As Director of Risk & Compliance, John is a trusted advisor overseeing risk and regulatory compliance for OCS International. With over 20 years of experience, working in numerous jurisdictions globally, throughout his career John has a proven track record where he’s been able to successfully blend the ability to interpret complex and ever-evolving global regulations and laws with regulatory and financial services risk management experience.
John’s activities include a focus on the overall reduction of financial, regulatory and legal risk within the financial services provided by OCS including, but not limited to, ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations, client due diligence, and advice and guidance on risk and compliance strategy, services and relationships.
Throughout the span of his career, John has been at the forefront in advancing compliance best practices through participation in various regulatory and compliance committees and organizations, ongoing communications with regulators and working with the business to interpret the organization’s compliance landscape.
John has a postgraduate diploma from the University Of Manchester Business School and is licensed as a Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer by the Dubai Financial Services Authority. John is also a member of the International Compliance Association, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), and a former Board Member of the ACAMS Hong Kong Chapter.
Prior to joining OCS, John worked for 12 years as Head of Risk & Compliance in the Middle East & Asia for a top tier offshore law firm and global financial services provider which focused on legal, fiduciary, fund, regulatory and compliance, and entity formation and management services. John has also worked for hedge funds and their administrators, prime brokers and banks, investment managers, and portfolio and investment management systems companies.
In his capacity as Director of Risk & Compliance John’s responsibilities include: