AMLFC Institute Virtual Conference registration:
Included with this year’s registration fee:
- Certificate of Attendance
- Digital copy of conference presentations
- Audio recordings (when authorized by speaker)
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|AMLFC Institute Virtual Conference
April 21st 2021
|AMLFC Institute & ComplianceAid Virtual Conference Combo
April 21st – 23rd, 2021
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Refund policy: Conference registrants who purchased their registration on or after September 1, 2020 may cancel if written cancellation requests are received at least 60 days prior to the start (April 20th, 2021) of scheduled programs. A credit voucher less 50% of the registration fee will be issued for written requests received up to 30 days prior to the start (April 20th, 2021) of scheduled programs. No refunds or credits are issued on cancellation requests received less than 30 days prior to the start (April 20th, 2021) of scheduled programs. Refunds shall incur a processing fee of $100.00 USD.
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The Fourth AMLFC Institute Virtual Conference will take place on April 21st, 2021. This conference will host experts providing practical knowledge for executing or administering AML/CFT/FCP procedures.
Beyond complying with the AML/CFT annual training requirements, this conference will provide participants a unique opportunity to personally engage with regulators and other experts. This personal contact will allow for a better understanding of the approach to enforcement in their respective jurisdictions.
Attendees are expected from Amsterdam, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Dubai, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Suriname, The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States, United States Virgin Islands United Kingdom, and Venezuela.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The conference organizers are inviting board members, business owners, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, CROs, auditors from all regulated industries operating in the Americas, including Attorneys, Accountants, Broker Dealers, Car Dealerships, Casinos & Gaming, Commercial Banks, Credit Institutions, Credit Unions, Dealers in High Value & Luxury Goods, Dealers of Precious Metal, Art or Jewelry, Development Banks, Import & Export Businesses, Insurance Companies, International Banks, Money Value Transfer Services, Mortgage Companies, Offshore Banks, Real Estate, Service Providers, Travel & Leisure, Trust & Company, etc.
Regulators, Government Officials, Members of Parliament, Public Servants and Managers of State Owned Companies are also invited to register.
BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
- Earn up to 18 CPEs recognized by NASBA
- Acquire CPE for AMLFC, ACAMS, FIBA, ICA, ACFCS, CFE, CPA and others
- Comply with mandatory AML/CFT/BSA/OFAC annual training requirements
- Network with key regulators
- Network with key business executives facing similar challenges
- Identify country-specific issues often encountered in AML/CFT
- Identify country-specific trends related to AML/CFT regulation
- Identify threats associated with trade-based money laundering
- Describe the steps utilized in conducting AML/CFT investigations
- Identify current trends in Financial Crimes Prevention
- Identify current trends related to De-risking
- Identify and describe recent enforcement actions related to FCPA violations
- Identify best practices for meeting the requirements of FATCA/CRS
- Identify best practices for meeting the requirements of Cybersecurity/Privacy/GDPR
The AMLFC Institute: Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Virtual Conference is organized by amlfc.institute. The AMLFC Institute offers professionals, regulators, law enforcement the opportunity to earn certifications in the field of AML, CFT and FCP. It partners with a network of universities promoting quality education and high standards of ethics. Its global certification scheme produces a wider pool of knowledgeable workers that is recognized internationally. The AMLFC Institute’s curriculum delivers to the marketplace individuals with practical knowledge of the field, able to work for the private sector, regulators, enforcement agencies and governments. The Chairman & CEO is Antigua born Michelle Martin, CAMLFC, CAMS, MACC. More information can be found at: https://amlfc.institute
|April, 21st||Type||Presentation title||Speakers|
|07:30 – 08:30||Registration|
|08:30 – 08:45||General Session||Welcome & Opening Remarks||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chairman & CEO, AMLFC Institute and ComplianceAid, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida|
|08:50 – 09:35||General Session||AML, KYC, CFT & Risk Management: Setting the New Standard Through Blockchain||Dr. Jeremy Stephen, MSc. DIC. BSc., AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus, Barbados|
|09:40 – 10:20||General Session Panel||KYC Challenges: How far must you go? where do you stop? Asking the right KYC questions to successfully understand your customer risk||Mr. Andrew Strachan, Inspector, Compliance Commission, The Bahamas
Mr. Dwayne Baker, Director, Financial Intelligence Agency, Turks & Caicos Islands
Mr. Matthew Langevine, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Guyana
|10:20 – 10:45||Networking||Coffee Break|
|10:45 – 12:30||General Session||AML-CFT Simulation (trending typologies over various regulated industries)||Mr. Rennie Lakhan, AMLFC Institute Member, Senior Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit, Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Patrick George, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, NRA Coordinator, Senior Financial Investigator/Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit, Commonwealth of Dominica
Mrs. Amrita Henriques Singh, AMLFC Institute Member, Guyana
|12:30 – 01.30||Networking||Lunch|
|01.30 – 02.15||General Session||AML Priorities for Casinos, Sports Wagering, Mobile Gaming, and Card Clubs||Mr. Gino Campbell, Principal, BZB Accounting, Advisory & Compliance Services, Curaçao|
