Meet the ICA Advisory Committee

Dean R. Rowan, FCPA., FFIN., FTIA., FTMA., ANLP., MECG., MAICD.

Chief Risk Officer, Gulf One Investment Bank

Dean Rowan is the Chief Risk Officer of Gulf One Investment Bank, Chairman of the GCC Risk, Compliance, and AML Professionals, Regional Director PRMIA, Advisory Board Member of the International Compliance Association, and a Member of the Australian Company Directors.

Previously, Dean worked with Westpac Bank, Australia as Head of Risk of Global Treasury, as well as Head of Credit. Dean also worked with Barclays Bank PLC, London as Head of Group Risk, and most recently with The National Commercial Bank (NCB) as Head of Operational Risk and Basel II. He has over 10 years of experience with Citibank, Australia and Asia Pacific, and has previously worked with Lloyds Bank in Australia.

Dean is a regular international speaker and has been well received in global forums.

Mr. Rowan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of New South Wales, and holds a postgraduate degree in finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants; a Fellow of Financial Services Institute, Australia: a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia; a Fellow of the Taxation and Management Accountants, Australia, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Jackman

Strategic Advisor

David is compliance Non-Executive Director of a number of financial services companies and has written and lectured widely on ‘good’ governance. He was co-opted as governance expert for the Commission for a Sustainable Olympics London 2012 and for 6 years produced an independent index (published in the FT) of FTSE 100 corporate governance.

As FSA Head of Ethics (and Education), was the first financial regulator to focus on corporate ethics, culture and maturity. He has translated his approach to sustainable development as Chair and primary author of the UK national standard and the international standard (ISO) for sustainable communities in 2016.

David set the education and competence standards framework for the entire UK financial services industry, a regime adopted by many other jurisdictions. This included being the first financial regulator to introduce standards specifically for operations functions. He has started a series of successful training organisations and co-founded a professional institute. And became the first CEO of the statutory government - industry standards council for financial services.

David has a double distinction in Education from Cambridge University and an MA from Oxford. He teaches Governance, Risk and Compliance at Diploma, Degree and Masters levels around the world, especially in Singapore.

Geoffrey Shindler

Consultant, DWF LLP

Geoffrey Shindler OBE is a consultant with DWF LLP a Manchester based firm and he continues to specialise in wills, trusts, capital taxation and estate work.

Geoffrey has a degree and post graduate degree in law from the University of Cambridge and is a solicitor and registered Trust and Estate Practitioner. He was one of the founder members of STEP and its Chairman between 1994 and 1998. He was Chairman of its Education Committee when its Diploma examination was developed and introduced. He is now its President.

He is Chairman of Manchester Camerata Orchestra Trust and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; he is a trustee of the Manchester Portico Library Charitable Trust. He is Vice Chairman of Lancashire County Cricket Club. He is a member of the UK based Trust Law Committee and has sat on various committees studying the working of inheritance tax legislation in the UK. He is a member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law.

He is one of the joint authors of “Practical Inheritance Tax Planning, the Consulting Editor of Trusts and Estates Law and Tax Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Wills and Trusts Law Reports.

Ekaterina Pustovalova

Regional Director (Russia and the CIS), International Compliance Association (ICA), Fellow ICA; President, International Compliance Services (ICS)

Ekaterina has 15 years’ experience working in government and private structures, management companies of large Russian holdings, industrial and consulting companies, including Open JSC MTS (Adviser to President), Closed JSC Integrated Energy Systems (Vice President on Legal Issues), Basic Element LLC (Head of Legal Corporate Relations), Open JSC Diamond World (Director on Legal Issues), Ministry of State Property of the Russian Federation (Senior Expert on Legal Issues and Corporate governance)

Qualified specialist on complex legal issues arising in the course of company activity (including legal expertise on complex matters), management of legal advice and individual projects (including M+A, complex transactions for debt and equity financing, IPO, performance of obligations and dispute resolutions issues (including mediation), bankruptcy), corporate governance and control, compliance and risk management, as well as strategy development and implementation, investor relationship management, investments and assets management (including anti-recessionary management, restructuring), post-M+A assets development and corporate management, quality pre-IPO changes, organizational restructuring.

Juris Doctorate, LL.M (Master of Private Laws), Russian Private Law School under the office of the President of the Russian Federation, Master in Engineering, Moscow Power Energy University Senior Lecturer at the Russian Academy of Justice of the Russian Federation. Author of a number of publications on legal advice and management, the most significant of which are the series.

  • LOWERS IN A RISK ZONE. Legal function in a corporation through the perspective of risk-management,
  • HOW TO MANAGE EFFECTIVELY, IMPLEMENT IMMEDIATELY.
  • Standards of corporate management as illustrated by the example of a legal department and the Monograph
  • What happens to creditors’ claims in the course of bankruptcy of a debtor?

