Sarah Jaïs is a senior director at K2 Integrity with global experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT), sanctions, anti-corruption, and regulatory compliance. Sarah advises global financial institutions, governments, and FinTech and global payments companies on complex regulatory compliance, sanctions, and risk management issues. She helps clients design, establish, and maintain strong and robust AML/CFT frameworks; conducts gap analyses; performs risk assessments; and leads remediation efforts. Sarah has led a number of independent reviews and internal audits for major financial institutions, including reviews conducted following regulatory enforcement actions.
Prior to joining K2 Integrity, Sarah was a manager in Deloitte’s forensic and financial crime practice in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Australia. At Deloitte, she advised global financial institutions on AML/CFT and related compliance matters and conducted financial crime investigations. Before Deloitte, Sarah worked for the World Bank Group in its financial market integrity unit, where she provided technical assistance, capacity building support, and trained governmental and law enforcement officials on AML/CFT, anti-corruption, and stolen asset recovery.
Sarah holds an LL.M. in securities and financial regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as a law degree from the Sorbonne Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the state of New York. A native French speaker, Sarah also speaks fluent Spanish.