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Rozeta Kokalari

Senior Director

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Frankfurt am Main
Bockenheimer Anlage 46 – Oper 46, Germany

+49 69 509588812 Direct
+49 151 61200057 Mobile

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Rozeta Kokalari is a Senior Director at Ankura, based in Germany. She has more than 15 years of experience in the area of anti-financial crime. She specializes in AML, KYC, sanctions and regulatory reporting, risk management frameworks (RMF), fraud risk management (FRM) and anti-bribery & corruption (ABC). Before joining Ankura, she worked for other consulting firms, in a client-facing technical role supporting large investment banks and local banks with their AFC/FCR projects and business-as-usual line operations. Before that, she was a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at a European Bank responsible for all anti-financial crime (AFC) and financial crime risk (FCR) with responsibilities to the national regulator, national executive and global executive.

Experience

Rozeta’s professional experience includes leading local and international projects, requiring collaboration across multiple business stakeholders, which addressed AML issues of significant complexity (FiSa, AML, FATCA) including:

  • Drafting internal KYC policies, revision and amendment of processes, controls in place and IT tools
  • Assisting banks in alerts and case investigations, suspicious activity reporting, design of procedures/processes, setup of workflows, quality assurance and establishing of reporting lines
  • Review and improvement processes and delivery of staff training. Additionally, she supervised the entire compliance setup, setting new rules for the first and the second line of defence, closely cooperated with the internal audit and proposed many changes to the management board. She has led implementation of the local compliance management system, implemented a fraud risk management strategy and a compliance risk assessment, developed training concept for bank employees and supervision of training delivery.
Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting, CGA program McGill University, Montreal Diploma in Finance and Banking State University, Tirana
Certifications
  • Professional Certificate of Competency in Compliance ATTF, Luxembourg
Languages
  • Albanian
  • German
  • Italian

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