Giuseppe Sollazzo has over 10 years of experience in the anti-financial crime industry. His areas of expertise include anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF), compliance and risk mitigation for international banking and financial services.
Sollazzo holds the position of senior anti-financial crime compliance expert at UniCredit. In this role, he oversees the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programme implementation across the group—covering both domestic and foreign markets. This includes ensuring alignment with corporate requirements and heightened regulatory expectations as well as identifying and monitoring proper corrective actions to remediate gaps within the AML programme. He also leads and coordinates group AML investigations.
Throughout his career, Sollazzo has been involved in selecting and establishing automated transaction monitoring rules/scenarios based on internal and external intelligence. In addition, he has been engaged in evaluating the know your customer programmes, developing and executing policies and procedures, as well as creating risk assessments and recommendations in compliance with the three lines of defence model. His expertise includes identifying existing issues as well as emerging trends, providing advice, flagging solutions and completing holistic reviews of existing frameworks.
Prior to joining UniCredit, Sollazzo worked as an anti-financial crime compliance risk assessment manager at Western Union for over six years, overseeing compliance for EU countries. He also worked for BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas where he held positions in compliance, including market abuse and insider trading.
Sollazzo holds a Master of Science in economics and management studies with honours from the Università degli Studi di Siena in Italy. He was also a part of the six-month Erasmus Programme at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, where he conducted primary research for his Master of Science thesis. Sollazzo is an active ACAMS member and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2016.