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The mission of the ACAMS Philippine Chapter is to advance the professional knowledge, skills, and experience of the community of professionals dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. The Chapter also aims to be a platform for facilitating the exchange of ideas as well as networking opportunities with other anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing practitioners in the Philippines.

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ACAMS Philippine Chapter Training Event: Strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Program of Money Service Businesses (MSBs)

“Emerging AML/CTF Compliance Obligations of MSBs in the Philippines”

A Practical Approach in Meeting AML/CTF Compliance Obligations of MSBs under BSP Circular 942 Amendment to Section 4511N of the Manual of Regulations for Non-Bank Financial Institutions

“Developing Transaction Monitoring Program of MSBs”

  • Trends/Typologies using MSBs
  • Transaction Monitoring Tools

Speakers:

Ms. Maureen Gonzalez, CAMS
former AML Compliance Director
Western Union
ACAMS Philippine Chapter Co-Programming Head

Maureen Gonzalez is currently the Assistance Vice-President and Head of Agency Compliance & Relations of Manulife Philippines. Prior to joining Manulife in December of last year, she was the AML Compliance Director for Southeast Asia of Western Union. Maureen has over 15 years of work experience in the field of AML Compliance, risk management, and auditing. She also obtained various local and global certifications in the field of Auditing, Risk Management, and AML Compliance specifically as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. She also obtained an Accreditation in Quality Assessment/Validation of the Internal Audit Activity from the Institute of Internal Auditors in the Philippines. She is also one of the founding members and a member of the Board of Trustees of the ACAMS Philippines Chapter.

Mr. Johnny V. Ramos, Jr.
Financial Intelligence and Analysis Group (FIAG)
Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) Secretariat

Mr. Johnny Ramos is head of the Covered Transaction Report Analysis Staff of the Detection and Prevention Department of the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat, mainly responsible for providing proactive financial intelligence analysis, identification and analysis of profile and transactions of subjects of interest based on the system-generated alerts, typologies development, and review of data elements and current developments on money laundering activities.
Prior to joining the Secretariat, he was a bank examiner of the Supervision and Examination Sector, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, with extensive involvement in the regular and special AML/CFT examinations of Banks and Money Services Businesses.
He is a certified public accountant and has worked as internal auditor of the Prudential Bank and Trust Company and Bank of the Philippine Islands.
Mr. Ramos took up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the Far Eastern University. He obtained his Master in Management major in Business Management at the University of the Philippines – Manila.


ACAMS Philippine Chapter Launch Event

Time Session
17:30 – 18:00 Registration
18:00 – 18:10 Opening Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
18:10 – 18:35 Chapter Board Remarks
Introductory Remarks by Dodie D. Lagman, CECM, CAMS, Senior Consultant – AML/CFT Related Matters
Atty. Narlette Manacap-Jaravata, CAMS, Country AML Compliance Officer, Citibank (Chapter Co-Chair)
Veronica Mae Aureus Arce, CAMS, Senior Director, Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (Chapter Co-Chair)
18:35 – 18:40 Video Demonstration
18:40 – 18:45 Oath of Office / Reciting the Mission Objectives of the Chapter
18:45 – 20:30 Networking Drinks

Supported By

Asian Development Bank

Narlette Manacap-Jaravata

Narlette Manacap-Jaravata, CAMS
Co-Chair
Citibank N.A. Philippines

Narlette is the Country AML Officer of Citibank N.A. Philippine Branch. She is a lawyer having been admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 2004. She has worked for the Supreme Court of the Philippines and has served as legal officer for two leading Philippine universal banks (Bank of the Philippine Islands and BDO Universal Bank).

Narlette is also a member of the Association of Bank Compliance Officers (ABCOMP). She has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Bachelor of Law from the University of San Carlos, Cebu. She is also a candidate for Master of Science in Financial Engineering at De La Salle University, Manila. She is a Fully Certified Treasury Professional (Foreign Exchange and Money Market) given by the Banker’s Association of the Philippines and the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education. She has also completed with distinction the One-Year Course on Trust Operations and Investment Management given by the Trust Institute Foundation of the Philippines.

Email: narlette.manacapjaravata@citi.com


Veronica Mae Aureus Arce

Veronica Mae Aureus Arce, CAMS
Co-Chair
Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young)

Veronica is a Senior Director within the Financial Services Office (FSO) of Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (a member firm of Ernst & Young or ‘EY’) with 11 years of experience at EY, including more than a year of experience in the London office. She is currently focused on the Financial Crime practice of SGV & Co., specifically on AML/CTF, which includes engagements on independent assessments, gap analysis, KYC/CDD/EDD remediation, ML/TF risk assessments, transaction monitoring scenarios tuning and AML/CTF trainings. She has extensive experience in audits of banks, other financial institutions and conglomerate.

Veronica is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at De La Salle University, Manila.

Email: veronica.arce@ph.ey.com


Genevieve Therese Alcancia

Genevieve Therese Alcancia, CAMS
Secretary
Citibank N.A., Philippine Branch

Genevieve works in Citibank N.A., Philippine Branch as the Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Risk Management (ACRM), and as the Institutional Clients Group – AML Compliance Officer. She also works as a Lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law. Prior to working in Citibank, she worked as the Senior Legal Counsel of Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corporation, a Foreign Legal Counsel of Makes & Partners Law Firm (M&P) in Jakarta City, an Associate of Puno & Puno Law Offices, and a Senior Associate of Ponce Enrile, Reyes & Manalastas Law Offices (PECABAR).

