CABEI holds first Virtual Forum for Women in Compliance

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Tegucigalpa, August 22th, 2022.- With the aim of promoting and recognizing the participation of women in the professional sphere, the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) held the first Virtual Forum for Women in Compliance, a space in which experiences were shared about their role in this area in different organizations, the challenges they face, the obstacles they overcome in their daily work and the priorities they visualize in the function.

"At CABEI, we recognize the importance of combating Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing, Financing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and prohibited practices as an important factor in the development of our countries, and it is for this reason that we promote and support this type of initiative," said CABEI's Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi.

The event, which began with a welcome speech by CABEI's Country Director for Honduras, BA. Belinda María Carias Martínez and was moderated by the head of the Integrity and Compliance Office, Rennie Valladares Alcerro, and included the participation of prominent women who exercise the compliance function in the region such as: UAFE Ecuador's general director and president Pro Tempore of the Latin American Financial Action Task Force, Carla Mera; AML/CFT Compliance manager at Banco de Costa Rica, Irsa Salazar; corporate vice president of compliance at Grupo Financiero Ficohsa, Lilia Zelaya; executive director and co-founder of GRC Training2Grow, Monica Gonzales; and senior specialist at the World Bank's Financial Market Integrity Unit, Yara Esquivel.