Ian Bugeja Financial Crime Risk & Compliance Manager

Ian Bugeja

Ian joined Forvis Mazars in Malta’s Advisory Department in 2019. He is responsible for the provision of anti-money laundering related services focusing on compliance and controls-oriented examinations, with clients ranging from remote gaming operators, financial institutions (e-money and PSPs), investment services, and insurance.

Ian is also involved in projects instituted by regulatory bodies and law-enforcement agencies including the analysis and review of complex corporate structures and transactions. Throughout the years, Ian was also involved in designing bespoke reporting and risk management tools that could be used by subject persons, such as AML compliance assessments, BRA and CRA models, among others.

As an appointed Court Expert, he is also involved in forensic investigations relating to financial crime.

Ian graduated from the University of Portsmouth, having obtained a Master of Science in Forensic Accounting, obtaining an overall course distinction, with his dissertation focusing on blockchain, regulation and financial crime in Malta. He also holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Malta. Throughout his career, Ian has also lectured various subjects, namely in the areas of forensic accounting, public policy, anti-money laundering and sanctions.

Prior to joining Forvis Mazars, Ian held posts within the public sector pertaining to external audits and investigations and project management of EU Funded national projects.