Sonia Desai

BSA Officer, Revolut
Sonia Desai is Head of International Compliance for Charles Schwab Bank based in San Francisco, CA. She has previously lived and worked in Malaysia, Egypt, the Dominican Republic, and Australia. Sonia has numerous years of global experience in defining Anti-money laundering (AML), Sanctions and Anti-bribery and Corruption programs, policy and running operations. Prior to joining Charles Schwab, she was the Director of Operations and Sanctions Officer for the BSA/AML and Sanctions unit at Bank of the West. Prior to that, she was the Executive Manager with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney, Australia where she was the Global Deputy MLRO, Sanctions Officer and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Officer. Before moving to Australia, she worked in the Financial Investigations Unit at Wells Fargo Bankin San Francisco, helping build their BSA/AML and Sanctions Programs. Sonia has also served as a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State. In that role she helped shape the U.S. sanctions and the terrorist designation programs with the Office of Foreign Assets Control and other governmental intelligence agencies.
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Future of FinCrime Skills Jan 29

The Future of FinCrime Skills – Perspectives on Elevating Your Career

Amid the continuing impact of the pandemic, rapid adoption of new technologies and regulatory changes, navigating a career in financial crime prevention is no small task. In this session, we'll explore the skills that are increasingly relevant for the present and future of financial crime, and hear insights on what financial institutions look for when hiring compliance staff. Experts will share practical advice based on their personal experiences and industry perspectives.

Sonia Desai

Yaya Jata Fanusie

Eric Young