Head, Sanctions Compliance, Americas and Group Head, US Sanctions Standard, Chartered Bank
Michaela Arndt is Head, Sanctions Compliance, Americas and Group Head, US Sanctions at Standard Chartered Bank in New York. Ms. Arndt is responsible for the overall development, maintenance and oversight of US Sanctions and anti-boycott compliance efforts.
Samar is a director with PwC’s Export Controls and Trade Sanctions Services practice. She specializes in providing export compliance solutions for companies around the globe.
Member, Panel of Experts: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt is the Finance Expert on the UN Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009).
Senior Trial Attorney | Bank Integrity Unit, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
Jennifer Ambuehl is a Senior Trial Attorney in the Bank Integrity Unit of the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section in Washington, DC.
Jonathan Brewer, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, King’s College London, UK
Dr Brewer is a visiting Professor at King’s College, London, an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, London, and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, Washington, DC.
Heads International Trade & Investment Law Group: McCarthy Tétrault
Mr. Boscariol heads the International Trade & Investment Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault. He focuses on economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export, import and technology transfer controls, defence trade controls, and more.
Lynn Van Buren
Associate General Counsel: Global Trade Compliance at Verizon
In this role, Ms. Van Buren is responsible for providing legal advice and training relating to export,import and sanctions issues worldwide. Prior to joining Verizon, Ms. Van Buren was in private practice, counseling clients across various industries on export control, sanctions and related compliance issues.
Former Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel: ZTE Corporation, USA
Matt Bell is the Former Chief Compliance Officer & Legal Counsel – in this dual role, he splits his time between Texas and China. ZTE is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world with offices in more than 160 countries and a workforce of more than 80,000 employees globally.
Principal International Trade & Investment Law PLLC (I TI Law).
Mr. Bechky began his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he worked for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Customs Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before founding ITI Law in 2013, Perry also practiced for over thirteen years at two global law firms and taught for five years at two universities.
Managing Director: PwC
Jeannette Chu co-leads PwC’s national security regulatory compliance practice focusing on Export Controls and Trade Sanctions. This team of subject matter specialists assists U.S.
Foreign Policy Division, Office of Nonproliferation & Treaty Compliance, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ted Curtin is a Senior Policy Analyst and licensing officer at the Department of Commerce, Foreign Policy Division. In over 11 years at Commerce, Ted has helped exporters work through numerous challenging embargo related problems, completed thousands of applications for exports and reexports to sanctioned destinations.
Partner: Philip Sydney
Gert Demminkis partner at Philip Sidney, a niche risk and reputation consultancy firm active in global trade compliance. Philip Sidney’s market include: Banking, Factoring & Financial Services, Payments Services, Aerospace & Defense, Aviation, Oil&Gas/Offshore, and (Re-)insurance.
Bryan Early, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science Department, University at Albany
Early is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department, the Director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), and the founding Director of the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES).
Director of Trade Compliance & Government Relations: United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce
Elika Eftekhari is an attorney who serves as the Director of Trade Compliance & Government Relations for the United States-Iran Chamber of Commerce.
Andres Andy Fernandez
Partner, Holland & Knight Miami office
Mr. Fernandez is leader of the Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team. He practices in the area of banking law and financial services, with a focus on licensing, regulatory and compliance matters.
Senior Vice President/Group Head – AML, Trade Sanctions and Export Controls/Compliance Counsel: MasterCard
Mr. Fields is a Senior Regulatory Compliance Attorney with broad experience in corporate ethics, sanctions, trade controls and compliance programs.
Director of AML, Navigator Consulting Group, LLC
Mr. Fruth is a law enforcement and intelligence subject matter expert with a background conducting a wide range of national security, criminal, and corporate investigations.
SVP Legal Counsel and Head of Regulatory Department North America Artex Risk Solutions, Inc.
Victoria E. Fimea is Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel and Head of Regulatory Department – North America, for Artex Risk Solutions, Inc. She manages and leads the regulatory and claims departments and is a member of the senior management team.
Executive Director Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group: Morgan Stanley
Andy is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group, where he focuses on economic sanctions advisory and compliance across all of the firm’s lines of business.
