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ACAMS® Spain Chapter Mission Statement

ACAMS® Spain Chapter is an extension of ACAMS, the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills and awareness of anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals. ACAMS fosters international collaboration in support of strengthening effective compliance in financial institutions and a wide range of public and private sector organisations. ACAMS Spain Chapter welcomes and encourages participation from all anti-financial crime professionals including from, but not limited to, banking, payment service providers, FinTechs, insurance, funds, regulators, lawyers, real estate, consulting, crypto currency issuers and service providers.

Vision

ACAMS Spain Chapter will provide a forum for AML and AFC subject matter experts in Spain to come together to:

  • Foster knowledge sharing and developing AML best practice to further effective financial crime detection, prevention and compliance.
  • Supporting dialog across the anti-financial crime community including between governments, regulators, law enforcement and supervised entities to develop a solid foundation for managing money laundering, terrorist financing and sanction‐related risks.
  • Encourage social awareness and education in the field of AML and Financial Crimes Compliance from within the Spanish ecosystem of financial & and non-financial institutions.

ACAMS® Spanish Chapter will hold regular events featuring information updates and briefings with an AML focus and looks forward to welcoming interesting and expert speakers.

ACAMS® Spain Chapter is open to partnerships and collaboration with other established compliance associations to increase knowledge transfer and best practice development across the sector and would welcome enquiries from potential ACAMS event sponsors.

Misión del Capítulo España de ACAMS®

ACAMS® Capítulo de España es una extensión de ACAMS®, la mayor organización internacional de expertos certificados en la prevención del blanqueo de capitales (AML) y la delincuencia financiera (AFC) dedicada a mejorar el conocimiento, las habilidades y la concienciación de los profesionales en éstas áreas. ACAMS® fomenta la colaboración internacional para apoyar un fortalecimiento efectivo de las medidas de prevención de blanqueo de capitales y el cumplimiento de la normativa legal en instituciones financieras y en una amplia gama de organizaciones del sector público y privado. El Capítulo de España de ACAMS® da la bienvenida y alienta la participación de todos los profesionales dedicados a la prevención de delitos financieros, incluidos, entre otros, bancos, proveedores de servicios de pago, FinTechs, aseguradoras, fondos, reguladores, abogados, bienes raíces, consultorías, emisores de criptomonedas y proveedores de servicios, para unirse y convertirse en miembros.

Declaración

El Capítulo de España de ACAMS® proporcionará un foro para que los expertos en prevención de blanqueo de capitales (AML) y de la delincuencia financiera (AFC) se unan para:

  • Fomentar el intercambio de conocimientos y el desarrollo de las mejores prácticas en el área de prevención de blanqueo de capitales (AML) y delitos financieros (AFC).
  • Apoyar el diálogo entre los diferentes cuerpos gubernamentales, los sujetos obligados y demás profesionales dedicados a la prevención del blanqueo de capitales con la finalidad de desarrollar una base sólida de actuación en la prevención, tanto del blanqueo de capitales, como de la financiación del terrorismo y de los riesgos relacionados con las sanciones financieras internacionales.
  • Fomentar la concienciación social y la educación en el campo de la prevención del blanqueo de capitales y los delitos financieros.

El Capítulo de España de ACAMS® realizará eventos periódicos con actualizaciones de información y sesiones informativas con un enfoque de AML y espera dar la bienvenida a oradores, formadores y expertos cualificados en la materia.

El Capítulo de España de ACAMS® está abierto a asociaciones y colaboraciones con otras organizaciones con intereses en la materia ya instaladas en España para una mayor transferencia de conocimiento e intercambio de mejores prácticas dentro del sector, por otro lado, el Capítulo está abierto a posibles consultas de sponsors para patrocinar los diferentes eventos que se organicen.

Upcoming Spain Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS® Spain Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS®) is delighted to host a gala networking reception for the Spanish Anti-Financial Crime community, to be held in Madrid on 26 September 2019. The event will also mark the launch of the ACAMS® Spain Chapter.

