Mrs. Susan S. François

Mrs. Susan S. François

Mrs. Susan S. François

LLB, LEC, LLM, ICA (terrorism), AMLFC Institute Board of Regents, AML Consultant, Trinidad & Tobago

Ms. Susan S. François is an AML/CFT/PF consultant. She served as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago from February, 2011 to August 2019. Ms. François is an Attorney-at-Law with a Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Commercial Law. Ms. François has extensive experience and certification in AML/CFT technical fields such as Financial Analysis and Investigations, Illicit Finance & Criminal and Terrorist Networks, Prevention of Corruption on Public Procurement and holds an ICA Specialist Certificate in Terrorism Financing. She is certified by the Egmont Group as a Tactical analysis trainer and an AML/CFT supervision trainer. Ms Francois is also a country Assessor trained by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) as a Law Assessor to conduct assessments of a country’s AML/CFT Regime and has also received standards training in the 2012 FATF Recommendations from the CFATF. Ms. François has extensive knowledge, understanding and experience on AML/CFT compliance and regulatory requirements. She has conducted numerous training sessions and sensitisation programmes for domestic and regional industry actors including Law Enforcement Agencies, Financial Institutions and DNFBPs. She developed compliance audits procedures and processes and led on-site compliance examinations of financial institutions and DNFBPs in Trinidad and Tobago to assess their compliance with legal obligations under the AML/CFT regime. Ms. François has also represented the Government of Trinidad and Tobago at regional and international fora such as the Financial Action Task Force, the Egmont Group and the CFATF Plenaries and meetings.

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