Each week TCAE focuses on a different aspect of financial crime which we believe that the community of Compliance and AML professionals would benefit from. This week’s Knowledge Series Session will focus on Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC), providing an overview of key aspects of ABC, applicable international regulations, and common typologies and red flags to be mindful of.

This week we have Souzan Esmaili, our founder who is passionate about fighting financial crime and educating professionals around the world,  to walk us through ABC.

This Knowledge Series session is proudly sponsored by MNP who have been avid supporters of TCAE since its inception. It is because of support such as this that TCAE is able to continue putting on these exciting events!

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  • Understand what bribery and corruption means
  • Identify the differences between The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act
  • Recognize common typologies and red flags
  • Review real-life case studies
  • Q&A


Souzan Esmaili, Compliance & AML Consultant | Founder, TCAE

Souzan Esmaili has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto.

She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering the Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America.

Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world.

Souzan holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah, a Post Graduate Diploma in GRC from Manchester Business School (UK), a Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS) and FinTech Program certificate from Oxford University (UK).


Maryam Habib | Manager, External Investigative Reporting

Maryam Habib brings over 10 years of compliance experience and was previously employed with one of the leading banks in Pakistan as a Team Lead-AML.  After coming to Canada 7 years ago Maryam began working with an international financial institution where she is currently employed as a Manager External Investigative Reporting overseeing AML Investigations. Maryam holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and is a CAMS candidate.