Kharon Global Sanctions Summit 


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The 2019 Summit

The world's premier sanctions discussion. 
8:15 am
April 8, 2019

The intensifying use of sanctions as a tool to address global security issues has resulted in an increasingly complex risk management environment for financial institutions and corporates. For industry, the impact of sanctions lists has evolved beyond basic screening, as regulators encourage more aggressive use of technology and network analysis.

Kharon's inaugural Global Sanctions Summit will convene the world's leading thinkers, practitioners, and policymakers pertaining to sanctions and financial crime. Cross-cutting panels will facilitate important conversations on the role of sanctions in global security, conflict, and human rights, while also accounting for commercial and compliance realities. Panels will include views from top global CEOs, the architects and policymakers behind sanctions policy, and those responsible for building and leading risk management programs.






Arrival, credentialing, & breakfast

Welcome Remarks

Matthew Epstein, CEO, Kharon 

Robert Werner, Head of Strategic Advisory Board, Kharon

Close hold: David Cohen, Janice Gardner, & Juan Zarate at the nexus of sanctions and national security


David Cohen, Partner, WilmerHale / Former Deputy Director, CIA / Former
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of the Treasury

Janice Gardner, Executive Editor, Kharon / Former Assistant Secretary for Office of Intelligence and Analysis, US Department of the Treasury

Juan Zarate, Chairman, Financial Integrity Network /  Former Deputy National Security Advisor / Former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and FInancial Crimes, US Department of the Treasury

Moderator: Ali Velshi, NBC

Inside the C-suite: how sanctions touch business decision making in the global economy


Patrick Burke, CEO, HSBC USA


Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup


Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO, Mubadala Investment Company


Moderator: Michael Milken, Chairman, Milken Institute



Small bites & beverages

The enterprise perspective: at the intersection of sanctions & AML in the control framework


Jan Gerrit-Iken, Global Head of Financial Crime AML/Sanctions, Commerzbank

Court Golumbic, Partner, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance,  

Goldman Sachs

Brian Grant, Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions, MUFG

Les Joseph, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo

Moderator: Bob Werner, Head of Strategic Advisory Board, Kharon / Former Director, OFAC / Former Director, FinCEN

Examining the impact of sanctions and related risks for nonbank financial services


Kyle Daddio, Chief AML Officer, Interactive Brokers

Tyler Hand, Vice President, Global Head of Sanctions & Interdictions, Western Union

Alina Nedea, Deputy Head of Unit, Foreign Policy Regulatory Instruments, European Commission

Livio Russo, Group Head of Financial Crime, Generali

Moderator: Simon Lorne, Chief Legal Officer, Millennium Management / Chairman, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)



Full hosted lunch

Perceptions and realities of illicit finance in cryptocurrencies, blockchain & related financial technologies


Zachary Goldman, Senior Associate, WilmerHale / Adjunct Professor of Law, NYU

Jonathan Levin, Co-Founder/COO, Chainalysis

Mark Nakhla, Executive Vice President of Research, Kharon

Clay Stevenson, Principal, CHS Sanctions and Advisory / Former Managing

Director & Global Sanctions Executive, Bank of America

Moderator: Benjamin Schmidt, Chief Product Officer, Kharon 

Global standards, best practices and key challenges for international financial institutions in managing sanctions-related risk  


Matt Bardsley, Managing Director, Head of Sanctions, Barclays

Sahand Boorboor, Managing Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance,

Bank of America

Susan Rodihan Dupuy, Managing Director, Head of OFAC Sanctions

Compliance of the Americas, Société Générale

Frank Morisano, Chief Risk Officer, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Moderator: Cari Stinebower, Partner, Crowell & Moring



Small bites & beverages

Wielding sanctions in the pursuit of democracy, anti-corruption & human rights


Ambassador Daniel Fried, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Richard Nephew, Senior Research Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy,

Columbia University / Former Principal Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, US Department of State

John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry / Founding Director, Enough Project

Adam Szubin, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell / Former Acting Under Secretary  for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, US Department of the Treasury / Former Director, OFAC

Moderator: Elise Labott, Foreign Affairs Journalist

Understanding the impact of sanctioned jurisdictions & regimes on global trade, investment & commercial activity


Hank Corscadden, Global Trade Counsel and Director, Government

Compliance Programs, Microsoft

Jochen Dürr, Chief Risk Officer, SIX Group

Howard Mendelsohn, Chief Client Officer, Kharon 

Glen Kelley, Partner, Jacobson Burton Kelley

Moderator: Lisa Prager, General Counsel & Executive Vice-President,

Agricultural Bank of China / Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement, US Department of Commerce

Concluding Remarks


Matthew Epstein, CEO, Kharon

Cocktail Reception


Hosted cocktail reception & small bites

Registration & Breakfast



Registration is closed for 2019 - stay tuned for information about the 2020 summit.


About Kharon

Kharon is the definitive resource for understanding and managing sanctions-related risk.

Kharon is a first of its kind research and data analytics platform that provides financial services firms and other multinational institutions worldwide with the most comprehensive resource for understanding and managing sanctions-related risk.

Kharon, which is staffed by a multilingual team of highly-trained open-source intelligence analysts, conducts deep data research and analysis on the networks, jurisdictions and activities targeted by global sanctions programs, focusing in particular on associated commercial relationships that present material risk considerations.

Kharon's expert research and data analytics enable its clients to meet evolving regulatory expectations and better manage the increasing complexity associated with the management of regulatory, commercial and reputational risk, created by undetected associations with sanctioned actors or conduct. Financial services institutions and global corporates rely on Kharon and its seamless integration with sanctions and AML compliance procedures, as well as broader due diligence functions. Kharon is underpinned by its own proprietary technology platform that enables the discovery, analysis, structuring and publication of data and insights with efficiencies, complexity and scale previously unattainable.

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