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, Director, Gaming Control Board, 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, General Counsel, Daimler Financial Services, Mexico|
|04:15 – 04:55||General Session Panel||Human Trafficking, Terrorism impact on your AML Risk Assessment Program||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
Mr. Calvin Wilson, AMLFC Institute Board of Directors, Principal at Calvin Wilson and Associates, Global Strategic and Public Affairs Consulting Firm, United Kingdom/ 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||Setting The Tone: How CEO & Board of Director dynamics determine AML/CFT Compliance Success||Mr. Bernard Wagner, Mayor, Belize City, Belize|
|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||Mr. Calvin Wilson, AMLFC Institute Board of Directors, Principal at Calvin Wilson and Associates, Global Strategic and Public Affairs Consulting Firm United Kingdom/ Trinidad and Tobago
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
|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?||Ms. Rachel Dondarski, Chief, Regulated Industries Oversight and Evaluation, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Washington, DC
Mr. Stanley Foodman, AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, CEO, Foodman CPAS & Advisors, Florida
|03:15 – 03:20||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, General Counsel, Daimler Financial Services, 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
Mr. Dalton Lee, Chairman, Caribbean Association of Banks Inc, Saint Lucia
|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. Tafawa Pierre, Head of FIU, Grenada
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, Director, Gaming Control Board, 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
|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-six 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 53 Conferences/Seminars in 47 countries where 15,000+ 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) topics, De- Risking & Cybersecurity. Ms. Martin has trained over 1,000 Senior Public Officials, Members of Parliament and Ministers from the Americas. She developed and implemented 85 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 64 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.
Mr. Bernard Wagner is the Mayor of Belize City. He is the son of the late Joseph Wagner Sr. and Filomena Wade. He attended Queen Square Anglican Primary School, and thereafter attended St. Michael’s College. He then attended St. John’s Junior College where he attained an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He is an alumnus of the University of Belize and also pursued a Degree in Banking and Finance at the University of the West Indies. Mayor Wagner has extensive banking and financial background having served as Manager for Belize Bank Ltd, the largest bank in the country for 24 years. He is a highly detail-oriented individual who consistently met and exceeded bank’s goals. Professionally, he has attended many seminars both locally and internationally in the areas of Anti-money laundering, Credit Risk, Trust management, Performance management and Change leadership. He is currently the principal owner of JBW Finance Co. Ltd., a duly registered micro-finance company that offers small loan facilities to individuals as well as small businesses. He is a leading sport personality, organizing basketball competitions in Belize City while having once served as President of the Belize District Basketball Association, the Belize Basketball Federation, and Semi-pro basketball. He served as Chairman of the National Sports Council and was the sports columnist in Belize’s leading newspaper, the Amandala. He currently serves as Chairman of Belize City Trade Licensing Board, and Belize City Liquor Licensing Board, as well as Belize’s Central Building Authority. Internationally he serves as Board member for the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), a London-based group that promotes local government agendas globally. He is married, a father of five, family-man, and likes to spend his spare time organizing youth sports. Bernard is goal-oriented, friendly, approachable, team player, analytical and strong team builder.
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.
Mr. Calvin Wilson is a Barrister, United Kingdom, Attorney at Law, Trinidad and Tobago and holds a Bachelor of Laws, University of London and a Master of Laws specializing in International Finance from the London School of Economics. He is a former commercial Banker, Senior Crown Prosecutor and Advisor to Law Enforcement at New Scotland Yard, who, from February 2nd 1998 to January 31st 2108, was on the front line of global diplomacy, politics, policy formulation and implementation, for protecting the international financial system from money laundering and terrorist financing, .as Deputy Executive Director (1 year) and Executive Director (19 years) of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). Mr. Wilson is now the Principal of Calvin Wilson and Associates, a London based Consulting Firm, established in July 2018, with a branch office in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, consisting of a team of Regional and International Legal, Financial and Law Enforcement, Tax, Communications, Marketing and other Experts, which provides Strategy and Public Affairs services to clients in both the public and private sectors. He is also currently engaged with international technology private sector partners to design modern, cutting edge, information technology tools and platforms, which will revolutionize the current approach to the global compliance function.
