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


Confirmed Speakers

  • Panellist
    Martin Markiewicz
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore
    Martin Markiewicz
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore


    Martin Markiewicz is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Silent Eight Pte Ltd, 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 utilised by leading banks for AML and CFT purposes.

    Martin is a mathematician by education and a serial entrepreneur by passion, with strong start-ups (in both Europe and Asia) and a successful IPO. He has over 16 years of experience in software and artificial intelligence solutions covering a wide range of applications. His first start-up, konsultant.it, was established in 2001 and offered software and 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.

     

  • Panellist
    BALACHANDAR SATHYANARAYANAN
    Manager - Compliance & Risk, Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand)
    BALACHANDAR SATHYANARAYANAN
    Manager - Compliance & Risk, Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand)


    Balachandar Sathyanarayanan has focused on financial crime, compliance and risk for over 12 years. Bala is currently the Manager – Compliance and Risk for Travelex Malaysia and Thailand. He has previously held compliance and risk positions within MSB industries in the Asia sub-continent region including Middle East, India and Malaysia. Prior to that, Bala spent 4 years in correspondent banking coordinating with various banks in the ASIA region.

    Bala is regularly invited by regulators from China and Thailand to speak on compliance and risk issues covering various inherent risks in the MSB business and the various risk mitigation and solutions around it. Bala holds a Masters of Arts (MA), PGDMM (Major in Marketing) from Loyola Institute of Business Management. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in AML from ICA and Manchester University, and is a Fellow of the ICA. Bala is a Certified Trainer and Certified Assessor from FAA (Financial Accreditation Agency Malaysia).

  • Panellist
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division,
    SKRINE, Malaysia
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division,
    SKRINE, Malaysia


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

  • Panellists
    Chow Sang Hoe
    Advisory Managing Partner,
    ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
    Chow Sang Hoe
    Advisory Managing Partner,
    ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia


    Chow Sang Hoe is a partner with EY Malaysia and has close to 30 years of experience in business advisory. He is currently the Managing Partner of EY Advisory Services for ASEAN and Malaysia.

    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 Asia Pacific, including leading banks and financial institutions, governments and private enterprises on their corporate strategies, business models, privatisation projects, risk management, 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).

  • Panellist
    ZARIFA IZAN ZAINOL ABIDIN
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
    ZARIFA IZAN ZAINOL ABIDIN
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia


    Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin started her career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1999 and has experience in the areas of enforcement policy, financial intelligence and investigations, and AML/CFT policy and strategy development.

    Her current role is as the Deputy Director of the Risk, Surveillance, Policy and Sanctions function within the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, BNM, focusing on the money services businesses and payment sectors and crimes such as drugs and corruption.

    She was also part of the assessment team for the Mutual Evaluation of Cambodia and served as the financial expert.

     


Introduction

The threats of financial crime continue to evolve and grow at an alarming speed. The regulators, government, global organisations 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.



Organising Committee

  • V. Maslamani, Organising Chairman, Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group and Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Neil Smith, Director, Communications and Public Relations, Asian Institute of Finance
  • Manpreet Kaur, Senior Manager, Business Development & Events, Asian Institute of Finance
  • Shireen Sharmani Kandiah, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  • Asraf Hafizi Mohd, Financial Intelligence Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Farez Mohd Latip, Financial Intelligence Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Ng G-Ming, Senior Vice President and Head, Intermediaries Supervision Department, Participants Supervision Division, Regulation, Bursa Malaysia Berhad
  • Zulkarnain Md Zain, Senior Consultant, IBFIM
  • Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Association of Money Services Business
  • N. Sivalingam, Associate Director International, Securities Industry Development Corporation
  • Joseph E.Y. Wong, Chief Operating Officer, The Malaysian Insurance Institute



Day One: Wednesday, 4 October 2017
8.00am Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00am

Opening Remarks

V. Maslamani 
CB

Organising Chairman,
Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group
Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
9.15am

Keynote Address

Tan Sri Muhammad bin Ibrahim
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia 
9.45am

Special Address 

Dr Gordon Hook
Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
10.15am Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
10.45am

Second and third lines of defence activities: Designing an effective anti-financial crime review programme
  • Key features of oversight role played by 2nd & 3rd lines of defence in managing financial crime risk
  • The role of risk management and audit in delivering an effective anti-financial crime programme
  • From screening to training, why HR plays a vital role in AML compliance.
  • Complying with Bank Negara’s AML Guidelines in emplacing adequate measures
Panellists:
  • Chow Sang Hoe, Advisory Managing Partner, ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
  • Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail, Director, Financial Conglomerates Supervision,Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Bill Howarth, Executive President, International Compliance Association and Group Managing Director - Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc, UK
Moderator: Eric Pascal, Partner, Financial Services Practice, Asia Pacific, Oliver Wyman, Singapore 

Plenary Session 2 
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
11.45am

Enhancing AML transaction monitoring: Use of algorithm models and Artificial Intelligence tools to strengthen monitoring mechanisms

  • New tools and methods used in large banks to contain compliance costs in AML
  • Emergence of RegTech Solutions for AML transaction monitoring
  • Strengthening AML transaction monitoring with effective AML analytics and the use of algorithms models
  • Deployment of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in AML transaction monitoring
  • Different deployment strategies for AI
Panellists: 
  • Zubin Chichgar, Head, FCC, Monitoring & Surveillance Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore 
  • Martin Markiewicz, Chief Executive Officer, Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Nitin Parmar, Director, Deloitte Forensic, South East Asia Leader – Financial Crime Technology, Singapore
Moderator: Alex Tan, Senior Executive Director, Forensic Services, PwC Malaysia

12.45pm Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
2.00pm

View into the Future
Response-ability: Criminals within our midst


David Leppan, Chairman & Co-Founder, Captis Intelligence, US

Plenary Session 3
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
2.30pm

PEPs spotlight: Kleptocracy and international money laundering
  • FATF and Wolfberg standards on PEP - where do we stand?
  • Challenges in proper identification of PEPs and reliance on third party databases
  • International money laundering and kleptocracy by PEPs
  • Cross-border prosecution and challenges for money laundering by PEPs
  • How financial services institutions (FSIs) can collaborate to enhance PEP profiling
Panellists: 
  • Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Partner, Dispute Resolution Division, SKRINE, Malaysia
  • Dr Michelle Frasher, Director, Global Content, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, US
  • B.C. Tan, Head of Global Trade Finance Proposition, Thomson Reuters, Singapore
Moderator: Eric Seidel, Attorney, DeVore & DeMarco, US

3.15pm Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)

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

Concurrent Session 3
Money Services Business Sector
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)
3.45pm

Risk of money laundering through crowdfunding

  • Evolution and status of crowdfunding in Malaysia
  • Money laundering risks related to crowdfunding including case studies from Malaysia and the region
  • Global trends and developments in crowdfunding including financial crime risks
  • Approaches and measures to implement AML 

Panellists:

  • Tengku Ahmad Ruzhuar Tengku Ali, Deputy General Manager, Securities Commission Malaysia
  • Eric Seidel, Attorney, DeVore & DeMarco, US

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

 

Risk-based assessment and PEPs in the insurance sector
  • Conducting risk-based assessments in general and life insurance
  • International approaches and best practice risk-based assessment in insurance
  • How to use a risk-based methodology in customer assessments (CDD and EDD)
  • Effective measures for handling PEPs in insurance
Panellists:
  • Azizul Mohd Said, Deputy Director of Insurance and Takaful Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Christopher Sykes, Director, Regional Head of AML, Sanctions and ABC-Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong
Moderator: Manjit Singh, Assurance Partner, PwC Malaysia 


Future proofing: Industry collaboration to enable CDD and EDD
  • How money services businesses can collaborate at an industry level to enable CDD and EDD
  • Identifying the best practice approach - third party databases, screening tools or contributions from industry
  • Regulatory considerations including PDPA
Panellists:
  • Alison Ang Ing Ing, Deputy Director, Money Services Business Regulation Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Miguel Aguado, Compliance Officer Asia, Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia
Moderator: Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysian Association of Money Services Business, Malaysia
   Plenary Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)

 4.30pm

Growing cybersecurity concerns and what this means for compliance and AML
  • What cybersecurity trends should compliance officers be most worried about?
  • Cybercrime case studies from across the region
  • Will the rapid evolution in malware techniques continue and what are the implications for compliance?
  • What steps can compliance take to address cybersecurity concerns?
Panellists: 
  • Sandy Baggett, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Singapore
  • Thomas S. Dougherty, Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia, U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ)
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: Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad, Chief Commissioner, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)

Plenary Session 5
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
9.30am

What FinTech and faster payments mean to AML compliance
  • FinTech trends including adoption by and collaboration with FSIs
  • Changing nature of financial transactions in FSIs and attendant risks
  • Configuring financial institutions' existing AML systems and processes to keep-up with FinTech
  • Overcoming CDD identification burden of non face-to-face on-boarding and transactions checks via FinTech solutions 
  • Deployment of nation-wide centralized FinTech/RegTech and eKYC for faster payments
Panellists:
  • Aznan Abdul Aziz, Director, Financial Sector Development Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Chionh Chye Kit, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cynopsis Solutions, Singapore
  • Mark Smalley, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Neuroware.io, Malaysia
Moderator: Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore

10.30am Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 6
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
11.00am Slippery slope for jurisdictions: The perils of dealing with North Korea and Iran
  • Overview of UN sanctions on North Korea and Iran and impact of US sanctions
  • What trading is permitted under the sanctions?
  • How are countries circumventing the sanctions?
  • How can compliance detect if sanctions are being breached?
  • What might be the long-term implications of continuing to deal with North Korea and Iran?
Panellist:
  • Dr Jonathan Brewer, Former member of the UN Panel on Iran created under UN Security Council resolution 1929 (2010), US
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia 
Moderator: Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar, Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)

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

Concurrent Session 6
Money Services Business Sector  (Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
12.00pm

Cryptocurrencies: Friend or foe?

