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Upcoming Poland Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS® Poland Chapter Mission Statement

ACAMS® Poland Chapter is an extension of ACAMS®, the world’s largest membership association of certified experts in anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime professionals, dedicated to enhancing knowledge, skills and awareness, and fostering international collaboration in support of strengthening effective compliance in financial institutions and a wide range of public and private sector organisations.

The Chapter’s mission will be delivered by:

  • Providing a forum for subject matter experts in the field from Polish and international institutions operating in the space of AML and Financial Crimes Compliance
  • Sharing knowledge and developing best practice to further effective AML and financial crime detection, prevention and compliance
  • Supporting dialog with state and European regulators and law enforcement agencies to successfully develop a solid foundation for AML, CTF and financial crime compliance
  • Encouraging social awareness and education in the field of AML and Financial Crimes Compliance
  • The ACAMS® Poland Chapter will hold regular updates and networking events with an AML focus and would welcome enquiries from potential speakers, trainers and sponsors.

Upcoming Poland Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS Poland Chapter & Accuity Webinar: Law Enforcement and Business Perspective on COVID-19 Financial Crimes Threats

Join us for an afternoon of experts’ discussion about the most recent developments on the subject of COVID-19 financial crimes threats, through examples of Homeland Security investigations on national and international level. Event sponsor Accuity will share more business perspective on how COVID-19 related crimes may affect financial institutions and other businesses.

This event is complimentary and open for everyone in the anti-financial crime community. It will be held in English. ACAMS members in Poland will earn 1 ACAMS credit upon attendance of the entire event.

17:45 Registration opens on the On24 Platform
18:00 Presentations starts, including keynote address from the ACAMS Poland Chapter followed by two guest speakers and a Q&A session.


  • Anna Butrym | Professional Moderator
  • James Balsamo | Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Aneta Klosek | Director, Strategic Components of Growth, Accuity




On the 26th November ACAMS® Poland Chapter celebrated its 1st year anniversary.

The Conference’s topic was Challenges for Financial Crime Compliance in 2020 and over 150 AML professionals attended the event held in the Citi Sky Office, Warsaw, Poland.

Karol Wojtczak, Chairman of ACAMS® Poland Chapter, opened the conference and handed over to Monica Blaj, ACAMS® Regional Chapter Manager Europe and Africa. Monica announced the launch of CAMS® certification in Polish – a kind recognition for fast-growing AML market in Poland and a new tool for AML professionals interested to broaden their knowledge of AML/ CFT.

The first keynote speaker – Ms. Elżbieta Franków-Jaśkiewicz, Chair of MONEYVAL, presented the operating model of the MONEYVAL Committee along with performed and planned activities. The second keynote speaker – J.S.D Mr. Robert Lizak, expert of Central Anti- Corruption Bureau, elaborated on setting up public – private partnership in fighting money laundering. This is an ongoing program which already resulted in the first knowledge and experience sharing meetings bringing together representatives of the public and private sectors.

During panel discussion facilitating by Marcin Zdrojowy (ACAMS® Poland Programming Director), Matus Levocky (Bureau van Dijk), Katarzyna Kubik (Citi), Joanna Romańczuk (Moneygram) tackled difficult questions concerning the role of whistle-blowers, differences in implementation of UBO registers in different countries, and the importance of AI in developing effective AML systems.

After the end of the panel discussion, ACAMS® Poland Chapter Board Members announced the 2 winners of the ACAMS® eCertificate Voucher raffle, and informed the audience about the next ACAMS® Poland Chapter event which will take place in March 2020.

The event was sponsored by Citibank, Moneygram and Bureau van Dijk.

MoneyGram Citi Bureau Van Dijk

ACAMS Poland Chapter 3rd Conference

The 3rd ACAMS conference took place on 5th of September at the Concept 13 (Bracka 9) in Warsaw.  The event was fully devoted to Spotlight on Regtech and sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, Silent Eight , Quantexa and powered by Bureau van Dijk.

The conference attracted over 150 financial crime professionals and AML practitioners.

