Alessia Bräutigam has over 12 years of experience in anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and anti-financial crime (AFC) areas, specifically in the fintech and regtech industries.
Bräutigam began her AML career with the customer identification program, moving to politically exposed persons and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions scanning, suspicious activity reporting and performing quality reviews. Since 2012, Bräutigam has worked in the PayPal learning enablement department, dedicated to developing and delivering training content for global financial crime across a number of markets and jurisdictions.
Currently, Bräutigam holds the position of learning enablement program manager. She manages a global team responsible for handling all learning requirements across the global financial crime organization. Bräutigam also supports reporting requirements and audit requests for the organization.
Lifelong learning is an extremely important value for Bräutigam, who holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with honors and has completed several AML/CTF certifications, including the AML risks in gambling and gaming certificate and certificates in CTF and fighting modern slavery and human trafficking from ACAMS.
In addition to being co-chair of the ACAMS Ireland Chapter, Bräutigam is also a member of two employee resource groups and regularly volunteers for Barretstown, a charity that takes care of children with serious illnesses.