AML Intelligence is delighted to present our fourth #WomenInFinCrime Summit, championing women in the FinCrime space.
The #WomenInFinCrime conference will provide an inspirational morning of thought leadership and insight from industry leaders in the FinCrime and Compliance space.
Our previous #WomenInFinCrime event saw over 3000 international delegates, with the announcement of our inaugural #WomenInFinCrime Leader award, and contributions from EU, UK and US-based AML & AFC trailblazers.
|14:00||WELCOME from Federica Taccogna - Managing Direector of Interpath's Advisory|
|14:05||Alexandra Jour-Schroder - Deputy Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission|
'Use of technology in the fight against ML and TF'
|14:15||Q&A by Federica Taccogna with Alexandra Jour-Schrouder|
|14:20||Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz - Chair of MONEYVAL & Vice Chair, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units|
|14:40||Nana Lisa Heider - Head, Financial Crime Intelligence Unit, Deutsche Bank - 'Challenges and Opportunties for technology in the fight against FC'|
|14:50||PANEL DISCUSSION with Nana Heider, Ilze Znotina, Former Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Latvia and Charmian Simmons - Financial Crime Expert and Strategy Leader at SymphonyAI NetReveal|
|15:20||Federica Taccogna - Managing Director of Interpath's Advisory|
|15:35||Ilze Znotina - Former Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Latvia|
|15:50||Commissioner Brenda Lucki - Royal Canadian Mounted Police | Gendarmerie royale du Canada Police (RCMP) and Q&A by Jackie King with Commissioner Brenda Lucki and Superintendent Ann Koenig|
|16:10||Dr Shlomit Wagman - Former DG Israel Money Laundering & Terrorism Prohibition Authority (IMPA) - 'From Ozark to ISIL - use of technology to successfully combat financial crime & and terrorism (including AI)'|
|16:25||Karyn Kenny - Attorney Advisor, US Department of Justice - 'Financial Crime in the Metaverse(s)'|
|16:35||Toni Gillich - Assistant Director, Forensic Audit and Investigative Service, GAO - 'On the mind of the minders'|
|16:45||PANEL DISCUSSION with Shlomit Wagman, Karyn Kenny and Toni Gillich|
Meet Our Speakers
Deputy Director General
Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is Deputy Director General of the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since March 2021. In her function, Alexandra Jour-Schroeder supervises and monitors the policies of the Directorate General.
Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is a graduate in law. Following initial assignments in the German federal government, she started working for the European Commission in 1996, holding several positions in competition, enterprise and industry policies as well as justice. From 1998 to 2007, she was Member of Cabinet for the Commissioners responsible for regional policy and justice and home affairs and for the Vice-President for enterprise and industry. Since 2017, she has been the Director for Criminal Justice in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, working inter alia on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor´s Office and Anti-Money Laundering policies. From 2018 to 2021, she was also overseeing consumer policies as Acting Deputy Director General in DG Justice and Consumers.
Vice Chair, Egmont Group of FIUs & MONEYVAL Chairperson
Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz is the Head of the International Cooperation Unit within the Department of Financial Information of the Polish Ministry of Finance (Polish FIU – The General Inspector of Financial Information).
She has over 28 years of experience in government administration of Poland – The Polish Police, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Finance. For the past 21 years, Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz has focused on anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing (AML/CFT) issues within the Polish FIU.
Her Egmont Group (EG) undertakings include participating in the Operational Working Group (OpWG) before the Information Exchange Working Group (IEWG). For the last few years, Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz has been an active member of the Technical Assistance and Training Working Group (TATWG).
For many years, she has represented the Polish FIU in numerous international AML/CFT activities (EG, FATF, MONEYVAL, EAG, UNODC, OECD, OSCE, the Experts Group on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/TF), the EU FIU Platform, FIU.Net, and others) and during numerous trainings for various FIUs.
Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz also has experience in AML/CFT twinning and capacity-building projects. In 2010, she was a project’s Resident Twinning Advisor, increasing the capacity of the AML/CFT institutional system dedicated to Romania and was an expert on numerous projects for third countries (Algeria, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Zambia, and others). She is a speaker at national and international conferences, seminars, and workshops on combating ML/TF issues.
In 2009, Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz was appointed as the Head of Polish Delegation to the MONEYVAL Committee within the Council of Europe, a regional body, and associate member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). From 2011-2015, she was a Member of the MONEYVAL Bureau; in 2015, she was elected as the Vice-Chair of the MONEYVAL. In December 2017, Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz was re-elected as the Vice-Chair of MONEYVAL. Since August 1, 2019, she has been President of MONEYVAL.
Between September 2017 to March 2018, she was seconded by the Ministry of Finance and served as an advisor within the framework of the UNODC Global Programme on Combating Money Laundering, the Proceeds of Crime, and Terrorism Financing (GPML) for Central Asia.
Mrs. Franków-Jaśkiewicz holds a master’s degree in Arts. She also graduated from several postgraduate studies (Warsaw School of Economics, Police Academy in Szczytno, and the National School of Public Administration).
Commissioner Brenda Lucki
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Commissioner Brenda Lucki×
Brenda Lucki was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and joined the RCMP in August 1986. During Commissioner Lucki’s career, she has served in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan and at the RCMP Academy (Depot Division), as well as on international peace- keeping missions in the former Yugoslavia.
Her first posting was in Granby, Quebec, where she worked in federal policing, mostly in drugs and customs investigations. In 1993 and 1994, she served on the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR) mission in the former Yugoslavia, overseeing criminal investigations and monitoring the delivery of aid and health services.
