To celebrate International Women’s Day and to champion women in the FinCrime space, join our Boardroom Series for an inspirational morning of thought leadership. The morning begins with a special address from the Minister for Justice of Ireland, followed by presentations from leading speakers and panellists from across the EU.

“The fight against financial crime needs women, because it needs diversity. Simply put, teams with diverse talents, have the ability to challenge themselves, and the matters that they investigate and probe, better.” – Federica Taccogna, Senior Managing Director (Partner), Financial Services, FTI Consulting.

Opening Address
Minister for Justice, Ireland
Helen McEntee TD

Andrea Gilligan (Event Moderator)
08:40Q&A Minister Helen McEntee with Andrea Gilligan
08:50SPEAKER: Sujata Dasgupta
"FinCrime Prevention: Significance , Trends and Way Forward"
09:05SPEAKER: Federica Taccogna
"Which diversity?"
09:20SPEAKER: Rachel Pollock
"Turning Technology against Financial Crime"
09:35Q&A Andrea Gilligan with Rachel Pollock
09:50SPEAKER: Kelly McCann
"Outcomes of FATF Plenary"
Andrea Gilligan with Jackie King joined by our speakers

This programme is listed in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Dublin/London/Lisbon Local Time

Meet Our Speakers

Rachel Pollock

VP Professional Services at NICE Actimize

Helen McEntee TD

Minister for Justice, Ireland

Helen McEntee TD

Helen McEntee TD is the Minister for Justice. She was appointed to this role in June 2020.

Helen was elected to Dáil Éireann in a By-Election in March 2013, and re-elected in the February 2016 general election. Deputy McEntee was appointed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD to be Minister for Mental Health and Older People at the Department of Health in May 2016 as part of the new Partnership Government.

In June 2017, as part of a government reshuffle by newly appointed Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Minister McEntee was promoted to the position of Minister of State for EU Affairs.

She previously served on the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications, and was also a member of the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht.

Federica Taccogna

Managing Director (Partner)
Interpath Advisory

Federica Taccogna

Federica is a Partner at Interpath Advisory, where she co-leads a team of regulatory experts who assess and investigate regulatory and financial crime concerns on behalf of regulators and enforcement agencies globally.

Federica has led and been involved in numerous of the recent large-scale investigations (Swedbank, Latvian/ABLV flows, organised crime) on behalf of regulators in Europe and the US, including a dual-track (criminal and regulatory) investigation into a major universal bank that revealed the facilitation of significant terror-related activity.

Federica translates her direct, hands-on, experience of investigating complex financial crime schemes (encompassing illicit use of shell companies/complex ownership structures, cryptocurrencies, hacking incidents, ransomware scams, identity theft schemes and bribery and corruption) involving a wide range of jurisdictions (including Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Malta, Cyprus, UK, US, Sweden, Italy, Libya, Hong Kong, the BVI, Panama, Bermuda and Curacao) into practical advice for supervisors and regulated firms and advises regulators and law enforcement agencies as to how to build and improve (intra-)jurisdictional infrastructure to prevent an investigate financial crime .

Federica has conducted investigations and served as a strategic advisor to the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) on the topic of financial crime and served, on an interim basis, as Head of the MFSA’s Financial Crime Unit. She also advises the regulators and other government entities in preparation for upcoming FATF assessments.

Amongst Federica’s clients are the EMEA regulators (including the UK FCA, MFSA, FIAU, CySEC, CBUAE, BaFIN, Bermuda Monetary Authority, Guardia di Finanza and Danish FSA), governments (e.g., UK, Malta, UAE, Cyprus, Lithuania and Cayman Islands) and a wide range of financial institutions (including gambling and cryptoassets businesses).

She is a Board Director of Malta’s ACAMS Chapter and AML Intelligence and a senior adviser to the EU AML/CFT Global Facility on the topics of beneficial ownership and virtual assets.

In her early career, Federica set up and co-led an independent firm consulting financial services and government agencies in Europe on quantitative risk management and general compliance.

Later, Federica held senior compliance and control roles (including Head of Compliance and MLRO) in industry (including at Credit Suisse, RBS and ICICI Bank, all in the UK), setting up and leading control and compliance units. She also led the regulatory affairs team that negotiated (with, inter alia, the FCA, PRA, HMT and European Commission) the terms of the Banking Licence Application for Williams & Glyn as part of the RBS rescue package deal with the UK government.

Federica is a frequent speaker and writer on various financial crime topics, the predicate offences that drive it, the small (but impactful) shortfalls that cause illicit flows to pass through the financial system, the consequences of financial crime and to provide pragmatic advice as to how to remediate them.

Jackie King

Executive Director, International Business

Jackie King

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

Sujata Dasgupta

Global Head – Financial Crimes Advisory, Tata Consultancy Services

Kelly McCann

Financial Crime FI Advisory Expert

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