|02:20 – 03:05||General Session||The CBD Revolution Taking Over the World: What is CBD and Why is it taking the World by Storm||Mr. Manny Singh, Partner, Singh Law, P.A., Florida
Mr. JT Singh, Partner, Singh Law, P.A., New York/New Jersey
|03:05 – 03:30||Networking||Coffee Break|
|03:30 – 04:10||General Session||AML CFT FCP meets Fintech||Mr. Marcos Czacki, Global Legal Director, Navistar, Mexico|
|04:15 – 04:55||General Session Panel||Human Trafficking, Terrorism impact on your AML Risk Assessment Program||Lt. Col. Edward Croft, Director, Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy, Antigua & Barbuda
Mrs. Susan S. François, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, AML Consultant, Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Rennie Lakhan, AMLFC Institute Member, Senior Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit, Trinidad & Tobago
|04:55 – 05:00||General Session||Closing Remarks||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chairman & CEO, AMLFC Institute and ComplianceAid, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida|
|April, 22nd||Type||Presentation title||Speakers|
|07:30 – 08:30||Registration|
|08:30 – 08:40||General Session||Welcome & Opening Remarks||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chairman & CEO, ComplianceAid and AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida|
|08:45 – 09:45||Keynote General Session||Collaborating to Solve Economic Crimes as a County and Region||Mrs. Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor, Miami-Dade County, Florida|
|09:50 – 10:40||General Session||Current Round of Mutual Evaluations: The risk-based approach in action and how regulated entities have adjusted||Ms. Dawne J. Spicer, Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF), Trinidad and Tobago|
|10:40 – 11:10||Networking||Coffee Break|
|11:10 – 12:10||General Session Panel||Economic Substance, Ultimate Beneficial Owners & Financial Transparency: An Evolutionary Process||Ms. Simone E. Martin, Deputy Director, Financial Services Commission (FSC), Anguilla
Mrs. T’sa James-Hodge,Chairman, BVI Association of Compliance Officers, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Mr. Deon Vanterpool, Vice President, Bank of Asia, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
|12:10 – 01:10||Networking||Lunch|
|01:10 – 02:10||General Session||Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs): An old risk rises and becomes more complex. Why entities must actively manage risk as politics and business merge||Mr. Sandro García-Rojas Castillo, AMLFC Institute Board of Directors, Vice–President of Supervision AML/CFT Preventive Processes, National Banking and Securities Commission, Mexico|
|02:15 – 03:15||General Session Panel||Implementing the new OFAC Framework for Sanctions Compliance Programs: Where are you and why does this matter?||Mr. Stanley Foodman, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, CEO, Foodman CPAS & Advisors, Florida|
|03:15 – 03:50||Networking||Coffee Break|
|03:20 – 03:50||Platinum Sponsor Presentation||Faster, Cheaper, Better. Why using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Know Your Customer & Financial Crimes Prevention is now a compliance goal to survive in a world of changing risk||Mr. E. Jay Saunders, Chairman & CEO, Domus Semo Sancus (DSS), Turks and Caicos Islands/New York|
|03:55 – 04:55||General Session||When Disaster Strikes: Preparation, Response & Recovery for AML/CFT BCP||Mrs. Ligia Stella, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Sint Maarten|
|05:00 – 06:00||General Session||Regulators Round up: What’s Expected from Businesses for 2021||All Regulators|
|06:15 – 07:00||Networking||Cocktail|
|April, 23rd||Type||Presentation title||Speakers|
|08:30 – 09:30||General Session Panel||A World of Risk: Defining what matters for regulated entity compliance with AML/CFT in the 24 hour news cycle||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chairman & CEO, ComplianceAid and AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida
Mr. Dalton Lee, Chairman, Caribbean Association of Banks Inc, Saint Lucia
Mr. Marcos Czacki, Global Legal Director, Navistar, Mexico
Mrs. Stacyann Shaw Goodridge, Education Chair, BVI Association of Compliance Officers, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||Industry Specific Break Out Session to include requirements, trends/typologies, red flags, fraud, risks and mitigating techniques under AML/CFT:|
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||1. Financial Institutions (Banks, Money Service Business, Securities/Broker Dealers, etc.) De-risking/ Mitigating the ongoing risk of correspondent banking, BREXIT,EU 5th EU AML Directive impact||Mr. Sandro García-Rojas Castillo, AMLFC Institute Board of Directors, Vice–President of Supervision AML/CFT Preventive Processes, National Banking and Securities Commission, Mexico
Lt. Col. Edward Croft, Director, Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy, Antigua & Barbuda
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||2. Insurance Industry Focus on the requirements, trends/typologies, red flags, fraud, risks and mitigating techniques under AML/CFT||Mr. Derek Benjamin, Financial Compliance Unit, Office of National Drug & Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), Antigua & Barbuda
Mrs. Susan S. François, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, Trinidad & Tobago
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||3. Gaming (Casinos and On-line Gaming) Industry Focus on the requirements, trends/typologies, red flags, fraud, risks and mitigating techniques under AML/CFT||Mr. Gino Campbell, Principal, BZB Accounting, Advisory & Compliance Services, Curaçao|
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||4. Credit Unions Industry Focus on the requirements, trends/typologies, red flags, fraud, risks and mitigating techniques under AML/CFT||Mr. Rennie Lakhan, AMLFC Institute Member, Senior Analyst, Ministry of Finance, Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Andrew T. Price, Vice President of Advocacy, World Council of Credit Unions, Washington, D.C.
|09:35 – 10:35||Break Out Session||5. DNFBPs (Attorneys, Accountants, Real Estate, Accountants, Jewelers, Trust and Company Managements Services , etc.) Industry Focus on the requirements, trends/typologies, red flags, fraud, risks and mitigating techniques under AML/CFT||Mrs. Ligia Stella, Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Sint Maarten
Mr. Andrew Strachan, Inspector, Compliance Commission, The Bahamas
|10:35 – 11:05||Networking||Coffee Break|
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||1. Regulators ( FIU, FSC, FSRC, Central Banks, Commissions, etc.) Focus on Current Trends concerning Regulators and the Risk-Based Regulatory Framework||Mrs. Susan S. François, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, AML Consultant, Trinidad & Tobago
Mr. Matthew Langevine, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Guyana
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||2. Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Regulatory Update||Mr. Manny Singh, Partner, Singh Law, P.A., Florida
Mr. JT Singh, Partner, Singh Law, P.A., New York/New Jersey
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||3. Update on Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) & Common Reporting Standard (CRS)||Mr. Stanley Foodman, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, CEO, Foodman CPAS & Advisors, Florida|
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||4. You have a Corporate Governance Structure & Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) now what? Ensuring people, processes and controls support the Board of Directors vision for AML/CFT Risk Management||Ms. Simone E. Martin, Deputy Director, Financial Services Commission (FSC), Anguilla|
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||5. Board of Directors: Emerging Trends and Critical Threats Requiring Board of Directors Consideration||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chariman & CEO, ComplianceAid and AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida
Mr. Lorenzo Delzoppo, ComplianceAid & AMLFC Institute Advisory Board, Florida
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||6. Watchlist or Suspicious Activity Report? Determining when to act when risk comes your way||Mr. Patrick George, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, NRA Coordinator, Senior Financial Investigator/Analyst, Financial Intelligence Unit, Commonwealth of Dominica
Mr. Dwayne Baker, Director, Financial Intelligence Agency, Turks & Caicos Islands
|11:05 – 12:20||Break Out Session||7. The FCPA: Vicarious Liability for the Actions of Third Parties||Mr. Stuart H. Deming, AMLFC Institute Member, principal with DEMING PLLC, Washington, D.C./Michigan
Mrs. Patricia Marinho, AMLFC Institute Member, Compliance Director – LatAm and Central America of Willis Towers Watson, Florida
|12:20 – 12:30||General Session||Closing Remarks||Ms. Michelle Martin, Chairman & CEO, ComplianceAid and AMLFC Institute, Antigua & Barbuda/Florida|
Ms. Michelle Martin is Chairman & CEO, ComplianceAid & AMLFC Institute. She possesses over twenty-seven years of experience in banking, insurance, regulatory compliance, public and private accounting. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Prevention Professional (CAMLFC) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS). Ms. Martin is founder of the Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Institute (AMLFC Institute). During the last few years; Ms. Martin was an invited speaker at 61 Conferences/Seminars in 52 countries where 35,000+ Financial Industry executives were educated on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT), Financial Crimes Prevention (FCP), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)/Common Reporting Standard (CRS), De- Risking Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBR), FinTech, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & Cybersecurity topics. Ms. Martin has trained over 1,500 Senior Public Officials, Members of Parliament and Ministers from the Americas. She developed and implemented 96 AML/CFT Policies, Procedures and Risk Assessment Program for Financial Institutions active in multi-jurisdiction that led to uniform risk mitigating procedures design to detect, deter, prevent for compliance with laws and regulations of 31 countries. She also contributed with 81 main stream media to produce reports on Anti-Money Laundering issues directed toward the general public or business community. Recently, she instituted the customer risk rating system of a top U.S. Bank with customer base of 7.5 million and coordinated an enhanced due diligence (EDD) remediation project of all high-risk customers. Ms. Martin holds a Bachelor in Accounting and a Master in Accounting Information Systems from the Florida International University.
Mrs. Daniella Levine Cava was elected Miami-Dade County’s first-ever woman Mayor in November 2020. She enters the Mayor's office following a nearly 40-year career as a relentless advocate for South Florida families in public service and elected leadership. As Miami-Dade County's Mayor, she oversees a metropolitan government with more than 28,000 employees serving nearly 3 million residents, managing an annual budget of approximately $9 billion. A social worker, lawyer, and community activist, she was first elected in 2014, and re-elected in August 2018, to serve as the Miami-Dade County Commissioner representing District 8. As Commissioner, she invested in Miami-Dade small businesses and expanded economic opportunity, protected the environment and our water, increased the County police force for underserved areas, advocated for an expanded, reliable public transportation system, worked to create affordable housing and revitalize neighborhoods, and helped make local government more accountable and transparent. Since the coronavirus pandemic began, she has advocated for a more effective public health response and worked to provide millions of federal CARES Act dollars in relief to struggling families and small businesses. As the new Mayor, she will begin working immediately with city leaders, the business community, and medical experts to create a unified pandemic response strategy that protects Miami-Dade's lives and livelihoods. Mayor Levine Cava came to elected office after having served as an advocate for South Florida families for over 30 years. She served special needs children and immigrants at Legal Services of Greater Miami, and then represented children in the child welfare system as Associate and Legal Director for the Guardian Ad Litem Program. In the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, she was recruited to create a new intake system for child abuse cases with the Department for Children and Families. Her efforts were concentrated on the neighborhoods of District 8 where she helped restore the lives and homes of those devastated by the storm. In 1996, Mayor Levine Cava founded Catalyst Miami to help low- and middle-income families through service, education, and advocacy. Catalyst helps approximately 5,000 people each year to become more self-sufficient and civically engaged. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) and served as an SFRPC Council Member from 2015 – 2020. She has served on the Florida Bar Committee on Legal Needs of Children; the boards of League of Women Voters, Orange Bowl Foundation, North Dade Medical Foundation, South Florida Health Information Initiative, and several national boards. She's won numerous awards from various organizations including: the Commission on Ethics, Red Cross, American Society for Public Administration, ACLU, National Council of Jewish Women, AAUW, among others. Born in New York and raised partly in Latin America, Mayor Levine Cava received her bachelor's degree in psychology with honors from Yale University and graduate degrees in law and social work from Columbia University. She came to South Florida in 1980 to join her husband, Dr. Robert Cava, a Miami native, who returned home to join his father in medical practice. Daniella and Robert raised two children, Eliza and Edward Cava, in Miami-Dade, supported by strong networks of friends, families, and co-workers.
