10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2018


Confirmed Speakers

  • 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.

  • Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia
    Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia


    Mr. Ahmad is a Lecturer of Political Science and Islamic Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Besides lecturing at the University, he engaged extensively as an analyst, with domestic and international agencies in the research and counter-terrorism works.

    In 2011, he was appointed as member in Special Rehabilitation team by Royal Malaysia Police, Counter-Terrorism Department to assist RMP in rehabilitation program for militant detainees in Malaysia. He was a consultant to the RMP Special Branch Department on confiscated terrorism-related evidence and testified in Kuala Lumpur High Court as expert witness in a terrorism case since 2015.

    He is currently developing the profiles of Daesh militants in Malaysia with the Malaysian Institute for Research in Youth Development (IYRES), which he is also served as member.

    He also provides consultation to international agencies such as United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Facebook, Google and foreign embassies on issues related to countering and preventing violent extremism.

    Among his publication: Countering the Threat of Desh in Malaysia, (2016), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore; External Conflicts and Malaysia’s National Security: The Case of Daesh (2016), The Journal of Defence and Security, Kuala Lumpur: Ministry of Defense; Applying Wasatiyyah in Malaysian Religio-Political Context, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Special Issue), Hendorn, Virginia, USA, International Institute of Islamic Thought, vol. 32, Summer 2013.

  • Max Heywood
    Head of the Policy & Advocacy department,
    Transparency International Secretariat,
    Berlin
    Max Heywood
    Head of the Policy & Advocacy department,
    Transparency International Secretariat,
    Berlin


    Max Heywood is head of the Policy & Advocacy department at Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin. Transparency International is a global coalition of non-profit organizations with the shared goal of fighting corruption worldwide.

    His main areas of focus are anti-money laundering policy, beneficial ownership transparency, and G20 advocacy. Previous roles include research in Institutional Economics at Utrecht University, and economic analysis at the Research Institute of Cordoba Stock Exchange in Argentina. Max holds a Bsc in Economics (Utrecht) and an Msc in Public Policy in Latin America (Oxford).

  • Radish Singh
    Executive Director / Partner |SEA FCC Leader - Deloitte Forensic
    Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services
    Radish Singh
    Executive Director / Partner |SEA FCC Leader - Deloitte Forensic
    Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services


    Radish is based in Singapore and has over 17 years of extensive experience in compliance and anti-money laundering, corporate governance, risk and financial services regulations. She advises major banks and listed companies on compliance frameworks and regulatory compliance matters and held senior roles in regulatory authorities and financial institutions prior to Deloitte.
  • Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT
    Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT


    Matteo has over 20 years of expertise and deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. One of the most recognised faces in FinTech globally with plenty of accolades; Matteo is Italian by birth, but its truly a global executive, conducting business in Italian, English, French and Spanish. He holds an University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Post graduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).

    Matteo spent 13 years as a key executive of SWIFT, Where he held various positions from sales to global account management.

    In 2007, he founded swiftcommunity.net. This was built on top of the experience accumulated from designing italiansonline.net, the world largest Italian expat portal that came to life in 2003, way before Facebook was born.

    In 2008, he Co- Founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT. This is where Matteo launched the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the first global challenge for FinTech entrepreneurs, as well as the Enablers group, a cross industry group mentoring Innotribe and SWIFT on strategy and financial trends. Matteo was also an investor and Partner in SBT Venture Capital( 2013-15) one of the first funds (100m USD) solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A).

    Financial News has nominated( 2014-16) Matteo as one of the “40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe” and Bank Innovation named him one of the “30 Innovators to watch shaping the industry” in 2014.

    From 2015-17, Matteo was a Senior Advisor for Omidyar Network, the organisation founded by Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder) investing globally in the Financial Inclusion & Digital Identity Division.

    In 2015, Matteo created and Co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for Investors, Innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally.

