All global industries, including shipping, face potential exposure to illegal activities such as money laundering and terrorist financing. As part of the proactive steps it is taking to limit the exposure of the Liberian Registry and its clients to such risks, LISCR’s Compliance & Legal Manager Irina Nossova recently achieved specialist anti-money laundering certification from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Irina, who has experience of working for a law firm and in the commercial sector, joined the Liberian Registry in November 2017. She says, “In my role as Compliance & Legal Manager, I oversee the smooth operation of the Liberian Registry’s compliance system and procedures. I followed one of the CAMS set procedures when preparing for the examination, based on a self-study package comprising, among other things, an audio course, booklet, and flash cards.
“In all, it involved roughly a month of private study, and I believe it was very worthwhile. The Liberian Registry has a strong compliance programme and is proactive in its due diligence procedures. In achieving the CAMS certification, I have gained additional knowledge which I hope to apply to help make our compliance programme even stronger.”