Client Liaison Manager @ Governance Associates 

Tonby Tessy

Client Liaison Manager

Tonby started working with Governance Associates in 2017.

Tonby is based in Nigeria and leads Governance Associates efforts in all jurisdictions in: The Eastern and Southern African Anti Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG); Inter Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA); and The Task Force on Money Laundering in Central Africa (Groupe d'Action contre le blanchiment d'Argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC)).

In her short time with Governance Associates Tonby has demonstrated leadership and initiative, quickly becoming knowledgeable of a broad section of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Mutual Evaluation Reports (MERs) as they relate to casinos, betting, and gambling.

Anti-money laundering & counter financing of terrorism (AML/CFT)

Through thorough research Tonby has identified many vulnerabilities in the AML/CFT laws and regulations of several jurisdictions. She is working closely with other experts from Governance Associates in establishing proposals to African Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and/or gambling regulators.

Best practice

Tonby has demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the FATF Recommendations and several international standards which support effective AML/CFT programs, such as ISO/IEC31010:2009 Risk management - Risk assessment techniques and ISO31000:2009 Risk management - Principles and guidelines. Her objective is to undertake training toward a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) accreditation in order to provide more value to AML/CFT consulting services offered by Governance Associates.