ACAMS Switzerland Chapter


Upcoming Switzerland Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Mission Statement

ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter will contribute to the continuing development of professional best practice as part of anti-money laundering efforts in Switzerland and globally.

ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter intends to provide regular updates on AML/CTF topics and on bribery, corruption, sanctions and compliance regulatory matters.

ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter encourages participation from specialists working in of course banking, but also emerging payment technologies, consultancies, corporates, DNFPBs and technology solution providers as we seek to broaden the sharing of information and expertise across industries.

In doing so, we will liaise with other relevant professional associations, the authorities, the private sector and academia in order to:

  • organize Switzerland AFC regulatory compliance focused events
  • strengthen the network of AML compliance professionals based in Switzerland

Our ultimate objective is to be part of the global ACAMS network whilst addressing at the same time the specificities of the Swiss environment.

Upcoming Switzerland Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Do sanctions matter in Switzerland?

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Sanctions is a broad topic and it is easy to get lost in the daily updates and myriad of international frameworks.

Specifically aiming at Compliance officers based in Switzerland, the webinar aims at answering questions around the sanctions and why /whether they should matter in Switzerland.

The webinar will take us from the bigger picture to some local examples and lessons learnt from past enforcement actions. Also, it will also give some practical tips on how to establish a Compliance program around sanction, stay up to date with regulatory guidance considering the Swiss context.

In the spirit of the ACAMS Switzerland Chapter, the webinar will provide some useful resources and main takeaways. It will also allow to ask questions to 2 great experts, from the Banking and Consultancy fields.


  • Anna Lippert, Senior Manager Financial Crime in a Big Four Firm in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Thomas Hautle, lawyer and Senior Legal & Compliance Officer at Vontobel, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Audrey Milesi, Chair ACAMS Chapter Switzerland, Founder of Flying CFO

Switzerland 2019: year-end wrap up in the AML/Regulatory space

On 28 November, the ACAMS Switzerland Chapter held their first event in Zurich, Switzerland. Over 60 compliance professionals have gathered to listen to a year-end wrap-up on significant changes that occurred in 2019 in Switzerland in the regulatory environment and how it impacts, not only the year ahead, but also the daily operations of professionals working in the Compliance space.

Topics discussed in a panel discussion with experts from financial institutions and advisory firm included:

  • CBD 20 update 
  • GDPR update 
  • The role of the Compliance Officer 
  • Enhanced Due Diligence

Please download full Event Summary here.


Opening Remarks: 
Daniel Vassall-Adams, Director at Control Risks and Head of the Zurich Office

Panel Moderator: 
Audrey Milesi, ACAMS Switzerland Chapter Chair and Founder, Flying CFO


  • Peter Haener, Head of Financial Crime Prevention Switzerland at UBS
  • Heinz Steinegger, Director of Credit Suisse in the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Division
  • Fiona Wallace-Mason, Head of Compliance / Co-Regional Head of Financial Crime for Rothschild & Co Bank AG
  • Torsten Wolf, Director of Control Risks’ forensics practice in Germany

Thank you to all the speakers featured in the Programme and thank you to Control Risks for supporting this event.


ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter – Geneva Inaugural Event

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS®) is delighted to host a networking reception for the Switzerland Anti-Financial Crime community, to be held in Geneva on 17 September 2019.

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact


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

Keynote Speech
Dr. Stiliano Ordolli, Director of OAR-G ‘Organisme d’Autorégulation des Gérants de Patrimoine’ (Former Head of MROS)
AML Panel Discussion with Q&A Session

Panel Moderator:
Cristina Fleckenstein, Compliance Officer at Credit Suisse and ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Co-Director of Communications 

The Panel:
Olaf von der Lage,  CEO at Complias ltd and ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Vice-Chair
Irène Wilson, Director of Swiss FTS AG, Lausanne
Rashid Bahar, Partner at Bär & Karrer and Associate Professor at the University of Geneva
19.40 Closing Remarks
19.45-21.15 Networking Reception


ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Launch and Gala Networking Reception

