Harneys promotes Andrea Moundi Savvides to Global Director of Risk and Compliance
Harneys has announced that Andrea Moundi Savvides has been promoted to Global Director of Risk and Compliance, effective 1 December 2023.
Andrea joined the firm as a compliance officer in 2018 and went on to head the firm’s Europe-based Compliance department. She is a qualified lawyer and has extensive experience in the field of financial services, AML, and sanctions, and regularly works with the firm’s Tax and Regulatory team in Cyprus.
During her time at Harneys, Andrea has overseen the global sanctions compliance programme and has led both offsite and onsite inspections, including a recent review in Luxembourg. She has also contributed significantly to the creation and development of internal policies and procedures for both the law firm and fiduciary business. Furthermore, Andrea has created and delivered comprehensive internal training programmes and has developed external training materials for clients. Outside of Harneys, Andrea is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee and Committee for the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing activities and breaches of sanctions.
Harneys Fiduciary Chief Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer Sarah Lynch commented: “Andrea's promotion to Global Director of Risk and Compliance is a testament to her professionalism, deep understanding of regulatory nuances, and commitment to fostering a culture of compliance. I am confident that under her leadership, Harneys will continue to enhance the robustness of its risk management strategies, ensuring the firm's continued adherence to international compliance standards. I would like to congratulate Andrea on this well-deserved promotion.”
The Risk and Compliance department at Harneys is integral to maintaining the highest standards of service. The firm’s dedicated team of professionals meticulously ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and maintain the integrity of all transactions. Committed to proactively managing potential risks, the team is adept at identifying, evaluating, and mitigating any factor that might pose a threat to the firm’s operations. The team works diligently, supporting all departments to ensure a seamless, compliant, and secure environment for clients.