Anti-Financial Crime Symposium

Rapidly changing sanctions requirements, evolving European transparency initiatives and increased cybercrime risks are among the complex challenges facing compliance professionals throughout the Netherlands. This full-day compelling and interactive Symposium will focus on current and emerging cybercrime trends, updates on sectoral sanction restrictions, emerging CDD technologies, and practical strategies to update AML models to meet European beneficial ownership standards. Led by veteran AML professionals and leading regulatory experts, participants will learn detailed and up-to-date practices for the evolving and swiftly changing AML landscape.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn detailed practical insights on beneficial ownership standards and best practices
  • Understand sectoral sanction restrictions and risks to keep models current and ensure compliance with OFAC requirements
  • Identify unique compliance issues associated with emerging FinTech and RegTech businesses
  • Examine real-life scenarios, engage in cooperative group exercises and participate in guided discussions
  • Uncover the latest cybercrime risks, trends and typologies in the European financial services’ sector


7:45 – 8:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Keynote Address
8:45 – 10:00 European Transparency Initiatives: Clearing the Smoke around Beneficial Ownership
10:00 – 10:30 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:30 – 11:45 Walking the Sanctions Tightrope: Operating an Effective Sanctions Program in an Ever-Changing World
11:45 – 12:45 Practical Learning Session: Anatomy of a Financial Crime Case – Part 1 – Tax Evasion
12:45 – 13:00 Interactive Q&A
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00 Practical Learning Session: Anatomy of a Financial Crime Case – Part 2 – Money Laundering
15:00 – 15:15 Networking and Refreshment Break
15:15 – 16:30 Cybercrime & Cyber Security
16:30 – 16:45 Q&A and Closing Remarks
16:45 – 17:30 Networking Reception

Gold Sponsor

SAS Institute

Silver Sponsors





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USD$495 USD$595

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Keynote Address

Anita J.J.M. van Dis-Setz
  • Anita J.J.M. van Dis-Setz

  • Landelijk Officier van Justitie bestrijding witwassen
  • General Prosecutor’s Office


Mrs. J.J.M. (Anita) van Dis-Setz is the Dutch National Prosecutor, AML. She is responsible for policy combating ML/TF within the Dutch prosecutor’s office. In addition, she handles operational issues such as intake of money laundering cases for the Fiscal and economic police (FIOD) and National Police. Previously she was the Senior Prosecutor at the National Prosecutor’s Office for serious fraud and environmental crime. She prosecuted fraud cases with respect to tax fraud, excise duties, insider trading cases, investment fraud, and forgery.


Lydra Arkaxhiu
  • Lydra Arkaxhiu

  • Group Compliance – Anti Financial Crime
  • Assicurazioni Generali


Lydra Arkaxhiu is a qualified lawyer with LLB in Italy and Albania and a strong Compliance expertise in main Global Financial Institutions. After three years in a law firm in Milan, where Lydra focused on International, Banking and Bankruptcy laws and regulation, she started her Compliance career as a Legal and Compliance Manger in GE Capital Bank SA. Afterwards she became Head of Compliance Banking Advisory for UniCredit Group and subsequently Head of Legal, Compliance & AML for UniCredit Trust Company, handling investigations, managing sensitive compliance issues and directly dealing with the top management of the Group. In 2015, she joined the Group Compliance function in Generali Group where, with a predominant international breath, she manages the definition and implementation of Group Compliance Standards on a wide perimeter spanning Asia, Americas and Europe, designing effective Compliance Programs and monitoring their appropriate implementation based on the size, nature, complexity and risk exposure of the business.

Maud Bokkerink
  • Maud Bokkerink

  • ML/Sanctions Supervisor
  • De Nederlandsche Bank Dutch Central Bank


Maud Bökkerink has broad and long-time experience in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). In 2008, she joined the Expertisecentre for Integrity supervision of the Dutch Central Bank where she coordinates the AML/CFT and Sanctions supervision of banks. From 2002 until 2008 she worked for the IMF as an AML/CFT financial sector expert. Before that, she worked in the Dutch Ministry of Finance on AML policy and legislation, the Dutch FIU as a financial analyst and in the National Criminal Investigation Service as a financial investigator and legal advisor on financial fraud and money laundering.

