EAG Experts Pool

EAG Experts Pool

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Soat Rasulov
  • Country: Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Organization: Not applicable
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections.
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: More than 6 years of work experience in the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Participated in establishing a national AML/CFT system. Directly participated in sectoral ML/TF assessments and full cycle of national ML/TF risk assessment. Participated in the preparation of state bodies for mutual evaluation.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Daniyar Sarbagishev
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Work experience in the AML/CFT sphere since 2014. Drafting of AML/CFT regulations and international treaties with FIUs of foreign countries; Interaction with international organizations (EAG, CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units, Egmont Group, FATF, IMF, OSCE, UNODC, etc. ) and FIUs of foreign countries; Leader of the working group on preparing Kyrgyzstan to the 2-nd round of the EAG mutual evaluations; Analysis of Codes of the Kyrgyz Republic (Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Code of Offences) for compliance with the FATF Recommendations; Acting as a Special Officer on AML/CFT (Compliance) in insurance organization; Analyzing the AML/CFT legislation of the EEU member states (banking sector); Teaching in AML/CFT course areas for universities and reporting entities (in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan); Conducting AML/CFT research.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Chyngyz Kenenbaev
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: State Financial Intelligence Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems.
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - limited.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Not specified.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Aziz Abasov
  • Country: Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Organization: Joint Stock Innovation Commercial Bank "Ipak Yuli"
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections.
  • Language skills: Russian - intermediate; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Not specified.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Esendik Musabekov
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: Private person
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law enforcement activity
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in law enforcement bodies; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - limited.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: From May 2007 to July 2020, worked in various positions in the Kyrgyz FIU. As part of his work, has been involved in all major profile areas of the AML/CFT system, including strategic analysis and risk assessment. Has the necessary knowledge and skills in identifying, freezing, seizing, confiscating, and recovering stolen assets. Coordinated the national AML/CFT risk assessment and took part in the development of its methodology. Actively participated in the activities of the EAG working groups, presented the developments of the regional group at high-level international events at venues of FATF, UNCTC, UNODC, OSCE, etc.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Andrei Borichevsky
  • Country: Republic of Belarus
  • Organization: Private person
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Economics
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: From July 2016 to September 2020, worked as the Head of the Coordination and International Cooperation Department of the Financial Monitoring Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus (FIU). Since January 2021, individual entrepreneurs providing AML/CFT consulting services. During his work in the FIU, he coordinated interaction with state bodies and international organizations (EAG, Egmont Group) on AML/CFT issues, ensured information exchange with foreign FIUs, coordinated analysis of STRs on cross-border movement of funds and FIU anti-money laundering activities, coordinated activities of national and international interagency working groups, coordinated amendments to the national AML/CFT legislation, coordinated preparation for signing international agreements as well as conducting training events for government agencies and the private sector, including as a lecturer. Analyzed STRs for cross-border crimes and prepared initiative reports to law enforcement agencies.
    During his tenure at FIU, made a significant personal contribution to the organization and conduct of a national ML/TF risk assessment. Ensured the development of NRA methodology, coordinated activities of working groups for preparing the NRA outcomes report, ensured the development and adoption of the National Plan for mitigating the identified risks, as well as control over its implementation; coordinated mutual evaluation of the AML system of the Republic of Belarus. Ensured preparation of specialists of state bodies and private sector of the Republic of Belarus for the mutual evaluation, conducted general coordination of interaction between state bodies of the Republic of Belarus and EAG assessors, coordinated implementation of the Key Evaluation Activities Schedule, including preparation and submission to assessors the necessary documents and comments on draft reports; coordinated activity of working groups of the EAG and CIS Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units on the issues under consideration. Participated in the regional ML/TF risk assessment project; took part in the preparation of guidelines for the private sector of the Republic of Belarus on detection of financial transactions related to terrorist financing and financial transactions involving public officials. Member of the AML/CFT system assessment team of Turkmenistan.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Danny Sougith
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Organization: BDS Forensics
  • Education: Specialist's or Master's degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in law enforcement bodies, including; Experience in prosecutor's supervision of preliminary judicial proceedings in criminal cases, inquest, and intelligence activity, as well as the legitimacy of criminal proceedings in courts, the validity and legality of court decisions in criminal cases; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - limited; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers, Human Trafficking risk assessment, Commercial Banks AML/CFT experience.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Kirbashev Ayat 
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: State Financial Intelligence Service under the government of the Kyrgyz Republic 
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in law enforcement bodies; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: The authorized person for prevention of corruption in State Financial Intelligence Service. Functional duties: development of regulatory legal acts of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing; coordination of state body activities to implement anti-corruption policy; development of proposals for the implementation of measures to prevent corruption; monitoring criminal legislation, preparation of analytical reports.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Angelica Khadanovich 
  • Country: Republic of Belarus
  • Organization: The National bank of the Republic of Belarus
  • Education: Specialist's Degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Experience in AML/CFT since 2004. Participation in mutual evaluations of the EAG Member States as expert-analyst (Republic of Tajikistan), financial expert-assessor (Republic of Uzbekistan). Participation in national and regional risk assessments, arranging sectoral risk assessments by the National Bank. Participation in the mutual evaluation of the Republic of Belarus, and defending the Report at the EAG Plenary meeting. Preparation, negotiation, and implementation of international agreements on the cooperation of supervisory authorities. Participation in the international and interagency working groups, joint projects, conferences, FATF, and EAG studies. Provision of organizational and methodological work in the AML/CFT field, transposition of the FATF international standards into national legislation, identification of approaches to new financial market participants and new technologies, their implementation into the national AML/CFT system. Organization of risk-oriented supervision (control), interaction with international organizations, state bodies, and relevant associations, building an effective AML/CFT system. Experience in implementing internal control rules in a bank and direct participation in inspections of banks. Participation in training seminars for supervisory authorities and the private sector, publication of analytical articles.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Burda Daniil
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Rosfinmonitoring
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Coordinated preparation of the Russian Federation for the FATF mutual evaluation on Immediate Outcome 5. Participated in the mutual evaluations of FATF and EAG Member States.  His main duties in the current position are legal support and preparation of the position of the Russian Federation at various international platforms, including the UN, FATF, EAG, MONEYVAL, OECD, and others. Development of normative legal acts, including draft federal laws, acts of the President and the Government of the Russian Federation, as well as departmental normative legal acts.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Alisherov Bakytbek
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: Training and Methodology Center of the State Financial Intelligence Service of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in law enforcement authorities; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field:  Since 2005, he coordinated projects with the U.S. Treasury to prevent money laundering through the use of fraudulent documents in the field of customs legislation. He was a member of the interagency working group on bringing the national customs legislation in compliance with the international AML/CFT standards. In 2011, he was the head of the interagency group on harmonization of the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with the legal acts of the Eurasian Economic Union countries. Since 2018 he has been the head of the Training and Methodological Center of the FIU of Kyrgyzstan, where he has been training the personnel of state bodies in the AML/CFT field and reporting entities.
    The main topics of training are Risk-based approach; Risk-based supervision; Risk-based control; Criteria for suspicious transactions; Corruption risks in organizations; Initial and state financial monitoring; Regional and national risk assessment; Initial financial investigation by compliance control services; Key risks in transactions with virtual assets, etc. He is the reviewer of the textbook "Features of the national AML/CFT system of the Kyrgyz Republic".Starting from 2019, I am the Deputy Chairman of the State Attestation Commission at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University in the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of "Accounting and Audit".

