Editor & Contributors

Metriqa Limited

The Financial Crime News is published by and copyright is owned by Metriqa Limited, a UK limited liability company owned and controlled by John Cusack, who also edits Financial Crime News.

John Cusack is one of the World’s most experienced Financial Crime Compliance Leaders, establishing and leading global teams at both UBS and Standard Chartered Bank. John Cusack is a two time Co Chair (to end 2019) of the industry leading Wolfsberg Group, and an artisan expert adviser on fighting financial crime, working with leading regtech providers, financial institutions and NGO’s.


Associate Editors, Co Authors and Lead collaborators on the work on Sub Saharan African Threat Assessments include: 

Solomon Abiakalam, Group Chief Risk & Compliance, Cellulant Corporation, Nigeria. Solomon was formerly Region West Africa FCC Head at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Lagos Nigeria.

Ursula M’Crystal, originally from South Africa and now based in the Singapore is an independent expert that provides specialist AML advice and services to both the public and private sector. Ursula is a former police officer who has, during her 30-year career, acquired multifaceted skills relating to fighting financial crime. Ursula has advised and supported numerous SSA governments on strategic and operational financial crime matters. Ursula has also held senior FCC positions at both Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, focused on intelligence and investigations.