Ms. Dawne Spicer is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Ms. Spicer is an Attorney by profession, with twenty-eight years’ experience in the area of AML/CFT. Ms. Spicer holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting (Honours), a Juris Doctor (JD) Degree and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Howard University School of Business, Howard University School of Law and the Hugh Wooding Law School respectively. Ms. Spicer has been admitted to both the Pennsylvania Bar and Trinidad and Tobago Bar. Ms. Spicer began her AML/CFT career in 1992 with the Ministry of National Security, Trinidad and Tobago as a Legal Officer and joined the CFATF in 2001 as a Legal Advisor. In 2008, Ms. Spicer was appointed as a Deputy Executive Director at the CFATF. Ms. Spicer has been a Co-Chair of the FATF Working Group - the Global Network Coordination Group (GNCG) since 2012. In addition to participating both as an Assessor and Head of Mission for all four Rounds of Mutual Evaluations of CFATF Member countries, Ms. Spicer provides AML/CFT-related technical assistance in the form of training, to local, regional and international organizations and government agencies. During the period August 2018 to August 2019, Ms. Spicer was appointed as a Commissioner for the Liechtenstein Initiative, which was a Financial Sector Commission addressing the issue of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Lt. Col Edward Croft is the Director of the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) of Antigua and Barbuda, where he is responsible for the investigation of serious organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering offences, financing of terrorism, and forfeiture and confiscation of the proceeds and instrumentalities of crime. He is also responsible for supervision and effective monitoring of financial institutions to ensure compliance with their AML/CFT obligations. As such, he is the person to whom all suspicious activity reports are made. He has been at the helm of ONDCP since 2007 and has served over 34 years in the military. He holds a MBA and graduated from the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College. He completed an International Defence Management Course at the Naval Post Graduate School in the U.S. and later completed a Managing Defence in a Democracy Course at the Defence Academy in the U.K. In addition, he received a Diploma in International Financial Crime Prevention and Compliance and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a qualified Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) examiner. He is also a graduate of the National Executive Institute of the FBI Academy and obtained the Charter Director designation from The Caribbean Governance Training Institute. Lt. Col. Croft has been a contributor to many regional AML/CFT conferences, bringing practical knowledge and experience on the topic. He has been instrumental in creating an improved culture of compliance in the financial sector in the country and is the prime contact for several councils, commissions and task forces. He served as Chairman of the Caricom Standing Committee of Heads of Intelligence and Financial Intelligence Units for four years. He has worked as the Deputy Chairman of the CFATF and Chairman of the CFATF.
Mrs. Ligia Stella is Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Sint Maarten. Mrs. Stella Initiated the establishment of the FIU Sint Maarten from scratch and a year later realized the membership of FIU Sint Maarten in the Egmont Group of FIUs through an amendment of the National Ordinance reporting unusual transactions. In 2015 she initiated the amendment of the national AML/CTF legislation to get Sint Maarten compliant with the FATF recommendations (this is an ongoing process). From July 1997 to October 2010 Mrs. Stella served as Chief of Staff of the Cabinet of the Governor of Sint Maarten. She provided advice to the Governor in all the island’s affairs in his capacity of Chairman of the Island and Executive Councils, as Local Chief of Police and Representative of the Government Owned Companies. May 1992 – July 1996 Mrs. Stella served as Policy Advisor at the Department for Development Cooperation of the Government of the Netherlands Antilles. Mrs. Stella holds a MSc. in Political Science and International Economic Relations from the Catholic University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Ms. Susan S. François is an AML/CFT/PF consultant. She served as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago from February, 2011 to August 2019. Ms. François is an Attorney-at-Law with a Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Commercial Law. Ms. François has extensive experience and certification in AML/CFT technical fields such as Financial Analysis and Investigations, Illicit Finance & Criminal and Terrorist Networks, Prevention of Corruption on Public Procurement and holds an ICA Specialist Certificate in Terrorism Financing. She is certified by the Egmont Group as a Tactical analysis trainer and an AML/CFT supervision trainer. Ms Francois is also a country Assessor trained by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) as a Law Assessor to conduct assessments of a country’s AML/CFT Regime and has also received standards training in the 2012 FATF Recommendations from the CFATF. Ms. François has extensive knowledge, understanding and experience on AML/CFT compliance and regulatory requirements. She has conducted numerous training sessions and sensitisation programmes for domestic and regional industry actors including Law Enforcement Agencies, Financial Institutions and DNFBPs. She developed compliance audits procedures and processes and led on-site compliance examinations of financial institutions and DNFBPs in Trinidad and Tobago to assess their compliance with legal obligations under the AML/CFT regime. Ms. François has also represented the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at regional and international fora such as the Financial Action Task Force, the Egmont Group and the CFATF Plenaries and meetings.
Mr. Marcos Czacki is an attorney at law. He is Global Legal Director and Compliance Officer at Navistar. He also served as General Counsel, Chief Operations Officer and Compliance Manager at Daimler Financial Services México and also as Legal Counsel at Volvo Financial Services México. Mr. Czacki possess a Master Degree in Law, Honorific AML Certification by the National Bank Commission and Posgraduate Professor in AML and Anticorruption at Universidad Panamericana and INACIPE (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales). He current serves as a Head of the Finance and Banking Commission at the Mexican Bar and in the past as coordinator of the Compliance Committee at ANADE (Association of Corporate Counsels Association) 2013-2019 and compliance mentor for startups and small companies (MCCI). Mr. Czacki is a Board member at International Chamber of Commerce, Chapter Mexico / ICC Mexico and Board member at Centro Mexicano Probono and has been a speaker and/or seminar teacher at Mexican Bar, ANADE, ICC Mexico, ACAMS, ACFCS, ASPLDE and Thomson Reuters to name a few.
