9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2017


Confirmed Speakers

  • Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


    Sandy’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations and related civil litigation. A seasoned litigator, Sandy draws on her experience as a prosecutor for the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, where she served as Deputy Director for Financial Securities Offenses, and where she focused on fraud, market misconduct, money laundering and corruption and managed a broad range of complex high-profile white collar-related investigations and prosecutions. In this role, she also spent time on secondment at the UK Serious Fraud Office.

    Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, Sandy taught law as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore. Earlier in her career, she served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in New York, and as a judge advocate in the United States Army.
  • David Leppan
    Former Founder & CEO,
    World Check
    David Leppan
    Former Founder & CEO,
    World Check


  • Christopher Sykes
    Director, Regional Head of AML,
    Sanctions and ABC-Asia,
    Prudential Corporation Asia
    Christopher Sykes
    Director, Regional Head of AML,
    Sanctions and ABC-Asia,
    Prudential Corporation Asia


  • Tai Foong Lam
    Partner, Gan Partnership
    Tai Foong Lam
    Partner, Gan Partnership


  • Rohan Bedi
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore
    Rohan Bedi
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore


    Rohan is the Consulting Practice Director of Combating Smart Financial Crime ™, Singapore. He was formerly Head of GFCC Oversight and Control - EMEA & APAC - for J.P. Morgan Singapore's Global Financial Crimes Compliance department. He has also been the Regional Head of Financial Crime for Asia for Bank of America Merrill Lynch for four years. Earlier in his career he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore for four years as the Head of AML Services where he served 23 clients.

    Rohan has over 25 years of work-experience including 15 years of Compliance leadership experience. His compliance views are practical, factoring in both regulatory requirements and risks. His experience covers consulting, project management, and practitioner roles. As a practitioner, he has had significant exposure to wealth management, investment banking, global markets, corporate banking, and trade finance. He has managed a large bank financial crime program across 12 countries.

    Rohan has a Professional Doctorate in AML from Middlesex University, London (with a Commendation Letter). He is the author of a book on AML (received a PwC award; also see NLA) and elearning (used by AUSTRAC - see US INCSR 2009). He is a Fellow of the ICA (FICA), London and was on their International Board of Advisors for six years. He has been closely associated with NUS (as an Executive-in-Residence) and NTU (ICPVTR) for whom he authored numerous papers and articles. His interviews have been published internationally and he is a frequent speaker at FCC Conferences. 

Introduction

The threats of financial crime continue to evolve and grow at an alarming speed. The regulators, government, global organizations and international multi-lateral bodies expect financial institutions (FIs) to build the necessary infrastructure and processes to ensure the integrity of the financial system. To comply with these legal, regulatory and social obligations, FIs have to continuously enhance their capabilities and embrace new measures and technology to keep-up with the regulatory agenda while containing the ever increasing costs of compliance. At the same time compliance professionals must keep up to speed with new vulnerabilities across the sector which criminals are quick to exploit. Compliance professionals must future proof their functions to address new threats and rising costs while meeting regulatory demands.

This year’s International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF), entitled “Future Proofing Compliance: Responsibility and Response-Ability”, will explore current and new trends in financial crime and the next generation of detection and technological capabilities expected of anti-financial crime professionals to meet global and regulatory expectations. International experts and industry specialists will be assembled to provide insights on current and future criminal threats and specify the necessary plans and strategies to respond quickly and effectively to these threats.

Following the success of IFCTF over the last eight years (2009 - 2016), this year’s conference is expected to draw more than 500 delegates from the private and public sector, including senior representatives from regional and global banks. Join us at this important conference where industry and regulatory experts and thought leaders from Asia and worldwide will provide insights on and potential solutions for FIs to manage money laundering and terrorism financing risks.





Day One – Wednesday, 4 October 2017
8.00AM Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00AM

Opening Remarks

V. Maslamani
Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group
Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank
9.15AM

Keynote Address

Muhammad bin Ibrahim
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia (tbc)
9.45AM

Special Address 1

Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano
Former President Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (tbc)
10.15AM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
10.45AM

Second and third line of defence activities - designing an effective anti-financial crime review programme

Panellists:
  • Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail, Director, Financial Conglomerates Supervision,Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Sang Hoe Chow, Head of Advisory Services, EY
  • Bill Howarth, President, International Compliance Association and Group Managing Director - Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc
Moderator: Datuk John Zinkin, Managing Direcor, Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd (invited)

Plenary Session 2 
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
11.45AM

Enhancing AML transaction monitoring – Use of Algorithms models and Artificial Intelligence tools to strengthen monitoring mechanisms

