de Vries, CAMS
Talisha currently works in the AML/CFT Compliance Department of an international development bank, specialized in transaction monitoring. She fell in love with AML/CFT when interning at the Central Bank of Curacao and Sint Maarten. This peculiar interest drove her to write her accounting and auditing Bachelors thesis, Assessing Money Laundering Risk (MLR) of Local Financial Institutions with the AHP-Model, which won the 2018 Economic Research Award issued by the Central Bank.
Her fascination in combating financial crimes has also led her to successfully pursue and obtain a Masters in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing and become CAMS certified. Her excitement is built on the opportunity to have a small role in combating financial crime worldwide but especially for her Island. In line with this aspiration, she was given the opportunity to participate for the banking sector in the National Risk Assessment of Curacao.
She currently works for LAAD Americas N.V. and is a board member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Curacao (ACCUR), where she strives for better information sharing amongst compliance officers. She believes that compliance education and data is essential in the fight against financial crime.