Ms. Lopez-Mellado is responsible for supporting financial institutions and corporates to build out their Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence policies and procedures into KYC Managed Services. Ms. Lopez-Mellado also works with current and prospective customers, strategic partners, and product development teams to identify strategic opportunities to enhance the potential of the solution globally. Previously, she worked at Refinitiv where she was Regional Head of Policy & Standards for Risk Managed Services. During her time at Refinitiv she analyzed, benchmarked and advised on more than 60 global KYC policies, including KYC requirements for all fund types.
Ms. Lopez-Mellado has an extensive legal and compliance background, having commenced her career as a dual qualified lawyer (Spain & UK) She made the transition to business development. In her 15 plus years, she has helped organizations develop and implement their compliance, anti-corruption and third-party due diligence programmes. Ms. Lopez-Mellado is a dual qualified lawyer (Spain & UK) and holds two Masters in Law (LLM); International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Economic Law and Comparative Business Law. She also holds an ICA international diploma in anti-money laundering.