Vea is an experienced professional with a history of working in the academia, consulting and banking industry. Vea is currently working at the Compliance Unit of Hellenic Bank and she is responsible for the on-boarding of the high-risk clients, the drafting of AML/CTF policies and procedures as well as training of the Bank staff on AML and regulatory updates. She previously worked at PwC Cyprus in major banking and forensic projects as well as an internal auditor of Cyprus Investment Firms (CIFs).
She is highly experienced in forensic investigations and particularly in collecting intelligence. She has been trained in the UK and Ireland for OSINT techniques. Vea has a PhD focused on the Economics of Crime and Tax Evasion from The University of Manchester obtained with full scholarship from Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) and is Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). She is also serving as the President of the Education and Research and member of the Professional Development Sub-committees of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors.