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Liat Shetret
Senior Consultant & Team Lead , AML/CFT, International Development
New York, Israel
A development, security and financial integrity professional with 15+ years of global strategic policy, research/program development, training and organizational leadership experience. Key strengths include design and delivery of complex capacity building and technical assistance programs in the Horn of Africa, Middle East and the Americas on AML/CFT. Seeking remote plus travel, but open
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
A development, security and financial integrity professional with 15+ years of global strategic research/program development and organizational leadership experience. Key strengths include cross-border program design and management, complex risk analyses and relationship cultivation with business, political, economic and social constituencies. Experience recruiting and leading high performing teams, building organizational infrastructure, designing processes and evaluation tools and maximizing resources, particularly in emerging markets and developing countries. Seasoned presenter at high-profile global conferences and meetings.

Areas of Interest and Expertise: All-things innovative and related to effective regulatory compliance and fighting financial crime, RegTech, FinTech, AI-based solutions for customer due diligence, de-risking/re-risking, financial inclusion, strategic analysis, program formulation and implementation, terrorism & counter-terrorism, informal money transfers, hawalas, anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CFT), capacity building of financial intelligence units, financial risk, political and risk analysis, sanctions, conflict management, countering violent extremism, transformation of violent conflict, political psychology.

Geographic Expertise: Continental Africa with specialization in East Africa and the Greater Horn, North Africa as well as Middle East and Gulf.
Graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a Masters of Intl. Affairs (MIA) in International Security Policy, New York. Summa Cum Laude and 2007 'Best-in Class' Bachelor's degrees (B.A.) in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Illinois. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certification in Transformation of Violent Conflict. Also trained extensively in leadership, public service, resource management, program management, management and budgeting. Currently studying for a certification on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University online. Awarded over 25 national scholarships and recognition for academic excellence, achievement, leadership and public service.
Affiliations and Achievements:
* Women in International Security (WIIS)
* Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
* Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists

Selected Publications:

1. (Forthcoming) Striking the Balance – Strengthening Effective Regulation in Cash Intensive Economies,” European Union by L. Shetret (2019)

2. “Understanding Bank De-Risking and its Effects on Financial Inclusion,” Oxfam International and GCCS by T. Durner and L. Shetret (2015)

3. “Tracking Progress: Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism in East Africa and the Greater Horn of Africa,” GCCS report by Liat Shetret et al., (2015)

4. “Mapping Perceptions of Violent Extremism: Pilot Study of Community Attitudes in Kenya and Somaliland,” CGCC Report by L. Shetret, M. Schwartz and D. Cotter (2013)

5. “Capitalizing on Trust: Regulating Somali Remittances for Peace, Human Rights and Prosperity,” CGCC Report by J. Cockayne with L. Shetret (2012)

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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Arabic, Hebrew
    United States
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