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

Fraud & Financial Crime USA

5th Annual | TBC, 2023 | 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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Jason Samuels
Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

Mark Elkommos

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

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

Richard Paskis

Richard Paskis
Director, US Financial Intelligence Unit
BMO Financial Group

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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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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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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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Cheryl Chiodi
Director of Solution Marketing
ABBYY

Biography

Cheryl Chiodi is Director of Solution Marketing for Financial Services at ABBYY. She is responsible for helping financial services institutions gain more context and insight from their content and processes so they can drive significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, regulatory compliance, operational excellence, and competitive advantage. Informed by engagement with customers, partners, and analysts, she is focused on enabling businesses to achieve true business transformation by leveraging the latest AI, machine learning, and other intelligent automation solutions.

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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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Harold Davis
FBI Detailee to FinCEN
FBI

Biography

SSA Harold Davis entered on duty as a Special Agent of the FBI in May 1999.  From 1999 through 2012, SSA Davis was assigned to the FBI Phoenix Field Office working international terrorism investigations and a variety of white-collar crime violations including investment, securities, bank, mortgage, and healthcare fraud.

In 2012, SSA Davis was promoted to FBI Headquarters and assigned to the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit.  SSA Davis served as the FBI’s primary asset forfeiture program manager while also supporting all 56 field offices on complex fraud and money laundering matters.

In July 2016, SSA Davis was assigned to Supervise the Financial Crimes Squad in New Orleans and led a squad of investigators, analysts, and forensic accountants working significant financial crime and money laundering investigations.

In June 2019, SSA Davis served as a Supervisor in the FBI’s Cyber Division, Mission Critical Engagement Unit in Washington, DC.  SSA Davis was responsible for liaison with the public and private sector on emerging and persistent cyber threats.

Since 2021, SSA Davis has been assigned as the FBI Detailee to FinCEN.  SSA Davis coordinates and provides input to FinCEN on BSA regulations, disseminations, as well as de-confliction to domestic and foreign agencies.

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

Biography

Nicole is an Executive Director and Anti-Money Laundering Counsel in the Global Financial Crimes group at Morgan Stanley.  In her role, Nicole advises on various financial crimes related issues, including compliance with and interpretation of the Bank Secrecy Act and the Money Laundering Control Act across all of Morgan Stanley’s lines of business.  Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Nicole was senior counsel in the litigation department at GE Capital and before that worked in private practice as a white-collar criminal defense attorney at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

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Chris DePow
Senior Advisor for Financial Institution Regulation & Compliance
Elliptic

Biography

Chris DePow, is the Senior Advisor for Financial Institution Regulation and Compliance at Elliptic. Chris is an expert in the development and application of compliance policies related to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers. He is a licensed attorney and an experienced blockchain regulatory expert. Prior to his role at Elliptic, Chris was a Compliance Officer at a large multinational financial institution, where he focused on financial crime in the FinTech space.

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Michael Gorman
Product Manager, Banking Services
mthree

Biography

Michael Gorman is Product Manager for Banking Services at mthree. In that capacity, he has global responsibility for the development and delivery of mthree’s Banking Services product, including Financial Crime in the US, Europe and Australia. A lawyer by trade, Michael previously ran a global consulting division for a public company where he worked at crossroad of technology and business change. He has worked in financial services advisory for over a decade, working with clients across three continents. As a lawyer-technologist, he believes effecting change is better than imposing it.

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Matthew Holly
Senior Manager, Internal Investigations – Fraud Intelligence Unit
TIAA

Biography

Matthew Holly joined TIAA in 2013 and currently serves as the Senior Manager of Fraud Intelligence within the Internal Investigations Team. He has 21 years of experience in the financial services industry with over 15 years in fraud investigations, proactive detection and data analysis. His career includes the investigation of internal and external frauds including Ponzi-schemes, stranger owned life insurance, conflicts of interest, elder abuse, and countless others.

Matthew earned a degree in Finance from the University of Scranton and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Financial Management from Pace University. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a FINRA registered representative.

 

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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

Biography

Michael is a Managing Partner at Phyton Consulting, a specialized professional services firm that empowers data intensive businesses with subject-matter leadership and execution-focused delivery capabilities. Michael has over a decade of experience in Finance, Risk, Data Management, and Technology in both public and private sectors. His diverse background working across the enterprise and in numerous change management roles for many of the world’s leading financial institutions has helped him develop a unique perspective on how these organizations function and how to navigate a changing business, technical, and regulatory landscape.

Michael received an MS in Finance and an MBA in Risk Management & Insurance from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He earned a Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification from PRMIA, Basel Compliance Professional designation from BCPA, Project Management Professional (PMP) credential from PMI, and numerous professional industry licenses and data/IT certifications.

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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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Lester Joseph
Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
Wells Fargo

Biography

Lester Joseph is the Head of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo & Company.  The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the enterprise.  He joined Wells Fargo in March 2010. Mr. Joseph worked for the United States Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010.  From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS).  During his tenure in AFMLS, the Section played a major role in several noteworthy money laundering investigations and prosecutions involving major financial institutions.