Partner in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C.
Carlton Greene is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s International Trade and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement groups. He provides strategic advice to clients on U.S. economic sanctions, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations, export controls, and anti-corruption/anti-bribery laws and regulations.
Manager Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions, LLC
Debra Geister is Manager and CEO of Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions. Section 2 (S2) focuses exclusively on the tracking and documentation of the “hybrid threat.” She and her team are passionate about education and detection of transnational criminal organizations in our financial systems.
Counsel at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe LLP
Mr. Hoghooghi’s practice is focused on U.S. economic sanctions laws, domestic and international commercial and business transactions, corporate law, energy and project finance, and construction law.
VP – Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction Western Union
Tyler Hand is Western Union’s Vice President, Head of Global Sanctions and Interdiction. Tyler’s responsibilities with Western Union include overseeing the company’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and other government sanctions compliance programs.
Director Trade Controls Compliance at Royal DSM (Netherlands)
Since 2014, Mr. Jochems is Director Trade Controls Compliance at Royal DSM, a Dutch multinational active in the fields of health, nutrition and materials, with 20,750 employees in 50 countries.
Associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Mr. Jeydel’s practice focuses on US economic sanctions and export controls, including the sanctions regulations of the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the export control regulations of the Departments of Commerce and State.
John S. Karansky
BSA Risk Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch
John Karansky is a BSA/AML risk specialist on the risk team in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Karansky is responsible for leading or participating on BSA/AML examinations of US operations for foreign banks, large regional banks, community banks, and bank holding companies.
Partner: Bryan Cave
Susan Kovarovicsis co-leader of the International Trade Client Service Group. She has more than 20 years of experience providing practical solutions to legal and compliance issues.
International payments specialist and co-founder, 2FX Treasury
Kees advises corporates in the area of treasury and trade finance. He has been working in the financial services industry for more than 20 years setting up global operating models for banks and corporates.
Former Chief of Money Laundering Unit: New York State Office of the Attorney General
Meryl has been the Chief of both the Money Laundering Unit of the New York State Attorney General’s Office and the New York State Crime Proceeds Strike Force since 2004.
Michelle J. Linderman
Partner: Crowell & Moring LLP
Michelle J. Linderman is a member of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group in the firm’s London office. An English and Hong Kong qualified solicitor with nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle advises clients.
Regional Compliance Head: Swiss Re’s Reinsurance Business Unit
Susan Lake is Regional Compliance Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Swiss Re’s Reinsurance Business Unit.She has been with Swiss Re in various Compliance roles since 2005.
Deputy Head & Head of Enforcement and Engagement: Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) in the U.K.
David McLean is Deputy Head of the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation and leads OFSI’s Enforcement & Compliance, Counter-terrorism, and Engagement functions.
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Associate General Counsel: AIG
Marie serves as Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Associate General Counsel for American International Group, Inc. Marie has extensive experience in developing, implementing and managing economic sanctions, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance programs in a U.S. based, global multi-national corporate environment.
Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Treliant Risk Advisors.
Mr. Marrazzohas over 34 years of domestic and international experience in the design, oversight, and assessment of corporate and regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML), economic sanctions/OFAC, anti-bribery/anti-corruption and fraud programs, and related internal controls.
Partner at Dentons
Ms. Nychay is a Partner in the Brussels office of Dentons, and an expert on international trade law, dispute resolution, including in the WTO, and regulatory matters.
Adjunct Professor & Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs: Columbia University
Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Richard Nephew is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program and affiliated with the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative housed within the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence.
Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory: Bureau van Dijk
Anders Rodenberg has led multiple compliance projects, specializing in AML, OFAC Sanctions, FATCA and FCPA with the aim of improving compliance levels at various financial institutions, insurance companies and traditional companies.
Chief Sanctions Officer Citigroup
Mr. Rapp heads Citi’s Global Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption Compliance programs. In his role, he manages a global team responsible for the design and implementation of uniform Anti-bribery and Sanctions enterprise-wide risk-management frameworks.
Global Trade Compliance Manager: Uber Technologies, Inc.
