Keynote Speakers

Donna Achimov

Chief Compliance Officer and Deputy Director

Erin Hunt

Director General, Financial Crimes and Security Division
Department of Finance Canada

Gabriel Ngo

Director of Enforcement, Retail Payments Supervision
Bank of Canada

Kathy Thompson

Assistant Superintendent, National Security Sector
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)

Conference Co-Chairs

Ana Folgar

Manager, AML,
Global Wealth Management

Khaled Shoeb, MFAcc, CFE

AVP, AML & Financial Crime Risk - Canada & Latin America
Wells Fargo

Government Speakers

John Armit

Acting Detective Sergeant, Anti-Rackets Branch (ARB)
Ontario Provincial Police

David Coffey

Detective - Financial Services Unit
Toronto Police Service

Jim Cruess

Senior Litigation Counsel
Ontario Securities Commission

Valerie Dahan

Detective Constable - Financial Crimes Unit, Asset Forfeiture Unit
Toronto Police Service

Kevin deBruyckere

Director, AML & Investigations, Legal, Compliance, Security
British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC)

Craig Hicks

Civilian Criminal Investigator

Mitchell A. Flagg

Crown Counsel, Serious Fraud Office/Complex Prosecutions Bureau
Ministry of the Attorney General

Nolan Fuller

Attaché, IRS Criminal Investigation
United States Embassy - Ottawa

Patrick Moreau

Team Lead, Terrorist Financing, Threats, International Unit

Melinda Murray

Executive Director, Criminal Property Forfeiture Branch
Manitoba Justice

Christopher Rhone

Detective, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit
Ottawa Police Service

Cheryl Ringor

Senior Director, Policy, Compliance and Integrity
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Gary Valiquette

Prosector, Guns and Gangs Unit
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General

Gregory Vandekerckhove

Detective Constable, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team
Toronto Police Service

Industry Speakers and Thought Leaders

Umair Azam

Legal Counsel
Canadian Bankers Association

Dean Baxendale

President & Publisher
Optimum Publishing International

Andres Betancourt

VP AML, Sanctions, Internal Audit & Internal Controls

Sumit Bhatia

Chief Business Officer
Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC)

Torstein Braaten

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Sasha Caldera

Campaign Manager, Beneficial Ownership Transparency
Publish What You Pay Canada

Calvin Chrustie

Senior Partner
The Critical Risk Team

Charlene Cieslik

Chief Compliance Officer

Garry Clement

Chief AML Officer

James Cohen

Senior Director, Industry Practice Lead
Moody’s Analytics

Sam Cooper

National Online Journalist, Investigative
Global News

Eugenio (Gene) DiMira

Global Head of Revenue and Partnerships

Richard Dunwoody

Project Recover 2019

Cameron Field

Vice President

Drew Galow, MSc

AML CDAO and Head, Technology and Analytics
BMO Financial Group

Peter M. German, KC, PhD

President & A/Executive Director
International Centre for Criminal Law Reform (ICCLR)
Chair, Advisory Committee
Vancouver Anti-Corruption Centre (VACI)

Shahram Ghahremani

Machine Learning Engineer, Financial Crimes
York University

Duncan Halverson

Director, AI/ML Research and Special Projects, Financial Crime

Will Hill

Executive Director
Canadian Lottery Coalition

Jason Ho

Associate Vice President, AML and Sanctions Advisory

Joseph Iuso

Head of Global Regulatory Affairs

Brendan King

Intelligence Analyst
Wildlife Justice Commission

Dwayne King

AML Compliance Officer
WFCU Credit Union

Silvija Krupena

Director of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
RedCompass Labs

Joseph Mari

Director, Anti-Money Laundering Financial Intelligence Unit (AML FIU) Global AML

Derek Ramm

Global Head, Advisory Services

Fara Francois Sim

Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer
CITCO Bank Canada

Amber D. Scott

Co-Founder and CEO
Outlier Solutions Inc.

Raju Sidhu

Senior Counsel, Legal and Regulatory Compliance
BMO Financial Group

Jeff Simser

Barrister & Solicitor
Former Legal Director
Ministry of the Attorney General

Sandy Stephens

Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Alterna Credit and Alterna Bank

Rita Trichur

Senior Business Writer and Columnist
The Globe and Mail

Murali Vijendren

Chief AI Risk Officer, Head of Generative AI for Cyber Implementation
SigmaRed Technologies

John Wojcik

Associate Programme Officer,
Organized Crime Analysis & Threat Monitoring
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Emily Zheludev

Head of Canada Financial Crimes Compliance

Law Firm Speakers

Peter Aziz

Senior Counsel
Torys LLP

John Boscariol

McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Anden Chow

MoloLamken LLP

Jacqueline Shinfield

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP