Global Data Consortium's

Compliance Advisory Board

Malgorzata Skowronska

Malgorzata has been working with leading European startups acting as a DMLRO for a mobile payments firm and more recently moved to FX provider as a compliance manager. 

She focuses on AML regulatory compliance , CDD, electronic verification and operational compliance. Prior to her career in financial services, Ms Skowronska specialized in political risk analysis with a focus on organized crime and terrorism financing in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Malgorzata holds Masters in Conflict Studies from King’s College London and has completed with distinction ICA International Advanced Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering.

James Philip

James Philip is a Governance, Risk and Compliance professional specializing in Enterprise Risk Management and Anti-Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing. He currently leads a consulting practice that has a diverse range of clients from FinTech startups to International Banks. Prior to this he was the Chief Compliance Officer of Remitly, Inc. the largest independent digital remittance company in the US. He has held senior leadership positions in the Compliance and Risk functions within global financial institutions including Visa, Inc., PayPal, Inc., Remitly, Inc., Ernst & Young, Barclays Global Investors, N.A. (now BlackRock, Inc.), Barclays Bank, PLC and Citigroup, Inc. James is a Professional Accountant (South Africa), who completed articles of clerkship within KPMG, South Africa’s Financial Services Specialist Technical and Regulatory Services (STARS) practice. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds an Honors BCompt (Accountancy) from the University of South Africa and a BSocSci (Economics) from the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMs)

Joacim Andersson

Joacim Andersson is a Risk Management professional specializing in Process Automation, Risk Control and Anti-Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing. He is currently an independent management consultant, serving clients in the general Financial Services space ranging from European Banks to Fintechs and Private Equity companies. Prior to this he was the Director of Risk Onboarding at iZettle AB (now part of PayPal), the "Square of Europe". There, was responsible for customer data procurement, and developed automated processes and controls for KYC, AML and Risk Assessment. iZettle registered 1,000+ daily new customers for their payments service, with high levels of automation and industry-low loss levels.

Joacim is a MSc Financial Mathematics and Industrial Engineering Management from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Ben Duranske

Ben currently serves as CEO of Beam, a venture-backed full-stack regtech compliance solutions provider.  Ben is a fintech compliance and product leader with deep experience across the financial services, regulatory, and technology industries. Before co-founding Beam, Ben served as Chief Compliance Officer of Facebook Payments from the subsidiary’s 2010 formation through mid-2015. While at Facebook, Ben built a global compliance team, managed worldwide licenses and regulator relationships, and directed internal compliance software builds and external compliance software requisition.
 Prior to Facebook, Ben worked at PayPal and represented payments and platform companies in private practice as an attorney. Ben has also consulted with and served on the Boards of Directors of several fintechs, including startups and established companies, and taught classes at Santa Clara Law. He earned his J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley.

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