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


Confirmed Speakers

  • Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
    President,
    FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and
    Country Director for World Remit Malaysia & Head for its ASEAN Business, Malaysia
    Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
    President,
    FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and
    Country Director for World Remit Malaysia & Head for its ASEAN Business, Malaysia


    Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz (Ridzuan) has 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experience in Malaysia and Asia Pacific. He is the current President of the FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and Country Director for World Remit Malaysia and Head for its ASEAN Business.

    A well-known fintech influencer, Ridzuan headed the compliance function at two foreign banks, co-founded a regional regulatory advisory firm based in Singapore and was a CEO for a subsidiary of a Malaysian PLC that used patented FinTech solutions for one of the Islamic contracts using mobile airtime as the commodity to facilitate funding facility offered by more than 40 financial institutions in Malaysia. Under his visionary leadership, the company expanded its presence in the financial industry with the introduction of a digital banking hub.

    Ridzuan was also included on the Islamica 500 list of people to watch.
  • Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK
    Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK


    Nick J Maxwell leads the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, a research partnership between NJM Advisory and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies.

    The role of the FFIS programme is to examine evidence related to the effectiveness, proportionality and efficiency of public/private information-sharing partnerships, and to share good practice between existing partnership models around the world.

    Nick is the founding Director of NJM Advisory, a research consultancy focused on anti-money laundering issues and public/private collaboration.

    Prior to this role, Nick’s professional career has included Head of Research and Advocacy for Transparency International UK; providing anti-money laundering specialist advice to a NATO taskforce in Afghanistan; managing the International Economics Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs); and leading the public policy function at the ICAEW (one of the largest accountancy institutes in the world).
  • Panellist
    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert
    United Nations Panel of Experts, USA
    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert
    United Nations Panel of Experts, USA


    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt 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 Programme at the United States Institute of Peace.

    From 2008 to 2013, she served as China Advisor and North East Asia Project Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG) 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 neighbouring countries.

    She 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 programme 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 Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (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.

    She 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.

    Stephanie has a Masters in International Relations from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.
  • Panellist
    Inderjit Singh
    Senior Regional Compliance Officer, Southeast Asia
    MoneyGram International, Malaysia
    Inderjit Singh
    Senior Regional Compliance Officer, Southeast Asia
    MoneyGram International, Malaysia


    Inderjit Singh is MoneyGram’s Senior Regional Compliance Officer for Southeast Asia, overseeing business partners in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Based in Kuala Lumpur, he is primarily responsible to ensure business partners comply with MoneyGram’s policies and expectations, in addition to applicable in-country regulatory requirements. In his role, he implements various review procedures to assess each partner’s compliance controls along with financial transaction activities, and recommends appropriate corrective actions to mitigate any existing or potential compliance risk.

    Prior to joining MoneyGram, Inderjit had served the financial services industry for over 12 years in the areas of audit, compliance, AML/CFT, fraud prevention and risk management.

    Inderjit holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
  • 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 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’s International Settlement’s Supervision and Implementation Group (SIG) on Stress Testing.

    Rezwan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, USA.

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 and Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group; and Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank
  • Shireen Kandiah, Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Communications, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB)
  • Samsudin Bin Samsuri, Head, AML/CFT, AmBank Group
  • Asraf Hafizi Mohd, Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
  • Syarmimi Rashid, Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
  • Ng G-Ming, Senior Vice President and Head, Intermediaries Supervision Department, Participants Supervision Division, Regulation, Bursa Malaysia Berhad
  • Lalitha Josephine Shariffa, Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group
    for Life Insurance Association of Malaysia and Head, Compliance, Etiqa Insurance & Takaful
  • Zulkarnain Md Zain, Senior Consultant, Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM)
  • Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB)
  • N. Sivalingam, Director, Programme Development, Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC)
  • Mitasha Ramadasan, Director, Communications and Public Relations, Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)
  • Manpreet Kaur, Senior Manager, Business Development & Events, Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)
  • Lynne Leong, Event Manager, Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)
  • Kyle Gomez, Manager, Business Development & Marketing, Asian Institute of Finance (AIF)
  • Juli Murshidah, Manager, Communications & Public Relations (AIF)
  • Paramjeet Kaur, Manager, Editor & Publications (AIF)


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

V. Maslamani,
 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

Datuk Nor Shamsiah Yunus,
Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia
9.45AM
Special Address

Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed,
 Director-General,
National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC), Prime Minister's Office

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:

  • H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO, ​British High Commissioner to Malaysia
  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance, Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland
  • Dato' Lim Chee Whee, ​Partner, Dispute Resolution Division, Skrine, Malaysia 
  • P. Gunasegaram, Freelance Writer/Columnist, Former editor at The Star, The Edge and Malaysian Business (moderator)
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, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Forensic, Singapore
  • Lim Siew Lee, Group Head of AML/CFT/ Sanctions, UOB Group, Singapore
  • Douglas Wolfson, Director Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia, Hong Kong
  • Andrew Glover, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), International Compliance Association, Singapore (moderator)
12.45PM Lunch & Exhibition Showcase
2.00PM
Scandalicious Malaysia 
Special Guests Appearance
Plenary Session 3
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
2.30PM
Menace of the Dark and Deep Web - Navigating the challenges

Panellists:
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore
  • Mohd Zabri Adil Bin Talib, Head of Digital Forensic, Cybersecurity Malaysia
  • Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK (moderator)
3.15PM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 2
Money Services Businesses 
(Venue: Selangor Room)
Concurrent Session 3
(Venue: Melaka Room)
3.45PM Combating human, drugs and wildlife trafficking

Panellist:
  • Sello Moerane, Coordinator and Head of INTERPOL Criminal Networks-Drugs Unit, General Secretariat, France
  • B.C. Tan, Head of Risk Proposition, Asia Pacific, Refinitiv
  • Nat Turner, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State (moderator)
Transforming MSB Compliance: Best practices in data collection, analytics and technology to enhance ongoing monitoring

Panellist:
  • Brian Hansen, Intelligence Officer, Asia Pacific Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Singapore
  • Inderjit Singh, Senior Regional Compliance Officer Southeast Asia, MoneyGram International, Malaysia
  • Nik Mohamed Din Bin Nik Musa, Director, Money Service Business Regulations Department, Bank Negara Malaysia 
Best practices in Employee Screening

Panellists:
  • Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon, Director, Prudential Financial Policy, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Natasha Ishak, Senior Manager, Banking & Financial Services, HAYS Malaysia 
  • Jaya Kohli, Director, Strategy, Policy Development & Research, Asian Institute of Finance, Malaysia (moderator)
Plenary Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.30PM
De-radicalization of Terrorists and Sympathizers

Panellists:
  • Supt Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain, Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Division, Royal Malaysia Police
  • Matthew Ortiz-Kelley,​ Special Agent, Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA
  • ​Police Chief Inspector Ivan D Abesa, Legal Officer, Directorate for Intelligence/Intelligence Group, Philippine National Police
  • Ahmad El-Muhammady, Counter-Terrorism Analyst, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
5.30PM End of Day One Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change




DAY TWO CONFERENCE (Wednesday, 31 October 2018)
8.00AM Registration & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
9.00AM
Keynote Address 2

Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus R. Golose,
Bali Chief of Police, Counter Terrorism Task Force, Indonesian National Police
Plenary Session 5
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
9.30AM
Anti-money laundering risk assessments – Aligning to current needs

Panellists:
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
  • Stuart Yikona, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice, East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank, USA
  • Mohamed Rezwan Abdullah Ismail, Director, Financial Conglomerates Supervision, Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Dr Han Hwee Chong, Partner - Financial Services Risk Management, Ernst & Young Malaysia Advisory Services (moderator)
10.30AM Networking & Refreshments, Exhibition Showcase
Plenary Session 6
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
11.00AM Future of Financial Services with FinTech and RegTech - What is instore for Anti Financial Crime Professionals 

Speakers: 
Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz,
President, Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM)
Matteo Rizzi,
Co-Founder, FinTechStage and Venture Partner, NEVA FinVentures
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
Concurrent Session 5
Money Services Businesses 
(Venue: Selangor Room)
Concurrent Session 6
(Venue: Melaka Room)
12.00PM
US and International Sanctions

Panellists:

  • Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt,
    Expert, United Nations Panel of Experts, New York, USA
  • Jay Jallorina, Senior Sanctions Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore (moderator)
Risk Based Assessment 2.0 -
What’s next in terms of strengthening MSB’s FC/TF risk mitigation measures