Genevieve has a Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University, School of Law, and was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philippines in 2004. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Email: gen.alcancia@citi.com


Sahlee C. Camposano

Sahlee C. Camposano, CAMS
Co-Secretary
Consultant

Sahlee has 12 years of experience in quality assurance and operations/first line of defense controls in consumer credit operations. In her previous role as Quality and Control Head at Citibank, N.A Philippine Branch, she was responsible for quality assurance, training and risk management activities including relevant regulatory obligations specific for Collections and outsourced operations which subsequently covered Anti-Money Laundering and Screening controls for vendor on-boarding and monitoring, and merchant and client on-boarding and maintenance for Credit Underwriting and Approvals.

Sahlee gained her Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) designation while exploring for new opportunities in the financial services industry following her early retirement from Citibank, N.A. Philippine Branch. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Email: sahlee.camposano@gmail.com


Gina Lanzanas

Gina Lanzanas
Treasurer
Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)

Gina is the Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Department of the Development Bank of the Philippines, a government financial institution. She has a solid background in banking operations whose expertise includes the establishment of money laundering prevention program, development of compliance testing methodology, management of money laundering and terrorist financing investigations and conducting trainings on AML/CFT. As head of the department, she manages three units, namely, the Testing and Review Unit; Investigation and Reporting Unit; and Policy and Governance Unit. Prior to this role, she was the Deputy Compliance Officer of the same institution.

Gina is an active member of the Association of Bank Compliance Officers-AML Officer (ABCOMP-AMLO) Committee and is a voting member of the Anti-Money Laundering Committee of the Development Bank of the Philippines.

Email: gglanzanas@dbp.ph


William Scott Grobs

Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS
Co-Treasurer
ACAMS

Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- "Impact of Correspondent Bank Enhanced Due Diligence Practices." Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).

Email: wsgrob@acams.org


Carlota Bacani

Carlota Bacani, CAMS
Membership Committee Head
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Philippine Branch

Carlota works as the Senior Compliance Manager and Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ), Philippines Branch. She joined ANZ in 2009 and has over 15 years of experience in AML and compliance with various foreign financial institutions. Carlota is an active member of the Bankers Institute of the Philippines and is the Chairperson of the Research and Information Exchange Committee for FY2017-2018. She is also a member of the Association of Bank Compliance Officers.

Carlota holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the University of Santo Tomas.

Email: carlota.bacani@anz.com


Jon Lloyd P. Cruz

Jon Lloyd P. Cruz, CAMS
Co-Membership Head
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)

Jon Lloyd is currently spearheading an enterprise-wide project related to sanctions screening under the Anti-Money Laundering Department of the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI). He has held various AML/CFT-related roles as an AML Officer covering advisory, transaction monitoring, investigation, testing, training & AML system implementation in other financial institutions such as BDO Unibank, Inc. and Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. and as Senior Control Analyst – Testing for AML (APAC) at Citibank, N.A. ROHQ.

Jon Lloyd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Business Administration degree from the University of Santo Tomas. In 2014, he completed the Certificate Course in Strategic Compliance in the Banking Industry given by the Association of Bank Compliance Officers (ABCOMP) in collaboration with the De La Salle University.

Email: jlpcruz@bpi.com.ph


Fatima P. Gamboa

Fatima P. Gamboa, CPA, CFE, CAMS
Programming Head
Independent Consultant

As formerly First Vice President of Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank), Tim was assigned in the bank’s Compliance Division as Officer-in-Charge responsible for the overall administration of the bank’s Compliance Program from April 2014 to May 2016. Prior to that, Tim was a Division Head in Metrobank’s Internal Audit Group from December 2001 to August 2013. Her last position held in Metrobank was as Special Project Officer of the Anti-Money Laundering Division until December 2016.

Tim is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She has attended various trainings on anti-money laundering, controls, risk management, and governance in the United States of America and Asia. She is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Email: fpgamboa@yahoo.com.ph


Maureen Gonzalez

Maureen Gonzalez, CAMS
Co-Programming Head
Manulife Philippines

Maureen is currently an AVP and Head of Agency Compliance and Relations of Manulife Philippines. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of internal and external audit, AML Compliance, and risk assessment. Prior to joining her present company, she worked with different institutions including SGV & Co, Metrobank Card Corporation, ING Bank N.V., and Western Union.

Maureen values the need for continuing professional education having obtained various local and global certifications specifically Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She also obtained Accreditation in Quality Assessment/Validation of the Internal Audit Activity from the Institute of Internal Auditors in the Philippines.

Email: maupdom@yahoo.com


Maria Gaitanidou, CAMS

Maria Gaitanidou
Communications Head
Coins.ph

Maria is a qualified lawyer, Compliance and Business Development specialist with international growth and compliance focus. Her areas of expertise are AML, KYC/KYB, virtual currencies and partnerships. Maria currently acts as the Compliance Officer at Coins.ph. She is responsible for strategy, planning and implementation of all compliance efforts for the Philippines group.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Law degree from King’s College London and a Masters’ in Corporate and Commercial Law with Merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Email: maria@coins.ph


Sharon Pamplona

Sharon Pamplona, CAMS
Co-Communications Head
Australia and New Zealand GSO (ANZ GSO) Manila, Philippines

Sharon is the AML Operations Manager of Financial Intelligence Operations at ANZ GSO Manila, Philippines since 2013. She works and collaborates with a network of In-Country Compliance Officers from Asia Pacific, Europe and America Regions to ensure compliance with the legislative requirements and effective escalation of AML Reports. She previously worked as Process Manager and Associate under Corporate Investment Banking at JP Morgan Chase Bank, Philippines from 2008 to 2013. Sharon has extensive background in AML, Compliance, securities dealing and Quality Assurance.

Sharon graduated from De La Salle University College of Saint Benilde with a degree in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs. She also has certification for International Development Studies from the University of Oslo, Norway.

Email: sharon.pamplona@anz.com