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. Manny originally started in Old Street, London as a freelance company researcher. 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 lectures on these topics at worldwide conferences including Shorex Wealth Management Forum (Switzerland & Russia), TFPL (London) and CPH-C Conference (Hungary).
Manny is the innovator and owner of the company information and Anti-Money Laundering database ‘Armadillo’ – which is the first commercial company database on the web. His latest innovation is the Armadillo Worldwide Company Document System – this provides access to information on 420 million companies & 5 billion individuals worldwide.
He is 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 of The Worshipful Company of Woolman and a former Royal Air Force reserve officer.
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.