  • Trends and developments in cryptocurrencies in Malaysia and across the region
  • How criminals are exploiting cryptocurrencies through ransomware and other means
  • Practical steps and measures to address vulnerabilities and risks associated with cryptocurrencies

Panellists:

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

Moderator: Rohan Bedi, Consulting Practice Director, Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore


Latest developments on the National Risk Assessment for the insurance sector


Speaker: Lim Hsin Ying, 
Deputy Director, FIU1, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Current and emerging trends and threats in terrorism financing for money services businesses
  • What are the new methods of terrorism financing that have been identified in MSBS?
  • Which types of money services businesses are most susceptible?
  • What measures can money services businesses take to manage these risks?
Panellists:
  • Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia 
  • Murali Ravichandran, Vice President, AML Compliance, South & South East Asia, Western Union, India

Moderator: Professor 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, Level 2)
Concurrent Session 8
Insurance Sector
(Venue: Majestic 1, Level 3)
Concurrent Session 9
Money Services Business Sector
(Venue: Majestic 2, Level 3)
2.00pm

Intellectual property and the Dark Web

  • What is happening on the dark web?
  • What is the legal framework in Malaysia in terms of intellectual property?
  • How effective is enforcement and real life case studies of enforcement actions?
  • How can banks detect and prevent money laundering by businesses on the dark web?
  • How can compliance address the risks posed by the dark web?

Panellists:

  • Rohan Bedi, Consulting Practice Director, Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore
  • Tai Foong Lam, Partner, Gan Partnership, Malaysia

Moderator: Yunos Yusup, Head & Vice President AML/CFT Department, Affin Bank Berhad, Malaysia


Risks of money laundering in life insurance

  • What different techniques are used to launder money in life insurance?
  • How can compliance officers identify and address these threats?
  • Case studies from other regions and countries

Panellists:

 

  • Lalitha Josephine Shariffa, Head, Compliance, Group Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, Malaysia

Moderator: Joseph Wong, Chief Operating Officer, The Malaysian Insurance Institute, Malaysia


Designing a cost effective anti-financial crime programme
  • How to design an anti-financial programme without breaking the budget?
  • What are the minimum requirements for an effective programme without facing undue risks?
  • Are there cheaper alternatives to CDD, screening and other compliance processes?
Panellists:
  • Balachandar Sathyanarayanan, Manager -Compliance & Risk,Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand)
  • Barakath Ali, Chairperson, Remittance Association of Singapore; and Director, Aramex International Exchange Pte Ltd, Singapore  
Moderator: Miguel Aguado, Compliance Officer Asia, Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia 
 3.00pm
 Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 7
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
3.30pm

ISIS in East Asia: Strategic shifts and global co-operation to deal with security implications
  • Overview of ISIS presence and activities in the region
  • Methods of funding ISIS activities in the region
  • Strategic shifts required between countries to facilitate greater co-operation and deal with security implications
  • Measures to address risks at regional, country and organisational levels
Speaker:
  • Professor 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

Plenary Session 8
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)
4.30pm RegTech and the future of AML/CFT compliance

Panel Discussion:

  • Alex Tan, Senior Executive Director, Forensic Services, PwC Malaysia
  • Cheah Wei Ying, Principal, Oliver Wyman, Singapore

Moderator: V. Maslamani CBChief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia

    Plenary Session 9
(Venue: Grand Ballroom, Level 2)

5.00pm  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
Risks of money laundering through crowdfunding

Panellists:

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

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


RegTech and the future of AML/CFT Compliance

Speaker: (tbc)
RegTech and the future of AML/CFT Compliance

Speaker: (tbc)
Opening Remarks
  • V. MASLAMANI
    CB, Organising Chairman,
    Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group; and Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
    V. MASLAMANI
    CB, Organising Chairman,
    Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group; and Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia


    V. Maslamani is a Chartered Banker and currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad (ARBM). He is also currently chairing the Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG). He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia and served in two financial institutions before joining ARBM in 2015. In his 30 years in banking, he has worked as a regulator, auditor, handled operations, managed a business and worked in risk management before specialising in compliance. He is actively involved in industry-wide initiatives to professionalise the compliance function.

    During his previous tenure as the Chairman of CONG, he was instrumental for the roll-out of accreditation for Compliance and AML qualifications, staging of international conferences and setting-up of ABM’s Compliance Committee. He prepared the first compliance content for FSTEP and was involved in the development of the first Industry Competency Framework under IBBM. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Compliance Association (ICA) United Kingdom, the Moderation Committee of the Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) and Disciplinary and Appeal Committee of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

     

Keynote Speaker
  • TAN SRI MUHAMMAD BIN IBRAHIM
    Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    TAN SRI MUHAMMAD BIN IBRAHIM
    Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Muhammad bin Ibrahim is the Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia. Appointed in May 2016, he is also Chair of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Stability Committee.

    In the course of more than three decades at the central bank, Governor Muhammad’s experience spans a multitude of areas, including banking regulation and supervision, strategic planning, payment systems, insurance, offshore banking, crisis resolution, treasury and financial markets. In particular, Governor Muhammad steered a number of key initiatives to develop the domestic and regional bond markets. He was also actively involved in promoting regional financial integration in ASEAN and enhancing the regional crisis management framework. During the Asian Financial Crisis, Governor Muhammad spearheaded the recapitalisation of financial institutions as Managing Director of Malaysia’s recapitalisation agency.

    Governor Muhammad is presently the Co-Chair of the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Asia with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. From 2012 to 2014, Governor Muhammad also served as the Chairman of the Irving Fisher Committee (IFC) on Central Bank Statistics of the Bank for International Settlements where he strengthened collaboration with other international statistical institutions.

    Governor Muhammad holds postgraduate qualifications from Harvard University and the International Islamic University Malaysia. He is a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.

     

Special Address
  • DR GORDON HOOK
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
    DR GORDON HOOK
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia


    Dr Gordon Hook is the Executive Secretary for the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG). Gordon was a partner in a law firm in Winnipeg, Canada in the 1980s and 1990s focusing on criminal trial work. He also acted as counsel in military prosecutions in the Canadian Armed Forces' court-martial system. Later he practiced law in New Zealand with the Royal New Zealand Navy as a senior legal officer and with the Ministry of Justice, which included work in the areas of AML/CFT and criminal procedure policy. He was appointed to his current position in the APG in late 2006. Gordon is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Manitoba Queen's Bench (Canada) and the High Court of New Zealand. He has an LLB from Dalhousie University in Canada and a PhD (Law) from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

     

     

Plenary Session 1
  • Panellist
    Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail
    Director,
    Financial Conglomerates Supervision,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail
    Director,
    Financial Conglomerates Supervision,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail is currently the Director of Financial Conglomerates Supervision Department at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, USA. 

    He has 15 years of experience in risk- based supervision particularly in the area of credit risk (retail banking and corporate banking), market risk, asset-liability management, stress testing, ICAAP review, model validation, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing. He currently represents BNM in a sub-group of the Bank of International Settlement’s Supervision and Implementation Group (SIG) on Stress Testing.

  • Panellists
    Chow Sang Hoe
    Advisory Managing Partner,
    ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
    Chow Sang Hoe
    Advisory Managing Partner,
    ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia


    Chow Sang Hoe is a partner with EY Malaysia and has close to 30 years of experience in business advisory. He is currently the Managing Partner of EY Advisory Services for ASEAN and Malaysia.

    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 Asia Pacific, including leading banks and financial institutions, governments and private enterprises on their corporate strategies, business models, privatisation projects, risk management, 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).

  • Panellist
    BILL HOWARTH
    Executive President,
    International Compliance Association and Group Managing Director - Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc, UK
    BILL HOWARTH
    Executive President,
    International Compliance Association and Group Managing Director - Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc, UK


    Bill Howarth is the Executive 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 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. He 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.

     

     

  • MODERATOR
    ERIC PASCAL
    CFA, CPA, CMA, ACMA, FRM, CGMA
    Partner,
    Financial Services Practice, Asia Pacific,
    Oliver Wyman, Singapore
    ERIC PASCAL
    CFA, CPA, CMA, ACMA, FRM, CGMA
    Partner,
    Financial Services Practice, Asia Pacific,
    Oliver Wyman, Singapore


    Eric Pascal is part of the Financial Services Practice in Asia Pacific, focused on finance and risk, addressing strategic, transformational issues to the senior levels of financial institutions in the entire region.

