Yaya Jata Fanusie
After leaving government service, Yaya worked for a small consulting firm focused on financial asset recovery cases involving global corruption. Later, as director of analysis at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies’ Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, Yaya led research work on sanctions evasion, terrorist financing, and Bitcoin money laundering. Yaya has testified before Congress multiple times on illicit financing issues. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Yaya blogs at Forbes and is a frequent public speaker on topics involving cryptocurrencies and U.S. national security.
Yaya is founder of Cryptocurrency AML Strategies, an advisory firm that helps financial institutions and technology companies address money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with digital assets. In 2018, he developed and taught an Introduction to Blockchain Technology course at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He also has been appointed to serve as an expert on New York State's Digital Currency Task Force.
Yaya received an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.
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.