Panellists:
  • Stuart Yikona,
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice, East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank, USA
  • Martin Smith,
    Director of Compliance & Risk, APAC, Travelex, Australia
  • Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) (moderator)
Anti-Bribery and Corruption

Panellists:
  • Gemma Aiolfi,
    Head of Compliance and Corporate
    Governance, Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland
  • Max Heywood,
    Head of Policy & Advocacy Department, Transparency International Secretariat, Germany
  • 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 
(Venue: Selangor Room)
Concurrent Session 9
(Venue: Melaka Room)
2.00PM
Unraveling of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO)

Panellists:
  • Norhaiza Jemon, Director Regulatory Development and Service Division, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM)
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia
  • V. Maslamani,
    Chief Compliance Officer, Al-Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
Latest Threats and Trends of FC/TF using MSB channels

Panellists:
  • Peter Williamson,
    Senior International  Liaison Manager, AUSTRAC
  • Tina Gregorio,
    AML Compliance Director, Southeast Asia Western Union, Philippines
  • Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) (moderator)
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
Future state: The future of public/private AML/CTF information-sharing partnerships

Speakers: Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK

Moderator: Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar,
Director, Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
Plenary Session 8
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.00PM
Cryptocurrencies: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Panellists:
  • Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, FinTechStage and Venture Partner, NEVA FinVentures
  • ​Vijay Ayyar,​ Head of Countries, LUNO, Singapore
  • Mark McKenzie, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision (FFS) & Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS), The South East Asia Central Banks (SEACEN), Malaysia (moderator)
Plenary Session 9
(Venue: Grand Ballroom)
4.45PM A TRUE STORY - Exposé of hidden stories: International Money Laundering

Speaker: Xavier André Justo, 1MDB Whistle-Blower and Former Petrosaudi Director

Moderator: Max Heywood,
Global Advocacy Coordinator, Transparency International, Germany
5.30PM Closing Remarks
5.40PM End of Conference

Note: Agenda is subject to change
Opening Remarks
  • V. Maslamani
    Organising Chairman and Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group (CONG); and
    Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
    V. Maslamani
    Organising Chairman and Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group (CONG); 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).

    Maslamani started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and served in two financial institutions before joining ARBM in 2015. In his 30 years of 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 Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) and was involved in the development of the first Industry Competency Framework under the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM).

    Maslamani 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 Address
  • Datuk Nor Shamsiah Yunus
    Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Datuk Nor Shamsiah Yunus
    Governor,
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus is the 9th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia, assuming office on 1 July 2018. She chairs Bank Negara Malaysia’s Monetary Policy Committee, the Financial Stability Committee and the Financial Stability Executive Committee.

    Prior to her appointment as Governor, she served as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Division of the International Monetary Fund.

    Datuk Nor Shamsiah joined Bank Negara Malaysia in 1987 and has served in various areas including prudential regulations, legislation, policies and guidelines for the financial sector and supervision. She was involved in the financial sector resolution initiatives during the Asian financial crisis. She was instrumental in the formulation and implementation of the Financial Sector Masterplan (2001-2010) and Financial Sector Blueprint (2011-2020) that charted the development of the Malaysian financial system.

    As Deputy Governor from 2010 to 2016, Datuk Nor Shamsiah was responsible for banking, insurance and takaful supervision, financial intelligence and enforcement, talent management, finance and shared services of the central bank. She also represented Bank Negara Malaysia in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Action Task Force.

    Datuk Nor Shamsiah graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).

Special Address
  • Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed
    Director-General,
    National Centre for Governance,
    Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC),
    Prime Minister's Office
    Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed
    Director-General,
    National Centre for Governance,
    Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC),
    Prime Minister's Office


    Tan Sri Abu Kassim bin Mohamed is currently Director-General at the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC), Prime Minister’s Office, Malaysia.

    Tan Sri was appointed as an Investigation Officer at the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) in 1984. He has held various positions, including Director of Planning and Coordination, Director for ACA for the States of Perak and Penang, and Director for Malaysia Anti-Corruption Academy (MACA).

    He also worked with the private sector and was later seconded to Amanah Raya Berhad as Chief Integrity Officer. In 2007 he was appointed to the post of Deputy Director-General, in charge of operations at ACA Malaysia; and in 2010 as Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). From 2016 to 2018 he was Consultant and Advisor at the Centre for Governance and Integrity, University Technology MARA.

    Besides a remarkable career progression at ACA/MACC, Tan Sri also participated in numerous Anti-Corruption activities. He was a member of the INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC), member of the Executive Committee for the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities (IAACA) and committee member for the Sheikh Tamim Al Thani Anti-Corruption Excellence Award (ACE).

    In the field of Academics, he has been on the Board of Governors for the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) since 2012, a faculty member at IACA, an Adjunct Professor at the Education and Social Science Faculty of University Industry Selangor, and a Board Director for the Institute of Integrity Malaysia.

    Tan Sri studied at University Science Malaysia and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science. He was later offered a government scholarship to pursue a Masters in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, USA.

Plenary Session 1
  • PANELLIST
    H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO
    British High Commissioner to Malaysia
    H.E. Vicki Treadell CMG, MVO
    British High Commissioner to Malaysia


    I took over as British High Commissioner to Malaysia on 21 October 2014 after four amazing years as British High Commissioner to New Zealand. Before that I had enjoyed four frenetic and fascinating years as British Deputy High Commissioner heading the Western India team based in Mumbai.

    In India I had a business focussed brief as you would expect in India’s commercial and financial capital. The daily cut and thrust of the corporate world with the occasional challenge of a major terrorist incident defined my time in India. I am particularly proud of the work we did to look after British people caught up in the July 2006 and November 2008 terrorist attacks and the support we gave the Indian authorities in tackling these atrocities. Equally in securing Indian investment into the UK, not least Tata Motors acquisition of Jaguar Landrover that secured British manufacturing interests and jobs.

    The challenges and opportunities in New Zealand were different but the job no less interesting. I relished the opportunity to refresh and re-energise the UK/New Zealand relationship. But there was crisis to respond to with the Christchurch earthquake where, once more, being on the ground to look after our people was the first priority as well as securing targeted support to help the New Zealand authorities deal with the disaster and its consequences.

    If we look at the world in the new global context, where the poles of economic and political power are shifting and being redefined, Malaysia is at the heart of ASEAN and the Asia Pacific region, the centre of economic gravity for this century. Our relationship with Malaysia has never been more important and it is essential that we set it in a more modern and relevant context. Our strategic engagement whether on the global opportunity of Islamic Finance, feeding the demand for education, creating jobs and wealth for our people or in working together to encourage moderation and tolerance within and across communities, offers real opportunities. In a fast changing world we must hold onto our shared history and the values at the heart of it. We must celebrate our people to people links. We need to build on this, to see how we can reinforce this through dialogue, genuine engagement and deepening further our trade and investment relationship. We have strong foundations on which to further develop our relationship, a relationship that matters, one that holds true value and mutual benefit as our nations advance in the 21st century.

    Given my own Malaysian roots, my personal heritage having been born in Ipoh, I’d like to think that I’m not just representative of modern multicultural Britain but that I also have great local credentials in terms of understanding Malaysia, its culture, its diversity and its people. I see my career choices to date as having prepared me for this role. There is a blend in my earlier career of policy and service delivery work; my more recent political government-to-government engagement in New Zealand; with my commercial track record, even before Mumbai, when I spent four incredible years as UK Trade & Investment’s Director for the North West of England covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester & Merseyside and Cheshire with responsibility for driving trade and investment as a key pillar of regional economic development. All this has equipped me well for the challenge ahead.

    So, here I am and I want to work with Malaysian partners, in the spirit of friendship and shared interest, to make a difference.

  • Panellist
    Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action
    Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland
    Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action
    Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland


    A barrister by profession, Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013. She has many years of experience in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance.

    Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the Internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich, advising on internal corruption allegations in connection with the US Deferred Prosecution Agreement. She 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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 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, Professor Mark Pieth.

    Gemma also served as an advisor to the UN Independent Inquiry Commission on the Iraq Oil for Food Programme. She is a member of Gray’s Inn, London and a board member of Ethics & Compliance Switzerland.

    Having read 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.

  • Panellist
    Dato' Lim Chee Wee
    Partner,
    Dispute Resolution Division
    Skrine, Malaysia
    Dato' Lim Chee Wee
    Partner,
    Dispute Resolution Division
    Skrine, Malaysia


    Dato’ Lim Chee Wee is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution Division of SKRINE. He is the former president of the Malaysian Bar from 2011 to 2013, former member of the National Unity Consultative Council, and former member of the Operations Review Panel of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He is also a member of the IMDB Task Force for the investigations, prosecution and asset recovery.

