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We have built a strong panel of experienced experts to speak at FinCrime Summit. Have a look at their profiles to find out more about financial crime fighters who’ll be sharing their knowledge and experience on our virtual stage on 20 October 2021.

Tracey McDermott, Group Head Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank

Tracey has been the Group Head Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance since January 2019. She originally joined the Bank as Group Head of Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs in March 2017 subsequently adding Brand and Marketing to her portfolio in December 2017 and Compliance in March 2018.

Alexandra Jour-Schroeder, Deputy Director General of Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is Deputy Director-General of the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union (FISMA). Her department develops European Union policies and legislation to enhance co-operation in criminal matters and to protect rights in criminal procedures. The fight against crime, particularly the financing of terrorism and money-laundering, is one of the priorities of FISMA.

Erin O’Loughlin, Senior Director of Training, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)

Erin O’Loughlin is Senior Director of Training at Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS). She has a deep-rooted experience gained working inside the financial crimes/compliance industry in a variety of roles, including AML investigations for Bank of America, scouring dark web markets to identify proactive risk on the TOR network for Western Union, and supervising crypto fraud and money laundering investigations for Coinbase.

Shilpa Arora, Anti-Financial Crime Portfolio Solutions Director, ACAMS

Shilpa is the Anti-Financial Crime Portfolio Solutions Director for ACAMS where she is responsible for the development of anti-financial crime solutions for ACAMS clients. Shilpa partners with CCOs, COOs and Heads of AFC functions in regulated entities to enable holistic learning, bespoke engagement, best practices and preparing the landscape for AFC professionals of the future. Shilpa leads sales enablement, drives sustainable value for clients and acts as the central point coordinating core offerings. Shilpa joined ACAMS as Anti-Money Laundering Director for Europe, Middle East, and Africa in Jan 2020. Previously, Shilpa was the Head of Financial Crime Prevention for the Retail and Business Bank in Santander UK. She also held leadership roles in Barclays in financial crime prevention, governance and controls and led large transformation programmes.

Dr. William Scott Grob, Anti-Money Laundering Director – Americas, ACAMS

Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Ciara Aitchison, AML Subject Matter Expert, Europe, Middle East and Africa,
ACAMS

Ciara is the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Subject Matter Expert, Europe, Middle East and Africa for ACAMS, where she is responsible for supporting the development of regional anti-financial crime content, strategy and implementation across all channels.

Gary Murray, Director, Financial Crime Compliance Americas Learning, Global Correspondent Banking Learning, Standard Chartered Bank

Gary Murray is the lead facilitator of the Financial Crimes Compliance (FCC) Learning team at Standard Chartered Bank in the Americas.  Currently, he is the main trainer for all of FCC and related courses while assisting with the Business as it relates to FCC.  Additionally, for the last 4 years he has been involved in organizing the Correspondent Banking Academies (CBA) that are hosted by the Bank’s FCC counterparts in countries around the world.  In addition to developing and suggesting content he works with the FCC in country teams in coordination with the in-country regulators and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

Adam Munro, Senior Manager, Group i3 Cyber Financial Intelligence (CyFI), Standard Chartered Bank

Adam leads Standard Chartered’s Cyber Financial Intelligence (CyFI) unit which focuses on mitigating the risks posed by the increasing nexus of cyber and financial crime. This work includes identifying and preventing the flow of proceeds from cyber-dependent crime and where cyber is used as an enabler for other financial crime predicate offences.

Brian Svoboda Kindle, VP, Product Development, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)

As VP of Product Development for ACFCS, Brian oversees the development and delivery of editorial and training content to the association’s global community of financial crime professionals, including news and analysis, live and online training events, and online courses. He also assisted in the construction of the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) examination, and coordinates a group of global financial crime experts to maintain and update the credential on an ongoing basis.

