CE Financial Crime Symposium


CE Financial Crime Symposium

April 25, 2023


09:00 – 09:30 - Registration. Welcome coffee
09:30 – 10:00 - Welcome speech
  • Mr. Burcin Atakan, Partner, Financial Advisory | Forensic, Deloitte Romania
  • Mr. Michael Shepard, Principal, Global Financial Crime Leader, Deloitte USA


Morning Session - Special Guests Keynote Speeches

10:00 – 11:30

Moderator: Mrs. Laura Lica-Banu, Director, Financial Advisory | Forensic, Deloitte Romania

Topics of discussion:

  • Trends in preventing money laundering;
  • Common Challenges to Sanctions Implementation;
  • Effective Public-Private Partnership - success factor in tackling financial crime;
  • New AML package - challenges, opportunities and benefits;
  • Enhancing supervision in the AML area;
  • Whistleblowing requirements;
  • Standards in antibribery & anticorruption.


  • Mr. Cornel Calinescu, General Director, National Agency for the Administration of Confiscated Assets, Topic: ANABI - A "one stop shop" for tracing and recovering criminal assets.
  • Mrs. Roxana Gabriela Nitu, Head of Cooperation and International Relations Department, National Office for Prevention and Control of Money Laundering (FIU Romania), Topic: A glimpse into the future of AML/CFT.
  • Mrs. Elena Hach, Prosecutor, National Anticorruption Directorate. Topic: Essential elements on combating money laundering committed through corruption acts
  • Mr. Silviu Popa, General Secretary, National Integrity Agency, Topic: Recent developments in public integrity policy in Romania
  • Mr. Elton Mata, Manager, Financial Advisory|Forensic, Deloitte Romania. Topic: New regulatory requirements on whistleblowing
11:30 – 11:45 - Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:45 - Topics of discussion (cont.)


  • Mrs. Laura Gradinariu, OISI, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania. Topic: Implementing international sanctions in Romania 
  • Mrs. Gabriela Ciupitu, Head of Dual Use Unit, Department of Export Control. Topic: Aspects related to the implementation of sanctions from the Export Control Authority’ perspective  
  • Mrs. Adriana Luana Mihai, Manager, Financial Advisory|Forensic, Deloitte Romania. Topic: Applicable rules and procedures in the implementation of the international sanctions’ regime
12:45 – 14:00 - Lunch break


Afternoon Session – Panels Sessions

14:00 – 15:00 - Panel 1 - Best practices in the application of regulatory framework

This session will examine the importance of common practice in the application of the regulatory framework on AML, preventing bribery & corruption, antifraud and international sanctions. A firm’s framework should be sufficiently robust to evidence adequate and compliant design a of the internal procedural framework and internal controls.

Moderator: Mr. Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Partner, Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal, Romania


  • Mrs. Mihaela Corina Bouleanu (Compliance Executive Director & President of the Compliance Commission - Romanian Banking Association), Topic: Assurance of a sustainable compliance
  • Mr. Arthur Golban, CAMS, CGSS, Co-Chair at ACAMS EURASIA Chapter, Deputy Director of Compliance Division BC “Victoriabank” SA (Republic of Moldova) Topic: National and international cooperation in fighting financial crime
  • Mr. Ionut Stoica, Head of Sector, CEPOL Cybercrime Academy, Topic: Cybercrime Threats
15:00 – 16:00 - Panel 2 - The importance of technology as part of financial crime risk management

This session will aim to discuss insights and perspectives regarding the innovations on automation and digitalisation. With every progress in the technology area, new benefits arise whilst financial crime risks evolve. The digital trends include, for example, remote customer onboarding and automated transaction monitoring which in turn require a new range of thinking adopted as part of a firm’s anti-financial crime operations. A wider discussion will be held to navigate any practical challenges, as well as any actions required for existing risk management frameworks.

Moderator: Mr. Burcin Atakan, Partner, Financial Advisory | Forensic, Deloitte Romania


  • Mr. Andreas Burger, Partner, Financial Advisory/ Financial Services, Deloitte Germany. Topic: FinCrime Technology and trends in Germany
  • Mr. Stefan Baciu, Country Manager, SAS Romania & Republic of Moldova. Topic: Trends in FinCrime Technology
  • Mr. Mihail Bucheru, Deputy Director, Forensic, Deloitte Romania. Topic: Tech-trends and benefits of using tech in FinCrime.
16:00 – 16:15 - Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45 - Panel 3 - FinCrime Trends in Europe

This session will aim to discuss challenges faced by the regulated entities in applying the regulatory framework at regional level (projects of interest, matters to be solved, solutions).

Moderator: Mr. Pawel Splawski, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Poland (TBC)


  • Mr. Michael Shepard, Principal, Global Financial Crime Leader, Deloitte USA
  • Mrs. Miroslava Gacesa, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Serbia
  • Mrs. Tamane Gundega, Assistant Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte Latvia
  • Mrs. Dawn Neisen, Managing Director, Financial Advisory | Forensic and Dispute Services, Deloitte France
17:45 – 18:00 - Conclusions
  • Mr. Michael Shepard, Principal, Global Financial Crime Leader, Deloitte US
  • Mr. Burcin Atakan, Partner, Financial Advisory | Forensic, Deloitte Romania


The topics are relevant to most industries, but in particular to Financial Services, Real Estates, Service Providers, Consumers (/Retail), Export/Import Traders, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Power & Utilities.

Participation to the event is free of charge and only by registration to the link previously provided in the invitation. The discussions will be held in English and Romanian.


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