    Chee Wee has vast commercial practice experience in commercial and corporate disputes and litigation, including international arbitrations across Asia and Europe. He has worked closely with many clients in managing their cross-border disputes. He primarily acts as Counsel having appeared at all tiers of the Malaysian courts and his litigation work has a particular focus towards corporate and regulatory litigation such as fraud, shareholder disputes, restructuring, asset recovery and insolvency. He has over 40 cases reported in law books.

    He also has an established public and administrative law practice having regularly advised and acted as Counsel for the Malaysian stock exchange and a number of other regulators such as the Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC), Energy Commission (EC) and Securities Industry Dispute Resolution Center (SIDREC) in matters involving rules and regulations and on the exercise of its enforcement powers. His other areas of practice encompass corporate banking, construction and engineering law, reinsurance, trusts and partnership disputes.

    He has been constantly listed in various international legal directories, including Chambers Asia and Legal 500 who have desribed him as a leading practitioner, an excellent lawyer and highly regarded litigator who is tireless in pursuing the interest of his clients.

    Chee Wee graduated from the University of New South Wales, Australia with an LLB and B.Comm (Accounting) degree. He was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in the High Court of Malaya in March 1993 and thereafter started his career at SKRINE. He was made a partner of SKRINE in January 2001.

  • Moderator
    P. Gunasegaram
    Freelance Writer/Columnist & Former Editor
    The Star, The Edge and Malaysian Business
    P. Gunasegaram
    Freelance Writer/Columnist & Former Editor
    The Star, The Edge and Malaysian Business


    P. Gunasegaram is an independent consultant, trainer and writer. He has worked as a journalist, analyst and columnist since 1978. He set up a business news portal, KINIBIZ in 2013, 35 years after he became a business journalist.

    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 was 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.

    Gunasegaram firmly believes in continuing education and in addition to a degree in Physics, he holds an MBA and is a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • MODERATOR
    NATHANIEL TURNER
    Foreign Service Officer
    U.S. Department of State
    NATHANIEL TURNER
    Foreign Service Officer
    U.S. Department of State


    Nathaniel Turner (Nat) is a Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State. In 2016, Nat was seconded to Kuala Lumpur as the Economic Counselor, responsible for trade and investment initiatives, energy cooperation, non-proliferation and sanctions enforcement, environmental cooperation, health diplomacy, as well as economic activities related to ASEAN and APEC.

    Nat sits on the Board of Governors for the American-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), where he advises US firms on the US government’s perspectives pertaining to the business climate in Malaysia. Previously, he served in Brasilia as Deputy Economic Counselor and Acting Economic Counselor for much of his tenure focusing on renewable energy cooperation, infrastructure development and regulatory reforms.

    Washington-based assignments include the Department of State’s Economics Bureau in the Bilateral Trade Office where Nat had responsibility for the South and Central Asia trade portfolios. He served in the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau as Desk Officer for Singapore and Brunei where he represented the Bureau at several Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation rounds. He also worked on food security and financial sector reforms at USAID’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau in the Broad Based Economic Growth Office. Other overseas assignments have included Hong Kong and Cairo.

    Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2002, Nat worked in sales, marketing, product development and management positions in the consumer products, technology and banking industries.

    Nat earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Duke University and completed a Finance and Marketing Executive Education course at the Wharton School of Business.

Plenary Session 2
  • Panellist
    Radish Singh
    Executive Director,
    Financial Advisory Services
    Deloitte Forensic, Singapore
    Radish Singh
    Executive Director,
    Financial Advisory Services
    Deloitte Forensic, Singapore


    Radish Singh 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.

    Radish advises major banks and listed companies on compliance frameworks and regulatory compliance matters. She has held senior roles in regulatory authorities and financial institutions prior to Deloitte.

  • Panellist
    Lim Siew Lee
    Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance
    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), Singapore
    Lim Siew Lee
    Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance
    United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB), Singapore


    Lim Siew Lee is the Executive Director & Group Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/ Sanction Compliance at UOB, Singapore. She oversees the implementation of the AML/CFT/Sanction framework for the Group and is also responsible for ensuring compliance with sanction regulations.

    Throughout her career over the past 20 years, Lim has worked closely with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to provide feedback and guidance on the adoption and implementation of international and local AML/CFT standards and practices. As a supporter of industry initiatives, she has played a pivotal role in notable projects such as the National Know Your Customer Utility and the AML/CFT Industry Partnership. Lim was conferred the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow in 2017.

    She has also participated in international industry forums. Since 2012, she has attended the annual Wolfsberg Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Attended by senior leaders and experts in financial crime compliance, the exclusive forum discusses best practices and addresses emerging global risks and threats. She also speaks at regional events such as the ASEAN Bankers Association’s Building Digital Infrastructure for Inclusive Banking workshop held in Yangon in July 2017, IBF and ACAMs.

    Before joining UOB, Lim held leadership and regional positions at other global financial institutions.

  • Panellist
    Douglas Wolfson
    Director,
    Financial Crime Compliance
    LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia, Hong Kong
    Douglas Wolfson
    Director,
    Financial Crime Compliance
    LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia, Hong Kong


    Douglas Wolfson is Director of Financial Crime Compliance at LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia, headquartered out of Hong Kong. Douglas drives the strategy and product development of leading risk tools used by the biggest banks in the world, to help mitigate financial crime compliance issues.

    He has 18 years of financial services, risk management and international business experience which includes leading risk management departments of the world’s most recognisable financial institutions.

    Topics of interest in his session include:
    • As a way to improve customer onboarding experience, compliance functions need to drive operational efficiencies in this time of heavy workload
    • Credit risk assessment enables companies to expand their markets while reducing risk in their portfolios
    Douglas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Colgate University, New York. He is the co-founder and organising committee member of the Blue Tie Ball in Hong Kong, an event created to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma around mental illness.

  • Moderator
    Andrew Glover
    Regional Director (Asia Pacific)
    International Compliance Association (ICA), Singapore
    Andrew Glover
    Regional Director (Asia Pacific)
    International Compliance Association (ICA), Singapore


    Andrew Glover began his career in the Financial Services sector in 1986 and moved into compliance in 1988. Working mainly in the Product Provider and High Net Worth Individual areas, he has held various management positions covering areas such as business verification, complaints handling and financial promotions. When the Approved Persons regime under the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK arrived, his depth of knowledge led to his formal appointment to the CF10 Controlled Function as Compliance Officer.

    As the impact of AML legislation within the industry increased he concentrated on this area and was appointed to the CF11 Controlled Function of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO), responsible for all aspects of compliance with the regulations and guidance including liaison with Law Enforcement and acting as an expert witness for the prosecution in a number of high profile criminal trials.

    Whilst working as a Compliance practitioner, Andrew was also a keen contributor to Industry Bodies and Working Groups, such as helping to run and organise the Compliance Officer’s Discussion Group (CODG) and sitting on their Conference Boards. In 2003 he formed, and still chairs whenever possible, the Money Laundering Reporting Officer’s Discussion Group (MLRODG) in the UK. The aim of the quarterly MLRODG meetings is to provide a focal point for MLROs to ensure that they remain up to date in a constantly changing environment, to collectively comment on industry developments and to share concerns, best practice and solutions.

    After a career in Financial Services compliance of over 20 years, Andrew joined the International Compliance Association (ICA). His role at the ICA initially focused on the development of the new Financial Crime Prevention courses and the running of the established anti-money laundering courses. At the same time he also worked with the Financial Services Skills Council in the UK to write the National Occupational Standards for MLROs in the UK and those standards are now available to regulators worldwide.

    A subsequent increase in responsibility came with the appointment to Global Director of Education and Training for the ICA. Following the launch of the Singapore Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) Andrew relocated to the ICA Regional Office in Singapore as Regional Director. Andrew also holds the position of Managing Director of International Compliance Training Academy Pte Ltd. and is fully responsible for all aspects of the business.

Plenary Session 3
  • 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. His 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.

    Jay was the head of business development for Wealth-X in Asia, 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, he 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, he 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.

