Mario has nearly 20 years' experience in organisational change, regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention. Having worked on various remediation and transformation projects (e.g., s.166 Skilled Person Reviews) in private, commercial and investment banking as well as the insurance industry he understands what regulators expect and how this can be done in practice.
Mario studied law at London Metropolitan University and the University of London (UCL and Queen Mary), criminology at the University of Portsmouth, and psychology at Wolverhampton. He has a PhD in Law & Criminology from the University of West London and is currently completing post-doctoral research with the University of Chichester on expert judgement and decision-making in financial crime prevention. He is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (ICA), Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and Certified Member of the Global Association of Applied Behavioural Scientists (GAABS).
In addition to his career in financial services, he is the course director for the LL.M Financial Services Law, Regulation and Compliance degree programme at London Metropolitan University’s Law School, and regularly publishes in various professional and academic journals. Mario is currently working on a book about professionalism and professional standards in financial crime prevention.