    He has over 25 years of experience in banking, having worked in finance, accounting, project finance, risk management, capital markets, credit, structured and corporate finance as well as corporate banking on three continents – with a deep and tenured relationship with Asia.

    Eric joined Oliver Wyman from Moody’s where he was Senior Director in their Enterprise Risk Solutions business. He was previously Head of Risk Management Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, managing senior relationships internally and externally with the bank's top-tier clients. Eric has also worked at a number of other capital market institutions, including Deutsche Bank, Nomura, DBS, UBS and Citi in various capacities touching on infrastructure financing specifically, and project finance more generally during the time he focused on Asia.

    He was very actively involved in developing the Singapore Dollar bond market in its inception. This took the form of direct involvement in the creation of government curves, and later quasi sovereigns, multi-laterals, local high grades and foreign credit curves to coincide with the liberalisation of the Singapore Dollar. He worked closely with the Singapore MAS, SGX and IRAS in providing research evidence of structured project finance markets globally and relevant Asian structures to drive transaction volume and widen the market. He was part of the working group which wrote what effectively became the Singapore Business Trust Act.

    Eric began his career as an accountant and maintains currency of emerging issues including those which are prominent in exposure draft relating to IAS 39 (financial instruments) (S. IFRS 9), IFRS 9 and FAS 133 (fair value) (s. 119), FAS 157 (fair value adjustments) within the context of banking; including an impact study of FAS 133.

    Eric holds a degree from the University of Toronto and a range of professional accounting and finance designations. He is trilingual in English, French and Spanish and conversant in Cantonese and Mandarin.

Plenary Session 2
  • Panellist
    Martin Markiewicz
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore
    Martin Markiewicz
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore


    Martin Markiewicz is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Silent Eight Pte Ltd, 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 utilised by leading banks for AML and CFT purposes.

    Martin is a mathematician by education and a serial entrepreneur by passion, with strong start-ups (in both Europe and Asia) and a successful IPO. He has over 16 years of experience in software and artificial intelligence solutions covering a wide range of applications. His first start-up, konsultant.it, was established in 2001 and offered software and 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.

     

  • Panellist
    ZUBIN CHICHGAR
    Head, FCC, Monitoring & Surveillance Infrastructure,
    Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
    ZUBIN CHICHGAR
    Head, FCC, Monitoring & Surveillance Infrastructure,
    Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore


    Zubin Chichgar brings close to 25 years of transaction filtering, transaction monitoring, compliance, finance and audit experience.

    Presently based in Singapore, Zubin began his career in accountancy in Mumbai, India, gaining experience in ISO 9001, ERP implementations and regulatory reporting.

    In his present role, he is responsible for the monitoring process of the bank and the parameter optimisation (analytics) for surveillance.

    Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, Zubin’s banking experience includes various positions with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Credit Lyonnais, ABN AMRO, RBS, ANZ, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

  • Panellist
    NITIN PARMAR
    Director,
    Deloitte Forensic, South East Asia Leader – Financial Crime Technology, Singapore

    NITIN PARMAR
    Director,
    Deloitte Forensic, South East Asia Leader – Financial Crime Technology, Singapore



    Nitin Parmar’s career spans over 25 years in the financial services industry, focusing on Risk and Financial Crime. Previously from Deloitte UK and US, Nitin recently moved to Singapore as Director in Deloitte’s Asia Pacific Financial Crime Strategy and Response Network. Nitin has vast experience working in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

    He has strong enterprise risk management and regulatory experience under the Dodd-Frank, Basel II/III regimes. Nitin advises financial services clients on trade surveillance, e-comms/a-comms surveillance, investigative discovery, anti-money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), bribery/sanctions, enterprise stress testing CCAR/DFAST/ECB and risk/finance integration.

    Nitin has significant knowledge of AML/CFT and market abuse/bribery and corruption regulations from US, UK, EU, MAS, HKMA, J-FSA as well as understanding of FATF and other financial crime bodies.

    He developed predictive modelling, big data and analytics solutions for holistic surveillance under financial crime impacting conduct risk and other forms of surveillance such as AML, KYC and trade surveillance.

    Nitin is the leading technology and regulatory advisor on machine learning/AI and approaches to AML/Fraud detection, as well as other surveillance approaches, statistical/data mining approaches, improvements to TxM optimisation and challenges to model validation, current vendor packages: SAS, Actimize, Detica, Mantas, trade surveillance, comms surveillance – video/audio/textual (IM, e-mail, etc.), blockchain approaches for KYC, distributed scalability of surveillance platforms – not just rules based, but pattern/AI-based and robotic process automation for AML.

     

  • MODERATOR
    ALEX TAN
    Senior Executive Director,
    Forensic Services,
    PwC Malaysia
    ALEX TAN
    Senior Executive Director,
    Forensic Services,
    PwC Malaysia


    Alex is a Senior Executive Director (Partner) within PwC’s forensics’ team in Kuala Lumpur. He specialises in the prevention, detection and response to financial crime particularly fraud, corruption, conflict of interest and money laundering (including economic sanctions). He has over 20 years of investigative experience including 9 years as an Inspectorate Officer with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force and 8 years with the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office. Alex joined PwC New Zealand in March 2005 and transferred to PwC Malaysia in March 2012.

    He previously headed the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists in New Zealand and sat on the Australasian Board; and on the Board of Transparency International (New Zealand), an organisation that promotes good governance and is dedicated to the fight against corruption.

    In 2013 Alex was re-appointed by the Australian Government to be an Austrac Appointed Auditor pursuant to the Australian Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

    Alex has significant AML/CFT related experience particularly in Malaysia and New Zealand. This includes AML/CFT and sanctions investigations, reviews, customer due diligence and assurance work.

    Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

     

View into the Future
  • David Leppan
    Chairman & Co-Founder,
    Captis Intelligence, US
    David Leppan
    Chairman & Co-Founder,
    Captis Intelligence, US


    David Leppan is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Captis Intelligence — a leading provider of I-4 crime solutions (intelligence, information, investigation, identification).

    David founded World-Check, an industry standard for KYC and due diligence. Having spent more than a decade at the helm of the company as both Chief Executive Officer and then Chairman, David is a recognised pioneer in risk mitigation and open source intelligence (OSINT). His relationships extend globally within the regulatory and enforcement community. David was instrumental in the sale of a majority stake of the business to Spectrum Equity. Several years later the company was sold in its entirety to Thomson Reuters. 

    With his in-depth knowledge of intelligence gathering, databases and the broader financial industry, David co-founded Weath-X, a database company focussed on the world's ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI) and their families. 

    David started his career working for Thomson Financial Publishing where he was responsible for sales and marketing in Switzerland and several other European countries. 

    David also speaks Spanish and German and lives between Singapore, the UK and Spain. 

     

     

Plenary Session 3
  • Panellist
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division,
    SKRINE, Malaysia
    Selvamalar Alagaratnam
    Partner, Dispute Resolution Division,
    SKRINE, Malaysia


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

  • Panellist
    Dr Michelle Frasher, PH.D.
    Director,
    Global Content, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, US
    Dr Michelle Frasher, PH.D.
    Director,
    Global Content, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, US


    Dr Michelle Frasher, Ph.D., is Director of Global Content at LexisNexis Risk Solutions in the US. She is a specialist in transnational-terrorism, counter-terrorism, anti-money laundering, financial regulation, and the politics and practice of data privacy law.

    Prior to joining LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Dr Frasher was a professor of international relations researching the connections among national security, finance, and data. She was a 2014 Fulbright-Schuman Scholar in Belgium and Malta, a programme sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the European Commission, where she focused on US-EU financial data-sharing for counter-terrorism.

    Dr Frasher’s work has appeared in numerous business and academic publications. Her SWIFT Institute-funded study of US-EU AML/CTF and data privacy conflicts for multinational banking was published in 2016. She has spoken at a variety of professional forums including the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and Sibos 2016.

  • Panellist
    B.C. TAN
    Head of Global Trade Finance Proposition,
    Thomson Reuters, Singapore
    B.C. TAN
    Head of Global Trade Finance Proposition,
    Thomson Reuters, Singapore


    In his current role B.C. Tan is responsible for the conceptualisation, development and global industry engagement for Thomson Reuters’ trade finance, regulation, audit and control platform.

    Prior to this appointment, B.C. had previously functioned as the Head of Research for World-Check as well as the Global Head of Organised Crime Research and Senior Research Analyst for World-Check & Terrorism Insurgency Research Unit, South Asia desk. B.C. speaks regularly at a variety of workshops and conferences on these topics for both the corporate and law enforcement/intelligence communities. He continues to contribute to several anti-money laundering and security-focused publications.

    He is a specialist in transnational organised crime networks, anti-money laundering, counter-terrorism financing, narcotics trafficking, political-criminal nexus, crime-terror nexus, trade finance, trade-based money laundering, low intensity conflict, arms trafficking, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, Asian organised crime and open source intelligence (OSINT).

