Thomson Reuters Announces 8th Annual Compliance Awards Winners

Premier Compliance Industry Awards Recognise Achievements of Compliance Professionals

LONDON, 19 November, 2012 - Thomson Reuters, the world`s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the winners of its 8th Annual Compliance Awards. The winners were presented with their trophies at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair, London. Over 300 guests attended Friday evening`s event including leading compliance professionals, regulators and friends from related industries.

The Annual Compliance Awards were created in 2004 to recognise the successes and achievements of compliance professionals from across the financial services industry and supporting professional services firms who safeguard the integrity of their businesses, and position them for continued growth and success.

The winners are as follows:

  • Sandro Buttaci Memorial Award for the 2012 Young Compliance Officer of the Year
    Kuba Kiedrowski, Senior Compliance Officer, Regulatory Monitoring, EMEA Compliance, Citi
  • 2012 Compliance Officer of the Year
    Robin O`Donnell, Head of Risk and Compliance, Numis Securities
  • 2012 Chief Compliance Officer of the Year
    Pratap Thakkar, Head of EMEA Compliance, GFI Group
  • 2012 Money Laundering Reporting Officer of the Year
    Graham Hooper, Director of Financial Crime, Lloyds Banking Group
  • 2012 Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud Prevention of the Year
    Gary Parkin, Chief Financial Crime & Regional Sanctions Officer, Europe, Chartis Insurance
  • 2012 Compliance Personality of the Year
    Branko Bjelobaba, Managing Director, Branko Ltd
  • 2012 Outstanding Long-term Service to the Compliance Industry
    Rick Fischer, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • 2012 Most Effective Compliance Training in a Regulated Firm
    Richard Wall, Head of Enhanced Due Diligence, Credit Agricole CIB
  • 2012 Compliance Innovator of the Year
    The Co-Operative Banking Group
  • 2012 Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
  • 2012 Best Consulting Firm of the Year

"Creating a strong compliance culture within an organisation is increasingly important in today`s heavily regulated financial services industry," said Mark Schlageter, managing director, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Thomson Reuters. "The Annual Compliance Awards honour exceptional compliance professionals who deliver business impact whilst minimizing business risk. Their accomplishments set the bar for the industry and establish the high standards that compliance businesses and professionals should strive to achieve."

Sponsors of the event include: Altus Search, Barclay Simpson, Compliance Professionals, Compliance Recruitment Professionals, Enterprise Learning and the Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers.

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