James Oakes

James Oakes

Summary

With over 29 years Fraud, Security and Anti Money Laundering experience operating in 28 countries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, India and Pakistan, Jim is currently employed by Barclays Bank plc as a Financial Crime Director with Barclaycard. Jim, a former Fraud Squad Detective is a Certified Fraud Examiner and is the Vice President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter. He is also the Managing Director of Financial Crime Risk Ltd providing a range of Fraud Prevention, Detection, Investigative Solutions and Training. Jim's Financial Crime and Security experience spans Public, Private, Corporate and in particular the Financial Services sector. These range through complex Corporate Fraud, Anti Terrorist investigations, E-commerce/E-Crime, Corporate Security Audits/ Crisis Management, Identity Fraud, Data Security/integrity, Money Laundering, Internal Fraud/Ethical breaches and Corruption. Since 1993 he has held a number of senior positions within the Financial Services sector with management experience of regional based teams (EMEA) & individual departments of up to 130 staff. Jim is an experienced speaker on Financial Crime subjects; he has developed a wide range of Financial Crime awareness training programs and has presented at international events to the Financial Industry, Central Banks, Interpol, US Secret Service, Law Enforcement, Government Agencies and Security Services. With extensive contacts worldwide Jim is well known and respected by his peers; he is also a member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel, a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, a Director and membership secretary of IPSA, an exclusive international association of serving and former law enforcement financial crime investigators. Has represented several companies on key industry/regulatory panels and working groups.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Present

Financial Crime Director Barclaycard

Barclays Bank

Financial Crime Director ( Fraud, Anti Money Laundering and Security ) MLRO/Global CF11 functional ownership for the business.

Sep 2004 - Present

Managing Director

Financial Crime Risk Ltd

Consultancy Services

Financial Crime and Security Prevention and Detection Systems and Controls Processes and Proceedures Investigative and Security Solutions Training.

May 2005 - Jul 2007

Head of Financial Crime

As Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, CF11 functional ownership. Responsible for the Prevention, Detection, Investigation of Fraud, Anti Money laundering Operations including internal Corporate Security functions of the business.Restructured existing fragmented, multi site fraud and AML operations, creating a centralised Financial Crime and Security function.

Apr 2002 - Sep 2004

Head of Group Fraud

Abbey National Bank plc

Abbey National PLC is the 5th largest bank in the UK with 25,000 employees. Responsible for Managing the Prevention and Investigation of Financial Crimes, Internal Fraud, Strategy, Policy and Operations. Restructured a previously fragmented, multi site fraud operation, centralising all fraud operations on one site comprising 130 FTE. Developed and introduced numerous highly successful key fraud reduction initiatives.

Sep 1999 - Apr 2002

Vice President Regional Head of Consumer Bank Investigations

Citigroup

In addition to previous role responsibilities - Vice President Head of Consumer Bank Investigations Corporate Security and Investigative Services, Central Europe, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan (62 Countries)CSIS was formed following the merger of Travellers Insurance Group Inc and Citicorp/Citibank.

Sep 1996 - Sep 1999

Resident Vice President, Senior Fraud Investigator

Citigroup

Citibank Investigation and Potential Loss Dept (Internal Audit) Europe, Middle East, Africa, India and Pakistan (62 Countries) Responsible for conducting and leading investigations and resolution of employee defalcations, conflict of interest situations, fraud related incidents, large operating losses. Services provided to corporate, consumer, wholesale and private banking entities throughout the region. Awarded Recognition of Excellence by the Chief Auditor of Citibank – 1998

May 1993 - Sep 1999

Regional Chief Investigator

Citibank - Citicorp - Diners Club International

Manager Regional Chief Investigator Global Cash Management Services (GCMS) Corporate Security + Diners Club International Europe, Middle East, Africa. Responsible for Security, Compliance, Global Fraud Prevention and Investigation relating to shipment of and or criminal negotiation of Citicrop traveller cheques, Diners Club card products and resoloution of associated Diners Franchise disputes, GCMS cheque and wire fraud and internal and external staff fraud.

Mar 1980 - May 1993

Detective

South Yorkshire Police

Appointed Detective in the Criminal Investigation Department from 1982 following 2 years uniform service, experienced investigator, major crimes, including police/joint military anti-terrorist exercises. 1989 Appointed Detective in HQ Company Commercial Fraud Squad. I established a Financial Investigation Unit, responsible for the identification restraint and seizure of the proceeds of Crime, Drug Trafficking, and Terrorism. In addition to completing Criminal Investigation Detective training, numerous specialist Financial Crime, Criminal Intelligence and Analysis training courses successfully completed, including 'Anacapa'. One of the first Police Units worldwide to bench test and subsequently impliment I2 Analyst Notebook product. Commendations Between 1981 -1989 received four Commendations and awarded certificate of exemplary service

Mar 1975 - Jan 1980

Senior Aircraftsman

Royal Air Force

Paramedic based in UK and Germany, also worked in joint USAF(Coreman)and US Naval (Nafvac) units. Awarded certificate of exemplary service

Education

Education
May 2000 - Present

Certified Fraud Examiner

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Certified Fraud Examiner qaulification awarded by the ACFE