Meet Compliance Officer Alessandro Grech. Alessandro joined our compliance team in September of 2020 after hearing about Ixaris from friends and relatives — “I heard it is a great company to work for and that it is the first company to launch its first virtual prepaid card in Europe.” The flexible working hours at Ixaris have allowed Alessandro to further his studies while still keeping a full-time job.
“I instantly felt welcome at Ixaris. On my first day I was greeted by one of the compliance officers and was introduced to the rest of the team. The induction course helped me understand how each department operates. I also had the opportunity to meet team members from other departments. Following this, I attended detailed training sessions related to compliance and HR”. The HR team explained to me in great detail the recruitment process and other information such as employee benefits amongst other things”.
Due to the Covid 19 restrictions at the time, Alessandro’s recruitment process was carried out via a video call. “The recruitment process consisted of a one-to-one interview with the Risk and Compliance manager. During my second interview, I was asked to prepare and carry out a presentation on a compliance-related subject.”
As a Compliance Officer, Alessandro ensures that any compliance issues are flagged and communicated with the MLRO and the rest of the compliance team. His day-to-day tasks include reviewing KYC and CDD documentation for the onboarding of our new clients, assessing corporate clients’ AML and fraud risk, monitoring transactions and investigating suspicious transactions.
Alessandro describes Ixaris as understanding, connected and flexible. “The HR team is always ready to listen and offer help when needed. This creates an environment where everyone can feel accepted, valued and has a strong sense of belonging. This is also demonstrated through the efforts that Ixaris put towards a healthy work-life balance for all employees.”
Alessandro is taking advantage of our study leave scheme to improve his personal development. “The study leave offered by Ixaris has helped me further my studies while keeping a full-time job. This scheme is very beneficial in this regard.”