Speakers

Alejandro Rebolledo
Venezuela

He is a Lawyer graduated from Santa Maria University specialized in Criminal Law, specialized in Criminalistics. He has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Law and a Master’s Degree in Criminalistics; he has a doctorate in Judicial Sciences with a Criminal Law concentration. He is an undergraduate and graduate professor at Santa Maria University and earned a CAMS certification. He is a former Special consultant for the Investigation Committee on Money Laundering and Corruption at the extinct Venezuelan Congress (now National Assembly). He is a former Executive Coordinator of the National Commission against the Illegal Use of Drugs. He is an instructor for the CAMS Exam. He was a Deputy of the Legislative Assemblyof the Aragua State. Former judge of Venezuela. He is also professor at the University of Louisville. He has been an international lecturer about Money Laundering, Financing of Terrorism and other related issues. He is consults for several public and private companies in the Prevention of Money Laundering.He is certified by the National Anti-Drugs Office under No: 001. He is the editor of Antilavadodedinero.com and Antimoneylaundering.us, Director of the Law Firm Alejandro Rebolledo & Associates.

Subject:
Crime as an occupation and it`s impact in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mónica Mendoza
ONU

She is a lawyer and coordinator of the Legal Assistance Program in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAPLAC) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). She is the coordinator of the Responsible and Secure business program, which promotes initiatives to strengthen the dialogue between the public and private sectors in the fight against the money laundering and the financing of terrorism, in a promoted alliance for all the sectors (regulators, justice sector, financial and non financial institutions) to fight these phenomena. Expert in the formulation of proposals, programs and initiatives originated by the different typologies or legal situations that are presented in Colombia to control, prevent or suppress the money laundering and drug trafficking. She is an International speaker.

Subject:
The best business practices to prevent money laundering: Regulation or self-regulation.

Matthew McGuire
Canada

Founder and director of Williams McGuire AML Inc. He is a Toronto University graduate in Public Accounting with a graduate degree from the School of Management of Rotman, of Investigative and Forensic. Master´s in the University of Waterloo (2001 – 2002) University of Waterloo BA(Hons), (1997 – 2002). He has worked with anti money laundering cases against the financing of terrorism in London, New York, Ottawa and Toronto. He has an extensive experience as a regulator agent and researcher in the development of risk mitigation strategies, emerging technologies of payment, and credit unions with a focus on the federal and private financial institutions. He´s authorized by the Superior Justice Courthouse of Ontario, Canada, as a witness expert in the cases related with money laundering and the financing of terrorism. He is an international speaker.

Subject:
Money laundering threats and countermeasures in Canada.

Ana Maria De Alba
United States

She has an MBA from the Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor`s Degree in Finances from the University of Miami. Principal/owner of CSMB. Expert in the due diligence in support to fusions and acquisitions, risk expert, financiers fraud investigations, forensic investigations in financiers crimes, independent evaluations of the compliance of the requirements of the Patriotic Law of USA. BSA, LMA and related affairs with the OFAC, together with investigations as a result to an accusation of fraud and money laundering. Executive with 24 years of experience in all the aspects of the risk management and the forensics investigation for a wide array of corporate sectors included the industry of financier services and companies from the government. She was vice-president of the International Bank of Costa Rica. Officer of the private banking in the Atlantic Bank. Consulting and practice of the risk management specialized in the financier services industry.

Subject:
The due diligence in support to fusions and acquisitions of financial institutions.

Germán Daniel Miranda Villalona
Dominican Republic

Lawyer grad from the Universidad Autónoma of Santo Domingo. Deputy persecutor of the National Counsel. Deputy attorney of the National District Appeal Court. Director of the Public Ministry in the unit of Anti Money Laundering of the Republic General Attorney’s Office, and General Coordinator in Money Laundering matter (State Institutions Group of the Interinstitutional agreement in Money Laundering). International Speaker in the topic of Money Laundering, Criminology, Drug Trafficking.

Subject:
The money laundering. Professional crime and the safe businesses.

Rodolfo Islas Strassburger
Mexico

Financial Intelligence Manager in Ernst & Young of Mexico since the year 2002. Nowadays he works as a Senior Manager, his leader of the prevention of money laundering services in Mexico and Central America. His well-known for advise and lead evaluation projects in the prevention of money laundering in banks, exchange houses, stock market, currency exchange and money transmitters, in order to support them in the compliance of the local legislation and international standards. Rodolfo has a Degree in Economics, graduate from the Universidad Iberoamericana, he has participated in economic investigations in the Universidad Iberoamericana and the Investigation and economics education center (CIDE) in Mexico.

