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RiskMinds International
18 - 21 November 2024
InterContinental O2London

Nora Ilmoni
Head of Compliance at Danske Bank


Over 20 years’ experience within the Legal and Compliance industry, with a proven track record in building and leading cross-jurisdictional Compliance teams in the Nordics for both international investment, and large regional banks.

Strong knowledge of rules and key themes of regulatory change and best market practice across financial crime and compliance. Maintains a leadership style that empowers colleagues, underpinned by high visibility, engaging successfully with senior business leaders, Compliance colleagues, control functions and regulators.

Current role - Head of Regulatory Compliance (SVP), Group Compliance Danske Bank A/S. Head of Regulatory Compliance covering all market areas of Danske Bank Group and its subsidiaries. Part of senior management team in Group Compliance.

Providing strategic direction of the development of Group Compliance and the Compliance culture in Danske Bank Group.

Management oversight and people development in the Regulatory Compliance function (120+ FTE).

Ongoing engagement with the Bank’s executive leadership team and external regulators.

Previous work experience:

Danske Bank

  • Head of Personal & Business Customers (P&BC) Compliance and Head of Compliance Finland (SVP), Group Compliance, Danske Bank A/S. Aug. 2019 – May 2021.


  • Country Compliance Officer Finland (FVP), Acting Head of Governance and Country Compliance Oversight team in Group Compliance, Nordea Bank Plc, 2019.
  • Head of Compliance Personal Banking (PeB) Finland (FVP), Acting Head of Personal Banking Compliance team in Group Compliance, Nordea Bank Plc, 2018-2019.


  • Nordic Cluster Compliance Head, Senior Vice President, Citibank Europe Plc, 2015-2018.
  • Country Compliance Officer Finland 2008 – 2015, Part of Management in Consumer banking 2006 – 2010 and Compliance and Legal Head of Consumer Business operations in Finland 2006 - 2010, Citibank International Plc, Finland Branch.


  • Compliance Officer for Capital Markets & Savings products, including Asset Management and Fund companies, 2000 – 2006, Aktia Bank Plc, Helsinki, Finland.


  • Legal counsel 1999 – 2000, Gyllenberg Private Bank Ltd, Helsinki, part of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken Plc (SEB).


Master of Laws (1999) University of Helsinki, Finland, Graduate studies in tax law and finance law. Education bilingual Finnish and Swedish.

Bachelor of Social studies (1996) University of Helsinki, Finland, major thesis in political science and government, additional studies in sociology, economics and statistics. Education in Swedish.

Upper secondary school-leaving certificate (Studentexamen) (1992) Gymnasiet Grankulla samskola, Finland. Education in Swedish.

Additional degrees and significant courses:

Special Defence course 57. 2019 arranged by Finnish National Defence Force

Group Compliance Development Program (for leaders) Citi, 2015-2016

Individual Leadership program Citi, 2013

The Finnish Association of Securities Dealers, Specialized Investment Advisor certification, 2005

Licensed in consumer credits, Aktia Savings bank, 2004

The Finnish Association of Securities Dealers, Investment Advisor certification, 2001

Other assignments: frequent Speaker at Industry events.

Language skills; Swedish, native, excellent written and oral skills, Finnish, excellent (second language), written and oral skills, English, excellent, written and oral skills, French, good understanding of spoken and written language, Norwegian, good understanding of spoken and written language, Danish, good understanding of the written language

Hobbies: Skiing, outdoors, gym, arts and literature

Civil status: married, 4 children, born August 11th 1973, Helsinki, Finland

Agenda Sessions

  • Managing methodology and data challenges for climate risk