The session provides an opportunity to think like a criminal, identifying the ‘pillars of success’ that are essential to moving millions of dollars whilst evading banking due diligence controls and in spite of widespread awareness of PEP risks. We expect that at the end of the session you will be able to describe just how to construct a money-laundering scheme, but we do not want you to actually launder any money! That would be very wrong. We’d like you to share this learning and use this information to become more effective in identifying crime risks.


  • Understand the stages of laundering money
  • Learn how criminals evade detection
  • Identify red flags and behavioral risks
  • Q&A


Lee Byrne | Managing Director & Head of Academy, Great Chatwell Academy of Learning

Lee Byrne is currently ‘enjoying’ his fifteenth week of being locked-down at home in the English countryside with two young and challenging daughters. For the first few weeks it was fine, but he now yearns to get out travelling again because he has spent the past 30 years working within financial services across the world. He was formerly the Head of Financial Crime Compliance and MLRO for a Nigerian bank, and was the Global Head of FC studies for the ICT. He founded Great Chatwell Academy of Learning in 2017 and now supports risk and compliance professionals around the world to become more confident and effective in identifying crime and the financing of terrorism through mentoring and education. On Saturday 25th July he will be sharing his insights in to what has been reported as a multi-million dollar theft and exploitation of one of the world’s poorest countries.


Souzan Esmaili, Compliance & AML Consultant | Founder, TCAE

Souzan has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus in Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. Souzan holds an MBA and achieved certifications such as Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS), Post Graduate Diploma in GRC and FinTech Program from Oxford University.

Souzan created the TCAE group with a passion to help and educate the AML and Compliance professionals in Canada.