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    Be Careful of the Company You Keep & Deal With


    TCAE is thrilled to have Samantha J Sheen, a leader in the field of AML and Compliance, as the speaker for the upcoming knowledge series. This summer the United States brought a series of forfeiture proceedings in relation to assets wrongfully acquired with proceeds allegedly stolen from the Kuwaiti government. Boasting luxury apartments, yachts, sportscars a Vineyard twice the size of Disneyworld, the story of how $100m+ was stolen, laundered and then misused, is both fascinating and a cautionary tale for financial institutions of how they can be misused.

    Target Audience

    Those both new to and experienced AML prevention professionals, fraud investigators, AML Officers and those wanting to learn about the tactics used by illicit actors to enjoy the spoils of their illegal activity.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Raise awareness about the inflow and outflow of funds in complex financial crime cases
    • Learn how intra-bank accounts are misused by illicit actors
    • Understand the latest tactics used by PEPs engaging in corruption and the third parties who assist them overseas
    • Recognise the sophisticated tactics used by illicit actors to conceal their control of legal entities and arrangements
    • Q&A


    Samantha J Sheen | Director, Ex Ante Advisory Services Limited Samantha is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Samantha holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Samantha’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer and CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe. Samantha also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters. Samantha has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses, crypto financial service businesses, and the use of RegTech to mitigate financial crime. Samantha most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director, where she initiated a number of activities to integrate the use of technology into ACAMS suite of course and thought leadership materials. Samantha is recognised by ACAMS as a financial crime prevention subject matter expert and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, including AML for FinTechs. Sam is a frequent speaker on the subject of financial crime prevention. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Samantha holds a Bachelors of Public Administration, Law Degree, qualified as a barrister and solicitor, holds a Masters in Business, specialising in risk management and most recently completed a certificate on Data Analytics. She is the co-founder and host of a financial crime podcast “Captivated Audience”, which focuses on the use of technology to detect and prevent financial crime.


    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).

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    Sep 24 2021


    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    CAD 10
    Toronto Compliance & AML Events


    Toronto Compliance & AML Events