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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 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.

Sponsors:

BVD PWC

Partners:

ALK MoneyGram""


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)

Programme:

18:00

Registration and refreshments

18:45

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

PWC""

Silver Sponsor

citi

Karol Wojtczak

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

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
HSBC

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 UK. He specializes in the Transaction Monitoring and expanding knowledge in Advisory. Krzysztof is responsible for 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
Manager Compliance Monitoring
MoneyGram International

Luiza is a Compliance Manager in MoneyGram International, responsible for customer investigation and regulatory reporting SAR/STR/CTR in over 30 different jurisdictions. Prior to joining MoneyGram in 2016, Luiza worked in the banking sector 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. 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®).


Aneta Szmidt

Aneta Szmidt, CAMS
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Secretary
Head of Risk & Disputes
Six Payment Services

Aneta Szmidt, Head of Risk and PCI team in Warsaw, at Six Payment Services, an international company that provides secure solutions for the processing of card transactions and interbank payments. For over a year Aneta was also responsible for the Fraud prevention team. In her current role Aneta’s team is responsible for new client risk verification, and delivers support for compliance with global standards of data security for the payment card industry. Aneta is a Certified Anti-laundering Specialist (CAMS®). Prior to joining Six, Aneta held various positions at financial sector: Anti-money laundering operations Manager at Citibank, Credit Control Team Leader at TNT and Collections Supervisor at Elavon. Aneta holds a Masters degree in Political Science at Warsaw University, and has completed postgraduate studies in Public Relations at Warsaw University and Polish Academy of Science, and Knowledge Management at Warsaw School of Economics.


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 Master’s degree in International Business from Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), BBA in Management & Marketing from Kozminski University and post graduate 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 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.


Thijs Mientjes

Thijs Mientjes, CAMS®
ACAMS® Poland Chapter Board Member
Head of FCC Controls Poland
Standard Chartered

Thijs is heading the Financial Crime Compliance Controls Group at Standard Chartered Poland. Additionally he is managing 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 a proper risk coverage.