     

  • MODERATOR
    Eric Seidel
    Attorney,
    DeVore & DeMarco, US
    Eric Seidel
    Attorney,
    DeVore & DeMarco, US


    For over 37 years Eric Seidel was a state and federal prosecutor serving in several of the premier prosecutorial offices in the United States. From 1978 to 1995, Eric was Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, serving as a supervisor in the Homicide Bureau and Chief of the Organised Crime Bureau. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Deputy Attorney General in charge of the New York State Organised Crime Task Force and from 1996 to 1999 he was Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he was primarily assigned to the Organised Crime and Terrorism Unit. From 1999 to 2016, he was Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he had been Chief of the Rackets Bureau and Counsel to the Investigation Division. As a prosecutor he has investigated and prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, organised crime, murder, complex white collar fraud, political corruption, tax crimes, money laundering and racketeering.

    Currently, Eric is of counsel to the firm of DeVore & DeMarco where he assists in the areas of data privacy, data theft, money laundering, complex internal and external investigations, online gaming, electronic surveillance, compliance monitorships, mass data collection, analysis and trial admissibility.

    Eric is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School where he teaches a class on organised crime. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Bar Ilan University School of Law in Israel. On behalf of the United States Department of Justice, he has lectured before prosecutors and judges on witness security, money laundering and political corruption in numerous countries including Serbia, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo and Sri Lanka, and has participated in a trial advocacy programme for prosecutors in Malaysia.

    Eric is the recipient of numerous awards including honorary membership in the New York City Police Department Honor Legion, and commendations from the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service.

     

Concurrent Session 1
  • Panellist
    TENGKU AHMAD RUZHUAR TENGKU ALI
    Deputy General Manager,
    Securities Commission Malaysia
    TENGKU AHMAD RUZHUAR TENGKU ALI
    Deputy General Manager,
    Securities Commission Malaysia


    Tengku Ahmad Ruzhuar Tengku Ali has 16 years’ experience in regulatory and compliance, 11 of which were spent in various capacities such as policy advisory, prosecution and, currently, legal advisory at the Securities Commission of Malaysia.

    He spent 5 years in the compliance sector, providing due diligence services for government and private sectors with C6 Intelligence at Hampshire, United Kingdom. He was also actively involved in the Mutual Evaluation of Malaysia by FATF in 2014/15.

    He is a trained assessor for the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) and had served as the reviewer for the Mutual Evaluation for Bangladesh.

    Tengku Ahmad Ruzhuar holds an LLB from the University of Liverpool and LLM (International Financial Laws) from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

  • Panellist
    Eric Seidel
    Attorney,
    DeVore & DeMarco, US
    Eric Seidel
    Attorney,
    DeVore & DeMarco, US


    For over 37 years Eric Seidel was a state and federal prosecutor serving in several of the premier prosecutorial offices in the United States. From 1978 to 1995, Eric was Assistant District Attorney in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, serving as a supervisor in the Homicide Bureau and Chief of the Organised Crime Bureau. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Deputy Attorney General in charge of the New York State Organised Crime Task Force and from 1996 to 1999 he was Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he was primarily assigned to the Organised Crime and Terrorism Unit. From 1999 to 2016, he was Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he had been Chief of the Rackets Bureau and Counsel to the Investigation Division. As a prosecutor he has investigated and prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, organised crime, murder, complex white collar fraud, political corruption, tax crimes, money laundering and racketeering.

    Currently, Eric is of counsel to the firm of DeVore & DeMarco where he assists in the areas of data privacy, data theft, money laundering, complex internal and external investigations, online gaming, electronic surveillance, compliance monitorships, mass data collection, analysis and trial admissibility.

    Eric is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School where he teaches a class on organised crime. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Bar Ilan University School of Law in Israel. On behalf of the United States Department of Justice, he has lectured before prosecutors and judges on witness security, money laundering and political corruption in numerous countries including Serbia, Lithuania, Poland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Kosovo and Sri Lanka, and has participated in a trial advocacy programme for prosecutors in Malaysia.

    Eric is the recipient of numerous awards including honorary membership in the New York City Police Department Honor Legion, and commendations from the FBI, U.S. Secret Service, DEA and the U.S. Marshals Service.

     

  • MODERATOR
    David James
    HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer,
    British Commission of Singapore
    David James
    HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer,
    British Commission of Singapore


    Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs Fiscal Crime Liaison / ASEAN Lead (Tax Evasion and Money Laundering), David is a fully trained Tax Inspector with 16 years of experience in investigating serious tax fraud and avoidance in the UK. He has led teams dealing with all types of fraud from individuals through to the largest corporates. David also led HMRC’s strategic response to Stamp Duty Land Tax avoidance which identified and recovered hundreds of millions of pounds of hitherto unknown avoided tax.

    David is currently HMRC’s Fiscal Crime Liaison in Singapore, with responsibility for combating tax evasion and money laundering across South East Asia. He works with Government authorities and financial institutions seeking to create an environment that minimises fiscal crime

     

Concurrent Session 2
  • Panellist
    AZIZUL MOHD SAID
    Deputy Director,
    Insurance and Takaful Department,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    AZIZUL MOHD SAID
    Deputy Director,
    Insurance and Takaful Department,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Azizul Mohd Said joined Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1987, where he spent most of his career as an Insurance/Takaful Supervisor. Throughout his career he has supervised a wide range of companies including local conglomerates, multinational insurers, reinsurers and takaful operators.

    As a senior insurance supervisor, Azizul was instrumental in supporting BNM’s efforts to implement the ‘risk-based supervisory framework’ back in 2005. Apart from his supervisory duties, Azizul also played an active role in the development of a number of policy papers, such as the Reinsurance Guidelines and Takaful Operational Framework.

    Azizul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Insurance Studies from MARA Institute of Technology, Malaysia.

     

  • Panellist
    CHRISTOPHER SYKES
    Director,
    Regional Head of AML, Sanctions and ABC-Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong
    CHRISTOPHER SYKES
    Director,
    Regional Head of AML, Sanctions and ABC-Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong


    Christopher Sykes is responsible for the regional AML, sanctions and ABC programme delivery for Prudential Corporation Asia across 12 countries in Asia. Along with his team of 12 staff, his key responsibilities include business advisory, compliance systems, compliance operations and project delivery.

     

  • MODERATOR
    Manjit Singh
    Assurance Partner,
    PwC Malaysia
    Manjit Singh
    Assurance Partner,
    PwC Malaysia


    Manjit Singh is a Partner within the Financial Service Group (Assurance) and has more than 20 years of auditing and advisory experience of listed and non-listed companies, as well as Islamic financial institutions. His assurance focus is in the insurance, asset management and Islamic finance sectors. Manjit who is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK (ACCA), presently leads the Insurance Practice in PwC Malaysia.

    Some of the assignments he has been involved in include statutory audits of most insurance clients and asset managers at PwC Malaysia; statutory audits of local and foreign Islamic financial institutions; financial due diligence exercises on asset management companies, unit trust funds, a Malaysian Islamic bank to facilitate strategic investment, cross-border acquisition by a local investment bank of financial institutions in Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong; and special assignments for the Securities Commission including operational reviews of state unit trust funds and investment internal controls of state unit trust funds.

    Manjit was recently nominated and appointed Chairman of a sub-working group formed by the Joint Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Malaysian Institute of Accountants to formulate procedures to address the regulatory requirements of the capital markets regulator, the Securities Commission.

Concurrent Session 3
  • Panellist
    ALISON ANG ING ING
    Deputy Director,
    Money Services Business Regulation Department,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    ALISON ANG ING ING
    Deputy Director,
    Money Services Business Regulation Department,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Alison Ang Ing Ing has more than 20 years of working experience with Bank Negara Malaysia. She currently serves as a Deputy Director of the Money Services Business Regulation Department. 

    Alison is responsible for overseeing the development of regulatory policies and driving capacity building initiatives to support transformation of the money services business (MSB) industry.  She is also in-charge of communication on MSB policy matters for the industry to promote greater awareness and understanding of legal and regulatory requirements. 

    Prior to her current posting, Alison was attached to various departments at Bank Negara Malaysia, including the Economics Department, the Development Finance & Enterprise Department and the Strategic Management Department, where she was responsible for driving and supporting the development of the bank’s business plan.

     

     

  • Panellist
    MIGUEL AGUADO
    Compliance Officer Asia,
    Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia
    MIGUEL AGUADO
    Compliance Officer Asia,
    Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia


    Miguel Aguado is the Compliance Officer for Asia at Ria Money Transfer, one of the largest money transfer companies in the world. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the compliance programme in the region.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in compliance, AML/CFT and fraud prevention in financial services in different jurisdictions (Europe, Asia and the Middle East). Prior to joining Ria Money Transfer, he worked for 4 years at PayPal as Compliance Specialist for Europe and 2 years at MoneyGram as Regional Compliance Officer.

    Miguel has wide experience in risk-based assessment, KYC, due diligence, transaction monitoring, analysis and compliance training.

    Based in Kuala Lumpur since 2015, he is currently leading the compliance team in the region.

  • MODERATOR
    SHALINI PAVITHRAN
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business, Malaysia
    SHALINI PAVITHRAN
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business, Malaysia


    Shalini Pavithran is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) responsible for the overall management and administration of the association in line with the strategic direction set by the MAMSB Council. MAMSB is the national association for Money Services Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia licenced under Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) by the Central Bank of Malaysia. 

