Mr. Derek Benjamin
Mr. Derek J. Benjamin is the Senior Financial Analyst and head of the Financial Compliance Unit (FCU) at the Office of National Drug and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP), Antigua. In this capacity, he manages the Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) supervision of thirty-one (31) financial sectors (domestic and international) licensed and/or operating in Antigua and Barbuda. Mr. Benjamin joined the ONDCP in 2006, first working as a financial analyst in the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) before moving to the FCU in 2012. With over 20 years’ experience working in the domestic banking sector, he has pursued formal training and is certified in the areas of Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundering, Counter Terrorism Financing, Cyber Crime Detection and AML/CFT Compliance. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Prevention Specialist (CAMS and CAMLFC) and a certified Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Financial Examiner having served as a member of the CFATF 3rd Round Mutual Evaluation team to Belize. He is also a member of the CFATF Risk, Trends and Methods Group (CRTMG) and the point of contact member of Antigua’s National Money Laundering & Financing of Terrorism Risk Assessment Coordinating Group.