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Felix B. Leno

Managing Director

Felix is an experienced attorney and risk management professional with over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry. He is a subject matter expert in Banking as a Service (“BaaS”) and fintech banking with working knowledge of applicable U.S. regulations and best practices for BaaS consistent with regulatory expectations. Felix has extensive experience in AML/CFT compliance, regulatory compliance and risk management. He has experience building governance, risk compliance programs including compliance management systems (CMS), BSA/AML/CFT programs, and third-party risk management programs. Felix has served as point of contact on supervisory matters and examinations for banking institutions with FDIC, OCC, FRB, and New York State Department of Financial Services.

Felix served as Chief Risk Officer at Piermont Bank in New York City, one of the premier BaaS banks in the United States. At Piermont, he was responsible for formulation, design and implementation of the Bank’s BSA/AML/CFT programs, regulatory compliance programs, and risk management framework. Felix helped design and implement Piermont Bank’s BaaS program.

Prior to Piermont Bank, Felix served as General Counsel and Head of Compliance/Risk for KEB Hana Bank USA in New York City.

Felix is an attorney licensed in New York State. He is also a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP), and a member of the Risk Management Association (RMA).

Felix graduated with a B.A in law from Sorbonne University (Paris), a Master’s Degree in business law from Dauphine University (Paris), and a Master’s Degree (LLM) in banking and financial law from Fordham University Law School.

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Marc Walby

Senior Advisor

Marc is a seasoned financial services executive with over 25 years of senior leadership experience in industry and at major consulting firms, and currently serves as an industry advisor to select financial services organizations and industry groups.

Within the industry, he has a proven track record of driving business growth, balancing risk and returns, and collaboratively driving organizational improvement through operational transformation in areas such as Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Financial Crime, Corporate Governance, Finance, Operations, and Internal Audit.

Marc was a Senior Managing Director with FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, where he led the firm’s Financial Services Risk Management practice and provided broad based advisory support to financial services firms, including assessing, designing, and implementing enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, anti-financial crime, and internal audit programs, including regulatory remediation initiatives and technology solutions. He was a member of FTI leadership teams for Digital Banking, Digital Assets and ESG with clients spanning U.S. and foreign banks, FinTechs, broker dealers, Digital Assets and Law firms.

Marc previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank’s Risk Management division in the Americas where he drove the growth and transformation of the Bank’s U.S. Risk organization. During this period Marc served as the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer for the Americas where represented the region on the Bank’s senior Americas and global governance bodies, and at various external industry and regulatory forums.

Marc joined Deutsche Bank from KPMG where he was a Partner in the Financial Services Advisory practice, responsible for spearheading global client accounts and engagements across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Marc is an experienced non-profit Board Member and Corporate officer, having served as Board Member, Treasurer and Chair of the Finance, Investments and Audit Committee for Reading is Fundamental, the nation’s largest children’s literacy charity and as Board Member for the St. George’s Society of New York.

Marc holds a B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Business from Warwick University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the Risk Management Association (RMA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Sanjay Bobby Marwaha

Senior Advisor

Sanjay is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of senior leadership experience and currently serves as an industry advisor to select financial and non-financial services organizations.

Sanjay’s has extensive experience in advising clients related to assessing, designing, and implementing enterprise risk management, performance improvement, technological transformations, internal audit, anti-financial crime, regulatory compliance (e.g., FRB, OCC, CFPB, NYDFS, etc.), and board matters. His client’s range in size and maturity and include fintech’s, foreign banking organizations, banking (retail, wealth management, commercial) and capital markets, asset management (hedge funds, private equity), insurance companies, and exchanges.

Sanjay is also involved in presenting at various conferences on topics such as “Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in the Regulatory and Audit Environment”, “Understanding the OCC and FRB related to Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Governance”, and “Risk Appetite in Financial Institutions”. He has served on leadership teams for Digital Banking, Digital Assets, and Risk Management at FTI Consulting, Chief of Staff and leader in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Governance, Risk and Compliance Practice, the US Risk Advisory Financial Services Practice Leader at BDO, and Global Risk & Regulatory Advisory Practice Leader at Accume Partners. Sanjay works directly with Boards, C-suite, and senior executives at fintechs, financial and non-financial institutions, insurance companies, non-profits, and regulators.

Sanjay holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Niagara University and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester with a concentration in Finance, Competitive & Organizational Strategy, and Accounting & Information Systems. He is a member of the Institute of International Bankers (IIB), Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), Risk Management Association (RMA), and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).