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Iglikova Anna
  • Country: Republic of Belarus
  • Organization: General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Belarus
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: law enforcement
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in prosecutor's supervision of preliminary judicial proceedings in criminal cases, inquest, and intelligence activity, as well as the legitimacy of criminal proceedings in courts, the validity and legality of court decisions in criminal cases.
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Since 2015, participation as a member of the Belarusian delegation in the events of the EAG Plenary meetings, including the defense of the 5th report on the progress of the Republic of Belarus in the procedures for withdrawal from monitoring, defense of the report on the mutual evaluation of the "anti-money laundering system" of the Republic of Belarus. Participation in the national ML/TF risk assessment. Development of draft laws on amendments and additions to the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes of the Republic of Belarus and other normative legal acts in order to implement international AML/CFT standards in the national legislation, a departmental normative legal act regulating issues of prosecutor's supervision of compliance with AML/CFT legislation. Participation in the mutual evaluation of the Republic of Uzbekistan as an expert assessor of the EAG.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Kolbaeva Saadat
  • Country: Kyrgyz Republic
  • Organization: teacher in the Training and Methodology Center of the State Financial Intelligence Service of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Experience in developing courses and teaching in the field of AML/CFT at the Training and Methodological Center of the State Financial Intelligence Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, co-author of the textbook "Features of national AML/CFT systems of the Eurasian region (Volume 2. the Kyrgyz Republic)", textbook edited by Dr. of Economics, Professor M. Israilov - Bishkek-Moscow, 2019, experience in FIU of the Kyrgyz Republic, in particular in conducting the first ML risk assessment in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Amroyan Eduard
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Eurasian Economic Commission
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: More than 10 years of experience in the AML/CFT field in financial institutions, of which more than 4 years in a managerial position (Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia, a commercial bank), including Development of regulatory legal acts for financial institutions; Development of relevant AML/CFT legislation, Regulations, and Guidelines; Coordination and cooperation with relevant authorized national and foreign bodies; Coordination and cooperation with financial intelligence units; Coordination and management, as well as ensuring the implementation of powers and responsibilities in the financial sphere and AML/CFT.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Groshikov Kirill
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Rosfinmonitoring
  • Education: Academic degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Not specified.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Uvarov Ivan
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Private person
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law enforcement
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities); Other.
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Two years of experience at the FATF Secretariat as an AML/CFT policy development expert. Experience in supporting mutual evaluations, participating in ICRG on-site missions, and conducting typology projects, including trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing. More than 10 years of experience in FIU in various positions, including financial investigations of money laundering and terrorist financing, international cooperation, and development of best practices.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Shuvalova Anastasia
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Rosfinmonitoring
  • Education: Academic degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Other.
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Development and legal support of normative legal acts of different levels ranging from departmental orders as well as a draft of federal laws to implement the Action Plan for the implementation of the FATF recommendations by the Russian Federation made on the basis of the results of the 4th round of mutual evaluations.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Fomichev Alexey
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: General Prosecutor's Office of the Russian Federation
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law enforcement
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in law enforcement authorities; Experience in prosecutor's supervision of preliminary judicial proceedings in criminal cases, inquest, and intelligence activity, as well as the legitimacy of criminal proceedings in courts, the validity and legality of court decisions in criminal cases;  Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - limited.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Has more than 12 years of experience in law enforcement and more than 6 years on issues related to AML/CFT. Participated in regional and national ML/TF risk assessments, in the 4th round of mutual evaluations of the Russian Federation as a representative of the Investigative Committee of Russia (was engaged in the assessment of TC, IO 2, 7, 8, 9) and in the mutual evaluation of the EAG Member States as an expert-assessor. Has experience in operational work on the investigation, implementation of information, and analytical and organizational work on ML/TF prosecution and prosecutorial supervision, including law enforcement and anti-corruption, investigative and prosecutorial activities in the framework of international cooperation.
    Participated in the activities on the implementation of international standards in the AML/CFT field and anti-corruption. Has experience in developing regulations to improve criminal, criminal procedure, anti-money laundering, counterterrorism, and anti-corruption legislation, as well as the departmental regulatory framework in the relevant areas. Has experience in implementing and coordinating interagency cooperation, including with the FIU. Conducted training seminars with civil servants, including those from foreign countries, as well as students of Russian universities on AML/CFT topics.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Mukhamadova Rukhshona 
  • Country: Republic of Tajikistan
  • Organization: OJSC "Orienbank"
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Specialist in financial and economic security
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: In 2013, she graduated with a red diploma from the National Research Nuclear University (IFTES NRNU MEPhI). From September 2013 to October 2017 - leading specialist in the Analysis and Research Division of the Financial Monitoring Department at the National Bank of Tajikistan (FIU of Tajikistan). From January 2019 to the present - a specialist in the Financial Monitoring and Compliance Service at OJSC "Orienbank".