Introduction

Globalization has had its unintended consequences of creating serious challenges to financial regulators and law enforcement officers. The Financial Services sector as the first line of defence in dealing with customers are tasked with the grave responsibility of protecting the integrity and stability of the domestic and international financial system. The global growth of expanded cross-border and speedier alternate payment networks has created huge challenges for financial institutions to keep-up with the criminals. The financial services sector is compelled to invest in new systems, technology and people to enable them to prepare for their role in assisting law enforcement agencies and government bodies in disrupting criminals’ plans.

Malaysia as a member of the Financial Action Task Force is consistently demonstrating its commitment in embracing international best practices in insulating its financial system from money launderers and terrorism financiers. With ‘New Malaysia’, the bar is expected to be raised further with the infusion of greater governance and transparency in all sectors of the enforcement agencies, government bodies and financial services sector. In the same spirit, this year’s International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) is themed as “The Rising Voice of Compliance – Towards Greater Governance and Transparency”. The 10th IFCTF conference is planned to explore topics on current events and new trends in these areas and practicable approaches within the realm of compliance.

The Conference will bring together a panel of international experts, industry specialists, enforcement personnel and regulators to share their thoughts, insights and experiences on a wide spectrum of cross-cutting areas such as international bribery and corruption, ultimate beneficial ownership, the Dark and Deep Web, crypto currencies, terrorism threats and sanctions standards that are on the precipice of regulatory and geo-political developments. In addition, a Masterclass on Terrorism Financing will focus on developing the technical knowledge and skills within this niche area based on the experience-sharing and lessons learnt from globally respected authorities in enforcement and security intelligence.

Following the success of IFCTF since its inception in 2009, this year’s Conference is expected to draw more than 800 delegates from the private and public sector, including senior representatives from regional and global banks. Join us at this important platform where industry and regulatory experts and thought leaders from Asia and beyond will provide useful perspectives and potential solutions for FIs to manage financial crime and terrorism financing risks.

 


Organising Committee

  • V. Maslamani, Organising Chairman, Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group and Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Mitasha Ramadasan, Director, Communications and Public Relations, Asian Institute of Finance
  • Manpreet Kaur, Senior Manager, Business Development & Events, Asian Institute of Finance
  • Lynne Leong, Event Manager, Asian Institute of Finance
  • Shireen Sharmani Kandiah, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers
  • Samsudin Bin Samsuri, Head, Group Compliance, Ambank
  • Asraf Hafizi Mohd, 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
  • Lalitha Josephine Shariffa, Head, Compliance, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
  • 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


CONFERENCE DAY ONE (Tuesday, 30 October 2018)
8.00AM Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00AM
Opening Remarks

V. Maslamani 
CB, Organising Chairman, Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group and
Chief Compliance Officer, Al-Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
9.15AM
Keynote Address
Reshaping Malaysia's Future – Setting the goal for greater governance and transparency
9.45AM
Special Address
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
10.15AM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
10.45AM
Transforming governance in government related entities - What it means to compliance in the financial services sector

Panellist:

  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid, Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB) and Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
  • P. Gunasegaram, Freelance Writer/Columnist, Former editor at The Star, The Edge and Malaysian Business
Plenary Session 2 
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
11.45AM
Convergence and unification of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) across Fraud, AML, Tax Evasion and Cybersecurity

Panellist:
  • Radish Singh, Executive Director, FAS, Forensic, Deloitte Forensic, Singapore
12.45PM Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
2.00PM
Scandalicious Malaysia – What it means to YOU and ME?
Special Guests Appearance
Plenary Session 3
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
2.30PM
Menace of the Dark and Deep Web - Navigating the challenges

Panellists:
  • Representative from World Bank
  • Richard Carrick, Regional Head of Financial Crime Assurance, Barclays Bank PLC, Singapore
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore
3.15PM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 2
Money Services Businesses Sector
(Venue: Selangor Room) 250 pax
Concurrent Session 3
(Venue: Melaka Room) 180 pax
3.45PM Combating human, drugs and wildlife trafficking

Panellist:
  • Sello MOERANE, Coordinator: Drugs Unit, Criminal Networks-Sub Directorate, INTERPOL General Secretariat, France



Transforming MSB Compliance: Best practices in data collection, analytics and technology to enhance on-going monitoring Best practices in Employee Screening

Panellists:
  • Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon, Director,
    Prudential Financial Policy, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Representative from Hays Malaysia
Plenary Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.30PM
De-radicalization of Terrorists and Sympathizers

Panellists:
  • Representative from Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division, Bukit Aman (invited)
  • Representative from FBI
  • Ahmad El-Muhammady, Counter-Terrorism Analyst, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
5.30PM End of Day One Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change




CONFERENCE DAY TWO (Wednesday, 31 October 2018)
8.00AM Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00AM
Keynote Address 2
Plenary Session 5
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
9.30AM
Anti-money laundering risk assessments – Aligning to current needs

Panellists:
  • Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail, Director, Financial Conglomerates Supervision, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt, Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts, New York, USA
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
10.30AM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 6
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
11.00AM

Future of Financial Services with Fintech and RegTech

Speaker:

  • Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT, UK
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 5
Money Services Businesses Sector
(Venue: Selangor Room) 250 pax
Concurrent Session 6
(Venue: Melaka Room) 180 pax
12.00PM

US and International Sanctions

Panellists:

  • Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt,
    Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts,
    New York, USA
  • Representative from OFAC
Risk Based Assessment 2.0 -
What’s next in terms of strengthening MSB’s FC/TF risk mitigation measures
Anti-Bribery and Corruption

Panellists:
  • Representative from Commercial Affairs Department,
    Singapore Police Force
  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Corporate
    Governance, Basel Institute of Governance
  • Max Heywood, Global Advocacy Coordinator,
    Transparency International
  • R. Nadeswaran, Columnist and an investigative
    journalist (moderator)
12.45PM Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 8
Money Services Businesses Sector
(Venue: Selangor Room) 250 pax
Concurrent Session 9
(Venue: Melaka Room) 180 pax
2.00PM
Unraveling of UBO
(Ultimate Beneficial Ownership)

Panellists:
  • Representative from SSM
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
  • R. Nadeswaran, Columnist and an investigative journalist (moderator)
Latest Threats and Trends of FC/TF using MSB channels

Panellists:
  • Representative from AUSTRAC
  • ​Representative ​from Western Union
  • ​Representative ​from World Bank

National Risk Assessment -
Outcome and intended measures

Speaker: Zariffa Izan Zainol Abidin, Deputy Director,
Financial Intelligence Enforcement Department,
Bank Negara Malaysia
3.00PM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 7
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
3.30PM
Exposé of hidden stories: International Bribery & Money Laundering
Plenary Session 8
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.30PM
Cryptocurrencies – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Panellists:
  • Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT, UK
  • Mark McKenzie, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision, SEACEN (moderator)
5.00PM Future state – Coming to you
5.30PM Closing Remarks
5.40PM End of Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change
Featured Speakers
  • Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia
    Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia


    Mr. Ahmad is a Lecturer of Political Science and Islamic Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia. Besides lecturing at the University, he engaged extensively as an analyst, with domestic and international agencies in the research and counter-terrorism works.

    In 2011, he was appointed as member in Special Rehabilitation team by Royal Malaysia Police, Counter-Terrorism Department to assist RMP in rehabilitation program for militant detainees in Malaysia. He was a consultant to the RMP Special Branch Department on confiscated terrorism-related evidence and testified in Kuala Lumpur High Court as expert witness in a terrorism case since 2015.

    He is currently developing the profiles of Daesh militants in Malaysia with the Malaysian Institute for Research in Youth Development (IYRES), which he is also served as member.

    He also provides consultation to international agencies such as United Nation Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Facebook, Google and foreign embassies on issues related to countering and preventing violent extremism.

    Among his publication: Countering the Threat of Desh in Malaysia, (2016), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Singapore; External Conflicts and Malaysia’s National Security: The Case of Daesh (2016), The Journal of Defence and Security, Kuala Lumpur: Ministry of Defense; Applying Wasatiyyah in Malaysian Religio-Political Context, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Special Issue), Hendorn, Virginia, USA, International Institute of Islamic Thought, vol. 32, Summer 2013.

  • Dr Gordon Hook
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
    Dr Gordon Hook
    Executive Secretary,
    Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering


    The APG Executive Secretary is Dr Gordon Hook. Gordon Hook was a partner in a law firm in Winnipeg, Canada in the 1980s and 1990s focusing on criminal trial work. He also served in the Royal Canadian Navy and acted as counsel in military prosecutions in the Canadian military 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 Hook is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Manitoba Queen's Bench (Canada) and the High Court of New Zealand. He has a LLB from Dalhousie University in Canada and a PhD (Law) from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. He has published a number of articles on AML/CFT and other legal topics in law journals and magazines and is the joint author/editor of the book Corporate and Trust Structures: Legal and Illegal Dimensions, Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2018.

  • Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action,
    Basel Institute on Governance
    Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance / Collective Action,
    Basel Institute on Governance


    Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013.

    Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich, focusing on advising on internal corruption allegations in connection with the US Deferred Prosecution Agreement. Ms. Aiolfi was Global Head of Anti-Corruption at UBS AG in Zurich, and also worked in the Group Money Laundering Prevention Unit.  Whilst employed by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions she was seconded to work at the University of Basel, where she helped to establish the Basel Institute on Governance and worked with the Chairman of the OECD Working Group, Prof. Mark Pieth.

    Ms. Aiolfi also served as an advisor to the UN Independent Inquiry Commission on the Iraq Oil for Food Program. Having studied Law at the London School of Economics she was called to the bar of England and Wales and practised in London before relocating to Switzerland. Postgraduate law studies were undertaken at Basel and Stockholm Universities.

  • 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.

  • Mark Mckenzie
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist,
    Financial Stability and Supervision & Payment and Settlement Systems,
    The SEACEN Centre
    Mark Mckenzie
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist,
    Financial Stability and Supervision & Payment and Settlement Systems,
    The SEACEN Centre


    Mr. Mark McKenzie joined the faculty of The SEACEN Centre on June 1, 2016 as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Financial Stability and Supervision & Payment and Settlement Systems (FSS/PSS) division. He is an accomplished professional in the field of financial regulation and supervision with over 25 years’ experience in developing countries and emerging markets.

    In 2006, he established Mark McKenzie Consulting, a boutique firm in Toronto, Canada, where he provided regulatory governance and compliance consulting services to selected financial institutions, regulatory agencies, and governments, globally. Previously, he was the Director of Policy Research and Statistics at the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission. His experience also included working with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Mr. McKenzie frequently serve as an external financial sector technical assistance adviser on missions to countries in Africa, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean on behalf of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Union and the World Bank.

    Mark has researched and published numerous articles and papers on regulatory compliance and governance in major international journals and newsletters. He has written and blogged extensively on De-risking and the Impact on Low Income Countries, Correspondent Banking Relationships, Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies; and most recently on FinTech including Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT)/Blockchain as well as on the complexities and challenges of post-Global Financial Crisis (GFC) regulations. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at major conferences and seminars on financial sector stability, financial sector supervision and AML/CFT compliance issues.

    Outside of his professional life he is actively engaged at the community level as a youth leader and mentor as well as an advocate against youth violence and poverty. He has been a member of Toastmaster International, a world leader in communication and leadership development, for more than fifteen (15) years. His hobbies are cycling and hiking.

    Mark holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Wales and Manchester Business School, and a B.Sc. in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.

    He is married to Michelle McKenzie and has three children, Marchelle, Malcolm, and Marisa.

  • Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT
    Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder, Fintech Stage and SWIFT


    Matteo has over 20 years of expertise and deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. One of the most recognised faces in FinTech globally with plenty of accolades; Matteo is Italian by birth, but its truly a global executive, conducting business in Italian, English, French and Spanish. He holds an University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Post graduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).

    Matteo spent 13 years as a key executive of SWIFT, Where he held various positions from sales to global account management.

    In 2007, he founded swiftcommunity.net. This was built on top of the experience accumulated from designing italiansonline.net, the world largest Italian expat portal that came to life in 2003, way before Facebook was born.

    In 2008, he Co- Founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT. This is where Matteo launched the Innotribe Startup Challenge, the first global challenge for FinTech entrepreneurs, as well as the Enablers group, a cross industry group mentoring Innotribe and SWIFT on strategy and financial trends. Matteo was also an investor and Partner in SBT Venture Capital( 2013-15) one of the first funds (100m USD) solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A).

    Financial News has nominated( 2014-16) Matteo as one of the “40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe” and Bank Innovation named him one of the “30 Innovators to watch shaping the industry” in 2014.

    From 2015-17, Matteo was a Senior Advisor for Omidyar Network, the organisation founded by Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder) investing globally in the Financial Inclusion & Digital Identity Division.

    In 2015, Matteo created and Co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for Investors, Innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally.

  • Max Heywood
    Head of the Policy & Advocacy department,
    Transparency International Secretariat,
    Berlin
    Max Heywood
    Head of the Policy & Advocacy department,
    Transparency International Secretariat,
    Berlin


    Max Heywood is head of the Policy & Advocacy department at Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin. Transparency International is a global coalition of non-profit organizations with the shared goal of fighting corruption worldwide.

    His main areas of focus are anti-money laundering policy, beneficial ownership transparency, and G20 advocacy. Previous roles include research in Institutional Economics at Utrecht University, and economic analysis at the Research Institute of Cordoba Stock Exchange in Argentina. Max holds a Bsc in Economics (Utrecht) and an Msc in Public Policy in Latin America (Oxford).

  • 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.

  • P. Gunasegaram
    Former Chief Editor of Malaysiakini
    P. Gunasegaram
    Former Chief Editor of Malaysiakini


    P Gunasegaram is an independent consultant, trainer and writer. Has worked as a journalist, analyst and columnist since 1978 in Malaysia, setting up a business news portal, KINIBIZ, in Feb 2013, 35 years after he became a business journalist in 1978. Over that period he has worked as an editor at major publications in Malaysia, including The Star, The Edge, Malaysian Business and Business Times. He is well-known as a columnist on both business and socio-political issues. He has been an analyst and head of equity research at local and foreign brokerages, initiating banking coverage in Malaysia for the then Baring Securities in 1991. He has consulted for the government on image management during the 1998 financial crisis. He firmly believes in continuing education and in addition to a degree in Physics, he holds an MBA and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. In his spare time, he plays tennis (badly), walks (slowly), reads and travels. Yoga is a relatively new experience.

  • Radish Singh
    Executive Director / Partner |SEA FCC Leader - Deloitte Forensic
    Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services
    Radish Singh
    Executive Director / Partner |SEA FCC Leader - Deloitte Forensic
    Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services


    Radish is based in Singapore and has over 17 years of extensive experience in compliance and anti-money laundering, corporate governance, risk and financial services regulations. She advises major banks and listed companies on compliance frameworks and regulatory compliance matters and held senior roles in regulatory authorities and financial institutions prior to Deloitte.

  • R. Nadeswaran
    Columnist and an Investigative Journalist
    R. Nadeswaran
    Columnist and an Investigative Journalist


    R. Nadeswaran is a journalist by training, a lawyer by qualification and a crusader for good governance by choice. In a career spanning almost 47 years, he has covered almost every aspect of news – from sports to business and from conflicts to scandal. He is one of the country’s foremost investigative journalists and his work has won him awards -- locally and internationally.

    His work includes several exposes of corruption and the abuse of power in government and enforcement agencies, failings in the system and exploitation of migrant workers.

    Working in an environment where Press freedom only existed in name, Nadeswaran has been able to tread the thin line amidst the growing resentment against the Fourth Estate by the establishment.