Mr. Rennie Lakhan holds a BSc (Hons) Information Systems & Management (ISM) – University of London and possesses a total of 23 years’ experience in law enforcement, financial intelligence gathering and dissemination in the AML/CFT field. He presently occupies the position of Senior Analyst at the Ministry of Finance (MoF). Over the past 7 years Mr. Lakhan has been actively engaged in the AML/CFT environment, initially, as a Financial Investigator with the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) and subsequently as an Analyst & Senior Analyst with the MoF. Mr. Lakhan holds the designation of Certified Countering Financing of Terrorism Professional (CCFTP) as well as Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Prevention (CAMLFC) professional. Mr. Lakhan lectures for the Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes (AMLFC) Institute in both the CAMLFC & CCFTP certification courses across the Caribbean. He was a trainer for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)/European Union (EU) Accreditation Training for FIU Analyst in Egmont’s Strategic & Tactical analysis course delivered to FIU analysts in the Caribbean region. Mr. Lakhan has been a guest speaker at various AML/CFT conferences over the past year including the Arthur Lok Jak Global School of Business AML/CFT conference 2019, Association of Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist (ACAMS) 2019 conference in Trinidad and Tobago and the CRCA Conference, St Lucia 2019. He was also part of the simulations team at the AMLFC Institute’s 2019 annual AML/CFT conference in Miami, Florida.
Stanley Foodman is the CEO of Foodman CPAs & Advisors. He is a recognized forensic accountant specializing in Complex Tax, Forensic Accounting, Financial Institution Compliance, Virtual Currency Tax Compliance and Tax AML Compliance. Stanley is a recognized author and content contributor to JD Supra, Lexology, Accounting Today, Daily Business Review, banking journals, newspapers, magazines and on-line publications. Stanley was recognized as a JD Supra Top Author during 2018. Foodman CPAs & Advisors has an established a banking practice catering to over 150 Financial Institutions around the world. The firm is at the forefront of banking regulatory compliance and is currently an industry expert on FATCA and CRS matters and widely known within the domestic and international banking community as the "go to firm" for FATCA/CRS. Its clients receive individualized training in the areas of FATCA, QI and CRS implementation; which includes developing a proprietary FATCA Manual for the Financial Institution, IRS W-Series Certification Training, Flow Charts, Audit Programs and Help Desk. The firm has assisted several Non-U.S. Financial Institutions maintain and acquire Correspondent Banking Relationships by acting as an Intermediary with U.S. Financial Institutions that have specific geographic interest. Foodman also represents Non-U.S. Financial Institutions in front of the IRS.
E. Jay Saunders is the Chairman and CEO of Domus Semo Sancus (DSS), a company he founded to give persons who need it most the tools to achieve financial inclusion and in so doing "Make Lives Better". DSS’ digital wallet ecosystem – named Wowlet – is being developed to achieve this goal at a global level. SafetyNet.ai, another one of DSS’ products, helps organizations comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Client (KYC) rules and regulations. E. Jay is the former CEO of Digicel Turks & Caicos Ltd. (Digicel TCI), and his company, Telemedia Holdings Ltd., is the minority shareholder in Digicel TCI and Digicel Play – part of the Digicel Group of telecommunications and cable TV companies that operates within 32 countries – which he co-founded in 2006. He is currently the Chairman of the Turks & Caicos Islands Civil Aviation Authority (TCICAA) – the statutory body responsible for aviation regulatory oversight – and a Director of the Pine Cay Project – a non-profit organization that has donated over US$1M to promote high academic achievement.
Jaitegh Singh obtained his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Before receiving his JD, Jaitegh studied at the University of Cambridge and his background and education is in the fields of Marketing and Behavioral Psychology. Jaitegh teaches how to buy Real Estate from Bankruptcy under the program "Bankruptcy Court Secrets." He further teaches how to make money legally from Medical/Recreational Marijuana. Jaitegh has successfully represented and taken a number of Medical/Recreational Marijuana companies public. Jaitegh is a member of the Florida Bar, the New York Bar, the New Jersey Bar, and the Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, American Bar Association, and the Broward Bar Association. He was also a Registered Securities Representative. Jaitegh currently holds the position of Vice Chair on the Bankruptcy Committee for the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
Mr. Manny Singh is a Senior Partner at the Law Offices of Manny Singh. He has held seminars for the popular Bankruptcy Court Secrets program and for Cannabiz Gurus. His other ventures involve real estate and high-level financing. Manny has been a practicing federal attorney in South Florida since 1985. He has also been in the niche financing space for the last twenty years. This includes using real estate assets to get out of bankruptcy, bankruptcy buyouts to hard money lending to cannabis financing, to taking cannabis companies public. To date, Manny has facilitated several companies in the United States going public, including one of the first cannabis real estate companies. Manny has spoken at the Longest Running Wealth Protection Event in the nation and at various Cannabis conferences including Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in 2014. Manny has also been teaching students on a one to one basis his course entitled "Bankruptcy Court Secrets". This course was designed by Mr. Singh to educate others on how to purchase real estate from bankruptcy courts. Recently, his company First Bankers Capital has come out with a new financial program that lends money against an illiquid asset- public stocks.
