Network intelligence at the nexus of global security + international commerce
How do businesses use Kharon?
Kharon data and analytics are accessed through three integrated solutions that are designed to merge seamlessly with your organization’s operations and environments for screening, due diligence, investigations and training.
Web-based investigation tool: Through Kharon ClearView, you can search names of individuals, entities or other identifier data, and quickly determine if the subject of the query is tied to a sanctioned actor. ClearView can be used for Know Your Customer (KYC), supply chain and vendor due diligence, and other investigative functions. Results are returned in easy to understand graphic link charts that can be shared with colleagues and printed in reports, complete with source references for a full document trail.
Kharon Dynamic Analytics
Data extracts for screening & analysis: The systems that screen your transactions, customers, and other commercial partners require top quality data to meet legal and regulatory requirements, and reduce false positives. Kharon Dynamic Analytics provides custom data extracts tailored to meet your screening or analytic requirements. Data extracts provided by Kharon can be limited to majority-owned subsidiaries of sanctioned actors, for example, or expanded to cover a broader set of material commercial associations.
Investigations, headlines and analysis: Stay current with up-to-date developments and go beyond the headlines with in-depth investigations and analysis from Kharon. With our proprietary data and analytics platform, we cover the most important issues at the intersection of global security and commerce, and keep you informed with critical insights that can impact your business from the C-suite down to the control framework.
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How does Kharon enhance your ability to manage risk?
Effective risk management requires data that is generated with superior analytic rigor. Whether your requirement is for financial crimes, sanctions, trade compliance, or other investment or business risk analysis, Kharon offers data-driven insights that provide awareness and assurance.
The Kharon platform covers all major threat areas addressed by global sanctions programs, from missile proliferation and human rights to terrorism and drug trafficking, from North Korea and Iran to Russia and Syria. Importantly, networks targeted by sanctions and other legal actions maintain subsidiaries, owners, officers, supply chains, logistics, financing and commercial activities that touch every major economic center.
Kharon empowers you to see risk indicators within your business - your customers, clients, partners, supply chains, projects or investments - that would otherwise remain hidden. Better analysis and better data quality results in more effective and efficient risk management.
What does Kharon do?
Kharon enables you to quickly surface and understand where a material nexus may exist between your customer, counterparty, partner, or vendor, and a sanctioned actor or jurisdiction.
Kharon’s approach to research and analysis utilizes open-source research methods, network analysis, and data analytics to generate insights into some of today's most complex policy, regulatory, and security issues.
Kharon research is always decision-neutral, enabling customers to make informed decisions in accordance with their own policies, procedures, risk profile and commercial priorities.
If you have international interests and business relationships, Kharon represents a powerful tool enabling you to manage risk in accordance with your internal policies, and to transparently demonstrate performance to regulators and other stakeholders.
Kharon in Action
Kharon provides critical data and analytic tools to enhance the core functions of Financial Crimes Compliance programs, including customer and transaction screening, KYC, and investigations. Our proprietary data offering and analytic tools cover the broadest range of entities and individuals that maintain financial or commercial relationships with networks that are targeted by global sanctions programs.
Kharon’s 50 plus data offering is used by financial institutions for transaction screening to ensure compliance with the OFAC and EU 50% rule. Kharon data exports covering control relationships and minority ownership are used in customer screening systems for KYC. Kharon’s web-based look-up tool is used to support investigations and due diligence.
Kharon is the most effective way to ensure that your global supply chains, customers, vendors and end users do not present hidden legal, regulatory or reputational risk. Kharon protects your enterprise from the risk of entities that maintain commercial relationships with networks that are targeted by global sanctions programs and other restricted lists.
Kharon data exports are seamlessly integrated into third party screening platforms such as Fircosoft, Oracle or FinScan, creating alerts where your enterprise may be at risk from entities that do not appear by name on a restricted list, but may carry the same punitive implications. Kharon’s team of experts provides support on complex due diligence and investigations where undisclosed relationships and front organizations can raise the risk of diversion.
Leading law firms use Kharon in the course of advising clients on economic sanctions, AML, export controls, and trade matters. When your clients need clarity on their possible exposure to sanctioned actors and their related parties, Kharon provides unparalleled confidence and cost efficiency.