Subject:
Mayor pressure for financial institutions to integrate the efforts of control and prevention of fraud and money laundering in the stock market. FATCA law: Causes and consequences.

Julia Mold
United States

She is Director in ClearSky Compliance. Lead anti-money laundering, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance initiatives in the Americas, Caribbean and Africa for government agencies, broker dealers, wealth management, trust / custody, private banking and captive insurance, working to ensure proactive AML risk management objectives are achieved that allow business partners to compete while protecting the integrity of the institution. Professional with fifteen plus years of extensive US domestic and global AML / Trade Sanctions issues, effective risk management and complex project management experience, formerly with a Big 4 firm. Specific experience in building quality compliance teams that work locally and think globally to address challenges of global financial institutions. Specialist in Anti-Money Laundering - Regulatory remediation, risk assessments pursuant to FATF and local regulations, independent testing, monitoring rules enhancement/reduction of excessive alerts, customer risk ranking, M&A customer on-boarding, training, corporate governance, Economic Sanctions - Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) risk assessments, High Risk Investigations, Anti-Corruption - UK Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act impact assessments, Financial Inclusion Impacts. She is an international speaker.

Subject:
The new 40 recommendations of the FATF-GAFI. Their importance for the region and the world financial system.

 

Asdrúbal Aponte
Puerto Rico

Fiscal Director. He is a Commissionaire of Financial Institutions in Puerto Rico. He studied in Germany and United States, graduating in Puerto Rico in Business Administration specializing in Accounting. He worked for 16 years in the Chase Manhattan Bank and the Chase Capital Markets as a Treasury Assistant, and in International Audit, covering Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands and South America. Today and for the last 20 years he has been ahead and investigates any kind of violation related to financial institutions and investment fraud schemes. Currently he is member of the Fiscal Committee of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and a member of the National White Collar Crime Center of Federal Justice (NW3C). He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) in which he is founder member for the Puerto Rican Chapter, He is also Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certified Antimoney Laundering Specialist (CAMS). He is an international speaker.

Subject:
Financial fraud, real cases and their consequences.

Pedro Luis López
Venezuela

He has a Bachelor degree on Certified Public Accounting at the Central University of Venezuela on 1996. 26 years of experience in Venezuelan Financial Systems Institutions in the areas of International Division, Accounting, Audit and Compliance. For fifteen years he served as a compliance officer in Public and Private Financial Institutions. He is and adviser in the implementation of risk administration integral systems and anti laundering software. He has several accreditations as a specialist in the matter of prevention and control, specialized audits and integral risk administration of money laundering and the financing of terrorism. He is a professor in the Institute for Professional Studies. Since 2010 he occupies the Secretary of the Compliance Officers Committee of the Venezuela Banking Association. He is an international lecturer and nowadays he is a Compliance Officer of 100% Banco.

Subject:
Learning in the implementation of  integrated systems of ML/FT risk management.

Ken Bryant
United States

He has more than 20 years of experience as money laundering investigator, compliance officer/ official information of money laundering, control regulator and the battle against terrorism; and a consultant in the battle against drug trafficking. Hi´s been awarded with a Mastery in Criminal Justice Science, Summa Cum Laude. He has eight certificates in the risk management areas and the due diligence en financial matter, financial operations, regulatory compliance and the Money Laundering (AML)/ The combating against the financing of terrorism (CFT). He is a consultant and a high class expert in the topic (SME) in big banks (both local and foreign) remediation, generally when there`s no regulatory compliance action. He is an International Speaker.

Subject:
How to Conducted a Structured Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment.

Erick Siguenza
Guatemala

Director of G&T Continental Bank. Expert in training and execution of audit systems. Technological advice in IT ruler and expansion based in ISO. Specialized Software development, in the risk area for financial institutions. Improvement of IT process.   IT Consulting Manager in AGSA Association. He is professor in the Galileo University and INTECAP and in the Panamerican University of Guatemala, of Master Degree in information systems & Technologies and of audit techniques I & I computer aided. The virtual electronic company and forensic calculation, and other information systems of associated groups: AGG of Guatemala. Speaker in the SOFEX board of directors. Columnist in the “Futuro” magazine of the Galileo University. International Speaker.

Subject:
The best practices in the information systems to implement a ML / FT risk management array reliable and timely.