Sandro García-Rojas Castillo is the Vice President for Supervision of AML/CFT Measures at the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission. He is also a lawyer with various Masters Degrees and a Specialist Certified in Money Laundering Detection by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and by the CNBV in Mexico, among others. He has been a professor of several national and foreign Universities, including Universidad Pan Americana and ITAM in Mexico City. He has been an instructor for the National Supreme Court of Justice in several topics. He has been involved in various International Forums having attended as Representative of Mexico in FATF-GAFI, GAFILAT, Council of Europe, United Nations, European Union, among others. In his professional career, he has worked in the private sector and in the Federal Government. Among others, Mr. Sandro Garcia Rojas was the Attaché of the Mexican Attorney´s General Office (Procuraduría General de la República) to the European Union and Switzerland; Deputie encharged of the International Affairs Unit in PGR, Deputie of Legal affairs in the Servicio de Aministración y Enajenación de Bienes of the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Patrick George is currently the Senior Financial Investigator/Analyst with the Financial Intelligence Unit of Dominica where he has worked for over 18 years. He also serves in the capacity of ML/TF National Risk Assessment Coordinator. During his tenure at the FIU, he has achieved the following: 1. He is a trained UN Expert in the implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC); 2. An Assessor trained in both the 3rd and 4th round mechanisms relative to the implementation of the FATF Recommendations and Methodology; 3. He has attained certification at the Instructor level with the AMLFC Institute in the following fields: Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes; Fraud Risk Management; Counter-Financing of Terrorism; and Cyber Security. 4. A Facilitator of CFATF's Strategic Analysis and Open Source Investigation Courses. Mr. George has participated in the following reviews: Belize - relative to the FATF Recommendations; Qatar - with respect to their implementation of the UNCAC; Guatemala - with respect to their implementation of the UNCAC; Afghanistan - with respect to their implementation of the UNCAC; He is the Co-Founder of the e-filing/case management platform AMLive; and has also facilitated the installation and training of IBM i2 iBase and Analyst Notebook systems in Tortola, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago and St. Kitts and Nevis. He holds a certificate in Criminology from the University of the West Indies.
Amrita Henriques is the Business Research Manager of a financial institution in Guyana. She worked for many years in the Banking Sector in operations management and as the Compliance Manager for a Commercial Bank where she was responsible for the development, implementation and management of all details of the Bank's Compliance Programme. She has experience with a regulatory entity, having worked several years at the Central Bank as a Financial Analyst. She was also a member of the Banking Sector Team on Guyana National Risk Assessment Working Group. Mrs. Henriques completed the ACCA examinations and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University, UK and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Risk Management Professional.
Mr. Gino Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Anti-Moneylaundering Specialist (CAMS), with extensive experience in the assurance and business advisory space gained through several "Big-4" accounting firms. From August 2014 to July 2020 Mr. Campbell was the Director General of the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB). In the period of June 2011 to February 2014 he had already served two terms in an interim capacity, for a total of 22 months. Under Mr. Campbell’s management the GCB significantly improved its internal organization as well as the professional disbursement of its regulatory and other duties. Simultaneously, he managed to significantly expand the responsibilities of the GCB to include the supervision on compliance of the casino sector with the Sanctions Ordinance (2015), the licensing of lottery and charitable gaming activities (2017), the supervision on AML/CFT-compliance of all gaming sectors operating in and from Curaçao (2019), and the licensing and supervision of the online gaming industry (2020). Mr. Campbell currently shares his knowledge and expertise through his own firm, BZB Accounting, Advisory & Compliance Services.
Mr. Dalton Lee chairs a number of regional boards, including Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) and the Caribbean Association of Audit Committee Members (CAACM). Mr. Lee is one of the founders of Bank of Montserrat Limited, and currently serves as chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Lee held positions of increasing responsibility with Bank of New England (now Bank of America). He started his career in banking with Barclays Bank. Mr. Lee is the principal of Veradenis Business Consulting LLC, which provides financial consulting to companies in a broad array of industries. Veradenis offers a wide range of services, including accounting; process automation and improvement; ERP selection and implementation; transaction due diligence; and the designing and implementation of executive/board compensation plans. Previously, Mr. Lee was Vice President of Finance/CFO for Meredith Corporation’s Local Media Group, where he oversaw accounting, finance, financial reporting, human resources, IT, and strategic planning. He joined Meredith Corporation as Group Controller. Mr. Lee is a highly sought-after speaker, having presented at numerous national and regional conferences in the United States and the Caribbean, on a variety of topics, which include generating financial and operational efficiencies in accounting and finance operations, process improvement, centralization, and automation. Mr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in Accounting. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in business management from Southern Methodist University and is an Accredited Director (Accr. Dir.) from Institute of Chartered Secretaries and dministrators/Chartered Secretaries Canada.
Andrew Strachan has over 25 years of experience in international private banking and compliance at Clariden Leu Nassau Branch and Credit Suisse Bahamas. Andrew has held senior positions – Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Relationship Manager and Deputy to the Managing Director at Clariden Leu, Vice President Portfolio Manager at Credit Suisse and has studied and trained in the United States, England, Canada and Switzerland. Mr. Strachan has also completed Assessor training, by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards training. Andrew is presently the Inspector of the Compliance Commission of The Bahamas and designated certain duties of The Competent Authority with responsibility for the operation of the exchange of information for the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, 2015 (FATCA) purposes and Common Reporting Standard (CRS). Mr. Strachan has served on a number of public and private boards, financial organizations, and advisory committees in The Bahamas, including the Bahamas Financial Services Board and the Investment Committee of The National Insurance. Mr. Strachan is a past president of the CFA Society The Bahamas and currently Chairman of the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX).