A member of the research and advisory council with the Federal Arbitrazh Court of the Moscow region (cassation)

Morven Grierson

Compliance and Operations Manager, S4 Financial Ltd

Morven is the Compliance and Operations Manager for S4 Financial Ltd, a financial planning firm based in Camberley Surrey. Morven has several years’ experience in the financial services industry, specifically in the retail sector and therefore has a wealth of practical compliance experience and a current feel for what is happening on the ‘shop floor’. Morven has a real understanding for the need to instill an effective culture of compliance within an organisation to ensure each firm plays their part in improving confidence in the industry, and the need to deliver practical business solutions to the firm to ensure an effective service to the business.

Morven is a former student of ICT having completed the UK Diploma in Compliance in 2011, holds a CMI Diploma in Management and the CII Certificate in Financial Planning. She also acts as a Training and Competence Supervisor and holds the CII qualification, Supervision in a Regulated World at distinction level. Morvens range of qualifications and experience enable her offer good practical compliance advice in the wider context of corporate strategy, an essential requisite of a Compliance professional.

Morven has just embarked on a role as a Tutor for ICT, delivering workshops to students undertaking the ICT compliance qualifications.

Morven is a writer for ICT, specifically contributing and updating study material, and she also writes on compliance subjects for specialist industry publications, including In-Compliance the quarterly publication for ICA members and students. Morven is also keen to promote the benefit of ICT qualifications to other compliance professionals, having experienced the benefits it has added to her role.

Fareda D. Sands

Vice President, Compliance Department at Credit Suisse AG, Nassau Branch

Fareda has over 21 years experience in the Financial Services Industry working in various retail banks and transitioning into the offshore sector. She has worked as a Compliance Manager and a Sr. Compliance professional for several offshore financial institutions, including UBS (Bahamas) Ltd., UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd. and RBC Private Wealth Management and Dominion Securities.

She is the President of The Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO) and has been elected to serve a two year term from June 2016-June 2018. Fareda holds various international designations in the Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering, as well as the Financial Crimes field. She is a Fellow in The International Compliance Association (FICA), a member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) and a member of Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists. In addition she also holds the TEP designation for Trust Professionals and is currently pursing the Chartered Bankers MBA Degree Programme.

Fareda has served on the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association (CRCA) Conference Committee as a member and as Conference Chairperson last year. She is also currently a Director of the CRCA Company Limited.

An avid reader, she enjoys travelling in her leisure time.

Yvette Cheak-Yat Ying

Managing Director/Country Head of Compliance, Singapore and South East Asia of BNP Paribas

She is Managing Director/Country Head of Compliance, Singapore and South East Asia of BNP Paribas. She began her career with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and thereafter joined the private sector. Her private sector experience was largely in retail consumer banking, credit risk management and wealth management services. She joined BNP Paribas in October 2000.

She is currently the chair of the ABS Standing Committee on Self-Governance and Compliance and also a member of the Steering Committee for the Financial Industry Competency Standards which is sponsored by MAS and IBF.

She was awarded the Distinguished Financial Industry Certified Professional (Compliance – Wealth Management) (DFICP) bestowed by the Institute of Banking and Finance and MAS, jointly.

V. Maslamani

Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad

V. Maslamani is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad. Prior to this, he was the Group Compliance Officer of a large banking group in Malaysia. In his 27 years in banking, he has worked as a regulator, auditor, handled operations, managed business and worked in risk management before specializing in compliance.

He was the Chairman of the Compliance Officers’ Networking Group in Malaysia in 2009 and 2010. During this period, he championed the idea of compliance accreditation and certification in Malaysia and co-chaired the committee under Asian Institute of Finance (AIF) to introduce the AML certification and accreditation in Malaysia. He has worked on many initiatives to professionalize compliance function in Malaysia. He is currently a member of the moderation committee of Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA).

He attained two degrees i.e. Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a post graduate diploma in Anti Money Laundering awarded by ICA in association with Manchester Business School. He recently attained Chartered Banker certification by Chartered Banker Institute, UK. He regularly speaks at various forums, conferences and events held by regulators, enforcement agencies and private sector.

Pawel Kuskowski

Managing Partner, Compliance360

Pawel Kuskowski is a managing partner of Compliance360 a Poland based consulting firm. He specialises in complex Compliance, AML, Operational Risk issues. Pawel has a master degree in Law from the University of Torun and post graduate degree in Banking and Finance from Universita degli Studi di Udine.

Pawel specialises in AML, Compliance and Operational Risk. He focuses on implementation of complex regulations into effective processes and procedures supported by best IT systems. In his work he uses his 10 years experience in the regulated sector with focus on operational excellence to maximize effectiveness. He also uses his experience in quality and control assurance to achieve sustainable and efficient structures. His motto is that even the best written policies will fail if not implemented correctly at the process/procedure/system level. Pawel is a trainer in the field of Compliance and AML. He has developed various teaching programs including Certificated Compliance Officer in Poland, he also writes for ICT.

He is the President of the Board of Compliance Association Poland and he was one of the founding members of CAP. He also serves as a member of Compliance Committee to the Warsaw Stock Exchanges.

Previously, Pawel worked with RBS as the Global Head of AML Function at RBS Hub Europe, with UBS Poland as Head of Compliance and Operational Risk at UBS Poland. He was Compliance Officer at AIG Ireland and practiced as a lawyer in international law firm.

Pawel is a regular speaker at Compliance / AML / Operational Risk Conferences in Poland and abroad.

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