    In her role, she works closely with the Central Bank of Malaysia to promote the modernisation, enhance the professionalism and support the development and growth of the MSB industry. 

    Prior to joining MAMSB, she had extensive experience in the banking and financial industry with about 20 years of banking experience, having served in organisations such as Hong Leong Bank and Alliance Bank. 

    Shalini holds a Bachelor of Economics from University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Laws from University of London.

Plenary Session 4
  • Panellist
    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)


    Thomas S. Dougherty is a Senior Trial Attorney with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) currently detailed to the DoJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) office to serve as the East Asia and Pacific Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime. In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing justice sector technical assistance programmes designed to strengthen the cybercrime capabilities of courts, prosecutors and investigators in the region. 

    From 2001 to 2007, Thomas was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Las Vegas United States Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cybercrime, securities fraud, income tax fraud and narcotic offences. Since 2007, he has served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the DoJ Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section where he has prosecuted a variety of cybercrime and intellectual property offences in federal courts across the United States. 

    From August 2013 to March 2014, Thomas served as a Legal Advisor to the Afghan National Army 209th Corps’ Military Justice Unit in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan and from April 2014 to August 2015, he was detailed to DoJ-OPDAT to serve as the Legal Advisor for Prosecutorial Reform at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Thomas has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on cybercrime, collection and preservation of digital evidence and criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights. He has designed, organised and implemented several courses at the DoJ’s National Advocacy Center including the ‘Computer Forensics for Prosecutors Seminar’ and the ‘Complex Online Crime Course’. He has also taught courses on criminal evidence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on the management of cultural differences in the workplace at the International School of Management in Vilnius, Lithuania and on human rights law at the University of Lucerne Summer Law Academy of Human Rights Implementation in Lucerne, Switzerland. 

    Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He also is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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


    Sandy Baggett is a Counsel in litigation practice, based in Singapore. Sandy’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and financial institutions on issues of money laundering, corruption and sanctions, with particular focus on US and UK enforcement investigations in Asia.

    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 and Securities Offences, and focused on money laundering, corruption and fraud, and managed a broad range of complex high-profile white collar-related investigations and prosecutions.

    In this role, she was also seconded to the UK Serious Fraud Office in London to work with British counterparts and to coordinate Asian aspects of international investigations into corruption and money laundering.

    Prior to moving to Asia, Sandy served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City, and as a Judge Advocate prosecutor in the United States Army.

    Sandy earned both her LLM and BFA from New York University, and her JD from the University of Tennessee. She is admitted to practice in Singapore, New York and North Carolina.

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


    Dato’ Dr Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab 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 25 years of ICT working experience in the telecom and IT sector in the government, semi-government and private sectors. 

    Through his leadership at Cybersecurity Malaysia, Dato’ Dr Amir contributed to Malaysia’s achievement by attaining third ranking 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 and received the ASEAN Outstanding Chief Information/Security Officer Award. He is also on the Non-Executive Board of Directors for The Society of The Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB) from 2015 to 2018.

    Dato’ Dr Amir holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering (ITEE), University of Queensland, Australia. He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Duqubue, Iowa, USA, Masters in Information Technology from National University of Malaysia (UKM) and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

    He is Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University of Malaysia (UIAM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He also serves as the Industry Advisory Panel (IAP) Member of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN).

     

KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2
  • TAN SRI DZULKIFLI AHMAD
    Chief Commissioner,
    Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
    TAN SRI DZULKIFLI AHMAD
    Chief Commissioner,
    Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)


    Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad was appointed as Chief Commissioner of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on 1 August 2016.

    Tan Sri Dzulkifli graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 1992. Thereafter, he began his career as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) in 1993 at the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia (AGC). During his early tenure at the AGC, he served in the Commercial Crime Unit (Prosecution Division) and the Classified Cases Unit (Prosecution Division).

    He was then appointed as Head, Forfeiture of Property and Money Laundering Unit at AGC from 2004 to 2010. Following that, he was subsequently appointed Head, Commercial Crime Unit at AGC from 1 November 2010 to 14 January 2015. He has been widely acknowledged to have extensive experience in handling commercial crime and money laundering cases.

    From 15 January 2015 to 11 August 2015, Tan Sri Dzulkifli was Managing Director of Criminal Cases for the Prosecution Division at AGC. He was subsequently appointed Director of the National Revenue Recovery Enforcement Team (NRRET) at AGC from 12 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.

    Throughout his career, Tan Sri Dzulkifli handled various high-profile cases including the RM200 million fraud and breach of trust case involving Lembaga Tabung Haji and the RM41 million money laundering case involving a medical practitioner. Tan Sri Dzulkifli was also involved in the prosecution of a fraud case related to the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project and also the corruption case of a former Chief Minister of Selangor.

     

Plenary Session 5
  • Panellist
    AZNAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ
    Director,
    Financial Sector Development Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
    AZNAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ
    Director,
    Financial Sector Development Department, Bank Negara Malaysia


    Aznan Abdul Aziz is the Director of Financial Sector Development Department of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). The department is responsible for developing strategic plans for the overall development of the financial system and coordinate policy direction and initiatives involving financial institutions, infrastructure, legislation and financial markets. 

    He is also Chairman of the Financial Technology Enabler Group that is responsible for developing strategies and regulatory policies to facilitate the use of technology in financial services.

    He previously served as the Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit which is responsible for anti-money laundering policy and regulations, and has served in a number of different capacities in the banking regulation, supervision and surveillance departments. Prior to joining BNM, he was Assistant General Manager of Danamodal Nasional Berhad, the special purpose vehicle established to recapitalise distressed financial institutions during the 1997 Asian financial crisis. 

    Aznan holds a degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol, England.

     

  • Panellist
    CHIONH CHYE KIT
    Co-Founder and Managing Director,
    Cynopsis Solutions, Singapore
    CHIONH CHYE KIT
    Co-Founder and Managing Director,
    Cynopsis Solutions, Singapore


    Chionh Chye Kit is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cynopsis Solutions, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company founded and based in Singapore that specialises in regulatory, control and governance. Cynopsis offers cost-effective, flexible and scalable anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF) solutions to customers.  

    Chye Kit is also the Founder and Director of CCK Solutions Private Limited, a consultancy company dedicated to provide unparalleled consultancy services on various regulatory and compliance matters. He focuses on AML/CTF areas for both financial and non-financial service industries in Singapore.  

    Prior to these business ventures, Chye Kit has 15 years of experience in financial and capital markets in Asia gained largely from working in Macquarie Group and ING Bank. His previous role with Macquarie was Managing Director and Joint Regional Head of Compliance, Asia where he managed a large team of compliance professionals across the Asian region. This included developing and building key regional functions such as regulatory risk assessment, monitoring and surveillance, as well as anti-money laundering programmes. He started his career in an external audit role with PwC and spent 3 years specialising in audit of financial services providers.

    Chye Kit graduated with Honours Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is a Fellow of International Compliance Association (ICA), United Kingdom and is conferred the designation of ‘IBF Advanced’ certification with The Institute of Banking and Finance in Singapore. 

    On a part-time basis, Chye Kit is engaged by the International Compliance Training Academy (ICTA) as a lecturer in advanced certifications, diploma and post-graduate diploma for various disciplines including governance, risk and compliance and AML/CTF programmes where he has trained hundreds of professional compliance officers. He is also engaged by ISCA and CSIS to develop AML/CTF training syllabi and content. 

    Chye Kit is also co-authoring the world first crowd-sourced publication on regtech where he pens his views on applicability of regtech beyond the financial services sector. The book will be published by Wiley early 2018. 

     

  • Panellist
    MARK SMALLEY
    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer,
    Neuroware.io, Malaysia
    MARK SMALLEY
    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer,
    Neuroware.io, Malaysia


    As the founder and CEO of Neuroware, which was funded by 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, Mark Smalley has been building upon distributed ledgers, such as the bitcoin blockchain since 2012. Currently working from Malaysia, where he has lived as a technology evangelist and consultant for the past 20 years, he has presented and organised meet-ups, communities and conferences that focus on the understanding and adoption of new technologies.

    At Neuroware.io, Mark has been developing a range of specialised non-financial protocols that enable the creation and management of distributed applications, where they also provide training and private education workshops to large institutions, government bodies and regulatory agencies that are looking to benefit from what has been hailed as the most important technological breakthrough since the internet.

  • MODERATOR
    JAY JHAVERI
    Head of Asia,
    Captis Intelligence, Singapore
    JAY JHAVERI
    Head of Asia,
    Captis Intelligence, Singapore


    Jay Jhaveri heads the Asia sales effort of Captis Intelligence. Jay’s entire career has been in client-facing and revenue-building roles. He is considered an expert in the area of anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, client identification and due diligence.

    He was the head of business development for Wealth-X in Asia. Wealth-X is the leading provider of intelligence on ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI's). As one of the early joiners at Wealth-X, he was part of the core group in establishing the business.