 

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Nicolas Khouri
Deputy BSA Officer
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

Victor Lessoff is the Head of Internal Investigations for TIAA, a fortune 100 financial service company providing pension, banking, brokerage, asset management and life insurance services to the non-profit sector. Prior to his present position, Mr. Lessoff was the Director of Technology at Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). Mr. Lessoff also held a number of other positions in IRS-CI including Special Agent in Charge and Financial Crime Director. Mr. Lessoff is a CPA, CFE and CAMS.  He holds bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a MBA from the University of Buffalo.

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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 Longridge
Head of Financial Crimes
Phyton Consulting

Biography

Edward is the Managing Director and Head of the Financial Crimes Consulting Practice at Phyton Consulting, a boutique consulting firm headquartered in New York with offices in London, Toronto, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa.

Prior to joining Phyton, Edward was Head of the Financial Crimes Practice at Bates Group, a US-based management consuting firm. Prior to becoming a consultant, Edward was the Chief AML and Sanctions Officer at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., where he redesigned and implemented the AML Program following the SEC and FinCEN low-priced securities and AML enforcement action in 2015. Prior to Oppenheimer, Edward was the Regional Lead of Citigroup’s OneKYC Program for Mexico and Latin America regions. Prior to Citigroup, Edward was the Head of AML Compliance for the PWM Americas region of Deutsche Bank. Before moving to New York in 2007, Edward worked in London for Morgan Stanley and Salomon Smith Barney.

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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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Shannon Murphy
Senior Investigator, Internal Investigations – Fraud Intelligence Unit
TIAA

Biography

Shannon Murphy currently serves as a Senior Investigator of Fraud Intelligence within the TIAA Internal Investigations Team. Her 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, keen intuition, and innate ability to trace information gives her a distinct advantage when performing investigations, forensic data analysis and detection efforts. Her career has yielded skills in business valuation, forensic accounting, internal audit, and most recently investigation & detection. Shannon earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy from Baruch College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Penn State University.

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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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Kathleen Peters
Chief Innovation Officer
Experian

Biography

Kathleen Peters leads innovation and business strategy for Decision Analytics in North America in her current role as Chief Innovation Officer.

Kathleen Peters and her team are continuously looking for new ways to define product strategies, road maps and priorities for Experian’s identity and fraud portfolio, analyzing industry trends and the latest technologies to bring innovative solutions to our clients.

Kathleen joined Experian in 2013 to lead business development and international growth channels for the recently acquired 41st Parameter business in San Jose, California. She went on to lead product management for Experian’s fraud and identity group within the global Decision Analytics organization, launching Experian’s CrossCore® platform in 2016, a groundbreaking and award-winning offering for the fraud and identity market. The last two years, Kathleen has been named a “Top 100 Influencer in Identity” by One World Identity (OWI), an exclusive list that annually recognizes influencers and leaders from across the globe, showcasing a who’s who of people to know in the identity space.

For over 20 years, she has lived and worked in the heart of Silicon Valley in California, working for a variety of companies, including early-stage technology startups. Living in this epicenter of fast-paced innovation, leading-edge technology and business model disruption influences Kathleen’s own approach to strategy and business thinking day to day at Experian.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree, both in electrical engineering.

Kathleen has been featured in Experian’s “Unlocking the Power of Data” series, hosting a segment called “Protecting Customers from Fraud,” which can be found on YouTube here.

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Blake Picolo
Group Product Manager
TeleSign

Biography

Blake Picolo is TeleSign’s Score Risk Engine’s Product Manager. He has ten years of expertise in the identification market, including responsibilities in both biometrics and communications-based identity and fraud solutions. Blake is an expert in blending communication and digital identification signals to provide a secure and trustworthy onboarding experience.

 

Blake is based in Los Angeles, CA where he likes to take advantage of the geographic benefit of being able to hit the beach and ski in the same day.

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Harry Powell
Head of Industry Solutions
TigerGraph

Biography

Harry Powell has recently joined TigerGaph to build the Industry Solutions team. Harry spent the last 4 years running the Data and Analytics business at Jaguar Land Rover where the team contributed $800 million profit over 4 years, and implemented a number of Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Purchasing applications on the TigerGraph platform. Prior to JLR, he was the Director of Advanced Analytics at Barclays.

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Chad Radashak
Senior Financial Crimes Specialist
Wells Fargo

Biography

Chad has been working at Wells Fargo in the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group (GFCIG) since January 2020, beginning in the Washington, DC-area, but currently in Des Moines, Iowa near his family. Since joining Wells Fargo, he has worked on a variety of topics, with a focus on ransomware, which has involved providing trainings, briefing various stakeholders, and writing intelligence bulletins and case studies. Chad has presented on ransomware to the US Capital Chapter of ACAMS and is currently participating in the US Department of Homeland Security’s 2022 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP) for Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Sectors. Chad studied Arabic and International Studies, and he has lived in Morocco and Lebanon.

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

Biography

Bharat Sadula is the Global Head of the Transaction Monitoring Audit Program at Scotiabank (the 3rd largest Canadian Bank).  In this role, he has overseen and standardized the approach to auditing the Transaction Monitoring program across the Scotiabank footprint and led efforts to provide the Bank’s Board with an opinion on the control effectiveness of the overall program across jurisdictions.

