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Meet the team

We provide financial crime advisory and managed service solutions to help your business become more effective and efficient at meeting your regulatory obligations.

Meet the team

Ian Coppini

Risk Advisory Business Leader

Ian leads the Risk Advisory business in Deloitte Malta, a position he has held since 2019 following 18 years working as an audit practitioner within Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance business.

In his role as Risk Advisory Leader, Ian serves as engagement director on a broad range of engagements primarily in the areas of regulatory advisory, financial crime advisory, internal audit, 3rd party assurance and risk management advisory.

During his time in Audit & Assurance, Ian served as audit director for a number of public and private entities engaged in a variety of industries specialising in entities operating in the Insurance and Asset Management sectors

Ian acts as the Transport, Hospitality & Services sector delegate and is Deloitte Malta’s Financial Crime offering Leader.

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Cheryl Grech

Senior Manager - Risk Advisory

Cheryl joined Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Business in Malta within the Regulatory and Legal Support team in 2020, where she has led number of engagements supporting clients operating in the financial services sector in areas including regulatory compliance and change management.

Cheryl's previous experience has seen her lead the implementation of a number of regulatory projects on a bank-wide level, work closely with the regulator as well as managing cross-functionally. She has held the position of Secretary for a Tier 1 Risk Management meeting where she gained substantial knowledge on the overall risks in the banking sector as well as identifying appropriate measures and controls. Through her experience in risk strategy, Cheryl has also acquired skills in governance management including the adoption and periodic review of the enterprise risk management framework, and other active roles in governance committees.

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Prathna Bagwandeen

Manager - Risk Advisory

Prathna joined Deloitte Malta in 2021 as a Manager within the Risk Advisory Business. While having a specialised focus in financial crime compliance, part of Prathna’s experience involves, but is not limited to, regulatory compliance and providing clients with end to end compliance solutions based on generally accepted compliance practices.

Prathna has extensive international (Africa and United Kingdom) experience in anti-financial crime regulatory compliance, with a focus on anti-money laundering, countering terrorist financing and sanctions. She has been involved in multiple regulatory, control and policy reviews for a number of global financial institutions and has also been placed on various secondments to assist in-house AML/CFT and Sanctions compliance teams.

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Gianluca Busuttil

Manager - Tax

Gianluca is a warranted lawyer forming part of the Tax team at Deloitte Malta, having also completed the Malta Institute of Taxation’s Course on Taxation. His main areas of specialisation are gambling law, AML/CFT law, commercial and corporate law, insolvency law, and data privacy law.

Since joining Deloitte, Gianluca has provided regulatory advice on a number of high-profile client engagements, including the formulation of regulatory policy and related work in the fields of corporate and insolvency law, and AML/CFT regulation as specifically applicable to gaming operators.

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Hala Halaseh

Manager - Consulting

Hala works across multiple teams within the digital consulting function. Currently, she is leading the Robotics Process Automation (RPA) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) team to grow their market offering and enhance their project delivery. Additionally, Hala is focused on enhancing the client’s journey across different projects from CRM to HCM and others.

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