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Krotov Alexander
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Rosfinmonitoring
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Economics, business informatics
  • Expert area: Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - intermediate.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: More than 6 years of experience at FIU in various positions, including financial investigations related to money laundering, including the use of cryptocurrencies, international cooperation, and development of best practices. Interaction with law enforcement and other state authorities on the issue of digital currency market regulation and development of approaches to counteract their use in criminal activity. Has the necessary knowledge and skills in identifying criminal assets.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Churilina Elizaveta 
  • Country: Russian Federation
  • Organization: Rosfinmonitoring
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Law
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Expert on international cooperation in combating money laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CFT) with legal background and experience in interagency cooperation. Key areas of work: Development of strategic documents on bilateral and multilateral cooperation; Participation in international projects and research; member of the Russian delegation to the FATF and MONEYVAL.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Aysagalieva Sofia
  • Country: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Organization: Independent consultant
  • Education: Academic degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in law enforcement authorities; Experience in public prosecution of criminal cases in courts; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: Participation in the development of the EAG Agreement, preparation of documents on joining the Egmont Group, participation in the defense of MER and FUR, development of draft laws in the AML/CFT sphere, conducting national risk assessment, development of typologies, development of guidelines for RBA application, development of operational and tactical analysis rules, requirements to internal control rules, FATF standards compliance assessment.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Benedis Ivan
  • Country: Republic of Belarus
  • Organization: Financial Monitoring Department of the State Control Committee of the Republic of Belarus
  • Education: Bachelor, Master, Postgraduate
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: More than 5 years of AML/CFT experience (since 2016 in the FIU of Belarus, analytical unit), more than 3 years of experience in the private sector (2012-2015, coordination and development in a private bank). Conducting strategic and operational analysis of STRs and financial flows for ML/TF. Conducting international information exchange with foreign FIUs. Member of the working group under Council of Heads of Financial Intelligence Units of the Member States CIS (SRPFR) and international financial intelligence group under Egmont Group. Participated in various international projects and researches. Participated in mutual evaluation of the national AML/CFT system of the Republic of Belarus. Conducting training seminars and consultations for the private sector on AML/CFT issues. Holds a Certificate of Expert Evaluator, Scrum Master.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Akhmetov Kuanysh
  • Country: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Organization: Financial Monitoring Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • Specialization: Law enforcement
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in law enforcement authorities; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - limited.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: In the period from 2016-2019, was the head of the unit for combating the financing of terrorism in the internal affairs bodies. During this period, attended the course on countering the financing of terrorism and conducting financial investigations (Vienna, Austria) under the OSCE program. In the period of 2019-2020 was a national trainer on countering the financing of terrorism, delivered lectures in the course organized by the UNODC (Aliaksandr Vadziany) on the use of hawala in the financing of terrorism. In the period from 2019-2020 while working in the FIU of Kazakhstan developed an interagency decree on the interaction of law enforcement and special state bodies with the FIU, prepared methodological recommendations for financial investigations, and sent them to the territorial units, as well as to law enforcement and special state bodies. Attended training courses organized by the OSCE, EAG, Rosfinmonitoring, and ITMCFM. Participated in Rosfinmonitoring's international project to create an "International Risk Assessment Center". From 2020-2021 participated in the national ML/TF risk assessment, personally wrote the section on TF and PF risks in the NRA of Kazakhstan. As part of Kazakhstan's preparation for the second round of EAG mutual evaluation for compliance with international AML/CFT standards, was included in the composition of Financial Monitoring Advisors to provide technical support to state bodies and the private sector in completing the technical compliance and effectiveness questionnaire, as well as outreach to the private sector.