Edwin Granados Ríos
Costa Rica

He has a Degree in Criminology (U.L.I.C.O.R.I) Universidad Libre of Costa Rica with Criminal Investigation and Organizational Security graduates, Colegio Universitario of Cartago. He has 26 years of experience as a Criminal Investigator on Insurance Fraud, National Institute of Insurances in Costa Rica. Specialist in the investigation and prevention of insurance fraud. Prevention of Money Laundering through insurances, and the enforcement of Criminology on insurances. He has been international speaker in: II Forum of “Prevention Measures of Money Laundering on the Insurance Sector” (Panama); VII International Congress of Insurance Fraud (CESVI, Argentina); International Congress of Money Laundering and crime prevention (Costa Rica). International Congress of Finance and Audit, and the Latin-American Seminary of Counters and auditors (Banking Association of Dominican Republic and ESENFA Foundation) Punta Cana. His author of Press Articles about Criminology, Insurances, Fraud and Money Laundering in the Insurance system. International speaker.

Subject:
The money laundering prevention in the insurance area: types, risks modalities, insurance fraud. Distinctions with the bank system.

Ana Sandra Pérez
Peru

Economist with a Master Degree in Finances, grad from the Universisidad del Pacífico of Peru, with a wide experience in the operational risk areas, credit and financial in Banking Institutions. She is Assistant Manager of Risks in the Electronic Compensation Chamber of Peru. Assistant Manager of Risks in the Peru Job Bank, Ripley Bank, and the Solventa Bank. Conductive of the implementation or restructuring, the risks areas with optimum results in the financial business. Specialist in: Integral management, Administrative Risk and Credit risk. Investigate and manage the critical risks for the Financial System, mainly focused in the operational risk, technological and service continuity. She is an International speaker.

Subject:
Risks administration: Conceptual frame and processes. Associate risks, legal, reputations operative and of contagion.

Omar Moncada Vargas
Colombia

Graduate from the Universidad Piloto of Colombia and of the Universidad Externado of Colombia as a Public Accountant and Forensic and Financial Auditor. Expert investigator in the domain extinction and Money Laundering, in judicial process planning research on money laundering, recollection of evidence and litigant. He has dictated the Superior Course of Money Laundering, in the Fiscal Studies Institute; Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for the development; Foundation International Center of Financial Formation (CIFF) and CEDDET 2010 Foundation. Besides the “Money Laundering Advance Level Course”, National Police Criminal Investigation School and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008. He is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists ACAMS.

Subject:
The domain extinction: Information, conduct and investigation in the judicial process against the money laundering. Advantages and consequences.

Ramón Aguilar Lugo
Venezuela

He has a Bachelor degree on Administration. Specialist in Material and Financial resources, graduated from the National Experimental University Simon Rodriguez. He has a Graduate Degree in Corporate Finance in the University of Jose Maria Vargas. He is a FIE N º 980143 instructor (Granted by the Institute of Educational Cooperation (INCE)) with a performance during 17 years in the Institute of Financial and Companies of Service, in the areas of prevention and control of Money Laundering, Accounting, Administration and Finances, Budget Control, Financial control, between others. He was an inspection specialist of the management of the Supervision of Financial and non financial Institutions from the UNIF of the Banking Superintendence and other Financial Institutions. He is a national and international speaker of the Prevention and Control of Money Laundering, its techniques and procedures of detection from the accounting and risks view.

Subject:
New international trends to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

Miguel E. Valerio Jiminián
Dominican Republic

Law degree Cum Laude in the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Master in Applied Political Studies, Latin American foundation of government and public policy, Madrid, Spain. Diploma of Advanced Studies in Criminal Law and Criminal Sciences, UniversityPompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Undergraduate and master teacher in the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, and the Attorney General`s school. He´s been a consultant for the Armed Forces Ministry, for the development of the Aviations Crime Act and the Commissioner Support for the Reform and Modernization of Justice in the Law on Protection and Care of Victims, witnesses and other subjects at risk. Coordinator and co-author in the publication of the books Política Criminal y Víctimas de esta institución. Founding partner of the law firm Valerio Jiminián Roa, that is in responsible of the penalty area and socio-economic crimes. He is an International Speaker.

Subject:
Money Laundering in the Stock Market.

Alejandro Vásquez
Costa Rica

Consultant lawyer specializing in regulation, Private Practice, Law and Financial Services, and Stock Market issues in Consortium Lacle & Gutiérrez. He advises the Superintendence of Securities. He graduated from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología and from the Universidad Autónoma de Centro América. He has an extensive experience in the application of regulations and its creation. Advisor on regulatory compliance and business structuring or  financial products, such as value emissions, the structuring of internal regulations and contracts with management companies of investment funds, exchange posts, fiduciary companies, banks, among others. He has experience in legal guidance on Public offerings of acquisition, constitution and management of hedge fund investment. He`s an international speaker.

