The European Anti-Financial Crime Summit will take place on May 16 next in Dublin, Ireland. This in-person event is set to be the stand-out Anti-Financial Crime Summit event of 2024. This unmissable conference takes place at the RDS Convention Centre near central Dublin and will feature regulators, policymakers, industry leaders and law enforcement chiefs. Leading speakers, panellists and sponsor partners will be announced soon.

The stellar line-up of speakers are drawn from across the EU, UK and US. The summit will discuss the most topical issues facing Chief Compliance Officers, MLROs, FCC and AFC teams in Banking, Fintech, FSIs and Gaming.

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 in Fighting Financial Crime
  • Sanctions – Staying Ahead and Best Practice

 

Working lunch and coffee breaks are included. Delegates are also invited to attend the Networking Reception in the intimate surroundings of the RDS Library on the evening of May 16.

This year’s summit will hear from the leading global speakers (confirmed to date speakers, see below) on these topics.

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.

There is still an opportunity to avail of the Early Bird ticket price. The Registration process is below.

If you represent a law enforcement or asset recovery agency entity you may also inquire about attending the invitational ‘PPPs in FinCrime and Asset Recovery’ Roundtable on May 15. Email ahoulihan@amlintelligence.com to register your interest.

 

Meet Our Speakers

Raluca Prună

Head of Financial Crime Unit
DG FISMA, European Commission

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Raluca Prună works for the European Commission, as Head of Financial Crime Unit in DG Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA). From 2015 to 2017, she served as Minister of Justice in the Romanian Government.

Since 2007, she worked in several Directorate Generals of the European Commission, in various fields as fight against organized crime, financial crime, and free movement of goods. Previously she worked in the Legal Service of the Council of the European Union (2005-2007) and the Delegation of the European Commission in Bucharest (2000 -2005). Ms Prună started her career as lawyer in 1996. She is a founding member and former President of Transparency International Romania.

Paschal Donohoe

Eurogroup President,
Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform

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Paschal Donohoe is the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

As Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal is responsible for delivering well-managed and well-targeted public spending, through modernised, effective and accountable public services. The department oversees the implementation of the National Development Plan, drives the programme of public service reform, and has a key role in decisions made across Government.

Minister Donohoe was elected President of the Eurogroup on 9 July 2020. His two and a half year term began on 13 July 2020.

From June 2017 - December 2022, he served as the Minister for Finance.

From May 2016 - June 2020, he served as the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, and from July 2014 - May 2016, as the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport. He also held the position of Minister for European Affairs at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs from July 2013 - July 2014.

Minister Donohoe was first elected as a TD in February 2011 for the Dublin Central constituency. Prior to this he was a member of Seanad Éireann, from 2007 - 2011. He also served as member of Dublin City Council from 2004 - 2007.

He was formerly the Chair of Ireland’s Future in Europe Oireachtas Sub-Committee, as well as a member of the Public Accounts Committee. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the European Affairs Committee and, as a Senator, he served as a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport.

During his time as member of Dublin City Council, he served as Chair of the Environment & Engineering Strategic Policy Committee, as a member of the Corporate Policy Group and also as Chairman of the Central Area Committee.

Minister Donohoe is a graduate of the Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Politics and Economics and he attended St. Declan’s CBS.

Jim Lee

Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation
US Internal Revenue Service

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James (Jim) Lee serves as the Chief, Criminal Investigation. In this position, he oversees a worldwide staff of approximately 3,000 employees, including 2,000 special agents in 21 Field Offices and 11 foreign countries.
He leads and oversees some of the most significant investigations of financial crimes involving tax, money laundering, public corruption, cyber, ID theft, narcotics and terrorist financing.
Prior to this assignment, Jim’s executive positions included serving as the Director of Field Operations-North, Director of Field Operations-South, Director of Strategy and Executive Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago Field Office.
Dr. Marcus Pleyer

Deputy Director General,
German Federal Ministry of Finance &
Former FATF President

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Dr. Marcus Pleyer of Germany assumed the position of President of the FATF on 1 July 2020. He succeeded Xiangmin Liu of the People's Republic of China.

