Kelly-Ann McHugh interviews Elke Biechele, CEO of RisikoTek on moving from global corporate banking to central banking to running her own regtech startup. Their AI Amalia is focused on tackling the $5trillion financial crime issue by raising detection levels from the current 0.01%.
Elke is a former global head in Risk Management having worked for some of the largest banks in the world. She worked in London, Frankfurt and Singapore. She held several Global Director positions at group level that included Investment banking, Private Banking and Retail Banking. She also worked for the European Central Bank during the time of eastern European country accession.
04:08 Career & Uncovering Scale of Financial Crime
10:49 Lessons Learned
13:20 Role Models
16:39 Starting RisikoTek
21:46 Silos & Data Protection
24:01 Amalia AI & Thinking Like a Transnational Money Launderer
35:03 Rants & Revelations
38:38 Rapid Fire Round
I found an individual, several individuals that are more wealthy than a whole country’s GDP…I’ve identified money laundering methods used to illegally shift millions of dollars through the bank. So I can honestly say that my real life is now more interesting than Netflix.
I think lesson number one is follow your dreams, no matter what people tell you, stay secure, and so on.
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