Andreia Amaro is a compliance officer focused on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CTF). She holds a degree in law from the Universidade de Coimbra in Portugal and has been a member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2016.
After becoming a lawyer, she was drawn to compliance and became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), which opened the door for a career in the anti-financial crime industry. Amaro started as a specialist compliance officer at BNP Paribas in 2017. In this role, she analysed transactional activity with a focus on AML issues. She was promoted to a position that oversees a second line of defence team, ensuring the correct implementation of normative procedures within the group.
At BNP Paribas, Amaro has also provided training and written internal procedures to support her colleagues. Her path in compliance is just starting, but she hopes to keep learning and developing her anti-financial crime skills.