Daniel's academic journey culminated with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology from the University of Malta, distinguished by his focused dissertation on cybercrime. His research delved into cyber threats originating from the dark web, addressing the contemporary challenges it presents. Complementing his academic achievements, Daniel holds the title of a certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager from PECB University, and he's currently looking to advance his expertise as he is going to pursue a certification to become a certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer in business continuity. Simultaneously, Daniel is shaping his professional trajectory through a master's degree in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management from the esteemed University of Leicester.
Having joined Grant Thornton in 2021, Daniel started out his career within the financial crime function were he used the experience gained and spearheaded a pivotal firmwide initiative to procure an AML onboarding system. Beyond project management, Daniel’s love for risk management has landed his involvement in the elevation of the organization's risk profile. His role extends to significant contributions to amend and update the customer risk assessment, alongside the formulation of jurisdictional and industry risk assessments. Furthermore, Daniel's diverse background extends to business development, equipping him with a holistic understanding of business continuity. This unique blend of experiences positions him to envision risk management strategies that are both comprehensive and pragmatic.
Daniel has also imparted multiple training sessions across the firm, some of which were open-source intelligence, Risk Management, Record Keeping, Reporting Obligations and an introduction to AML/CFT.
- Currently undergoing a Master's Degree in Risk Crisis and Disaster Management - University of Leicester
- ISO 31000 Risk Management - PECB University
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology - University of Malta