Our
Trainers

Atul Naval

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

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

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 Thelesklaf

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.

Dante T. Fuentes
Dante is the Senior Adviser for Compliance of CTBC Bank Philippines and Consultant on AML/CTF matters of SquidPay Technologies. Dante is an Accredited Trainer on Anti-Money Laundering Act, Terrorist Financing Prevention and Suppression Act and other issuances of the Anti-Money Laundering Council, Philippines. He was the president of the Association of Bank Compliance Officers, Inc. (ABCOMP) from 2005 to 2018 and currently serves on their advisory Board. Dante was former Chief Compliance Officer of Philippine Bank of Communication, China Banking Corporation and Security Bank Corporation.
Debmalya Maitra
Debmalya has more than 29 years of experience in Banking and Financial Services, including a decade each in new age private sector banking, life insurance companies and in a leading housing finance company. Debmalya is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accountancy. Debmalya was a member of the Insurance delegation in the FATF evaluation on preparedness regarding AML regulations in India in 2010. He is currently Senior Director, BFSI at Chokshi Group. He is also one of the Member Governors of Institute of Internal Auditors, Mumbai Chapter since 2015.
Atty. Guada P. Vergel De Dios

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.

Justin Muscolino
Justin brings over 25 years of wide-arranging experience in compliance, training and regulations. Most recently, he co-founded a virtual compliance training firm called tweezzle. He has also served as compliance consultant (for TD Bank, Wells Fargo, USAA), Head of North American Compliance training operations for GRC, Head of Compliance Training at Bank of China, Macquarie Group’s Head of Americas Compliance Training and JPMorgan Chase’s Compliance Training Manager. Justin also worked for FINRA, a US regulator, where he created Examiner University to train examiners on how to perform their function.
Malvika Mehta

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 Timani

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 Turner

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 Khandelwal

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.

Russell Wilson
Russell has extensive experience in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing. He spent more than 10 years as the first General Counsel at Australia’s financial intelligence and anti-money laundering agency (AUSTRAC), playing a strategic role in preventing and detecting financial crime and money-laundering and in conjunction with major domestic and international financial organisations and regulators. He is currently Special Counsel, Maddocks, and also Non-Executive Director, Transparency International Australia.
Rūta Bajarūnaitė

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 Khatu

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 Khatri

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 Nair

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.

Surendra Thapa
Surendra has over 15 years of experience in financial crimes investigations and compliance, in AML, CFT, Anti-Corruption and Global Economic Sanctions. He has worked with international and domestic banks under regulatory enforcement orders or MOUs mandating identification of the deficiencies of their AML/CFT compliance programs, including investigations in correspondent banking, commercial and retail banking, trade finance, real estate transactions, money service businesses. He has a B.A. Economics from Middlebury College and is a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is currently President, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York.
Surinderjit Kaur

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.

Theresa Karunakaran
Theresa has a background rich in regulation and supervision with the Reserve Bank of India, India’s Central Bank.  In a career spanning over 36 years, she has worked in all the key areas of central banking, with the major part being in the area of regulation and supervision of banks and NBFCs. She represented RBI in interactions with Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, IMF, World Bank, overseas Bank Supervisors and rating agencies. Until recently, she was Director Compliance -Regulatory Affairs, at Deutsche Bank, AG India, a position she held since August 2015. She holds a PG degree in Economics, PGDM, and is a certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.
Tiisetso Mokete

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.  

T.R. Hariharan

T.R. Hariharan has more than three decades of experience in Banking services having specialized in Financial Crime Compliance, Risk Management and Internal Audit in Multi National Banks. He is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with knowledge of- AML /KYC, Sanctions, FATF regulations, Countering Terrorist Financing, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and Regulatory Control framework.

Hariharan is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), Information Systems Auditor (DISA) and Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection (FAFD) professional of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also certified by Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Other Industry Experts Featured on Fintelekt Academy

Alma Angotti

Partner and Co-Leader, Global Investigation and Compliance Practice, Guidehouse

Ankit Tibrewala

Director, Sanctions Advisory, ASEAN & South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

Antoine Karam

Head – Software Products for Member States, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Anuj Bhansali

Director of Product Management, PhonePe

Archana Kotecha

Founder,
The Remedy Project

Arun Shankar C S

Incharge – FRM – Risk Management, National Payments Corporation of India

Asyraf Rifaei Assrangkhuun

Group Head – AML/CFT Transactions Monitoring and Investigation Operations, AmBank Malaysia

Avaneesh Raman

AML/CFT Consultant, GovRisk (The International Governance & Risk Institute)

Avinash Tanna

Business Solutions Consultant – Asia-Pacific, Accuity

Brent C. Estrella

Group Head & Chief Compliance Officer, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation

Byron McKinney

Product Manager – Trade Finance and Compliance Solutions, IHS Markit

Channing Mavrellis

Illicit Trade Director, Global Financial Integrity

Charan Rawat

Head of Compliance, Rabobank

Christiaan Barnard

Head – Financial Intelligence Unit, New Zealand

F. Christopher Calabia

Senior Advisor, Supervisory & Regulatory Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chua Choon Hong

Head of Compliance Solutions – APAC, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company

Claire Wilson

Consultant & Chairperson, HKICPA Disciplinary Panel

David Haynes

Vice President, Asia Pacific, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Dr. David Utzke