Dr. Marcus Pleyer serves as Deputy Director General in Germany’s Federal Ministry of Finance with responsibilities for policy development and international engagement pertaining International Financial Markets (including FSB, G7, G20 matters), Anti- Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT), Financial Sanctions Policy, Digital Finance including Payment Services and Cyber Security and national and international development banks. As representative of the Federal Republic, he is currently a member of the board of governors of the Development Bank for Agribusiness and of the Foundation for Financing the Disposal of Nuclear Waste. He is regularly invited as an expert on AML/CFT and took part in a number of international AML/CFT-missions. Before he assumed the position of President on 1 July 2020, he served as Vice-President of the FATF (July 2019–June 2020), and as the Head of the German delegation (2016–July 2019). Dr. Pleyer has also been serving in the Steering Committee of that same organisation since 2016.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Pleyer headed the Division for International Financial Markets from 2014 to 2015. From 2011 to 2014, he served as Head of Cabinet of Federal Finance Minister Schaeuble. From 2006 to 2011, he worked in the Federal Chancellery as senior adviser for Economic Law, International Financial Markets, Eurozone and G8/G20-Affairs and was part of a special team of Chancellor Merkel for the stabilization of the financial sector in 2009. Prior to that, he held positions as adviser in the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) after he had worked as a researcher in the field of public and capital markets law at the University of Dresden and as lecturer in criminal law at the University of Heidelberg.

With support of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Marcus studied law at the National University of Singapore and the University of Heidelberg from which he graduated in law in 1995 before he qualified for the position of a judge in 1997. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Edinburgh, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wales and a Ph.D. from the University of Dresden. He has also passed the admission exam as a stockbroker.

Aamir Hanif

Regional Vice President, AML Compliance for EU / CIS / Africa for Western Union

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Aamir is the Regional Vice President, AML Compliance for EU / CIS / Africa for Western Union. He has held multiple positions in the anti-financial crime space in the public and private sectors including as the Head of Financial Crimes for EMEA / UK MLRO for Stripe, the Regional Head for the US Law Compliance Program for ASEAN and South Asia for Standard Chartered Bank, and the Head of Financial Crimes for the Middle East and North Africa (excluding the UAE) for Standard Chartered Bank. Aamir has also led financial management teams for Expedia and Boeing; and spent nine years working in the U.S. government focusing on geopolitical, intelligence and global financial crime issues.

Aamir has an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University.

Aaron Elliot-Gross

Global Director of Product Compliance
Wise

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Aaron has recently taken on a new role as the Global Director of Product Compliance.

Prior to his current role, Aaron held the position of Partner and Group Head of Financial Crime and Fraud at Revolut.

During his tenure at Revolut, he played a pivotal role in implementing measures to combat financial crime and fraud.

Seána Cunningham

Director of Enforcement and Anti-Money Laundering, Central Bank of Ireland.

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Seána Cunningham is the Director of Enforcement and Anti-Money Laundering in the Central Bank of Ireland.

She was appointed to this position in January 2018 with responsibility for overseeing enforcement investigations, AML/CFT supervision of credit and financial institutions and policy development.

Seana previously held the position of Deputy Head of the Anti-Money Laundering division and Head of the Enforcement Advisory division in the Central Bank.

Prior to joining the Central Bank in 2011, Seána practised as a solicitor for over 12 years in Ireland and the UK, specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency.

Jaap van der Molen

Managing Director
Head Detecting Financing Crime
ABN AMRO Bank

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Jaap is current the Head of the Detecting Financial Crime (DFC)  unit, which is ABN AMRO Bank’s 1LOD centre of excellence for financial crime risk management.