The evening will include a keynote address from Juan Manuel Vega Serrano, Director of Sepblac, a panel of regional experts and the opportunity to network with your peers at the gala reception. 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.

Programme

18.00 Arrival of Guests and Confirmation of Registration
Welcome Refreshments
18.45 Welcome
Angela Salter, ACAMS Head of Europe and Africa

Keynote Speech
Juan Manuel Vega Serrano, Director of SEPBLAC
19.10 AML Panel Discussion with Q&A Session

Panel Moderator:
Sadi Bezit, ACAMS® Spain Chapter Vice-Chair 

The Panel:
19.50 Spain Chapter Board Presentation
20.00 Closing Remarks
20.05 – 21.30 Networking Reception

Lanzamiento del Capítulo de ACAMS® en España Y Gala de Recepción

La Asociación de Especialistas Certificados en Antilavado de Dinero (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, ACAMS®) está encantada de celebrar una recepción de toma de contacto con los profesionales españoles de la lucha contra los delitos económicos, que tendrá lugar en Madrid el 26 de septiembre de 2019. El evento también marcará el lanzamiento del Capítulo de ACAMS® en España.

La velada incluirá un discurso de apertura de Juan Manuel Vega Serrano, Director de Sepblac, un panel de expertos regionales y la oportunidad de establecer contactos con sus homólogos durante la recepción.

La admisión a este evento exclusivo es gratuita, pero las plazas son limitadas, por lo que le rogamos que se registre lo antes posible para reservar su plaza.

Estaremos encantados de recibir a sus compañeros del área de prevención contra los delitos económicos, pero recuerde que es imprescindible que todos los asistentes se registren de antemano individualmente. Por motivos de seguridad, no se aceptarán inscripciones en el lugar del evento.

Si tiene alguna pregunta relacionada con este evento, póngase en contacto con europe@acams.org.

Programa

18.00 Llegada de los invitados y confirmación de la inscripción
Refrescos de bienvenida
18.45 Bienvenida
Angela Salter, Directora de ACAMS Europa y África

Discurso de apertura
Juan Manuel Vega Serrano, Director de SEPBLAC
19.10 Panel de Discusión ALD con Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas

Moderador del Panel:
Sadi Bezit, Vicepresidente del Capítulo de ACAMS® de España 

El Panel:
19.50 Presentación del Capítulo de ACAMS® España
20.00 Palabras de clausura
20.05 – 21.30 Recepción
Lorenzo De La Calle Jiménez

Lorenzo De La Calle Jiménez, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Co-Chair
Head of AML Compliance – Iberia Sub-Region, Western Union
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Lorenzo De La Calle Jiménez has 30 year-experience in the financial services sector with focus on AML-CTF. Lorenzo joined Western Union in 2013 and has since then held roles in the AML Compliance Organization, most recently as Responsible for the Iberia sub-region (Spain, Portugal and Andorra). In that role he leads a team responsible for full coverage of AML/CTF issues, including regulatory relationships in 3 countries of the CEE region. Prior to joining Western Union Lorenzo held Compliance roles at Barclays Bank S.A. (Spain) and Banco Zaragozano S.A. and he started his career as lawyer in a prestigious Spanish law firm. Lorenzo graduated from the he Faculty of Law at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1986. He earned his CAMS® certification in 2015. Lorenzo has been appointed SEPBLAC’s representative for Western Union Payment Services Ireland Ltd Group in Spain and previously also held this position for Barclays Bank Group. In 2019, he participated as an interlocutor in the mutual evaluation of the FATF in Spain on behalf of the Payment Entities sector. Lorenzo has frequently participated as a speaker in numerous forums of experts in the field of money laundering prevention, such as SEPBLAC, CNI, AEB, CCI, SERMEPA, IQPC, Unidad Editorial, IIR España, IEB, ASNEF, etc. He has also been collaborating for many years on AML/CTF training courses at the Institute of Internal Auditors of Spain (IAI).


