Financial services firm Calamatta Cuschieri has announced the appointment of Andrea Vrazhalska as Head of AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and MLRO (Money Laundering Reporting Officer).
Ms Vrazhalska has 10 years’ experience in compliance and AML, after occupying several positions ranging from advisory to regulatory and in-house compliance roles both in Malta and internationally. Her experience includes building the compliance and governance framework for the Commerzbank branch network.
Calamatta Cuschieri’s new Head of AML and MLRO was also employed by the FIAU for on-site and off-site compliance monitoring, as well as a consultant in the UK and France, where she acted on behalf of the FCA as a skilled person. Ms Vrazhalska holds an MBA from the Henley Business School, together with several certifications and diplomas pertinent to Compliance and AML functions.
“Andrea is another high calibre individual that will help the company to continue to scale in a responsible manner. We are proud to continue to attract the very best people in the industry and to continue to lead as the employer of choice,” said Alan Cuschieri, Co-CEO of Calamatta Cuschieri of the appointment.
He takes over from Alejandro Gosttuski, who will now take on the role of an Advisor.
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