  • Panellist
    Mohd Zabri Adil bin Talib
    Head of Digital Forensics,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia
    Mohd Zabri Adil bin Talib
    Head of Digital Forensics,
    CyberSecurity Malaysia


    Mohd Zabri Adil bin Talib plays a major role in ensuring the competent and efficient operations of the overall strategic direction of CyberSecurity Malaysia’s (CSM) digital forensics services.

    As the Head of CSM Digital Forensics Services, he has vast experience in handling computer crimes, computer-related crimes and forensics examinations for various law enforcement agencies in Malaysia, including handling e-discovery cases for civil claims.

    He has completed the digital evidence case investigation circle by testifying in Malaysia’s Intellectual Property Court, Magistrate Court, Sessions Court, High Court and Royal Commission of Inquiry for many high-profile cases.

    Zabri is the ISC2 ISLA 2011 Managerial Professional for Information Security Project Showcased Honoree for Exemplary Leadership in and Dedication to Enhancing the Information Security Workforce. He is also an ASCLD/LAB Certified Assessor.

  • Moderator
    Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK
    Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK


    Nick J Maxwell leads the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, a research partnership between NJM Advisory and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies.

    The role of the FFIS programme is to examine evidence related to the effectiveness, proportionality and efficiency of public/private information-sharing partnerships, and to share good practice between existing partnership models around the world.

    Nick is the founding Director of NJM Advisory, a research consultancy focused on anti-money laundering issues and public/private collaboration.

    Prior to this role, Nick’s professional career has included Head of Research and Advocacy for Transparency International UK; providing anti-money laundering specialist advice to a NATO taskforce in Afghanistan; managing the International Economics Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs); and leading the public policy function at the ICAEW (one of the largest accountancy institutes in the world).

Concurrent Session 1
  • Panellist
    Sello Moerane
    Coordinator and Head,
    INTERPOL Criminal Networks-Drugs Unit
    General Secretariat, France
    Sello Moerane
    Coordinator and Head,
    INTERPOL Criminal Networks-Drugs Unit
    General Secretariat, France


    Sello Moerane is currently the Coordinator and Head of INTERPOL Criminal Networks-Drugs Unit at the General Secretariat, Lyon, France. He is a Law Enforcement Officer from South Africa with over 22 years of diverse national law enforcement experience.

    Sello served the INTERPOL General Secretariat, Organised and Emerging Crime Directorate for over seven years, thus capable with International Police Cooperation and Law Enforcement coordination in various fields including drug trafficking, illicit substances, money laundering, dark web and virtual use of internet currency to conceal proceeds of illicit gains.

    He has held several leadership positions in both national and international law enforcement, including analysis, crime intelligence, serious and complex crime project leadership. Sello is versatile to crime phenomenon including white collar crimes, virtual internet and kleptocurrency utilised in the concealment of proceeds of crime.

    He holds a Masters in International Security, and Masters in Policing and several undergraduate degrees in the field of police science and international policing.

  • Panellist
    B.C. Tan
    Global Head of Trade Finance Proposition & APAC Head of Risk Proposition
    Refinitiv, Singapore
    B.C. Tan
    Global Head of Trade Finance Proposition & APAC Head of Risk Proposition
    Refinitiv, Singapore


    B.C. Tan is the Global Head of Trade Finance Proposition and the APAC Head of Risk Proposition. Prior to his appointment, B.C. had previously functioned as APAC Head of Customer and 3rd Party Risk, APAC Head of Research and Global Head of Organised Crime Research for World-Check, a Thomson Reuters business.

    He is a specialist in transnational organised crime networks, anti-money laundering, counter-financing of terrorism, narcotics trafficking, human trafficking, Political-Criminal Nexus and Crime-Terror Nexus. He is currently a Research Fellow at the China Centre for Anti-Money Laundering Studies, Fudan University, and a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO).

    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.

Concurrent Session 2
  • Panellist
    Brian Hansen
    Intelligence Officer
    Asia Pacific Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Singapore
    Brian Hansen
    Intelligence Officer
    Asia Pacific Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), Singapore


    Brian Hansen serves as the Intelligence Officer for Asia-Pacific on the Public Private Partnerships Team of the Financial Services Information Sharing & Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). He leads FS-ISAC’s awareness on and expertise in the latest threat intelligence impacting the financial security industry in Asia-Pacific through coordination with internal and external affiliates, government organisations and law enforcement on threat and resilience issues.

    Prior to his time at FS-ISAC, Brian worked for the Pharmaceutical Security Institute as the Senior Intelligence Analyst directly coordinating production of intelligence analysis on criminal involvement with global counterfeit pharmaceutical networks, including cyber-based networks. He served in the U.S. Department of Defense in intelligence and foreign affairs roles of increasing responsibility for 26 years, culminating as the Principal Intelligence Officer for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, with responsibility for Taiwan, China, North and South Korea, Japan and Mongolia.

    Brian received his Master of Arts in Global Affairs from George Mason University, USA, focusing on global conflict and security. He is fluent in Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.

  • Panellist
    Inderjit Singh
    Senior Regional Compliance Officer, Southeast Asia
    MoneyGram International, Malaysia
    Inderjit Singh
    Senior Regional Compliance Officer, Southeast Asia
    MoneyGram International, Malaysia


    Inderjit Singh is MoneyGram’s Senior Regional Compliance Officer for Southeast Asia, overseeing business partners in Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Based in Kuala Lumpur, he is primarily responsible to ensure business partners comply with MoneyGram’s policies and expectations, in addition to applicable in-country regulatory requirements. In his role, he implements various review procedures to assess each partner’s compliance controls along with financial transaction activities, and recommends appropriate corrective actions to mitigate any existing or potential compliance risk.

    Prior to joining MoneyGram, Inderjit had served the financial services industry for over 12 years in the areas of audit, compliance, AML/CFT, fraud prevention and risk management.

    Inderjit holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

  • Moderator
    Nik Mohamed Din Bin Nik Musa
    Director,
    Money Services Business Regulation Department
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Nik Mohamed Din Bin Nik Musa
    Director,
    Money Services Business Regulation Department
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Nik Mohamed Din bin Nik Musa (Nik) is the Director of Money Services Business Regulation Department of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) since July 2016. He is responsible for the regulation, supervision and development of the exchange currency, money remittance and currency wholesale business in Malaysia.

    Prior to this, Nik was Director of Malaysia International Islamic Financial Centre (MIFC) Promotions Unit and was responsible for the development and promotion of the MIFC initiative. Previously, he was attached to the Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, overseeing the strategic development and product approval for Islamic banking.

    He commenced his career with BNM in 1991 where he served at the Regulation Department until 1996. He was seconded to the Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA) to oversee and develop the Labuan International Business & Financial Centre (IBFC), Malaysia’s premier international financial centre.

    Nik graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol in 1991. He later obtained a Master in Business Administration from Warwick Business School of the University of Warwick in 2000.

Concurrent Session 3
  • Panellist
    Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon
    Director,
    Prudential Financial Policy
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon
    Director,
    Prudential Financial Policy
    Bank Negara Malaysia


    Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon joined the Regulation Department of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) in August 1996. She was actively involved in the restructuring of the banking sector during the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s. She has undertaken various functions, including formulation of prudential and strategic banking policies, financial surveillance and developmental policies for small and medium-sized enterprises.

    She moved to the Financial Sector Development Department in 2006, responsible for developing strategic policies for banking institutions and insurance companies, facilitating mergers and acquisitions, as well as liberalisation of the financial sector and trade negotiations. Cindy was appointed Director of the Banking Supervision Department in 2014, where she was responsible for the supervision of foreign banks, stand-alone Islamic banks, stand-alone investment banks and development of financial institutions.

    In 2018, she was appointed Director of the Prudential Financial Policy Department and has been responsible for developing and maintaining a strong prudential framework for the banking and insurance sectors.

    Cindy has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Warwick Business School, Warwick University, United Kingdom, and professional qualifications from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

  • Panellist
    Natasha Ishak
    Senior Manager
    Banking & Financial Sevices, Hays Malaysia
    Natasha Ishak
    Senior Manager
    Banking & Financial Sevices, Hays Malaysia


    Natasha Ishak comes from an Engineering background and has extensive recruitment experience. Upon joining Hays she started building the Banking & Financial Services-focused recruitment business and through a 360-degree approach of networking with the market, she has positioned herself as a recruiting expert within the Malaysian recruitment industry.

    She has successfully established herself as one of the top-performing consultants in the country. She has since expanded the business at Hays, building four high performing specialisms – Hays Banking, Hays Insurance, Hays Finance Technology and Hays Accountancy & Finance. Natasha is now leading a team of 21 specialised consultants within these areas, working very closely with the industry.

