Fraud & Financial Crime Europe 2021


4th Annual | 19-20 October, 2021 | London

Addressing changing regulations and the impact on the financial services industry

Navigating the shifting sanctions landscape and understanding the implications on organizations

Cross-Border Cooperation
Increasing cross-border cooperation to reduce criminal operations

Scam Techniques
Managing the increase of fraudulent attempts and sophisticated scam techniques

Conduct and Culture
Developing financial crime conduct and culture to increase effectiveness over compliance

Covid 19
Reviewing the changing fraud landscape in the context of Covid 19

Internal Fraud
Addressing internal fraud risk in a newly digital work environment

Understanding the role of data in KYC to identify suspicious activity and enhance the customer experience

Reviewing treatment of ransomware cases with increasing risk of occurrence

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Vinaya Parvate

Vinaya Parvate
Managing Director, Global Head Fraud Risk Oversight


Paul Coady
Global Head of AFC People, Education & Culture
Deutsche Bank

Alexander Fisher

Alexander Fisher
Director, Group Financial Crime Intelligence and Investigations 
Standard Chartered Bank

Nicholas Clark

Nicholas Clark
Head of Data Science, Card & Payment Fraud Prevention
Danske Bank

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John Keogan
Head, Fraud Risk
Standard Chartered Bank

Wies Wagenar

Wies Wagenaar
Global Head of Centre of Expertise for Behaviour, Ethics & Compliance Learning

Kevin Newe

Kevin Newe
Assistant Director, IF Threats Lead
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs

Francisco Mainez

Francisco Mainez
Head of Data & Analytics, Wealth and Personal Banking


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Agenda Day One 19 October

8:00 Registration and breakfast | 8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Moderator: Emily Shanks, MThree


9:00 Monitoring the regulatory landscape and future developments on the horizon

Session details 

  • How regulation is changing
  • Increased regulation and pressure
  • Impact of Brexit on financial services industry
  • 6th AML directive new demands on institutions
  • EBA outsourcing regulation impact on contracts
    • Building transparency on a subcontractor level
  • Unifying reporting regimes across operations
  • Monitoring outcomes instead of compliance tick box

Chiz NwokonkorExecutive Director, Head of Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group,
Morgan Stanley (tbc)

Ionela EmmettVice President, AML Monitoring & InvestigationsCommerzbank
Riley PetersonEMEA Head of Strategy and GovernanceMUFG
Serpill HallProduct Manager/Head of Financial Crime PreventionD4t4 SolutionPlc


9:45 Sanctions: Going Grey

Session details 

  • High level overview of what makes Sanctions screening/monitoring so difficult
  • Dispelling some common stereotypes
  • Brief overview of some emerging areas of concern

Louie VargasPrincipal Compliance Officer, Sanctions, Controls and TechnologyDanske Bank

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking


10:50 Developing KYC capabilities and leveraging the use of unstructured data for enhanced customer experience

Session details 

  • Identifying suspicious activity across the KYC lifecycle
  • Leveraging external data to enhance KYC capabilities
  • Continuous KYC moving towards trigger based reviews
    • Insight from changes in data
  • Availability of data for different types of customers

Francisco MainezHead of Data & Analytics, Wealth and Personal BankingHSBC
Rajeev AhyaVice President, Anti-Financial Crime Risk TrainingDeutsche Bank


11:50 Why KYC is not enough and why KYU (know your user) is different

Session details 

  • Why KYC is necessary but not sufficient for Risk and Compliance
  • How ATO continues to escalate, fuelled by identity manipulation and impersonation attacks
  • What is Know Your User or KYU and how is it different from KYC
  • How KYU continuously verifies identities to both detect and prevent fraud before it happens
  • Beyond behavioural biometrics, what to look for in KYU solutions

Richard da SilvaVP of Sales, EMEARevelock

12:25 A unified approach across fraud & compliance

Mark BüsserChairmanIMTF

12:35 Lunch break and networking


1:35 Developing effective transaction monitoring capabilities to provide holistic real time data driven analysis

Session details 

  • Use of predictive models in transaction monitoring
    • Challenges with machine bias
  • Data driven decision making impact on clients
  • Identifying money laundering and terrorist financing with single transaction view
    • Implementing a network view
  • Utilizing models to help with transaction monitoring
  • Moving to a single global platform: Cost vs. benefit analysis of technology migration
  • Identifying sudden changes in activity

Nicholas ClarkHead of Data Science, Card & Payment Fraud PreventionDanske Bank


2:10 Reducing fraud and customer friction - can you really do both?