Kharon also helps law firms manage their own risk. Get alerted if a prospective or existing client is part of a network of sanctioned actors. Merging or acquiring another firm or practice group? Quickly screen all new clients to surface any nexus that may fall outside your risk profile.
Kharon helps you implement industry best practices that require a deeper level of awareness where underwriting and reinsurance may benefit sanctioned companies and jurisdictions. Maritime risk, in particular, presents unique challenges for headline risks emanating from North Korea, Iran and Syria.
Kharon provides data extracts of high-risk companies and vessels for your screening systems, creating alerts for ownership structures, operators and port calls that may require extra due diligence or investigation. Our web-based link analysis tools empower your compliance teams to quickly isolate risk and make informed decisions.
Kharon provides data and analytics on securities issuers that have commercial or financial ties with actors that are subject to sanctions, or otherwise implicated in headline controversies such as corruption, human rights violations or trade with restricted jurisdictions.
If your firm invests in emerging and frontier markets, Kharon data is an important component of your ESG analysis, signaling where your holdings may be at risk from material exposure to sanctioned, restricted or controversial business dealings.
If your clients rely on you to establish or review risk control frameworks, conduct refresh or look-back projects, provide due diligence support, or manage PR and reputational risk, Kharon is your comprehensive solution for sanctions network intelligence. Our data exports and analytic tools can be seamlessly integrated with your existing platforms and workflows.
Contact us to learn how your clients are using Kharon, and how you can use Kharon in your client engagements.
Policy and regulatory expectations are continuously evolving and screening against OFAC and other government lists is no longer good enough. Kharon resets the standard on what is reasonable to know when it comes to identifying and managing risk of exposure to networks and jurisdictions targeted by sanctions. Use Kharon ClearView and Kharon Dynamic Analytics to measure and test risk control frameworks. Review the Kharon Brief to sharpen your knowledge on possible sanctions exposure under your oversight.
Sanctions have been a primary tool to counter Iran and its activities that threaten global security. Since 2005, the UN, US and EU have sanctioned hundreds of actors tied to Iran’s missile program, support for terrorist groups, cyber attacks, and violations of human rights.
With Kharon, you can isolate the nexus between sanctioned actors and supply chains, infrastructure projects, procurement networks, state-owned entities, ownership structures, and other significant commercial activity that touches dozens of countries across 6 continents.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
US and EU sanctions against Russia touch on cyber actors, Crimean separatists, business associates of President Putin, disinformation networks and major financial, defense and energy firms. Russia is a significant actor in the global economy, including energy, capital markets, infrastructure development and trade, underpinning your need to understand the intersection of sanctions and commercial activity.
Kharon’s decision-neutral approach enhances your capacity to establish and implement intelligent policies and control frameworks, and surface unseen risk.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
Despite its relatively isolated and underdeveloped economy, Asia-based trade relationships with the DPRK have created hidden exposure to the rogue regime. While attempting to address the DPRK’s nuclear and missile program, US, EU, and UN sanctions have been enforced against nearly all significant commercial and banking activity.
North Korea leans on trading partners, shell companies, and hidden ownership interests across commercial and financial hubs in Asia to sustain its economy. Kharon shows you where and how.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
Terrorism sanctions programs present unique risks and challenges against the backdrop of a complex landscape of terrorist groups, front organizations, fundraisers, and facilitation networks. Designations have exposed commercial and humanitarian entities across the globe led by supporters of terrorist organizations. In order to conduct their affairs, these actors often mine the gaps of international enforcement and regulatory frameworks.
Kharon’s data and analytics on terrorist organizations — including al-Qaida, ISIS, Hizballah, Hamas, Lashkar e-Tayyiiba, Afghan and Pakistan Taliban, PKK, and others — creates visibility around the networks of individuals and entities that work with, and provide support or services to, designated terrorist actors.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
Once one of the world’s top oil-producing nations, Venezuela has been beset by political turmoil and a failing economy. The US has imposed sanctions on Venezuelan actors for drug trafficking, corruption, and repression of democracy. Financing restrictions on the country’s state-owned enterprises, including the PDVSA oil behemoth, compound the complexity of Venezuela’s commercial landscape.