Emad Aladhal, Director of the Specialist Directorate, Financial Conduct Authority

Emad Aladhal is Director of the Specialist Directorate within the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which comprises six specialist areas: Technology, Resilience and Cyber, Financial Crime, Financial Resilience, Resolution Strategy, Operations & Client Assets, Resolution Execution and the Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision. The specialists work with colleagues from across the FCA to bring their expertise to the supervision of over 50,000 FCA regulated firms and, with OPBAS, professional body supervisors that supervise thousands more professional firms.

Lauren Kohr, Senior Director, Anti-Money Laundering, ACAMS

Lauren Kohr’s background includes more than sixteen years of experience in the anti-financial crime sector with significant experience in Banks Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) and sanctions compliance. Currently, Ms. Kohr serves as the Senior Director, AML of Americas for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), focusing on building the global Anti-Financial Crime public-private partnership engagement initiative, assisting in executing the global Law Enforcement strategy from a thought-leadership perspective, and serving as both a subject matter and technical expert on AML/CTF, regulatory policy and AML regime priorities.

Graham Barrow, Director, The Dark Money Files

Graham is the co-host of “The Dark Money Files” podcast, covering all aspects of money laundering and financial crime. He continues to work with many print and broadcast media investigative journalists, providing expert assistance on whistleblower documentation relating to financial crime. He is currently working with a number of Regulatory Technology (RegTech) start-ups, to help design new tools for automating elements of financial crime controls and alerts to make them more effective, efficient and economical for use within the banking industry. He also works with a variety of NGOs and Open Data initiatives to advocate for, amongst other things, improvement to Financial Crime legislation and transparent corporate registers.

Rūta Bajarūnaitė, Expert, Centre of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering & Winner of FinCrime Summit ‘Call For Presentations’

Rūta is an expert at the Centre of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering – unique public-private partnership established in Lithuania. She is working on various initiatives towards FinCrime disruption and delivering a step change in the Lithuania’s response to financial crime. Before joining the Centre of Excellence in AML she worked as a bilingual lawyer and supported an international law firm on a high-profile anti-money laundering investigation in Stockholm on behalf of a multinational financial institution with the focus on clients‘ data and identification of key documents, issues and compliance deficiencies.

Gregory Dellas, Founder and Chair, ACAMS Cyprus Chapter

Gregory is the founder and Chair of the ACAMS Cyprus Chapter, since 2015. He holds several international professional certifications including CGSS, CAMS (Advanced) – Risk and CAMS (Advanced) – Audit. He is a certified CAMS instructor and GCI accredited trainer, a Fellow of ICA (FICA) and a long-standing member of the AMLP Forum and IGCA. He also holds an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK and a BSC (Hons) Industrial economics from the University of Warwick.

Lotte Penney, Senior Sanctions Specialist, Standard Chartered Bank

Lotte joined Standard Chartered in May 2021 as a Senior Sanctions Specialist in the Financial Crime Group Sanctions Team. Lotte is responsible for leading the monitoring of applicable sanctions laws and regulations, drafting the Group Sanctions Policy and Standards and providing technical advice on business and transactional matters. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Lotte worked at Barclays where she drafted and provided guidance on Barclays Financial Crime Policy and Standards. During the FinCrime Summit, Lotte will deliver a session regarding the latest developments in UK, EU and US sanctions on Belarus.

Dr. Robert Lizak, Expert at ex-Director of the Office of the Head of Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau

Dr. Robert Lizak worked for over 21 years in law enforcement. He spent most of this time working at the Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau, where – among other responsibilities – he served as Director of the Office of the Head of CBA and as Head of Internal Audit. He also worked as Deputy Director of the Polish Financial Intelligence Unit. He holds a PhD. in law and is a graduate of John F. Kennedy School of Government where he participated in a Strategic Management Program for Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies. Currently, he is an academic researcher at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Ross Higgins, Financial Investigator, Bellingcat

Ross Higgins is a financial investigator. Since joining Bellingcat in 2016 Ross has concentrated on the abuse of corporate vehicles in the UK, most prominently Scottish Limited Partnerships (“SLPs”) which have been used to facilitate several global money laundering scandals. Ross was the lead researcher in Bellingcat’s joint report with Transparency International UK “Offshore in the UK”. His latest major report “Smash and Grab – the UK’s Money Laundering Machine” was published in 2019. His work has been cited in the Houses of Parliament, as well as media outlets including the Times, the Guardian, Business Insider and the Herald.

