Kimberly Ekwemoha, Vice-President, US Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer & Global Sanctions, is a senior risk management professional with more than 20 years of financial services and regulatory compliance experience, most notably in the AML/sanctions, consumer protection, fair lending and privacy disciplines. Ms. Ekwemoha provides independent oversight and implements the AML Program for the CIBC US lines of business and operating entities, as well as oversees the implementation of a Global Sanctions Program for CIBC across the Enterprise. Before assuming her current role in 2019, Ms. Ekwemoha served as the CIBC Bank USA Chief Compliance Officer and Head of US Compliance Programs, overseeing and implementing the Bank’s Compliance Program and the governance, testing and reporting programs covering the US lines of businesses and operating entities. Ms. Ekwemoha started her career in banking while studying at DePaul University, working as a teller and personal banker in Chicago area community banks; and she moved into Internal Audit at Household International, subsequently acquired by HSBC, N.A. after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in commerce from DePaul University. Ms. Ekwemoha is an American Bankers Association designated Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) and FINRA Institute at Georgetown University Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional® designee; and she serves as a member of the Board for The Hope Learning Academy Chicago, a non-profit Chicago Public Schools designated contract school, focused on providing an inclusive learning environment for special needs children.