Joanna Jenkins is the European compliance director and money laundering reporting officer at AFEX, a global payments and currency risk management firm. Jenkins is responsible for the European branches and subsidiaries and she oversees the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) programs for the U.K., Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Jersey.
Jenkins started her career at Bank of America and gained most of her AML experience at Deutsche Bank where she was the U.K. client onboarding manager for Corporate Finance, Transaction Banking and Capital Markets. She studied at Harberdashers and has a joint bachelor’s degree in Italian and business studies from University College London—her third year was spent at the University of Bologna where she studied international law.
In 2015, Jenkins joined the ACAMS board for the U.K. Chapter and she recently joined the technology working party of the Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies, which look at a range of solutions from fraud, cybercrime, sanctions screening and client due diligence, to name a few. She is also on the advisory board for RailsBank, a new FinTech global banking and compliance platform.