    Prior to joining Wealth-X, Jay was the head of World-Check in Asia. He established the World-Check operations and led the sales effort in the region for almost 10 years. During his time at World-Check, he published and authored numerous papers and his views were frequently sought by the press and academics. His articles continue to be referenced today. A noted speaker, Jay has addressed conferences in Asia and is considered an expert in the area of risk. World-Check was subsequently acquired by Thomson Reuters.

    Before his tenure at World-Check, Jay was a professional banker for more than 12 years, eight of which were in the area of private banking. He has worked with leading European banks in India, the UK and Singapore.

    Jay holds an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Economics.

     

Plenary Session 6
  • Panellist
    DR JONATHAN BREWER
    Former member of the UN Panel on Iran created under UN Security Council resolution 1929 (2010), US
    DR JONATHAN BREWER
    Former member of the UN Panel on Iran created under UN Security Council resolution 1929 (2010), US


    Dr Jonathan Brewer lives in New York. He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for New American Security, Washington DC and Associate Fellow at the Royal United Service’s Institute, London. From 2010 to 2015 he was the financial expert on the UN Sanctions Panel on Iran. He served in HM Diplomatic Service from 1983 to 2010, including substantive postings to British Embassies in Luanda, Mexico City and Moscow. He was Head of Counter-Proliferation from 2005 to 2010. He holds a PhD in geophysics from Cornell University (1981).

    Dr Brewer is currently working on a study of typologies of proliferation financing (https://projectalpha.eu/study-of-wmd-proliferation-financing-typologies). His publications include papers on implementation and circumvention of financial sanctions, private sector compliance good practices and the role of the private sector in supporting governments to combat proliferation. 

  • Panellist
    DR GORDON HOOK
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia

    DR GORDON HOOK
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia



    Dr Gordon Hook is the Executive Secretary for the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG). Gordon was a partner in a law firm in Winnipeg, Canada in the 1980s and 1990s focusing on criminal trial work. He also acted as counsel in military prosecutions in the Canadian Armed Forces' court-martial system. Later he practiced law in New Zealand with the Royal New Zealand Navy as a senior legal officer and with the Ministry of Justice, which included work in the areas of AML/CFT and criminal procedure policy. He was appointed to his current position in the APG in late 2006. Gordon is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Manitoba Queen's Bench (Canada) and the High Court of New Zealand. He has an LLB from Dalhousie University in Canada and a PhD (Law) from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

     

     

  • MODERATOR
    ABDUL RAHMAN ABU BAKAR
    Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
    ABDUL RAHMAN ABU BAKAR
    Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia


    Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar is the Director of the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). His responsibilities include coordinating AML/CFT implementation at national level, overseeing AML/CFT supervision of the DNFBPs and supervising the financial intelligence unit. He is also responsible for the investigation and enforcement of all offences under the legislation administered by BNM. 

    Abdul Rahman started his career in BNM in 1992 and has served in various capacities and departments in the bank including the economics department, human resources department, strategic planning unit and insurance regulation department. He was an Associate Expert with the United Nations’ Office of Human Resources Management between September 1999 and September 2001 before coming back to BNM to join the financial intelligence unit. He was promoted to his current position in September 2013. 

    Abdul Rahman holds a degree in Economics from the International Islamic University Malaysia.

     

     

Concurrent Session 4
  • Panellist
    MARK SMALLEY
    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer,
    Neuroware.io, Malaysia
    MARK SMALLEY
    Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer,
    Neuroware.io, Malaysia


    As the founder and CEO of Neuroware, which was funded by 500 Startups in Silicon Valley, Mark Smalley has been building upon distributed ledgers, such as the bitcoin blockchain since 2012. Currently working from Malaysia, where he has lived as a technology evangelist and consultant for the past 20 years, he has presented and organised meet-ups, communities and conferences that focus on the understanding and adoption of new technologies.

    At Neuroware.io, Mark has been developing a range of specialised non-financial protocols that enable the creation and management of distributed applications, where they also provide training and private education workshops to large institutions, government bodies and regulatory agencies that are looking to benefit from what has been hailed as the most important technological breakthrough since the internet.

  • Panellist
    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)


    Thomas Dougherty is a Senior Trial Attorney with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) currently detailed to the DOJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) office to serve as the East Asia and Pacific Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime. In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing justice sector technical assistance programs designed to strengthen the cybercrime capabilities of courts, prosecutors and investigators in the region.

    Thomas S. Dougherty is a Senior Trial Attorney with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) currently detailed to the DoJ’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) office to serve as the East Asia and Pacific Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime. In this capacity, he is responsible for implementing justice sector technical assistance programmes designed to strengthen the cybercrime capabilities of courts, prosecutors and investigators in the region. 

    From 2001 to 2007, Thomas was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Las Vegas United States Attorney’s Office where he prosecuted cybercrime, securities fraud, income tax fraud and narcotic offences. Since 2007, he has served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the DoJ Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section where he has prosecuted a variety of cybercrime and intellectual property offences in federal courts across the United States. 

    From August 2013 to March 2014, Thomas served as a Legal Advisor to the Afghan National Army 209th Corps’ Military Justice Unit in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan and from April 2014 to August 2015, he was detailed to DoJ-OPDAT to serve as the Legal Advisor for Prosecutorial Reform at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Thomas has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on cybercrime, collection and preservation of digital evidence and criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights. He has designed, organised and implemented several courses at the DoJ’s National Advocacy Center including the ‘Computer Forensics for Prosecutors Seminar’ and the ‘Complex Online Crime Course’. He has also taught courses on criminal evidence at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on the management of cultural differences in the workplace at the International School of Management in Vilnius, Lithuania and on human rights law at the University of Lucerne Summer Law Academy of Human Rights Implementation in Lucerne, Switzerland. 

    Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Law from Lafayette College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He also is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

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


    Sandy Baggett is a Counsel in litigation practice, based in Singapore. Sandy’s practice focuses on advising corporate clients and financial institutions on issues of money laundering, corruption and sanctions, with particular focus on US and UK enforcement investigations in Asia.

    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 and Securities Offences, and focused on money laundering, corruption and fraud, and managed a broad range of complex high-profile white collar-related investigations and prosecutions.

    In this role, she was also seconded to the UK Serious Fraud Office in London to work with British counterparts and to coordinate Asian aspects of international investigations into corruption and money laundering.

    Prior to moving to Asia, Sandy served as Assistant District Attorney in New York City, and as a Judge Advocate prosecutor in the United States Army.

    Sandy earned both her LLM and BFA from New York University, and her JD from the University of Tennessee. She is admitted to practice in Singapore, New York and North Carolina.

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


    Rohan Bedi 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 PwC Singapore for 4 years as 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’s financial crime programme 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 e-learning (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. 

Concurrent Session 5
  • Lim Hsin Ying
    Deputy Director,
    FIU1, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
    Lim Hsin Ying
    Deputy Director,
    FIU1, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia


    Lim Hsin Ying was appointed Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department (FIED) in September 2013. Since May 2016, her key responsibilities include overseeing the conduct of tactical and strategic analysis of relevant reports on assigned crimes to support the dissemination of financial intelligence to the relevant law enforcement authorities, prompt identification of ML/TF risks related to assigned sectors and institutional ML/TF risks within the banking sector, operationalisation of effective strategies to mitigate risks identified, domestic coordination of ongoing ML/TF efforts in relation to assigned stakeholders and international coordination of FATF and APG-related matters in relation to assigned portfolios.

    Prior to joining FIED, she had served in the Banking Supervision Department, SME Taskforce, SME Special Unit, Development Finance and Enterprise Department, Corporate Communications Department and the Consumer and Market Conduct Department. In terms of organisational development, Hsin Ying has been instrumental in seeing through the successful restructuring of two core departments in the Central Bank, which were the Consumer and Market Conduct Department in 2013 and the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department in 2016.

    Hsin Ying was a Central Bank Scholar and holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol and M.Sc. (Merit) in Poverty and Development from the University of Manchester. Hsin Ying completed the Executive Programme on Micro and Small and Medium Enterprise Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and was awarded the Quality Service Award 2008 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the bank in establishing the National SME Development Council Secretariat and for the formulation of the National SME Development Blueprint.

Concurrent Session 6
  • Panellist
    MURALI RAVICHANDRAN
    Vice President,
    AML Compliance, South & South East Asia, Western Union, India
    MURALI RAVICHANDRAN
    Vice President,
    AML Compliance, South & South East Asia, Western Union, India


    Murali Ravichandran joined Western Union in June 2007 and currently works from the Mumbai office as Vice President, AML Compliance. He is responsible for managing the AML programmes in South Asia and South East Asia region.

    Prior to joining Western Union, he worked with HSBC India for 16 years, handling different roles before heading their Corporate Security and Fraud Risk Management function where he was responsible for managing fraud risk, business continuity planning and corporate security for the bank. He was also part of the operation risk committee for the bank.

    Prior to HSBC, he worked for a short period with American Express Travel Related Services in New Delhi.

  • Panellist
    ZARIFA IZAN ZAINOL ABIDIN
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
    ZARIFA IZAN ZAINOL ABIDIN
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia


    Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin started her career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in 1999 and has experience in the areas of enforcement policy, financial intelligence and investigations, and AML/CFT policy and strategy development.

