Sandra Edun-Watler

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Sandra is an Attorney-at-Law with extensive experience in the Regulatory and Compliance field.   She is the former Head of the Compliance & Reporting Services of a leading global offshore law firm where she provided Anti-Money Laundering, AEOI Reporting & Compliance Officer services. 

Sandra also worked as legal counsel with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority where she provided legal support to all regulatory and support divisions.  During this time she was the legal assessor for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force – British Virgin Islands Third Round Mutual Evaluation.  She was also Head of Compliance for the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda as well as a regulatory lawyer and more recently, in delivering AML officer services, for another top tier Cayman Islands law firm, Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience from all aspects of the AML/Compliance function. 

Sandra was last year’s Chairman of the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association, the immediate past president of the Cayman Islands Compliance Association and sits on the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Caribbean Task Force.  In addition, she was the chair of the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association. She was also the legal assessor for the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force – British Virgin Islands Third Round Mutual Evaluation. Sandra also guest lectures on AML at the Truman Bodden Law School in the Cayman Islands and sits on various government working groups representing the Cayman Islands Compliance AssociationDuring her time at CIMA and in private practice, she has sat on numerous working groups advising on the laws and practical aspects of the regulatory regime. 

Sandra is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Certified trainer for ACAMS and holds a Trust and Estate Practitioner designation as well. Additionally, she sits on the R3 Cayman Foundation, YMCA of the Cayman Islands and was a former Governor for the Cayman Prep and High School.