Panellists: 
  • Martin Markiewicz, Chief Executive Officer, Silent Eight Pte Ltd
  • (tbc)
Moderator: (tbc)

12.45PM Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
2.00PM
(30mins)
Special Address 2
Response Ability: New Age Screening Methodologies

David Leppan, 
Founder and former CEO,World-Check

Plenary Session 3
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
2.30PM

PEPs spotlight: Kleptocracy and international money laundering

Panellists: 
  • Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Partner, Dispute Resolution Division, SKRINE
  • Dr. Michelle Frasher, Director, Global Content, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • B.C. Tan, Head of Global Trade Finance Proposition, Thomson Reuters
Moderator: Eric Seidel, Attorney, DeVore & DeMarco

3.15PM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)

Concurrent Session 2
(Venue: Majestic 1, Level 3)

Concurrent Session 3
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)
3.45PM

Crypto currencies: Friend or Foe?

Panellists:

  • Mark Smalley, Co-founder & CEO, Neuroware.io
  • Thomas S. Dougherty, Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia, U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Sandy Baggett, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Moderator: Encik Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar, Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department,  BNM (to be invited)


Risk based assessment and PEPs in the insurance sector

Panellists:
  • Christopher Sykes, Director, Regional Head of AML, Sanctions and ABC-Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia
  • Representative from Insurance Supervision, BNM (to be invited)

Moderator: Manjit Singh,
Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia


Future proofing - Industry collaboration to enable CDD and EDD

Panellists:
  • Representative from Travelex
  • (tbc)




Moderator: Shalini Pavithran,
Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysian Association of Money Services Business
   Plenary Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)

 4.30PM

Growing cybersecurity concerns and what this means for compliance and AML?

Panellists: 
  • Thomas S. Dougherty, Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia, U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
  • Sandy Baggett, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • John Ellis, Co-founder, Andgiet Security
Moderator: Dato' Dr. Haji Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab, Chief Executive Officer, CyberSecurity Malaysia

5.30PM End of Day One Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change




Day Two – Thursday, 5 October 2017
8.00AM Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00AM

Keynote Address 2
The role of compliance in fighting corruption as a predicate offence


Speaker: Datuk Dzulkifli Ahmad, Chief Commissioner, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)

Plenary Session 5
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
9.30AM

What Fintech and faster payments mean to AML Compliance?

Panellists:
  • Chionh Chye Kit, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cynopsis Solutions
  • Mark Smalley, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Neuroware.io
  • (tbc)
Moderator: (tbc)

10.30AM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 6
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
11.00AM Slippery slope for jurisdictions: The perils of dealing with North Korea and Iran

Panellist:
  • Jonathan Brewer, former UN Security Council Iran resolution Panel Expert
  • Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts
  • Daniel L. Glaser, Principal, Financial Integrity Network + US Treasury (tbc)
Moderator: (tbc)

Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)

Concurrent Session 5
(Venue: Majestic 1, Level 3)

Concurrent Session 6
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)
12.00PM

Risks of money laundering through crowdfunding

Panellists:

  • Eric Seidel, Attorney, DeVore & DeMarco
  • Tengku Ahmad Ruzhuar, Head of Advisory Department, Securities Commission Malaysia

Moderator: David James, HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, British Commission of Singapore

Latest Development on National Risk Assessment for Insurance Sector


Speaker: Representative from Bank Negara Malaysia (tbc)

Current and emerging trends and threats in terrorism financing for money services businesses

Panellists:

  • Representative from Western Union
  • Nik Mohamed Din bin Nik Musa, Director of Money Services Business Regulation, Bank Negara Malaysia (tbc)

Moderator: Prof Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

12.45PM Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 8
(Venue: Majestic 1, Level 3)
Concurrent Session 9
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)
2.00PM

Intellectual property and the dark web

Panellists:

  • Rohan Bedi, Consulting Practice Director, Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore
  • Tai Foong Lam, Partner, Gan Partnership

Moderator: David James, HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, British Commission of Singapore


Risks of money laundering in life insurance

Panellists:

  • Representative from Insurance Regulation Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Manjit Singh, Assurance partner, PwC Malaysia

Moderator:  Representative from LIAM



Designing an effective financial crime review programme


Panellists:
  • Representative from International MAMSB Association
  • Representative from Moneygram / Western Union/Travelex

Moderator: Representative from
Bank Negara Malaysia
 3.00PM
 Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 7
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
3.30PM

ISIS in East Asia: Strategic shifts and global co-operation to deal with security implications

Panellists:
  • Prof Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Raharatnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore
  • Datuk Ayob Khan, Special Branch, PDRM (tbc)
  • Representative from US Embassy - FBI
Moderator: Daniel L. Glaser, Principal, Financial Integrity Network + US Treasury (tbc)

