Leanard Phillip


Mr. Leanard Phillip is currently the European Head of Financial Crime/UKMLRO at Bank ABC International Plc.

Leanard has a Master of Science in Financial Regulations and Compliance Management from London Metropolitan University. His dissertation focused on regulation of Islamic Banking for which he was awarded a distinction. He also holds a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering from Sir John Cass Business School, City University, London and is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist with qualifications from University of Portsmouth. He also holds a diploma in Forensic Accounting and a Non-Executive Directorships Diploma from the Financial Times Board Director Programme.

Leanard has utilised his education and experience from a career spanning twenty-five (25) years to demonstrate he is a subject matter expert with the ultimate goal of ensuring that financial services provided by his employer are done within a safe regulatory environment.

Subject Matter Expert in the following Investigatory and Financial Crime Prevention Systems and Controls areas:-

  • Governance;
  • Policies and Procedures;
  • Transaction Monitoring;
  • Financial Crime legislation and regulations;
  • Sanctions and proliferation financing compliance;
  • Monitoring compliance with policies, procedures;
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist;
  • Criminal/Financial Crime Investigations;
  • Suspicious Activities/transaction reporting;
  • Enhanced Due Diligence and Staff Vetting; and Personnel Management.




Leanard Phillip
Head of Financial Crime Europe & UK MLRO
Bank ABC