Marcin Zdrojowy has 20 years of experience in the financial services sector with a focus on compliance. He started his career at Bank of America in Poland as a junior money market dealer and his next job was in the second line of defense. He moved to Santander Bank Polska (then, Bank Zachodni WBK SA) to establish a compliance function for the bank’s treasury department. Understanding both capital market instruments as well as laws and regulations surrounding them was useful for Zdrojowy’s next career move to the Lehman Brothers trading floor where he held the fixed income compliance officer position responsible for trade surveillance, advisory and training. He later joined the money transfer company Western Union where he has spent 12 years on anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime compliance, most recently as director for Central Eastern Europe (CEE). In this role, he leads a team responsible for full coverage of AML/financial crime compliance issues, including regulatory relationships in 10 countries of the CEE region. Zdrojowy’s interests include trade-based money laundering and the use of capital markets to move illicit funds. He is also engaged in initiatives aimed at preventing human trafficking.
Zdrojowy graduated from the faculty of management at Poznań University of Economics and Business in Poland and completed a postgraduate course on companies law at the University of Warsaw. He earned his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in 2010 and is currently a certified Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) instructor.