australia, prior to moving to the United States, where she has a B.A from the University of Wisconsin and is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Business Intelligence. Mandy has been CAMs certified since 2008.

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Aisha Rouse
Director, Fraud
Morgan Stanley

Biography

Aisha is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

Bharat Sadula

Bharat Sadula
Director AML/ ATF and Sanctions Audit; Global Head of Transaction Monitoring
Scotiabank

Biography

Bharat is speaking at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2022.

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Jason Samuels
Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

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From 2001 through 2013, S/A Samuels was assigned to HSI’s New York Office where he worked large international narcotics and violent crime cases including a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Cases.

In 2014, S/A Samuels was assigned to the HSI Child Exploitation Group where he helped initiate a large-scale enforcement operation focusing on positions of public trust.

Beginning in 2016, S/A Samuels was assigned to the newly formed HSI Dark Web and Crypto Currency Group where he initiated Operation Dark Gold described in a 2018 Department of Justice press release” as the First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors.”

Since 2019, S/A Samuels has been assigned to the Long Island Financial Crimes Group.

Dalit Stern

Dalit Stern
Senior Director/ Enterprise Fraud Risk Officer
TIAA

Biography

DALIT STERN is a Senior Director and Enterprise Fraud Risk Officer in TIAA.  She leads the oversight of fraud risks and misconduct and drives enhancements to the fraud risk program. She leads assessments of internal and external fraud; monitoring of metrics; development of policies and standards, root-cause analysis and escalation protocols, risk appetite statements.

Ms. Stern is a CPA (Isr.) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).  An MBA graduate of Tel Aviv University who holds a certificate in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk from Harvard University. She is an adjunct professor at New York’s Baruch College and is a frequent speaker and author on fraud risk management and investigations. 

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Evan Weitz
Managing Director, International Controls Executive
Wells Fargo

Biography
Evan Weitz is currently a Managing Director and the International Controls Executive for Wells Fargo.   In that role, he is responsible for all global first-line-of-defense risk awareness, identification, and management of all risk issues including regulatory, compliance, and operational risk.  Evan previously served as the Financial Crimes Leader for the Corporate and Investment Banking Division at Wells Fargo  and as the Regional Head of Controls for Europe and Americas – Financial Crime Compliance for Standard Chartered Bank.   Prior to joining the private sector, Evan spent almost a decade as a federal prosecutor serving as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in Atlanta, New Jersey and New York City. As an AUSA, Evan handled a wide array of financial prosecutions with a special emphasis on complex money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and asset forfeiture cases. For his work in United States v. HSBC Holdings plc, Evan received both the Assistant Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service (the highest award given by the Department of Justice – Criminal Division) and the Department of Homeland Security Director’s Award for Meritorious Service.  He began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and has  been a guest lecturer at both the Fordham and Cardozo Schools of Law.  Evan holds a B.A. from Rutgers College and a J.D. from the Emory University School of Law.
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10th June 2021
Paul Huggett, Head of Partner Management, Bank of Ireland

Assessing regulatory changes ahead and the impact on third party and vendor risk management

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1st June 2021
Terri Duhon, Chair of the Board, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Monitoring the threat landscape to better understand cyber threats

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21st May 2021
Nasser Fattah, Executive Advisor, System Security Integration, Former Managing Director, MUFG

Managing cyber security risks in a remote working environment internally and across supply chain

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13th May 2021
Jimi Hinchliffe, Partner, The JADEtc Partnership & NFR Leaders Advisory Board member, CeFPro

Demonstrating resilience and developing business continuity plans in light of recent volatility

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4th May 2021
Victor Lessoff

Designing and implementing an effective internal fraud detection system

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22nd April 2021
Jeremy Resler, SVP, Director, Third Party Risk Management and Governance, U.S. Bank

Assessing regulatory changes ahead and the impact on third party and vendor risk management

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20th April 2021
Sean Miles, Head of Risk, Motor Insurers Bureau

Regulatory developments within data privacy and monitoring transfer across borders

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20th April 2021
Chris Smigielski Model Risk Director Arvest Bank

Maintaining model risk programs and functionality in a stress environment

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23rd November 2020

Building cyber resilience to protect customers and the institution

11th August 2020
HitachiVantara

Repapering, digitalisation and Contract Lifecyle Management: Reducing costs whilst achieving LIBOR remediation

20th July 2020

CeFPro Webinar – IFRS 17 – A frank discussion on what to know, do and avoid

7th July 2020
Nadeem Shamim, Head of Cash and Liquidity Management, SmartStream

Sophisticated digital framework for cash & liquidity proves its value under stressed conditions

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Encompass transforms regulatory compliance and customer onboarding for firms with Know Your Customer (KYC) automation. Our advanced technology, unrivalled data coverage and industry expertise help clients to safely grow their businesses and fight financial crime.

