Alison Weekes


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Alison is the President of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals. She is currently the Head of Compliance at Amicorp Bank and Trust, a position that she has held for the past four years. In this role she reports to the Board of Directors and the CEO and is responsible for the recruitment, training, development, and retention of two senior Managers, an Assistant Manager, and three Compliance Officers. She is also responsible for the effectiveness and maintenance of the Bank’s AML/CFT framework, the relationship with local regulators, internal audit, and correspondent banks. Alison started her career as a Management Trainee at NatWest Bank (UK) and a Management Trainee at Barclays Bank Plc (Barbados). Alison is an International Banking Professional with 28 years of leading industry experience within the domestic, commercial, offshore and development banking sector, in the local, regional, and international marketplace. Alison was the Integration Team Subject Matter Expert during the integration of the two lucrative heritage offshore businesses of CIBC FirstCaribbean which were CIBC West Indies Offshore Banking Corporation and Barclays Bank Plc in Barbados and the Cayman Islands. She also led the team for the integration of the corporate business in the island of Grenada. Alison being a diverse and flexible professional, has also spent several years as a Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering professional for global energy companies in the United Kingdom as well as financial services firms. She spent three years with a major UK energy company where she played a major role in the building of the AML/CFT Compliance Monitoring and Transaction Monitoring programs which also focused on the detection and prevention of Market abuse. Alison has held the FCA approved person functions CF10 and CF11 as Head of Compliance and MLRO for a Soft commodities and Energy Futures trading company in Aldgate, London, UK. Upon her return to Barbados in 2015, Alison undertook a project for one of the largest Commercial Banks in the region, to review their Insider Trading Policy and Procedures. Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Banker She holds a MSc Financial Services Management from University of Surrey (UK) and ICA Diplomas in International Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering (Merit).