Kharon helps you manage exposure to the Venezuelan government’s economic reach, which spans hundreds of state-owned enterprises with thousands of government-appointed leaders. Kharon covers the joint ventures and business associations between these enterprises and international actors, as well as the Venezuelan military’s involvement in key sectors of the economy.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
Once considered at risk of collapse, the Assad regime in Syria has faced comprehensive sanctions focused on its chemical weapons program, activities in Lebanon, support for terrorist organizations, and human rights violations. These sanctions have aimed to isolate supporters and commercial facilitators of the Syrian government, including providers of energy and financial services.
Kharon provides the data you need to stay ahead of sanctions across Syria’s government-controlled and private sector economy, and associated overseas actors that have fallen into — or stayed out of — the sanctions net.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
State actors implicated in corruption and human rights violations have global interests that intersect with financial institutions, supply chains, procurement networks and infrastructure projects. From hotels in Mexico to chemical supply companies in China, drug traffickers and other criminal organizations own and operate businesses that otherwise appear completely legitimate.
Kharon presents the most comprehensive and highest quality data to protecting your enterprise against compliance threats and headline risk.
Kharon covers over 30 sanctions programs in total.
Matthew Epstein CEO and Chairman
Matthew leads and supports the Kharon team in executing the strategic mission of the company - to provide industry with the definitive resource for understanding and managing sanctions-related risk. Matthew served at the US Treasury Department from 2003 to 2010, in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Office of Terrorism and Finance Intelligence (TFI), and as a Financial Attaché. Matthew spent four years in Washington D.C. working on Middle East and Iran-related terrorism finance issues, and three years based in the Gulf leading all regional sanctions and economic policy coordination for the Treasury Department. Prior to co-founding Kharon and its parent company, The Camstoll Group, Matthew headed the Middle East office for ICE Canyon - a global investment firm specialized in emerging market and global credit strategies. Matthew received his BA from UC Berkeley and JD from UCLA, where he serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors. Matthew has provided expert testimony before the US Senate and US House of Representatives, and been published in, cited by, and appeared on major media outlets including the Financial Times, New York Times, National Review, CNN and Fox News.
Benjamin Schmidt Chief Product Officer
Kharon is underpinned by Benjamin’s vision to develop augmented analytic tools and offer specialized media products that harness the optimal mix of analysts and technology. As an intelligence professional at the US Treasury Department Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Benjamin worked with all major visual analysis products and led related technology adoption initiatives. His work as a senior analyst drove sanctions actions for the Treasury Department and briefs for the Intelligence Community. Benjamin specializes in the use of technology and open source research to understand complex geopolitical, security, and business issues. He received his MBA from the University of Maryland and BA from George Washington University.
Benjamin Davis Chief Research Officer
Ben heads the Kharon research and analysis team, which supports global institutions with highest caliber sanctions-related risk intelligence. Ben’s unparalleled expertise on the commercial and operational activities associated with sanctioned actors is built on over a decade of experience in the US government, academia, and private legal practice. Ben served as an analyst at the US Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, as the US Treasury’s Financial Attaché to the Palestinian Authority based in Jerusalem, and as co-lead of the Iraq Threat Finance Cell in Baghdad. As a practicing attorney, Ben litigated a number of complex financial crime cases. He has taught numerous university courses on terrorism and international law issues.
Mark Nakhla EVP of Research
Mark is responsible for the integrity and strategic direction of all Kharon research for terrorism and Middle East-related sanctions programs. Mark has deep domain expertise on the activities of terrorist support networks and other groups targeted by international sanctions. Mark served as a sanctions officer at the US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) between 2002-2005 and 2012-2013 investigating terrorist groups and their networks of financiers and facilitators in the Middle East, Asia and beyond. Mark previously served at the US Department of Defense as a Middle East policy adviser, and at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he focused on strategic research and policy planning.
Howard Mendelsohn Chief Client Officer
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.
