Meet the talented people behind Africa Risk Management & Compliance Partners.
Managing Partner, Governance, Operational Risk Management and Internal Controls
Saldys is an operational risk, internal controls, governance and regulatory compliance professional with over 20 years of Tier-1 Financial Services experience across corporate and investment banking, asset management and asset servicing. He specialises in the design, implementation, management and transformation of governance, risk, internal controls and regulatory compliance frameworks and culture across the enterprise. He has extensive experience working in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa with organisations such as JP Morgan, Barclays, Absa, Credit Suisse, BNY Mellon and Deutsche Bank. He holds a degree in civil engineering and is a chartered management accountant. Saldys was the founder and chair of the Barclays Africa Forum.
Solomon J Samba
Solomon is recognised as one of Africa’s leading general insurance underwriters with over 40 years industry experience. Until his retirement in 2018, Solomon was the Managing Director of Aureol Insurance Company Limited a position he had held since 1996. His experience of the pan-African insurance market is unrivalled. Other roles have included President of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA); Director of West African Reinsurance Corporation (WAICA Re); Lecturer and Chief Examiner of the West African Insurance Institute; Chairman and Co-Founder of the Sierra Leone Stock Exchange. Solomon is passionate about developing the next generation of Africa risk management professional. He was awarded the Officer of Order of the Rokel (OOR) for his distinguished and meritorious service in the field of Insurance, Insurance Education and Business.
Mamakoh Ruth Magona
Chief Operating Officer
Mamakoh Ruth, with over 25 years of leading programmes and projects, is an experienced professional with a flexible, pragmatic and proactive leadership style. She has applied her skills to a number of businesses both within the private and public sectors, including banking and finance as well as engineering and government, adapting as necessary. She has successfully delivered programmes and projects valued in the millions(£). Mamakoh has developed and implemented a number of complex business strategies. As a proud African she is looking forward to working with and collaborating within the continent.
Regulators, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Ethics and Culture
David is recognised as one of the UK’s leading proponents on regulatory compliance, ethics, governance and culture in financial services. A visiting Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School, he has worked in regulation, ethics and education for over 20 years. He was head of education, training and competence, industry training and business ethics at the FSA. David led and chaired the ground breaking Financial Services ISO (22222) standards for financial planning and is the author of ‘The Compliance Revolution’, published in 2015.
Credit Risk Management
Andy is a seasoned credit risk professional (with over 30 years’ experience) working at Barclays and Standard Bank of South Africa in a number of senior risk roles. He has significant experience working with African banking entities over the past 10 years and driving transformational change activity. His broad experience includes full E2E credit V covering retail, corporate and private banking asset classes. He has operated at Chief Credit Officer and Chief Risk Officer level on African portfolios and Chief Operating Officer responsible for change and transformation across Africa entities. He is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and MBA.
Investment Risk Management
Kevin is an investment risk management professional with over 30 years experience working for major asset management and private banking institutions across Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. He is a fixed Income Investment specialist and has held numerous senior executive positions, including Chief Investment Officer (CIO). Kevin has direct African experience having spent 10 years as a Managing Director with Standard Bank both investing and serving across our continent. He is passionate about Africa; and passionate about investment risk management capacity building and skills development within Financial Institutions across our continent. Kevin holds a BA from Georgetown University and MPhil from Cambridge University.
Data Protection Specialist
Samuel is a visionary leader with over 20 years’ experience of consultancy and analytical senior management in banking, manufacturing, consumer goods, logistics and technology sectors. A skilled credit risk monitoring and control professional, Samuel is highly experienced in risk transformations, regulatory and process changes and project delivery. He previously worked at American International Group (AIG), Barclays Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), IBM and United Bank for Africa (UBA). Samuel is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and holds MSc in Finance and Investment Management.
Claudius Bart-Williams is an economics, corporate finance, strategy and project professional who has worked on a number of projects including the establishment of the new investment and export promotion agency, and a functional review of the Bank of Sierra Leone. Claudius was, until 2008, the Dean of Campus/ Director of the Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Sierra Leone. Claudius has advised entities across West Africa and the United Kingdom and is a member of many boards including Royal Insurance Gambia Limited as well as being a retired Chairman of the Board of Directors of Standard Chartered Bank (Sierra Leone) Limited. Claudius holds a MSc and PhD in Economics and Finance
Cybersecurity Risk Management
Rasheed is an experienced Risk Management Consultant specializing in Cyber security and Financial Crime Compliance. He has worked as a Risk Management Consultant at Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and at the Big 4 Professional services firms focusing on banking clients such as Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers (in Administration), Lloyds Banking Group, JP Morgan. He holds Master’s in Management from the London School of Economics, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Central University in India.
Financial Crime, Third Party and Country Risk specialist
Andrew is an experienced risk management and compliance professional with over 10 years industry experience specialising in Financial crime (AML and KYC); Third party risk, Business due diligence; Anti-bribery & corruption and Country risk assessments. He is a seasoned Africa-focused consultant having worked for KPMG, Kroll and Control Risk. He has advised on projects in 15+ African countries for large deals for FTSE 100 companies, investment houses and development agencies. Andrew holds a B.A LLB degree from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.