Sanctions Connect Call – Ask Me Anything on Canada Sanctions - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

Sanctions Connect

Ask Me Anything on Canada Sanctions

April 26, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM NYC


30 minutes


  • Rocio Gainza, Senior Manager, Global Sanctions & Screening, AML Risk, Scotiabank
  • Andrii Dzhaga, FC Trade Controls Policy Lead, Stripe


Alexander Witt CSS,
Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Friday, April 26, 2024


  • 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM NYC
  • 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM London (GMT)
  • 03:00 PM – 03:30 PM Amsterdam (CET)


Bring your toughest questions on anything related to Canada sanctions and our speakers will do his best to work through the answers with the group.

Attendees can submit questions or hypothetical scenarios either in advance to ACSS via or on the spot during the session.

About Sanctions Connect Calls:

SanctionsConnect is an opportunity for ACSS members to join a discussion with industry experts on a monthly hot sanctions topic.

The Call is conducted by an expert in the field who sets the stage and then invites participants to contribute to the conversation.

  • Every last Friday of the month
  • It is a members-only, intimate conversation that enriches your connections and knowledge of specific sanctions topics.
  • Chatham house rules apply.
  • SanctionsConnect calls are NOT recorded, so attend live!
  • A maximum of 50 participants can attend the call. First come first served.

Event Registration

Members of the Association

This SanctionsConnect Call is included in your membership, but space is limited! If you would like to register, click below on “Register Me”

Non Members of the Association

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Rocio Gainza

Senior Manager, Global Sanctions & Screening, AML Risk

Rocío Gainza is licensed to practice law in Venezuela, her native country, and Ontario, Canada, where she has lived for 9 years. She has more than 10 years of experience in the banking field. Six of them as a lawyer in Venezuela, in the legal department of one of the main financial institutions in the country, where she practiced banking law with a focus on regulatory matters. During the last 5 years, she has worked at Scotiabank, in the Global Sanctions Screening team, where she is currently Senior Manager, OFAC Advisory, and offers advice on sanctions in relation to Global Banking and Market clients booked in the jurisdictions where Scotiabank has a presence, including Canada, UK, Europe, APAC and LatAm.

Andrii Dzhaga

FC Trade Controls Policy Lead

Andrii has over seven years of sanctions and export controls compliance experience in the financial industry. Currently at Stripe, Andrii leads on export controls compliance issues and provides sanctions advisory for a portfolio of products and initiatives, including deployment of large language models to improve accuracy of sanctions screening controls. Prior to Stripe, Andrii focused on sanctions compliance advisory for two years at Scotiabank’s Global Sanctions Office. Before his time at Scotiabank, he spent four years working on sanctions investigations at CIBC.

Customer Testimonials

“I really appreciated the detail and references on the slides, very helpful”.

Scott Kinney, CAMS

Compliance Manager Global Sanctions Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

“Great job. Very informative”.

Brianna Long

Senior Compliance Analyst Compliance and Risk Investigations and Analysis, Convera