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. Saskia was the founding Executive Director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). She conducts training, independent reviews of AML/OFAC Compliance Programs, designs AML/OFAC Manuals, and AML/OFAC Risk Assessments. Saskia is also Partner at AML Services International, a multi-media training company in the anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorist financing (CTF) field. Its webinar series attracts hundreds of financial institutions from all over the world. Saskia spearheaded ACAMS as its founding Executive Director from October 2001 to December 2005. Under her leadership, ACAMS grew from 0-3500 members from 101 countries, and developed the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Program (CAMS). From 2007-2010, Saskia served as Financial Crimes Advisor to Fiserv, a U.S- based Fortune 500 company. She is a frequent speaker in English, Spanish and Dutch on a variety of financial crime subjects. She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru). She also has an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks fluent Dutch, English, Spanish and basic German.
What are sanctions and what is their objective? Type of sanctions: country-based programs regime-based programs list-based programs targeted, comprehensive and other categories Primary and secondary Senders and receivers Who must comply? Connecting the Compliance Dots: How do these laws interact with EAR (Export Administration Regulations), the Bank Secrecy Act and Criminal Money Laundering Laws, plus […]
In these round table sessions, small groups will discuss several practical scenarios which illustrate unique OFAC compliance challenges when investigation transactions, obtaining licenses or conducting business in on near sanctioned countries, including Latin America and Middle East. Scenario 1 – Selling Software in Cuba Covers selling software in Cuba and working with the Cuban Ministry […]
Trends, and lessons learned from recent enforcement actions, involving program breakdowns of violations of OFAC sanctions regimes by illegally conducting transactions with or on behalf of customers on “do not touch lists”, inadequate screening, plus coverage of OFAC Enforcement Guidelines. (Jason) The program concludes with a prescription for protection that covers six pillars for a […]