She also lectures on AML/CFT at international workshops and conferences, and publishes articles on various AML/CFT related topics. Her earlier experience has been in the international financial sector. Maud Bökkerink received a master’s degree in fiscal law and a master’s degree in Japanese from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

Katarina Cook
  • Katarina Cook, CAMS

  • Head of Conduct & Regulatory Affairs
  • RBS


Katarina is a dedicated Compliance and Financial Crime professional currently working for RBS Netherlands as Head of Conduct & Regulatory Affairs, where she drives the conduct and financial crime agenda, controls and risk mitigation for the Dutch branch. After university, where she obtained a BA in Political Science and Russian at Uppsala University in Sweden, Katarina accepted a role with ABN Amro London Branch as a Due Diligence Analyst. The role was the start of a growing passion for financial crime prevention and a desire to understand and improve the financial industry’s role and cooperation with law enforcement, clients and governments. Katarina has held a number of roles with ABN Amro and RBS in the areas of Client Due Diligence, Financial Crime advisory, training, investigations, investment fraud prevention, conduct risk mitigation and regulatory liaison. In 2014 Katarina relocated with her husband and 3 young boys from London to Amsterdam.

Bart De Haan
  • Bart De Haan, CAMS

  • Financial Economic Crime
  • ING Bank


Bart de Haan is a senior sanctions expert at ING Bank NV with significant experience in the Financial Economic Crime area. He has had compliance roles within different Financial Institutions in The Netherlands including amongst others within ABN AMRO Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland NV and ING Bank NV. In addition, he has also been part of a team within Credit Europe Bank NV that was responsible for the setup of a new Bank entity in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Within this team, Mr. de Haan was responsible for the setup and day-to-day management of the compliance department. Apart from experience in CDD and AML he is specialized in advising on international sanctions matters. As of the end of 2011, he is part of the Financial Economic Crime – Sanctions team within ING Bank Compliance Risk Management. This department is amongst others responsible for the global roll out of Financial Economic Crime policies.

Geert-Oscar Delrue
  • Geert-Oscar Delrue

  • AML/CFT Law Enforcement and AML/CFT COE-Expert
  • Belgian Federal Criminal Police


Geert DELRUE Graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven on August 29, 1982 where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Criminology. As a Belgian Law Enforcement Officer, with Thirty Years of Experience, He is attached to the Economic Financial Crime Department, where he handles Investigations about Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism, Cyber Crime and Tax Fraud.

During his Career He Published Several Police Manuals, for Special Types of Financial Investigations in Dutch, French and English, Including, ‘Vademecum for Investigations Related to Financial and Economic Offences’, Criminal Bankruptcy, Tax Fraud, Forgery, Fraudulent Organization of Insolvency, Theft of Inheritance Goods, Swindle and Abuse of Confidence.

His latest book is handling about Fighting Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (in Dutch – 3rd Edition and in French – 2nd Edition).

He is also a Regular Guest Speaker at Different International Conferences (Amsterdam, London, Paris, Casablanca, and in Kosovo, Serbia, for ACAMS, Marketforce, C5) about Organized Financial Crime, Especially about Anti Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism. He also teaches at Different Belgian Universities (ULG, ULB and UCL) and Foreign Universities (Cergy-Pontoise-Paris, Nice Antipolis – Nice, University Hassan II – Casablanca, Viadrina University – Germany, University of Mykolo Rumerio – Vilnius-Lithuania).

Further, he leads Trainings about Financial and Economic Crime Investigations for the European Commission (TAIEX) and the European Council.

Pedro Felicio
  • Pedro Felicio

  • Team leader of SUSTRANS
  • Europol


Stationed since 2014 in the Financial Intelligence Group, within the Operations Department of Europol, Pedro is currently responsible for developing financial intelligence and for providing direct support to the 28 Member States of the EU and horizontal support to all other operational areas and activities at Europol.

Pedro served 14 years as a supervising and coordinating officer for criminal investigations at the Portuguese Judiciary Police, specialized in the areas of Organized Crime, Economic and Financial Crime.

Prior to that, he was a Professional Lawyer at the Portuguese Bar Association, for a period of 2 years.

Moniek Hutten
  • Moniek Hutten

  • Investigation Officer
  • FIOD – Anti-Corruption Centre


Moniek Hutten is a criminologist and lawyer who works as an Investigation Officer for the FIOD, the investigation service of the Tax and Customs Administration. She was part of the team Special Affairs in Zwolle for several years. She worked on complex and special investigations concerning money laundering and corruption.

