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Nordic Financial Crime & Sanctions Forum
17 September 2024
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen AirportDenmark

Hera Smith
Director and Industry Practice Lead for Financial Crime Compliance at Moody’s Analytics


Hera has extensive experience in Sanctions, AML, and Financial Crime. She has built global sanctions programs and implemented Sanctions and PEP screening and KYC verification systems. Until recently, Hera worked at Danske Bank, where she helped enhance the Bank’s sanctions processes and managed external commitments to global regulators. Prior to Danske Bank, she worked in Los Angeles, heading the Global Sanctions Program at AFEX - a global payments company, and East West Bank. In her early career, she worked as a litigation lawyer, and is a licensed attorney in California and the Philippines. She is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) and a Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS). She also has Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and helped draft sanctions certifications for ACSS and ACAMS.

Agenda Sessions

  • Safeguarding Against Circumvention and Evasion of Financial Sanctions in the Nordics