Plenary Session 8
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.30PM Future Proofing Compliance: Responsibility and Response-Ability

Abu Hassan Alshari bin Yahaya, 
Assistant Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia 

5.30PM End of Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change
Keynote Speaker
Plenary Session 1
  • Chionh Chye Kit
    Managing Director & Co-founder,
    Cynopsis Solutions
    Chionh Chye Kit
    Managing Director & Co-founder,
    Cynopsis Solutions


    Chionh Chye Kit is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Cynopsis and is responsible for its general operation, strategic direction and product development. He is also responsible for driving its overall sales and marketing effort in Asia and oversees its technology strategy as well. Chye Kit has almost 20 years of financial and capital markets experience in Asia gained largely from working in Macquarie Group and ING Bank. His last role with Macquarie was Managing Director and Joint Regional Head of Compliance, Asia. He started his career in an external audit role with PricewaterhouseCoopers specialising in audit of financial services providers.

    Chye Kit graduated with Honours Degree in Accountancy with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Fellow of International Compliance Association, United Kingdom and is conferred the designation of “IBF Advanced” certification with The Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore. 
     
    Chye Kit has been invited to speak on numerous Compliance seminars in Singapore and in Malaysia.  He has been a speaker, panellist and moderator in various conferences, seminars and events organised by Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants in Singapore (ISCA), Corporate Secretaries Institute of Singapore (CSIS), Bursa Malaysia, ISACA Malaysia Chapter, International Compliance Association, RHT Compliance Solutions, AsiaRisk, SMARTS.Broker and various FinTech and RegTech events.
     
    On a part-time basis, Chye Kit is engaged by International Compliance Training Academy as a lecturer in their various offerings of Advanced Certifications, Diploma and Post Grad Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance and AML/CTF programs where he trained hundreds of professional Compliance Officers in Singapore on Regulatory Advisory.  Separately, he is engaged by ISCA and CSIS to develop training syllabus and content in respect of AML/CTF. 
     
    Chye Kit is also co-authoring the world first crowd-sourced publication on RegTech, The RegTech Book where he pens his views on applicability of RegTech beyond financial services sector.  The book will be published by Wiley early 2018. 

  • Mark Smalley
    Co-Founder & CEO,
    Neuroware.io
    Mark Smalley
    Co-Founder & CEO,
    Neuroware.io


    As the founder and CEO of Neuroware (a Delaware Incorporated company) that was initially funded by 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, I've been building upon distributed ledgers such as the Bitcoin blockchain since 2012. Currently working from Malaysia, where I have lived as a technology evangelist and consultant for the past 20 years, I've presented and organized meetups, communities, and conferences that focus on the understanding and adoption of new technologies. At Neuroware, I've been developing a range of specialized non-financial protocols that enable the creation and management of distributed applications. We also provide training and private education workshops to large institutions, governmental bodies, and regulatory agencies that are looking to benefit from what's been hailed as the most important technological breakthrough since the internet.

Plenary Session 2
  • Martin Markiewics
    CEO and co-founder,
    Silent Eight
    Martin Markiewics
    CEO and co-founder,
    Silent Eight


    Martin Markiewicz is the CEO and co-founder of Silent Eight. Based in Singapore, he is the creator of the long-term vision and the driving force behind the company’s pursuit of artificial intelligence powered solutions for client screening and transaction monitoring. The solutions of Silent Eight are utilized by leading banks for AML and CFT purposes.

    Martin is a mathematician by education, and a serial entrepreneur by passion, with strong startups (in both Europe and Asia) and a successful IPO.  He has over 16 years of experience with software and artificial intelligence solutions covering a wide range of applications. His first startup, konsultant.it, was established in 2001 and offered software & hardware development solutions for SME’s. He then joined Wola Info, one of Europe’s leading IT firms, as a strategic sales director, and went on to create SevenFlow Investments – a multidisciplinary engineering firm that grew quickly, ultimately becoming a part of a highly successful IPO.”

Special Address 2
Plenary Session 3
  • Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division
    SKRINE
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division
    SKRINE


    Selvamalar Alagaratnam was admitted to practice as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in November 1994. She commenced her legal practice with a local law firm dedicated to  employment law. In 2000, she joined Skrine and was admitted as a partner in 2006. Since her admission to the Malaysian Bar, she has been primarily engaged in employment law work.

    Selvamalar is ranked in Chambers Asia as a leading individual for Employment & Industrial Relation in 2009. She is also listed as one of the world’s leading practitioners in The International Who’s Who Legal in Management Labour & Employment.