    In recent years, Natasha has further specialised into Compliance recruitment for Banking & Financial Services and has also worked on various C-level vacancies, as well as Board of Directors’ positions within Malaysia.

    Her industry exposure includes:
    1. Panellist Speaker for:
      • Merdeka Roundtable Awards – Turning the Tide: Brain Drain to Brain Gain (Astro Awani 501)
      • Islamic FinTech Dialogue – Smart Contract and Robo-Advisory: Codifying Shariah Contracts
    2. Interview article for Reuter’s
      • Robo Advisors Ready to MorphMalaysia’s Islamic Finance Industry
    3. Gender Diversity Talk for Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad
    4. Moderator for CFA Career Day
      • Emblaze: Enlightening Future Trends in the Investment & Finance Industry

  • Moderator
    Jaya Kohli
    Director,
    Strategy, Policy Development & Research
    Asian Institute of Finance (AIF), Malaysia
    Jaya Kohli
    Director,
    Strategy, Policy Development & Research
    Asian Institute of Finance (AIF), Malaysia


    Jaya is a seasoned HR professional who is passionate about talent and diversity. She is currently leading the Strategy, Policy Development & Research Division at Asian Institute of Finance (AIF). She has previously worked with various blue chip organisations namely PwC, Aon, Nokia and GE in Asia and Europe.

    She has many years of experience in human resources, service delivery and product management across the public sector, telecommunications, financial services and consumer goods. Jaya has vast experience working with and leading multicultural teams across various countries and has been responsible for designing and implementing Assessment/Development Centres for employees at different levels for selection/promotion/development and succession planning purposes. She has been involved in both designing and as an assessor for various assessment centres for companies across APAC.

    Jaya also has experience in designing talent management strategy, high-potential identification and development programmes.

Plenary Session 4
  • Panellist
    Supt Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain
    Head of Investigation and Legal Unit,
    Counter-Terrorism Division
    Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police
    Supt Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain
    Head of Investigation and Legal Unit,
    Counter-Terrorism Division
    Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police


    Supt. Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain is Head of Investigation and Legal Unit, Counter-Terrorism Division, Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police (RMP).

    With over 27 years of experience in policing and security works, he has held various positions in criminal, narcotics and commercial crime investigations within RMP, including Lecturer of Laws at the Malaysian Police Training Centre.

    Supt. Padzli holds a Bachelor of Law degree from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Master of Laws from University of Malaya (UM).

  • Panellist
    Matthew Ortiz-Kelley
    Special Agent,
    Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG)
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA
    Matthew Ortiz-Kelley
    Special Agent,
    Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG)
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA


    Matthew Ortiz-Kelley is a Special Agent working out of Los Angeles, California. He works on matters related to counter-terrorism.

    Currently he is working on a temporary assignment at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines, focusing on the Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG).

    Prior to the Bureau, Matt served in the United States Marine Corps, after which he worked as a security consultant in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

  • Panellist
    Police Chief Inspector Ivan D Abesa
    Legal Officer,
    Directorate for Intelligence/Intelligence Group
    Philippine National Police
    Police Chief Inspector Ivan D Abesa
    Legal Officer,
    Directorate for Intelligence/Intelligence Group
    Philippine National Police


    PCI Ivan D Abesa is the Legal Officer of the Philippine National Police Directorate for Intelligence and Intelligence Group. He was assigned to the Intelligence Group as a contact person for the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat for information-sharing and joint investigation of money laundering and terrorism financing cases.

    PCI Ivan is one of the pioneering members of the Joint Terrorism Financing Investigation Group (JTFIG), an inter-agency information exchange and investigation collaboration among Philippine Law Enforcement Agencies and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which provides significant information both in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism financing and other terrorism-related offenses.

    He attended various trainings, workshops and conferences on terrorism and terrorism financing sponsored by the Anti-Money Laundering Council, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and US FBI.

    PCI Ivan is focal person for the PNP Intelligence Group in the Philippines’ National Risk Assessment and Asia Pacific Group (APG) 2018 Mutual Evaluations.

  • Panellist
    Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
    Ahmad El-Muhammady
    Counter-Terrorism Analyst
    International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)


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

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

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

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

    Some of his publications include:
    • Countering the Threat of Daesh 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 Religion-Political Context, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (Special Issue), Hendorn, Virginia, USA, International Institute of Islamic Thought, vol. 32, Summer 2013

  • MODERATOR
    Thomas Koruth Samuel
    Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division,
    Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT)
    Thomas Koruth Samuel
    Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division,
    Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT)


    Thomas Koruth Samuel is the Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division (DSCD) with the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), which is under the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

    He started off as a volunteer Health Officer for World Vision East Timor in 2003 and then moved to the Research and Publications division in SEARCCT in 2004. He served as the division’s director from 2010 to 2016 before assuming his current position with the DSCD. His main areas of research include the narratives of terrorists and the subsequent counter-narratives, the radicalisation process, strategic communications and youth involvement in terrorism. He has also written several publications.

    Thomas lectures frequently on counter-terrorism and international security and has led delegations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a Senior Fellow with the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedayah Centre) based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

    Thomas has an honours degree in Biomedical Technology (2000) and Masters in Strategic and Defence Studies (2005) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Keynote Address 2
  • Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus R. Golose
    Bali Chief of Police
    Counter-Terrorism Task Force
    Indonesian National Police
    Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus R. Golose
    Bali Chief of Police
    Counter-Terrorism Task Force
    Indonesian National Police


    Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus R. Golose is currently the Bali Chief of Police with the rank of Inspector General. He was previously with the Indonesian National Counter-Terrorism Agency or known in the Indonesian language as ‘Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Terorisme’ (BNPT) since it was first established in 2010.

    His positions in BNPT include the Director of Operations and Deputy Head of International Cooperation. Having vast experience in counter-terrorism, he is specially assigned to the Anti-Terror Task Force, Counter Foreign Terrorist Fighters Task Force and the Counter-Terrorism Financing Task Force.

    Apart from his main assignment with the Indonesian National Police, Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus is also a dedicated academic. He obtained his Doctorate from the University of Indonesia and lectures for postgraduate programmes at Indonesia’s Defence University and University of Indonesia.

    Irjen Pol. Dr. Petrus actively contributes articles on terrorism-related issues and his published works include ‘Deradikalisasi Terorisme’ (De-radicalisation of Terrorism) and ‘Invasi Terorisme ke Cyberspace’ (The Invasion of Terrorism into Cyberspace).

Plenary Session 5
  • 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 and served in the Royal Canadian Navy.

    Later he was appointed as Senior Legal Officer with the Royal New Zealand Navy and 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.

    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.

  • Panellist
    Stuart Yikona
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Practice, East Asia & Pacific Region
    World Bank, USA
    Stuart Yikona
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Practice, East Asia & Pacific Region
    World Bank, USA


    Stuart Yikona is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice of the World Bank, in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Prior to joining the World Bank in June 2005, he worked as a Consulting Counsel with the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2005.

    In his current position, he has advised client countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia regions on issues related to combating financial crimes such as corruption; the laundering of proceeds of crimes; delivering capacity building programmes to strengthen client countries’ capacity to combat financial crimes covering the financial sector and law enforcement agencies; and pursuing research on impact of ill-gotten money on the economy.

    He co-authored two reports:
    • Ill-gotten Money and the Economy, Experiences from Malawi and Namibia (2011)
    • Pirate Trails: Tracking the Financial Flows from Piracy off the Horn of Africa (2013)
    A graduate of the University of Zambia School of Law and admitted to the Zambia Bar in 1989, he received his LLM from the University of London in commercial and corporate law, and completed his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) at the University of Virginia Law School specialising in banking law on Insiders and Insider Abuse in Banking Institutions in the United States and Zambia.

  • 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 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’s International Settlement’s Supervision and Implementation Group (SIG) on Stress Testing.

    Rezwan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University, USA.

  • Moderator
    Dr Han Hwee Chong
    Partner,
    Financial Services Risk Management
    Ernst & Young Malaysia Advisory Services
    Dr Han Hwee Chong
    Partner,
    Financial Services Risk Management
    Ernst & Young Malaysia Advisory Services


    Dr Chong Han Hwee (Han) is a Partner with Ernst & Young Advisory Services. Based in Malaysia, he also leads the Financial Services Risk Management and Actuarial practice.

