Meet our core team behind the AML Learning Suite. Our subject-matter experts work within KPMG Malta’s Risk Consulting Advisory Services and deliver seminars from our AML Learning Suite.

The aim of this Learning Suite is to provide insights into the most current developments in AML.

KPMG’s AML/CFT team have the skills and experience to provide thought leadership on evolving regulations, money laundering and terrorism exploitation.

Deborah Cassar

Deborah Cassar, Associate Director, Risk Consulting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta

Deborah is an Associate Director in AML within the Risk Consulting Advisory Services team at KPMG in Malta. She joined the team and the firm in January 2019. Deborah graduated in Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Banking & Finance and Management, in 2006 from the University of Malta. She has over 10 years’ experience within the Financial Services sector at local and international banks and over 11 years’ experience in the AML/CFT field. Before joining KPMG, Deborah worked for over 2 years with the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) within the Compliance department. She has extensive experience in carrying out Compliance on-site and off-site examinations with subject persons within the Financial Services sector, DNFBPs, Gaming sector and others; and advising and assisting subject persons to establishing appropriate AML/CFT internal structures and controls. In 2017 she has obtained an international golden standard specialisation with ACAMS as a recognised Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Apart from also being an active member with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), she is a Co-Founder and the Vice-Chair of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. She has also obtained ICA qualifications in Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance and in Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance. At KPMG, Deborah works extensively in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She has managed AML projects locally and assisted entities in the financial services and gaming sectors to comply with regulatory obligations specifically on AML/CFT. These projects include assisting with the drafting and/or review of policies and procedures, training, review of processes, GAP analysis, Customer Risk Assessments and Business Risk Assessments. Deborah also lectures on AML/CFT and participates in training events and panel discussions.

Turban Banerjee, Manager, Risk Consulting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta

Turban is a Bachelor of Technology graduate and has over 12 years of experience in the Financial Services industry with specialisation in Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), KYC, Sanctions Screening, Compliance, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Funds Administration, Banking Operations (Transfer Agency), Management and Leadership. Turban has experience in working with teams, clients, and locations globally (India, London, Ireland, and Malta). Turban is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified Mental Health Aider. Turban joined KPMG Malta in March 2022 and currently working as a Manager – AML within the Risk Consulting Advisory Services Department. Turban has a keen interest in AML/CFT and currently pursuing Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist “CAMS” certification to supplement the existing knowledge and experience in the field of AML and Compliance and is also an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists “ACAMS”. Within his role at KPMG, Turban assists local and foreign companies in the testing of their AML/CFT-related policies, procedures, and controls. Turban has independently worked on Customer Due Diligence “CDD” reviews and remediation engagements. He has also assisted a local bank to abide by the EU Intermediate Parent Undertaking (“IPU”) requirements and align its policies and procedures with its parent company. Prior to joining KPMG, Turban was an AML Manager with an Investment Services Firm, supervising a team of AML officers/supervisors across Mata and Bulgaria. Key responsibilities included investor/clients onboarding in line with the AML laws and legislations and the Company’s policies & procedures. Turban is specialised in onboarding complex structures which includes legal entities such as trusts, foundations and private companies. Turban also has experience in registration, client account reconciliation, and working in line with client money regulatory requirements which he gained over the years working within the financial services industry.

Turban Banerjee
Keith Tabone Jacono

Keith Tabone Jacono, Assistant Manager, Risk Consulting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta

Keith obtained a Master of Arts in International Affairs with a focus on Financial Intelligence and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) including International Sanctions regimes, and has over 4 years of experience within Anti-Money Laundering (AML) teams.

Within his role at KPMG, Keith assists local and foreign companies in the testing of their AML/CFT related policies, procedures and controls. Prior to joining KPMG, Keith has worked as a Financial Crime Analyst with one of the largest online gaming operators, working with teams in the UK, Europe, and Malta across a number of brands and has also worked at a local bank. Keith has worked on updating policies and procedures in line with changing AML Directives, improving repeatability and auditability of AML team workflows and processes, developing frameworks for performing remediation actions, and lead automation projects for AML teams while coordinating with internal and external teams. Other responsibilities included, replying to requests for information, sanctions and adverse media screening, process gap identification and remediation, and collating MIS information.

Keith has obtained internationally recognised AML/CFT certifications in betting and gambling, and compliance in financial services, namely, ICA International Advanced Certificate in Anti Money Laundering, and ICA Specialist Certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming, as well as a Compliance in Financial Services and MLRO Professional Certificate from LEAD Training Services, Malta. He is also trained in internet investigative skills and open-source investigations.

He specialises in SAR/STR investigations and reporting in the gambling and banking industries, sanctions and adverse media screening, reviews of AML policies and procedures in line with local legislation and EU directives, and leading automation processes within AML teams.

Ma. May Casimiro, Assistant Manager, Risk Consulting Advisory Services, KPMG in Malta

May is an accountant by profession and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy, from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. In 2016, she obtained a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License in the Philippines.

She joined KPMG Malta in July 2022 as an Assistant Manager in the Firm’s Risk Consulting Advisory practice. Within her role at KPMG Malta, May works extensively in the areas of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, particularly assisting local and foreign companies in the review of their AML/CFT-related policies, procedures, and testing of their controls. She was involved in several projects including AML internal audit engagements as well as CDD review and remediation projects.

Prior to joining KPMG Malta, she was an Assistant Manager in KPMG Philippines’ Risk Consulting Advisory Group where she worked on a number of AML-related assignments such as AML/CFT compliance assessments, AML remediation projects, institutional ML/TF risk assessments and transaction monitoring system reviews. As part of her managerial role in KPMG Philippines, May was in charge of undertaking internal risk management and client engagement management procedures including client acceptance, continuance and engagement procedures. She has also assisted the Engagement Partners in business development initiatives covering preparation of proposals, review of pre-engagement activities and contracting with prospective clients.

Ma. May Casimiro

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