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M23024 - MIA Training on Ips part II - 4 Day Package (Online)

  • 27 Jan 2023
  • 24 Feb 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • 27 Jan 2023, 13:30 15:30 (CET)
  • 3 Feb 2023, 13:30 15:30 (CET)
  • 22 Feb 2023, 13:30 15:30 (CET)
  • 24 Feb 2023, 13:30 15:30 (CET)
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Speakers Session 1: Dr Rakele Cini - Member of MIA AML Committee and Legal Consultant, rklAdvisory, Dr. Chiara Zappala, Senior Legal Officer (Legal & International Relations- Legal Affairs) at Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
Speakers Session 2: Ms. Ariane Azzopardi, Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Director, Quality and Risk Management, KPMG in Malta and Dr. Carmela Umbro, Senior Officer of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section
Speakers Session 3: Dr. Jonathan Phyall, Head of Legal, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit and MIA representative, Mr. Alan Craig, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner,  Mazars Malta and Ms. Joette Sciortino, Member of the MIA AML Committee and Partner, EY Malta
Speakers Session 4: Dr. Manfred Galdes, Deputy Chairperson of the MIA AML Committee and Managing Partner, ARQ Group, Ms. Angela Fleri Soler, Member of the MIA AML Committee, Quality & Risk Management Leader, Deloitte and Dr. Daniel Frendo, Senior Manager, Legal Affairs Section, FIAU
Venue: Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €100.00
Non-MIA Members: €180.00
Retired Members: €50.00
Students: €70.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

Topic: Accountants and auditors as subject persons
Topic: Risk factors to be considered by accountants and auditors
Topic: Dealing with CDD and Record Keeping
Topic: Ongoing Monitoring and reporting obligations for accountants and auditors

    Speakers' Profiles

    Dr Rakele Cini is an independent legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is an active member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
    Dr Chiara Zappala’ joined the Legal Affairs section of the FIAU in 2020 and is at present the Manager of the Legal & International Relations team. Her team is responsible for the drafting of laws and transposition of EU Directives, representing the FIAU or Malta in European and international fora of AML/CFT relevance and providing assistance, both internal and external, on legal issues within the context of AML/CFT. In 2018, Chiara graduated from the University of Malta with a Master in Advocacy. Prior to joining the FIAU, she worked in the areas of civil litigation and commercial law. 
    Ms Ariane Azzopardi is a Director within the Quality and Risk Management function. She has over fifteen years’ experience in this field, and is the delegate of the Risk Management Partner at KPMG in Malta. She is involved in the implementation and monitoring compliance with quality and risk management policies and procedures in KPMG in Malta also handling compliance and risk management queries, including those related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (PMLFT) and ethics and independence. She delivers sessions on PMLFT at the KPMG roundtable and also at various other seminars and conferences. Ariane is the chair of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. 
    Avv. Carmela Loredana Umbro is Manager of the Guidance and Outreach Team within the FIAU`s Legal Affairs Section. Her team is responsible for identifying and responding to the guidance needs of subject persons and for participating in outreach efforts among the private and public sector in the area of AML/CFT.  Carmela joined the FIAU in 2014 and has been involved in multiple projects related to AML/CFT. She holds previous experience in the civil and commercial law sector.  Carmela obtained her Master Degree in Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and is a warranted lawyer. Carmela is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
    Dr Jonthan Phyall is the Head of the FIAU’s Legal Affairs Section. A lawyer by profession, he joined the FIAU in 2016 and has represented Malta and the FIAU in a number of European and international fora as well as being heavily involved in the drafting of amendments to the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations, and the Implementing Procedures
    Mr Alan Graig is a member of the MIA’s Anti-Money Laundering Committee. He heads the Business Advisory team within Mazars in Malta and is responsible for a specialised and multi-tasked team of professionals with skills in cybersecurity, risk and control, forensics and investigations, financial crime compliance. He has worked closely with both the local competent authorities and business community in the field of financial crime compliance and investigations and is a Court appointed expert in financial crime. Alan is a certified public accountant.
    Ms Joette Sciortino is a Partner at EY Malta. She joined the firm in 2006 after obtaining a Degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta. She has significant experience in the financial services industry particularly in supporting and leading various financial crime and regulatory projects. She has been seconded to EY UK whereby she has led various cross-border financial crime engagements. Joette is a member of the Malta Institute of Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant.
    Dr Manfred Galdes is a lawyer by profession, Manfred has over the past 20 years held leading roles in the area of regulatory and AML compliance. Today he leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Risk Committee of HSBC Malta plc, deputy chair of the AML Sub-Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and Strategy Director of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. Manfred is the former director of the FIAU, a position he held for eight years.
    Ms Angela Fleri Soler   is the Partner in charge of Quality & Risk Management at Deloitte. In addition to this, she fulfills the role of the firm’s Director of Independence, Ethics Officer and is also the firm’s MLRO. Angela also sits on the Risk Management Committee of Deloitte Central Mediterranean.
    Angela forms part of the Ethics Committee and the AML Committee at the Malta Institute of Accounts, together with the AML Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
    Dr Daniel Frendo a lawyer by profession, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2015 and was called to the Bar in March 2016. Since then, he has worked both within the private and public sector, mainly specialising in regulatory and compliance. Daniel joined the FIAU in April 2017 as a Legal & International Relations Officer, promoted to Senior Officer in November 2018 and was tasked with managing the same team in January 2020. In October 2021, he was appointed Senior Manager of the Legal Affairs Section of the FIAU, responsible for both Legal and International Relations & Guidance and Outreach. Since joining the FIAU, he has been involved in several projects to draft AML/CFT laws, regulations and guidance documents, and tasked with steering major reform programmes at the FIAU, including those related to the Supervision and Enforcement functions of the Unit. In addition, Daniel represents Malta and the FIAU at several international and supranational fora, including meetings of the European Commission and EU Council meetings. 


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