    Han is a risk professional with vast knowledge on a wide spectrum of risk and compliance management practices related to the banking and insurance industry. He advises major financial institutions on risk management issues, AML/CFT, including Basel II & III implementation: credit, market, operational and liquidity risk measurement and management; and risk strategy; and governance. He has served major institutional clients from Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

    Han’s key skills include:
    • Banking Compliance & AML – understanding credit lifecycle, AML and conduct risk
    • Banking Quantitative Models – technical understanding of the requirements for quantitative modelling for credit, market and operational risks
    • Capital Management – proficient in providing strategic advice on Regulatory and Economic Capital framework, including RWA optimisation, RAPM framework and a good understanding of Basel III capital buffer requirements
    • Basel Accord II & III– proficient in providing technical advice on Basel II Pillar I and II risk models, including model development and validation and strategic implementation, and in-depth understanding of Basel III requirements
    • Investment Risk Analytics – excellent analytical skills in assessing investment portfolio risk and proficient in developing asset allocation model
    • Regulatory Reporting – competent in operating in highly regulated industries and proficient in preparing regulatory reports (e.g. development of end-to-end ICAAP for banks)
    Han graduated with a PhD in Economics and a BComm in Economics and Finance (First Class Honours) from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He is also a lifetime member of the Golden Key.

Plenary Session 6
  • Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
    President,
    FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and
    Country Director for World Remit Malaysia & Head for its ASEAN Business, Malaysia
    Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz
    President,
    FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and
    Country Director for World Remit Malaysia & Head for its ASEAN Business, Malaysia


    Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz (Ridzuan) has 20 years of commercially–driven regulatory, compliance and technology experience in Malaysia and Asia Pacific. He is the current President of the FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM); and Country Director for World Remit Malaysia and Head for its ASEAN Business.

    A well-known fintech influencer, Ridzuan headed the compliance function at two foreign banks, co-founded a regional regulatory advisory firm based in Singapore and was a CEO for a subsidiary of a Malaysian PLC that used patented FinTech solutions for one of the Islamic contracts using mobile airtime as the commodity to facilitate funding facility offered by more than 40 financial institutions in Malaysia. Under his visionary leadership, the company expanded its presence in the financial industry with the introduction of a digital banking hub.

    Ridzuan was also included on the Islamica 500 list of people to watch.

  • Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder,
    FinTechStage & Venture Partner
    NEVA FinVentures
    Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder,
    FinTechStage & Venture Partner
    NEVA FinVentures


    Matteo Rizzi has over 20 years of expertise and deep connections amongst global banks, startups and investors. One of the most recognised faces in FinTech globally with numerous accolades and Italian by birth, he is a truly a global executive, conducting business in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

    He 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 expatriate portal that came to life in 2003, way before Facebook was born.

    In 2008, Matteo co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT. This is where he 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. He was an investor and Partner at SBT Venture Capital from 2013 to 2015, one of the first funds solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A). In 2015, he created and co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for investors, innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally.

    From 2015 to 2017, he was Senior Advisor for Omidyar Network, the organisation founded by Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder), investing globally in the Financial Inclusion & Digital Identity Division.

    Financial News nominated Matteo as one of the ‘40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe’ (2014 to 2016) and Bank Innovation named him one of the ‘30 innovators to watch shaping the industry’ in 2014.

    Matteo holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Genova and a postgraduate in Financial Transactions from Solvay Business School.

Concurrent Session 4
  • Panellist
    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert
    United Nations Panel of Experts, USA
    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
    Expert
    United Nations Panel of Experts, USA


    Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt 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 Programme at the United States Institute of Peace.

    From 2008 to 2013, she served as China Advisor and North East Asia Project Director for the International Crisis Group (ICG) 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 neighbouring countries.

    She 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 programme 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 Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (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.

    She 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.

    Stephanie has a Masters in International Relations from The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

  • Panellist
    Jay Jallorina
    Foreign Affairs Officer & Senior Sanctions Advisor
    U.S. Department of State, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, USA
    Jay Jallorina
    Foreign Affairs Officer & Senior Sanctions Advisor
    U.S. Department of State, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, USA


    Jay Jallorina is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State, Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation, where he serves as a Senior Sanctions Advisor. He serves as a member of the team responsible for developing and implementing U.S. policy objectives regarding U.S. government sanctions, with a primary focus on DPRK and Russia.

    Prior to this position, he served as the Acting Deputy Director in the U.S. Department of State, Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures, where in addition to his managerial duties, he provided substantive policy expertise on a range of counter-terrorism finance issues. In 2014, Jay completed a year-long legislative fellowship through Georgetown University serving in the personal office of U.S. Senator, Michael Bennet of Colorado, where he was responsible for policy issues pertaining to finance and entitlement programs.

    He was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of State from 2003-2005, serving rotational assignments in various executive branch offices. He is also an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was commissioned in March 2017 where he currently serves in the Naval Information Force Reserve (NIFR) Unit located at Andrews Air Force Joint Base.

    Jay earned a Masters of Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 1999.

  • 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. His 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.

    Jay was the head of business development for Wealth-X in Asia, 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, he 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, he 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.

Concurrent Session 5
  • Panellist
    Stuart Yikona
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Practice, East Asia & Pacific Region
    World Bank, USA
    Stuart Yikona
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Practice, East Asia & Pacific Region
    World Bank, USA


    Stuart Yikona is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice of the World Bank, in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Prior to joining the World Bank in June 2005, he worked as a Consulting Counsel with the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2005.

    In his current position, he has advised client countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia regions on issues related to combating financial crimes such as corruption; the laundering of proceeds of crimes; delivering capacity building programmes to strengthen client countries’ capacity to combat financial crimes covering the financial sector and law enforcement agencies; and pursuing research on impact of ill-gotten money on the economy.

    He co-authored two reports:
    • Ill-gotten Money and the Economy, Experiences from Malawi and Namibia (2011)
    • Pirate Trails: Tracking the Financial Flows from Piracy off the Horn of Africa (2013)
    A graduate of the University of Zambia School of Law and admitted to the Zambia Bar in 1989, he received his LLM from the University of London in commercial and corporate law, and completed his Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) at the University of Virginia Law School specialising in banking law on Insiders and Insider Abuse in Banking Institutions in the United States and Zambia.

  • Panellist
    Martin Smith
    Director of Compliance and Risk, APAC
    Travelex, Australia
    Martin Smith
    Director of Compliance and Risk, APAC
    Travelex, Australia


    Martin Smith has specialised in financial crime, compliance and risk for over 25 years. He is currently the Asia Pacific Director of Compliance and Risk for Travelex. He previously held senior compliance and financial crime positions with the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Citibank, Goldman Sachs JBWere, HSBC Bank Australia, Ernst & Young and AMP Limited.

    Prior to that, he spent 13 years as an Investigative Accountant with law enforcement bodies including the NSW Corporate Affairs Commission, National Crime Authority, NSW Crime Commission and the Building Industry Task Force.

    Martin holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in accounting); a Graduate Certificate in Security Management and a Graduate Certificate in e-Business. He is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also holds a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training.

  • Moderator
    Shalini Pavithran
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business
    Shalini Pavithran
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business


    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 Service Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia licensed under Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) by the Central Bank of Malaysia, as well as approved MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA.

    In her role, Shalini 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, Shalini had extensive experience in the financial services industry with 20 years of banking experience. She played a key role in various areas including group and branch operations and management, branch development, strategic planning, customer experience management, service quality, business process re-engineering, compliance, risk management, change management, training and development.

    Shalini holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Malaya, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and has completed the Certificate of Legal Practice.

Concurrent Session 6
  • Panellist
    Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action
    Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland
    Gemma Aiolfi
    Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action
    Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland


    A barrister by profession, Gemma Aiolfi has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance & Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013. She has many years of experience in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance.

    Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the Internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich, advising on internal corruption allegations in connection with the US Deferred Prosecution Agreement. She 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 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) 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, Professor Mark Pieth.

    Gemma also served as an advisor to the UN Independent Inquiry Commission on the Iraq Oil for Food Programme. She is a member of Gray’s Inn, London and a board member of Ethics & Compliance Switzerland.

    Having read 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.

  • Panellist
    Max Heywood
    Global Head of Policy & Advocacy
    Transparency International Secretariat, Germany
    Max Heywood
    Global Head of Policy & Advocacy
    Transparency International Secretariat, Germany


    Maximilian Heywood is Global Head of Policy & Advocacy at Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin. Transparency International is a global coalition of non-profit organisations 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 B.Sc. in Economics from Utrecht University and M.Sc. in Public Policy in Latin America from University of Oxford.

