About The Speaker
Anne-Sophie Perret has 29 years of experience in finance, risk management and regulatory/compliance and set-up her own advisory firm in 2017, Circe Partners. Prior to this, she held roles in tier 1 banks and big 4 consultancy & audit firms where she led large transformation programs covering risk management, new regulations and standards, and corporate governance. She has experience with handling sensitive stakeholders such as monitors and regulators in the GCC region, the UK and the US. Earlier in her career she was an external auditor carrying out due diligence for M&As and appointed to investigate suspicions of criminal activities such as fraud, embezzlement, and corruption. Her main base locations have been Paris, London, Singapore and Dubai, with assignments across the globe. Anne-Sophie is a certified accountant, holds an MBA from Neoma Business School and certifications in risk and compliance – CISI, ACAMS, and GARP. She promotes innovation and new technologies and completed the Blockchain Strategy Program provided by the Said University, Oxford. She also participated in the Global Digital Finance AML working group to assist with the evolution of FATF recommendations to cover cryptocurrencies and Virtual Assets Service Providers. About CIRCE Partners: CIRCE Partners (“CP”) offers a range of services in risk management, compliance, corporate governance, and financial planning and controls and are partnering with firms to help them grow their business in a sustainable way, optimize the risk-reward equation and protect their franchise. CP assists businesses looking either for temporary support to address a specific problem or on a continuous basis, from design through the implementation of strategic plans and into the monitoring of the outcomes. CP believes that good corporate governance is key for firms to deliver their strategic objectives in the long term and make their vision a reality. With their ability to understand the big picture, design simple solutions to solve complex problems and synthesise information inadequacy with the audience, CP have become many firms’ valued partner. CP has an impressive track record in delivering change, as they have grasped the importance of people as the key enablers to any successful transformation, an aspect that they integrate systematically into their approach. They also explore new concepts and technologies that can be leveraged to provide innovative solutions and assist firms in the assessment and implementation of new strategies. Their client base is mainly in the GCC and Europe in the Financial Services sector, with growing demand from FinTechs and RegTechs. CIRCE Partners is based in Dubai, UAE.