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How should we manage our sanctions program and the updates of this space.mp4

How should we manage our sanctions program and the updates of this space?

Event Information

  • Event Type: Webinar
  • Delivery Channel: Virtual
  • Date: 19/01/2023 - 19/01/2023
  • Duration: 1Hours

Event Description

Free virtual session on the 19th of January 2023 at 8:00 AM London, 7:00 PM Sydney, 9:00 AM Paris, 10:00 AM South Africa, 6:00 PM Brisbane

Sanctions continue to dominate geopolitics and global business operations. The current sanctions on Russia are a reminder that the Financial Services industry needs to have an effective sanctions screening programme to remain compliant.


As the sanctions landscape continues to evolve, we thought it an opportune time to have a talk about the different types of sanctions – what they are, how they work, and the key things that a business must consider in developing an effective sanctions screening programme.

Tune in and listen


Our panel will discuss counter-proliferation and illicit gold flow along what touching on the following:

  • What a regulator needs to see,
  • How annual risk assessments are not sufficient due to constantly changing sanctions.
  • How sanctions have wide-reaching implications for institutions,
  • The need to include customers and suppliers etc.
  • Risk assessments and demonstrating records of the decision-making process
  • How issues are escalated



Expert Trainer

Aruna Iyengar

Aruna Iyengar

GCI Advisory Board / The session moderator

Aruna has worked in Financial Services since she was in University, studying her Banking and Finance Degree. Post graduation, she spent 16 years at Macquarie Bank working in Client Services, Adviser Services and Outsourcing Relationship Management, before becoming the first Risk & Compliance Office in Service & Operations, Macquarie Financial Services Group. Over the next 10 years in her role in Compliance, she supported the business, and delivered both classroom and online compliance training on various topics. Joining JPMorgan Chase in 2012, she has been leading the APAC Compliance Training Team, developing complex online Compliance Training on a number of topics, supporting 16 countries in APAC, as well as partnering on Global Training Modules and Compliance Training Strategy. She is passionate about developing and delivering high quality, engaging and education Compliance Training for her stakeholders.

Dr. Noemi Tambe

Dr. Noemi Tambe

GCI Faculty / Counter-Proliferation Expert

Dr. Noémi També is an independent consultant on Money Laundering prevention, Counter Terrorism Financing and Counter Proliferation Finance. She also conducts research in the field, and has developed a framework within which to consider financial crime issues away from traditional industry papers that tend to be more anecdotal and typological. She is also an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, RUSI.

Her professional experience spans across PSPs, RegTechs, think tanks, government and private and retail banking. She has a wide international experience spanning the UK, Luxembourg, Estonia, and Mexico, with a particular focus on Financial Intelligence Units and private banking. She has managed high-profile investigations focused on Anti-Money Laundering, and delivered projects for compliance control environment, processes improvements, remediation, and reputational risks management. Prior to that, Noémi was an environmental economist.

Her research interests are in Crypto, Risk Management, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Sanctions and Proliferation Finance.

Marcena Hunter

Marcena Hunter

GCI Advisory Board - illicit gold flows expert

Marcena is a Senior Analyst at the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, which she has been with since 2012. While Marcena’s work has covered a wide scope of material and geographic spread, her current work has focused on gold-related crime, other mineral resources, illicit financial flows and development responses to organized crime. Marcena is also currently a Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Sustainable Minerals Institute. Marcena past work includes analysing migration flows, access to justice, and gender issues, as well as providing guidance on security sector and criminal justice reform. Marcena has a JD from Washington and Lee University, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Denver. She is currently based in Australia.

Stephen Lockwood

Stephen Lockwood

GCI Faculty - International anti-financial crime subject matter expert

Steve is an international anti-financial crime subject matter expert (‘SME’). Having started his career in law enforcement, proactively investigating organised crime group money laundering, he then moved to the UK Financial Regulator (the ‘FCA’). Here he served as an investigator in Wholesale Banking Enforcement and then became a specialist supervisor in the Financial Crime Supervision Team, leading pro-active reviews assessing the design and operational effectiveness of financial crime compliance programs.

Since 2017 Steve has worked as a consultant, leading engagements across Europe, Africa and Australasia helping clients with a variety of assignments, such as designing, review and remediation of anti-financial crime compliance programs, working as an SME on monitorships, conducting FCPA/UKBA investigations and leading regulatory liaison.

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