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WalletoryCEO & Executive Director
May. 2020Singapore• Overseeing and managing daily company activities
• Overseeing the legal and compliance functions including AML/CFT and ensuring strict regulatory compliance
• Overseeing organizational policies and procedures
• Communication with government authorities and business partners
• Overseeing financials, budgets and strategizing the expansion of the business
Healy Consultants Group PLCChief Legal & Compliance Officer
Aug. 2018 - Apr. 2020Singapore•Provide advice to the CEOs on strategic and legal decisions. Oversee and manage legal matters, risk, regulatory and AML/CFT compliance at a multi-jurisdictional level.
•Setting and preparing internal governance policies and procedure. •Overseeing and approving Know Your Client (“KYC”) checks on new and existing international and Singaporean clients and associated entities. Ensuring high qualify of information gathered when monitoring worldwide sanctions and alerts on low to high-risk clients, politically exposed persons and designated individuals and entities.
•Conducting legal research and customizing checks to ensure compliance with international and Singaporean anti-money laundering, cryptocurrency, company and corporate, financial sector, tax, banking and other related laws. •Established robust risk-based client due diligence procedures including on-going monitoring systems and training programme for all staff. •Legal advice and drafting of legal documents, agreements, corporate documents and company secretarial related work. Working closely with various international legal counsel in various jurisdictions. •Liaising with local authorities in various jurisdiction to ensure our business operations are in line with local laws, regulations and policies.
•Main jurisdictions arranged in order of exposure are: Asia, Middle East, Americas, Africa and Europe.
Ministry of Law, SingaporeSnr Assistant Director Legal Industry Div/Snr Assistant Registrar Legal Service Regulatory Authority
Jun. 2016 - Jun. 2017SingaporeAs Senior Assistant Director (Legal Profession & Regulation), Legal Industry Division
•Assessed Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) audit reports of law practices, audited the audit process and reports and made recommendations on enhancing education to improve the level of compliance among law practices to the Law Society of Singapore (“Law Society”) and to KPMG (appointed auditors). •Prepared compliance reports in relation to the legal industry for submission to the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) and the Global Forum on the Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (“Global Forum”). •Worked with the Commercial Affairs Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), Ministry of Finance (“MOF”), Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority to identify gaps and steps required to be internationally compliant with the requirements set by FATF and the Global Forum. As Senior Assistant Registrar, Legal Services Regulatory Authority
•Regulated law practices to ensure compliance with the LPA and made recommendations on applications to set-up Singapore/foreign law practices, Joint Law Ventures, Formal Law Alliances and Approval to Hold Interests. •Regulated and assessed applications by foreign law graduates, lawyers and regulated non-practitioners.