MIAMI, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists ( ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, today announced leading international anti-money-laundering (AML) and compliance experts Ron King and Barry Koch will serve as co-chairs of its Advisory Board.
The ACFCS Advisory Board, comprised of some of the world's foremost thought leaders and experts in compliance, financial services, law enforcement, regulatory and other roles, is instrumental in guiding the association as it seeks to provide value and educational resources to the financial crime prevention community. King and Koch will share leadership activities that include coordinating the many activities of the Advisory Board, identifying issues and trends and making program recommendations for ACFCS consideration, and liaising with the ACFCS staff. King most recently served as the chief AML officer for Scotiabank, a major international Canadian bank. In that role, he oversaw all aspects of Scotiabank's AML, counter-terrorism financing, and sanctions programs, encompassing 3,115 branches and offices worldwide. Over the course of his career, King also coordinated AML compliance for major business lines, supported line management in assessing and managing money laundering and other risks, and developed standards, procedures, training, and monitoring and surveillance programs. He has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and compliance fields, and has held a variety of senior roles in retail banking, business banking, internal audit and compliance functions. A frequently sought-after speaker, King is a former chair of the Canadian Bankers Association AML Working Group and member of the Public/Private Sector Advisory Committee for the Canadian Ministry of Finance. He is a business administration graduate of UBC, Okanagan College.