In 1995, she was transferred to the RCMP’s peacekeeping program in Ottawa, where she trained and selected peacekeepers for the UN missions in Haiti for a year-and-a-half. Following that role, she advanced through the non-commissioned officer ranks, first as an instructor at the RCMP Training Academy for three years, then returning to operations in Manitoba for four years as a supervisor and acting Detachment Commander.
In 2003, she was promoted to the rank of Inspector and held the post of Traffic Services Officer for Saskatchewan. She stayed in the province for six years, holding the role of Community and Contract Policing and District Operations Officer.
In 2009, she rose to the rank of Superintendent, and became the District Commander for the Manitoba North District. In 2012, she was transferred and promoted to Chief Superintendent, and became the District Commander of a larger area in northwest Alberta.
In 2016, she was named Commanding Officer of the RCMP Academy, and on March 9, 2018, she was announced as the RCMP’s 24th Commissioner.
Commissioner Lucki completed a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology at the Univer- sity of Alberta in 1996. She also completed the Advanced Program in Management, Leader- ship and Strategy at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 2012. She is married and has two step-daughters and three grandchildren.
Commissioner Lucki’s career contributions have been recognized through a number of honours and awards, including:
• Order of Merit of the Police Forces (2013) for her eﬀorts to improve relations with First Nations in northern Manitoba
• Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012)
• RCMP Long Service medals for 20 years (2006) and 25 years (2011) of service
• Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2005)
• Commander’s Commendation for her work during the 2002 G8 meetings in Alberta (2003)
• Order of St. John’s Certiﬁcate for providing humanitarian assistance at great personal risk in the former Yugoslavia (1994)
• Peacekeeping medals from the UN (1993 and 1994) and Canada (2000); UN Force Commander’s Commendation for exemplary performance and contributions to the UNPROFOR mission (1993)
Dr. Shlomit Wagman
Former Director General
Israel Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prohibition Authority
Dr. Shlomit Wagman×
Dr. Shlomit Wagman was the Director-General of the Israel Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA), a financial regulator and law enforcement agency, from 2016 to 2022, and the Acting Director-General of the Israel Privacy Protection Authority from 2019 to 2021.
She is an expert in the fields of financial regulation, digital assets and crypto-currencies, money laundering and terrorism financing, privacy and data protection, financial intelligence and data analytics.
She holds both JSD and LLM degrees from Yale Law School (2007, 2005) and a joint LLB and BA degree (magna cum laude) in law and business management from the Hebrew University (2001). She clerked for the Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Prof. Aharon Barak.
Dr. Wagman worked in the private sector with leading law firms, including Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in NYC and Gross-Hodak in Israel. She is the co-editor of the book "Cybercrime" (NYU Press, 2007), with Prof. Jack Balkin et al. She served as an adjunct lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Raichman University (2007–2012) and was a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School (2003–2007).
Dr. Wagman was the Head of the Israeli delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing watchdog from 2016 to 2022, and also served as a Co-Chair of the FATF operational working group, a member of the Steering Group, and was a nominee for Presidency.
As the head of Israel’s anti-money laundering authority, she led major national reforms, including regulating cryptocurrencies, and the historic accession of Israel to the FATF as a member country after an evaluation process in which Israel was placed among the top three most effective countries in the world. Under her leadership, IMPA exposed hundreds of money laundering and terrorism financing cases, leading to the crackdown on major criminal organizations and the seizure of billions of illicit funds. IMPA further received various international awards, including the Best Financial Investigation Worldwide by the Egmont (2016, 2021) and recognition by the FATF as one of the three most effective FIUs worldwide.
As the head of Israel’s Privacy Protection Authority, she produced an unprecedented number of regulatory opinions, led innovative enforcement actions, and handled mega national data-leaks and cybersecurity attacks. The Supreme Court adopted her positions in two fundamental national cases: in limiting the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Beit) from monitoring citizens during COVID 19, and in striking down the transfer of citizens’ health data to local municipalities.
In addition to her current affiliation with the BKC, she serves as a Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at Kennedy School of Government and as an Affiliated Fellow at the ISP at Yale Law School.
Former Director, FIU Latvia
AML Intelligence Columnist
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.
Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Intelligence Unit
Nana Lisa Heider, Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Intelligence Unit, Anti Financial Crime, is located in Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt office.
Nana has been with Deutsche Bank since 2014.
Prior to her tenure at Deutsche Bank, Nana has been a manager at Deloitte focusing on Forensic Services. Nana holds a Master of Finance and International Management Degree from ESCP Business School (Turin, Paris, Berlin) and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the European University Viadrina.
An Assistant Director and financial intelligence specialist with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Toni manages work involving forensic audits and investigations of issues ranging from federal program fraud to sanctions violations. She has 20 years’ experience in auditing banking, securities, and various payments systems issues, and fraud risk management.
Toni has led numerous audits on the oversight of anti-money laundering issues in the financial services industry, and more recently beneficial ownership and corporate transparency risks to federal programs and fraud in pandemic relief programs. Before her auditing career, she was a lobbyist in international trade. She holds a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Development from American University. Toni currently serves on the advisory board of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.
U.S. Department of Justice
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
Financial Crime Risk Expert
Carmen is a Financial Crime Risk expert working for Julius Bär, a reputable Swiss private wealth management bank with a global footprint.
She has cross-divisional and locational responsibilities in performing complex AML investigations and transaction monitoring for units Monaco, Luxembourg and Switzerland.
Carmen’s main field of expertise is financial crime risk management in gambling with special focus on land-based casinos.
Ms. Bukva started her career in diplomacy; she has been working for the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as well as the US Embassy in Budapest.
Carmen holds a masters degree in Law (University of Szeged), and currently is in the process of finalizing her PhD in International Law. In addition, she finished economic studies at the University of Szeged and at the Harvard Business School (HBS).
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