DanAn is a consultant for XReg and advises clients on AML/CFT related policies and procedures, whilst performing regulatory audits. DanAn also serves as Customer Relationship Manager at XReg’s sister company, VASPnet. He leads the development of the VASPNet Community and is responsible for ensuring that VASPnet delivers value to its clients.
DanAn started his career at one of the UK’s biggest gambling firms, where he joined the Trading and Risk Team. During this time, he was a key member in the development of the firm’s recently launched online product. His key responsibilities were to manage the risk exposure for the biggest sporting events, on a daily, weekly and yearly basis. Following a successful four and a half years at the firm, during which time it became the UK’s largest high street bookmaker, DanAn made the decision to move to the DLT industry.
DanAn joined the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) as part of the newly created Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Team. As a member of the DLT Team, he was responsible for reviewing firms’ compliance with the DLT Framework and the subsequent supervision of these firms. DanAn gained the Professional Certificate of Competence in Blockchain and Smart Contracts from the University of Gibraltar in June 2019.
DanAn was later seconded to the AML/CFT Supervision Team at the GFSC, during which time his primary focus was leading in the supervision of DLT firms from an AML/CFT perspective, as well as supervising firms in the wider financial services industry. He was instrumental in the development of the VASP Registration Process and the implementation of the FATF ‘Travel Rule’ in Gibraltar. He was also key in developing internal regulatory policies and procedures which considered the AML/CFT aspects of the DLT industry.