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Our AML ACADEMY announces

the first of its kind


Date: 16/05/2019

Location: Hilton Hotel, Nicosia

Time: 8:30 - 17:00

Masterclass Objectives

  • Learn through real case studies and common practices 

  • Convert KYC principles and requirements into useful operational practices 

  • Review existing and emerging EDD requirements

  • Learn how to implement appropriate EDD measures

  • Understand the latest global regulatory developments

  • Assess tactics to obtain CDD about high risk clients including PEPs and complex structures

  • Bust the myth on trusts, foundations and “shell” companies

  • Formulate techniques to establish source of funds and source of wealth

  • Construct ways to identify and assess adverse media & “fake” news

  • Select relevant tactics to conduct effective KYC reviews

  • Refresh knowledge about measures to adopt when client risk factors change

Who will benefit

Professionals working in the financial services sector – Banks, Trust and Corporate Administration Service Providers, Forex and Investment Companies, Legal firms, Accounting firms, FinTechs, Gaming, as well as staff employed in legal, tax, compliance, internal audit operations and other sectors.


At the end of the seminar attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance which is acceptable for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certification.  

Masterclass pricing

Participation Cost  (per attendee)

  • for one attendee is €295 plus VAT (19%)

  • for 2 to 3 attendees is €260 plus VAT (19%)

  • for more than 3 attendees contact us for a special group discount


Price includes welcome coffee, two coffee breaks and lunch.


Details for payment will be sent to you by email after applying with a complete registration form.

Other information

Masterclass language: English

Attendees will receive training notes and one on one interaction with the trainers and other attendees


Strict order of registration will be kept 

Workshop – very limited number of participants


Net Duration 6 hours

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Meet The Instructors

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Samantha Sheen is the founder and Director of Ex Ante Advisory Services Limited, a consultancy services firm providing advice and assistance to regulators and financial institutions in a variety of areas related to the prevention of financial crime. 

Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance.  Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam's previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer and CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe. Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters. Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses, the use of RegTech to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director and is a member of the Chapter in the UK.  Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and assistance in the development of white papers.  Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelors of Public Administration, Law Degree, qualified as a barrister and solicitor and holds her Masters in Business, specialising in risk management. 

Gregory Dellas is currently the Director of the Wealth & Markets division of the Bank of Cyprus.  He has extensive experience in AML and regulatory compliance as well as wealth management.  In the past, he also served as the Group Money Laundering Compliance Officer for a large Bank and its international subsidiaries. He also served as Manager Compliance Risk Management, leading a number of projects and responsible for high risk client on-boarding and for providing advice and training to management and staff.


He holds a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK.  Gregory is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a certified CAMS Instructor, a fellow of the ICA and a member of the AMLP Forum and a number of other professional bodies.  He frequently participates as speaker in international conferences, and currently serves as Chair of the ACAMS Cyprus Chapter.

Charalambos Anastasiades currently serves as vice-chair of the ACAMS Cyprus chapter. He is the founder and Director of CSA-PRO Solutions Ltd and a co-owner and co-Director of CiSero Ltd, companies specializing in providing compliance services to financial institutions. CSA PRO Solutions provides consultancy and training on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing to financial institutions regulated by the Central Bank of Cyprus and the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission; members of the Cyprus Bar Association, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus and the Cyprus Fiduciary Association as well as to other professionals. 

Charalambos’s expertise includes the design and development of compliance programs, compliance risk assessment and analysis, compliance systems evaluation and compliance training. 

Charalambos holds an MBA degree from Vanderbilt University (USA) and a B.A. from York University (Canada). He has more than 30 years of work experience in the financial services industry. In addition to working as a Money Laundering Compliance Officer (MLCO), he has worked in the finance, retail and corporate sectors of financial institutions. His extensive experience in compliance (last 12 years) ranges from Know-Your-Customer due diligence processes, customer risk assessment and case management to AML compliance program development, implementation and evaluation.

He is also certified by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission to provide investment services.

Furthermore, throughout his career with a major Banking Institution, he has been giving numerous lectures and training seminars relative to the financial sector. During the past six years he has delivered more than 550 hours of compliance related training to Financial Organizations.

Charalambos’s education, training and practical experiences make him a very knowledgeable and capable presenter / trainer. 

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