Sam Sheen

Sam Sheen is a Financial Crime Advisor at Efficient Frontiers International (EFI) and a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognized 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 is an ACAMS Alumni who most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director. Sam is recognized by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelor’s of Public Administration and a Law Degree, is qualified as a barrister and solicitor and holds a Master’s in Business, specializing in risk management.

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