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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Director Supervision, National insurance Commission (NAICOM) Barineka Thompson, has acquired the United States based Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) Audit highest professional qualification in Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) and other financial crimes prevention and investigation.
Thompson, who is presently the only resident Nigerian with ACAMS-Audit, has superintended AML/CFT implementation in the insurance sector. He is a member of PToFATF now IMC, and had attended several GIABA and FATF plenary and training abroad.
ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to advancing the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering around the world, and to promote the development and implementation of sound anti-money laundering policies and procedures.
ACAMS achieves its mission through: Promoting international standards for the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing; educating professionals in private and government organizations about these standards and the strategies and practices required to meet them; certifying the achievements of its members; and providing networking platforms through which AML/CFT professionals can collaborate with their peers throughout the world.
In particular, ACAMS seeks to help AML professionals with career enhancement through cutting-edge education, certification and training. ACAMS acts as a forum where professionals can exchange strategies and ideas.
It assists practitioners in developing, implementing and upholding proven, sound AML practices and procedures.
The body also help financial and non-financial institutions identify and locate CAMS designated individuals in the rapidly expanding AML field.