Session details 

  • Increasing fraud catch without causing friction
  • Incorporating a multi-layered approach to fraud risk mitigation
    • Deciphering between trusted users and fraudsters
  • Ensure transparent, safe and customer friendly interactions
  • Leveraging machine learning, document verification and device intelligence

Tristan PrinceFraud Product DirectorExperian


2:45 Developing cross border co-operation across institutions and with law enforcement to better track activities

Session details 

  • Public and private collaboration
  • Law enforcement action to cease criminal operations
  • Capacities of law enforcement to react to intelligence
  • Transaction monitoring to track funds across institutions
  • Legislation limitations on information sharing

Alexander FisherDirector, Group Financial Crime Intelligence and InvestigationsStandard
Chartered Bank

Kevin NeweAssistant Director, IF Threats LeadHer Majesty’s Revenue and Customs
Alex RothwellDetective Chief SuperintendentCity of London Police
Gary KalishHead of Financial Crime Investigations & IntelligenceClearBank

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


4:00 Reviewing the evolving sophistication risk of scams and fraud attempts across customer base and managing risk

Session details 

  • Categorizing vulnerabilities without creating bias
  • Increased pressure from regulators and customers
  • Implementing customer treatment strategies
  • Increased risk with introduction of real time and cross border payment services
  • Identifying falsified information and documents
  • Managing focus on first party fraud attempts
  • Reputational impact: Post Office case study with use of company name
  • Investment fraud and romance scams

Valeria LocatelliGroup Director of Financial Crime Compliance and Group MRLO, M&G


4:35 Reviewing the increased complexity of social engineering and evolving scams and reimbursement models

Session details 

  • Removing misconceptions of vulnerable groups
  • Real time collaboration amongst banks
  • Tracking money once customer identifies fraud
  • Liability for transaction when customer authorizes it
  • Monitoring inbound payments in real time
  • Treatment under which department when money moves

Iain Swaine, Director of Globally Advisory, EMEA, BioCatch
Gemma Staite, Head of Threat Team, EMEA, BioCatch

5:10 Chair’s closing remarks | 5:20 End of day one and networking drinks reception

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Agenda Day two 20 october

8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Moderator: Kyle GibbonsMD, EuropeConfirmation, part of Thomson Reuters

Covid 19

9:00 Reviewing the impact of Covid 19 and evolution of risks in a post-covid era

Session details 

  • Heightened risk with government stimulus
  • Impact of remote teams and increased online activity
  • Customer and internal vulnerability to fraud in COVID-19
  • Movement of fraud to government schemes with little due diligence
  • Increased exposure in an mobile/digital environment
  • Pressure on support channels to prevent attacks
  • Future landscape in a post-COVID era


9:35 Understanding and monitoring risks of internal fraud in an uncertain and digital environment

Session details 

  • Organized criminals and employees under financial strain
  • COVID-19 acceleration of insider fraud
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Future of work and technology to monitor internal fraud
  • Increased pressure on sales targets
    • Fabricating documentation
  • Ensuring robust controls and governance wherever staff are working

Vinaya ParvateMD, Global Head Fraud Risk OversightCiti
Wies WagenaarGlobal Head of Centre of Expertise for Behaviour, Ethics & Compliance LearningABM AMRO
Roy BelchamberHead of Product ManagementNetGuardians
John KeoganHead, Fraud Risk, Internal Fraud PreventionStandard Chartered Bank

10:20 Morning refreshment break and networking


10:50 Developing, defining and prioritizing financial crime conduct and culture

Session details 

  • Understanding and managing the financial crime lens of culture and conduct
  • Compliance and Financial Crime culture and conduct comparative analysis
  • Understanding stakeholder relevance and prioritisation
  • Enhancing culture and conduct through existing frameworks

Paul CoadyGlobal Head of AFC People, Education & CultureDeutsche Bank


11:25 Incorporating a view of human nature and mitigating against human risk factors

Session details 

  • Understanding human nature as a tool for fraudsters
  • Exploring human factors that make fraud successful
  • Using behavioral-science based techniques to counter human factors
  • Cooperation across banks to reduce APP fraud

Philip BonhardCustomer Experience LeadLloyds Banking Group


12:00 Understanding the role of a professional enabler in money laundering activity to identify and mitigate the risk

Session details 

  • Challenges to identify professional enablers
  • Red flag indicators of professional enablers and data sources to detect such activity
  • Potential opportunities to disrupting professional enablers activity
  • Supervision and regulation of professional enablers.