Subject:
Stock market: Fraud prevention, control and self-evaluation management from the administration perspective of operational risk and intern audit.

Julio César Pineda
Venezuela

Lawyer (Universidad Central of Venezuela). Post Graduate in Institut D´Études du Dévelopment. Geneva, Switzerland. Higher Diploma  Institut Universitaire D´Études Européennes. Geneva, Switzerland. Master in Constitutional Law from the UNED and Master in the  en el Ministry of Defense (Caracas, Venezuela). PhD and Doctorate in  Law and International Relations in the Preston University. Cheyenne, Wyoming (Unites States). Representative to the Permanent Secretariat (OPANAL). Professor of International Law(UCV) and International Economic Law (UCAB and USM). Former Ambassador of Venezuela to the Emirate of Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE and of the Department of Cultural Affairs of the UNESCO. National Director of International Relations of the venezuelan Red Cross. Graduate Professor in the UNIMET in Caracas. PhD Professor of Constitutional Law in the USM. Dean of Political Science PhD in the Preston University (United States). Coordinator Prof. of International Constitutional Law Certificate in the Universidad Santa Rosa. International speaker of economic, political and social topics. Columnist and presenter - Producer of the Program Brújula Internacional.

Subject:
Drug trafficking, terrorism, corruption and organized crime: The four horseman of the international apocalypse.

Olivo Rodríguez Huertas
Dominican Republic

He has a Bachelor Degree in Law (Universidad Eugenio María de Hostos), Santo Domingo. He´s a Public Law graduate (Universidad San Pablo-CEU) Madrid, Spain. International Taxation graduate (Universidad Castilla) La Mancha, Spain. Administrative Law graduate (Univesidad de Salamanca) Spain. He is a profesor of Administrative Law in the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM). He is an External Advisor from the Attorney General`s Office, deputy general coordinator of the CICAD, of the OEA. He was advisor for the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations organization, Peru. He was co-editor of the Money Laundering Law Project (1999); He is a member of the Special Commission of the Senate of the Republic that´s in charge of the law project that considers the creation of a Anti-corruption prosecutor´s office. He is an International Speaker.

Subject:
Preventive framework of money laundering in Dominican Republic.

Amado Antonio Barahona
Panama

He is the Vice-president of Credicorpbank. He´s an International lecturer anti money laundering expert against the financing of terrorism. He was director and legal adviser of the Financial Analysis Unit (UAF) and against the Financing of Terrorism. He has two degrees, one in Accounting, achieved in Panama, and the other in military science and arts with specialization in logistics, obtained in Peru and a Master Degree in Companies Administration with emphasis in finances. In his experience stand fiscal audit responsibilities in the Finance and Economy Ministry and in the private sector. Before reaching the UAF, in 2004, he was the assistant director of External Inspection in the Banking Superintendence.

Subject:
The strategies of the compliance officers in the construction of a transactional risk array.

Julio César Camejo
Dominican Republic

He has a bachelor Degree in Law (Cum Laude), Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), SD, Rep. Dom, 1995. Master in Business Law and economic legislation, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), SD, Rep. Dom., 1998. Graduate in Strategic Crime Litigation in the Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago de Chile, Chile 2007. His litigious practice is mostly concentrated in cases related with economic and financial risks and frauds; litigious in labor, accounting matters, contractual and civil responsibility, and environmental affairs; recovery and judicial collection of debts. He is an International Lecturer.

Subject:
The responsibility of attorneys, advisers and consultants on the illicit money laundering and the stock market.

Cesar Palacios
United States

Cesar Palacios, bilingual (English/Spanish) holds a BA degree in International studies from the City College of New York and has over 15 years experience in complying with Bank Secrecy Act and Anti Money Laundering statutory and regulatory requirements. Mr. Palacios is the founder and managing Director of AML Solutions, specializing in AML audits, risk management and consulting; and its new affiliated company, Luminous, providing AML certification. Mr. Palacios has trained the bank examiners of the Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions (OCIF) of Puerto Rico and the bank examiners of the Superintendent of Banks of Guatemala in audit methodologies and audited and trained numerous financial institutions in the US and abroad.

Subject:
AML Auditing Methodology. 

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