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS®) is delighted to host a networking reception for the Swiss Anti-Financial Crime community, to be held in Zürich on 9 May 2019. The event will also mark the launch of the ACAMS® Switzerland 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



Registration and welcome refreshments


Welcome remarks – Angela Salter, Head of Europe, ACAMS

Keynote address, Daniel Thelesklaf, appointed Director FIU Switzerland (Director FIU Liechtenstein)

Chapter Board panel presentation

Panel Moderator:

Kieran Beer, CAMS, ACAMS Chief Analyst and Global Editor-in-Chief

The Panel

Jurgen Egberink, CAMS, Head of Audit for Anti-Money Laundering / Financial Crime Credit Suisse
Audrey Milesi, Fellow ACCA, CFE, CAMS – Regulatory Compliance Advisor – Chair ACAMS Chapter Switzerland
Armin Schmid, CEO at Swiss Crypto Tokens AG
Victor Krioutchkov, CAMS, Head of CLM Advisory, Global Client Lifecycle Management, HSBC Private Banking

Closing remarks

20.00 – 21:30

Networking cocktail reception

Audrey Milesi

Audrey Milesi, CAMS®
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Chair
Founder, Flying CFO
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Audrey Milesi has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, and London before moving to Switzerland in 2007. She began her career as an external auditor before moving to Transaction Services/M&A in the Big 4 and then transitioning to the industry. She led global financial compliance at Syngenta and Europe /Rest of the World at eBay. In 2017, she started her own consultancy, Flying CFO, specialized in regulatory audits, AML/internal controls and assistance to asset, fund managers and banks. Audrey holds a master’s degree in Commerce and International affairs and a master’s in German. She is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Fellow ACCA and Certified Fraud Examiner.

Olaf von der Lage

Olaf von der Lage
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Vice-Chair
CEO, complias ltd.
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Olaf is a founding Board member of ACAMS Switzerland Chapter and CEO of complias ltd., compliance advanced solutions as well as President of Info4C AG. He is also a founding Board Member of SACO, Swiss Association of Compliance Officers. Olaf draws experience from 25 years as a compliance officer for mainly banks in leading positions with international responsibilities and as an external compliance consultant for financial institutions.
He has extensive expertise in banking and in financial crime prevention with an excellent knowledge of the related legal framework both nationally and internationally which facilitates Olaf also to lecture on AML/CTF/KYC and risk management topics in various Universities.  Olaf holds a Master degree in Business Administration (lic.oec.publ.) and a L.LM. in International Finance Law.

Victor Krioutchkov

Victor Krioutchkov
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Vice-Chair
Director, HSBC
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Victor Krioutchkov is currently responsible for the Client Lifecycle Management Advisory function of HSBC Private Bank. In this role he is responsible for teams across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Originally from Russia, Victor joined HSBC in 2009 and has since worked in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom and now Switzerland. During this time he has held a number of roles in the Commercial, Retail and Private Bank in both customer facing and regulatory change positions.

Cristina Fleckenstein

Cristina Fleckenstein, CAMS®
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Co-Director of Communications (interim Chapter Secretary)
Compliance AML Officer, Credit Suisse AG
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Cristina Fleckenstein is an experienced compliance professional at Credit Suisse AG (Switzerland), where she works as an AML Compliance Officer specialized in the Latin America, Middle East and North Africa region. Originally from Panama, Cristina´s AML experience arises from her previous role as a Senior Consultant at EY, where she assisted major regional financial institutions in the implementation of AML Controls, Independent AML Reports for Corresponding Banking, AML Internal Audit and FATCA/AEOI KYC process re-design and reporting to the regulator. Cristina has experience working with financial regulators in her previous role as the British Embassy Prosperity Officer, where she supported initiatives related to the commitment of the implementation of financial regulatory policies. Cristina is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist by ACAMS, she experienced first-hand the impact of the Panama Papers in financial systems and she brings strong expertise regarding the Anti-Financial Crime Compliance challenges that International Financial Centres face when dealing with multiple jurisdictions. Cristina has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and International Business from Harding University (USA). In addition, she holds a Master in Science IT, Management and Innovation from Jönköping International Business School (Sweden).

