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Markos is a Senior Manager in the Financial Crime practice of Arendt Regulatory and Consulting (ARC), focusing on AML/CFT topics. He supports multinational asset managers, major financial institutions and EU bodies seeking to strengthen and transform their AML/CFT compliance operations. He is a qualified lawyer and has been a member of the Greek Bar since 2016.
Markos’ current focus is helping clients drive productivity, efficiency and effectiveness as well as compliance in all aspects of their AML/CFT programs. He has managed and delivered various assignments related to the design and implementation of AML/CFT frameworks and target operating models, the delivery of large-scale remediation projects and the design / fine-tuning of AML/CFT risk assessments and risk appetites. He also assists clients in the interpretation and implementation of their AML/CFT legal and regulatory requirements, leveraging notably the good market practices he has acquired in the financial crime compliance field.
Prior to joining ARC, Markos worked at a Big Four firm as a Manager in the Forensic & Financial Crime compliance team, whilst also leading the day-to-day management of the firm’s Corporate Intelligence practice. Before that, he was part of a Compliance & Controls team at a leading Swiss insurance company in Luxembourg.
Markos focuses on providing a balanced approach combining regulatory obligations with business need. He has strong end-to-end process knowledge with a proven ability to drill down, focus on details and apply risk-based decisions in a fast-paced environment.
Markos is a registered member of the Greek Bar, holds an LL.M. in European Economic and Financial Criminal Law from the University of Luxembourg, is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (member of ACAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (member of ACFE). He regularly provides AML/CFT training to directors of funds and management companies and speaks at conferences held by professional associations and other organisations.
Languages: English, French, Greek.