Annika Brunned is a compliance officer at Handelsbanken and head of the compliance international department covering Handelsbanken branches in Germany, Luxembourg, the Baltics, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and the United States. Brunned is an anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and financial crime prevention professional with over 30 years of practical experience within business, IT development and compliance at Handelsbanken.
After graduation, she started her career in Handelsbanken in the mid-1980s. She held many different positions including branch manager, head of Basel II implementation, trader on the money market, head of IT development, chief financial officer of Handelsbanken UK and head of the regional bank in northern Sweden. She has also been a member of the Handelsbanken Group Executives. When given the position as head of AML, counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and international sanctions in 2015, she developed a passion and enthusiasm for AML and CTF. Later this led to a new position as head of financial crime compliance.
Brunned has been an Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) member since 2017 and the last ACAMS conference she attended was the 11th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference—Asia Pacific.