NAICOM’s Director Supervision Obtains ACAMS CAMS Audit Professional Certificate …Becomes Only Resident Nigerian With ACAMS Audit Certificate

Yemisi Izuora 
The director of supervision with the National Insurance Commission,  NAICOM,  Mr.  Barineka Thompson has obtained the highest professional qualification after passing the USA-based ACAMS CAMS-AUDIT.

This is the  highest professional qualification in AML/CFT and other financial crimes prevention and investigation. 

Barineka has also successfully superintended AML/CFT implementation in the insurance sector, member on PToFATF (now IMC), and has attended several GIABA and FATF Plenary and trainings abroad.
Barineka, from available record is the only resident Nigerian with this ACAMS-Audit presently. Three others are dual Nigerian citizens in the UK and USA. Several Nigerians have the standard CAMS.

ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to advancing the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of money laundering around the world, and to promote the development and implementation of sound anti-money laundering policies and procedures. ACAMS achieves its mission through promoting international standards for the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing, educating professionals in private and government organizations about these standards and the strategies and practices required to meet them.

The body further certifies the achievements of its members; and provides networking platforms through which AML/CFT professionals can collaborate with their peers throughout the world.

In particular, ACAMS helps AML professionals with career enhancement through cutting-edge education, certification and training. ACAMS acts as a forum where professionals can exchange strategies and ideas, assists practitioners in developing, implementing and upholding proven, sound AML practices and procedures as well as helps financial and non-financial institutions identify and locate Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) designated individuals in the rapidly expanding AML field.

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