OhemaaTalks Podcast

Episode 6: Global Compliance

August 05, 2020 OhemaaTalks Episode 6
OhemaaTalks Podcast
Episode 6: Global Compliance
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Adeyemi (Yemi) Johnson – LL. B, MA, Chartered Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute for Investment and Securities (CISI)

Yemi has over 25 years of financial services regulation and compliance experience, including 3 years as the Head of Compliance, MLRO and Company Secretary of GTBank (UK) Ltd, the UK subsidiary of GTBank Nigeria Plc.  He has also held senior compliance and MLRO roles at Bank of Ireland Asset Management, Investec Asset Management, AXA Investment Managers, Law Debenture Investment Management and gained valuable consulting experience from KPMG UK Ltd.  

In 2010, Yemi established OpenSpaces Compliance Consultants Ltd (OpenSpaces) an independent global financial services regulation and compliance consulting firm. Since inception, OpenSpaces, has assisted several financial services companies in the UK, Nigeria and South Africa in strengthening the effectiveness of their compliance and anti-money laundering function and provided strategic advice on integrating compliance into their business as usual processes and the development and enhancement of their compliance culture.   

Yemi is also a regular speaker at compliance conferences, workshops and seminar in Nigeria and was a facilitator at the 2018 Annual Retreat of the Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN).

OpenSpaces clientele include the following companies:


 | §  FirstRand Bank §  Ashburton Investment Management §  Silk Invest Ltd §  IIFL Wealth (UK) Ltd §  Manulife Asset Management (Europe) §  Ltd §  London Clearing House §   Gulf International Bank Ltd §  Tranzfar Ltd § Euro CCP

| §  CSL Stockbrokers Ltd §  The Nigerian Stock Exchange §  FBN Merchant Bank (Formerly FBN Capital) §  Capital Bancorp Plc §  Veritas Glanvile Asset Pensions Ltd (Pension Fund Administrator) §  Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria (ACCOBIN) §  GTBank Plc  

Yemi's background
Career and network
What is Compliance and role of compliance officers
Global compliance and application of sactions
Anti-Bribery and Compliance enforcements
Current social issues