    Advertisements and promotions by the publisher of the The Sun labelled him as “Malaysia's Most Scariest Man”.

    However, his biggest contribution to Malaysian society was his widely-read, no-holds- barred column – Citizen-Nades. It addressed bread and butter issues. In sometimes acidic language, he questioned government spending, often demanding transparency and accountability.

    He is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and has delivered papers on corruption, governance and journalism. He retired from active journalism in December 2016. He has written two books – “PKFZ Scandal – Some Untold Stories” (2009) and “Curi Curi Malaysia – The Stories Behind the Stories (2017). He is currently working on his third book – “New Malaysia – Stories Before and After” is due to be out next year.

    Currently, he is a regular contributor to Malaysiakini and is a member of the Governance Oversight Committee of the Human Resources Development Fund.

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


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

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

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

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

  • Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Bin Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB)
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad
    Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Mohd Munir Bin Abdul Majid
    Chairman, Financial Services Professional Board (FSPB)
    Chairman, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad


    Tan Sri Dr. Munir is currently Chairman of Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, of the Financial Services Professional Board, of ASEAN Business Advisory Council, Malaysia, of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, as well as President of the ASEAN Business Club. He also sits on the board of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and on the Financial Services Talent Council of Bank Negara Malaysia.

    He has an extensive experience and is well known in the Malaysian corporate world. He had been the Group Editor of the New Straits Times, first executive chairman of CIMB and founding chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission. After stepping down from the Securities Commission, he became Independent Non-Executive Director of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Non-Executive Chairman of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. He was Founder President of the Kuala Lumpur Business Club, established in 2003 and is a member of the Court of Fellows of the Malaysian Institute of Management.

    Tan Sri Dr. Munir obtained a B.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in international relations from the London School of Economic and Political Science (LSE) in 1971 and 1978. He is an Honorary Fellow of LSE and continues the long association with his alma mater as Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy. Tan Sri Dr. Munir is an associate of Southeast Asia Centre (SEAC) at LSE.

  • 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.

EXHIBITORS
ASIAN BANKING SCHOOL (ABS)

The ASIAN BANKING SCHOOL (ABS) is the leading industry provider of premium learning development programmes. Dedicated to developing talent, it specializes in professional banking education and offers industry relevant training programmes designed and developed by its Specialist Training Consultancy Team or in collaboration with strategic learning partners that includes some of the world’s top business schools. It also provides specialised consulting services and tailored learning solutions to meet the specific needs of clients.

Through its Executive Education offerings including the Global Banking Leaders Programme with Cass Business School and Summer School Programme with Cambridge Judge Business School, ABS equips banks and its Senior Executives with the right knowledge to take them up and move them forward. It works closely with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers in raising industry competency standards through the delivery of training workshops for professional qualifications awarded by the professional body. ABS also plays a significant role in enriching the talent pipeline through the Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) and Graduate Training.


Website: www.asianbankingschool.com




DOW JONES RISK & COMPLIANCE

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

Website: dowjones.com




FICO

FICO TONBELLER helps banks, insurance companies and industrial corporations fulfill their compliance obligations, avoid reputational damages, and live up to their own ethical standards. The Siron® Anti-Financial Crime Solutions Suite includes a comprehensive modular portfolio to fight money laundering and terrorist financing, protect against third party bribery and corruption risks, and fulfill international tax reporting obligations.

FICO TONBELLER is a subsidiary of Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), the world-market leader for Predictive Analytics and Decision Management Software.


Website: www.fico.com





HAYS MALAYSIA

Hays Malaysia is a leading specialist recruitment company in Malaysia in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of industries and professions. Hays has been in Malaysia since 2012 and boasts a track record of success and growth.

At Hays in Malaysia, we operate across the private and public sector, dealing in permanent positions in the following specialisms: Accountancy & Finance, Banking & Financial Services, Digital Technology, Engineering, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Legal, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Marketing & Digital, Office Professionals, Supply Chain, Procurement and Sales. We also provide Hays Talent Solutions services to clients, delivering intelligent resourcing through a combination of market insight, technical excellence and unrivalled methodology, providing talent solutions that will transform your business.


