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Speaker:



FINTAN BYRNE
HEAD OF RISK & CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER,
CURRENCYFAIR.COM


Fintan is Chief Compliance Officer with CurrencyFair. CurrencyFair is an online peer-to-peer currency exchange market place. CurrencyFair is headquartered in Ireland also with employees in UK, Australia and Poland. 

Fintan assumed his position with CurrencyFair in September of 2015 having spent the previous four years in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various senior compliance roles with Arab National Bank (ANB) and its subsidiary company ANB Invest.  He joined ANB from MetLife/Alico where he was Chief Compliance Officer for the European Life hub based in Dublin with responsibility for branches in Milan, Madrid, Oslo and Cologne. 

Fintan has a strong personal commitment to the development of Compliance Governance and Ethics within financial services. He is determined to advance and protect the profession of compliance. Fintan has served as Director of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). His broad range of banking and insurance experience has been developed as Compliance Officer and Company Secretary with Zurich Bank, Director of Operations and Compliance with Hansard Europe, Compliance Officer with Afribank in Nigeria, e-Business Risk Manager with First-e an internet bank. Before his days in cross-border financial services he worked in Lombard & Ulster and started his career with in branches with Irish Permanent. While working in branches he was in eighteen armed raids. 

He obtained his primary degree in Management Law at Trinity College, Dublin and his MBA in Regulation and Compliance from Smurfit Business School. Fintan is a frequent speaker at conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe and Africa on topics ranging from Anti-Money Laundering to Risk & Corporate Governance.



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