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On June 1, 2018, Ben Wood has joined Nomura as Executive Director – Sanctions Head EMEA. Wood is based in London, UK. Prior to joining Nomura, Wood served as EMEA Regional Sanctions Compliance at Citigroup.

On April 10, 2018, Joseph Bognanno has joined SBS (Safe Banking Systems) in the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. Bognanno will be based in the company’s Mineola headquarters. Prior to joining SBS, Bognanno served as SVP, Head of Global Risk Analytics at HSBC.

As of October 2017, Eric Lorber became Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at United States Treasury Department. Previously, he was Senior advisor at the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, in Washington DC.

On June 4, 2017, Elisabeth Moreno became Compliance Officer I, Financial Crimes Compliance at Fifth Third Bank, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Previously, she was Compliance Analyst I, Economic sanctions, Financial Crime at the same financial institution.

In April 2017, Alison Cooper joined U.S. Treasury as Chief, Blocked Assets Administration and Analysis, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in Washington, DC. Before joining OFAC, she was Director, Global Sanctions at PayPal.

On March 14, 2017 Daniel “Danny” Glaser joined strategic consulting firm Financial Integrity Network (FIN) as a Principal. Before joining FIN, Mr. Glaser served as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing in the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

On February 17, 2017 Georgi Neshkov is now Sanctions Compliance Officer – Global Financial Crime Compliance at JPMorgan Chase, Bournemouth, United Kingdom. Previously, he was Associate Compliance Officer at the same financial institution.

As of January 2017, Zartash Sultan, CAMS, became Team Leader AML/CDD & Sanctions Compliance at Habib Metropolitan Bank (Subsidiary of AG Zurich), in Karachi, Pakistan. Previously, he was Senior Compliance Officer at the same financial institution.

On February 15, 2017 – Tamer Soliman joined Mayer Brown as a partner in its International Trade practice, where he will serve as the global head of its Export Controls and Economic Sanctions practice group. He will be based in the firm’s Washington DC office and spend substantial time in the Dubai office. He came from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

On January 20, 2017, Kevin Wolf joined the global law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in its international trade practice.  Mr. Wolf was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the U.S. Department of Commerce for the previous seven years.

On January 6, 2017, Perry Bechky joined Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP as partner in Washington, DC, where he will continue his practice focusing on economic sanctions and other regulation of international trade. Before joining BCR, Mr. Bechky practiced at his own firm, called International Trade & Investment Law PLLC (ITI Law).

On January 1, 2017, Stefan Brey became Director I Global Head Operations 440 HCs (Sanctions / SWIFT Messaging / Audit Balance Confirmation) at SWIFT in Frankfurt, Germany. Before that he was Director | Global Head Operation and Sanction Operation (300 HCs US/GER/India at SWIFT.

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