Suelan De Sormeaux’s career in the financial sector spans 14 years, 12 of which have been in the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance field. De Sormeaux is the manager, AML and regulatory monitoring, at Republic Bank Limited in Trinidad and Tobago. She supports senior management in coordinating and monitoring the Republic Financial Holdings Limited Group’s anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing/counterproliferation financing (AML/CTF/CPF) program to ensure continuous compliance with the group’s AML/CTF/CPF controls. She also provides training to staff and conducts quality assurance testing of Republic Bank’s AML/CTF/CPF processes to ensure that the bank conforms to all applicable regulatory requirements and guidelines.
Prior to her current position, De Sormeaux worked as the assistant manager, investigations and reporting, where she provided support in managing the alerts analysis and case investigations teams. She was also directly involved in the implementation of the bank’s automated AML transaction monitoring and sanctions screening solutions, and in the group’s acquisition of new entities. During her tenure with the bank, she also provided support to the risk rating and due diligence stream in the AML compliance department.
De Sormeaux holds a Master of Science in management studies and a Bachelor of Science in management studies and finance with honors from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus. She also holds many AML designations, including the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation, and is currently pursuing ACAMS’ Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) designation.