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Lucy Kibirkstis

Lucy Kibirkstis

Dublin, Ireland

Summary

Dynamic AML compliance leader with a solid track record in sanctions, technical investigations, and operational excellence. Proven expertise in fostering client relationships, on-boarding, and ensuring stringent compliance through drafting legal documentation, policies, and procedures. Demonstrated success in leading cross-functional teams, implementing efficient service models, and coaching personnel to drive performance. Adept at establishing best practices, managing intricate inter-departmental relationships, and harnessing data analytics for insightful decision-making. Multilingual with a commitment to continuous industry learning and process enhancement.

Overview

9
9
years of professional experience

Work History

Senior Compliance Investigator

Meta
2022.01 - 2023.02
    • Led cross-functional team to successfully design and implement a comprehensive sanctions compliance framework, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and minimising risk exposure. Oversaw project from inception to completion, collaborating with legal, compliance, and technology teams to develop policies, procedures, and monitoring mechanisms.
    • Managed and reviewed 40+ daily sanctions alerts across diverse Meta products, championing robust compliance measures and preemptive risk mitigation.
    • Innovated a data-driven strategy to discern evolving sanctions patterns, specifically targeting Russian and Myanmar individuals and entities, facilitating a proactive approach to compliance and enhancing operational efficiency.
    • Formed and mentored a high-performing team focused on supplier screening, inclusive of negative news, PEP, and sanctions list evaluations.

Lead AML Compliance Officer

Citi
2018.11 - 2021.03
    • Performed Enhanced Due Diligence reviews for high-risk foreign correspondent banks located in Europe and the US by sourcing internal and external information.
    • Chaired monthly strategy sessions with sanctions teams, senior risk officers and relationship managers, deliberating on emerging AML challenges and collaborative solutions.
    • Drafted AML Risk Assessments as part of the periodic review process, covering account and product activity, negative news, politically exposed persons (PEPs), and potential areas of concern, ensuring compliance with regulatory guidelines.
    • Provided SME guidance on the EU 5th AML Directive, successfully navigating Citi's strategic alignment with evolving regulatory norms across multiple jurisdictions.

Business Manager, Finance and HR

Freshly Chopped
2017.09 - 2018.10
  • Established HR guidelines and introduced automated payroll systems, resulting in an 80% reduction in errors and enhanced store productivity.
  • Supervised operations for 40+ franchise stores, consistently documenting weekly sales and creating detailed management reports in Excel.
  • Handled the reconciliation of 5 pivotal general ledger accounts to ensure financial precision.
  • Stepped in as the primary liaison during the absence of the Head of Finance, demonstrating leadership and commitment.

Business Manager, Governance & Sanctioning (AVP)

Barclays
2016.08 - 2017.08
    • Collaborated with department heads to enforce mandatory training requirements; consistently achieved over 98% completion rate across Infrastructure Services and Functions Tech for over 7,000 employees.
    • Ran weekly Global Infrastructure Services Leadership Team meeting: managed agenda, provided support to executive management and guest speakers, prepared PowerPoint presentations and meeting minutes.
    • Oversaw a £2.5m training budget, directing resources towards high-impact programmes and achieving optimal ROI.
    • Utilised SAP for data extraction and generated comprehensive compliance and mandatory training reports using Excel and Tableau.
    • Managed a team of 6 analysts: provided coaching, structured training and monitored staff performance.

Banking Payments Investigator

Western Union
2014.06 - 2016.01
    • Supervised intricate payment investigations via SWIFT MT messaging, introducing process enhancements and ensuring alignment with U.S. Sanctions via rigorous OFAC screening.
    • Led an innovative collaboration with IndusInd bank, co-creating investigative procedures for INR payments.
    • Employed advanced data analytics techniques to generate detailed payment reports, providing insights into transaction patterns and assisting in the early identification of potential compliance issues.

AML Compliance Analyst

Western Union
2013.09 - 2014.06
  • Oversaw the preparation and review of 30+ daily Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), reinforcing alignment with federal regulations and BSA/AML policies.
  • Actively escalated non-compliant Western Union agents, interdicting high-risk customers based on comprehensive assessments.
  • Led Enhanced Due Diligence initiatives on agent locations across Europe, strengthening the firm's risk posture.
  • Utilised advanced analytics to discern money laundering patterns and ensure strict compliance with OFAC directives and U.S. sanctions.

Education

Professional Certificate - Data Analytics

Coursera (Google)
01.2024

Professional Diploma - Sales Management

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
04.2021

Bachelor of Commerce -

University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
09.2012

Skills

    Data Analytics

    Anti-Money Laundering

    Compliance Oversight

    Process Improvement

    Team Leadership

    Regulatory Requirements

    Correspondent Banking

    Communication

    Compliance Operations

    Coaching

Timeline

Senior Compliance Investigator

Meta
2022.01 - 2023.02

Lead AML Compliance Officer

Citi
2018.11 - 2021.03

Business Manager, Finance and HR

Freshly Chopped
2017.09 - 2018.10

Business Manager, Governance & Sanctioning (AVP)

Barclays
2016.08 - 2017.08

Banking Payments Investigator

Western Union
2014.06 - 2016.01

AML Compliance Analyst

Western Union
2013.09 - 2014.06

Professional Certificate - Data Analytics

Coursera (Google)

Professional Diploma - Sales Management

University College Dublin

Bachelor of Commerce -

University College Dublin
Lucy Kibirkstis