Boardroom Checklist – a Compliance Manual for Directors

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The Boardroom may be the perfect location to bring management together to discuss various important company duties, not least those relating to compliance. How should such discussions be spearheaded and managed?


The Boardroom may be the perfect location to bring management together to discuss various important company duties, not least those relating to compliance. In recent times, regulators have been giving board involvement on such matters more prominence. Dr Rakele Cini will be delivering a session on the discussions that need to be held at Board or equivalent senior management level on compliance obligations to which companies, including subject persons must adhere.

Course Topics

  • Compliance as a Risk
  • The Role of Senior Management in Compliance, including AML/CFT
  • Reporting Obligations
  • The Review & Approval of the Business Risk Assessment
  • Firm Policies and Procedures

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the Board’s responsibilities under Maltese & EU regulatory framework
  • The Board’s involvement in Compliance
  • The Board’s involvement in Risk Assessments
  • Recognising Board Involvement in the Firm’s Policies and Procedures

Target Audience

  • Active Members of the Board of Directors of Subject Persons
  • Proposed Board Members
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Company Secretaries
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Officers

Assessment Questions and Answers

In line with MFSA requirements, a short multiple-choice assessment will be provided by the trainer towards the end of the session. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all students who attend the CPD (duration will be included on certificate). A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who sit for the assessment and are successful (pass mark 60%)


Excellent presentation with clear examples used to enhance the learning experience.

D. Galea


Rakele Cini, LL.D. (Doctor of Laws)

Dr Rakele Cini is an independent legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is an active member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

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