Meeting Southern African Challenges in AML/CTF, Sanctions and De-Risking

  • When:30 January 2015
  • Where:Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Venue: Hilton Sandton, 138 Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2196, South Africa

You don’t want to miss this full-day forum for Southern African AML and financial crime executives. During this executive summit, you will have the unique opportunity to share, discuss and help solve some of the biggest issues impacting the African financial crime prevention community and take-away solutions from an international compliance perspective.

Our speaker faculty will share their expertise in a wide range of topics, including the challenges in de-risking, sanctions strategies for African financial institutions, identifying politically exposed persons, adopting risk-based onboarding procedures and shielding against black market oil revenues, just to name a few.


David Cafferty
  • David Cafferty

  • Head of Compliance Advisory Services
  • Kane LPI
  • Dubai


David Cafferty has over 25 years of experience in the fields of forensic accounting, financial crime prevention, compliance and AML. He is currently head of compliance advisory services at Kane LPI Solutions (MENA), based in Dubai. Prior to joining Kane, he was senior compliance advisory specialist at Clyde & Co. in the UAE.

Leonie Ellis
  • Leonie Ellis

  • Managing Director
  • Leonie Ellis Placements


Leonie Ellis has 12 years’ experience in recruiting talent in the fields of law, compliance and AML teams in leading organisations. Her work has taken to Singapore, the Middle East, Austral and the UK and she recently completed a leadership course at Oxford University.

Ursula MCrystal
  • Ursula M’Crystal

  • Head, Money Laundering Surveillance Unit
  • Standard Bank Group
  • Johannesburg, South Africa


Ms. M’Crystal has more than 20 years’ experience in AML work, and assisted with the establishment of the Financial Intelligence Centre in South Africa. She has conducted country assessments for international organizations in the area of financial intelligence, as well as lectured and conducted training nationally and internationally.

Ira Morales Mickunas
  • Ira Morales Mickunas, CAMS

  • Ira Morales Mickunas Risk Consulting


IMMRC is a Miami-based leader in identifying and assessing existing or potential money laundering threats to any financial institution. She has extensive experience throughout the world directing AML independent evaluations and conducting AML training for financial professionals on subjects including banking, securities, precious metals and money service businesses. She is a frequent speaker in the Americas and Europe on topics including terrorism financing, organized crime and corruption, and also collaborated on official publication documents with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Ntombi Ngema
  • Ntombi Ngema

  • Head of Group Sanctions Desk
  • Standard Bank Group


Ms. Ngema leads the Group Sanctions Risk Management Program and Governance function, responsible for the oversight and continuous advancement of core sanctions risk management in the Standard Bank Group. She has over 10 years’ experience in banking, during which time she has developed and executed strategic frameworks to support compliance with relevant sanctions imposed by recognised competent authorities, as well effectively managing the associated legal, regulatory and operational risks.

Nicolas Willard
  • Nicolas Willard

  • Head of AML and Sanctions Solutions, Banking Iniatives
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa


Mr. Willard joined SWIFT in 1987 and held a number of marketing and sales positions, before moving to Bolero International, in charge of business development for continental Europe. In 2004 he joined Logica CMG Belgium, where he worked on payments and trade-related projects for key customers. He returned to SWIFT in 2006, eventually moving into his current role in Banking Initiatives. He is a graduate of the European Business School, London.

Silver and Seminar Bag Sponsor


SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative through which the financial world conducts its business operations with speed, certainty and confidence. More than 10,500 financial institutions and corporations in 215 countries trust us every day to exchange millions of standardised financial messages. SWIFT’s Compliance Services unit manages a growing portfolio of financial crime compliance services that address our customers’ needs in the areas of sanctions, Know Your Customer (KYC) and AML.

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Time Session
7.45 – 8.45 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8.45 – 9.00 Welcome Remarks
9.00 – 10.15 Defining Top African Financial Crime Priorities
10.15 – 10.30 Networking and Refreshment Break
10.30 – 11.30 Sanctions Strategies for African Financial Institutions
11.30 – 12.15 Lessons from Recent Global Enforcement Actions and Fines
12.15 – 13.30 Networking Luncheon
13.30 – 14.30 Adequately Resourcing Your Compliance Department
14.30 – 14.45 Networking and Refreshment Break
14.45 – 16.15 Executive Guide to Terrorism Financing and Money Laundering
16.15 – 16.30 Review and Final Take-Aways