Katrin Arend, Global Head of Policy and Regulation, Deutsche Bank | Hamburg, Germany
Katrin is a senior sanctions expert at Deutsche Bank’s Anti-Financial Crime division in Berlin. She served in different roles including as Regional Head of Sanctions Germany/EMEA and now heads Deutsche Banks’s Global Sanctions Policy and Regulation unit. Before joining Deutsche Bank in 2015, Katrin was a legal attorney at an international law firm advising German and multinational clients on questions of sanctions and export control laws.
Rob Duncan, Account Executive, Kharon | London, UK
Rob leads Kharon's UK and Europe sales team and is responsible for Tier 1 banks and financial institutions. With over ten years’ experience of providing financial crime compliance solutions to businesses around the world and a detailed understanding of compliance data and technologies, Rob has delivered foundational, enterprise-wide implementations in the Tier 1 banking space, transformative for both customer and supplier. He has worked extensively with industry leaders and driven partner relationships to deliver solutions to organizations globally, including work on national KYC Utility projects.
Doug Jacobson, Partner, Jacobson Burton Kelley LLP | Washington, DC
Glen Kelley, Partner, Jacobson Burton Kelley LLP | New York, NY
Victoria Lumb, SVP, Kharon | Los Angeles, CA
Victoria leads Kharon’s global sales team and operations. She brings to Kharon over a decade of global business development and management experience in AML data and software solutions. Victoria worked ten years at Accuity/Fircosoft building and leading the global sales team and has advised multiple start-ups on launching sales operations and go-to-market strategies.
Howard Mendelsohn, Chief Client Officer, Kharon | Washington, DC
Howard works closely with business, compliance and legal professionals to strengthen programs and controls for managing financial crime risk. Howard has over two decades of experience in combatting illicit financial activity, in both the government and the private sector. Howard served at the US Treasury Department from 2001 to 2011, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary (Acting) for Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis. Howard led Treasury’s intelligence functions, including oversight of analytical production, risk assessment, security, and strategic planning. Following his service at Treasury, Howard held leadership positions in Enterprise Compliance at PNC Financial Services Group. He is a recognized thought leader on Financial Crime matters and speaks regularly at conferences.
Dr. Gerd Schwendinger, Partner, Graf von Westphalen | Hamburg, Germany
Dr Gerd Schwendinger is a partner at GvW Graf von Westphalen in Hamburg and Brussels. He is co-head of the firm’s U.S. Desk and member of the Trade Practice Group. His practice focuses in particular on trade, sanctions, export controls and customs law. Gerd has over 15 year of experience in these areas and advises companies of all industries, in particular on compliance issues. As an attorney and former judge, he also has extensive forensic experience and represents clients before German and European courts and authorities. Numerous legal rankings like Who’s Who Legal, Legal500, etc. name him as one of the leading sanctions and trade lawyers in Germany. Inter alia, he is a member of the European Forum for Foreign Trade, Customs and Excise Duties and of the Foreign Trade Round Table (Aussenwirtschaftsrunde e.V.). He is also a lecturer at Bucerius Law School and Hamburg Trade & Customs Academy.
Joshua Shrager, SVP, Kharon | New York, NY
Josh works with Kharon’s key clients on strategic initiatives and partnership opportunities. Prior to Kharon, Josh was a director at data analytics firm Quid, where he managed east coast and Europe client relations operations as well as directed company wide client engagement strategy and implementation. Previously, Josh served in the US Department of the Treasury as the Deputy Financial Attaché to Saudi Arabia as well as co-lead of the Iraq Threat Finance Cell in Baghdad. He also was a US Department of State Foreign Service Officer, with postings in Mexico and The Gambia, where he oversaw the embassy’s Public Affairs office.