Website: www.hays.com.my





IENTERPRISE ONLINE SDN BHD

iEnterprise Online Sdn. Bhd. is a market leader in Oracle and Java based custom application development solutions and services to businesses in Malaysia. Our extensive business strategy positions us for success over the long term as we have been serving customers for 20 years. We specialize in meeting the unique business requirements of the industry by providing robust and reliable integrated solutions.

Our range of products include a comprehensive Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite, Business Performance Management Solution, Anti Money Laundering (AML) Solution, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solution, Membership System for Cooperatives, Guarantee System for Financial Institutions, and Business Analytics. We pride ourselves in custom-fitting our customers’ unique business requirements by modifying our software suites or developing new application solutions.

In addition to our range of products, our other offerings include bespoke or turnkey development in building scalable Enterprise solutions, Portals and Mobile applications using Java and Oracle technologies.

Our company is a subsidiary of Ancom Berhad. Listed on Bursa Malaysia, Ancom Berhad has business interests in media and advertising, IT services, agricultural and chemical manufacturing, chemical and petrochemical trading, logistics and warehouse services.

For Financial Year 2014, Ancom Berhad achieved revenues in excess of RM 2 Billion. As the core strategic business unit in Ancom Berhad’s IT services, we are a software development specialist with clients in a broad range of industries, ranging from the Financial Services sector, GLC's, Co-operative Societies, Education, Telecommunication and Manufacturing. We partner with global technology leaders by incorporating their platforms into our total solutions. Our solutions are also provided in collaboration with local system integrators to address specific industry requirements. Enterprise is accredited as an MSC Status Company.


Website: ieol.com.my


INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS




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

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

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

Corporate Sponsorship & Media Partnership

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

Name : Mr. Kyle Gomez
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing 
Tel : +603-2787 1940
Email kyle.gomez@aif.org.my

Name : Ms. Lynne Leong
Designation : Event Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Tel : +603-2787 1937
Email lynne.leong@aif.org.my
360° on Terrorism Financing

Date: 29 October 2018
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Fees: RM500 (Limited Seats Available!)

This masterclass will be held pre-conference on 29 October and targeted to reporting institutions only. Registration is based on first come first basis.


PRE- CONFERENCE MASTERCLASS (Monday, 29 October 2018)
1.30PM Registration
2.00PM Financial Crimes 101 – Introduction to Terrorism Financing
Setting the scene by Encik Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar, Director, Financial Intelligence Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
2.30PM Understanding the Ideology of Terrorism Financing
3.00PM Experience Sharing
4.00PM Refreshments
4.30PM Counter measures and enforcement
5.30PM Ends

Click Here to Register


REGISTRATION

Kindly send registration forms to ifctf@aif.org.my.
For any other enquiries, please contact:

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

Name : Mr. Kyle Gomez
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing 
Tel : +603-2787 1940
Email kyle.gomez@aif.org.my

Name : Ms. Lynne Leong
Designation : Event Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Tel : +603-2787 1937
Email lynne.leong@aif.org.my
HOW TO REGISTER

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

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL CRIME AND TERRORISM FINANCING (IFCTF) 2018
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE
Unit 1B-05 Level 5 Block 1B, Plaza Sentral, Jalan Stesen Sentral 5,
50470 Kuala Lumpur

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

Conference materials and badges may be collected at the registration counters (conference delegates & exhibitors) located at Grand Ballroom Foyer, Shangri-La Hotel during registration hours.


Download Registration Form


CONFERENCE FEE
Fees per person Early Bird Fee
(ends on 28 September)
Standard Fee
(29 September onwards)
Group Discount
Conference Day RM 1,500.00 / USD400.00 per person RM 1,750.00 / USD 450.00 per person 5% saving for 5 delegates and above 10% saving for 10 delegates and above
STF Credit Claimable for full conference fee. CDP points details coming soon.
Please email us at ifctf@aif.org.my to verify your eligibility.
*This conference is HRDF and STF claimable.

