Pekka has extensive experience as a practitioner, including roles as an MLRO for a multinational life and pensions firm and Head of Financial Crime Prevention of a division of a major UK bank. A qualified solicitor in the UK and New Zealand, Pekka has conducted prosecutions for tax evasion and provided legal advice in respect of organised crime groups, complex frauds and corporate tax evasion. He has also worked for the UK Department of Trade and Industry (now BERR) in the investigation of corporate fraud and misfeasance
Aamar Ahmad is Managing Director of Sigma Risk, a financial crime compliance advisory firm and ICA accredited training partner. Sigma Risk is exclusive partner of International Compliance Association in India.
Aamar is a professional trainer and subject matter expert in financial crime compliance (FCC) and trade based money laundering (TBML). His clients include financial institutions and global corporations.
Operating across the globe, Aamar is a public speaker on AML and FCC matters at various industry forums. Aamar has delivered number of projects focusing on FCC advisory, remediation, risk assessments, trade finance thematic reviews, policy gap analysis, and the designing & delivery of bespoke training
Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at 100x Group. He was previously Chief Compliance Officer for Diginex in Hong Kong, and prior to that Revolut in London. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’ (now Refinitiv) anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the delivery of World-Check One, a leading risk intelligence platform to mitigate financial crime and sanctions risk. He also sat on the leadership team that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.
Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics in particular the FATF Recommendations for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). He also sits on international committees including chairing the Advisory Council and AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance (www.gdf.io), an industry-led initiative in setting codes of conduct and best practices for the virtual asset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has led industry and regulator conversations regarding FATF Recommendations for VASPs as well as developing an industry AML Code of Conduct. Most recently, Malcolm co-founded and co-led the Joint Working Group for interVASP Messaging Standards (intervasp.org) that developed the widely-adopted IVMS101 message data standard for FATF 'travel rule' compliance.
Malcolm is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London (rusi.org).
Regulatory Governance and Enforcement Officer at Deutsche Bank
A qualified Financial Services professional working the city of London, specialising in Regulatory Risk, Corporate Strategy and Innovation. 15 + years of experience in Regulatory Change, GRC (Governance Risk and Controls) and Project Delivery, with Tier 1 & Tier 2 Banks across Global, and Regional functions within Investment Banking, Offshore Banking, Global Banking & Markets, Wealth Management, and Private Banking; in U.K.
Education: MBA and a Post-Graduate Degree from Saiid Business School, VJIM, and University of Oxford.