ABOUT OSACO financial
OSACO Financial is a specialist financial compliance and anti-financial crime consulting and training firm, based in London and focussed exclusively on financial services clients in emerging markets.
Our team includes internationally recognised experts in financial crime prevention, Know You Client (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) measures, with extensive experience across major financial centres in Europe and the Far East, including London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. We specialise in working with institutions that are upgrading their compliance capabilities, ensuring that they can successfully operate to international standards, particularly with regard to due diligence and financial crime measures.
Increasingly heavy expectations and regulatory pressures on financial institutions across the world have raised the barrier of entry into global markets significantly. However rather than a problem or threat, we regard this as a great opportunity for emerging financial centres. History proves that big, disruptive shifts in global markets can work in favour of those who are prepared to take radical measures, move swiftly and assert their position in a new order, unencumbered by inertia and the need to maintain the status quo.
OSACO Financial is an international business committed to helping organisations work more effectively, with greater transparency and the kind of demonstrable integrity that boosts trust—something we regard as an essential currency within our rapidly changing world.
The OSACO financial team
Roland has over 20 years of international experience in Corporate & Investment Banking in risk management, compliance, Know-Your-Customer, and client on-boarding. He is currently a managing partner of OSACO Financial.
Roland is a recognised expert in KYC/AML across service delivery, change, policy and training, and a regular speaker at industry events. He is also the principal author of the International Compliance Association’s customer due diligence curriculum and member of the ICA’s external training faculty. Roland has delivered multiplecompliance training programmes for emerging markets clients in both French and English.
He is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School in France and a holder of the ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.
Leila is a senior Financial Crime Compliance expert with over 12 years of experience within financial services, working for some of the world’s top investment banks including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, as well as European Retail banks HSBC, RBS, Lloyds Banking Group and consultancy firms KPMG and Grant Thornton.
Leila's expertise focuses on AML, sanctions, KYC, client on-boarding, EDDs, investigations and Risk Management. She has deep knowledge of designing, developing and executing compliance change programs and remediation projects across tier 1 banks. Leila is an ICA accredited tutor and member of the ICA’s external training faculty, and holds an ICA certificate in AML. She also has an MBA in Risk Management and Financial Derivatives from the UK.
Leila is a founding and Managing Partner at OSACO Financial where she is responsible for business management and sales.
George is an emerging markets operational risk specialist. He has worked extensively in Africa and the Middle East over the last 15 years. Prior to joining OSACO as a founding partner, he worked to attract foreign direct investment into growing Middle Eastern markets in the construction and power sectors. George is committed to helping developing economies to help themselves and achieve sustainable long-term growth, and has previously worked in close collaboration with the World Bank and IFC.
As a co-founder of OSACO Group, Sean has 30 years’ experience at a national and international level as a financial crimes and oversight expert. He has worked extensively in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, providing corporate and humanitarian organizations with solutions to their oversight and compliance needs.
Jaydene has 30 years’ experience in capacity development in both the national and international level. This includes working in both the government and corporate sectors. Having project managed complex national projects, Jaydene has a proven ability to manage strategic relationships with key stakeholders.