EastNets has appointed Robin Farshadfar as general manager of EastNets Americas. She will be based in New York City and responsible for the leadership, operations and management of the group’s expansion in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean.
The compliance and payments solutions provider said that Farshadfar is a veteran with over 30 years’ banking, treasury management and compliance oversight experience in the mainstream banking industry. She is well versed with the US and international banking and regulatory environment and has an extensive background in financial technology operations.
Previously, Farshadfar was the global industry solutions director at Infoglide Software Corp, a key technology provider to the Department of Homeland Security and other organisations. Prior to that she was the operations director for EastNets Americas.
During the course of her career, Farshadfar has liaised with major banking corporations worldwide and many Fortune 500 corporate treasuries. She is treasurer of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) NY Metro Chapter and board member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) CenTex.
Prior to her first stint with EastNets, Farshadfar was assistant vice president (AVP) – treasury support and payments manager for Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, responsible for assisting treasury management operations, administering anti-money laundering (AML) controls and regulatory compliance applications.
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