Sadi Bezit

Sadi Bezit, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Vice-Chair
Regional Presales Manager, NICE Actimize
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Sadi Bezit draws experience from 25 years as a subject matter expert in financial crime, having worked for several IT companies investing within that space. He has a deep experience of having started and consolidated new operations in Europe for software firms innovating within the compliance & financial crime domain. His key consultative skills have allowed him to become the trusted advisor of some financial institutions having to overcome technical challenges, in a fast changing regulatory environment. Sadi holds an engineering degree and a master’s degree in Commerce and International affairs. He is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist (CAMS®).


Pino Vallejo

Pino Vallejo
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Vice-Chair
Managing Partner, Sionic
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Pino Vallejo is currently a Managing Partner with Sionic, a consulting company specializing in KYC and AML regulation with offices in 12 countries. He has over thirty years of operational and business support experience. Pino was the Managing Director – Head of Broker Dealer and Banking Operations (2007 – 2015) at BBVA where he was responsible for the NY branch, the BBVA Compass subsidiary and Section 20 broker dealer, in charge of Middle and Back Office Operations, Client Onboarding, General Services and MIS Reporting with a staff of one hundred across Madrid, Houston and New York. Prior to this role, Pino was the head of Operations for WestLB NY Branch and WestLB Securities in New York from 1995 to 2007.


Fernando González

Fernando González, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Director of Membership
AML/KYC Analyst, Deutsche Bank
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Fernando González is a senior AML/Compliance specialist, with over 9 years of work experience in the financial service industry. He has worked in Spain and Andorra for entities such as Santander Bank, Anticipa Real Estate (Blackstone Group) and Morabanc. He is currently a member of Deutsche Bank’s Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) – (Client Onboarding Team). He is specialized in financial crime prevention and compliance. Throughout his professional career, he has gained a sound knowledge and understanding of onboarding clients’ process across retail, private and corporate banking, due diligence, sanctions, transaction monitoring, policies, procedures, and controls. Prior to embarking in his AML/Compliance career, he worked in retail banking. Fernando studied law in both Spain and Colombia, holds a Master degree in International Law and International Relations from Complutense University of Madrid and a Postgraduate Diploma in Compliance from Carlos III University of Madrid and Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. He is a founding member of the ACAMS® Spain Chapter and since 2014 he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®).


Oscar Hernández

Oscar Hernández, CFE, CPA, CIA, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Director of Programming
Senior Director, FTI Consulting
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Oscar Hernández is Senior Director in the Forensic and Litigation area in FTI Consulting in Madrid office. Previously Oscar was a Director in the Forensic Department of FAS within Deloitte. He started with Deloitte as a Senior Auditor, and has progressed to lead teams and gain extensive experience in anti-money laundering, international arbitration, fraud, investigations and litigation risk advisory. Prior to Deloitte, Oscar was a Senior Auditor in the Forensic Department of KPMG and also head of the auditing team at Horwath International. Oscar has several degrees including a Degree in Business Management and a Degree in Law, a Masters in Auditing and Advanced Accounting and a Masters in Tax and Tax Consultancy. He is a certified Auditor, Internal Auditor (CIA), Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Oscar earned his CAMS® in 2018. Oscar speaks Spanish and English.


Ana Padilla

Ana Padilla, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Director of Communication
Financial Crime Analyst, GE Capital
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Ana Padilla is a Lead Financial Crime Analyst working for GE Capital giving support to all markets across the globe. Since 1995, she has worked for American multinational companies on different managerial operations roles, leading process improvement and promoting performance efficiencies.


Andrea Rivera

Andrea Rivera, CAMS®
ACAMS® Spain Chapter Director of Sponsorship
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Andrea Rivera is an anti -financial crimes specialist working as a Consultant and an ACAMS’ instructor and coach. Andrea holds a master’s degree in Compliance from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from NewYork University; furthermore she is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Before moving to Spain in 2018, Andrea worked in AML Compliance for different financial institutions in New York City.