Samuel Irungu

Director, Financial Crime Compliance

A seasoned risk and compliance professional, Samuel brings a wealth of experience and insights from over 15 years of supporting organisations to identify and manage risk. He has held consulting and assurance roles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in Kenya and Deloitte and KPMG in the United Kingdom before transitioning and specialising in financial crime compliance in UK tier 1 Banks, including Barclays Plc., Lloyds Banking Group, MUFG Bank and Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from the Alliance Manchester Business School (University of Manchester). He is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), International Compliance Association (ICA) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). While at the tier 1 banks in the UK, Samuel has overseen regulator driven remediation projects across Sanctions, AML and Anti-Bribery and Corruption, where he engaged with the Bank’s senior AFC leadership and UK and US regulators. At one of the UK Banks, Samuel oversaw the Sanctions audit program to ensure it was tailored to address issues in a Cease and Desist order against the Bank from a US regulator. Samuel has advised banks on other projects covering financial crime framework, policies and procedures, Risk and Controls Assessment (RCA),  Transaction Monitoring, among others.

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