Mr. Christos Christou

Mr. Christos Christou

Chief Compliance Officer
Lulu Financial Group

Biography

A professional Compliance Officer working for 30+ years in the banking and non-banking financial services industry. He holds a banking degree (Chartered Banker Institute – UK), and an MBA from the University of Liverpool; he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) from ACAMSĀ®. He practices Regulatory Compliance and AML/CFT for 15 years, specializing in Sanctions, Trade-Based Money Laundering, Advanced Analytics and Forensics, and RegTech/FinTech. He started his career from Banking Operations and moved into training and development within the banking sector until 2007; for 10 years he also worked as a part-time adjunct lecturer for the Chartered Bankers Institute, other Professional Training Academies, and different Universities and Colleges in Europe. He became a Group Compliance Project Manager for the bank in 2007 implementing policies, procedures, systems, and controls; he got promoted in different management positions within the Group Compliance Division of the bank. Since 2013 though, he works as the Chief Compliance Officer for Lulu Financial Group offering money remittance and foreign currency exchange products in multiple countries within GCC and Asia.