Baltics Chapter


Upcoming Event

  • ACAMS Baltics Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception
  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017
  • Presentation: 18:00 – 21:30
  • Riga Latvian Society,
    Merķeļa Street 13,
    Riga, LV-1050
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Mission Statement

The ACAMS Baltics Chapter is an extension of ACAMS and will support the association in its mission to advance professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the prevention, detection and reporting of money laundering, terrorist financing and financial crime globally.

The ACAMS Baltics Chapter for the benefit of society will focus on the following objectives:

  • cultivate the culture of compliance and high standards;
  • contribute to the development and implementation of global AML/CFT standards and best practices;
  • provide a platform for continuous development and professional networking for its members;
  • organise meetings and events for members to have professional discussions, exchange of ideas, share professional experience from both public and private sectors, and to collaborate in combating money laundering, terrorist financing and financial crime, including international corruption;
  • become an effective and relevant resource for all the organisations and institutions exposed to ML/TF risk;
  • provide a Baltic perspective on regional and international standards and practices in detecting and preventing money laundering, terrorist financing and sanction-related risks.
  • ACAMS Baltics Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception
  • Wednesday, 8 November 2017
  • Presentation: 18:00 – 21:30
  • Riga Latvian Society,
    Merķeļa Street 13,
    Riga, LV-1050


ACAMS Baltics Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is delighted to host a networking reception for the Baltic AML/CTF community, to be held in Riga on 8 November, 2017. The event will also mark the launch of the ACAMS Baltics Chapter.

We are very honoured to have the Minister of Finance for Latvia, Mrs Dana Reizniece-Ozola as the keynote speaker for the launch event. There will also be a panel discussion with AML/CTF experts on the challenges and opportunities in the region.

Attendees are then invited to stay and network over canapes and cocktails.

Places at this exclusive event are complimentary but limited, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your place.

Your colleagues are very welcome to attend, but all attendees must be registered separately, and in advance. For security reasons, no onsite registrations can be accepted.


18:00 Registration and refreshments
18:30 – 19:40 ACAMS Baltics Chapter launch presentations, including keynote speech from Mrs Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister for Finance, Latvia
19:40 – 21:30 Networking Cocktail Reception
Kaspars Dreimanis

Kaspars Dreimanis, CAMS

Kaspars Dreimanis is the Head of the Compliance Division at ABLV Bank, AS. He has been working in the banking sector since 2010, mainly dealing with compliance-related matters. His current position involves organising and supervising the work of compliance experts, as well as providing opinions and advices on compliance-related laws and regulations. Prior to joining ABLV Bank, AS, Kaspars worked in the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau. He was responsible for investigation of criminal offences – corruption in public sector. Thus, his professional skills and reasoning are based on theoretical and practical experience in both public and private sector.

Kaspars is certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist (CAMS). He holds a Masters degree in law and has continued his professional development in compliance by attending local and international anti-corruption and AML/CFT-related seminars and conferences.


Alexandre Pinot

Alexandre Pinot, CAMS

Alexandre Pinot is the Head of Anti-Money Laundering and MLRO at Simplex, a fintech / cyber-security company, focused on fraud prevention in online payments. Previously, he spent the last 7 years with Western Union, taking on various compliance-related roles in France, Germany and Lithuania, where he ultimately oversaw the AML risk review of new digital products (mainly m-Wallets and e-Wallets) prior they would go to market.

He holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finances, from the Montesquieu University of Bordeaux, a Master in French-American International Affairs, from the Institute for Business Administration of Caen and he is CAMS certified since 2013. He has had the chance to attend the two launching events for the France and Germany Chapters in Paris and Frankfurt.

Jānis Brazovskis

Jānis Brazovskis, CAMS
Board Member
Latvian Commercial Banks

Jānis Brazovskis is a Board Member of the Association of Latvian Commercial Banks and Member of the Supervisory Council of Lattelecom. Jānis has extensive experience in legal affairs, authorization and prudential supervision of financial institutions.

Prior to joining Association, Jānis worked as a Deputy Chairman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia (financial regulatory authority). He was primarily responsible for legal, including AML/CFT, issues and licensing of financial institutions.

Jānis got his law degree at the University of Latvia and is certified Anti-Money Laundering specialist (CAMS).

