August’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Sean Flanagan, CAMS. Flanagan was recognized for his knowledge and mentorship in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Flanagan is currently head of compliance for Standard Bank―Wealth International. In this role, he interacts with various stakeholders both internally and externally (e.g., regulators, financial crime units and professional bodies). He has 25 years of compliance experience within a range of sectors including banking, asset management, funds and investment business in major jurisdictions from London to New York and offshore locations, including the Caribbean. He has also gained experience while working for the Dubai Financial Services Authority focusing on the supervision of asset managers, sovereign wealth, investment banks and funds. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree, is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities & Investment Institute, a member of the Institute of Financial Services, a Chartered Wealth Manager, is RDR qualified and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He has also lectured for the Securities & Investment Institute examination program and has acted as a syllabus advisor to London Metropolitan University for their MSc in Regulation & Compliance. In addition, he has multiple jurisdictional experience in executive and senior management roles.
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.