- 03/03/2022 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (GMT)
- € 50.00
- AMLi Event
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, AML Intelligence is delighted to host its third #WomenInFinCrime Summit. This conference will focus on ‘Digital Transformation and Opportunities in the Financial Sector’.
|09:00 AM||Introduction & Welcome|
|09:05 AM||Opening Address:|
Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice Ireland
|09:10 AM||Charmian Simmons, Financial Crime and Compliance Expert, BAE Systems|
|09:25 AM||Hennie Verbeek-Kusters, Egmont Chair|
|09:40 AM||Raluca Pruna, Head of Unit, DG FISMA|
|09:55 AM||Ilze Znotina, Director, FIU Latvia|
|10:10 AM||Daniëlle Goudriaan, Prosecutor, EPPO|
|10:30 AM||Panel Discussion moderated by Federica Taccogna, Global FinCrime expert|
|10:50 AM||Moyara Ruehsen, Professor of FinCrime|
|11:05 AM||Rekha Modi Gomes, HSBC Global Head - Risk Operations|
|11:20 AM||Sujata Dasgupta, Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, Tata Consultancy Services|
|11:35 AM||Toni Gillich, Assistant Director, US GAO|
|12:00 PM||Panel Discussion moderated by Jackie King, Executive Director, International Business at Ibec|
Suneeta Shetty, Global Head of Transaction Monitoring GSC Poland, HSBC
Ruth Hutchinson, ICA Head of Learning
|12:20 PM||Closing Address:|
AnnaLou Tirol, FinCEN Deputy Director
|12:40 PM||Panel Round-up|
|13:00 PM||Event Ends|
Meet Our Speakers
Helen McEntee TD
Minister for Justice, Ireland
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AnnaLou Tirol is the Deputy Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. FinCEN’s mission is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence. FinCEN serves as the administrator and primary regulator of the Bank Secrecy Act for bank and non-bank financial institutions, including emerging payments involving virtual currency. FinCEN also is the Financial Intelligence Unit of the United States.
Ms. Tirol was previously the Associate Director for FinCEN’s Strategic Operations Division, which is responsible for designing and implementing FinCEN’s strategic partnerships, coordinating stakeholder priorities, and safeguarding access to FinCEN’s information, tools, and resources.
Prior to joining FinCEN in 2019, Ms. Tirol was the Acting Chief of the Public Integrity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Ms. Tirol began her public service career with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California.
She served with DOJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training as the Anti-Corruption Resident Legal Advisor in Serbia and as the Resident Legal Advisor in Panama focused on anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing. Ms. Tirol is an adjunct professor of law at
Georgetown University Law Center teaching advanced evidence.
Chair of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units
Mrs. Hennie Verbeek-Kusters was appointed Chair of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units in July 2020 and will serve as Chair until July 2022. Mrs. Verbeek-Kusters has long been involved in the Egmont Group and served previously as Chair of the Egmont Group from July 2017-2019 and interim Chair in 2020. Through her engagement in the Egmont Group, Mrs. Verbeek-Kusters aims to enhance the cooperation amongst FIUs as well as with the private sector.
Mrs. Verbeek-Kusters has been the Head of the FIU – the Netherlands since 2008, and in October 2010, Mrs. Verbeek-Kusters became the Head of FIU for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba). During Mrs. Verbeek-Kuster's time as HoFIU, the FIU – the Netherlands has grown in its capacity to receive and analyze transactions and increase its focus on cooperation with (external) partners in the fight against money laundering and financing of terrorism.
Head of Unit
DG FISMA, European Commission
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.
European Public Prosecutor’s Office
Daniëlle Goudriaan is a Dutch prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience. Prior to joining the EPPO, she was the national coordinating prosecutor on corruption in the Netherlands at the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Serious Fraud, Environmental Crime and Asset Confiscation. She was responsible for establishing the specialised corruption team within the Dutch Prosecutor’s Office (DPO), and supervised and provided guidance to members of this team on individual cases. This team handles complex bribery cases (foreign and commercial) and supports other prosecutors dealing with these corruption cases. The team exercises the authority on behalf of the prosecutor’s office on the criminal investigations conducted by the Anti-Corruption Center from the Fiscal Intelligence and Investigations Service (FIOD).