Janice Gardner Executive Editor
Janice ensures that the highest level of analytic rigor is instilled in Kharon analysts and research products. Janice’s expertise draws from a distinguished career as a senior intelligence professional in the US government. Janice served as the Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis from 2005 to 2009. She also served in a variety of other senior leadership positions in the Intelligence Community, including the Central Intelligence Agency, National Counterterrorism Center, the National Security Council, and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Frazer Burkart CFO
Frazer is responsible for finance and operations for Kharon. Frazer has nearly two decades of experience in financial services, capital markets, and corporate development. Frazer previously worked at The Carlyle Group, where he was part of the team managing investments focused on distressed debt and special situation opportunities. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and BA from UC Berkeley.
Joseph Barresi Team Lead, Counterterrorism/MENA
Joseph leads Kharon research on terrorist support networks and related activities. Joseph’s expertise covers funding methodologies, front groups, and analysis of social media communications. Joseph researched terrorism and Middle East security-related issues at the Wilson Center and the Middle East Institute. Joseph holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Kit Conklin Director of Global Client Engagement
Kit leads engagements with Kharon’s government clients and works with global corporate clients on Military End User and export control risks. Prior to Kharon, Kit served in national security positions with the U.S. government where he specialized in nonproliferation and East Asia security issues. Kit also established nuclear cyber security and technology defense programs at Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Kit has held multiple fellowships and his work has been published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and holds an MS from the National Intelligence University and an MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
David Elam VP of Product
David is dedicated to refining interactions between humans and machines to produce high quality analysis. To this end, David leads various product development and data analysis initiatives at Kharon. David previously worked at Innovations for Scaling Impact, where he analyzed efforts by multilateral institutions to address international security, global supply chains, and the environment. David holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA from Occidental College.
Sam Fishman SVP of Technology
Sam leads the technology team at Kharon, bringing experienced leadership in areas such as data analytics, application and data architecture, machine learning, and natural language processing. Sam has developed smart software platforms and provided targeted R&D for companies such as Yahoo, AEG, and multiple startups in industries such as ad tech, search tech, mobile telephony, and entertainment tech. Sam holds an MS in Computer Science from USC with a special designation in Intelligent Robotics.
Paul Gerbino Director of Strategic Partnerships
Paul manages Kharon's partnership efforts, leading and advancing its strategic relationships with technology companies, data providers, and professional services firms. Paul brings nearly a decade of experience in the AML risk and compliance space. Previously, Paul managed business development teams at Bureau van Dijk and also helped to launch and scale the U.S. presence of a UK-based financial crimes data firm.
Megi Hakobjanyan Team Lead, Eurasia
Megi leads the Eurasia research program at Kharon. Megi’s analytic expertise spans complex ownership structures, supply chains, and other commercial relationships. Prior to Kharon, Megi interned with Club de Madrid, where she researched topics related to countering violent extremism. Megi holds an MA from Johns Hopkins University with concentrations in Eurasian Studies and International Economics.
Will Harrington Director, Client Services
Kharon clients rely on Will for training and coordinating research support. Will is an expert at Kharon’s data modeling practices, and works closely with Kharon analysts in the quality assurance process. Will previously worked at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) and the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Will holds an MA in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University and a BA from Towson University.
Darci Kovacs Project Manager
Darci manages projects across the technology and product teams at Kharon. She is responsible for moving product initiatives through the lifecycle, from a whiteboard drawing to customer deployment. Darci graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Reed College and holds a BA in Sociology. She previously worked with data as a research assistant for multiple projects in that department, with a particular interest in economic and organizational sociology.
Victoria Lumb Head of Sales
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.
Kathleen O’Rourke Director, Analysis
Kathleen leads the quality assurance process for Kharon ClearView data, client deliverables, and other research products. Kathleen works with subject matter experts across teams to verify research findings and develop analytical standards. Kathleen previously interned with the Hudson Institute's Center for Political-Military Analysis, the US Department of State, and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (US Department of Defense). Kathleen is a graduate of the University of St Andrews (MLitt) and the University of Virginia (BA).
