Group MLRO and Senior Advisor
Antonio Ghirlando is a seasoned compliance specialist with a specific focus on financial crime compliance, including the prevention of money laundering, countering the funding of terrorism, combatting proliferation finance, sanctions, anti-bribery & corruption, and fraud. He is also well versed in other regulatory compliance obligations.
As a Senior Adviser on Financial Crime Compliance, he is actively involved in the provision of real-time operational support, specialist advice, intuitive guidance and training to several businesses seeking to ensure ongoing compliance with their regulatory obligations. He also serves as the Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) as well as the Compliance Officer for the group entities authorised to act as trustees and company service providers.
During his career he has worked with various licensed entities in both the financial and non-financial sectors, having served as the Head of Compliance, Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Data Protection Officer (DPO). He also headed the Compliance and Legal & International Sections of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and served as the Secretary General of the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA).
Antonio has been involved in several local and international committees, and has also presented numerous papers at various workshops, seminars, conferences and training events.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (1986, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
Represented the Malta Bankers’ Association on various committees of the European Banking Federation, including the Executive Committee and Prevention of Money Laundering Committee
Represented the Malta Bankers’ Association on the local Prevention of Money Laundering & Funding of Terrorism Joint Committee
Chaired the Banking Working Group on Malta’s first ML/FT National Risk Assessment
Acted as an External Advisor to MANSA, a repository platform which provides a single source of primary data required for the conduct of customer due diligence on African entities (Financial Institutions, Corporates and SMEs)
T: (+356) 2540 3000
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street