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The industry leader in Fraud Intelligence, Gemini Advisory empowers clients to mitigate the financial and reputational risks of payment card fraud before customers are affected. With cutting-edge tools, real-time data, and curated analysis, the Gemini team illuminates the dark web for clients by revealing emerging fraud schemes and mapping the ecosystem of cybercriminal marketplaces, threat actors, and Digital Skimming infections.

 

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Harnessing billions of global digital, online, and mobile signals, TeleSign connects and protects your business and customers. We help the worlds largest brands prevent fake accounts, secure customer interactions, and reduce fraud in their enterprises.

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (Bradley)  is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity. Our 10 office locations give us an extensive geographic base to represent clients on a regional, national, and international basis. The firm’s nearly 550 lawyers represent clients in various industries, including banking and financial services, construction, energy, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, real estate, and technology. In addition to our work in a wide range of industries, our attorneys regularly handle high-stakes litigation and advise on matters involving intellectual property, labor and employment, government affairs, tax issues, data privacy and cybersecurity, as well as many others. Clients rely on Bradley for innovative legal services that reflect a sophisticated understanding of their business objectives.

We help our customers make the crypto economy a safe place to transact and invest as crypto paves the way for a new, digital monetary system. Crypto businesses, financial institutions, and government turn to Elliptic for blockchain analytics, training, and certification to better manage financial crime risk in crypto.

As a global leader in payments and financial technology, Fiserv helps clients achieve best-in-class results through a commitment to innovation and excellence in areas including account processing and digital banking solutions; card issuer processing and network services; payments; e-commerce; merchant acquiring and processing; and the Clover® cloud-based point-of-sale solution. Fiserv empowers organizations across the globe with the information, technology and tools to uncover the most sophisticated financial crime schemes.

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FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognised for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk management to the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.

With over 400 professionals, Kaufman Rossin is one of the top CPA firms in the United States.  Offering a full array of advisory, assurance, tax and accounting services throughout the U.S. and more than 40 countries with a service delivery model grounded in technical mastery, professional vigilance, collective intelligence, innovation, quality and integrity; we bring clients the knowledge they need to protect and enhance their business and stakeholder value.

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mthree is the emerging talent and reskill training partner for global Financial Services. We identify and train high-performing, diverse graduates who add value from day one.

Using industry practitioners, the mthree Academy provides our emerging talent with the theory and practical skills to succeed in teams across run-the-bank and change initiatives. We also develop customized training based on the specific areas where you need support to accelerate performance once our talent is deployed.

After their practical training, our emerging talent are deployed onsite with you for 12 to 24 months, with continuing skills development through Wiley’s deep, practical knowledge assets. At the end of the engagement, you have the option to transform our emerging talent into your retained talent by fee-free conversion.

The result? Pipelines of diverse, custom-trained talent – complementing traditional hiring strategies like internal graduate programs and reactive recruitment. Plus, we can also reskill your existing employees.

We work across all bank operations, including Business Analysis, PMO, Data Operations functions, Regulatory, Risk and others.

 

Systran helps organizations enhance multilingual communication and increase productivity, delivering real-time language solutions for internal collaboration, search, eDiscovery, content management, online customer support, e-Commerce and more. 

With the ability to facilitate communication in 150+ language combinations, SYSTRAN protects the privacy of your information and brings specific translation models for your industry. 

fraud.com develops technologies to help financial institutions tackle fraud through one unified solution. fraud.com offers user authentication, end-to-end fraud prevention, operations and management solutions that focus on the customer journey where enterprises can simplify their fraud management operations to deliver an improved customer experience.

Our technologies are designed to combat financial crime at digital enterprises in financial services, E-Commerce, Gaming, Health, Aviation, Hospitality, Government sectors. Our unified operations architecture combines ID Proofing, KYC, Biometric Authentication via face and voice recognition, Collective Intelligence, Rule-based decision engines, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation and Link Analysis to combat fraud.

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Can I present at the Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress. For further information on this please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

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Business attire is requested. The Congress is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Congress, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from the sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

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All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Congress*. We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our App during the Congress.

* Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

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Yes. As with all of our events, the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

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There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Congress, such as:

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Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress and our wider risk professionals community. At the event we can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Congress. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +1 888 677 7007

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Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

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If you are unable to attend the Congress due to national/Covid restrictions, CeFPro would be more than happy to offer you a refund, credit note or the option to transfer the ticket to a colleague who is able to attend.

