Stefanie Karatsiolis is a Compliance Officer at Y. Vasiliou & Co LLC. Ms. Karatsiolis studied banking at the school of banking and insurances in Berlin, Germany. She also holds a certificate as anti-money laundering (AML) specialist with the association of certified anti money laundering specialists (ACAMS) and a certificate as financial crime specialist with the association of certified financial crime specialists (ACFCS).
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Karatsiolis was heading the AML department at a reputable credit institution in Germany. She was also appointed as the Group Head of AML Compliance. She has extensive experience in the AML field including the various duties which are required to be fulfilled by law such as the development and improvement of AML policies and prevention measures, annual AML Compliance risk assessment and definition of control measures, annual AML Compliance reporting, drafting and providing of AML training for employees and the assessment of new products and processes from AML perspective.
Ms. Karatsiolis possesses outstanding specialist knowledge of great depth, including in peripheral fields. She worked in different leadership positions in several credit institutions. Prior moving into the compliance area, she gathered extensive experience in various operational departments of credit institutions.