  • Moderator
    R. Nadeswaran
    Columnist & Investigative Journalist
    Malaysia
    R. Nadeswaran
    Columnist & Investigative Journalist
    Malaysia


    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 many local and international awards.

    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, Nades has been able to tread the thin line amidst the growing resentment by the establishment against the fourth estate.

    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.

    Nades 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 to date:
    • PKFZ Scandal: Some Untold Stories (2009)
    • Curi Curi Malaysia: The Stories Behind the Stories (2017)
    He is currently working on his third book – New Malaysia: Stories Before and After which is due to be out next year.

    Currently, Nades is a contributor to Malaysiakini and is a member of the Governance Oversight Committee of the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF).

Concurrent Session 7
  • Director
    Norhaiza Jemon
    Director,
    Regulatory Development and Services Division
    Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM)
    Norhaiza Jemon
    Director,
    Regulatory Development and Services Division
    Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM)


    Norhaiza Jemon has been Director of Regulatory Development and Services Division of Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) since October 2017.

    Prior to her current position, Norhaiza served as Head of Law Reform Section of the Corporate Development and Policy Division of SSM. She is also the Project Manager for Dynamic Legal Framework under the Second Strategic Direction Plan of SSM, an initiative to create a conducive business environment in Malaysia through the review of legislations under the purview of SSM. Under the project, SSM implemented the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2012 in 2013, as well on the new Companies Act 2016 and the Interest Schemes Act 2016, which were both implemented on 31 January 2017.

    She joined SSM in July 2004 and graduated with LLB (Hons) from Coventry University, United Kingdom.

  • 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 and served in the Royal Canadian Navy.

    Later he was appointed as Senior Legal Officer with the Royal New Zealand Navy and 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.

    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.

  • Moderator
    V. Maslamani
    Organising Chairman and Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group (CONG); and
    Chief Compliance Officer, Al Rajhi Bank, Malaysia
    V. Maslamani
    Organising Chairman and Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group (CONG); 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).

    Maslamani started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and served in two financial institutions before joining ARBM in 2015. In his 30 years of 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 Financial Sector Talent Enrichment Programme (FSTEP) and was involved in the development of the first Industry Competency Framework under the Institute of Bankers Malaysia (IBBM).

    Maslamani 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).

Concurrent Session 8
  • Panellist
    Peter Williamson
    Senior International Liaison Manager
    AUSTRAC
    Peter Williamson
    Senior International Liaison Manager
    AUSTRAC


    Peter Williamson is the Senior International Liaison Manager ASEAN for Australia's Financial Intelligence & Partnerships Unit, AUSTRAC.

    Based in Kuala Lumpur at the Australian High Commission, Pete is responsible for continuing to build close cooperation between the financial intelligence units of Australia and Malaysia as well as improving the flow of financial intelligence across the ASEAN region to counter the financing of terrorism. He works closely with Bank Negara Malaysia's Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department to co-design opportunities to share financial intelligence about terrorism financing, money laundering and other serious crimes that impact Australia, Malaysia and other partners in the region.

    Prior to commencing his role in Malaysia earlier this year, Pete held a number roles with AUSTRAC including managing Australia's leadership in international forums such as the FATF and as a senior counter-terrorism financing analyst. He has previously managed AUSTRAC's partnership programme with Indonesia's financial intelligence unit and has held other roles in AUSTRAC's international engagement, intelligence and advanced analytics areas.

    Pete holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and is working on improving his Bahasa skills where he can.

  • Panellist
    Tina Gregorio
    AML Compliance Director, Southeast Asia
    Western Union, Philippines
    Tina Gregorio
    AML Compliance Director, Southeast Asia
    Western Union, Philippines


    Tina Gregorio is currently AML Compliance Director Southeast Asia, Western Union (WU), overseeing Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore and Philippines.

    Prior to WU, she was the Chief Compliance Officer of an international insurance company and top credit card company in the Philippines where she implemented regulatory compliance, money laundering and terrorism financing prevention, corporate governance, fraud, anti-bribery and corruption and privacy programmes.

    She is a lawyer by profession and has spent several years as a capital markets specialist. She held legal and compliance roles in both the equities and debt markets. Tina was also part of the AGILE-USAID project assigned to provide technical assistance to the Philippines Securities & Exchange Commission, Central Bank and Department of Trade & Industry. She practiced law for several years handling criminal and civil cases.

    Tina received her Juris Doctor Degree from the Ateneo de Manila University.

  • MODERATOR
    Shalini Pavithran
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business
    Shalini Pavithran
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Malaysian Association of Money Services Business


    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 Service Business (MSB) companies in Malaysia licensed under Money Services Business Act 2011 (MSBA) by the Central Bank of Malaysia, as well as approved MSB agents to principal licensees under the MSBA.

    In her role, Shalini 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, Shalini had extensive experience in the financial services industry with 20 years of banking experience. She played a key role in various areas including group and branch operations and management, branch development, strategic planning, customer experience management, service quality, business process re-engineering, compliance, risk management, change management, training and development.

    Shalini holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Malaya, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and has completed the Certificate of Legal Practice.

Concurrent Session 9
  • Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Zarifa Izan Zainol Abidin
    Deputy Director,
    Financial Intelligence & 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.

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

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

Plenary Session 7
  • Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK
    Nick Maxwell
    Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
    RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK


    Nick J Maxwell leads the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, a research partnership between NJM Advisory and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies.

    The role of the FFIS programme is to examine evidence related to the effectiveness, proportionality and efficiency of public/private information-sharing partnerships, and to share good practice between existing partnership models around the world.

    Nick is the founding Director of NJM Advisory, a research consultancy focused on anti-money laundering issues and public/private collaboration.

    Prior to this role, Nick’s professional career has included Head of Research and Advocacy for Transparency International UK; providing anti-money laundering specialist advice to a NATO taskforce in Afghanistan; managing the International Economics Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs); and leading the public policy function at the ICAEW (one of the largest accountancy institutes in the world).

  • Moderator
    Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar
    Director, Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department
    Bank Negara Malaysia
    Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar
    Director, Financial Intelligence & 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.

    He 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 (IIUM).

Plenary Session 8
  • Panellist
    Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder,
    FinTechStage & Venture Partner
    NEVA FinVentures
    Matteo Rizzi
    Co-Founder,
    FinTechStage & Venture Partner
    NEVA FinVentures


    Matteo Rizzi has over 20 years of expertise and deep connections amongst global banks, startups and investors. One of the most recognised faces in FinTech globally with numerous accolades and Italian by birth, he is a truly a global executive, conducting business in Italian, English, French and Spanish.

    He 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 expatriate portal that came to life in 2003, way before Facebook was born.

    In 2008, Matteo co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of SWIFT. This is where he 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. He was an investor and Partner at SBT Venture Capital from 2013 to 2015, one of the first funds solely dedicated to FinTech investment (Series A). In 2015, he created and co-founded www.FinTechStage.com, a platform for investors, innovators and start-ups to foster FinTech innovation globally.

    From 2015 to 2017, he was Senior Advisor for Omidyar Network, the organisation founded by Pierre Omidyar (eBay founder), investing globally in the Financial Inclusion & Digital Identity Division.

    Financial News nominated Matteo as one of the ‘40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe’ (2014 to 2016) and Bank Innovation named him one of the ‘30 innovators to watch shaping the industry’ in 2014.

    Matteo holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Genova and a postgraduate in Financial Transactions from Solvay Business School.

  • Panellist
    Vijay Ayyar
    Head of Countries
    LUNO, Singapore
    Vijay Ayyar
    Head of Countries
    LUNO, Singapore


    Vijay Ayyar heads global country operations across 40 markets at Luno. Prior to this, he worked at Google in roles across YouTube, Chromecast and Adwords. He also spent a number of years at PwC and Ipsos, where he ran consulting projects for private and public sector clients on engagements ranging from network security and risk management to market-entry strategies.

    Vijay holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT in India and an MBA from INSEAD.

  • Moderator
    Mark Mckenzie
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Financial Stability and Supervision (FSS) & Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS)
    The South East Asia Central Banks (SEACEN), Malaysia
    Mark Mckenzie
    Senior Financial Sector Specialist
    Financial Stability and Supervision (FSS) & Payment and Settlement Systems (PSS)
    The South East Asia Central Banks (SEACEN), Malaysia


    Mark McKenzie joined The SEACEN Centre as a Senior Financial Sector Specialist in the Financial Stability and Supervision & Payment and Settlement Systems (FSS/PSS) division in 2016. He is an accomplished professional in the field of financial regulations and supervision with over 25 years of 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. Prior to that, he was the Director of Policy Research and Statistics at the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission. His experience also includes working with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. Mark frequently serves as an external financial sector technical assistance advisor 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.