  • Mini vandePol
    Registered Foreign Lawyer,
    Baker McKenzie, Hong Kong
    Mini vandePol
    Registered Foreign Lawyer,
    Baker McKenzie, Hong Kong


    Mini vandePol was appointed as the Chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Compliance & Investigations Group on 1 September 2014, after successfully completing five years as the Asia Pacific Regional Chair of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group. In this role, she leads a global team of more than 900 compliance and investigations practitioners in Asia Pacific, EMEA, Latin America and North America. Ms. vandePol's work engagements focus on anti-bribery and corruption investigations and risk management and mitigation in China, India and other parts of Asia in a variety of industries.

    Ms. vandePol and her team are responsible for the Global Overview of Anti-Bribery Laws (2nd Edition 2016) and is the editor of the very popular Global Attorney-Client Privilege Handbook (2nd edition 2014). She has written a number of articles in journals and other publications both in Australia, India and elsewhere in Asia Pacific on topics ranging from corporate compliance investigations and enforcement, fraud risk, international trade and sanctions compliance, and ethical business practices. She is also a highly sought after media spokesperson and has made several appearances in business media in Hong Kong, India, Australia and the US.

    Ms. vandePol has more than 26 years’ experience and is the trusted advisor to the boards and audit committees of the Firm’s most significant global clients — assisting them to establish and enhance their risk management programs and credibly investigate transgressions to support a strong commitment to a culture of compliance. She is engaged to perform risk assessments and conduct compliance training, undertake third party and target due diligence, provide advice on the structure of transactions and business models, assist with sanctions and trade related compliance issues and conduct internal investigations including reporting to regulators such as the US Department of Justice in respect of FCPA violations.

Plenary Session 4
  • John Ellis
    Co-Founder & Principal Consultant,
    Andgiet Security
    John Ellis
    Co-Founder & Principal Consultant,
    Andgiet Security


    John is co-founder & principal consultant for Andgiet Security, a boutique cyber security consulting firm based in Singapore serving the Asia Pacific region. 

    Before establishing Andgiet, John was Chief Strategist, Cyber Security (Asia Pacific & Japan) for Akamai Technologies. A Fortune 1000 company and global leader in the cloud security and content delivery market. 

    John is an experienced thought leader with over twenty-three years of international experience in Information Security and Technology Risk Management.

    Throughout his career, John has architected, deployed and operated a variety of cyber security and technology risk management projects, that span the entire solution lifecycle, providing him with an in-depth understanding of higher level management aspects and issues where cyber security, strategy, risk and business interact.

    John is a recognised expert on cyber security, presenting original work at conferences, and actively participating in special interest and industry groups around the Asia-Pacific region to promote the profession and mentor junior professionals. 

    Prior responsibilities:

    • Global eCommerce and security design authority, Standard Chartered Bank
    • Head of Ecommerce and Web Services (Asia Pacific), Barclays Capital
    • Lead Architect – IT Security, Telstra
    John’s career commenced in the New Zealand Army, where he served his indentured apprenticeship as an Electronics, Instrument and Radar Technician. 

    John is currently studying for his Masters of Cyber Security, Strategy and Diplomacy through the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (UNSW Canberra).

  • Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab
    Chief Executive Officer,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia
    Dato’ Dr. Haji Amirudin bin Abdul Wahab
    Chief Executive Officer,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia


    Dr Amirudin Abdul Wahab (“Dr Amir”) is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CyberSecurity Malaysia, a strategic agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia and the agency that monitors sovereignty of the country. He has around 25 years of ICT working experience in the telecom and IT sector in the Government as well as in the semi-government and private sectors.

    Through his leadership at Cybersecurity Malaysia, Dr Amir managed to contribute to Malaysia’s achievement in attaining number #3 rank in the world, in the 2014 International Telecom Union (ITU) Global Cyber Security Index and becoming the first World Trustmark Alliance Chairman to be reappointed to a second term, was selected to receive an ASEAN Award as the Outstanding Chief Information/Security Officer Award. He is also a POLCYB (The Society of The Policing of Cyberspace) Non-Executive Board of Directors for year 2015 to 2018.

  • Thomas S. Dougherty
    Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia,
    U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
    Thomas S. Dougherty
    Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia,
    U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)


  • Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


    Sandy’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations and related civil litigation. A seasoned litigator, Sandy draws on her experience as a prosecutor for the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, where she served as Deputy Director for Financial Securities Offenses, and where she focused on fraud, market misconduct, money laundering and corruption and managed a broad range of complex high-profile white collar-related investigations and prosecutions. In this role, she also spent time on secondment at the UK Serious Fraud Office.

    Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, Sandy taught law as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore. Earlier in her career, she served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in New York, and as a judge advocate in the United States Army.

Concurrent Session 1
  • David James
    HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer,
    British Commission of Singapore
    David James
    HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer,
    British Commission of Singapore


    Mr David James, HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, British High Commission, Singapore David is a Tax Inspector with 14 years’ experience of dealing with serious fraud and tax avoidance. He has investigated and led teams of investigators in all types of HMRC intervention involving both criminal and civil responses to tax fraud. In July 2014, David was posted to Singapore with a focus on combating offshore tax evasion and money laundering in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region.

  • Foo Lee Mei
    Chief Regulatory Officer,
    Securities Commission Malaysia
    Foo Lee Mei
    Chief Regulatory Officer,
    Securities Commission Malaysia


Concurrent Session 2
Concurrent Session 3
Plenary Session 5
  • Bill Howarth
    President of the International Compliance Association (ICA)
    Bill Howarth
    President of the International Compliance Association (ICA)


    Bill Howarth is the President of the International Compliance Association (ICA), an organisation of which he was the founder and CEO from 2002-2015.

    Originally from a legal and academic background Bill spent more than 30 years lecturing at universities across the world.

    Currently as the Group Managing Director of the Wilmington Risk and Compliance Division, Bill’s mandate and passion is the professionalisation of the status of ‘Compliance’ as a discipline  and bringing training, knowledge and compliance information to the industry.

    Bill has published extensively, including more than 20 books, manuals and texts in a range of disciplines, including law, wealth management, compliance and anti money laundering.

    Bill speaks extensively at international conferences and is an advisor to a range of global regulators in the field of compliance.

    Bill is a member of Malaysia’s Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) and a Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) advisor and assessor.

  • Sang Hoe Chow
    Head of Advisory Services,
    Advisory Managing Partner, EY ASEAN
    Sang Hoe Chow
    Head of Advisory Services,
    Advisory Managing Partner, EY ASEAN


    Sang Hoe is a partner with EY Malaysia and has more than 26 years of experience in business advisory. He is currently the Managing Partner of EY Malaysia’s Advisory Services and also EY’s Asean Advisory Leader.

    Sang Hoe’s core skills and experience are in strategy and transformation advisory, including strategic planning and implementation, programme management, strategic transformation and change management.

    He has worked with clients across the Asia Pacific, including leading banks and financial institutions, government organizations and private enterprises in various industries on their corporate strategies, business models, privatization projects as well as the implementation of their transformation initiatives.
    Sang Hoe graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting (First Class Honours) from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the Malaysian Institute of Management (MIM).

  • Datuk John Zinkin
    Director, Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd
    Datuk John Zinkin
    Director, Zinkin Ettinger Sdn Bhd


Plenary Session 6
  • Jonathan Brewer
    Former UN Security Council Iran resolution Panel Expert
    Jonathan Brewer
    Former UN Security Council Iran resolution Panel Expert


    Dr. Brewer, a recognized expert on global proliferation threats, financial sanctions and proliferation financing, was the financial expert on the UN Panel on Iran, created by UN Resolution 1929 in 2010. Previously, he served with the UK Diplomatic Service, where he was Head of Counter-Proliferation 2005-2010. Dr Brewer’s current areas of research include proliferation financing, financial sanctions, and related typologies. He contributed extensive material on UN financial sanctions to reports of the UN Panel on Iran published by the Security Council. His publications include papers relating to financing of proliferation, sanctions on Iran, and the role of the private sector in supporting implementation of sanctions.

  • Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts, established pursuant to
    Security Council Resolution 1874
    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts, established pursuant to
    Security Council Resolution 1874


    Stephanie serves as the Finance expert on the United Nations Panel of Experts established pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009). Previously, she served as Director of the Asia-Pacific Program at the United States Institute of Peace.

    From 2008 to 2013, Stephanie served as China Adviser and North East Asia Project Director for the International Crisis Group based in Beijing. During this time, she established ICG's Beijing office and undertook research, analysis and reporting, promoting policy prescriptions for international security issues, including China’s relations and disputes with neighboring countries.

    Stephanie was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that she worked for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for a decade where she engaged in technical cooperation and reporting on numerous countries in Africa and Asia, started a technical cooperation program with the People’s Republic of China and served as Officer-in-Charge of the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Stephanie was seconded by the U.S. Department of State to the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; investigated genocide and other human rights violations for the United Nations in Rwanda (1994-1995), and worked with the Legal Affairs Directorate of the Council of Europe.

