As Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions in KPMG Lower Gulf’s Forensic practice, Katerina Pagoni assists financial institutions in mitigating money laundering and sanctions risks, with the objective of supporting her clients to remain competitive in the market. Prior to her current position, she was with another Big 4 practice in Greece, where she specialized in compliance advisory services for financial institutions. Katerina joined consulting after spending twenty years in the banking sector, where she was a Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Senior Compliance Officer. She has also held senior positions in Operational Risk and Business Risk Control. Katerina has broad experience in financial crime, regulatory compliance, money laundering deterrence, sanctions and business risks. During her financial services career with global financial institutions, Katerina led projects related to structural change mandated by the leading Western central banks and regulators, focusing on compliance, regulatory risk, operational risk and internal governance. For her MBA with Imperial College Business School London, Katerina wrote a thesis exploring how global financial institutions could be entrepreneurial and innovative while maintaining exemplary compliance.