Ionela EmmettVice President, AML Monitoring & InvestigationsCommerzbank

12:35 How is technology shaping the fight against fraud

Saeed PatelGroup Product Development Management DirectorEastnets

12:45 Lunch break and networking


1:45 Using AI & ML to achieve better CX and lower fraud rates

Session details 

  • Leveraging advanced technologies to balance customer experience and fraud prevention
  • Using voice channels to cut fraud losses
  • Reduced authentication time
  • Smarter Fraud Detection
  • Passive Enrolment
  • Language agnostic solutions

Nikolay GaubitchDirector, Research EMEAPindrop

2:20 Do models dream of validation – Understanding the KYC/ Fraud AI/ML models and the challenges of model validation

Session details 

  • MoRM at ING and how KYC/ Fraud fits into it
  • Broad areas of KYC models in scope of model validation
  • Requirements for model validation of KYC models
  • Solutions and Dilemma
  • Challenge of model validation – local vs global KYC models/ AI/ ML models in KYC and Fraud and its explainability (vendor solutions)
  • Broad areas of Fraud in scope of model validation
  • External fraud – how are these models helping the bank and the current challenges for model development and validation?

Ayan MukherjeeSenior Product Owner, VP, Model ValidationING Bank
Yuan LiData Science Model Validation – KYC Domain LeadING Bank


2:55 Managing increased risk of ransomware attacks and lessons learnt from recent cases

Session details 

  • Case study of US pipeline and Ireland Health Service
  • Steps to manage a ransomware attack
  • Debating whether ransom should be paid
  • Protecting reputation with rapid treatment and action

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


4:00 Developing controls to monitor risks of abuse of crypto currency and exchanges

Session details 

  • Law enforcement perspective on crypto currency
  • Banking companies dealing in crypto
  • Future of crypto currency and impact to fiat currency
  • Changing perspectives on perception of crypto
  • Mitigating risk associated with cryptocurrency in an effective way
  • Identifying legitimate deposits in cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Developing controls to identify abuse of crypto currency


4:35 Collaboration opportunities with fintech companies to enhance KYC and due diligence processes

Session details 

  • Fintech’s providing efficient solutions
  • Leveraging technology for screening and technology monitoring
  • Reducing the cost of compliance
  • Filtering process to understand capabilities of all options
  • Reducing false positives and inefficiency
  • Leveraging tools to improve efficiency and compliance
  • Providing access to information and circumventing GDPR

Dhanush LodhiaDeputy MLROClearBank

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks | 5:30 End of Congress

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Rajeev Ahya
Vice President, Anti-Financial Crime Risk Training
Deutsche Bank


Rajeev Ahya will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime Europe.


Roy Belchamber
Head of Product Management


Roy Belchamber is Head of Product Management at NetGuardians, a Swiss Fintech specialising in delivering smarter AI solutions to prevent banking fraud. Roy has worked in the financial crime and compliance area since 2000, with a particular focus on transaction monitoring, for fraud, AML and market abuse. This was originally as co-founder of a specialist software company, subsequently acquired by Thomson Reuters; but more recently at SWIFT where he product managed the design and launch their real-time cross-border payment fraud prevention solution. Roy is passionate about helping customers innovative and get the most out of their investments in technology.


Mark Büsser


Mark Büsser studied aeronautical engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from IMD. He started his career in Management Consulting, then ran a large machine tool company before founding the IMTF Group, which he successfully developed and managed for over 34 years to become a market leader in the fight against financial crime. IMTF Regtech platform provides Anti-financial Crime, Compliance and Client Lifecycle Management solutions in Switzerland and in over 50 countries worldwide.

Nicholas Clark

Nicholas Clark
Head of Data Science, Card & Payment Fraud Prevention
Danske Bank


Nick Clark heads the Fraud Prevention analytics and data science area covering payment fraud and card fraud at Danske Bank in Copenhagen. He has previously worked in quantitative asset management functions in London with previous consulting and core banking experience from both the UK and Denmark. Nick holds separate master’s degrees in Economics (2003) and Bioinformatics (2014). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. He joined Danske Bank in Copenhagen in 2019 as a chief data scientist and has over the past 18 months help mature the data science area in collaboration with his wonderful team.

