Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Data Intelligence and Cyber Initiatives, APAC & METIA
Avalon currently leads the APAC and METIA Financial Crime Compliance, Data Intelligence and Cyber initiatives team having re-joined SWIFT in 2019. She is responsible for driving take up of the financial crime and data initiatives across the two regions as well as community enrichment through educational engagements. She has 8 years’ experience in financial crime compliance having started her career at Dow Jones providing AML, Sanctions and ABC solutions to sub-Saharan Africa.
Avalon initially joined SWIFT in 2016 working in the UKI & Nordic markets. In the years away from SWIFT, she joined a Regtech startup that focused on elements of AI and Natural Language Processing delivering a multisource KYC platform to the banking sector. Avalon also sat on the board of the Regtech sub-committee of the Singapore Fintech Association 2020-2021.