Kaylan Olsen (Co-Treasurer) works as a SR AML Project Specialist within the Meridian Group. She is responsible for both Meridian Credit Union and motusbank’s AML regulatory projects and enterprise wide initiatives.
Kaylan was first introduced to the AML field as an Intern for the Italian Ministry of Finance and Economics as part of their Financial Action Task Force (FATF) delegation. The Italian delegation held the Presidency of the FATF at the time and were responsible for finalizing the 2012 FATF Recommendations.
She has experience working with Compliance, EDD, Audit and Quality Assurance teams through 8 years of progressive roles. While at Scotiabank she specialized in the assessment of AML risk controls, KYC procedural methodology, Best Practices training and developing KPI metrics for AML QA. She has also worked as an AML Investigator with the Bank of Montreal’s High Risk Team. She was responsible for ensuring MSB compliance, Enhanced Due Diligence investigations and transactional reporting.
In addition, Kaylan participated in the Transcrime Bownet Project under the guidance of the European Commission DG Home affairs. The project researched and identified barriers to Beneficial Ownership of legal entities across Europe with the end goal of developing an intelligent system for tracking ownership.
Kaylan is a certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and Master of Laws from the Università di Teramo, Italy.