    Stephanie is the author of a book on post-genocide Rwanda and has contributed analysis to dozens of national and international publications including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Concurrent Session 4
  • Rohan Bedi
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore
    Rohan Bedi
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore


    Rohan is the Consulting Practice Director of Combating Smart Financial Crime ™, Singapore. He was formerly Head of GFCC Oversight and Control - EMEA & APAC - for J.P. Morgan Singapore's Global Financial Crimes Compliance department. He has also been the Regional Head of Financial Crime for Asia for Bank of America Merrill Lynch for four years. Earlier in his career he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore for four years as the Head of AML Services where he served 23 clients.

    Rohan has over 25 years of work-experience including 15 years of Compliance leadership experience. His compliance views are practical, factoring in both regulatory requirements and risks. His experience covers consulting, project management, and practitioner roles. As a practitioner, he has had significant exposure to wealth management, investment banking, global markets, corporate banking, and trade finance. He has managed a large bank financial crime program across 12 countries.

    Rohan has a Professional Doctorate in AML from Middlesex University, London (with a Commendation Letter). He is the author of a book on AML (received a PwC award; also see NLA) and elearning (used by AUSTRAC - see US INCSR 2009). He is a Fellow of the ICA (FICA), London and was on their International Board of Advisors for six years. He has been closely associated with NUS (as an Executive-in-Residence) and NTU (ICPVTR) for whom he authored numerous papers and articles. His interviews have been published internationally and he is a frequent speaker at FCC Conferences. 

  • Tai Foong Lam
    Partner, Gan Partnership
    Tai Foong Lam
    Partner, Gan Partnership


Concurrent Session 7
  • Mark Smalley
    Co-Founder & CEO,
    Neuroware.io
    Mark Smalley
    Co-Founder & CEO,
    Neuroware.io


    As the founder and CEO of Neuroware (a Delaware Incorporated company) that was initially funded by 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, I've been building upon distributed ledgers such as the Bitcoin blockchain since 2012. Currently working from Malaysia, where I have lived as a technology evangelist and consultant for the past 20 years, I've presented and organized meetups, communities, and conferences that focus on the understanding and adoption of new technologies. At Neuroware, I've been developing a range of specialized non-financial protocols that enable the creation and management of distributed applications. We also provide training and private education workshops to large institutions, governmental bodies, and regulatory agencies that are looking to benefit from what's been hailed as the most important technological breakthrough since the internet.

  • Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Sandy Baggett
    Counsel,
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


    Sandy’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations and related civil litigation. A seasoned litigator, Sandy draws on her experience as a prosecutor for the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, where she served as Deputy Director for Financial Securities Offenses, and where she focused on fraud, market misconduct, money laundering and corruption and managed a broad range of complex high-profile white collar-related investigations and prosecutions. In this role, she also spent time on secondment at the UK Serious Fraud Office.

    Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore, Sandy taught law as a faculty member at the National University of Singapore. Earlier in her career, she served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in New York, and as a judge advocate in the United States Army.

  • Thomas S. Dougherty
    Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia,
    U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
    Thomas S. Dougherty
    Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia,
    U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)


Plenary Session 7
  • Rohan Gunaratna
    Professor of Security Studies,
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies,
    Nanyang Technology University,
    and Head of International Centre for
    Political Violence and Terrorism Research,
    Singapore.
    Rohan Gunaratna
    Professor of Security Studies,
    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies,
    Nanyang Technology University,
    and Head of International Centre for
    Political Violence and Terrorism Research,
    Singapore.


    Professor Rohan Gunaratna is Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, and Head of International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Singapore.

    He received his Masters from the University of Notre Dame in the US where he was Hesburgh Scholar and his doctorate from the University of St Andrews in the UK where he was British Chevening Scholar. A former Senior Fellow at the Combating Terrorism Centre at the United States Military Academy at West Point and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Gunaratna was invited to testify on the structure of al Qaeda before the 9/11 Commission. The author of 17 books including “Inside al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror” (University of Columbia Press), Gunaratna edits the Insurgency and Terrorism Series of the Imperial College Press, London. A trainer for national security agencies, law enforcement authorities and military counter terrorism units, he interviewed terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other conflict zones. For advancing international security cooperation, Gunaratna received the Major General Ralph H. Van Deman Award in June 2014.

Plenary Session 8
EXHIBITOR
CYNOPSIS SOLUTIONS

Cynopsis is a RegTech Company founded and based in Singapore. We help clients in the Financial Services Sector (including FinTech start-ups) and the Professional Services Sector better comply with ever-increasing regulatory requirements, in particular anti money laundering (AML), counter terrorism financing (CTF) and Know-Your-Customer (KYC). We offer a range of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products for our clients that allows them to stay ahead of the regulatory curve and focus on what matters most - their Core Business.

