Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)
Saskia is the Executive Director and Founder of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), www.sanctionsassociation.org , a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. ACSS has 1000+ members in over 60 countries and provides certification and training on economic and trade sanctions to businesses and financial institutions.
She is a Certiﬁed Sanctions Specialist (CSS) and an industry leader in ﬁnancial crime topics.
Saskia has over 20 years of Sanctions/AML experience in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Her global footprint enables Saskia to apply valuable expertise and insight into international training and ﬁnancial crime compliance projects.
She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru), and was admitted to the Lima Bar Association. She also holds an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks ﬂuent Dutch, English and Spanish, as well as basic German.