Sine Edal

Sine Edal, CAMS®
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Co-Director of Communications
Anti-financial Crime Specialist and Forensic Investigator
LinkedIn Profile

Sine Edal is a financial crime specialist who gained her experience in the Business Risk, Compliance, and Legal departments of a large global financial institution as well as a forensic investigator with a Big4. In addition, Sine has several years of experience in European Union affairs including previous employment with the EU institutions in Brussels. Sine holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, and a postgraduate Master’s Degree in Advanced European Studies and International Negotiations from the College of Europe, Poland. Moreover, Sine was engaged as Research Assistant at Harvard Law School within the topic of “Prosecuting Transnational Organized Crime”.  Sine is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Natalie Ng

Natalie Ng, CAMS®
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Director of Membership
Vice President in Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs Bank AG
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Natalie Ng is a Vice President in Financial Crime Compliance at Goldman Sachs Bank AG in Switzerland, focusing on AML/CFT, KYC, Sanctions as well as Transaction Monitoring. Prior to this, she was a Manager at the Compliance Risk and Diligence practice at Kroll in Washington, D.C. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2012, and she holds a B.A. in International Studies, Political Science from Pepperdine University as well as a M.A. in International Relations from The George Washington University.  She also holds a certificate in Dispute Resolution from Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Ewa Gerber

Ewa Gerber
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter Director of Programming
Senior Regional Compliance Officer, MoneyGram International
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Ewa Gerber is Senior Regional Compliance Officer with global money transfer company  Moneygram where she leads  the AML Department for Switzerland. In this role Ewa deals with compliance-related issues in Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein. Ewa is responsible for  due diligence, especially in the areas of ​​Know Your Customer and Know Your Agent, as well as for the implementation of AML and fraud measures at national and international level. Ewa’s duties comprise support in the implementation and securing of regulatory requirements, creation and maintenance of documents and internal guidelines, customer service as well as cooperation with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies, police, foreign FIUs, MLROS as well as with internal stakeholders.

Ewa holds a masters and engineering diploma in Agroeconomy from the Agricultural University of Cracow and worked for several years in this field. Ewa has more than 10 years’ experience as a professionally certifeid Intercultural Translator and actively supports her local community, showing involvement in the integration area. Ewa became fascinated by compliance 6 years ago and has been developing her skills in this field ever since, expanding her knowledge at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and HWZ Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration as well as several compliance-related trainings.

Michaela Brunnhofer

Michaela Brunnhofer
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter co-Director of Sponsorship
Director, Bank Vontobel AG
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Since January 2019, Michaela Brunnhofer has been Director, Senior Compliance Manager on Bank Vontobel AG’s Central and Eastern Europe and Greece’s Compliance team. In this role, Michaela works closely with the business and her AML colleagues to provide ongoing guidance and assistance on AML related standards and procedures, and the on-boarding and maintenance of Bank Vontobel’s clients.

Prior to joining Bank Vontobel AG, Michaela was at PwC Switzerland AG for several years, where she was head of the Legal & Regulatory investigations unit. Michaela has an in-depht knowledge in money laundering investigations and AML related advisory projects for Swiss and international Financial Intermediaries including Crypto- and blockchain-based Financial Intermediaries.

Marlene Meli

Marlene Meli, CAMS®
ACAMS® Switzerland Chapter co-Director of Sponsorship
Founder, MMeli Consulting
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Marlene Meli (CAMS) is acknowledged for her track record to transfer regulatory requirements and standards in AML, CFT and KYC-CDD/EDD into operationally efficient and effective solutions at large national and international banks. In the last 30 years she gained broad experience in Banking Operations, IT and Compliance at UBS and other international financial institutions. Since a couple of years she works as an independent consultant in the area of financial crime mitigation. In this role she holds mandates at software companies and banks. Prior to this she was Global Head of GMS Screening Infrastructure at UBS with a special focus on sanctions screening and CFT. Marlene is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds a CAS International Compliance at Zurich University of Applied Sciences Management & Law and a BA at KV Zurich Business School.