Deborah Cassar is a Associate Director AML at KPMG Malta. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Banking & Finance and Management from the University of Malta. Deborah has over ten years’ experience within the Financial Services sector and worked for over two years with the FIAU. She has worked extensively in the area of AML compliance – performing Compliance reviews, as well as assisting subject persons to establish appropriate AML/CFT internal structures. In 2014 and 2015, Deborah obtained certifications in Anti-Money Laundering, Sanction Compliance, Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance in collaboration with the International Compliance Association. In 2017, she obtained an international golden standard specialisation with ACAMS® (of which she is an active member) as a recognised and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®). Deborah is also a –Founding Member and Vice-Chair of the ACAMS Malta Chapter.
At KPMG, Deborah works extensively in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She has managed AML projects locally and assisted entities to comply with regulatory obligations specifically on AML/CFT. These projects include assisting with the drafting and/or review of policies and procedures, training, review of processes, GAP analysis, Customer Risk Assessments and Business Risk Assessments. Deborah also participates in delivering AML/CFT presentations in KPMG’s AML Roundtables and takes part in panel discussions.