As the national prosecutor on corruption, Goudriaan was also responsible for further professionalisation and development of the specialism within the DPO, and was involved in developing policies in this field. Prior to this position, she had been a senior prosecutor for several years and had handled numerous complex fraud and corruption cases. She was also part of the Dutch delegation in the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB), a member of the Management Group of the WGB and Chair of the Meeting of the Law Enforcement Officials (WGB).
Rekha Modi Gomes
HSBC Global Head- Risk Operations
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Rekha joined HSBC Global Operations in February 2021, as the Global Head of Risk Operations. Prior to this, she was the Chief Control Officer for HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking (WPB) leading the organisation, with the objective to continuously strengthen the Risk and Control environment whilst ensuring alignment with the business strategy.
Rekha has been in the financial services industry for 30 years and prior to joining HSBC has held a number of Senior Management roles within Citi Group. She has worked across various geographies including India, Sweden, UK and now Hong Kong.
She leads the Operations Diversity and Inclusion agenda, championing to build a diverse and even more inclusive organisation, leading on a number of initiatives across LGBT+, Disability, Gender, Ethnicity & Wellness. Rekha is passionate when it comes to supporting people, both within and outside the financial services sector, and takes an active role in mentoring colleagues within the organisation as well as externally.
Being an avid traveller and physical fitness enthusiast, she often combines her family holidays with cycling and trekking adventures. Rekha and her husband have two grown up children and they love to spend time walking their golden retriever. She recently relocated from London to Hong Kong and is enjoying life in this vibrant world city.
Financial Crime and Compliance Expert
BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Charmian Simmons is a Financial Crime and Compliance Expert for Financial Services covering the EMEA region. She has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector across risk management, financial crime, internal controls and IT advisory. She is responsible for providing practitioner expertise, thought leadership and analyzing key policy/regulatory/cultural/technology drivers transforming the compliance market. Charmian is CAMS, CRMA, CDPSE and CISA certified.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Charmian was a Regional Director of Strategy and Performance for the Risk business at Refinitiv, the Head of Audit in North America at Lloyds Banking Group USA, and a Vice President at Morgan Stanley covering Institutional Securities and Capital Markets.
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.
Professor Moyara Ruehsen
Financial Crime Management Program Director, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Professor Moyara Ruehsen×
Moyara "Mo" Ruehsen is a Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, CA and serves as the Director of the Financial Crime Management Program.
After receiving three graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Professor Ruehsen spent a post-doc year at the University of California, Berkeley, to study international organized crime. Since then, she has been teaching courses on money laundering, corruption, trade-based financial crime, sanctions compliance, terrorism financing, proliferation financing and cyber-enabled financial crime.
Professor Ruehsen is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS). She served for several years on the Editorial Advisory Board of Money Laundering Alert, and has published many articles and book chapters on topics related to threat finance. Professor Ruehsen conducts training domestically and overseas for the US government, the United Nations, and the private sector.
Global Head of Transaction Monitoring Operations and Center Director, GSC Poland
Suneeta is overseeing a team of 2,300 people across various countries. She worked in HSBC for 15 years where managed large scale transformation at both local and global levels.
Her experience spans across Dubai, Turkey, India, Egypt, Sri Lanka and now Poland. Suneeta has been involved in HSBC’s efforts to detect financial crime since 2013 when the bank was under the DPA, till date. She has been involved in both the creation and execution of a global standard for detecting potential money laundering and terrorist financing activity. This has now expanded to also include Human Trafficking.
Head of ICA Learning
Ruth joined the International Compliance Association (ICA) in 2017 from Barclaycard, where she was Head of Financial Crime Strategy and Control. Ruth has over 16 years’ experience as a financial crime prevention practitioner, thought leader and innovative business thinker. Since joining the ICA she has focussed on helping compliance practitioners, and the organisations they work for, manage their knowledge risks with learning solutions that develop capability in financial crime and compliance risk management.
Ruth is a champion of lifelong learning and believes learning solutions work best when embedded into our everyday lives. Ruth is currently leading the digital transformation in learning at the ICA utilising forward-thinking design and visual communication, innovative learning technologies and driving a vision for experiential learning that puts behaviour-led and personalised solutions at the centre of effective learning outcomes.
Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance Advisory
Tata Consultancy Services
Sujata Dasgupta is a multiple international award-winning industry leader, and Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance Advisory at Tata Consultancy Services, based in Stockholm, Sweden.