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Paul Coady
Global Head of AFC People, Education & Culture
Deustche Bank


Paul Coady has nearly 25-years’ experience in global financial services. He has worked in Dublin, London and New York and has led significant compliance and financial crime operations and transformation across the U.K., North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. His particular area of focus as a practitioner and a speaker is on how organisations can pragmatically influence compliance, conduct and culture. Paul has held senior roles as the Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for Allied Irish Bank, Global Chief Compliance Officer for DBRS Credit Rating Agency and Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays and is currently the Global Head of AFC People, Education & Culture for Deustche Bank.

Philip Bonhard

Philip Bonhard
Customer Experience Lead
Lloyds Banking Group


Dr Philip Bonhard is the Head of Customer Experience for Fraud & Security at Llloyds Banking Group. He who has worked in academia, big consulting firms firms, banks and run his own design agency. He holds a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from University College London. Most importantly he’s passionate about designing products / services that make people’s lives better. Other than that he likes to build stuff for his two daughters and tinker with his raspberry pie / arduino boards with the occasional Lego thrown in. He strongly believes that building stuff is more important than describing it

Richard Da Silva

Richard da Silva
VP of Sales


Richard da Silva is a cybersecurity industry veteran. An experienced business leader with over 15 years of experience in IT companies including RSA and DELL. Passionate about business and technology, Richard started in operational roles moving up to managing strategic territories across EMEA.

With his background, he’s been able to add value in incrementing business and making organizations more effective from a strategic and operational perspective.

Lonela Emmett

Ionela Emmett
Vice President, AML Monitoring & Investigations


With over 10 years of experience in the financial crime field including fraud investigations and AML, Ionela is currently a leading the Compliance Investigation team and acts as a Financial Crime Advisor at Commerzbank, managing complex investigations across different business platforms. She previously worked in a similar role at Citibank NA. Ionela is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has also trained with the Analysis Training Unit at Greater Manchester Police. Ionela’s particular specialty is investigations into the utilisation of complex corporate networks for financial crime purposes.

Alexander Fisher

Alexander Fisher
Director, Group Financial Crime Intelligence and Investigations
Standard Chartered Bank


Alex’s current responsibilities include leading the financial crime intelligence and data development strategies for Standard Chartered Bank’s High Risk Client Unit. With the support of HRCU colleagues, he leads intelligence projects and proactive investigations to build bank-wide understanding of the financial crime threats. This work supports our colleagues and clients to manage financial crime risks and to protect our customers and the bank. Alex has spent his career collaborating with and within a range of cross-sector organisations and law enforcement, on initiatives that support our collective ability to access the right information and infrastructure to minimise the harmful impact of crime on economies and societies. In addition to pursuing a geeky personal interest in Cyberpsychology, he is a member of the Institute of Leadership, holds a master’s degree in Intelligence and International Security and a diploma in Anti-Money Laundering, and is currently working towards a diploma in Data Analytics.

Mikolay Gaubitch

Nikolay Gaubitch
Director, Research EMEA


Dr Nikolay Gaubitch is the Director of Research for EMEA, he leads the development of algorithms for future speech security technologies. Nikolay is an industry expert on ‘what’s happening within the world of phone fraud’.

Nikolay received a Ph.D. in acoustic signal processing from Imperial College London, he spent five years as a member of staff at Imperial College London, managing the Centre for Law Enforcement Audio Research (CLEAR). A further three years as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Signal and Information Processing Laboratory (SIPLab) at Delft University of Technology where he worked on ad-hoc microphone arrays for speech enhancement in collaboration with Google.

He is the co-author of more than 50 scientific publications and patents, the co-editor of the book “Speech Dereverberation”, and he served as an Associate Editor of the journal IET Signal Processing.

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Kyle Gibbons
MD, Europe
Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters


Kyle Gibbons is Managing Director, Europe for Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters. He previously trained as an auditor at Grant Thornton and is a regular speaker on the topics of technology and fraud risk across accounting and finance.

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Serpil Hall
Product Manager/Head of Financial Crime Prevention
D4t4 Solutions Plc


Serpil Hall is a proven financial crime and fraud management professional with 20 years of commercial experience across many industries and sectors. She has held leadership roles managing teams with responsibility for fraud and financial crime prevention related projects and budgets of up to £6m.