David Clark – Advisory Board Member of ACAMS, inaugurated the panel by presenting a keynote speech. Markus E. Schulz Head of FCC Controls Standard Chartered Bank, elaborated further on Spotlight on RegTech. Stacev Parsons, Solutions Manager at Quantexa gave presentation on RegTech in the Screening Context. Martin Markiewicz, CEO of Silent Eight, presented the subject of RegTech in Transaction Monitoring Context.  These presentations were preludeto apanel discussion.

After the end of the panel discussion, ACAMS Poland Chapter Board Members announced 2 winners of the ACAMS Certificate voucher raffle and informed the audience about the next ACAMS Poland Chapter event.

In the closing remarks, Rowena Everson thanked all of the speakers and participants for their contributions to the debate.

Following the official part of the event, there was also a networking reception.


Standard CharteredSilent Eight
Quantexa Quantexa

ACAMS® Poland Chapter 2nd Conference

On 18th June, the 2nd ACAMS Poland Chapter conference took place at the Hotel Mercure Grand in Warsaw. Over 120 financial crime and AML professionals from the banking and payment industry sector attended. 

The conference was dedicated to the KYC and PEP topics.

At the beginning Karol Wojtczak, Chair of ACAMS Poland Chapter welcomed the participants, and introduced the speakers. He also thanked the sponsors Bureau van Dijk and Global Primex. Before going into the main topic of the conference, he provided to audience with a brief update from ACAMS 15th Annual AML & Anti-Financial Crime Conference in Berlin that was focused on Collaboration.

The topic of KYC and PEP, its legal and historical background, was then elaborated by the  key note speaker Radoslaw Obczynski (Head of AML/CFT Regulation at Bank Pekao SA).  

The second speaker, Damian Mikolajczyk (Analyst at Citi) gave a presentation of real -life case study named “Investments out of the blue”.

General comments to the presented topics were given by the third peakerm Matus Levocky (Advisor, Bureau van Dijk).

ACAMS Poland Chapter Board Members also announced the winner of the ACAMS Certificate voucher raffle.  

Following the official part of the event, there was a networking cocktail and canapes in courtesy of our sponsors and partners.

BVD Glogal primex

ACAMS® Poland Chapter 1st Conference

The ACAMS Poland Chapter completed its first successful event on April 9th, 2019 at the Akademia Leona Kozminskiego in Warsaw. 

Karol Wojtczak, Chair of ACAMS Poland Chapter thanked our sponsors PwC and Bureau Van Djik and partners Akademia Leona Kozminskiego and MoneyGram International. He introduced the presenters Waldema Retyk from Ministry of Finance and Radoslaw Obczyński from Bank Pekao. Presents went over PEP requirements based on EU Directive 4 and beneficial owners register. Presentations were followed by panel discussion were our quests Bartosz Michałkowski (Head of Financial Crime Operations at Royal Bank of Scotland), Dariusz Kucharski (PWC, Manager Financial Crime Unit), Andrej Kovacik (Bureau van Dijk, Compliance Leader) and  Maciej Aleksander Kędziersk (Former, Director of General Information – Ministry of Finance and Former Head of Public Security – Ministry of Interior) expended the topics referencing Artificial Intelligence and Terrorist Financing. After the panel discussion ACAMS Poland Chapter Board Members announced the winner of the ACAMS Certificate voucher raffle.

The excellent presentation and panel discussion was attended by a full house of over 150 senior AML compliance professionals as well as regulators. Following the official part of the event, there was a networking cocktail and canapes in courtesy of our sponsors and partners.

We looking forward to seeing you again at our next event in Gdansk June 2019.




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ACAMS® Poland Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS®) is delighted to host a networking reception for the Polish Anti-Financial Crime community, to be held in Warsaw on 28 November, 2018. The event will also mark the launch of the ACAMS® Poland Chapter.