We believe that to offer feasible and functional RegTech products to our clients, it is crucial for the people behind the products to have lived through and understand the current ways of "doing" Compliance adopted by most financial institutions. From this experience, we are able to apply our deep practical regulatory knowledge with the combination of modern functional technologies to create products that really ease our clients' regulatory burden. Cynopsis is supported by a dedicated team of full-time developers, sales and support personnel based in Singapore.

Website: www.cynopsis-solutions.com/




DOW JONES RISK & COMPLIANCE

Dow Jones Risk & Compliance is a global provider of risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. With a global team of expert researchers covering more than 60 languages, we deliver enriched risk data, investigative research tools and outsourced services to organizations around the world. Our market-leading data solutions help companies navigate Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Economic Sanctions, Third Party Due Diligence, and Commercial Risk operations. Providing compliance professionals with flexible delivery options and a professional services offering, our compliance solutions empower fast and informed decision making- without compromising on coverage.

Website: djrc.dowjones.com/





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AIF is pleased to offer your company an opportunity to join this prestigious conference as a corporate sponsor where you can expect optimum visibility for your brand and access to some of the most senior decision makers in financial services and HR. Don’t miss your marketing opportunity at this event! 

Sign up today to become a Corporate Sponsor or Media Partner at the 9th International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing and your company will have extensive exposure to a targeted audience. This is your chance to meet one-to-one with potential customers and showcase your expertise as well as an opportunity to extend your network.

For additional information on sponsorship or media partnership opportunities, please contact:

Corporate Sponsorship & Media Partnership

Name : Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Designation : Senior Manager, Business Development & Events 
Tel : +603 2787 1936
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email : manpreet@aif.org.my


Name : Ms. Sandra Murugiah
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing 
Tel : +603 2787 1940
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email sandra@aif.org.my


How to Register

Please complete the registration form and return by mail, fax or email payment to:

9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2017
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE
Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : +603-2787 1999
Fax : +603-2787 1900
Email :  ifctf@aif.org.my

Conference materials and badges may be collected at the registration counters (conference delegates & exhibitors) located at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 2, The Majestic Hotel during registration hours.



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On-site Registration – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2017

Delegates may register on-site at the registration counters located at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Level 2, The Majestic Hotel during the following registration hours:

  • 0730-1730 hours – Wednesday, 4 October 2017
  • 0730-1100 hours – Thursday, 5 October 2017


Registration Packages and Fees

Full Conference Registration Fee includes admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.

*This conference is HRDF and STF claimable. 
Fees per person Early Bird Fee
(ends on 8 September)
Normal Fee
(8 September onwards)
Group Discount
Conference Day RM 1350.00 RM 1650.00 5% saving for 5 delegates and above 10% saving for 10 delegates and above

The above fee is excluding GST of 6% 

Deadline for Registration: 2 October 2017

*
AICB members will be able to enjoy full registration fee subsidy per registered participant. To enjoy this claimable, please email your membership details (type of membership and membership number) to ifctf@aif.org.my to obtain approval.



CPD Points

Institution AICB Bar Council FIMM IBFIM  LIAM MAICSA MICPA MITBA MTA SIDC
CPD points 16 10 16 Pending  8 Contact MAICSA directly 16 16 16 pending



Payment Details

All registration fees are payable in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Payment can be made by:
  • Cash
  • Cheque (Malaysian Cheque only)
  • Credit card via Registration Centre
  • Online Banking Transfer
  • Telegraphic transfer (for international delegates only)

Please contact the Registration Centre at +603-6205 3389 for more information on payment options.



Terms & Conditions 
  1. Confirmation of seat is upon receipt of full payment.
  2. Registration fee is excluding GST of 6%.
  3. To enjoy the early bird rate, registration form must be received on or before 8 September 2017, failing which your conference fee will be reinstated to the normal fee.
  4. Full payment must be received on or before 2 October 2017, otherwise your seat may be released.
  5. All payment to be made in Ringgit Malaysia (RM) only.
  6. All payment to be made payable to CRYSTAL EDGE SDN BHD, the appointed professional conference organisers for IFCTF 2017.
  7. The above Conference fee is valid for one (1) person only and is inclusive of admission to conference sessions, exhibition, coffee breaks and luncheon.
  8. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ifctf@aif.org.my) before 8 September 2017 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee. Cancellation after 8 September 2017 is not eligible for refund.
  9. Please note that “No Shows” are liable for the full registration fee. No refund if delegate fails to attend.
  10. Replacement is only allowed for attendees within the same organisation. All replacement notification must be received in writing via email to ifctf@aif.org.my before 2 October 2017.
  11. The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the venue, date or speaker, including but not limited to cancellation of the conference warranted by whatsoever circumstances or reasons.