Associate Professor at University of Advancing Technology & U.S. Treasury IRS CID Cybercrimes Unit

David Zhuo

Market Planner, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Dayanand Prasad

Principal Officer – AML & KYC Compliance, Emirates NBD Bank (P.J.S.C)

Deepak Kinger

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance

Dilani Sooriyaarachchi

Head of Compliance, Seylan Bank, Sri Lanka

Diphat Tembo

Director – Compliance and Prevention Department, Financial Intelligence Centre, Zambia

Douglas Wolfson

Director, Financial Crime Compliance – Asia, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Duncan Jepson

Managing Director – Liberty Shared

Edgar Lopez

Director, Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit

Dr. Elena Scherschneva

Independent AML/CFT expert and consultant &  Former Head of FIU Austria

Fabrizio Fioroni

Adviser – AML/CFT, Regional Office for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

George Pearmain

Director, Financial Crime Strategy, Government of Jersey

Girish Hanumegowda

Trade Compliance Regional Subject Matter Expert, IHS Markit

Guy Sheppard

Head of APAC Financial Crime, Initiatives and Intelligence, SWIFT

Hari Kumar Nepal

Deputy Director, Nepal Rastra Bank & AML Cell, Ministry of Finance Nepal

Ian Pemberton

Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL

Irfan Yar

Research Fellow, Global Counter Terrorism Institute

Isabella Chase

Research Fellow
Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, RUSI

Jackie Shinfield

Partner & Co-Lead – Financial Services Regulatory Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Jermy Prenio

Senior Advisor, Financial Stability Institute, Bank for International Settlements

Julia Chin

Head of Compliance, Hugosave SG

Julia Yansura

Program Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean,
Global Financial Integrity

Julian Dixon

CEO, Napier

Jyothi Mekala

Head – Compliance, BillDesk

Dr. Katy Dineen

Senior Associate, The Mizen Group

Kevin Gomez

Head-AML/KYC and MLRO, IDFC First Bank

Lakshmi Kumar

Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity

Leah Callon-Butler

Director, Emfarsis

M.C. Ponnanna

Head of AML/CFT and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), Al Jazeera Exchange

Madhu Sinha

Independent AML Compliance Professional; Former Head of AML, Citibank India

Malcolm Wright

Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance

Mark Nuttall

Country Manager,
Hill & Associates Singapore

Manish Bhandari

Principal Officer AML/CFT/Sanctions Compliance, ICICI Bank

Matt Friedman

Chief Executive Officer, The Mekong Club

Matthew Redhead

Associate Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela

Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat, The Philippines

Md. Abdullah Al Mamun

CAMLCO; Head of Vigilance, Dutch-Bangla Bank & General Secretary – Association of AML Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh

Mohammad Habibur Rahman

Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions (FI), Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited

Muhammad Imran

Criminal Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes Unit, INTERPOL

Patrick Kelly

Co-founder and CEO, The Mizen Group

Paul McCarthy

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, The Mizen Group

Philip Hunkin

Director – Financial Intelligence Unit, Isle of Man

Phoebe Ewen

Programme Manager,
The Mekong Club

Pramod Dahal

Chief – AML/CFT, Internal Audit & Company Secretary, NMB Bank

Ravi Lahoti

Chief Audit Executive, Bandhan Bank

Rika Astari

AML/CTF Compliance Expert / Consultant

Rob Loh

Director, Huron

Robert Campbell

Programme Manager, United for Wildlife

Robin Lee

Head of APAC, Napier

Rohan Lakhaiyar

Chief Compliance Officer, Paytm Payments Bank

Sagar Tanna

Co-Founder, TSS Consultancy

Sandeep Mehra

Chief Executive Officer, Academy of Fraud Investigations

Sarah Tariq

Specialist Advisor, AFC & Compliance, Deutsche Bank, Pakistan

Sarwar MAQ Chowdhury

Ex-DMD Eastern Bank and Ex-Chairman, AACOBB

Serge Ceniza

Consultant, Philippine Business Bank and Dean, Manila Law College

Shafath Mujawar

DVP – AML at Fino Payments Bank

Sharon Pamplona

Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, ANZ Hong Kong

Sofia El Mansouri

Compliance Consultant, Professional Writer, Speaker, Compliantly LLC

Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi

Joint President and Business Head – Trade Finance and Commercial Operations, Kotak Mahindra Bank

Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra

Chief, Compliance at New Development Bank

Sujata Dasgupta

Global Head – Financial Crimes Compliance Advisor, Tata Consultancy Services

Supranee Satitchaicharoen

Director of International Cooperation Division, Anti Money Laundering Office (AMLO) Thailand

Stephen Cutler

Chief Enterprise Risk and Compliance Officer, Omnipay

Suresh Vytla

Country Manager India, Accuity

Sydney Asubo

Executive Director, Financial Intelligence Authority, Uganda

Tanya McCartney

CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

Thinley Dorji

Head – Risk Management, Compliance & AML/CFT Division, Bank of Bhutan

Tom Cardamone

President & CEO, Global Financial Integrity

Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Vijay Bharadwaj

Manager, Ingenia Consultants

Vijay Gopaladesikan

Head – FCC Screening Product & List Management, Group Financial Crime

Youngbee Dale

CEO & Anti-Trafficking Consultant, Dale Consulting

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