Jordan Olmstead Director of Product
Jordan fuses data driven network analysis and subject matter domain expertise to drive the Kharon Dynamic Analytics offering. Jordan works across Kharon’s data, engineering, and research teams, developing bespoke data models that correspond with typologies of networks targeted by sanctions. Jordan previously worked as a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he researched Iranian strategic culture and national security strategy. Jordan holds a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Diogo Palhano Account Director
Diogo leads Kharon’s engagement with financial institutions and corporates based in the Western Hemisphere. Diogo advises U.S. technology firms, Canadian banks and corporates, and major Latin American firms on sanctions-related risk typologies that impact commercial activity. Diogo worked at a French tech start-up company, where he was responsible for the firm’s expansion to German-speaking countries. Diogo also interned with the Association for the German Biofuel Industry and with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Diogo is a graduate of HEC Paris and the Free University of Berlin, and is fluent in six languages.
William Rich SVP of Global Client Engagement
William G. Rich leads efforts to expand into emerging markets and to advise government and regulatory clients. William served from 2015 to 2018 as the U.S. Treasury attaché to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s senior-most representative to the largest financial center in the greater Middle East, South Asia, and Africa. He previously served in national security policy, counterterrorism, and intelligence positions both domestically and overseas. Immediately prior to joining Kharon, William was a visiting fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) where his work was featured by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and WIRED. He is a term member of CFR, an adjunct faculty member of Columbia University, and a visiting scholar at New York University.
Josh Shrager SVP of Key Client Relations
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.
Izabella Siemicka SVP of Communications
Izabella leads internal and external communications for Kharon and is responsible for the Kharon brand. Over the past decade Izabella has held senior in-house and consultancy roles in both the UK and the UAE. She has worked with a number of public and private sector clients across a range of industries including financial services, government and education; leading initiatives on stakeholder relations, reputation and brand management. Izabella is a graduate of Cambridge and Harvard Universities.
Edmund Xu Team Lead, Asia
Edmund leads the Asia research program at Kharon. He is responsible for leading the team's research into illicit maritime and other commercial activity involving sanctioned actors, diving into networks that trade in weapons of mass destruction, narcotics, and other prohibited goods. Edmund previously interned with the US Department of State and the Carter Center, where he focused on Asia. Edmund holds an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University.
Sunil Bhanot Member
Sunil Bhanot’s experience as a leader in technology engineering spans almost a decade.
Mr. Bhanot is the Director of Engineering at TripAdvisor, overseeing engineering operations for the west coast of the US. Prior to TripAdvisor, he was Head of Engineering at Whalerock Industries overseeing software development and engineering operations. Mr. Bhanot was also the VP of Engineering at Demand Media (now LEAF group), where he oversaw engineering for the media business of the company.
Mr. Bhanot has built and managed small and large engineering teams and worked on media and commerce products across various platforms. He has consulted with various startups in their early phases and until recently worked as a Technology Advisor for the Digital Social Media Graduate School Program at the University of Southern California. Mr. Bhanot has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Kathleen Casey Member
Kathleen Casey is a senior advisor with Patomak Global Partners. Previously, Ms. Casey served as a Commissioner with the US Securities and Exchange Commission from 2006 to 2011. During her tenure, Ms. Casey acted as the SEC’s principal representative in various international fora, including multilateral and bilateral regulatory dialogues, the G-20 Financial Stability Board, and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).
Prior to being appointed Commissioner, Ms. Casey held various legal and policy roles in the United States Senate. From 2003 to 2006, she was Staff Director and Counsel of the US Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. Before serving as Staff Director for the Senate Banking Committee, Ms. Casey held a series of senior advisory roles to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL).
Ms. Casey serves as a non-executive director on the board of HSBC Holdings plc, a member of The Pennsylvania State University’s board of trustees, and chairman of the board of Penn State Health. She is also a member of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board as well as the board of trustees for the International Valuation Standards Council and Financial Accounting Foundation.
Lisa Prager Member
Lisa Prager is General Counsel at Agricultural Bank of China. Previously, Ms. Prager was a partner at the law firms of Holland & Knight, and Schulte, Roth & Zabel, where she focused her practice on government investigations and enforcement actions relating to the FCPA, US export controls and economic sanctions laws, anti-money laundering laws, the Dodd-Frank Act’s whistleblower provisions, and government contracts matters. Ms. Prager represented clients before multiple US enforcement agencies and bodies, such as the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, Department of State, Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Prager advised general counsels and senior management regarding company practices, remedial measures such as compliance program enhancements and disciplinary action for employees, and settlement options.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Prager was an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Columbia and Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law and holds a BA from Yale University.
