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Richard Smolicz
Director, AML/CTF/Sanctions/ABC & MLRO at Nationwide


Richard is the Director AML/CTF/Sanctions and ABC and MLRO for Nationwide. He joined from Prudential plc where he was the Group Head Financial Crime Prevention, responsible for the Group’s Global Financial Crime Prevention Strategy including Fraud and Anti Bribery & Corruption. He has performed roles within Investment, Retail and Insurance markets at a Global, European and UK level.

Other previous experience includes Consulting Services Director at the MHA Group (across a multitude of Industry sectors), Vice President and European MLRO at Credit Suisse, Group MLRO and Deputy Head of Special Investigations at Nationwide Building Society. He has also held a broad range of Financial Services roles within: Head Office Audit, Special Investigations, Operational Management, Finance, ATM’s, Payment Services and Banking.

He sits on a number of Industry panels and working Groups and forums and is a well-known and respected Financial Crime professional with a practical approach.

Richard is married with three children, has an MBA from Henley Management College, is fluent in Polish and was a Senior District Polish Scout Instructor.

He is also a certified NLP practitioner.

Agenda Sessions

  • Aligning AML & ABC Compliance – What are the Benefits?

  • Chairpersons's Opening Remarks

  • Creating a Culture of AML & ABC Compliance


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