Nathalie von Taaffe is a Managing Director and Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Group MLRO for ICBCS. In her current role Nathalie is responsible for all aspects of ICBCS’ sanctions and wider financial crime compliance programme including policy, frameworks, controls, training, and systems design. She provides strategic counsel in relation to complex cross-border financial crime issues.
Before joining ICBCS, Nathalie was Head of Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Sanctions at a global Swiss bank, covering the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Nathalie also worked at the bank’s Zurich headquarters where she was responsible for implementing and embedding the bank’s anticorruption related policies and procedures.
Prior to working in-house, Nathalie was in private practise at the law firm WilmerHale based in their Washington, DC office engaged in white collar crime matters. She worked with numerous global financial institutions and corporates on due diligence reviews, transactions, licensing, compliance programs, regulatory audits, voluntary disclosures and enforcement cases.
Before joining WilmerHale, Nathalie worked for a number of international and national government employers and clients, such as the United Nations, the IAEA, the National Law Center, the US House of Representatives and the German Bundestag. She studied political science, economics and international studies before obtaining a law degree. Nathalie has lived, worked or studied in dozens of countries across six continents.
Nathalie is the former chair of the anti-corruption compliance banking industry forum, the Madison Group and has served chair and advisor to a variety of expert groups including the International Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, the American Bar Association and is the deputy chair for UK Finance’s Sanctions Panel. In the US, Nathalie is admitted to the New York and DC Bar and in the UK, she is a solicitor admitted to the Roll of Solicitors.