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NEWS: Central Bank of Ireland’s Deputy Governor, Derville Rowland to speak at ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024’ – announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Bank of Ireland's Deputy Governor Derville Rowland will speak at 'European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024,' it was announced today (Wed).


DEPUTY Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, Derville Rowland has been confirmed as the latest speaker at the ‘European Anti-Financial Crime Summit 2024’, headline sponsored by ID-Pal.

Ms Rowland, who focuses on areas including money laundering and consumer protection, joins a long list of influential industry figures speaking at #EAFCS2024 in Dublin on May 16 next – described as the fincrime “event of the year.”

She is responsible for Consumer and Investor Protection, overseeing Retail Conduct, Securities and Markets Supervision as well as oversight of Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Sanctions and Enforcement.

Derville also serves as a member of both the management board and the board of supervisors of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and chairs its Investment Management Standing Committee.  She is a board member of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and is vice-chair of IOSCO’s European Regional Committee.

Prior to joining the Bank, Derville practiced as a barrister in the UK, subsequently becoming a Barrister-at-Law degree at Kings Inns, Dublin.

Other regulatory speakers include the likes of Raluca Prună, Head of the Financial Crime Unit at the European Commission, Dr. Marcus Pleyer, the deputy director general at the German Federal Ministry of Finance, and Seána Cunningham.

As well as this, it was announced last week that Antoine Magnant, France’s new FIU chief, will be a keynote speaker at the event.

Paschal Donohoe, the Eurogroup President and Irish Minister for Public Expenditure, will officially open the conference, which will be sponsored by some of the world’s most prominent fintech companies, including Western Union, Revolut and Stripe.

Ms Rowland was appointed as one of the Central Bank of Ireland’s three deputy governors in 2022.

She has oversight of the regulator’s operations in anti-money laundering, financial sanctions and enforcement. She is also responsible for consumer and investor protection, overseeing retail conduct, securities and markets supervision.

Recently, one of her key focus areas has been the Central Bank’s Senior Executive Accountability Regime, which sets new standards of conduct for top financial executives.

Summit delegates are drawn from across the globe and include leading Chief Compliance Officers, MLROs and Sanctions teams from right across the FSI, Banking, Fintech, Technology, Regulators and International Law Enforcement.

The four main Plenary sessions at #EAFCS2024 will discuss:

  • The Effect of Europe’s new AML regulations and the Impact of AMLA
  • Understanding the Role of AI & Machine Learning in Detecting FinCrime; the Impact on Data Privacy
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Fighting Financial Crime
  • Sanctions – Staying Ahead and Best Practice

Other prominent speakers include: 

  • Aaron Elliot-Gross, Global Director of Product Compliance at Wise.
  • Aamir Hanif, Regional Vice President, AML Compliance for EU / CIS / Africa for Western Union.
  • Aaron Elliot-Gross, Partner and Group Head of Financial Crime and Fraud
  • Gemma Rogers, Head of the EMEA Financial Crimes team at Stripe. 
  • Jaap van der Molen, Managing Director, Head Detecting Financing Crime, ABN AMRO Bank.
  • Linda Hamilton, Deputy Director Organised Crime, Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC.

There is still time to register and those interested in attending may access the booking process here: The European Anti Financial Crime Summit 2024.

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