Souzan Esmaili (Communications Director) has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and . She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto.
She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America.
Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and has managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).
In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world.
Souzan holds an MBA from the American University of Sharjah, a Post Graduate Diploma in GRC from Manchester Business School (UK), a Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS) and FinTech Program certificate from Oxford University (UK).