MASTERCLASS: 360° IN TERRORISM FINANCING
Fees per person Half day Masterclass RM 500.00 / USD 130.00



Payment Details

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

Please contact the Registration Centre at +603-2787 1999 for more information on payment options.



Terms & Conditions 
  1. Confirmation of seat is upon receipt of full payment.
  2. Registration fee is excluding GST of 0%.
  3. To enjoy the early bird rate, registration form must be received on or before 28 September 2018, failing which your conference fee will be reinstated to the normal fee.
  4. Full payment must be received on or before 19 October 2018, 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 ASIAN INSTITUTE OF FINANCE BERHAD
  7. The above conference fee is valid for one (1) person only and is inclusive luncheons.
  8. All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ifctf@aif.org.my) before 28 September 2018 and will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.
  9. Cancellation after 28 September 2018 is not eligible for refund.
  10. Please note that “No Shows” are liable for the full registration fee. There is no refund if a delegate fails to attend.
  11. Replacement is only allowed for attendees within the same organisation. ifctf@aif.org.my before 24 October 2018.
  12. The conference organisers reserve the right to make changes to the venue, date or speaker, including but not limited to cancellation of
For other matters regarding the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2018, please contact: 

Asian Institute of Finance 
(Representing the IFCTF 2018 Organising Committee) 

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

Name : Mr. Kyle Gomez
Designation : Manager, Business Development and Marketing 
Tel : +603-2787 1940
Email kyle.gomez@aif.org.my

Name : Ms. Lynne Leong
Designation : Event Manager, Communications & Public Relations
Tel : +603-2787 1937
Email lynne.leong@aif.org.my

Conference Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


Inspired by the legendary land featured in James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon published in 1933, the name Shangri-La encapsulates the serenity and service for which Shangri-La is renowned worldwide. Shangri-La properties are primarily five-star deluxe city centre and resort hotels with the majority of the city centre hotels having over 500 guestrooms, whereas the resort properties tend to be smaller. The hotels are contemporary in style and provide a seamless link between business, entertainment and recreation. Extensive leisure facilities serve as a social hub for both hotel guests and the local community.


Special Room Rates for registered delegates:
Delegates Rate (Daily Room Rate)
Room Category Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Executive Room
RM480.00++ RM520.00++
Horizon Executive Room
RM680.00++ RM730.00++
Premier Selection Suite
RM850.00++ RM850.00++

The room rates quoted above are:
  • Subject to a 10% service charge, 0% GST per room per night.
  • Inclusive of daily buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi (200Mbps).
  • Applicable for stays three (3) days after the event dates.
** TOURISM TAX**
Mandatory Tourism Tax of RM10.00nett per room per night for all foreign passport holders will be collected by the hotel upon check-out.

This amount is to be collected by the hotel on behalf of the government upon check out. Hotel can include the Tourism Tax in the invoice should the room charge is to be billed to master account.

To make room reservation, please email Erica Yap erica.yap@shangri-la.com or call 603 2074 3584 and quote #IFCTF2018 to enjoy this special rate.

Address:
11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur,
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur


Map of Shangri-La Hotel



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  1. How can I register? What are the registration rates?
    Please click here for rates, deadlines and other registration information.

  2. Is IFCTF HRDF claimable?
    Yes this conference is HRDF claimable. Full payment needs to be made and 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?
    More details coming soon.

  5. What are the cancellation policy for this conference? And is the registration fee refundable?
    All registration cancellations must be received in writing via email (ifctf@aif.org.my) before 28 September 2018 and will be refunded less 50% of the registration fee. Cancellation after 28 September 2018 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 24 October 2018. 

  6. What are the parking facilities available?
    There are 3 floors of carpark space at the hotel with parking of RM7 for first hour and RM4 every subsequent hour.

  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 kyle.gomez@aif.org.my.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  15. My question is not listed here. Who do I contact?
    Please contact ifctf@aif.org.my for assistance.