She has over 20 years of experience, having worked extensively in the areas of KYC, Sanctions, AML and Fraud across banking, IT services and consulting for premier banks in 7 countries across US, UK, EU, and Asia.
She is an accomplished thought leader, author, columnist, and speaker, and is regularly interviewed by reputed international journals for her analysis and opinions on contemporary topics in this area.
She has been named ‘Risk Professional of the Year 2021’ by Waters Technology, ‘Head of Financial Crimes of the Year 2021’ by GRC World Forums, won the ‘Fraud Prevention Award 2021’ from Themis and featured among ‘The 10 Young and Inspiring Businesswomen to Watch in 2021’ by Tycoon Success Magazine.
Executive Director, International Business
Jackie King is an entrepreneurial, forward-thinking international business leader with over 20 years of performance in turnaround and high-paced organizations. Jackie is known for being a visionary strategist with the ability to deliver extraordinary results in growth, revenue, operational performance, reputation and profitability while overcoming complex business challenges and making high-stakes decisions. She is respected as a proponent of empowerment and accountability, and especially skilled in stakeholder relations and developing and directing high-performing , multi-region teams, particularly during times of change in an era where disruption is a constant.
Based in Brussels, Jackie is currently Executive Director of International Business at Ibec – Ireland’s largest and most influential business advocacy and representative organisation. She is responsible for setting the vision and strategy for the Division and for leading the team in its execution. Under the Ibec Global brand, the team's work focuses on identifying and harnessing the international business trends and opportunities that fuel growth for businesses; advocating for enlightened policies and models in the context of major societal, policy, geopolitical, and business environments; and influencing the conditions and providing the support for businesses to thrive globally.
Prior to joining Ibec, Jackie spent three years as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Canada’s largest and most influential business association. Jackie was responsible for leading the executive and management teams in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan, overseeing operational and financial performance, strengthening relationships with key external stakeholders, and leading the development and rollout of strategic initiatives for diversity and inclusion, international business, and high-value services for scale-ready SMEs.
Prior to joining the Canadian Chamber, Jackie spent 19 years with the country’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs consultancy – Hill + Knowlton Strategies (H+K). She joined the firm in 1999 and advanced through the ranks from an entry-level intern to executive leadership. In her final role with the firm, Jackie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of H+K’s Ottawa office, responsible for developing and executing the corporate plan and accountable for strategic direction, as well as the performance of the office and its people. Simultaneously Jackie led and managed multiple, complex national and international client files, and has counseled officials, boards and senior executives in almost every sector and industry in the Canadian economy
Elizabeth Hearst is the Digital Editor of AML Intelligence, having previously served as Senior Correspondent since its inception in 2020.
Elizabeth is responsible for the curation of daily content, editing and publication of news stories on AML Intelligence, as well as management of all social media platforms and event co-ordination.
A graduate of Dublin City University's Masters of Journalism programme, Elizabeth spent time as a Schuman Trainee at the European Parliament's Liaison Office in Dublin, and previously interned with the national broadcaster RTÉ at Ireland's General Election 2020.
Elizabeth has a passion for politics, banking and current affairs and brings an in-depth understanding of European politics to her role at AML Intelligence.
Global FinCrime expert
Financial Crime Advsior AML Intelligence
Having previously held senior risk and compliance positions in industry, Federica now supports a broad range of financial services institutions and regulators globally advising on, investigating and remediating regulatory and financial crime (in particular money laundering and terrorist financing) and governance and control concerns.
Having designed and delivered a number of financial crime and corporate governance control frameworks for numerous financial services firms globally, Federica regularly assists firms to achieve compliance, in preparation for regulatory visits and during or in response to regulatory reviews on the topic.
Federica leads teams conducting investigations into complex financial crime schemes encompassing money laundering, illicit use of shell companies/complex ownership structures, computer intrusions and hacking incidents, ransomware scams, identity theft schemes and bribery and corruption.
She has led, inter alia, an investigation into a large money laundering scheme involving cryptocurrencies (and their exchanges) and hacking.
Federica is a strategic advisor on financial crime to the Malta Financial Services Authority and Malta FIAU and leads teams performing financial crime investigations on their behalf and designing and devising its supervisory strategies and policies.
In Malta, she leads a team of regulatory compliance, financial crime and analytics experts who support regulators and financial services firms in achieving compliance across a wide range of regulatory aspects.
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