Dagens Industri (DI) reports this morning, 27 February, that Viveka Strangert, Swedbank’s then director of regulatory compliance, warned the CEO and board in spring 2016 of deficiencies in the bank’s anti-money laundering procedures in the Baltic countries.
The newspaper’s source has said that Birgitte Bonnesen, who was head of the bank’s Baltic operations between 2011 and 2014, was irritated by the news and shortly thereafter fired Strangert.
Gabriel Francke Rodau, head of group communication at Swedbank, has told DI that the termination of Strangert’s employment had nothing to do with money laundering issues.
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