Sunil Wadhva, Director Fraud Risk, Transaction Fraud Department, Fraud Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank

Sunil joined Standard Chartered in February 2020 and has been part of the second line of defence function of Group Fraud Risk Management. He has been instrumental in writing Group Card Fraud Standards last year and Group Cheque Fraud Standards this year. He has overall 18 years of experience in Banking and Fintechs before joining Standard Chartered and has been into risk management function most of his career. By qualification, Sunil is a law graduate.

Faith Bhaseen, Head of i3, Asia, Financial Crime Controls, Standard Chartered Bank

Faith Bhaseen is the Head of i3 Asia, a specialist Financial Crime investigations team within Standard Chartered Bank which focuses on complex and cross-border cases. He joined Standard Chartered Bank twenty years ago as a derivatives trader in UK Global Markets and has held a variety of roles within Standard Chartered including in Client Relations as the Regional Head for Development Organisations, and as a transactor within Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Financial Crime Compliance, he was the Head of Audit for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, and the Head of Audit for Corporate Finance and Transaction Banking.

Charlotte Hui, Director Integrated Intelligence & Investigations i3 Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Charlotte has joined i3 Asia team since 2014 and is a financial crime professional and data analytics specialist with years of AML risk mitigation experience. Her main focus is to proactively identify and analyse financial crime risks in the bank and also conduct in-depth, bespoke investigation and data analytics led thematic researches. She is also an active member of proactive outreach engagement with public sector, industry partners and external investigators to enable the Bank to play a more effective role in combating financial crimes.

Nick Lewis, Managing Director, High Risk Client Unit – Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank

Nick worked in UK law enforcement for over 30 years and led several significant operations with partner agencies around the world into organised crime threats against the UK. He has significant experience in leading complex multi-national investigations and building effective public-private partnerships and taskforce models. Nick joined Standard Chartered in 2016. He is an adviser to the RUSI “Future of Financial Information Sharing” Programme, a member of the UK Finance Information and Intelligence Committee, represents industry on a number of UK Economic Crime reform programmes and is a board member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.

Michelle Ng, Director, Integrated Intelligence & Investigations (i3) Asia, Standard Chartered

Michelle is a member of the regional intelligence and investigations team, her work to-date mainly focused on strategic intelligence and pro-active identification of high-risk clients for Financial Crime by leveraging internal client data available to the Bank. This approach enables a holistic view of clients and potential early risk mitigation. Prior to this role Michelle was a part of the Global Name Screening team within FCC, also additionally had experiences in enterprise data strategy and business intelligence & information analytics for management decision.

Somit Chitrey, Director Fraud Risk – Credit Fraud, Fraud Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank

Somit is a member of Standard Chartered Group’s Fraud Risk Management team and has over 19+ years of experience in Banking, Insurance, Financial services & Consulting. In various organizations he has been engaged risk advisory, assurance and audit, ERM, process re-engineering engagements. In his career he has been part of many white-collar forensic and Internal Fraud/ Code of conduct Investigation/s along with financial Crime Compliance and Fraud Risk assessments. He is a holder of the following diplomas: MBA Finance, Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Lead Quality Auditor-ISO 9001, LEAN & Six Sigma Black Belt certificate, PCI DSS V3.2.1 Implementation certificate. Currently he is pursuing a PhD in Fraud Risk Management.

Karol Trociński, Security researcher at CERT.PL

Security researcher at CERT.PL focusing on reverse engineering, malware analysis and threat intelligence.