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Jersey Finance, in partnership with Themis, is delighted to host this Jersey Finance Member only Nigeria 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 Nigeria.

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 Nigeria and explore the implications for Jersey Finance Member firm’s Jersey operations or Members with clients and partners based in Nigeria or West Africa.

This year, 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.

Ibrahim Baba Muhammed

Ibrahim Baba Muhammed Head of Forensics and Investigation, Seplat Energy Plc

Mr Muhammed has had close to two decades of experience working in the public and private sector with focus on the Financial Services sector. He has worked for multiple financial institutions at home and abroad, such as Standard Chartered, Citi, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, and Anglo Gulf Trade Bank. In 2019, he returned to Nigeria after spending over three years in the UAE, to rejoin the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), where he was the Head of Compliance & Examination, responsible for a wide range of financial crime regulatory and supervisory oversight actions in the Nigerian Financial Services Sector. He is an accomplished specialist in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) with competence in regulatory enforcement, investigation, and the development and implementation of relevant controls.

Adeolu Idowu

Adeolu Idowu Partner for Governance Risk and Compliance, Aluko & Oyebode

Ms Idowu is the Partner of the Governance Risk and Compliance practice of leading Nigerian law firm, Aluko & Oyebode. She is a seasoned expert having led legal and compliance teams in domestic and multinational companies, including as Senior Legal Counsel (Compliance) covering Europe, Africa, and the Caspian at Schlumberger, a multinational oil and gas service company.

Pattison Boleigha

Pattison Boleigha AML Expert

Mr Boleigha spent over 30 years in the banking sector, including at Access Bank Plc and Citibank, 18 of which were focused on AML/CFT, regulatory compliance, internal and financial controls, and audit. Since his retirement, he has founded Pattison Consulting Limited and is the acting President of Compliance Institute and the President of Compliance Officers Forum of GIABA Member States.