Richard Snookes


Richard joined Santander in June 2014 as Head of Financial Crime Prevention for both the Corporate Banking and Investment Banking business divisions. Immediately prior to joining Santander, Richard spent almost 4 years as the MLRO and Global Head of Financial Crime for VTB Capital plc; the investment banking arm of OAO VTB Bank – a Russian state owned institution. Richard therefore has practical experience of the challenges of operating in high risk jurisidictions, providing investment services to corporates owned or controlled by politically exposed persons and operating within a dynamic santions environment.

Over the past 20 years Richard has also held a number of senior roles, with a focus on high risk jurisdictions, at Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and HSBC.






Richard Snookes
Chief Compliance Officer
Sberbank CIB (UK) Limited