She has deep expertise in fraud operations and fraud controls and has advised numerous Financial Institutions on strategic and tactical improvements. She has extensive experience of building relationships with customers at EY, BAE Systems and FICO and has delivered fraud and financial crime prevention solutions to a wide range of clients across three continents.

Serpil is Product Manager and Head of Financial Crime Prevention at D4t4 Solutions plc and her primary responsibility is the Celebrus Fraud Data Platform (FDP).

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Gary Kalish
Head of Financial Crime Investigations & Intelligence


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John Keogan
Head, Fraud Risk, Internal Fraud Prevention
Standard Chartered Bank


John Keogan will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime Europe.


Yuan Li
Data Science Model Validations – KYC Domain Leader
ING Bank


Yuan Li is a senior model validator at Data Science Model Validation of ING Bank, where he leads the validation of models being used in KYC domain, from traditional rule based models to advanced analytic models.
Before model validation, Yuan has worked over ten years in credit risk model development for major Dutch banks such as ABN AMRO and ING. The focus was developing AIRB models (PD, LGD, EAD) for obtaining and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements from EBA/ECB.
Yuan lives in the Netherlands with his wife and two daughters. Please email to contact Yuan.

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Valeria Locatelli
Group Director of Financial Crime Compliance and Group MLRO


Valeria Locatelli is The Group Director of Financial Crime Compliance and Group MLRO of M&G Plc. A qualified accountant and treasurer, Valeria has over 20 years of experience in Audit, Risk, and Financial Crime Compliance, the majority of which she has spent in Financial Services in London. Since 2012, Financial Crime Compliance, and industry best practice, has been a constant feature of her roles, and a passion she has developed.

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Dhanush Lodhia
Deputy MLRO


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Francisco Mainez

Francisco Mainez
Head of Data & Analytics, Wealth and Personal Banking


Francisco Mainez will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime Europe.


Ayan Mukherjee
Senior Product Owner, VP, Model Validation
ING Bank


Ayan Mukherjee is a Senior Product Owner within Model Risk Management department at ING bank and is the project, stakeholder and backlog manager for model validation team. As a Product Owner, Ayan has been involved in numerous discussions with KYC and Fraud business and First Line of Defence and is playing a key role in implementation of Model Risk Management throughout the bank as part of Second Line of Defence.

Prior to joining ING, Ayan was a Senior Manager at Genpact and was based out of Boston, USA where his primary responsibility was stakeholder and project management along with leading the credit risk model validation team which was based out of India. Ayan has a Masters in Economics and has in total, 12 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.

Kevin Newe

Kevin Newe
Assistant Director, IF Threats Lead
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs


Kevin joined HMRC in 2006 and has been working on illicit finances since 2008, mixing policy, strategy and operational roles, including responsibility for approximately 90 financial investigators and financial intelligence officers, delivering multi-million pound confiscations, cash forfeitures and overseeing HMRC’s award winning Offender Management Enforcement Team.

In his current role, Kevin is the Illicit Finances Threat lead in the Economic Crime Strategy Unit, tasked with overseeing multi-faceted threat mitigation strategies, including engagement with domestic and international partners, and through multi-lateral forums such as the Financial Action Taskforce. Kevin was the law enforcement assessor for the UAE’s FATF Mutual Evaluation Review and recently co-authored a report, alongside The Netherlands, about trends in trade-based money laundering.”

Chiz Nwokonkor

Chiz Nwokonkor
Executive Director, Head of Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group
Morgan Stanley (tbc)


Chiz Nwokonkor will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime Europe.

Vinaya Parvate

Vinaya Parvate
MD, Global Head of Fraud Risk Oversight


Vinaya is the Global Head of Fraud Risk Oversight for the Institutional Clients Group and Citi Commercial Bank at Citi, and also has regional oversight responsibility for EMEA & APAC across the enterprise. She is responsible for assessing the current strategy and execution of the Fraud Risk Management discipline across the businesses globally; and agreeing the necessary actions with the 1st line partners to ensure adherence to the policy and framework. Her team works closely with risk colleagues in the regional and business risk teams and other key stakeholders in Corporate Security & Investigative Services, and Information / Cyber Security in maintaining a robust management of fraud risk through policy compliance, improvements in technical infrastructure and operational excellence.

