Alex Ford

President, North America for KYC automation RegTech Encompass Corporation. Drive business growth, work with customers, partners and colleagues to deliver KYC automation to financial institutions and other regulated entities. Board Member The RegTech Association. Volunteers with the Business Information Industry Association. Host of the RegTech 20/20 podcast showcasing industry figures & trends.

What makes you a Risky Woman?

I work with financial crime compliance and operational leaders to understand the transformations they are driving in their businesses to address financial crime risk. Using technology and data to automate corporate KYC due diligence for banks and other regulated institutions.

Name your top 3 achievements

  1.  Leading the product and marketing functions of Encompass which has been recognised as a leading global RegTech in industry lists & awards.
  2. Creating a business culture which is open, collaborative and attracts great talent
  3. Contributing to the promotion and adoption of RegTech globally, through The RegTech Association board

What is the biggest risk you’ve taken in your career?

Re-locating from Sydney Australia to the Glasgow UK to set up and grow Encompass' UK operations including establishing several new functions in the business along the way.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I lived and studied in Japan for a year.

What is the best quality for successful leaders in Risk?

Interpret and adapt to new information and changes selectively, amidst complexity.


Encompass Corporation
President, North America

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