Andrew “Andy” T. Price currently serves as the Vice President of Advocacy for the World Council of Credit Unions where he engages in advocacy on behalf of credit unions worldwide before the various international standard setting bodies such as the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision the Financial Action Task Force, and others. Andy combines years of diverse experience in the credit union industry having served as General Counsel for First Commerce Credit Union, engaged in advocacy and lobbying for credit unions at both the Credit Union National Association and the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, and worked for the prudential bank, credit union, and finance regulator in the State of Florida (Office of Financial Regulation) where he also served as a Cabinet Aide to Comptroller General Robert F. Milligan. He holds his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Additionally, he is certified as a Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Specialist, a Credit Union Compliance Expert, and a Credit Union Enterprise Risk Management Expert. Finally, Andy also teaches classes on Consumer Lending as an Adjunct Professor at the Florida State University College of Law.
Mrs. T'sa James Hodge is the Compliance Manager at Ogier BVI, Chairwoman of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers & Practitioners (BVIACO) and Director of Driftwood Global Holdings Ltd. She is a qualified compliance professional with fifteen (15) years' experience in the BVI Financial Services Industry and sits on the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association Conference Committee. Ms. James Hodge worked as a Compliance Examiner in the Compliance and Enforcement Unit of the BVI Financial Investigation Agency where she assisted in the implementation of the Compliance and Enforcement regime for Non- Profit Organisations and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professionals. She was appointed as an Assessor in the 2014/15 Virgin Islands National Risk Assessment and Commissioner for Oaths in 2018. In her spare time, Mrs. James Hodge lecturers the ICA Advance certificate in Regulatory Compliance course with Financial Services Institute at HLSCC.
Mr. Lorenzo Delzoppo is a Director with ComplianceAid and an Advisory Board Member of the AMLFC Institute. He has over fifteen years of substantial bank regulatory compliance, risk management, finance, and legal experience. He has developed compliance manuals, training manuals and videos, implemented compliance monitoring systems and interfaced state and federal examiners in numerous examinations. During his career in the financial sector, he was responsible for leading and coordinating company-wide risk management efforts by directly managing the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework and supervising the Compliance Management System (CMS). In addition to permanent internal control functions, his accountabilities included strategy development, regulators relations, external audit coordination and exception tracking, as well as direct oversight of the areas of Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing. He has a LL.M. from the University of Miami School of Law, a Juris Doctor from Italy and speaks five languages. He is an ABA Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager as well as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.
Mrs. Shaw Goodridge is a qualified Attorney-at-law of over 20 years, Stacyann has been a prosecutor, legal advisor in Financial Investigations and held key roles as in-house legal counsel covering compliance, governance and regulatory matters in multiple jurisdictions. She is a former Adjunct Lecturer with the BVI Financial Services Institute where she lectured in the University of London’s Law program as well as the ICA Diploma in Governance Risk and Compliance. Stacyann holds a Master of Laws in International Law, is CAMS – certified, a Fellow of the International Compliance Association and is a certified Spanish-English Translator. Stacyann works for TMF Group as Director of Compliance for TMF BVI and Head of Governance for the Caribbean. She currently serves as the Education Chair of the BVI Association of Compliance Officers and Practitioners.
Mr. Derek J. Benjamin is the Senior Financial Analyst and head of the Financial Compliance Unit (FCU) at the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), Antigua. In this capacity, he manages the Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) supervision of thirty-one (31) financial sectors (domestic and international) licensed and/or operating in Antigua and Barbuda. Mr. Benjamin joined the ONDCP in 2006, first working as a financial analyst in the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) before moving to the FCU in 2012. With over 20 years’ experience working in the domestic banking sector, he has pursued formal training and is certified in the areas of Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorism Financing, Cyber Crime Detection and AML/CFT Compliance. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Prevention Specialist (CAMS and CAMLFC) and a certified Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Financial Examiner having served as a member of the CFATF 3rd Round Mutual Evaluation team to Belize. He is also a member of the CFATF Risk, Trends and Methods Group (CRTMG) and the point of contact member of Antigua’s National Money Laundering & Financing of Terrorism Risk Assessment Coordinating Group.
Mr. Matthew Langevine is manages the day to day operations of the FIU, which has a mandate to assist in protecting the integrity of Guyana’s financial system through the detection, prevention and deterrence of money laundering and the financing of terrorism in Guyana. He also represents the FIU on the country’s AMLCFT National Coordinating Committee. Prior to working at the FIU, Mr. Langevine worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia. At Scotiabank Mr. Langevine served as a Commercial Credit Assistant, Corporate and Commercial Account Officer, Corporate and Commercial Client Relationship Manager among other positions. He also served as Branch Manager at four of Scotiabank’s five branches in Guyana, including five years at the Bank’s flagship Carmichael Street Branch. Mr. Langevine spent six months (November 2011 – April 2012) on a developmental assignment with the Corporate and Commercial Banking Centre of Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. At Scotiabank, Mr. Langevine’s was exposed to continuous and extensive training and practice in AMLCFT policies, procedures, systems of controls and strategies applicable to reporting entities in general but more specifically to the Financial Sector. As a Branch Manager, his responsibilities included functioning as AMLCFT Compliance Officer at the branch level. He is a trained assessor for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Fourth Round Mutual Evaluation process. He also served as the Chairman of the CFATF Heads of FIU Forum from November 2017 – November 2018.