    Her current role is as the Deputy Director of the Risk, Surveillance, Policy and Sanctions function within the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, BNM, focusing on the money services businesses and payment sectors and crimes such as drugs and corruption.

    She was also part of the assessment team for the Mutual Evaluation of Cambodia and served as the financial expert.

     

  • MODERATOR
    PROFESSOR 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
    PROFESSOR 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


    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.

     

Concurrent Session 7
  • Panellist
    ROHAN BEDI
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore
    ROHAN BEDI
    Consulting Practice Director,
    Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore


    Rohan Bedi 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 PwC Singapore for 4 years as 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’s financial crime programme 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 e-learning (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. 

  • Panellist
    JAY JHAVERI
    Head of Asia,
    Captis Intelligence, Singapore
    JAY JHAVERI
    Head of Asia,
    Captis Intelligence, Singapore


    Jay Jhaveri heads the Asia sales effort of Captis Intelligence. Jay’s entire career has been in client-facing and revenue-building roles. He is considered an expert in the area of anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, client identification and due diligence.

    He was the head of business development for Wealth-X in Asia. Wealth-X is the leading provider of intelligence on ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI's). As one of the early joiners at Wealth-X, he was part of the core group in establishing the business.

    Prior to joining Wealth-X, Jay was the head of World-Check in Asia. He established the World-Check operations and led the sales effort in the region for almost 10 years. During his time at World-Check, he published and authored numerous papers and his views were frequently sought by the press and academics. His articles continue to be referenced today. A noted speaker, Jay has addressed conferences in Asia and is considered an expert in the area of risk. World-Check was subsequently acquired by Thomson Reuters.

    Before his tenure at World-Check, Jay was a professional banker for more than 12 years, eight of which were in the area of private banking. He has worked with leading European banks in India, the UK and Singapore.

    Jay holds an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Economics.

     

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


    Tai Foong Lam’s main area of practice is intellectual property and he is a recognised IP practitioner specialising in information technology (IT) and telecommunications. His clients in the field of telecommunications include many of the telecommunications companies in Malaysia.

    Since 2011 Legal 500 Asia Pacific recognised Foong Lam as one of the leading individuals in IT and Telecoms practice. Since 2013 Chambers Asia Pacific has ranked him as one of Malaysia’s intellectual property litigators with special focus on information technology (IT) and telecommunications.

    Foong Lam has wide-ranging experience in negotiating and drafting commercial agreements relating to intellectual property, telecommunications networks and services, information technology, outsourcing, e-commerce, e-banking, contract manufacturing, technology transfer, research and development, merchandising, franchising, licencing, provision of services, contract manufacture and distribution rights. He also works with corporate lawyers on corporate transactions involving intellectual property rights. In addition, he has an active practice in IP litigation and enforcement of IP rights. He has been involved in several IP litigation cases which have been reported in Malaysian law journals.

    He has been very active within the IP fraternity in Malaysia. At the international level, Foong Lam has been a member of the Bar Council IP Committee for many years, and is also the past president of the Malaysian chapter of the International Association for Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the world’s leading non-governmental organisation for research and formulation of policies and laws relating to the protection of intellectual property.

    Foong Lam graduated from the Queen Mary and Westfield College of University of London with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1992. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1993 and called to the Malaysian Bar in 1995.

     

  • MODERATOR
    YUNOS YUSOP
    Head & Vice President,
    AML/CFT Department,
    Affin Bank Berhad, Malaysia
    YUNOS YUSOP
    Head & Vice President,
    AML/CFT Department,
    Affin Bank Berhad, Malaysia


    Yunos Yusop is currently the Head & Vice President of AML/CFT Compliance at Affin Banking Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry specifically in financial crime management and AML/CFT. He gained invaluable experiences in managing/combating internal and external fraud while working with the Deputy Director of CID (Ret), Royal Malaysian Police. 

    Yunos Yusop is currently the Head & Vice President of AML/CFT Compliance at Affin Banking Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry specifically in financial crime management and AML/CFT. He gained invaluable experiences in managing/combating internal and external fraud while working with the Deputy Director of CID (Ret), Royal Malaysian Police. 

    He was one of the founding members of the AML/CFT office for a leading international banking group in the region. He then served at the Fraud Intelligence Department and Forensic Services of the same group. He is also the Former Head of Compliance and Head of AML/CFT with a foreign bank in Malaysia. 

    Based on his professional expertise in providing AML/CFT and fraud management training to various local and foreign organisations, he has been elected as the Director of Training for the Malaysia Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is on the Executive Committee for Transparency International and is Research Fellow and Member of the Academy Board of the Institute of Crime and Criminology.

Concurrent Session 8
  • Panellist
    LALITHA JOSEPHINE SHARIFFA
    Head, Compliance,
    Group Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, Malaysia
    LALITHA JOSEPHINE SHARIFFA
    Head, Compliance,
    Group Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, Malaysia


    Lalitha has over 17 years’ experience in the insurance industry with 7 years as Financial Controller of a composite insurer reporting to the CEO. She has served as a member of the executive committee and has been Head of Compliance for the last 10 years. She brings with her 25 years of experience from various industries.

    She is registered as a Chartered Accountant of Malaysia and is associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. She is an accredited trainer and a member of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management.

    Lalitha is responsible for promoting a strong compliance culture within the organisation and leads a multifaceted compliance department. She provides advice to the senior management team as well as members of the board on compliance-related matters. 

    Lalitha is responsible for promoting a strong compliance culture within the organisation and leads a multifaceted compliance department. She provides advice to the senior management team as well as members of the board on compliance-related matters. 

  • MODERATOR
    JOSEPH WONG
    Chief Operating Officer,
    The Malaysian Insurance Institute, Malaysia
    JOSEPH WONG
    Chief Operating Officer,
    The Malaysian Insurance Institute, Malaysia


    Joseph Wong has been involved in the general insurance industry since 1981 assuming various roles, including insurance broker, corporate marketer, agency unit head, legal and compliance head and registered company secretary.

    He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII). Prior to joining MII he had a combined short stint of 3 years in a Life and Takaful Company as well as in PIDM’s legal department.

    Joseph holds a Law Degree from the University of London, CLP from the Bar Council and Masters Degree in Business Administration from University Malaya. He is also a Chartered Insurer, ACII, AMII and Associate member of MAICSA.

     

Concurrent Session 9
  • Panellist
    BALACHANDAR SATHYANARAYANAN
    Manager - Compliance & Risk, Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand)
    BALACHANDAR SATHYANARAYANAN
    Manager - Compliance & Risk, Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand)


    Balachandar Sathyanarayanan has focused on financial crime, compliance and risk for over 12 years. Bala is currently the Manager – Compliance and Risk for Travelex Malaysia and Thailand. He has previously held compliance and risk positions within MSB industries in the Asia sub-continent region including Middle East, India and Malaysia. Prior to that, Bala spent 4 years in correspondent banking coordinating with various banks in the ASIA region.

    Bala is regularly invited by regulators from China and Thailand to speak on compliance and risk issues covering various inherent risks in the MSB business and the various risk mitigation and solutions around it. Bala holds a Masters of Arts (MA), PGDMM (Major in Marketing) from Loyola Institute of Business Management. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in AML from ICA and Manchester University, and is a Fellow of the ICA. Bala is a Certified Trainer and Certified Assessor from FAA (Financial Accreditation Agency Malaysia).

  • Panellist
    BARAKATH ALI
    Chairperson, Remittance Association of Singapore;
    and Director, Aramex International Exchange Pte Ltd, Singapore
    BARAKATH ALI
    Chairperson, Remittance Association of Singapore;
    and Director, Aramex International Exchange Pte Ltd, Singapore


    Barakath Ali is currently the Chairperson of the Remittance Association (Singapore) and the Secretary of the Money Changers Association (Singapore). In addition to these roles, he is also the Director of a Money Services Business based in Singapore. He has previously worked as a Quality Compliance Manager in an Australian firm.

    With more than 15 years of experience in the money-changing and remittance industry, his course of work has brought him to an in-depth knowledge of AML-CFT compliance. Barakath has been facilitating AML-CFT workshops for members of the money-changing and remittance associations for the past 4 years and is currently one of the nominated facilitators for MCA and RAS. In addition to AML-CFT workshops, Barakath also facilitates other industrial and compliance-related seminars. Further to this, Barakath drafts and reviews AML-CFT related documents intended for dissemination to members.

    Barakath’s involvement in the money services business industry has provided him the platform to be part of the team that meets with regulators to highlight challenges faced by members and to propose recommendations; as well as work with various law firms, screening tool providers, IT solutions businesses and other compliance consultancies.

    Barakath’s formal education includes a Masters in International Business from an Australian University. He has a Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Graduate Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Training Association (ICTA, Singapore). He is a certified anti-money laundering specialist accredited by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). He is also a member of ICA Singapore, a certified trainer and a member of the Singapore Training and Development Association (STADA).

  • MODERATOR
    MIGUEL AGUADO
    Compliance Officer Asia,
    Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia
    MIGUEL AGUADO
    Compliance Officer Asia,
    Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia


    Miguel Aguado is the Compliance Officer for Asia at Ria Money Transfer, one of the largest money transfer companies in the world. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the compliance programme in the region.

