International Compliance Association
Pekka Dare joined the International Compliance Association (ICA) in 2015 and became vice president for the regulatory and financial crime compliance body in February 2021. He sits on the International Compliance Association Technical Advisory Board and has oversight of the delivery and development of ICA programmes worldwide, where he has developed a world class faculty that delivers best in class training and education programmes all over the world. Pekka has extensive experience as a practitioner, including roles as an MLRO for a multinational life and pensions firm and Head of Financial Crime Prevention of a division of a major UK bank. A qualified solicitor in the UK and New Zealand, Pekka has conducted prosecutions for tax evasion and provided legal advice in respect of organised crime groups, complex frauds and corporate tax evasion. He has also worked for the UK Department of Trade and Industry (now BERR) in the investigation of corporate fraud and misfeasance. Pekka is chairman of the Money Laundering Officer’s Discussion Group (MLODG), a body which shares best practice amongst practitioners.