February’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Silvana Mesquita, CAMS. Mesquita was recognized for her dedication to the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Mesquita is a subject-matter expert in AML. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has over 25 years of experience in the banking sector. Said experience includes independent reviews and investigations, threat/risk assessments, domestic and international training, mentorship, expert testimony and AML program development, among others. Most of her career has been focused on financial institutions in Brazil, where she was also the AML subcommittee coordinator for Febraban.
After having worked in Switzerland and strengthening her international skills, she moved to Miami, where she graciously accepted the role of regional AML head for EFG America. EFG is a global private banking group, offering private banking and asset management services to Latin American clients.
Mesquita, now also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), manages the AML team for EFG Americas, which encompasses know your customer, sanctions and transaction monitoring programs.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your 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.