Mike Powell is a Senior Manager within Financial Crime Compliance. Based in London, he is responsible for multiple aspects of the SWIFT Sanctions Screening Service which is currently offered by SWIFT to small and medium sized Banks.
Mike has over 30 years of experience from working within the Financial Services arena and is a recognized expert in the fields of Domestic and Cross Border (International) Payments, Trade, Securities, AML/CTF/ABC, Operational Risk and Compliance and Financial Sanctions, having chaired several industry forums. Latterly his work extended to the use of data analytics to join the “financial crime dots” to further reduce financial crime risk.
He joined SWIFT in July 2014 from Lloyds Banking Group where he was responsible for the operation and support to the global sanctions screening operations, as well as the Groups AML system. He has also undertaken oversight visits to operations in Switzerland and the USA to ensure practices and procedures were in accordance to regulatory and Group standards.