Chief Compliance Officer
Esme Hodson is a global compliance expert experienced in leading teams of compliance and risk professionals across US, APAC and EMEA. She is the Chief Compliance Officer for SC Ventures, Standard Chartered Bank’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, with a focus on robust and fit for purpose compliance frameworks across SC Ventures’ portfolio. She previously worked with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, heading international financial services compliance division and spent three years in supervision at the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority. More recently Esme worked for a global blockchain company, which built and launched a large institutional digital assets exchange. She is the digital assets Compliance SME for Standard Chartered Bank. She holds a Joint Honours degree from Durham University, and post graduate qualifications in Financial Planning, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.