Phone: + (371) 29 409 605

Vjačeslavs Budjakovs

Vjačeslavs Budjakovs, CAMS
Board Member
Rietumu Bank, Latvia

Vjačeslavs Budjakovs is Head of AML projects group, Internal Control Department, Rietumu Bank, Latvia.

Dmitrijs Kacanovs, CAMS

Dmitrijs Kacanovs
Board Member
Dukascopy Payments Ltd

Dmitrijs Kacanovs is a Member of the Board of electronic money institution Dukascopy Payments Ltd. and a senior legal counsel of Dukascopy Swiss Banking Group. Dmitrijs is specilised in international financial and banking law, in anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing regulation (AML/CTF) and personal data protection. Dmitrijs has more than 8 years’ experience in FinTech in different projects (financial instruments trading platforms, automated trading and robo-advisors, electronic money, etc.) Dmitrijs is a certified specialist (CAMS) and a member of the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). Dmitrijs is a chairman of the Association of Latvian payment service providers and electronic money institutions (LMENA). As the chairman of LMENA Dmitrijs with his colleagues represents interests of the association member’s in government institutions. Dmitrijs has actively participated in Financial sectors development plan 2017-2019 (FSAP) working groups. Dmitrijs actively participates in different working groups related to implementation of AMLD4, PSD2 and GDPR in Latvian legislative acts.

Mait Kaselo

Mait Kaselo, CAMS
Board Member
COOP Pank AS Estonia

Mait Kaselo is Head of Security Department and AML Compliance officer at COOP Pank AS Estonia.

Janis Kaulins

Janis Kaulins CFA, FCCA, CAMS, CISSP
Board Member
Deloitte Forensic

AML, Sanctions & Financial Crime Leader – Central Europe

Janis is an Assistant Director in Deloitte Central Europe, leading the Forensic, Risk & Regulatory and Digital & Analytics service lines:

  • 9+ years of professional experience in financial services industry
  • including 2+ years of financial/internal controls/compliance audit experience in Luxembourg
  • former Head of Department at a European banking group
  • liberal arts education (econ-math & psych), with great honors, Lawrence University, USA

Andris Nikitins

Andris Nikitins, Dipl.-Ing., MBA, CAMS
Board Member
Latvijas Banka

Andris Nikitins is a deputy head of the Financial stability department of Latvijas Banka, the central bank of Latvia. His responsibilities includes management of the non-bank financial sector macro-prudential analysis and providing of consultancy to the Ministry of Finance and the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia in AML/CFT matters.

Before joining Latvijas Banka, Andris since 1992 held several positions in banking and insurance. He has experience in operational risk management and compliance.

Andris has a degree in radio engineering and holds a MBA from the Riga Technical university. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a certification from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).


Anneli Puusepp

Anneli Puusepp, CAMS
Board Member
EY Estonia

Anneli Puusepp works in EY Estonia’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Department. During her years at EY, she has worked in various financial services compliance and fraud investigation projects locally and abroad. The most recent and largest projects have taken her to Germany and Dubai, UAE.

Anneli is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She has a Master of Law degree from one of the leading universities in Estonia, the University of Tartu. During her studies she also participated in an inter-university exchange program and completed part of her studies at West Virginia University in the United States.

Rusne Valaikiene

Rusne Valaikiene, CAMS
Board Member
Western Union

Rusne Valaikiene is an experienced AML Director for leading money transfer company, Western Union, UAB Lithuania. She is responsible for Global Analytics, Investigations and reporting group in Vilnius.

Rusne has joined Western Union in 2010 and in her tenure has been responsible for operations in Sanctions, Know Your Customer, Customer On Boarding and Fraud prevention sections of Financial Crimes and Compliance unit of Western Union.

Before joining Western Union, Rusne has spent 15 years in Information Technology sector working in the companies such as Honeywell, Inc. and Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp).

Rusne Valaikiene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with major in Management Information Systems from California State University, Fullerton. She graduated with Honors and has been a recipient of numerous scholarships. Rusne has been CAMS certified since 2012.

Sandijs Vectevs

Sandijs Vectevs, CAMS
Board Member
Head of AML, SEB Bank, Latvia