Over 100 years of experience combined
Meet Our Experts
Our experts have over 100 years of combined experience in the financial services industry.
It all started with Bisi. Bisi is the founder and CEO of the company.
Before Bisi set up Kharis & Knoble, she was a solicitor, then moved to risk and compliance roles at Qatar Islamic Bank and Europe Arab Bank. Bisi is a legal, risk and compliance professional having worked in the financial services industry and the legal sector for over 20 years. She is highly experienced in the field of Financial Crime Management and Regulatory Compliance.
She specialises in Financial Crime Prevention and Regulatory Compliance matters across Africa and the Middle East with in-depth cultural knowledge and insight. Bisi worked as the General Manager of Compliance and MLRO at Ghana International Bank and was previously the Compliance Director at Butterfield Private Bank and Harrods Bank.
Ann sits on the Board of Kharis & Knoble. She has extensive non-executive director experience of over 30 years having worked with regulatory bodies globally; in the UK (FCA and PRA), Qatar QFCA, Dubai DIFC, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, China & India, USA and Central Banks across Sub Saharan Africa and APAC.
She is highly skilled and has deep understanding of Insurance/Financial services cultures and legal working environments and the underlying business processes across all functions (Risk, Finance, Actuarial, Communications, Legal and Compliance) and the significant challenges faced to meet the expectations of regulators and rating agencies. She has a great knowledge of different cultures and values having worked across many countries and has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos as well as Oxford and Geneva Banking forums about transformation and cross border structures. Ann brings a wealth of experience to the Board.
Davies a member of the Board of Kharis & Knoble. He is an award-winning organisation change leader with over 20 years experience; trained at the prestigious University College London (UCL) and the University of Oxford. Davies’ expertise lies in helping organisations change their paradigms.
He is certified leadership coach and has led digital, business, and agile transformation initiatives at the BBC, Virgin Atlantic, BT, Vodafone, The Telegraph, Zurich Insurance, Alpha International and British American Insurance. He is adept at both GDPR and cyber-security implementation and has helped organisations comply with the GDPR data protection regulation through the implementation of safeguards and information governance strategies.
Cameron is an executive advisor to Kharis & Knoble. Cameron is an Independent Non-Executive Director with significant International banking C-Suite executive experience operating at CEO, other C-level and senior leadership positions over the past two decades. He has a wide expertise across business leadership, development and restructuring, risk management, change management and regulatory liaison with a 17 year track record of regulatory approved controlled and senior management functions in UK and Ireland.
Cameron set up and harnessed a full scope risk function at KBC Ireland that included compliance, anti-money laundering, fraud and regulatory liaison as well as the enterprise’s risk management functions. Based outside Dublin, with dual Irish and British citizenship, Cameron now provides advisory services and sits on a number of boards for established financial services companies in the UK and Ireland.
John is a consultant for Kharis & Knoble. He has been a Chief Audit Executive in financial services since 1990 and has also worked as a Money Laundering Prevention Officer and a Fraud Investigation Officer. During these thirty years he has been engaged in banking, insurance, corporate finance and capital markets, asset management and hedge funds.
John’s experience has been geographically diverse and though mainly in the City of London, has included major assignments around England and Ireland, as well as in North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. John is a Certified Accountant, Fraud Examiner and has the Islamic Finance Qualification. John is well known speaker within the City of London’s Financial Services Internal Audit community and at the annual International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge.
Adebayo is an associate with the sanctions screening and transaction monitoring team. Adebayo has worked in several reputable financial firms and has over 9 years of financial crime experience in transactions and sanctions screening space. He has also worked in Know Your Customer (KYC) and customer onboarding areas and is well positioned to support the team.
Adebayo’s most recent engagement was with Clear Bank, where he worked as part of the Transaction Monitoring team and prior to joining Clear Bank, Adebayo worked for Santander Bank as a Quality Control Specialist for the sanctions screening team.
Tony is a consultant and has over 40 years of international banking experience primarily in the trade finance and financial crime areas. Tony has worked in several foreign international banks in senior positions and specialises in trade finance, capital markets and secondary market trading. Tony brings a wealth of experience in the Compliance sector including Know Your Customer (KYC) , Quality Assurance, Transaction Monitoring and Payments.
Tony has worked for many years in the Africa and Middle East markets so he is fully complicit with the different cultures as well as the challenges that these exciting emerging markets bring. Tony is a Certified Documentary Credits Specialist and has a diploma in the BEC National Business and Finance sector as well as qualifications in Finance of International Trade and Internal Audit.