Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) is delighted to introduce this week’s guest speaker Eugenio (Gene) DiMiraGene, a well-known financial crime and digital ID subject matter expert to provide us with depth knowledge and understanding on how using digital identification can help us fight financial crime.

During this session, Gene will define and help us understand what Digital Identification is, the benefits of using these technology tools and why the FATF Digital ID Guidance and governments are empowering its use.

In this session you will benefit from understanding how to assess different digital tools and what are the right questions to ask to form your risk assessment, using the DIACC Directory of Products That Assess Identification Documents & Verify Identity as a case study.


  • FATF Digital ID Guidance
    • Reliable Sources
    • Risk-based approach tied to levels of identity assurance
    • Global trends and why do we care?
  • Digital Identity tools in use
    • Integration into programs fighting financial crime
    • Areas to watch not solved by digital identity
    • Next steps
  • Ask Gene Anything?


Eugenio (Gene) DiMiraGene | Head of Global Compliance, AMLATF Program, Manulife

Gene DiMira CAMS-Audit is a leader in Manulife’s Global Anti-Money Laundering Program supporting Canada, US (John Hancock) and 12 countries in Asia. He takes an innovative approach to solving complex problems; balancing the needs of the customer while driving business success within insurance, securities and banking. At the forefront of the financial services AMLATF industry discussions in Canada and internationally, he is influencing evolving areas including Enterprise Digital ID (Individual & Entity transparency including a published whitepaper and article) and the application of risk-based approaches to program design. In Gene’s career, he has supported FATF global guidance (RBA for Insurance) and for enterprises has developed AMLATF, Privacy and Records Management programs including risk assessments and redesigns. Prior to Manulife, he managed information systems and continued into operations, projects and controls management. Gene actively learns from and shares his expertise within industry working groups, training webinars and conferences to support the fight against proceeds of crime.


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.