The evening will feature short presentations from notable guests, after which you are invited to stay and network with your peers over cocktails and canapes.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact europe@acams.org

Press Release

in Polish)



Registration and refreshments


Presentations including keynote address from GIIF and expert AFC panel discussion on topics including Russian money laundering, JCPOA & Iran and associated enforcement actions; adverse media; approaches to RegTech and the need to upskill

Panel Moderator:
David Clark | ACAMS Global Advisory Board 

The Panel
Kieran Beer | ACAMS Global Editor-in-Chief MoneyLaundering.com
Iwona Dudzińska | Citibank, Managing Director, Head of AML Operations EMEA
Tarik Eker | ACAMS Germany Chapter, Treasurer
Pawel Jaroszewicz | PWC, Director
Anna Urbanska | Standard Chartered Bank, Head of Financial Crime Compliance

20.00 – 21:30

Networking cocktail reception

Diamond Sponsor


Silver Sponsor


Karol Wojtczak

Karol Wojtczak
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Chair
EMEA Regional Head of Global FIU Procedures & Trainings

Karol Wojtczak joined Citibank in 2004, starting in retail banking, working on all types of products, including the Citigold dedicated service. In 2007 Karol moved to Citibank International PLC Regional AML Operations as a Team Leader for Western European countries. In 2008 he was promoted to the Role of Team Manager for Institutional Clients Group AML Operations, where he managed AML Analysts Team specializing in consumer and institutional client banking, historical remediation and AML process enhancements. In 2011 Karol took on the role of Senior Operations Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa Region and in May 2013 joined Citi’s Global FIU Procedures & Training Team in AML as a Regional Head for EMEA. In this role, Karol is responsible for AML case disposition standards and procedures, together with knowledge development for the AML FIU Analysts. While working in Citi Karol is also a tutor at Kozminski University, lecturing on Financial Crime Prevention and leading the new postgraduate study initiative: “Compliance and AML Analyst”. Karol is an ACAMS® Member and Certified AML Specialist with an ICA diploma in AML.

Krzysztof Frac

Krzysztof Frac, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Vice-Chair
Financial Crime Compliance Manager

Krzysztof Frąc is a Financial Crime Compliance Manager in HSBC Bank Polska S.A. He has a strong track record in AML Investigation and migration projects for US banks in Poland and the UK. He specializes in the Transaction Monitoring and expanding knowledge in Advisory. Krzysztof is responsible for the coordination of Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA), Country Risk Assessment; oversight of Key Risk Indicators, implementation of Operational Effectiveness projects related to FCR Governance, Risk Assessment and Management Information Frameworks; Advisory and implementing and maintaining FCR Policies and Procedures across the bank. Prior to this, Krzysztof worked in Transaction Monitoring at Citibank (Poland) and J.P. Morgan (UK) managing migration of compliance processes from UAE, Bahrain, UK, Greece, and Belgium, developing as well as maintaining procedures and monitoring systems and optimize processes and monitoring systems thresholds. Krzysztof was also managing Quality Assurance Team at Citibank. Krzysztof has held an International Certificate in Anti Money Laundering (ICA) since 2013, attained his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) in 2016 and the ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Risk in 2018. He also holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warsaw.

Luiza Jarocka

Luiza Jarocka, CAMS
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Vice-Chair
Head of Compliance
MoneyGram International

Luiza joined MoneyGram International in 2016 as Compliance Manager where she built monitoring and reporting team for EMEA and APAC region in Warsaw. In 2019 Luiza took a role of Head of Compliance managing all levels of investigations for customer and agents and regulatory reporting SAR/STR/CTR in over 40 different jurisdictions in EMEA, APAC, Canada and Mexico. Luiza is leading enhancement monitoring process in design and implementation for her regions as well as regulatory relationship. Prior to joining MoneyGram Luiza worked in Citi for over 5 years with a track record in various areas of compliance such as correspondent banking, KYC/ECDD, transaction monitoring with special focus in AML and CTF. She was leading multiple remediation project in Warsaw, in Kuala Lumpur office, supporting projects in Tampa and overseeing migration process from Cairo office. Luiza earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Missouri majoring in Finance and holds a Masters degree in Human Resources. Luiza is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) and Certified AML Specialist with ICA.