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Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Jeremy is NatWest Markets’ Chief Risk Officer, having joined the bank in 2018. He has an extensive experience as a trader and risk manager. His roles in risk management include running regional and global market risk teams at a variety of firms including Commerzbank, UBS, Investec and Nomura, and the role of Chief Risk Officer, EMEA at Nomura since 2015. Jeremy holds a Masters in Economics Cambridge University.
Søren Agergaard Andersen is the Chief Risk Officer for Nordea Asset Management, the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with more than € 250bn AuM. Søren is responsible for the overall enterprise risk function, managing an international team of risk professionals in Denmark, Sweden and Luxembourg. Before joining the asset management industry, Søren held leading positions within risk in banking and pension/life insurance. One of his main priorities is to define and uphold a strong and yet flexible governance and risk framework, which can support a sound overall risk culture. Søren holds a M.A. in Mathematics and Economics and a PRM certification.
Kimberley brings more than a decade of executive leadership experience in the Governance, Risk and Compliance space, building brand recognition, thought-leadership and revenue-accelerating marketing programs at companies including Thomson Reuters, SAI Global, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, Practical Law Company and Compliant. As part of her role at Aravo, Kimberley develops thought leadership content designed to help third party risk professionals benchmark their programs, share best practice, elevate their conversations to the Board, and build the business case for investment in the development of their programs. Kimberley is originally from New Zealand, and has also lived and worked in London and New York. She now lives in San Francisco, and in her spare time enjoys exploring and al fresco dining with her husband and bulldog.
Louise Waite is the Supply Chain Management & Assurance Director at Lloyds Banking Group. She leads a team of 50, delivering a group-wide approach to supplier risk assessment, supplier assurance and supplier management. Louise and her team maintain an effective Supply Chain Management framework, run a Centre of Excellence for Supplier Management and conduct hundreds of assurance reviews every year. Having spent several years in the IT and Pharmaceutical industries, Louise is enjoying her return to Financial Services where she started her Procurement career.
Jean-Francois Valette is leading Global Third Party Compliance & Risk management at eBay. Jean-Francois is responsible for enhancing eBay’s legal, risk and compliance program around all third parties impacting eBay’s operations and business activities directly or indirectly. He oversees the development and management of a third-party risk management program across the business units; engaging and supporting the management of the controls functions for the company, including Business Ethics Office, Information Security, Resiliency, Compliance investigations and reporting amongst others. Prior to joining eBay, Jean-Francois worked as the Head of Operations for Volkswagen Payments and held the roles of Head of Outsourcing and Global Third Party Compliance and Risk management for PayPal. He also held different positions in the Banking & Asset Management industry, and holds his Law and Investment Management certifications, specializing in regulatory compliance and outsourcing.
Martin Townsend will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Sean Titley will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Alex is Head of Supply Chain Risk for Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), responsible for ensuring that the supplier onboarding & management frameworks drive effective risk management and regulatory compliance. Alex has worked with LBG for 10 years, and has over 20 year experience in Sourcing and Supply Chain Risk.
An Alumni of De Monfort University & London Metropolitan University, Desmond is a seasoned Third-Party Risk Management Lead as well as a specialist in Supplier Relationship Management. He has worked both in the Public and Private sectors gaining foundational experience at London Underground over a 17 year career. He has also worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC and now with Vodafone leading on Third Party Risk programme activities.Desmond is married with two children and enjoys travelling.
Daniel Cameron will be speaking at Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2021
Dilbagh is a Partner at Fintegral and leads the firm’s UK practice. He specialises in the areas of traded risk and climate risk, helping banks to enhance their analytics capabilities to better identify, quantify and manage current and emerging risks. He has over 20 years of experience in trading, risk management and quantitative modelling at banks and hedge funds, including Credit Suisse, Man AHL and Nomura. Dilbagh holds a degree in Natural Sciences (Physics) from the University of Cambridge.
Vishwas has deep international FS consulting and risk management experience across Europe, US, Middle East and SE Asia.Vishwas has led complex risk transformations for G-SIBS, challenger banks and fintechs in the UK and EMEA, focusing on prudential regulation, capital and stress testing. Vishwas has also led a number of banking authorisations, fintech and Brexit applications and has experience of helping clients deliver to regulatory expectations and their internal performance targets. Vishwas also has experience in thought leadership and eminence, having led a number of conferences, speaker sessions and panel discussions with regulators and industry participants
Charis is a Risk Management generalist with 13+ years of experience in investment and retail banking. He is currently the Chief Risk Officer of SIB (Cyprus) Ltd, Sberbank Group, where he is responsible for developing the Risk Management framework, overseeing regulatory initiatives and driving strategic projects related to risk. His interests include Fintech and innovation in Risk Management. He holds an MBA and a Master’s in Financial Mathematics. He is also a CFA charterholder and a certified Financial Risk Manager.