The DFC unit maintains and executes the standards, systems and operations for all financial crime risk management processes. Jaap joined ABN AMRO Bank as their Global Head, AML & Sanctions in April 2021.

Prior to that he was with Standard Chartered Bank for a over seven years where he worked in the Financial Crime Surveillance (screening & monitoring) unit based out of London, and prior to that as Head of Retail Financial Crime Compliance based in Singapore.

Prior to Standard Chartered, Jaap worked at ING Bank in various financial crime compliance capacities. All in all, Jaap has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, of which over 15 years in the AML / CTF domain.

 

Artie McConnell

Assistant US Attorney
Eastern District of New York
Deputy Chief National Security and Cybercrime Section
DOJ

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Artie is an Assistant United States Attorney and the Deputy Chief of the National Security and Cybercrime Section at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  In that capacity, he heads the Office’s sanctions and export control program, and is the Office liaison for the Department of Justice’s Task Force Kleptocapture and Disruptive Technology Strike Force.

He leads and overseas some of the most significant investigations and prosecutions involving transnational fraud, sanctions evasion, cybercrime and terrorism. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Artie served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He has tried over forty-five cases to verdict during his career as a prosecutor.

Artie earned his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he won the award for Excellence in Pretrial and Trial Advocacy. He also holds a Masters of Arts in National Security Studies from the George Washington University.

Siobhain Ivers

Director of Global Compliance
Etsy

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Siobhain is the Director of Global Compliance at Etsy, responsible for multiple global compliance programs. Etsy is a global marketplace for unique and creative goods with a mission to keep commerce human.

Before joining Etsy, Siobhain held a number of senior compliance roles at Meta (formerly Facebook), the most recent being that of Director of Compliance Oversight, responsible for global compliance programs for Meta's regulated entities.

Prior to this, Siobhain held senior financial crime compliance roles in a number of large US financial institutions including US Bank, State Street and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Siobhain is currently Chairperson of the Irish Compliance Institute's Fintech and Payments working group. She holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin, Masters degree in Economic Development from University College Dublin.

Siobhain recently finished a Masters degree in Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Dublin City University, completing a minor research thesis on the ethical use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in credit decisioning. Siobhain is interested in the prevention of financial crime in the financial sector through leveraging technology, in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Michael Gubbins

Detective Chief Superintendent
Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB)

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Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins is the current Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB). He has been a member of an Garda Síochána for over 30 years, during which time he has worked as a Detective Garda, Detective Sergeant and Detective Inspector at the CCIU. In 2016, Michael was appointed as the Detective Superintendent in charge of the newly formed Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau (GNCCB). During his career, he has represented an Garda Síochána on various Europol & European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) fora including the European Computer Training and Education Group (ECTEG), European Multidisciplinary Platform against Criminal Threats (EMPACT) and the European Union Cybercrime Task Force (EUCTF) of which he is a previous Chair and board member.

In May 2020 Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins was appointed as the Chief Bureau Officer of the Criminal Assets Bureau. The Bureau’s remit is to target a person’s assets, wherever situated, which derive, or are suspected to derive, directly or indirectly, from criminal conduct. Since its inception, the Bureau has fought organised crime in this jurisdiction and disrupted the activities of criminal gangs by depriving them of ill-gotten assets.

Michael holds a Masters in Forensic Computing & Cybercrime Investigation (MSc FCCI) from University College Dublin, a Postgraduate Diploma in Serious Crime Investigation from the University of Limerick and a Professional Certificate in Governance from the Institute of Public Administration.

Lauren Kohr

PPPs Lead
IRS-Criminal Investigations

Suzanne Gunn

Head of Economic, Transnational, and Organised Crime Policy
Department of Justice

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Suzanne Gunn is the Director of Criminal Enforcement and a senior member of the management team at the Corporate Enforcement Authority (“CEA”), where she leads a multi-disciplinary team comprising members of An Garda Síochána, forensic accountants, and civil servants.

