Senior Vice President, AML RightSource Canada
Janice Mensah has over 14 years of financial crime experience. She spent 12 years as a consultant with a big four accounting firm, assisting various global financial institutions (i.e., retail and commercial banks, virtual currency providers, and other financial service providers) comply with the Anti-Money Laundering / Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) requirements promulgated under the USA Patriot Act and the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) in the US. Furthermore, Janice spent 2 of the 12 years serving clients in Canada and helping them comply with the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA). Whilst in Canada, she also assisted the Canadian financial crime team with its strategic growth initiatives and helped establish cross-functional collaboration between the US and Canadian teams.
From an industry perspective, Janice has experience working with 2 global banks in their New York offices and most recently served as Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO) and Deputy BSA Officer for the Canadian and US operations, respectively, of a multibillion-dollar UK- based financial technology company. In her role as CAMLO, Janice was responsible for the management and oversight of the company’s AML/CTF program in Canada and contributed to the global AML program. Similarly, in her role as Deputy BSA Officer, Janice helped drive the operations and effectiveness of the systems and controls of the company’s financial crimes compliance teams; whilst supporting the growth and business goals of the company.