Stuart Burns currently has the role of Senior Technical Specialist at the PRA, working in the team reviewing and approving IRB models. He has responsibility for aspiring IRB firms. He previously ran the IRB risk weight analysis in the Annual Cyclical Scenario (ACS) stress test, challenging firms’ stressed projections and recommending capital responses. Stuart has over 20 years experience delivering credit risk, stress testing and economic capital models. This includes roles as: Head of Model Validation for S&P Europe. Head of Models for the Rainbow Business at Royal Bank of Scotland. Head of Credit Risk Methodology at Barclays Capital, where he rebuilt the team following the departure of the previous head, and managed all IRB related regulatory issues. Head of Corporate Analytics at HSBC, where he was responsible for Credit Risk Modelling and saw the bank achieve Advanced IRB status. He also introduced credit risk stress testing and economic capital. Head of Economic Capital and Model Risk Management at Standard Chartered Bank, where his responsibilities included building an offshore validation team, and coordination of stress testing across portfolios and risk types. Advanced IRB status was delivered on the strength of these areas.
Over the last 3 years, I have provided trusted advice and guidance to a variety of organisations looking to change their approach to GRC. The organisations I have worked with have often been looking to advance their approach to GRC through the use of modern, intuitive, and insightful technology. My job is to help these businesses and people with this often daunting task, and make it as seamless as possible.
Rob is responsible for New Business Sales and Account Management in EMEA. Based out of our London office, Rob helps guide organisations through the vendor evaluation process, remaining a key point of contact through the implementation process and throughout the ongoing relationship. Rob joined Riskonnect in September 2017 and has over 7 years experience in Governance, Risk and Compliance solutions helping a range or organisations from different industries including Telecommunications, Financial Services, Maritime and Infrastructure Projects, and more, evaluate, select and implement highly successful solutions.
David Cassonnet is Director of Business Development at ActiveViam, leading the creation of new solutons and use cases for the company.In his role, David ensures that the new product features developed by the company's R&D team translate into innovative and actionable use cases that deliver tangible value to the clients' business.With over twenty years of experience in financial markets, David has a double expertise in business development and solutions implementation. Previously he was Managing Director of ActiveViam in APAC where he and his consulting team were involved in several front-office and risk management projects with large local and international banks. David also held several roles at Mysis and Summit Systems.
Benjamin Westwood will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Suresh Sankaran will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Nigel Milbank is a Cambridge University graduate and Chartered Accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Nigel has held audit positions in Schroders and Credit Suisse as an Audit Director, following which he helped set up the Operational risk function and Product Control global assurance at Credit Suisse.Nigel was Director of Enterprise and Operational Risk at Santander UK from 2006 to 2011 and joined RBS in 2012 to run the Group ICAAP function. He has held various stress testing delivery and improvement roles at RBS/ Natwest Group and since 2020 has been Programme Manager on the Climate Programme building climate stress capability and embedding climate financial risk management.
Alistair McLeod will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Melissa Longmore will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Libor Krkoska will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Pradyumna specializes in Market Risk and Counterparty Risk with experience spanning both the Front Office and Risk Management functions at two of the largest global investment banks. In his current multi-dimensional role he is the market risk manager for JPM’s differential discounting desk, the banking book loan portfolio and also is the head of CVA stress testing. He is also involved in developing a climate risk management framework for JPM’s trading book. Outside of work, he is a bit of a musician and is working on his first album.
Jérôme Henry is Principal Adviser at the ECB, in the financial stability area. He led Quality Assurance for SSM stress tests and was a BIS fellow. Originally from the Banque de France, Mr Henry started at the ECB leading its modelling team and thereafter its projection exercise. Mr Henry has a number of research publications, eg the ECB STAMP€ e-book. An ENSAE graduate, he holds an Economics PhD and a History BA from Paris Sorbonne.
Per Hansson is a Director and Head of CCR Exposure Management within Credit Risk Management at Deutsche Bank, responsible for the bank’s IMM and pre-deal exposure models for counterparty credit risk. Per is additionally responsible for capital planning and the bank’s Pillar 2 capital model for credit risk. Previously, Per worked in Market Risk Management for Credit Trading and CVA at Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan and was also a risk manager in JP Morgan’s prime finance business. Per has an MSc in Engineering Physics from Lund University, Sweden.
Atanas Dimov will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Ashish Bansal, a certified Chartered Accountant from India, is the Head of Finance & Regulatory Reporting in Union Bank of India (UK) Limited. In his 8 years of industry know-how, his range of experiences span from application of operational aspect of conventions at grassroot, to administering and formulating policy blueprints at the executive stratum. His in-depth technical understanding of banking products and demonstrated cognizance of RBI’s as well as Bank of England’s regulatory governance, adds to his industry’s proficiency.
Yingbo Bai currently heads up the global valuation methodologies team at UBS, where he is also a D&I ambassador . Previously, he worked in a number of quantitative roles at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan, after starting his career at CICC. Yingbo graduated from Oxford University with MSc in Mathematical Finance and London Business School with Masters in Finance, with undergraduate at Tsinghua University.