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Zakirova Tahmina 
  • Country: Republic of Tajikistan
  • Organization: Not applicable
  • Education: Specialist degree, Master's Degree
  • Specialization: Finance
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in supervisory authorities, in particular in conducting on-site AML/CFT inspections;   Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - fluent; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: More than 10 years of AML/CFT experience: Participation in the formation and improvement of the national AML/CFT system; Coordination of the national ML/TF risk assessment; Direct participation in the mutual evaluation of states (as an expert assessor and as a representative of the assessed state); Interaction with specialized international organizations in the framework of technical assistance projects (as an employee of the EAG Secretariat and states). 

Brief information about the expert:

  • Full name: Andrea Garzon
  • Country: Colombia
  • Organization: AG-amlconsultancy
  • Education: Specialist's or Master's degree
  • Specialization: MA on Transnational Organised Crime
  • Expert area: Experience of participation in mutual evaluations of national AML/CFT systems; Experience of participation in conducting NRA of ML/TF; Experience in FIU, in particular, analysis of STRs and financial transactions, as well as preparation of analytical reports; Experience in international cooperation (including FIU, law enforcement, or supervisory authorities).
  • Language skills: Russian - limited; English - fluent.
  • Brief description of experience in the AML/CFT field: I have provided extensive technical assistance to Latin American countries to strengthen their AML/CFT capacities, including support for the development of national risk assessments. I have long-standing experience in delivering training to governments and the private sector on the FATF Recommendations and Methodology. I worked for the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America – GAFILAT, where she led AML/CFT country assessments on the implementation of the FATF Recommendations. Andrea also served as the Secretariat of GAFILAT’s Asset Recovery Interagency Network (RRAG) and she delivered various projects on AML/CFT, including developing typologies papers, and regional cross-border transportation of currency exercises.
    Previous to her position in GAFILAT, Andrea worked for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the field office in Bogota – Colombia on projects aiming to strengthen the legal and judicial capacities to criminalize ML/FT in Colombia and other Latin American countries. Currently, I am an international consultant supporting governments and international organizations to develop projects related to the implementation of FATF standards. During the last two years, I supported countries in Europe and the Middle East, in addition to Latin American countries.

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