Marta Lia Requeijo

Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Money Laundering, FICA
ClearBank UK

Marta is an accomplished senior financial crime and compliance director with over 18 years leadership experience in the financial services industry. 

Marta is currently the Head of Financial Crime Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for ClearBank UK. She has spent her professional career shaping compliance and anti-financial crime frameworks both in global organisations and at Fintech companies. With vast experience leading the design or enhancement of financial crime compliance frameworks, she advises businesses and executive teams on their business growth strategy, enabling scalable and automated controls for long-term operational effectiveness and efficiency, and creating solutions that positively impact customer experience. 

She has held senior leadership positions in the banking and payment sectors in the UK and in Portugal at Citigroup, HSBC, Worldpay, GoCardless, Novo Banco Bank and Caixa Geral de Depositos Bank. She also operated in a regulatory capacity at the Portuguese Securities Market Commission to regulate and supervise Financial Institutions in relation to Money Laundering and Compliance. 

Marta is a tutor for the International Compliance Association’s Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance. As a passionate mentor, Marta helps the next generation of talented young individuals to realise their potential. She is an Advisory Board member of the UK registered charity “Migrant Leaders” which mentors first and second generations of young migrants living in the UK. While not working, you can spot her enthusiasm for new adventures as she travels the world with her cherished camera in hand and with her daughter, Madalena, as her “partner in crime”.