360 Degree Review: 2016 Activities and Forecasts for 2017—AML Initiatives in Europe

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  • When: January 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST
  • Level: All

Questions and Answers

ACAMS chapter members from across Europe will discuss AML regulatory developments in their jurisdictions during 2016 and what can be expected in 2017.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtaining a consolidated understanding of the overall European landscape of 2016 related to AML initiatives
  • Providing a Europe-wide perspective of anticipated changes to national AML regulations and requirements in compliance with the 4AMLD in 2017 and beyond
  • Establishing strategies to deal with incorporate legislative and regulatory changes into financial institutions’ anti-financial crime compliance programs

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Legal Advisors
  • Law Enforcement
  • Industry consultants
  • Regulatory Representatives


  • Europe
  • Banks
  • MSB/ Fintechs
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Trust and Corporate Service Providers

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Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer, CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe.

Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters.

Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses and the use of RegTech, to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director.

Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and is a recognised subject matter trainer on financial crime. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelor of Public Administration and a Law Degree, in which she is qualified as a barrister and solicitor. In addition, Sam holds her Master’s in Business, specialising in risk management.


Naidira Alemove-Goeres
  • Naidira Alemove-Goeres

  • Partner – Assurance Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
  • EY
  • Germany

Sana Khan
  • Sana Khan, CAMS

  • Legal and Regulatory Manager
  • Rapid Ratings International Inc
  • Ireland

Saba Ullah


Christoforos Livadiotis has been dealing with AML for over 15 years. He is currently the Head of Compliance and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) of AstroBank Ltd (previously Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd). His role is to provide independent oversight of the management of the Bank’s compliance with laws, regulations, guidelines and internal policies/procedures relevant to the activities of the Bank, including but not limited to AML. Prior to joining Piraeus Bank (Cyprus) Ltd, Christoforos worked as a financial analyst/investigator in the Unit for Combating Money Laundering (MOKAS), under the Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus. Part of his responsibilities involved the analysis and the dissemination of disclosures of suspicious transactions reports, international cooperation for multi-country investigations and other relevant information relating to activities suspected of money laundering and terrorist financing. Christoforos holds a BSc from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Accounting with Management and MSc from the University of Reading – ISMA Centre Business School in International Securities Investment and Banking (ISIB).

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.

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