Prior to this role, she was the Operational Risk Management for Citi South Asia, working closely with business and functional heads in proactively managing operational risk and further strengthening the internal controls of our franchise. Vinaya was also responsible for establishing and leading ORM oversight across Asia Regional Enterprise Operations & Technology.

Vinaya has 24 years of experience in financial services. Before her current role in Operational Risk, Vinaya was the ICG Asia Regional Head for Customer Acquisition Due Diligence (CADD) Business Support Unit. In this role, she led a team responsible for supporting bankers in Asia and Japan to fulfill KYC requirements, ensuring full compliance with high quality. Prior to that assignment, she was based in London, driving governance for Global TTS Operations. In this role, she implemented minimum operating standards for 7000+ staff carrying out TTS Operations across 90+ countries to reduce Operational risk and prevent losses.

Vinaya has also worked in Internal Audit (IA), where she led end-to-end reviews of Citi businesses in various countries across the CEEMEA region. She was also part of the EMEA Corporate Finance & Credit team within IA, where she led and participated in strategic reviews on credit risk reporting, credit documentation and loan loss reserve. Prior to IA, Vinaya was part of the Risk Management function for Citi South Asia, heading the Credit Risk Management Services team.

Vinaya is part of the Steering committee of the Citi London Pride Network, acting as Secretary and Treasurer. When based in India, she was the co-sponsor of the first Citi Women’s network in Asia and a member of the India Diversity Council. Over the years, she has been mentoring young professionals, both in and outside Citi. She regularly volunteers with charities working in the financial education sector, and in creating greater opportunities for children from inner-city schools.

Vinaya holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor’s degree from SNDT University, Mumbai.

Saeed Patel

Saeed Patel
Group Product Development Management Director


Saeed Patel is the Group Product Development Management Director at Eastnets and has over 25 years’ experience working in capital markets, fintech and regtech firms. He is responsible for delivering solutions in Compliance Financial Risk and Payment solutions.   Saeed’s previous roles includes Director of Product Strategy, Global Technical Compliance Lead and CTO working at tier 1 capital market firms including EDF Trading and National Grid.  Saeed has been a technical advisor to a number of European regulatory boards on market abuse and financial crime.

Saeed is a Chartered Management Accountant and earned his BA degree in Business & Finance from the University of Westminister. As a highly experienced compliance and payment executive he has been a speaker and roundtable panel member at various conferences including FIA, 1LOD, ETOT Energy Trading & Operations and Energy Risk.

Riley Peterson

Riley Peterson
EMEA Head of Strategy and Governance


Mr Peterson is the Head of EMEA Strategy and Governance team, reporting directly to the MLRO. Riley leads the financial crime contact, providing all oversight of opening new branches in the EMEA region, as well as oversees the global roll out of financial crime policies and procedures. He manages EMEA wide MI and issues management teams, too, Mr Peterson leads the regional technology on strategic implementation of an enterprise wide financial crime system and he’s the regional head of financial crime data governance.

He had previous roles at KPMG and Bear Stearns. He attended the University of Nebraska and Vermont Law School.

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Tristan Prince
Fraud Product Director


Having recently joined Experian, as Fraud Product Director, Tristan brings with him a wealth of fraud prevention, data and technology expertise. During his career he has helped to support the implementation of fraud prevention strategies for many leading international organisations and brands; working with many well-respected fraud prevention companies to grow their footprint both in the UK and globally. He has been directly responsible for the creation of fraud prevention data assets and for spearheading several industry-wide fraud prevention initiatives. In recent times he has pioneered the use of open source data into fraud prevention, investigation and analysis.

Alex Rothwell

Alex Rothwell
Detective Chief Superintendent
City of London Police


Alex has 30yrs policing experience with the Metropolitan and City of London Police. As Head of Fraud Operations he leads the coordination of national economic crime investigation for policing in England and Wales. He has had a varied and fulfilling career performing investigative, intelligence gathering and strategic roles targeting a wide variety of crime types, particularly organised crime. He has previously performed secondments with Customs and Excise, SOCA and the NCA. In addition to his day to day responsibilities Alex is an active hostage and crisis negotiator and has considerable experience in the investigation and management of kidnap, blackmail and extortion.

