September’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Cyralene Benskin-Murray, CAMS. Benskin-Murray was recognized for her commitment to the anti-money laundering field. Benskin-Murray is the general counsel/board secretary of the Financial Services Commission, Barbados. She has also acted as the deputy chief executive officer–supervision and regulation. In her role, she advises on the plethora of legislation, policy, regulations and guidelines administered by the commission for the financial regulation of the credit union, insurance and securities sectors as well as occupational pension plans. Benskin-Murray—a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) for over 10 years—established, and now directs and supervises the commission’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) team. She is responsible for ensuring that financial institutions establish and maintain robust AML/CTF programs. Benskin-Murray is a firm proponent of the regulator’s critical role in maintaining a robust AML/CTF supervisory framework.
Benskin-Murray is a member of the Barbados Bar Association (1987), the Bermuda Bar Association (1992) and the Law Society of Ontario (2001). She holds a master’s in regulation and policy and she is a renowned moderator and speaker within the financial services sector. A former law lecturer, she is a course facilitator with the Cave Hill School of Business and Management of the University of the West Indies. She is the deputy chair of the Barbados AML/CTF Supervisors Committee and co-chair of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Barbados Chapter.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your anti-money laundering (AML) career path in a positive way? Does someone in your network exemplify excellence in AML? Recognize their commitment: Nominate them for ACAMS AML Professional of the Month.