In a career spanning over three decades, Atul has held senior roles in global commercial banks and has worked with culturally diverse teams across South Asia, ASEAN, UK and USA in the areas of Risk Management, Trade Finance, Corporate Finance and Client Management. Atul’s rich and diverse experience has provided him with a strong understanding of comprehensive risk framework for banking business including credit, operational and compliance risks. He has trained and mentored clients in the fields of trade finance, credit risk, treasury products, AML and sanctions, and regulatory exams.
Baptiste Forestier is currently Chief Compliance Officer at LinkCy, a new player in embedded finance with international ambitions.
After completing his degree in Business and Banking law, he began his career as Head of KYC & Operational Compliance at Lemon Way, a payment specialist for marketplaces.
In 2019, he joined Spendesk, now the 26th French unicorn, as Head of Compliance. There, he obtained a payment institution license from the ACPR (French regulator) and adapted the legal framework for the US market. He also recently started a newsletter explaining old and new money laundering techniques each week.
Calvin Koo is a New York and Hong Kong dual-qualified cross-border litigator, based in Hong Kong. He counsels financial technology clients regarding cryptocurrency-related disputes and investigations, as well as victims of fraud on international asset recovery matters. This includes a focus on digital asset tracing and recovery, as well as creative judgment enforcement strategies requiring work in courtrooms and with government authorities around the world. He is currently a Cross-Border Disputes and Investigations Lawyer with Kobre & Kim LLP.
Daniel is a lawyer with 30 years of experience in AML and Anti-Corruption. He has chaired the OECD Anti-Corruption network, worked as Executive Director of the Basel Institute on Governance. He has been the Director of the Liechtenstein FIU, Chairman of Moneyval and Co-Chair of the FATF (ICRG) Europe/Eurasia Joint Group. In 2019, Daniel became the Director of the Swiss FIU (MROS) and was Co-Chair of the FATF Risk, Trends and Methods Working Group. Since 2020, he worked as an AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption Consultant, with a focus to assist countries in their Mutual Evaluation and follow up processes. In April 2021, he joined the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative as Project Director.
Guada has been immersed for more 15 years in the anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorism financing (CTF) and anti-fraud programs of all types of financial institutions. She is the President and a Trustee of the Association of Remittance Company Compliance Officers and the Internal Vice President and Trustee of the Good Governance Advocates and Practitioners of the Philippines. She is an accredited AML Trainer of the Philippine Anti-Money Laundering Council. She has appeared before congress on bills related to e-commerce, remittance, AML/CTF, and insurance. Guada is a licensed lawyer and a law faculty member of the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Malvika pursued her masters from Cranfield University, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom. Post her education, she was trained at the Cybercrime Directorate in Singapore where she worked on several SOP’s, Open-Source Intelligence and Digital Forensics.
She has been actively involved in cryptocurrency fraud investigations and is currently working with a very capable team of experts in India. She is working at Pelorus Technologies Pvt Ltd as an AVP and heads investigations related to Cryptocurrencies, OSINT, and Big Data.
Nader is a compliance manager in AM Bank with 9 years experience in the financial crime compliance field, having high competence and skills in detecting and preventing a broad array of financial crimes and mitigating related risks. He oversees the implementation of effective and sustainable anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud and sanction compliance programs for all bank branches and departments. In addition to being a member of the AML/CTF board committee, he works in close collaboration with the local Financial Intelligence Unit.
He earned a bachelor’s degree at Lebanese university (with great honours) majoring in banking and finance.
Nicholas works with multinational financial institutions and corporations in Asia, US and the EU on all aspects of economic sanctions, AML and anti-bribery and corruption compliance and investigations. Drawing on his experience working in-house for multinational financial institutions, he focuses on guiding clients on designing and implementing compliance programs and advising on the application of regulations from the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other regulators to his clients’ international businesses. In 2020, Nicholas was recognized on the Global Investigations Review (GIR) list of “40 Under 40” investigations specialists globally.
Pramod has over 40 years of corporate experience in banking and financial services, of which 20 years were with the State Bank of India. Pramod was the Chief Compliance Officer and Principal Officer in IndusInd Bank. He is an expert in banking compliance requirements and KYC/AML regulations. He is associated as faculty at Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) and is involved in providing advisory services to banks and financial technology (fintech) companies. He has authored several books for IIBF’s programmes. Pramod has a B.Tech. (Hons.) from IIT, Kharagpur and a Diploma in Business Finance from CAIIB.
Rūta Bajarūnaitė is former lead of the Legislative Initiatives and Methodology Group at the Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering – public-private partnership established in Lithuania. She was responsible for the coordination of expert working groups (AML/CTF Law Amendment Group and Sanctions Task Force) as well.
Prior joining the Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering she worked as a bilingual lawyer and supported an international law firm on a high-profile anti-money laundering investigation in Stockholm on behalf of a multinational financial institution. Later she joined KPMG Lithuania as an AML advisor.
Sameer has over 25 years of experience in Retail and SME banking. He is a compliance professional with experience in handling banking regulatory matters, operational risk management, fraud prevention, financial crime compliance, FATCA-CRS regulatory compliance, data privacy issues and techno economic surveys. He conducts trainings in the areas of investigations, interviewing techniques, diversity and inclusion, conflict of interest, KYC and operational risks.
Sadiq is an Anti-Money Laundering Expert and Compliance Professional with over 25 years of rich and diversified banking experience across India and Middle East.
He has over 19 years of extensive experience in providing Anti Money Laundering solutions related to Transaction Monitoring, Customer Due Diligence and Sanctions & Prohibitions screening and Regulatory Compliance. Sadiq has worked with Barclays Bank for 13.5 years. He was formerly the MLRO and Head AML at Barclays Bank India. He has previously worked with VFS Global, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank. in various roles.
Sharad has an experience of 28 years in various aspects of Banking. He has held portfolios including heading credit & forex, heading learning and development and was lastly handling the portfolio of Principal Officer and Head AML Compliance at Axis Bank. He has a successful track record of working in Foreign Banks and Private Sector Banks in India and the Middle East. Sharad had been with Axis Bank for the last 21 years. Sharad is now an empanelled trainer with Fintelekt.
Surinderjit Kaur has 37 years of corporate experience with State Bank of India. She was Faculty in International Banking including TBML with the apex training college of SBI i.e. State Bank Institute of Consumer Banking (earlier State Bank Staff College). She has the experience of handling sessions for various banks and institutions like FEDAI, FIEO, TBML for CEIB Officials, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Nepal SBI Bank, IIBF programs and online sessions for SBI, Male and SBI, Frankfurt etc. She has Certificate in Trade Finance and IT Security, ICWA (Intermediate), CAIIB (I and II) and CDCS from London Institute of Banking and Finance.
Mokete is a Commissioner of Oaths who is well-versed in the international regulatory environment governing financial institutions. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Compliance Manager. Mokete is a professional trainer in AML/CFT/PF, highly proficient in due diligence testing, risk and compliance management frameworks. He has technical proficiency in general Data Analysis and a growing interest in compliance and risk management research.
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Dr. Elena Scherschneva
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The Mekong Club
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