Charlene specializes in anti-money laundering, terrorist financing and economic sanctions, Regulatory Compliance Management (RCM), Privacy, Complaints, and Compliance oversight and supervision. Charlene provides assistance on regulatory obligations, assisting entities to effectively meet legislative responsibilities. Charlene was most recently the Chief Compliance Officer, Chief AML Officer and Chief Privacy Officer of China Construction Bank. Prior to that, she was the Chief AML Officer (CAMLO), Country Head of Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) at RBS Canada, before the branch exited Canada. Charlene has worked as an Advanced Trainer and Services Provider at Verafin, assisting credit unions and financial companies in Canada and the US with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing compliance, and provided outsourced AML/ATF Compliance solutions to Canadian Credit Unions through the Verafin software. Charlene also worked as a Manager in the Enterprise AML Compliance Strategy and Oversight Group at RBC, responsible for Policies and Procedures, Risk and Compliance Program documentation, the development and administration of Enterprise Training, Board Reporting and oversight of regulatory requirements implementation. Charlene previously worked with Deloitte and Touche LLP, KPMG LLP and EY LLP, assisting institutions in Canada and the US with the development, implementation of AML/ATF and regulatory compliance programs, with a special focus on AML program remediation in respect of memorandums of understanding issued by the Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency. Charlene holds an Honours BA, and a Masters in Criminology from the University of Toronto. She is a designated Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (“CAMS”), and has been a Professor in the Financial Services Compliance (FCA) program at Seneca College, where she has lectured on AML legislation, and was a member of the FCA Advisory Board.