Advisory Board

We empower Anti-Financial Crime and Corporate Risk Management Professionals

The global Financial Crime Academy Advisory Board is a prestigious body that consists of leading industry experts and senior professionals from around the world, that serve to ensure the content of our training programs fulfills the highest quality standards and has practical relevance for program participants.

 Rachel Woolley, CAMS, LCOI, CFCPP, CDPO

Rachel Woolley, CAMS, LCOI, CFCPP, CDPO

Global Director of Financial Crime, Fenergo

Rachel is the Director of Financial Crime at Fenergo and is based out of the firm’s headquarters in Dublin. Rachel has over 12 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry, having worked primarily in the funds industry and retail banking. Rachel held several AML/Compliance roles throughout her career and has developed a strong perspective on aspects of financial crime, including transaction monitoring, client onboarding and compliance monitoring. Rachel has held various roles including head of onboarding, and head of compliance in a regulated entity.

Ahsan Habib, MBA, CAMS

Ahsan Habib, MBA, CAMS

Senior Analyst, Leading Canadian Bank

Ahsan is an experienced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) expert. Currently, Ahsan is responsible for matters of operational AML compliance and governance, working for a Canadian multinational banking and financial services company. He also holds an MBA degree and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Salih Ahmed Islam, CIA

Salih Ahmed Islam, CIA

Group Internal Auditor, Group Rocher

Salih is a seasoned internal auditor and experienced fraud examiner with over 20+ years of professional experience. He has a wide range of industry experience including textile, iron and steel, petroleum, construction, FMCG, and retail industry. Salih has extensive experience in fields such as internal audit, risk management, internal controls, business process improvement, and organizational analysis.

Anna Opanasenko

Anna Opanasenko

Academy Manager, YouControl

Anna has 10+ years of experience in communications and is a specialist at YouControl Academy — which has already educated more than 12,000 people around the world and is a cooperation partner of the Financial Crime Academy. Previously, Anna has worked in the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, educating people on the importance of establishing democratic values in Ukraine.

Mario Silic, PhD, MBA

Mario Silic, PhD, MBA

Academic Director, Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva

Mario has over 20 years of professional experience in various senior management positions, working for several international corporations. Mario holds an MBA and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of St. Gallen. His research motivation focuses on the fields of information security, open-source software, and mobile. He is currently the Academic Director at the Swiss School of Business and Management Geneva (SSBM) and Postdoc at the University of St. Gallen.

Boris Luk, LL.M., M.S.c., MBA

Boris Luk, LL.M., M.S.c., MBA

Head of Compliance and Senior Company Secretary, Solomon Corporate Services Ltd.

Boris is based in Hong Kong and is the founder of a local licensed professional company providing company secretarial and compliance services to private and listed clients. Boris is a chartered company secretary and accountant with over ten years of experience in corporate services and compliance industries. He is a seasoned researcher in business management and compliance areas. He determines to use his profound education and work experiences to promote first-hand compliance knowledge through different online seminars by joining FCA.

William Adams

William Adams

Researcher, Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute

William is a seasoned researcher at the Countering Wildlife Trafficking Institute, where he works to find solutions surrounding the global poaching crisis. William is highly skilled in analysis, feature engineering, and machine learning, which he leverages to analyze anti-poaching/wildlife trafficking and the convergence with transnational crime and global terror.

Christiaan Vorster, CAMS

Christiaan Vorster, CAMS

AFC Consultant, AlixPartners

Christiaan is a jurist, compliance counsel and anti-financial crime specialist. Christiaan is uniquely experienced in international banking and in the dynamic global FinTech space across multiples jurisdictions.

Omer Yousuf, ACCA, CAF

Omer Yousuf, ACCA, CAF

Audit Specialist, EY

Omer is an experienced senior auditor with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry in the MENA region. Omer has worked for several of the "Big 4" accounting firms on matters of internal audit, external audit, corporate investigations, and others.

Usman Zuberi

Senior Compliance Expert

Usman is an experienced compliance and risk management professional. In the past, he worked on projects related to regulatory compliance, risk management, finance, and internal audit. Usman specializes, in particular, in regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audit, policies and procedures, and SOP development.


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We are always looking for thought leaders, experienced experts, and senior professionals that want to contribute to fighting financial crime and improving corporate risk management structures by sharing their expertise with the global community. If you are interested in joining the Financial Crime Academy Advisory Board, please send us an email.

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