HSBC in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man has strengthened its commitment to fighting financial crime with the appointment of Pawel Kusiak as Head of Financial Crime Risk Transformation across the jurisdictions.
Based in Jersey, Pawel will take on responsibility for ensuring that HSBC across the Crown Dependencies implements the changes needed to meet the requirements of financial regulators and enhance HSBC’s culture toward countering financial crime.
In particular, Pawel will focus on embedding a clear definition of financial crime prevention within the bank’s day-to-day activity right across its business divisions and the three jurisdictions, and develop a holistic plan to ensure that the Bank is able to detect and prevent financial crime from taking place.
Pawel brings with him 20 years of international banking experience. Most recently he was Regional Lead for Financial Crime Compliance, Regulatory Compliance and Conduct for HSBC Global Banking Europe, located in London. He first joined HSBC in Poland in 2006, and over the years has worked in the UK, Poland, Spain, Italy and Bermuda and can speak Polish, Spanish and English.
He said: “The islands and the expat communities we serve and operate in are set stringent standards by their financial regulators, and it’s a priority for HSBC that our customers and local communities are protected to the highest level. As our banking services and customer base grows, it’s vital that we remain at the cutting edge of this rapidly evolving and highly complex area. The bank is committed to fighting financial crime and I look forward to further strengthening HSBC’s ability to detect and counter these risks.”