Karen H. Robertson is Global Trade Compliance Manager at Uber Technologies, Inc. based in San Francisco, California. She launched a global sanctions screening effort to ensure compliance for Uber’s 2.5 million (and growing!) partner base of individual drivers, UberEATS restaurants, fleets, merchants, and couriers.
Saskia has over 15 years of AML experience, in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Stemming from her global footprint, she applies valuable expertise and insight into international training, and financial crime compliance projects.
Managing Partner TruPoint, LLC
Babar Shameem is Managing Partner at TruPoint, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in Compliance Technology with particular focus on Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption (AB&C).
VP/Head of Global Financial Crimes Compliance Paypal.
David Szuchman is the VP/Head of Global Financial Crimes Compliance at Paypal. Previously, he was Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Global Head of Sanctions, FIU Strategic Investigations, and SAR Quality: American Express
Ted joined American Express in 2015 and is its Global Head of Sanctions and Anti-Corruption. American Express’ Global Sanctions and Anti-Corruption programs are responsible for ensuring that American Express complies with U.S. and applicable international sanctions regimes and anti-corruption laws across the enterprise.
Hera Uy Smith
Global Sanctions Compliance Officer: Associated Foreign Exchange (AFEX), Inc.
Hera U. Smith is currently the Global Sanctions Compliance Officer at Associated Foreign Exchange Inc. (AFEX) – one of the leading global payments and risk management solutions provider – where she is responsible for overseeing the legal, technological, and operational matters of the company’s sanctions programs in the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.
Senior Global Trade Counsel, Ethics and Compliance Office, Office of the General Counsel: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jeff is the Senior Global Trade Counsel at HPE, a multinational enterprise information technology company. Based in the Washington, DC area, Jeff has broad experience in import, export, and sanctions laws and is the attorney in Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Office.
SVP Legal and Compliance - Head of Sanctions Bank of China, USA
Salvatore provides sanctions consulting services to financial institutions, law firms, US government, and commercial enterprises. He was the former Head of US Economic Sanctions at HSBC North America Holdings, where he built a comprehensive sanctions program with centralized client and transactional sanction alert clearing teams
OFAC Officer and Director of BSA Compliance MetaBank
Stephanie Schumacher is the Director of Compliance, BSA for MetaBank where she also serves as the OFAC Officer. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Ms. Schumacher has spent the past 15 years in banking and other financial services.
Partner & Regulatory Enforcement Services Leader: PwC
Darren Tapp is a U.S. Partner in PwC’s Forensic Services practice and leads the Regulatory Enforcement services team. He brings over 25 years of experience working with attorneys, audit committees, and company personnel in the areas of regulatory compliance with export controls and trade sanctions/embargo laws and regulations.
Aymee Doris Valdivia
Attorney in the International and Cross-Border Transactions Team of Holland & Knight's Business Group and a member of Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team
Aymee Doris Valdivia is an attorney in the International and Cross-Border Transactions Team of Holland & Knight’s Business Group and a member of Holland & Knight’s Cuba Action Team. Ms. Valdivia focuses her practice on corporate and international law, representing foreign and domestic clients.
Jan J.H. Verloop
Trade Control Officer (retired) at Shell International
Mr.Verloop graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration, before he joined Shell in 1975.Until September 2016, he was Trade Control Officer at Shell International.
Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Global Financial Crime Officer: AXA Group
Bob Walsh is the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Global Financial Crime Officer for AXA Group. AXA provides insurance, investment management and banking in over 50 countries. Bob is based in New York.
Julie Myers Wood
Chief Executive Officer: Guidepost Solutions LLC
Julie Myers Wood is the chief executive officer of Guidepost Solutions where she focuses on regulatory compliance and investigative work and regularly conducts trade, government contracting, immigration and anti-corruption due diligence risk assessments, and third-party audits.
Partner: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Kevin J. Wolf is a partner in the international trade practice. His experience encompasses the laws, regulations, policies and international arrangements pertaining to national security, foreign policy and other controls over the export, reexport and transfer of military, dual-use and other commodities, technologies, software and services to various destinations, end uses and end users.
Director, Head of OFAC and Sanctions Compliance: Deutsche Bank