March’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Kay Dobson, CAMS. Dobson was recognized for her expert knowledge of anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) and her passion for her career. Dobson is a senior manager of anti-money laundering (AML) investigations in the AML financial intelligence unit at RBC Royal Bank, Toronto, Canada, where she leads a team of eight AML professionals responsible for identifying, mitigating and managing money laundering/terrorist financing risk exposure, with direct responsibility for the Caribbean (17 countries). The role involves providing guidance through strong AML knowledge and support and ensuring consistently high investigation standards are maintained.
During her 13 years of AML experience, Dobson worked as an examiner at the Bank of Jamaica (the supervisory authority) as part of a team responsible for conducting onsite examinations of supervised institutions to assess, inter-alia, the soundness of their AML/CTF framework. She also worked with a financial institution in Jamaica, where she established and managed a compliance unit and provided advisory and training support to the branch network across the island.
Dobson has a master’s degree in banking and finance from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a bachelor’s degree in management studies (major) international relations and accounting (minor) from the Mona School of Business at UWI.
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