Irina Samoylova Kuncesis a Risk, Control and Compliance Specialist with over 14 years of cross-continental experience in Corporate and Institutional Banking, Retail and Mortgage industry, specializing in financial services product and client segments, global financial crime compliance, training development and business advisory.
Irina is a Founder and Managing Director of a NewEra Business Consulting company, helping financial services industry to build effective AML Program framework. In this capacity, Irina recently joined Simple KYC as Head of Strategy and Corporate Partnerships to help driving regulatory agenda and promote sustainable innovation.
Prior to that, Irina was a Regional Head of Financial Markets, Corporate Finance and Client Segment within Financial Crime Advisory with Standard Chartered Bank, Americas, providing thought leadership and advice regarding the identification and mitigation of financial crime risks and controls affecting the business in the Americas across banking products and client segments.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Irina was the AML Advisory Compliance Manager with JPMorgan & Chase managing the AML compliance program for the CIB businesses globally. In that role, she advised Treasury Services businesses on BSA/AML compliance issues and requirements for high risk product sets, including Core Cash, Cash Vault Services, Escrow Prepaid Card and Trade, and specialized client segments. Prior to joining JPMorgan & Chase, Irina was with Goldman Sachs & Co in various Risk & Control roles across Americas and internationally.
Prior to moving to Australia, Irina served on the Executive Board of ACAMS New York Chapter for nearly 4 years, helping driving ACAMS training agenda and industry Financial Crime Compliance awareness. Irina holds International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from Manchester Business School joined program with International Compliance Association. Irina also holds a Specialist Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering Risk in Correspondent Banking.