Andrew Prozes Member
Andrew served as CEO of LexisNexis and on the Board of Directors of Reed Elsevier. Today he serves on the boards of Scribestar, Transunion, Neoway, fiizy, payfone, nanopay/mintchip, Parker Companies, and Synaptive. He chairs the Compensation Committees for Transunion, Neoway, nanopay/mintchip, Synaptive, and payfone. He works actively with many PE firms.
Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, Andy served as Executive Vice President and COO of West Group, part of the Thomson Reuters Corporation from 1997 to 2000. He founded MFS Limited early in his career, which grew from a start-up to the then largest processor of retirement plans (RRSP’s) and mutual funds in Canada. It was sold to IBM Canada in 1988.
Andy is a past Chairman of The Information Industry Association and has served on the boards of the Information Technology Association of Canada, the Canadian Newspaper Association, and the National Executive Service Corps. Andy was an Executive Board Member of the American Bar Association Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI), a Board & Executive Committee Member of The Atlantic Council of the United States, and a Director of The Bruce Museum of Arts and Technology in Greenwich, Connecticut. He serves on the board of trustees of Freedom House.
Waheed Rathore Member
Waheed Rathore is a financial services professional who has held Regional, Group and Global positions in Regulatory Compliance & Financial Crime over 25 years. His international exposure spans across North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia pacific by way of his career with global institutions like Citibank, ABN AMRO, Dubai Islamic Bank and Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
Mr. Rathore led the Compliance functions in these institutions through periods of heightened Compliance focus. This involved green-field built up of the function and turnarounds including the post-enforcement remediation actions. Other projects of key importance for the Board of Directors include five successful due-diligence for bank acquisitions and subsequent integrations of Compliance and Financial Crime function.
Mr. Rathore is currently the Executive Director of Banking & Insurance Supervision at Abu Dhabi Global Market. This recent change allows him to bring his industry experience into the regulatory world for a larger number of financial institutions.
Mr. Rathore holds a MBA from INSEAD and a Certification in Fin-Tech from Oxford University. He was the Chairman of UAE Banks Federation (UBF) Compliance Committee. Mr. Rathore has also been on a number of Boards including currently the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment (CISI), ADCB Asset Management Ltd (past) and Kuwait Turk Bank Dubai (past).
David Shedd Member
David R. Shedd served in the U.S. government for nearly 33 years. Since leaving the federal government in 2015, he has been serving as a Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow and as an Adjunct Professor at Patrick Henry College. He works as an independent national security consultant, serves on several corporate Boards including as Chairman of the Board for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. In addition, Mr. Shedd is actively supporting several NGOs.
In 2014, Mr. Shedd was named Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency following four years of service as the Agency’s Deputy Director. Until January 2015 he led the Defense Intelligence Enterprise workforce comprised of more than 16,500 military and civilian employees worldwide.
Mr. Shedd previously served as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Deputy Director for Policy, Plans, and Requirements, where he was responsible for overseeing the formulation and implementation of major Intelligence Community (IC) policies.
From May 2005 to April 2007, Mr. Shedd served as Chief of Staff and, later, Acting Director of the Intelligence Staff to the Director of National Intelligence. Prior to the creation of the ODNI, Mr. Shedd served as the National Security Council’s Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform. Mr. Shedd has also held a variety of senior management assignments at the Central Intelligence Agency, including Chief of Congressional Liaison, and was posted overseas in the U.S. Embassies in Costa Rica and Mexico.
Jocelyn Tait Norval Member
Jocelyn is currently the Global Head of Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and Gifts and Entertainment (G&E) at Barclays, having previously held Head of Financial Crime Screening and OFAC Officer roles. Jocelyn has extensive experience in designing and implementing Sanctions, ABC and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) strategy, especially in relation to screening/filtering technologies. She is a respected expert on Sanctions and Screening within industry groups, providing thought leadership and contributing to publications.