    He has more than 10 years of experience in compliance, AML/CFT and fraud prevention in financial services in different jurisdictions (Europe, Asia and the Middle East). Prior to joining Ria Money Transfer, he worked for 4 years at PayPal as Compliance Specialist for Europe and 2 years at MoneyGram as Regional Compliance Officer.

    Miguel has wide experience in risk-based assessment, KYC, due diligence, transaction monitoring, analysis and compliance training.

    Based in Kuala Lumpur since 2015, he is currently leading the compliance team in the region.

Plenary Session 7
  • PROFESSOR 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
    PROFESSOR 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


    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
  • Panellist
    ALEX TAN
    Senior Executive Director,
    Forensic Services,
    PwC Malaysia
    ALEX TAN
    Senior Executive Director,
    Forensic Services,
    PwC Malaysia


    Alex is a Senior Executive Director (Partner) within PwC’s forensics’ team in Kuala Lumpur. He specialises in the prevention, detection and response to financial crime particularly fraud, corruption, conflict of interest and money laundering (including economic sanctions). He has over 20 years of investigative experience including 9 years as an Inspectorate Officer with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force and 8 years with the New Zealand Serious Fraud Office. Alex joined PwC New Zealand in March 2005 and transferred to PwC Malaysia in March 2012.

    He previously headed the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists in New Zealand and sat on the Australasian Board; and on the Board of Transparency International (New Zealand), an organisation that promotes good governance and is dedicated to the fight against corruption.

    In 2013 Alex was re-appointed by the Australian Government to be an Austrac Appointed Auditor pursuant to the Australian Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.

    Alex has significant AML/CFT related experience particularly in Malaysia and New Zealand. This includes AML/CFT and sanctions investigations, reviews, customer due diligence and assurance work.

    Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

     

  • Panellist
    CHEAH WEI YING
    Principal,
    Finance and Risk Practice,
    Oliver Wyman, Singapore
    CHEAH WEI YING
    Principal,
    Finance and Risk Practice,
    Oliver Wyman, Singapore


    Cheah Wei Ying is a Principal, Finance & Risk at Oliver Wyman, Singapore. She has worked with major Asian and European industries including retail, wholesale, insurance and wealth businesses on finance and risk, as well as IT and operations engagements. Her primary focus is on non-financial risk – she maintains the firm’s intellectual capital on a variety of non-financial risk topics spanning from operational risk, business risk, reputational risk, conduct risk, compliance and audit.

    Wei Ying holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

  • V. MASLAMANI
    CB, Chief Compliance Officer,
    Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
    V. MASLAMANI
    CB, Chief Compliance Officer,
    Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia


    V. Maslamani is a Chartered Banker and currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Al Rajhi Banking and Investment Corporation (Malaysia) Berhad (ARBM). He is also currently chairing the Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG). He started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and served in two financial institutions before joining ARBM in 2015. In his 30 years in banking, he has worked as a regulator, auditor, handled operations, managed a business and worked in risk management before specialising in compliance. He is actively involved in industry-wide initiatives to professionalise the compliance function.

    During his previous tenure as the Chairman of CONG, he was instrumental for the roll-out of accreditation for Compliance and AML qualifications, staging of international conferences and setting-up of ABM’s Compliance Committee. He prepared the first compliance content for FSTEP and was involved in the development of the first Industry Competency Framework under IBBM. He is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Compliance Association (ICA) United Kingdom, the Moderation Committee of the Financial Accreditation Agency (FAA) and Disciplinary and Appeal Committee of Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB).

     

     

Plenary Session 9
  • ABU HASSAN ALSHARI YAHAYA
    Assistant Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    ABU HASSAN ALSHARI YAHAYA
    Assistant Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Assistant Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Abu Hassan Alshari Yahaya, graduated with an Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and started his career with BNM in supervisory and regulatory roles. He also served as the Director of Strategic Communications at the bank for nine years.

    With extensive background in supervisory, regulatory and communication, Abu Hassan has spearheaded many initiatives relating to anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) measures undertaken by BNM, including the recent amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act 2001 (AMLATFA). Abu Hassan was an assessor with the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APGML), a regional-style financial action task force (FATF) body. 

    As Assistant Governor, Abu Hassan is in charge of several departments in the Central Bank including finance, financial intelligence and enforcement, the regional offices and the bank’s integrated contact centre (LINK).  He is a member of the bank’s management committee, monetary policy committee, operational management committee and Secretary to the bank’s Board of Directors.

    Abu Hassan is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cooperative Commission and the Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency of Malaysia.

     

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9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2017
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE
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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


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

*This conference is HRDF and STF claimable. 
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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

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



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  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.

PRESENTATION SLIDES

Day One


Special Address
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia - Link to slides


Plenary Session 1: Second and third lines of defence activities: Designing an effective anti-financial crime review programme
  • Chow Sang Hoe, Advisory Managing Partner, ASEAN & Malaysia, Ernst & Young Advisory Services Sdn Bhd, Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail, Director, Financial Conglomerates Supervision, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Bill Howarth, Executive President, International Compliance Association and Group Managing Director - Risk and Compliance at Wilmington plc, UK - Link to slides
  • Eric Pascal, Partner, Financial Services Practice, Asia Pacific, Oliver Wyman, Singapore - Link to slides


Plenary Session 2: Enhancing AML transaction monitoring: Use of algorithm models and Artificial Intelligence tools to strengthen monitoring mechanisms
  • Zubin Chichgar, Head, FCC, Monitoring & Surveillance Infrastructure, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Martin Markiewicz, Chief Executive Officer, Silent Eight Pte Ltd, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Nitin Parmar, Director, Deloitte Forensic, South East Asia Leader – Financial Crime Technology, Singapore - Link to slides


View into the Future Response-ability: Criminals within our midst
  • David Leppan, Chairman & Co-Founder, Captis Intelligence, US - Link to slides

Plenary Session 3: PEPs spotlight: Kleptocracy and international money laundering
  • Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Partner, Dispute Resolution Division, SKRINE, Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Dr Michelle Frasher, Director, Global Content, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, US - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 1: Risk of money laundering through crowdfunding
  • Tengku Ahmad Ruzhuar Tengku Ali, Deputy General Manager, Securities Commission Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Eric Seidel, Attorney, DeVore & DeMarco, US - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 2: Risk-based assessment and PEPs in the insurance sector
  • Azizul Mohd Said, Deputy Director of Insurance and Takaful Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Christopher Sykes, Director, Regional Head of AML, Sanctions and ABC-Asia, Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 3: Future proofing: Industry collaboration to enable CDD and EDD
  • Alison Ang Ing Ing, Deputy Director, Money Services Business Regulation Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Miguel Aguado, Compliance Officer Asia, Ria Money Transfer, Malaysia - Link to slides


Plenary Session 4: Growing cybersecurity concerns and what this means for compliance and AML
  • Sandy Baggett, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Thomas S. Dougherty, Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia, U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) - Link to slides




Day Two


Plenary Session 5: What FinTech and faster payments mean to AML compliance
  • Aznan Abdul Aziz, Director, Financial Sector Development Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Chionh Chye Kit, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cynopsis Solutions, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Mark Smalley, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Neuroware.io, Malaysia - Link to slides


Plenary Session 6: Slippery slope for jurisdictions: The perils of dealing with North Korea and Iran
  • Dr Jonathan Brewer, Former member of the UN Panel on Iran created under UN Security Council resolution 1929 (2010), US - Link to slides
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 4: Cryptocurrencies: Friend or foe?
  • Sandy Baggett, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Thomas S. Dougherty, Regional Legal Advisor for Cybercrime in Asia, U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) - Link to slides
  • Mark Smalley, Co-Founder & CEO, Neuroware.io, Malaysia - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 5: Latest developments on the National Risk Assessment for the insurance sector
  • Lim Hsin Ying, Deputy Director, FIU1, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 6: Current and emerging trends and threats in terrorism financing for money services businesses
  • Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Murali Ravichandran, Vice President, AML Compliance, South & South East Asia, Western Union, India - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 7: Intellectual property and the Dark Web
  • Rohan Bedi, Consulting Practice Director, Combating Smart Financial Crime, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Tai Foong Lam, Partner, Gan Partnership, Malaysia - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 8: Risks of money laundering in life insurance
  • Lalitha Josephine Shariffa, Head, Compliance, Group Etiqa Insurance & Takaful, Malaysia - Link to slides


Concurrent Session 9: Designing a cost effective anti-financial crime programme
  • Balachandar Sathyanarayanan, Manager -Compliance & Risk,Travelex (Malaysia & Thailand) - Link to slides
  • Barakath Ali, Chairperson, Remittance Association of Singapore; and Director, Aramex International Exchange Pte Ltd, Singapore - Link to slides


Plenary Session 7: ISIS in East Asia: Strategic shifts and global co-operation to deal with security implications
  • Professor 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 - Link to slides


Plenary Session 8: RegTech and the future of AML/CFT compliance


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:
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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: 

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Email Address ifctf@aif.org.my

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

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


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  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. 

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  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.

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  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?
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