Vilija Nausėdaitė to be appointed as Head of Monitoring and Security Division in SEB Lithuania as of 1st of January 2022
SEB in Lithuania will form a new Monitoring and Security Division within the bank as of 1st of January 2022. ilija Nausėdaitė, currently Head of Legal Department in SEB Lithuania, to be appointed as head of this division. The proposal to appoint V. Nausėdaitė as a Management Board Member of SEB bank in Lithuania will be submitted to the the Supervisory Council of the bank, subject to the approval received from supervisory authorities.
The newly formed division in the bank at the beginning will include KYC Department and Security Department. The aim is to strengthen the management of risks in the areas of money laundering, terrorist financing and the prevention of financial crime in general. The division will be responsible for the prevention of money laundering and fraud prevention.
“Vilija is an experienced professional of the financial services industry: she has been working in managing positions within the financial sector for more than ten years, including managerial positions within our bank. She is well familiar with the financial sector, regulatory framework and legal requirements, has clear understanding of credit institutions’ business strategy, risk management, effective governance of the financial institution and other skills necessary for the prudent management of the activities of the bank. Considering her education, knowledge and professional experience she would contribute to the management of the bank with her legal and regulatory knowledge and risk management attitude,” says Sonata Gutauskaitė-Bubnelienė, CEO of SEB in Lithuania.
“KYC and AML has been in our focus for many years already, however, this is a never-ending journey, moreover, new ways of financial crimes are constantly finding new ways. Our task is to protect the bank and our customers and we will continuously develop the bank’s abilities to prevent, detect and report suspected money laundering and other types of financial crime. We will also focus on the dialog and education of our customers so they feel aware and safe cooperating with our bank”, says Vilija Nausėdaitė.
Vilija Nausėdaitė has gained valuable professional experience during her professional career in the Lithuanian securities market regulator, which at the time was a specialised regulatory authority responsible for the supervision of the securities market within the Republic of Lithuania. She started as a junior lawyer in 2001 and consequently reached the top position as the Chairwoman appointed by the Lithuanian Parliament upon nomination of the President. In 2010 she joined SEB Lithuania and subsequently has been head of both the compliance and the legal functions.