Emmanuel Cohen, better known as Manny, is the CEO & Founder of The Armadillo Group of companies. He has been working in the RegTech & Compliance industry for over 40 years
He is an expert in Tech solutions, corporate information, on-boarding and regulatory compliance assistance, KYC, due diligence, money laundering regulations & credit data; corporate law, company secretarial; corporate administration, IP & brand protection. He regularly speaks on these topics at worldwide conferences including the Global RegTech Summit 2020 & 2021 on “The need for automated KYC & DD” and “RegTech: The Golden Source” and on corporate compliance at Shorex Wealth Management Forum (Switzerland & Russia) and CPH-C Conference (Hungary). He regularly writes as a thought leader for online publications such as Retail Banker International, Private Banker International & CXO Fortune.
Manny is the innovator and owner of the company RegTech and Anti-Money Laundering database ‘Armadillo’ – which was the first company database on the web in 1997. His latest innovation is the Armadillo PEPs, Sanctions & Adverse Media system launched in June 2021 – this provides access to information on 420 million companies, 1 billion business & 5 billion individuals worldwide.
He represents the UK on the World Bobsleigh Committee IBSF for ethics having been the UK top amateur driver 2008-2011, a former director of ACRA (Associate of Company Registration Agents), a Freeman of the City of London, Membership Chairman & Under-warden of The Worshipful Company of Woolmen and a former Royal Air Force reserve officer.
The companies in his group are ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified, SRA regulated (UK Law Firm) and a RegTech100 business.
Julia is an expert of corporate compliance and administration and has over 30 years’ experience in the compliance, business information and registration industry, originally started as a company researcher in Old street before becoming Manager of the Information Department and director in 2008. She has seen the development of the company registration business go from hard paper files only available at the registry (Companies House) to digital.
Julia has a diverse wealth of experience, this includes office relocations, HR/payroll/recruitment, staff training, health & safety, contract negotiation, office maintenance, marketing (including exhibitions worldwide furthest being China) and special project co-ordination.
She successfully obtained ISO 9001 registration for two group companies & Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) registration of Armadillo Legal Ltd as a multidisciplinary law firm in 2015.
Julia is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within the Organisation and acting as company secretary for the group companies.
With over 25 years industry experience Amanda possess a wealth of experience and a strong skills set in corporate services that includes: Compliance & Client On Boarding (KYC & AML Solutions), Due Diligence; and is particularly strong in Deep dive KYC for offshore; HNWI and complex structures, Compliance Audit & testing, Corporate Governance and risk compliance, Worldwide Certification and Legalisation, Worldwide Company Formation and Company Administration, and Drafting of Corporate Documents and Agreements (to name a few).
She enjoys building productive relationships with our global portfolio of clients and engaging with clients (old, new and potential) and professional intermediaries to promote Armadillo’s range of products and services; and is proud to represent Armadillo in conferences, exhibitions and networking events worldwide.
In addition, Amanda is an exceptional motivator who generates a high level of employee morale in mentoring, developing and managing her team of corporate professionals.