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Johanna Maria Leiner
Head of Compliance Governance & Ethics at Paysafe Group


As an experienced compliance manager with several years of professional experience in the financial sector Johanna specialises in compliance assurance and training, anti-bribery & corruption, and whistleblowing.

After obtaining her law degree from the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and an exchange year at the UCD School of Law in Dublin (Ireland), Johanna started her career at the Financial Market Authority (FMA) in Liechtenstein.

She then worked as a Senior Legal Counsel at the Austrian FMA for over 4 years, before she joined the Paysafe Group in June 2013.

Johanna is a graduate of the certified program “Financial Market Authority” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business at the WU Executive Academy and is co-author of chapters of the “Kommentar zum InvFG”, a renowned book of reference for the implementation of the UCITS IV Directive into Austrian law.

Johanna is a board member of the International Compliance Association (ICA) Technical Advisory Board and official Ambassador for the networking groups “Fintech Ladies” ( and “European Women in Payments” (

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  • Whistleblowing – How to Change a Culture