Bharat has had ~ 20 years of experience in Financial Services, spanning industry and consulting including 14+ years focused on implementing and assessing AML & Sanctions programs. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Bharat has worked with leading Management Consulting organizations, serving large Financial Institutions including Bank of America, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group among others. He takes keen interest in emerging technologies and their application to resolve current challenges in implementing effective AML and Sanctions programs.

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Jason Samuels
Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations

Biography

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.

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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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Juan Ubeira
Sales Director
Fraud.com

Biography

After 13 years in the fintech industry, Juan has a unique vision to apply the latest technologies in the fight against financial crime, thanks to a wide experience in payments and retail, collaborating in issuing, processing, digital payments and retail projects, what allows him to truly understand the concerns and challenges faced by the customers. It allows him to take the most from the use of the latest technologies for fraud detection, identification and authentication, fraud orchestration and anti money laundering, converting Juan in a highly qualified professional designing, planning and implementing a full strategy against financial crime.

Juan has held business director positions in international companies such as Idemia, Feedzai or Alpha Fintech and has helped multiple financial entities to improve the protection of their business, operational flows and clients against financial crime, complying with the highest standards of security and financial regulation.

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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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Reviewing data and privacy requirements with use of technology and platforms across the industry

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11th April 2022

The “Why” and the “How” – Answering Some Commonly Asked Questions about Business Continuity Planning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
4th March 2022

How to stay ahead of merchant breaches and payment card fraud

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
3rd March 2022

Developing standards to measure concentration risks with use of certain companies or geographies within supply chain

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
14th February 2022

Introducing data management processes to manage data quality and streamline practices

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leaders as individuals, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular organization. […]
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

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
1st June 2021
Terri Duhon, Chair of the Board, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Monitoring the threat landscape to better understand cyber threats

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
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

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
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

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the thought leader as an individual, and are not attributed to CeFPro or any particular […]
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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.

The Encompass platform reduces the cost of KYC and improves time to revenue by providing KYC due diligence on demand, powered by intelligent process automation.

Our customers include regulated clients across the globe, including Wolfsberg Group members, Magic Circle law firms and FTSE 100 corporations, and we have strategic alliances with a range of trusted data, technology and service providers. Encompass was founded in Australia and has offices in New York, London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Singapore, Glasgow and Belgrade.

Experian

Experian are sponsoring CeFPro’s Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress 2022.

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.

 

Phyton Consulting focuses on the most complex initiatives facing our clients and strives to be the best subject matter-led, execution-focused group on the street. Our services are conceived to address your industry-specific business and data challenges with the right blend of tactical and strategic execution. Phyton excels at enhancing the way organizations approach change across people, culture, processes, and technology. Our cross-industry understanding of Data Management best practices is our core strength. By integrating Phyton’s refined data framework and the core governance pillars that support it with subject-matter expertise, we are driving the harmonization of best practices across industries.

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.

TigerGraph is a platform for advanced analytics and machine learning on connected data. Based on the industry’s first and only distributed native graph database, TigerGraph’s proven technology supports advanced analytics and machine learning applications such as fraud detection, anti-money laundering (AML), entity resolution, customer 360, recommendations, knowledge graph, cybersecurity, supply chain, IoT, and network analysis. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California, USA. Start free with tigergraph.com/cloud.

ABBYY powers intelligent automation. Our solutions help organizations gain a complete understanding of their content and processes. ABBYY technologies are used by more than 5,000 companies, including 14 of the top 20 global banks, and 4 of the top U.S. banks. ABBYY is recognized for its leadership in Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) and Process Discovery & Mining for driving significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, effectiveness, profitability, and competitive advantage. ABBYY is a global company with offices in 14 countries. For more information, visit www.abbyy.com/company and follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

Bradley

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.

Elliptic is the global leader in cryptoasset risk management for crypto businesses and financial institutions worldwide.

Recognized as a WEF Technology Pioneer and backed by investors including Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, SBI Group, and Santander Innoventures, Elliptic has assessed risk on transactions worth several trillion dollars, uncovering activities related to money laundering, terrorist fundraising, fraud, and other financial crimes.

Elliptic is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Singapore, and Tokyo. To learn more, visit www.elliptic.co and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.

FTI Consulting

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 [email protected] or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

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.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

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.

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 Congress, such as:

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress?

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 [email protected] / +1 888 677 7007

Are media partnerships available for the Fraud & Financial Crime USA Congress?

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:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Congress website
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Congress
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact [email protected] or call +1 888 677 7007.

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

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.

Representing a financial institution or government body – (E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)

PRE-AGENDA RATE

$599

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$1,399

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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.
Sean Titley will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.
Member of the Fraud Leadership Team across Natwest for 5 years; previous fraud prevention responsibilities have covered various products, customer journeys and fraud typologies. Currently accountable for the overall prevention and strategy of First Party Fraud (covering onbook, mules and application fraud) Previous roles include Operations Manager for Debt Management and Head of Customer Experience for Ulster Bank.
Praveen Singh will be presenting at the 10th Annual Risk EMEA Summit.