Ala Shalimava has more than over 13 years of experience providing anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption compliance advisory and investigative due diligence services. At Guidehouse, she has provided a wide compilation of BSA/AML/OFAC sanction services including projects for domestic and global financial institutions including consumer and commercial banks, and money services businesses.
Ala conducted and managed domestic and international due diligence, public records and asset tracing investigations to assess potential bribery and corruption risks. Additionally, she assisted clients in development of anti-bribery and corruption programs, including third party due diligence policies and procedures, risk scoring methodology and risk assessment questionnaires.
Prior to Guidehouse, Ala worked for HSBC as a BSA/AML Compliance Field Officer in the commercial banking segment, where she was responsible to providing guidance to banking personnel, reviewing, approving and conducting due diligence at on-boarding and periodic reviews, and providing ad-hoc training.
Areas of experience include:
Planning, executing and leading AML and sanctions gap analyses
Independent testing and efficiency reviews
Program remediation's and validation of remedial actions
Dveloping and enhancing policies and procedures
Developing and conducting compliance and business line trainings