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.
Rachel Dondarski is the Chief of Regulated Industries Oversight and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) where she leads OFAC’s financial sector enforcement process. Her team investigates violations of U.S. economic sanctions laws committed by regulated financial institutions, and her specific focus is on cases involving foreign banks, insurance companies, and securities firms. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Dondarski was a senior advisor within OFAC’s Sanctions Compliance and Evaluation team, where she worked on some of OFAC’s largest and most complex financial sector investigations, led efforts to expand OFAC’s compliance-focused outreach to foreign financial centers, and routinely interacted with financial industry peers and government partners to discuss sanctions compliance and implementation issues. Since joining OFAC in 2006, Ms. Dondarski has worked in a variety of other roles, all with the common goal of promoting robust sanctions compliance within the financial services and international trade communities.
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.
In August 2014 Mr. Gino Campbell was appointed 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, for a total of 22 months, as the Interim CEO. Mr. Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), with extensive experience in audit and business advisory capacities to a wide spectrum of business typologies. This experience has proven to be invaluable in the design, introduction and execution of a risk-based approach to the supervision of the casino industry on Curaçao, which has resulted in a constantly improving professional disbursement of the regulatory duties by the GCB. Under his leadership the GCB expanded its responsibilities to become the licensor of the lotteries and charitable gaming sectors and most recently the supervisory authority for AML/CFT-compliance of all gaming sectors that operate in and from Curaçao. Further expansion of the regulatory responsibilities of the GCB under the gaming legislation, to include all gaming sectors other than the casino sector, is imminent.
Mr. Campbell is the initiator and founding member of the recently organized LACARGA, the Latin American and Caribbean Regulators of Gaming Association, a non-political peer association of Latin American and Caribbean gaming regulators that has the objective to improve the quality of gaming regulation and supervision within the Latin American and Caribbean region.
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. Tafawa Pierre is the Head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) Grenada, the Deputy Chairman of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML/CFT) Commission Committee, the Coordinator of Grenada National Risk Assessment and the Head of the Coordinating team preparing for Grenada’s CFATF Mutual Evaluation in June 2020. Superintendant Tafawa Pierre has over twenty-eight (28) years of experience as a Police Officer with the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). Throughout his career he received extensive training locally, regionally and internationally in general police work, criminal investigation, financial crimes investigation and instructional techniques. Superintendent Pierre attended the First Annual Conference of International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities in Beijing, China in 2006, where he presented on special investigative techniques. In 2008, Mr. Pierre formed part of the team that was responsible for preparing Grenada for the Mutual Evaluation by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF). In 2009 he served as Officer Second In-charge and Divisional Commander for the Eastern and Western Division respectively of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). Between 2010 and 2012, Mr. Pierre served as the Commandant of the RGPF Police Training School and was selected to chair the Practice Committee of the Regional Security Services (RSS) Training Institute, Barbados. In 2013 he served as Staff Officer In-Charge of Training, Regional Security Services (RSS), Barbados.
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 is an Inspector in the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force (RT&CIPF) where he has served for the past twelve years. He was head of the Financial Intelligence Unit in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) from 2012 to 2014. In October 2014 he was seconded to the Financial Intelligence Agency where he became its first Director. He has worked extensively in the field of intelligence and has served as the National Contact Officer (NCO) for the INTERPOL sub branch in the TCI. He has worked in the Financial Crimes Unit where he led a number of serious fraud investigations and has received Anti Money Laundering training in Financial Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigation along with other related qualifications. He holds an honors degree in Management from the University of the West Indies and is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He holds certification in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI Level 5), 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 AML/CFT and PF. 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.
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.