Mike is currently the Senior Vice-President and Chief AML Officer (CAMLO) at CIBC where he is responsible for overseeing CIBC’s Enterprise Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Program. Prior to being appointed CAMLO, he was responsible for leading CIBC’s AML Governance, Programs & Advisory functions, including providing AML oversight of the Canada, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific lines of business.
Mike’s past experience includes executive roles within TD Bank’s Global AML Department where he most recently held the position of Global Head of AML Operations prior to joining CIBC. Mike also has years of experience in management roles in both retail banking and wealth management.
In addition to his private sector experience, Mike also spent several years in the public sector working at the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). As a core member of FINTRAC’s compliance executive team, he was actively involved in the development of Canada’s National AML Compliance Program. Mike has also made contributions to the development of Canada’s AML legislation and has participate in previous mutual evaluations of Canada’s AML regime by the Financial Action Task Force.
Mike has a degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He is an active member of the Department of Finance’s Working Group on AML Legislation and Regulation and he is a long standing member of the Canadian Bankers Association’s Money Laundering Specialist Group. and he is a member of the Financial Action Task Force’s Private Sector Consultative Forum.