Mark began his career in law enforcement with a particular focus on economic related crime before moving to one of the global financial institutions. He subsequently joined the World Bank’s Financial Market Integrity Unit providing technical assistance to client countries before spending 9 years at the International Financial Corporation managing integrity related issues.
Manager, Business Integrity & Compliance
Paige joined CDC in 2017 with over 10 years’ experience in financial crime compliance, regulatory defence and advocacy.
Paige began in private legal practice in New York, working on complex internal investigations for clients in East and West Africa, the UK and Europe, and domestic and cross-border disputes and regulatory defence in a variety of areas including bribery and corruption, securities fraud, RICO claims, and contract law.
In 2015, Paige joined Barclays in London where she advised on financial crime risks in banking and markets transactions as EME head of sanctions advisory for the Investment Bank and managed regulatory change to implement financial crime laws and best practice as Financial Crime Policy manager. She also assisted Barclays charity clients to improve financial crime compliance and worked with UK and EU regulators to improve guidance for compliance with sanctions and AML/CTF laws.
Paige has also taught legal writing as an adjunct professor and conducted advocacy and negotiation trainings for international lawyers. In 2010, she spent 5 months volunteering at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Arusha, Tanzania.
Paige holds a J.D. and Masters in International Law from Duke University School of Law and is qualified to practice in New York and England & Wales.
Prior to this, Gina worked as a researcher and associate consultant in the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence Africa Practice of the risk consultancy Control Risks. Here she focused on due diligence and business intelligence cases in jurisdictions across Sub Saharan Africa.
Gina holds a BA Value & Policy Studies from Stellenbosch University, a BA Hons in Political Communication and an MsocSc in International Relations from the University of Cape Town, during which she spent six months at the University of Antwerp where she studied Comparative European Politics.
Sam holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from SOAS, and a Bachelor’s Degree in French and Philosophy from University College London.
Shirley has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics & Business Administration from ISAM-IAE Nancy II Unversité in France and a CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.
Prior to this, Emily worked at the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.
Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government & Legal Studies and French from Bowdoin College, a Master’s in Economic Law from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in Paris, and a J.D. from Duke University School of Law. She is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and New York.
Varun has managed diverse and complex projects across a range of financial crimes compliance segments such as corporate fraud, anti-money laundering, governance and internal controls, and political risk assessments.
In the past, Varun worked in data analytics and has been involved with a number of Non-Government Organisations.
Felix holds a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Development Studies, both from the University of Cambridge. He became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in February 2016.
She has worked for Lloyds Banking Group across Credit Operations, Retail and Commercial Banking. Prior to joining CDC, CIndy was seconded within the Authorisations team at the Financial Conduct Authority.
Cindy studied Law with Business at the University of Brighton.
Prior to joining CDC, Rianne worked at ABG Sundal Collier for 5 years as the Events Co-Ordinator and supporting the CFO.