Master Class: Data and Graph Analytics for AML and KYC: Uncovering Illicit Fentanyl Networks in Mexico and China

Request an invite and save your seat for our upcoming live Master Class on Data & Graph Analytics: Illicit Fentanyl in Mexico & China with with Senior Latin America Analyst, Bjorn Kjelstad.

This Master Class is ideal for those who focus on anti-money laundering, due diligence and KYC, or other investigations in Latin America and East Asia, are concerned about hidden exposure to illicit fentanyl networks and want to learn how to leverage public data in your workflows.

Topics will include:

  • Mexico and China’s changing roles in fentanyl trafficking
  • How to investigate illicit networks using Mexican corporate records
  • Case study: Sinaloa-based fentanyl trafficking and money laundering network tied to East Asia

General Information

Date: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 1:00 PM ET / 17:00 UTC
Length: 60 Minutes
Cost: Free
Accreditation: ACAMS

Please note, due to the nature of this content, Sayari may revoke registration at any point without prior notification.

About your Sayari Team:

Bjorn Kjelstad

is a senior Latin America Analyst at Sayari, where he specializes in using public records to investigate transnational criminal networks. He previously worked in Medellin, Colombia for InSight Crime, where he reported on organized crime, and is fluent in Spanish.

Jessica Abell

is the Vice President of Content Strategy at Sayari. She has over a decade of experience investigating complex illicit financial networks, with a focus on developing innovative methods to exploit open source data. Prior to Sayari, she worked as a consultant on ISIL counter threat finance strategy in support of the interagency Counter ISIL Finance Cell, and she maintains an adjunct researcher position at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She has briefed her work to senior leadership across the private sector and the US government, including in the US intelligence community; combatant commands; Departments of Defense, Treasury, and State; and the National Security Council. She holds an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in History, both from Stanford University, and is proficient in Farsi.

Alex Bate

is an Asia Analyst at Sayari, where she specializes in data-driven analysis of Chinese State-owned Enterprises, forced labor, and illicit finance. Before joining Sayari, she worked at C4ADS and Trivium China. Alex holds a B.A. in International Relations and Chinese from the College of William and Mary and has studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.

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