Maria Pedulla, Director, America’s Head of Business Line, Anti Financial Crime Wealth Management was recently selected as Top Female Executive of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her exceptional leadership and commitment to her profession.
Inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With over thirty years of professional experience, Maria has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert within her field. Maria is a dynamic results-driven leader who has demonstrated success in every position she has ever held. Prior to serving in her current position as Director for Deutsche Bank, Maria worked for Credit Suisse since 1989. She held multiple managerial positions in Foreign Exchange Trade Support & Operations, Prime Services, Investment Banking Reference Data & Client Regulatory Diligence and Financial Crime Compliance across all lines of business. Throughout her tenure at Credit Suisse, she was an active member of Diversity & Inclusion. Including and not limited to Group Mentoring, Multi-Cultural Resource Network events, Finance Book Club, to name a few. Maria received her certification from Toastmasters. Maria is actively involved in the WOW (Women on Wall Street) mentoring program at Deutsche Bank.
Maria’s key areas of expertise include her responsibilities for AML (Anti Money Laundering) Advisory, Exam Management and Quality Assurance. Maria has a multitude of industry knowledge, which encompasses, Investment Banking, Hedge Funds, Due Diligence, Capital Markets, Trading, Financial Risk, Equitie, Securities, Options, Derivatives, Fixed income and Foreign Exchange (FX) and Wealth Management.
Ms. Pedulla earned her Bachelor of Science in Business, Management & Finance from Brooklyn College, New York in 1988. Maria also holds the internationally recognized CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist) certification.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Maria for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does, trustworthy and has tremendous foresight. We felt she would be an amazing asset to our network of professionals. We are looking forward to meeting her at the Annual Awards Gala.”
Throughout her illustrious career, Maria has received awards, accolades and has been recognized for her dedication to her profession. The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) will be honoring Maria for her award this December at its Annual Awards Gala being held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. For 2020 she is being considered for a feature article in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and to be broadcast on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square, NYC. Maria is also a member of the SIFMA AML & Financial Crimes Committee and AML Peer Group Committee. She has presented topics of AML to industry forums held in Las Vegas, Florida, New York.
Aside from her successful career, Maria serves as an active member within her community and her church. She has organized fundraising events, food collections and has participated as a First Responder for the American Red Cross and National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). Maria is passionate about helping those affected by environmental disasters and financial crisis. She also proudly serves as President for the Italian Americas Women’s network called DIA, under the Federation of the Italian American Organization, by empowering youth through College Scholarships for dedicated students of Italian Heritage.
Looking back, Maria attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had the honor of working alongside and her humanitarianism. When not working, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. For the future, she hopes to continue serving in her role and says she has been blessed and loves what she is doing. She is committed to changing lives and working closely with private institutions, governments and law enforcement to fulfill her title.
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