Mark Ashdown


Mark recently joined MFS Africa as Head of Risk and Compliance. He is a Compliance professional with over 30 years experience working in banking and financial services organisations, predominantly in Compliance and Internal Audit.   He spent 23 years at American Express where he held a number of senior management positions.  He supported the business through the third Money Laundering Directive and the first Payment Services Directive. 

Prior to becoming an independent Compliance consultant, he spent 6 years at MoneyGram International as Head of European Compliance and oversaw the implementation of the fourth Money Laundering Directive and second Payment Services Directive.  He also had compliance responsibility for the successful transfer of MoneyGram’s UK PI license to Europe as a result of BREXIT.





Mark Ashdown
Head of Risk and
MFS Africa