Gemma Staite

Gemma Staite
Threat Analytics Lead EMEA


Gemma has 18 years of experience working in Financial Crime and Fraud roles for large UK banks. Gemma managed a Fraud Analytics team for 4 years specialising in data analytics and managing a number of digital fraud solutions including BioCatch. Gemma joined BioCatch in March 2019 and is the Threat Analytics Team Lead for the EMEA region.

Iain Swaine

Ian Swaine
Director of Global Advisory, EMEA


Iain Swaine has spent 16 years specialising in Cybercrime prevention, initially within the Royal Bank of Scotland where he created their Cyber Intelligence Unit before moving to run the technical aspects of Cybercrime prevention. After a six year period of globally consulting with Banks on their Cybercrime prevention strategies he moved to BioCatch to aid in the strategic implementation of Behavioural Biometrics and to manage client relationships. He realised the opportunity to look behind the device at the person (or bot) interacting with an application opened up new mechanisms to both prevent attacks and also to give insights into adversary capabilities in ways that were not previously possible.

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Louie Vargas
Principal Compliance Officer, Sanctions, Controls and Technology
Danske Bank


Louie Vargas is a Principal Sanctions Compliance Officer with Danske Bank based in Copenhagen. Previously, he has worked for J.P. Morgan Chase, Agricultural Bank of China, and Deutsche Bank based out of New York City. Currently, he is focusing on controls and technology but has previously focused on other areas within Sanctions such as transaction/customer screening, reporting to OFAC, and list management activities just to name a few. Louie is passionate about learning from and sharing information with others.

Wies Wagenar

Wies Wagenaar
Global Head of Centre of Excellence for Behavior, Ethics, and Compliance Learning


Social and forensic psychologist with a passion for ethics and integrity
Head of Conduct & Ethics @ ABN AMRO Compliance, with a global responsibility for
– measuring, monitoring and managing conduct risk
– inspiring employees to do the right thing, and doing things right
– advice on ethical banking, ethical product- and service development

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Panel Discussions


Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session



Hear industry experts provide detailed insights on a range of vendor risk issues, challenges and opportunities



 Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions.

meet the speakers


Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.

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8th September 2021

Managing the impact on the working environment and internal controls

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12th August 2021
Jeff Simmons

Adapting business strategy to boost margins in the aftermath of the pandemic

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2nd August 2021
Sean Titley

The future of operational risk practices: Evolving as the risk landscape changes

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12th July 2021
Aleksi Grym

Implications of the introduction of central bank digital currencies for banking

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1st July 2021

Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 and leveraging lessons learnt as we move forward

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30th June 2021
Jeremy Arnold

Reviewing the impact of COVID-19 and leveraging lessons learnt as we move forward

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30th June 2021
Alex Rothwell

Reviewing the fraud landscape with increase in threats and techniques

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30th June 2021
Per Hansson

Developing methodologies to review risk on an intraday and to better understand positions

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16th June 2021
Wei Shi, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of China

An integrated risk management approach towards emerging risks

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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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7th June 2021
Libor Krkoska

Defining and understanding the move to green finance and climate sustainability

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7th June 2021
Charis Papanastasiou

Future of the chief risk office: Developing robust practices with increased digitalization

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BioCatch pioneered behavioral biometrics, which analyzes an online user’s physical and cognitive digital behavior to protect users and their data. Today, customers around the globe leverage BioCatch’s unique approach and insights to more effectively fight fraud, drive digital transformation and accelerate business growth. With nearly a decade of data, over 50 patents and unparalleled experience analyzing online behavior, BioCatch is the leader in behavioral biometrics.



Experian unlocks the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.

We gather, analyse and process data in ways others can’t. We help individuals take financial control and access financial services, businesses make smarter decision and thrive, lenders lend more responsibly, and organizations prevent identity fraud and crime.

FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction. FICO’s ground-breaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behaviour has transformed entire industries. The company provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations, and meet strict government regulations.

FICO’s Fraud Protection and Financial Crime solutions are powered by a broad portfolio of domain-driven machine learning innovations, all optimized to identify a wide array of fraudulent behaviour. Our holistic offering is built on flexible architecture that allows you to choose one solution at a time, and easily add to expand your fraud protections in a way that meets your unique needs.


Pindrop® solutions are leading the way to the future of voice by establishing the standard for security, identity, and trust in the call centre. Pindrop® solutions help detect fraudsters and authenticate callers, reducing fraud and operational costs, while improving customer experience and protecting brand reputation for some of the world’s premier call centres.

