Increasing Regulations and the Growing Demand for More Board Oversight: Governance, AML and GDPR in Focus

Programme Overview

Some of the business trends that have been happening relate to the increasing demand from stakeholders; more and more financial institutions have more and more stakeholders that are coming up with different demands they have to be following. Traditionally, some of these stakeholders will not qualify as stakeholders, but with the ever increasing business landscape, different jurisdictions becoming more linked together and the world becoming a global village, regulations and laws that are enacted in the United States and Europe now have far-reaching impact on the activities of financial institutions globally. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) of the United States and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union are some of the international laws/regulations that have huge impact on financial institutions in Nigeria.



Programme Objective

To provide a robust, comprehensive and leading practice insight into the world of Governance, AML /CFT Sanctions and GDPR. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Know the legal and regulatory frameworks guiding AML/CFT in Nigeria
  • Revisit and revitalise board members’ learning on their responsibilities under relevant Codes of Corporate Governance in Nigeria
  • Gain insight into the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, 2018 and its implication on your institution
  • Revisit and revitalise board members’ learning on their AML/CFT oversight responsibilities
  • Appreciate the enormity of the ML and TF infractions and applicable penalties/sanctions
  • Discuss the implications and recommendations on how to effectively respond to the requirements of the GDPR

Programme Coverage

  • Legal and regulatory frameworks guiding AML/CFT in Nigeria
  • Offences and predicate offences of ML and penalties
  • Offences of ML and penalties (Directors)
  • Boards roles regarding performance and affairs of their bank
  • Board role in establishing committees
  • Board role regarding its meetings and number of meetings
  • Board role with regard to board and individual director appraisal
  • Board role in managing conflicts of interest
  • Boards’ role in AML/Compliance
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


Who Should Attend?

  • Board members
  • Company secretaries

Duration: 2 hours (In-house/In-plant only)

Date: As agreed with our client

Programme fee: As negotiated

Key benefits: Deep understanding of AML/CFT and regulatory compliance oversight, programme materials and certificate of participation