Suzanne is the Chair of the Economic Crime and Corruption Forum, a member of the Advisory Council Against Economic Crime and Corruption, and the CEA representative to the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Committee.

Suzanne was previously an Enforcement Lawyer with the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (“ODCE”), advising on all areas of the ODCE’s criminal and civil enforcement remit, and Advisory Counsel to the Houses of the Oireachtas, where she advised Members of the Oireachtas, Oireachtas Office holders, Oireachtas Committees and the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission on a broad range of parliamentary, constitutional and corporate legal issues.

Suzanne is a qualified barrister and practised law at the Bar for over nine years specialising in criminal, administrative and constitutional law.

Carol Lawton

Head of Financial Crime
AIB

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Carol Lawton is Head of Financial Crime in AIB, responsible for a Centre of Excellence in the first line of defence which encompasses AML, Fraud and Sanctions activities. She has also lead the design and multi-year implementation of a new operating model for Financial Crime in AIB.

Carol’s diverse career has spanned a wide range of functions and roles at senior level including operations, payments, digital adoption, business transformation, retail banking and direct banking.

Carol holds a BSc (Management) from Trinity College, Dublin and the Professional Diploma in Financial Advice from University College, Dublin. Carol is also a Fellow, and former Vice President and Director of IOB (The Institute of Bankers in Ireland).

Stephen Rae

AML Intelligence Publisher

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Stephen is the Publisher at AML Intelligence based between our Brussels and Dublin offices. Stephen is former Group Editor-in-Chief at INM, Ireland’s largest media group, where he ran the newspaper and online operations.

A member of the Supervisory Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), he has also served on the board of the World Editors Forum. Stephen is Principal at KOBN, a specialist European leadership advisory, with an emphasis on cybersecurity and climate change.

Karyn Kenny

Attorney Advisor
U.S. Department of Justice

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Karyn Kenny serves as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, International Unit. From 2013 to 2021, she served as Resident Legal Advisor for three U.S. embassies, focusing on combating emerging financial crime and counterterrorism matters.

Ms. Kenny is the recipient of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Award for creating the U.S./Bangladesh Bilateral Banking Sector Dialogue and in2020, designed and launched the first U.S. DOJPublic/Private FinTech Sector Partnership Dialogue.

She has served as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow, a Senior Justice Sector consultant for the World Bank and was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, teaching criminal and constitutional law courses in Lithuania. From 2000 to 2007, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney, District of Nevada, specializing in prosecuting financial and fraud cases and was an adjunct instructor for the University of Nevada where she received an award for her outstanding teaching. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Kenny prosecuted violent crimes as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

She has published articles in the DOJ’s Journal of Federal Law and Practice, The World Bank Legal Review and lectures globally on financial crime, the Metaverse, NFTs, FinTech and international law issues. She has taught at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), the DEA Academy and designed and taught the first course on TheFinTech Ecosystem for U.S. federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents at the DOJ’s National Advocacy Center. Ms. Kenny was a featured guest on the compliance focused Risky Women Radio podcast, lectured at the World Bank and the Brookings Institution and served as a keynote speaker for Thomson Reuters.

She holds a B.A. (summa cum laude), M.A., and J.D. degrees and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa

Sarah Beth Felix

CEO at Palmera Consulting
Co-Founder and Chief AML Officer at Acceleron Bank
Co-Founder at Hyper-S Research

Danny McCoy

CEO, Ibec

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Danny McCoy is CEO at Ibec, the group that represents Irish business domestically and internationally.

Since becoming CEO in 2009, he has led a substantial transformation of Ibec increasing turnover to €31 million, leading a professional services staff of 240 in 7 locations and 38 sub-brands. Prior to joining Ibec, he served as a senior economist at both the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and the Central Bank of Ireland.

He has held lecturing posts at Dublin City University, University College London, University of Oxford and Trinity College Dublin and has been visiting lecturer at the IMD Business School in Switzerland and Harvard University in the US. He has been a consultant for the European Commission and the OECD.

