In his former role as Global Head of Controls for Financial Crimes Compliance at Standard Chartered, Markus looked after the entire FCC Controls framework for the Group including Customer & Transaction Monitoring/Screening, Surveillance Excellence, Financial Intelligence & Investigations, Metrics, Analytics, Data Management, Change & Delivery, Innovation as well as Learning and owns all FCC systems and processes. He is a trained banker by trade and has over 20 years of experience in Financial Services with more than half of his professional work dedicated to Compliance and Financial Crimes prevention for a number of global Financial Institutions.

He is a very active member in the Compliance industry, working with groups like the Wolfsberg Group, Egmont Group, Madison Group, Basel Institute on Governance, Insurance Europe, FATF, IACA and the European Commission just to mention some. He has initiated and lead a number of successful collective industry action groups around topics like Trade & Economic Sanctions, AML and FATCA as well as Ethics in Business.

Markus is an Advisory Board member of ACAMS®, the leading global Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists®. He is a very frequent speaker and chair at Compliance, and Anti-Financial Crime conferences and summits around the world and has co-authored numerous publications in this field.

He lived and worked in a number of different countries and benefits from the business and cultural experience he has been able to gain through all his global roles.