Steve Elliot

Steve Elliot

Managing Director, Business Services UK & Ireland

Steve has experience across a very broad range of industry sectors including Global CSO at the world’s largest trade inspection, testing firm and certification firm, a Board Advisor on a £4bn Global Security Fund, a range of Operational and Financial Crime (MLRO) roles at Insurance, Wealth and Investment PLCs and spending several years leading HQ Fraud/AML investigations in the Royal Hong Kong Police.

Having been on the law enforcement side and now moving over to vendor, Steve is an expert when recommending how to manage risk. LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides data-led solutions to enable firms to manage financial crime compliance and customer authentication challenges. This also includes use of machine and deep learning across physical, digital and behavioural data attributes.

Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Financial Crime Compliance Consultant

Michael is a specialist in ‘know your customer/anti-money laundering’ (KYC/AML ) and ‘anti-bribery and corruption’ (ABC) compliance. With a career spanning three decades in international business, he brings a unique insight into the changing geo-political risk landscape, the evolution of financial crime and the history of AML regulation and ABC laws from their earliest days.

Michael is a regular speaker on financial crime topics at events and conferences and has had the honour of speaking all over Europe on a range of financial crime topics.

Nina Kerkez

Nina Kerkez

Director, Financial Crime Compliance

Nina Kerkez is a part of the Consulting team with LexisNexis Risk Solutions. From her base in London, Nina leads our consulting group for our UK and Ireland business.

Nina has started her career in business-to-business marketing, eventually transitioning her talents to technology product development and strategy. She specialises in go-to-market strategies and new product development for the risk and compliance sector with attention toward know your customer (KYC) efforts, for the last nine years.
Nina takes a customer-centric approach to strategy and product development, believing that a company’s customers is at the forefront of any business. She is adept at working for and advising complex global organizations on risk and compliance issues to deliver true business benefits.

Nina has completed Executive MBA at Cass Business School, and already holds Bachelor of Arts in Business and Master of Arts degree in International Business. She is a Serbian native, and speaks fluent Spanish, colloquial French and has a basic knowledge of Russian and Italian, in addition to her native Serbian language.

Katarina Pranjic

Katarina Pranjic

Financial Crime Compliance Expert

Katarina is a subject matter expert in financial crime compliance. In her role Katarina is responsible for working with strategic customers and partners, industry analysts, press and regulators representing LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the market.

She regularly assists on various strategic initiatives across UK and Ireland. She joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions from PwC Croatia, where she worked as a Risk & Compliance Manager in the Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management areas. Katarina is CAMS-certified and has more than ten years of experience in corporate risk management and financial crime compliance.

She started her AML career as KYC analyst, later becoming Compliance Manager and then moving to AML consultancy role. She assisted clients in the banking, retail, hospitality, virtual currency and telecom sectors with compliance consulting, internal AML audits, seminars and generally in their efforts to identify and mitigate financial crime threats.

In addition to designing and implementing AML programs and incorporating a broad range of vendor solutions, she also has experience with GDPR, PSD2, FATCA and CRS.