Marie-Chantale Sundberg

Angestellt, Assistant Regional Manager, Admin & Finance Manager, SEG

Beirut, Lebanon

About me

Over 20 years of experience in banking, corporate, and nonprofit management. Raised over 1M € in investments and managed multimillion‐dollar budgets for companies on 4 continents. Developed and implemented company‐wide management, compliance, and audit systems. Remarkable and multidisciplinary portfolio of certifications in Anti‐Money Laundering and Advanced Financial Crime Investigations from ACAMS. Key strengths include: human resource management and supervising teams of 40 employees; ability to achieve deliverables under stress; engage in fruitful and successful business negotiations in a wide spectrum of activities; conduct financial crime investigations; train staff, and implement FATCA regulations.


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Professional experience for Marie-Chantale Sundberg

  • Current 2 years and 5 months, since May 2021


    AFEMENA Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality Limited

  • Current 8 years, since Oct 2015

    Assistant Regional Manager, Admin & Finance Manager


    - Manage &oversee 40 employees in 4 countries - Draft & update procedures & standard forms & ensure compliance - Define & manage tools for governance, saving 10% on waste - Assist in recruitment in 4 countries, conduct performance evaluation & dev. plans - Lead internal audits & perform reviews - Maintained healthy cashflow levels: letters of credit; budget; expenditures - Integrate ERP to reduce waste on site with a 30% reduction - Successfully reduced site delivery time by 50% &up to 30% in cost reduction

  • 3 years and 3 months, Jul 2012 - Sep 2015

    Senior Compliance Officer

    BLC Bank SAL

    - Coordinated with all to ensure compliance with laws & regulations - Trained employees on AML‐CFT & FATCA - Analyzed, investigated & reported on various cases to managers & successfully resolved several ones - Controlled the flow of operations, monitored & investigated transactions/co‐wrote internal procedures - Prepared reports to SIC at BDL & audit requests - Assisted in processing of STP transactions - Tested DNFS & AML Reporter new engines, CBS FATCA solution before implementation

  • 4 years and 1 month, Jun 2007 - Jun 2011

    Founder & Chief Executive Officer


    - Raised EUR 1 million from investors - Managed 20 fulltime staff in all countries, up to 75 for production purposes - Managed the international exposure (fairs & visits); oversaw showrooms in Germany & Mallorca - Set up policies and procedures to ensure flow of production, marketing, and sales - Managed the Main Office in Cyprus and supervised creative team & workshop in Lebanon - Ran production plant in the Philippines to make manufacturing and delivery deadlines

  • 8 months, Jan 2007 - Aug 2007

    Assistant General Manager (Chief Operating Officer)

    CIEL sarl

    - Managed a team of 15‐20 people - Oversaw policies and procedures set‐up, and ensured compliance - Wrote & maintained the company’s code of conduct manual and work processes - Performed general audits of the various departments - Prepared statistics & issued regular reports on the company's performance - Participated in the recruitment process & managed employees

  • 4 years and 6 months, Jul 2002 - Dec 2006

    Internal Auditor

    Intercontinental Bank of Lebanon

    - Performed obligatory reserve calculation / loan & deposit accruals - Performed correspondent banks reconciliation along with trade/value dates & exchange rates - Performed daily control of placements (lending and borrowing) with correspondents - Assigned audits in order to assure that controls operate effectively - Conducted audit reports & memos - Updated the anti‐money‐laundering file - Followed up on dormant accounts

  • 1 year and 3 months, Apr 2001 - Jun 2002

    Position and Classification Team (PCT) member


    - Collected data on Lebanese ministries and institutions to increase governmental work efficiency - Wrote job descriptions and created a repertoire on each ministry / public organ - Established contacts and followed up with public sector institutions

Educational background for Marie-Chantale Sundberg

  • 1999 - 2000


    Ecole Supérieure des Affaires (ESA)

  • 1995 - 2002

    Political science

    Université Saint Joseph (USJ)

    Public Administration Negotiation International Relations


  • German


  • English


  • Spanish


  • Portuguese


  • French

    First language

  • Arabic



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