Mr. Langevine holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree (Management), from University of Guyana. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – Harriot Watt University, U.K and is an Associate of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Dwayne Baker lives and works in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) where in 2014 he became the first Director of the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) there. Prior to that he served as a police officer in the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force attaining the rank of Detective Inspector before moving on to head the FIA. He has worked extensively in the field of financial crimes and intelligence and has served as the National Contact Officer (NCO) for the INTERPOL subbranch in the TCI. He has worked in the Financial Crimes Unit where he led several serious fraud and money laundering investigations. He has received Anti Money Laundering training in Financial Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations along with other related qualifications. He is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds certification in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, UK. During 2018/2019 he was the Law Enforcement Assessor for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) mutual evaluation of Bermuda which was conducted using the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) international standards on Anti Money Laundering, Combating the Financing of Terrorism and Proliferation Financing (AML/CFT/CPF). He is a past Chair of the CFATF Heads of Financial Intelligence Units (HoFIUs) and past Co-chair of the CFATF Risks, Trends and Methods Group (CRTMG). He is also active in policy development within the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units Policy and Procedures Working Group (PPWG) and has presented at various regional and international events on AML related topics.
Simone E. Martin is currently the Deputy Director of the Anguilla Financial Services Commission, on secondment from the BVI Financial Services Commission as an experienced and professionally qualified financial services regulator with 18 years of varied, in-depth experience. This diverse experience encompasses prudential and AML/CFT supervision of licensees conducting fiduciary services, insurance, and investment business. Simone has materially contributed to legislative reform, the conduct of compliance inspections (primarily in relation to trust business and company management business), as well as shape the application of prudential and AML/CFT supervision. In addition, Simone contributed to the development of the International Standard on the Regulation of Trust and Corporate Service Providers, published in October, 2014 by the Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (“GIFCS”) as a member of the TCSP Working Group. She also contributed to the development and conduct of GIFCS’s Supervisory Colleges for Trust and Corporate Service Providers and was appointed as Co-Chair of the first GIFCS Supervisory College. Her experience also includes participating in a mutual evaluation carried out under the FATF Recommendations as a Financial Expert, as well as provided input to the work of a number of FATF Working Groups. Simone holds a Masters degree in Business Administration, conferred at the University of the West Indies, and an undergraduate degree in Accounting conferred at the University of the Virgin Islands. In addition, her professional qualifications include being a Fellow of the International Compliance Association of the UK, a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, being permitted to use the TEP designation, and a Fellow of ICSA – The Chartered Governance Institute.
Deon Vanterpool has been with Bank of Asia since Sept 2017. He has over a decade worth of executive success expanding organisations. He specializes in strategic operations as well as generating and managing wealth within international corporations and government agencies. Mr. Vantepool has provided guidance, training, and planning for companies across various industries around in the world in every phase of business development, human resources planning, project management and financial planning. Prior to joining Bank of Asia, Mr. Vanterpool managed cash flow and budget planning for the British Virgin Islands Government, executing projects for the Financial Secretary, preparing budgets for legislature approval, and integrating new tax and customs systems to improve efficiency and accuracy. At ATKearney Consulting, he provided an international perspective to research and implemented cutting-edge solutions for multi-national organizations. He became the CEO of a major regional company, ultimately re-engineering software development, expansion and execution of a public offering. Mr. Vanterpool served as a Professor in Small Business Management and Information Systems Management at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the BVI and has served on several boards such as Trust Fund Scholarship Board. Mr. Vanterpool holds an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, a B.A. in Finance from Morehouse and an ICA International Diploma in Governance Risk and Compliance. He is SPHR Qualified in human resources and has studied in Germany, South Korea, and University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, interned with Chase Securities on Wall Street and with BVI Financial Services Commission.
Patricia Marinho has over 15 years of legal and compliance experience. She is the Compliance Director – LatAm and Central America of Willis Towers Watson, the third largest insurance broker in the world. Patricia leads and manages the team of Local Compliance Officers responsible for the administration of Willis’ compliance program throughout the vast Latim America, Central America and Caribbean Regions. Patricia actively participated to international AML, Data Privacy conferences in the U.S. and Brazil. She also taught Computer Law for MBA classes at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She earned her J.D. at the University Candido Mendes of Rio de Janeiro and proceeded to broaden her studied with an Intellectual Property Course at the U.C. Berkeley, an LLM at the University of Miami School of Law and a CRCP at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. She is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money laundering Specialist, the Programming Director of the ACAMS South Florida Chapter.
Mr. Deming is a principal with DEMING PLLC with offices in Washington, D.C. and Michigan. He represents and advises clients on the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and other compliance issues associated with the conduct of international business. As a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in various capacities with the U.S. Department of Justice, including as a special prosecutor, he led investigations of major companies, business executives and public officials. With forty years of experience in both the public and private sector, Mr. Deming has written extensively and spoken often in the US an abroad on the FCPA and related issues. He is the author of Oxford University Press’ Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions ; the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Designing an Effective Anti-Bribery Compliance Program: A Practical Guide for Business, the co-author of the ABA’s The FCPA and UK Bribery Act: A Ready Reference for Business, and its Spanish edition, and the author of the ABA’s The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms.
Jeremy Stephen, the current President of the Barbados Economics Society, has extensive experience in private equity, and economic consulting in Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean and internationally. His core consulting specialties include internal corporate advisory; management of internal and external financial monitoring systems; financial due diligence; economic analysis; cryptocurrencies, fund raising, and web and app development. He is currently a lecturer in Banking & Finance at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus; a freelance web technologist and financial economic analyst; and an economic and marketing advisor to an investment management firm: Pollards et Filles (Guyana) Ltd. His research in cryptocurrencies has produced a widely regarded research paper in conjunction with Professor Winston Moore: "Should Cryptocurrencies be included in the Portfolio of International Reserves held by the Central Bank of Barbados?" A former Commonwealth Scholar, Jeremy received his MSc. Finance degree with a concentration in Portfolio Management, Financial Statement Analysis and Entrepreneurship from Imperial College London in 2007, and the BSc. Economics in 2005 from the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill Campus, with First Class Honors.