Aamar Ahmad

Sigma Risk Managing Director

Senior financial crime advisor and professional trainer holding proven history of delivering global scale projects for multinational financial institutions. Selective projects include global policy gap analysis, thematic reviews, enterprise risk assessments, financial crime advisory assignments and design of bespoke financial crime training modules for a global investment bank and delivered across Europe, Asia and Africa.

External faculty member of International Compliance Association (ICA) delivering ICA diploma classes across jurisdictions. Public speaker as SME on financial crime compliance. Recent projects include delivery of TBML Masterclasses at GTR Conference (London), GCTF Conference (Prague) and series of masterclasses delivered in West Africa attended by over 200 participants from central banks, regional banks and domestic banks in Africa.

Micheal Jones

Sigma Risk Independent Advisor

Ex-Big 4 partner (Deloitte and PwC) now Senior Financial crime advisor and consultant to financial services businesses combining subject matter expertise in Anti-Money laundering, sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption with 20+ years’ experience of the application of technology to business change.

Last 14+ years focused solely on financial crime; including interim roles as head of financial crime, deputy GMLRO and head of audit for financial crime plus multiple projects covering Sanctions and AML risk assessments, optimising and enhancing transaction monitoring and sanctions screening systems and supporting large-scale financial crime transformation programmes. I have led financial crime projects in the UK, USA, South Africa and across Europe.

Adeola Azeez

Sigma Risk Representative West Africa

Adeola Azeez is a seasoned banker with over 30 years of professional experience and is a Gender and Financial Inclusion leader in the area of Development Finance. In her former role as the Deputy Country Representative for Deutsche Bank in Nigeria, Adeola supported the bank’s business by enhancing connectivity with clients in the region, leading and advising business leaders on various business projects and transactions.

She successfully guided local financial institutions in building and sustaining several business projects. She holds significant experience in Governance and Compliance. Adeola is a Co-Founder & Trustee of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a leading female non- governmental Organization with global affiliations.

Pradeep Taneja

Sigma Risk Independent Advisor

Renowned subject matter expert in trade finance holding over 40 years professional experience in global, regional, country and branch operations for multinational banks. Member of ICC Banking commission and its several task forces, member of Middle East Regional Advisory Council of the Institute of International Banking & Law Practice, Registered DOCDEX expert with ICC International Centre of Advanced Dispute Resolution (ADR) as well as founding member and chairman of ICC Bahrain Trade Finance Forum, Board Member and Co-Chairman of ICC Bahrain. Member – UCP 600 Consulting Group and URDG 758, URF 800, ISDGP Drafting Groups.

Subject matter expert on LCs, Demand Guarantees, UCP 600, URDG 758 etc. holding substantial experience in unearthing multi-billion dollars trade finance scams and fraud cases. Advised international law firms in resolving trade finance related court cases.

Andrew Clarke

Sigma Risk Independent Advisor

Andrew has extensive experience in combating financial crime. As a police detective, he investigated complex cases involving criminals ranging from organised crime groups to corrupt politicians. He led a multi-disciplinary team responsible for money laundering investigations into a range of predicate offences including fraud, corruption, environmental crime and drug trafficking. At a strategic level, Andrew worked on global projects with international organisations such as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, World Bank and IMF in Rwanda, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. Andrew has experience in particularly high-profile roles: as independent AML expert on the FATF country compliance evaluation programme; the UN/World Bank Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative; and global Tier 1 bank training programmes.