The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur is set on 3.2 acres on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, opposite the striking old Moorish style railway station.

It is conveniently close to Sentral Station with its express rail link to Kuala Lumpur International Airport within 28 minutes and the rapidly growing Kuala Lumpur Sentral business precinct. Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and the Golden Triangle are just ten minutes away by car.

This key location is known as the historical mile of Kuala Lumpur. In the vicinity are many of the city's tourist attractions, including the National Museum, National Mosque, Islamic Arts Museum, Lake Gardens and Bird and Butterfly Parks.

For your convenience, The Majestic Luxury Coach services operate regularly to Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, Starhill Gallery and Mid Valley Megamall.

Address:
The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin
50000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia


Map of The Majestic Hotel


For all registration matters regarding the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2017, please contact the IFCTF Secretariat: 

Crystal Edge Sdn Bhd
Address: D3-U6-10, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Name : Ms. Catherine
Tel : +603-6205 3389
Fax : +603-6205 5513
Email Address ifctf@aif.org.my

For other matters regarding the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2017, please contact: 

Asian Institute of Finance 
(Representing the IFCTF 2017 Organising Committee) 


Name : Ms. Manpreet Kaur
Designation : Senior Manager, Business Development & Events
Tel : +603 2787 1936
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email Address : manpreet@aif.org.my


Name : Ms. Sandra Murugiah
Designation : Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Tel : +603 2787 1940
Fax : +603 2787 1900
Email Address : sandra@aif.org.my
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. How can I register? What are the registration rates?
    Please click here for rates, deadlines and other registration information.

  2. Is IFCTF HRDF claimable?
    Yes this conference is HRDF claimable. Full payment needs to be made to Crystal Edge Sdn Bhd (AIF’s appointed professional conference organiser). You may then claim from HRDF directly.

  3. Can I get STF credit claimable for this conference?

    Yes, as an AICB Member you are entitled to STF credit claimable for full conference fee. Kindly email your AICB member number/organisation name to ifctf@aif.org.my upon registration to verify. 

  4. Can i get CPD points for this conference?
    Yes you can claim CPD points based on your membership at the listed institutions at the Registration Page

  5. What are the cancellation policy for this conference? Amd is the registration fee refundable?
    All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ifctf@aif.org.my) before 4 September 2017 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee. Cancellation after 4 September 2017 is not eligible for refund. 

    Please note that registrants who do not attend on the day are liable for the full registration fee. There will be no refund if the delegate fails to attend. A replacement delegate is only allowed for attendees from within the same organisation. All replacement notifications must be received in writing via email to ifctf@aif.org.my before 2 October 2017. 

    For more details on the terms & condition, please click here.

  6. What are the parking facilities available?
    There are 3 floors of carpark space at the hotel with parking of RM10 per entry.

  7. I am overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
    Upon full payment of conference registration fees, the participant may request an invitation letter by emailing manpreet@aif.org.my. AIF will not supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants. Please note that AIF does not give any further support to the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.

  8. Can I advertise in the IFCTF program?
    We have sponsorship packages for your consideration. Kindly email your request to sandra@aif.org.my

  9. How can my organisation become a sponsor?
    To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact sandra@aif.org.my. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please call us as soon as possible. For more information, you can also visit the Sponsors and Exhibitors page on our website.

  10. I have already registered for this conference. Can I make changes to my registration information?
    For any changes, kindly email the registration centre at ifctf@aif.org.my

  11. I’ve missed the registration deadline for the conference, can I still attend?
    Yes you can walk-in on the event day and register but you MUST pay onsite. Failure to pay during registration will result in no access to the conference. You can either pay via cash or credit card.

  12. What meals will be served at the Conference?
    The meals served at the IFCTF is Halal certified. If you have any dietary requirement, please email us at ifctf@aif.org.my

  13. What is the dress code?
    Dress code for the Conference is Business Formal.

  14. Will I receive a certificate of attendance?
    A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing ifctf@aif.org.my after the Conference.

  15. How can I reserve a hotel room and what are the rates?
    The Majestic Hotel, KL will provide conference rates to Conference delegates at RM370++ per deluxe room with breakfast for one person. Kindly email to shirlyn_ang@ytlhotels.com.my and quote #IFCTF2017 to enjoy the rate.

  16. My question is not listed here. Who do I contact?
    Please contact ifctf@aif.org.myfor assistance.