He currently serves as President of the Statistical & Social Inquiry Society of Ireland and Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Engineers.

He is a member of the Export Trade Council, the BusinessEurope Executive Committee, and the OECD-BIAC working group on Corporate Taxation. Danny correctly identified the turnaround in the Irish economy prior to the EU Troika programme and initiated significant media campaigns around the driving the recovery domestically and internationally.

Over recent years, he has made significant speeches to the United Nations ILO plenary in Geneva; to the European Business Summit in Brussels; spoken at conferences in the New York and London Stock Exchanges, at the IMF in Washington DC, the World Trade Organisation in Geneva; Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce; and the OECD Economic Forum in Paris. He regularly presents to the Global Boards of an international multinational organisation.

He is a regular contributor in the print and broadcast media and has written columns for the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and the Irish Times among other international newspapers.

The Irish Times recently described Danny as one of the ‘50 people who run Ireland’.

Ibec represents Irish business; home grown, multinational, big and small, spanning every sector of the economy.

The organisation and its sector associations, work with government and policymakers nationally and internationally, to shape business conditions and drive economic growth.

It also provides a wide range of professional services direct to members.

Phillip Bugeja

Professional specialising in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT)
IGA Group Ltd

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Phillip Bugeja is a seasoned professional specialising in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) with close to a decade of experience offering tailored solutions to businesses in high-risk sectors like remote gambling and financial services.

Over the years, Philip has established himself as a trusted authority in the domain of financial compliance. Philip served as Head of Compliance and MLRO for an international law company and subsequently directed AML/CFT efforts at the browser company Opera. In his current role as a partner at IGA Group, Phillip leads the AML & CFT department, overseeing audits, compliance, policy drafting, technological support and cryptocurrency-related advisory services. In addition to his consultancy work, Phillip collaborates closely with regulators and authorities in various jurisdictions, providing them with training in his areas of expertise. 

Philip holds a B.Sc in criminology and is certified in various AML/CFT-related disciplines. Philip's approach is driven by a passion for his work and a commitment to staying informed about emerging trends in financial crime. Philip enjoys mentoring aspiring professionals in his field, primarily teaching them to “ask the right people the right questions”.

Paul Coady

Founder & Managing Director
ComplianceLnD

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Paul Coady has over 25 years of financial services experience focused on compliance and financial crime practice and related people risk.

He has held senior roles that included Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for AIB Bank, Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays, Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Education & Culture for Deutsche Bank, and has recently founded ComplianceLnD, a new boutique consulting and professional education practice. Paul has worked in Dublin, London, and New York and led teams and complex transformation and regulatory requirements throughout the UK, US, EMEA, APAC and Africa.

He is a regular international speaker and thought leader promoting the people-side of compliance and financial crime. Paul holds an MSc. in Education & Training Management from Dublin City University (DCU), and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Licentiate of the Compliance Institute of Ireland and a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute (LPI).

Neil Giles

Director of Intelligence
STOP THE TRAFFIK Group
President, Traffik Analysis Hub

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Neil is the Director of Intelligence at STOP THE TRAFFIK Group and President of Traffik Analysis Hub. He has a 13-year history of collecting and developing intelligence on the issue of Human Trafficking. Neil has been working with STOP THE TRAFFIK since 2008 and moved to lead Traffik Analysis Hub in 2019.

With an extensive background in Law Enforcement, Neil has worked with New Scotland Yard, Regional and National Crime Squads, National Criminal Intelligence Service and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) in leading major international programmes to counter organised crime. This includes as the UK Law Enforcement Attache to North America, based at the British Embassy, Washington DC.

In SOCA, he led the Human Intelligence Department in collecting information globally on organised crime and has operational experience in Afghanistan, Colombia and West Africa. He also served as COO at UK Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP).