Aneta Szmidt

Aneta Szmidt, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Secretary
Senior AML Associate
Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Aneta Szmidt, Senior AML Associate at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, the largest Polish law firm with 26 years of presence in the market. Aneta has 12 years of experience mostly in the financial sector. Her key competences include: anti-money laundering, internal control of AML process, on-boarding of new customers (Know Your Customer), designing and implementation of training ( knowledge management), debt collections, process mapping. Prior to joining Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, she held a position of Head of Risk, Fraud, and PCI at Six Payment Services, an international company that provides secure solutions for the processing of card transactions and interbank payments. Aneta held various positions at the financial sector: Anti-money laundering operations Manager at Citibank, Credit Control Team Leader at TNT and Collections Supervisor at Elavon. Aneta holds a Master’s degree in Political Science at Warsaw University and has also completed postgraduate studies in Public Relations at Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Science, and Knowledge Management at Warsaw School of Economics. Aneta is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®).

Marcin Wasilewski

Marcin Wasilewski, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Director of Membership
KYC Ongoing Due Diligence &
Initial Due Diligence Head for the Investment Bank, Credit Suisse Group

Marcin is the KYC Ongoing Due Diligence and Initial Due Diligence Head for the Investment Bank, Global Markets Division of Credit Suisse Group and is responsible for the 1st Line of Defence operations of the Bank. Marcin is managing the global team ensuring that Credit Suisse Investment Banking franchises operating in the EMEA (excluding Switzerland) and AMER regions meet the local KYC regulatory requirements. Prior to joining Credit Suisse Marcin was performing a leadership function within Royal Bank of Scotland plc (RBS) Anti-Money Laundering Operations Department. Before transitioning to his current responsibilities Marcin was working for corporate client sales departments at BGZ BNP Paribas, mBank as well as mining companies KGHM and LW Bogdanka. Marcin holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), BBA in Management & Marketing from Kozminski University and a postgraduate diploma in Quantitative Methods in the Analysis of Financial Markets from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). Marcin speaks Polish, English, French and Russian.

Marcin Zdrojowy

Marcin Zdrojowy, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Director of Programming
AML Compliance Director, Central Eastern Europe
Western Union

Marcin has 15 year-experience in the financial services sector with focus on Compliance. Marcin joined Western Union in 2007 and has since then held roles in the AML Compliance Organization, most recently as Director AML Compliance for Central Eastern Europe. In that role, he leads a team responsible for full coverage of AML issues, including regulatory relationships in 9 countries of the CEE region. Prior to joining Western Union Marcin held Compliance roles at Lehman Brothers and Allied Irish Banks and he started his career at Bank of America. Marcin graduated from the Faculty of Management of the Poznan University of Economics in Poland in 1999 and completed a postgraduate course on Companies Law at the Warsaw University in 2017. He earned his CAMS® certification in 2010. Marcin speaks Polish as well as English, Russian and German.

Andrzej S. Bartelski,

Andrzej S. Bartelski, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Co-Director of Programming
KYC Solutions
J.P. Morgan

Andrzej is a KYC Solutions Manager at J.P. Morgan. In his current role, Andrzej is responsible for the evaluation of KYC processes and risk management assessment. He has a strong track record in AML Investigation, sanctions and non-sanctions screening and KYC operations. He specializes in the Know Your Customer and Due Diligence as well as in risk evaluation processes. Prior to current assignment, Andrzej worked in Transaction Monitoring, Enterprise-Wide Reviews, and Screening Operations at Citibank. He attained his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) in 2015.He is a Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate School for Social Research and also holds a Master’s degree in Economics as well as in Sociology from the University of Warsaw.

Thijs Mientjes

Thijs Mientjes, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Director of Communication
Head of FCC Controls Poland
Standard Chartered

Thijs is heading the Financial Crime Compliance Controls Group at Standard Chartered Poland. Additionally, he is managing a team which is specialized in tuning transaction monitoring scenarios. With a master’s degree in Social Science Informatics, he enjoys focusing on human-computer interaction in his daily work. He has 10+ years in the financial sector (ABN AMRO, ING Group, Rabobank International and Citibank) in various roles, both in The Netherlands and in Poland. In his previous role, he acted as Senior Compliance Officer focusing on delivering Consent Order projects from a Transaction Monitoring perspective, including threshold setting as well as an advisory function maintaining proper risk coverage.