Revelock enables financial services and fintech companies to reveal and respond to online identity impersonation & manipulation attacks without hindering the customer experience. Protecting more than 50 million banking customers worldwide, the Revelock Fraud Detection & Response (FDR) Platform combines behavioral biometrics, network and device assessment with hybrid AI and Deep Learning to create a BionicID™ and continuously Know Your User (KYU), spot bad actors and mitigate risk regardless of the type of attack.

From new account creation and login to logout, across every interaction, Revelock non-intrusively detects behavioral and environmental anomalies while protecting customers from RATs, zero-day malware, bots and social engineering attacks. Revelock Active Defense capabilities give Fraud Fusion Center analysts full control over automated risk mitigation and Revelock Pre-emptive Defense enables analysts to use Revelock Hunter to discover and disrupt mule networks and previously undetected compromised accounts.

Revelock Solutions prevent Account TakeOver (ATO) and provide continuous behavioral biometric risk assessment and silent stepped-up authentication (MFA) to prevent New Account Fraud (NAF), Card Not Present Fraud (CNP / 3D Secure) and comply with PSD2/SCA.


Celebrus Fraud Data Platform

Protect your customers from online fraud and financial crimes through the identification of fraudsters using their unique behaviours. Improve the customer experience with frictionless, invisible & continuous authentication. Protect your business in real-time across all digital touch points with fully automated behavioural insights, working seamlessly with your existing fraud management tools. Reduce false positives through more accurate fraud detection and rapidly address new threats as they emerge.

Celebrus FDP – Catch the Fraudster before the Fraud


Confirmation, part of Thomson Reuters, is the digital platform and global network trusted by audit firms, banks, and law firms to quickly and securely verify financial data. Confirmation invented electronic confirmations nearly 20 years ago, reshaping the audit confirmation process. Today, Confirmation helps 1.5 million users across 170 countries confirm more than $1 trillion in financial data every year. Learn how we can help you at


Eastnets ensures peace of mind by securing a safer future for everyone.

A global provider of compliance and payment solutions for the financial services sector, our experience and expertise help ensure trust at 750 financial institutions across the world, including 11 of the top 50 banks. For more than 35 years, we’ve worked to keep the world safe and secure from financial crime. We do it by helping our partners manage risk through Sanction Screening, Transactions Monitoring, analysis, and reporting, plus state-of-the-art consultancy and customer support.

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IMTF is a RegTech specialist with 34 years of industry experience, helping banks fight financial crime across the globe. We provide a modular platform with best-in-class solutions for fraud detection, money laundering pattern recognition and other regulatory use cases to ensure our clients’ compliance, leveraging digital tools. Our compliance data lake analyzes client behaviour and detects anomalies through a combination of pre-defined / known patterns and smart AI-based algorithms.

The passion for our work and the close cooperation with our customers have enabled IMTF to be a top ranked trendsetter for over 34 years, transforming ideas into useful products, offering Swiss excellence with a global perspective. To date, we have served over 250 customers, successfully completing over 600 projects in more than 50 countries.

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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.

NetGuardians is an award-winning Swiss FinTech helping financial institutions in over 30 countries to fight fraud. More than 60 banks, including UOB and Pictet & Cie, rely on NetGuardians’ 3D artificial intelligence (3D AI) solution to prevent fraudulent payments in real time.

Banks using NetGuardians’ software have achieved reductions of up to 83 percent in false positives, spent up to 93 percent less time investigating fraud, and have detected new fraud cases. NetGuardians is the fraud-prevention partner of major banking software companies, including Finastra, Avaloq, Mambu, and Finacle. NetGuardians was listed as a representative vendor in Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection and in the Chartis RiskTech100 List in 2021. Headquartered in Switzerland, NetGuardians has offices in Singapore, Kenya, and Poland.


Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. GLEIF also makes available the technical infrastructure to provide, via an open data license, access to the full global LEI repository free of charge to users. GLEIF is overseen by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee, which is made up of representatives of public authorities from across the globe.

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Can I present at the Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit. For further information on this please contact or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Forum 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 Summit, 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 sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Summit documentation and speaker presentations?

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

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

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.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

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

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
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Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit 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 Summit. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +44 (0) 207 164 6582.

Are media partnerships available for the Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit?

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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To discuss this further please contact or call +44 (0)20 7164 6582

What can I do if I can't attend the event due to COVID-19?

If you are unable to attend the Summit 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.