Jackie King

Executive Director
Ibec Global

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Jackie leads Brussels-based Ibec Global, Europe's leading English-speaking, globally networked business organisation, and the international business division of Ibec - Ireland’s largest and most influential business advocacy and representative organisation.

Ibec Global’s engagement spans across Irish and global stakeholders to shape the conditions for international businesses to thrive, and to advance practical and scalable solutions that economies and societies need to prosper. Her previous roles include Chief Operating Officer at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Ottawa, Canada office of a leading international public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm.

Jackie has over two decades of experience as an international business leader, building high-performing teams and transforming organisations for the future. She is recognised as an expert in managing risk for organizations with international exposure, and has worked with executives, their boards, and public-sector officials in every sector of the global economy to protect and enhance reputation and deliver results for business and communities.

Pat Lordan

Former Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau including the Irish Financial Intelligence Unit, Ireland

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Pat who is originally from Drimoleague, West Cork, joined An Garda Síochána in 1986 and has served mainly in the Dublin Region but also worked in the South Eastern and Eastern Garda Regions. Pat has worked in Community Policing, Drugs, Prostitution Investigations, Serious Crime Investigations, Fraud and Financial Investigations, Financial Intelligence and Cybercrime. He has held the position of Detective in all ranks and has been at the forefront of the investigation of serious crime for many years. Pat is a Senior Investigating Officer (S.I.O.) and holds a B.Sc in Management Law from Trinity College Dublin.

In 2015, Pat took up his current position as Head of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau. The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau is involved in many high profile investigations and is supported by Gardaí throughout the country trained in Fraud Investigation. Pat and his team have developed a Post Graduate Certificate in Fraud and E-Crime Investigation in association with University College Dublin. Pat was also the lead representative from An Garda Síochána in the 2017 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Review of Ireland. Pat sees education and crime prevention as being the most beneficial ways of reducing fraud into the future.

Tony Cahalan

Head of AML Transformation
Central Bank of Ireland

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Tony Cahalan is Head of AML Transformation in the Central Bank of Ireland. He has responsibility for leading a new strategic direction on financial crime prevention in response to the revised European AML framework and changes in financial crime.

Tony was previously a senior advisor to two Deputy Governors and prior to that was Head of AML Policy & Risk in the Central Bank. He has worked in the ECB and with the IMF on financial crime and financial integrity issues.

He is also a barrister who practised for 9 years at the Irish Bar before joining the Central Bank.

Ilze Znotiņa

Former Director, FIU Latvia
AML Intelligence Columnist

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Ilze Znotiņa is the former Director of FIU Latvia. Prior to joining FIU Latvia she has had a career as a sworn attorney-at-law specializing in dispute resolution. Her main areas of expertise included regulatory issues, insolvency, anti-bribery and anti-money laundering, fraud and white-collar crime.

A former Partner of law firm Deloitte Legal, Ms. Znotina has represented a wide range of local and international clients in courts as well as performed an anti-fraud reviews at many international and local companies where she led investigation of corruption, false accounting, fraud, theft, asset recovery, tax evasion, money laundering and obstruction of justice cases.

Her recent activities before the appointment related to leading the preparation of Latvian National AML/CFT Risk assessment and several sectoral assessments.

Ms. Znotina has submitted her doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law, University of Latvia. She holds a Master degree in International and European Law from Riga Graduate School of Law and a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Latvia. She is an author of a number of publications related to law, fraud and corruption as well as a frequent speaker on these topics.

James Treacy

Publisher of StubbsGazette and Co-Founder AML Intelligence

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James is the Managing Director at AMLi. James is also CEO at StubbsGazette, one of the oldest continuous credit bureaus in the world. He is one of the founders of the International Fraud Prevention Conference (IFPC), the fincrime and cybersecurity convention. James acquired the Stubbs brand from Dun & Bradstreet in 2008 and built the company’s reach. He was also the founder and chairman of the Irish Fraud Bureau.

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