William Lawrence

 

William is responsible for the Fraud and Financial Crime solutions across the African region for SAS. William provides Regulatory Compliance & Fraud expertise to the sales, presales and subject matter expert teams across various industries including banking, insurance, industrial, mining, telecommunications and government sectors.

William works closely with the international teams (including the Advanced Analytics Business Unit (AABU)) in driving SAS’ Fraud and Financial Crime solutions thereby ensuring global best practice solutions adapted for local fraud & compliance challenges.

William is regularly invited to deliver presentations at various fraud & compliance conferences.

William works with many Tier 1 organisations across banking and insurance, as well as large government institutions across the African region, creating solution roadmaps and appropriate risk strategies to combat fraud and financial crime.

Prior to Joining SAS, William spent 15 years conducting fraud investigations at KPMG across various industries and sectors including banking, healthcare, industrial, mining, manufacturing, telecommunications and government.

As well as gaining extensive fraud analytics experience, he played a leadership role for the Procurement Fraud Centre of Excellence within the South African KPMG practice and he was a member of various South African KPMG forensic solution development and strategy teams.

Academic Qualifications

B.Compt (Accounting Science) Degree

Honours Certificate in Financial Management

 

 

 

 

Professional Experience

SAS Institute                                                                                                     Johannesburg, SA Principal Business Solutions Manager: Fraud & Financial Crime                  Oct 2012 – Present                

Example Banking AML & Fraud Projects:

  • Standard Bank, South Africa: Financial Crime Intelligence Unit
    • Conducted Pre-Sales activities including presentations, solution demonstrations & workshops with the bank business units.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for POV exercise – selection of rules appropriate to the bank’s environment and conducted validation workshops.
  • First National Bank, South Africa: Financial Crime Intelligence Unit
    • Conducted Pre-Sales activities including presentations, solution demonstrations & workshops with the bank business units.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for POV exercise – selection of rules appropriate to the bank’s environment and conducted validation workshops.
  • Albaraka Bank, South Africa: Anti Money Laundering
    • Conducted Pre-Sales activities including presentations, solution demonstrations & workshops with the bank business units.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for POV exercise – selection of rules appropriate to the bank’s environment and conducted validation workshops.
    • Conducted training for the bank’s compliance team.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation
  • Moza Banco, Mozambique: Anti Money Laundering
    • Conducted Pre-Sales activities including presentations, solution demonstrations & workshops with the bank business units.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation
  • First National Bank, South Africa: Fraud & Enterprise Case Management
    • Conducted workshops with the bank business units to brainstorm current and emerging fraud threats and current fraud detection processes.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for the designing of rules appropriate to the fraud threats identified and conducted validation workshops.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation
  • Woolworths Financial Services, South Africa: Fraud & Enterprise Case Management
    • Conducted workshops with the bank business units to brainstorm current and emerging fraud threats and current fraud detection processes.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for the designing of rules appropriate to the fraud threats identified and conducted validation workshops.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation
  • Zenith Bank, Nigeria: Anti Money Laundering & Fraud
    • Conducted workshops with the bank business units to brainstorm current and emerging fraud & compliance threats and current processes.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for the designing of scenarios/rules appropriate to the fraud threats & compliance identified and conducted validation workshops.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation.
  • Banque Saudi Fransi, Saudi Arabia: Fraud
    • Conducted workshops with the bank business units to brainstorm current and emerging fraud threats and current fraud detection processes.
    • Formed part of a team responsible for the designing of rules appropriate to the fraud threats identified and conducted validation workshops.
    • Liaison with the delivery team responsible for the solution implementation.
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