Executive Vice President and Global Head, Financial Crimes Risk Management, Scotiabank
Stuart Davis has more than 30 years’ experience working with global financial institutions in the US and Canada, and is currently serving as the Executive Vice President and Group Chief AML Officer for Scotiabank’s Financial Crimes Risk Management division. He has spent more than half of his career as financial crimes risk professional, running anti-money laundering (AML), sanctions and fraud programs, as well as associated data, analytics and technology. Mr. Davis is also an ardent supporter of human rights and, since 2015, has championed financial institutions in the fight against human trafficking and online child sexual exploitation. In 2020, he helped launch Project Shadow: a public-private partnership co-led by Scotiabank to detect and disrupt illicit financial flows from online child exploitation in Canada. Mr. Davis chairs the Canadian Banker’s Association sub-committee on AML, Money Laundering Specialists Group (MLSG), co-chairs Canada’s Department of Finance’s Advisory Committee on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ACMLTF), and is a member of WeProtect’s policy board. In 2021, Mr. Davis joined the Global Coalition to Fight Financial Crime, in an effort to increase the effectiveness of the financial crime risk regime, globally.