Currently she’s working at the Anti-Corruption Centre (ACC) of the FIOD, based in Utrecht. Within the ACC she divides her time between criminal investigations and establishing a knowledge centre about corruption, which will help the FIOD improve their investigations and connect the practical side of the investigation with the theoretical/scientific side. Together with Meta van der Horst, she is one of the driving forces behind the foundation of this knowledge centre. What attracts her in working for the FIOD, is that she can combine her research ambition with her drive to pragmatic solutions.

Mika Linna


Mika Linna (LLM, CISM, CISSP) is the Head of Financial Crime and Cybersecurity for Finance Finland (FFI) and has almost 30 years of risk management experience in the financial services industry. Before joining the FFI, he has held Senior Advisory positions in Operational Risk and Information Security Management at Nordea Bank, Aktia Financial Group and KPMG Finland. He is the current Chairman of the European Banking Federation Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Committee and an active member of the Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Cybersecurity related Working Groups at the European Banking Federation, Insurance Europe and European Payments Council.

Holger Pauco-Dirscherl


Holger Pauco-Dirscherl is the Head of the Global Financial Crime Unit of Commerzbank AG. A global unit whose responsibility it is to facilitate information sharing and perform analysis on key events related to AML, CTF and Sanctions. Before this, he was Head Financial Crime at UBS Deutschland AG responsible for the Financial Crime and Sanctions teams after acting as German Country Compliance Manager/MLRO and Deputy Branch Manager of the two Wells Fargo entities in Frankfurt, Germany. In this position he was responsible for the regulatory set up and the AML framework of both the banking side Wells Fargo Bank International, Frankfurt Branch and the asset management side Wells Fargo Securities International, Frankfurt Branch. He was part of the wider EMEA Financial Crime Risk Management and EMEA Compliance Management.

Prior to this, he worked for ING-DiBa AG in the AML and Fraud department among others before he joined GenoTec GmbH as an outsourced MLRO for several banks and financial service providers.

Holger is the Co-Chair of the ACAMS Germany Chapter and an AML Certification Instructors for ACAMS as well as a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and holds a MBA degree from the OU Business School.



Mrs. Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents.

Mrs. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Mrs. Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Mrs. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.

Saba Ullah
  • Saba Ullah

  • Senior Consultant
  • Innopay
  • Netherlands


Saba is an actively engaged professional within the financial market with a focus on Compliance & Innovation. She has a legal background which she combines with her financial experience in Compliance & Risk management projects. Currently Saba is working as a Compliance consultant with Innopay, where she focuses on future solutions and possibilities provided by regulation that cover Reg, Tech and Business. Prior she has worked as a managing consultant with Capgemini Consulting, where she managed projects and advised financial institutions regarding relevant and current topics and (future) legislation that apply to the financial industry globally. Saba is also the Chair of the ACAMS NL Chapter since January this year, prior she had the role of Programming Director for three years.

Meta van der Horst
  • Meta van der Horst

  • Coordinator and Advisor, Legal Affairs
  • FIOD – Anti-Corruption Centre


Meta van der Horst studied Criminal Law and Civil Law at the University of Utrecht. For several years she worked for the Public Prosecution Service for serious fraud and environmental crime. She participated in several large and complex fraud investigations concerning money laundering, corruption and investment fraud.

Since 2007 she’s working for the FIOD, the investigation service of the Tax and Customs Administration. She was part of the team Special Affairs in Amsterdam and in Utrecht. Currently she’s working as a coordinator and advisor for legal affairs for the central district of the FIOD and the Anti-Corruption Centre (ACC). Together with Moniek Hutten, she is one of the driving forces behind the foundation of the knowledge centre. She advises about complex legal topics and organises contradiction in politically sensitive fraud cases. In addition she is involved with the establishment of enforcement policy and legislation. What drives her is the ambition to connect legal doctrines and strategic policy with the daily practice of research in criminal cases.

George Voloshin


George is the head of Aperio Intelligence’s Paris office. Prior to joining Aperio in 2016, he headed the Russia/CIS coverage at Risk&Co (Paris) and previously collaborated with a number of UK-based advisory and analytical organisations as well as government clients. He is the author of two books on the geopolitics of Central Asia and over a hundred articles on international affairs, with a focus on Russia and the former Soviet Union which are the primary areas of his specialisation.