Robert Cohen began his compliance career in banking at Citigroup where he supported a large-scale transactional monitoring project rollout. He then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ regulatory risk and compliance advisory team where he advised a number of clients in the financial services and banking industry on both regulatory and financial crime risk matters.
Cohen joined GE Capital in 2011 and he is currently the financial crime compliance leader for GE Capital’s international businesses. In this role, he supports and advices GE Capital’s numerous commercial and consumer businesses and in-country financial crime compliance teams. Cohen remains actively engaged in the financial crime industry and ACAMS. In addition, he has spoken at various forums and events on topics ranging from sanctions program compliance to anti-money laundering (AML) risk and nuclear nonproliferation.
Moreover, Cohen maintains a deep interest and expertise within the transactional risk space with a core focus on AML and counter-terrorist financing. Cohen graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, with a bachelor’s degree in information systems prior to relocating to London in 2007.