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Jersey Finance, in partnership with Themis, is delighted to host this Jersey Finance Member only Kenya Country Risk Assessment roundtable – a CPD accredited event.

Understanding financial crime risk is a cornerstone of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation. The majority of the customers of the Jersey finance industry are non-resident therefore an area of focus is the industry’s approach to understanding and managing the financial crime risks and threats of conducting business in higher risk jurisdictions.

To help with Member firms’ risk understanding Jersey Finance have engaged Themis, a financial crime specialist to jointly host a roundtable discussion event with experts focussed on Kenya.

The roundtable event provides an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of Africa-focussed practitioners. During the roundtable, Members will have the opportunity to ask the expert panel about key financial crime threats to Kenya and explore the implications for Jersey Finance Member firm’s Jersey operations or Members with clients and partners based in Kenya or East Africa.

In 2023, Jersey will be the subject of a significant evaluation by a body of the Council of Europe – MONEYVAL (Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism) – who conduct evaluations against international AML/CFT standards as set out by the Financial Action Task Force (the FATF). This process will involve an assessment of the role of the finance industry in understanding risks and applying preventative measures. This work is designed to both develop that understanding for industry and demonstrate our clear commitment to implementing international AML/CFT standards.

This event is highly recommended for representatives from Jersey Finance Member firms’ compliance function, in addition to other business areas, and we welcome multiple attendees from Member firms.

If you have any questions regarding this CPD accredited event, please contact our events team.

Carel Van Randwyck

Carel Van Randwyck Chief Growth Officer, Themis

Carel has 35+ years broad international experience having lived and worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe for market-leading financial services firms. He was the Global COO for various sales & trading businesses at UBS Investment Bank, Head of Change Management, Group Sales, at Deutsche Börse, financial management consultant with Price Waterhouse and auditor with Arthur Young & Co. He is a Fellow of both the ICAEW and Association of Corporate Treasurers and fluent in English, Dutch and Spanish. Carel developed a group-wide client strategy and supporting infrastructure to drive sales and revenue growth Deutsche Börse, established Fixed Income trading businesses for UBS Investment Bank in Moscow and Istanbul and developed country strategies for National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Willie Oelofse

Willie Oelofse Director, ALN Kenya

Willie is a Director at A&K and heads the law firm’s Forensics and Investigations department. He has over 25 years’ practical experience in forensic assignments covering various jurisdictions and industries and has successfully advised organisations in addressing complex matters on the risk of fraud, corruption and non-compliance in both private and public sectors. During the seven years prior to joining A&K, Willie headed up the forensic teams at two of the Big Four accounting and auditing firms where he had overall responsibility for developing the firms’ forensic offering across East Africa. One of Willie’s passions is assisting organisations to implement financial crime strategies, policies and procedures that comply with required local and global regulations. He has a simple pragmatic approach of focusing on the facts, will hit the ground running and is known for his capability to effectively manage large and complex forensic assignments.

Simon Marsh

Simon Marsh Senior Investigation Specialist, Basel Institute on Governance, The Global Initiative Network

With almost twenty years in law enforcement, ten of which in the international environment, Simon Marsh has specialised in international organised crime including money laundering and asset recovery. Simon has worked in almost twenty countries and have been the country representative in Kenya, embedded with the anti corruption commission for over three years. Simon Marsh works with teams on issues ranging from developing intelligence sources, planning and running covert and undercover operations, multi faceted trans national investigations including money laundering, corruption, trafficking (persons, drugs and wildlife). He has a masters degree in international organised crime, professional certificates and diplomas in financial investigation and has lectured on these issues up to MA level. Simon has been advisor to books on organised crime and a key expert on EU regional programs in Africa.

Vanevola Otieno

Vanevola Otieno Financial Crime Risk and Compliance Expert, Equity Group Holdings Ltd

Vanevola is a Risk and Compliance Specialist with over thirteen {13} years’ experience in Financial Crime Compliance, Compliance Risk Assessment and Governance & Testing. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma (Pg. Dip) Management Practice Specializing in Regulatory Compliance from University of Cape Town, a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Applied Statistics Specializing in Econometrics from Maseno University and other professional qualifications including Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and Certified Investments and Financial Analyst (CIFA). She currently works with Equity Group Holdings Ltd as the Group Head, Compliance Risk Assessment, Governance & Testing where she spearheads matters Compliance, Conduct and Financial Crime Risk assessment programs, including the integration of related activities with the ERMF and other risk management frameworks in the Group.