    He 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 Toastmasters International, a world leader in communication and leadership development, for more than 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.

Plenary Session 9
  • Xavier Andre Justo
    1MDB Whistle-Blower and Former Banker
    Xavier Andre Justo
    1MDB Whistle-Blower and Former Banker


    Xavier André Justo spent more than 20 years in various Swiss banks and also managed his own assets portfolio management company in Geneva until 2009. He then moved to London to work for Petrosaudi from 2010 to 2011.

    He is the first person that gave strong evidence and data in 2015 showing that 1MDB-Petrosaudi was a scam. This resulted in investigations by different countries and probably also helped remove a kleptocratic government. Xavier was imprisoned in Thailand for 18 months under false charges and came back to Geneva after his release in December 2016.

    Since then he has filed various criminal charges in Switzerland and in the UK against two former executives of Petrosaudi and an ex-UK policeman for manipulation, endangering life, money laundering and ten others charges.

    Xavier is currently working in real estate in Geneva and also has a consulting firm. He is still pursuing all those involved in this scandal.

  • Moderator
    Max Heywood
    Global Head of Policy & Advocacy
    Transparency International Secretariat, Germany
    Max Heywood
    Global Head of Policy & Advocacy
    Transparency International Secretariat, Germany


    Maximilian Heywood is Global Head of Policy & Advocacy at Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin. Transparency International is a global coalition of non-profit organisations 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 B.Sc. in Economics from Utrecht University and M.Sc. in Public Policy in Latin America from University of Oxford.

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EXHIBITORS
ACAMS

ACAMS is the international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime detection and prevention professionals, from a wide range of industries, in both the public and private sectors.

ACAMS has grown to over 65,000 members in 175 countries/regions, with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance, and career advancement including certification, moneylaundering.com (the industry’s leading online news and information resource), ACAMS Today (the premier AML magazine), international conferences, full day symposia, web seminars, customized training and peer networking opportunities.

The CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professional worldwide. Candidates who pass the rigorous CAMS examination distinguish themselves as experts fully qualified for the demanding anti-money laundering duties in business and government.


Website: www.acams.org




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.

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FICO

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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.


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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




IHS Markit

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions.

Website: ihsmarkit.com




INTERNATIONAL COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATION

ICA is the professional membership and awarding body for regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals globally. We provide a wealth of knowledge, tools, resources and practical support to compliance professionals at all stages of their career. This vibrant community of specialists, regulators and practitioners looks to ICA for inspirational and unparalleled professional development in order to meet their demands and challenges in an ever-changing environment. Being a member of ICA’s global community demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of practice and conduct, enhances your professional reputation and employability and, significantly protects and improves the performance of your organisation.

From offices across the globe, ICA also provides certifications and professional qualifications in anti money laundering, governance, risk and compliance, and financial crime prevention. The qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester and represent the highest level of academic achievement and commitment to professionalism. The training leading to the award of ICA qualifications is provided by a number of preferred partners across the globe including International Compliance Training, our primary and longest established training partner.

Website: www.int-comp.org




TESS INTERNATIONAL GROUP

TESS International is a leading regional Financial Crime Solutions provider, specialising in Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF), Financial Fraud Detection, Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML), Compliance Matrix and FATCA. Working with the latest cutting-edge technology coupled with impeccable customer service, our organization has culminated over a decade’s worth of experience of implementing practical and tech savvy solutions across a multitude of financial institutions - and we’re just getting started. “Re-Inventing Banking Through Innovation” – the tagline used by TESS and this is where our experience in IT within the banking industry matters! TESS is the exclusive developer of CORAL™ Suite of Financial Solutions, where all the solutions are designed “By Bankers, For Bankers” equipped with excellent R&D Capabilities and Right Domain Knowledge.

Website: www.tessinternational.com


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 10th 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 served basis.


PRE- CONFERENCE MASTERCLASS (Monday, 29 October 2018)
1.30PM Registration
2.00PM Introduction to Terrorism Financing — Setting the Scene

Mohd Fuad Arshad,
Deputy Director of Financial, Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia
2.30PM Understanding the Ideology of Terrorism
  • Types of terrorist groups and prevailing ideologies
  • Terrorist cells and their motivation for terrorism
  • Sources of financing for terrorism activities
Thomas Koruth Samuel, Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division, South-East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT)
3.00PM Experience-Sharing: International Terrorist Database and Pitfalls
  • Who is who in international database
  • Details you need to know of the databases available
  • Pitfalls and implications of a centralized and secure reference for the global terrorists
Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore
3.30PM Refreshments
4.00PM Counter Terrorist Measures and Enforcement
  • Disruption efforts and leveraging sources of security intelligence
  • Effective methods of disruption
  • Successful foiled attempts
  • Technology use for increased detection capabilities
  • How can banks join-in the efforts to disrupt terrorism activities?
​Matthew Ortiz-Kelley, Special Agent, Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA

Police Chief Inspector Ivan D Abesa, Legal Officer, Directorate for Intelligence/Intelligence Group, Philippine National Police
4.45PM The Malaysian Scenario – Domestic Efforts and Success in Combating Terrorism Financing
  • Connecting the dots on the money trail
  • Usage of tools to identify TF
  • Hard approach / soft approach
  • Business and financing models of terrorist groups
  • Case studies of successes
Supt. Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain, Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Division, Royal Malaysia Police
5.30PM Ends
  • Masterclass is limited to reporting institutions only (banks/money services) – no lawyers, vendors/ academicians/ members of public)


SPEAKERS
MOHD FUAD ARSHAD 
Deputy Director,
Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department
Bank Negara Malaysia


Mohd Fuad Arshad is Deputy Director of the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). He is currently leading the Enforcement and Financial Investigations Division which is mandated to carry out enforcement actions on breaches by authorised and unauthorised persons against the relevant Acts and Regulations.

He previously led the Analysis Division, in-charge of AML/CFT tactical, macro and surveillance analysis, as well as data management and forensic computing.

Fuad joined BNM in 2002 as an analyst in the Financial Intelligence Unit and subsequently served as a Manager overseeing the function of Policy and Strategy Development in the same department. At a regional level, he has been involved in various projects related to AML/CFT researches, strategic implementations and technical assistance.

THOMAS KORUTH SAMUEL
Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division (DSCD),
Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), Malaysia


Thomas Koruth Samuel is the Director of the Digital Strategic Communications Division (DSCD) with the Southeast Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT), which is under the purview of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia.

He started off as a volunteer Health Officer for World Vision East Timor in 2003 and then moved to the Research and Publications division in SEARCCT in 2004. He served as the division’s director from 2010 to 2016 before assuming his current position with the DSCD. His main areas of research include the narratives of terrorists and the subsequent counter-narratives, the radicalisation process, strategic communications and youth involvement in terrorism. He has also written several publications.

Thomas lectures frequently on counter-terrorism and international security and has led delegations for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a Senior Fellow with the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedayah Centre) based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Thomas has an honours degree in Biomedical Technology (2000) and Masters in Strategic and Defence Studies (2005) from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

JAY JHAVERI
Head of Asia,
Captis Intelligence, Singapore


Jay Jhaveri heads the Asia sales effort of Captis Intelligence. His 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.

Jay was the head of business development for Wealth-X in Asia, 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, he 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, he 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.

MATTHEW ORTIZ-KELLEY
Special Agent,
Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA


Matthew Ortiz-Kelley is a Special Agent working out of Los Angeles, California. He works on matters related to counter-terrorism.

Currently he is working on a temporary assignment at the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines, focusing on the Joint Terrorism Financial Investigation Group (JTFIG).

Prior to the Bureau, Matt served in the United States Marine Corps, after which he worked as a security consultant in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

POLICE CHIEF INSPECTOR IVAN D ABESA
Legal Officer, Directorate for Intelligence/Intelligence Group
Philippine National Police


PCI Ivan D Abesa is the Legal Officer of the Philippine National Police Directorate for Intelligence and Intelligence Group. He was assigned to the Intelligence Group as a contact person for the Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat for information-sharing and joint investigation of money laundering and terrorism financing cases.

PCI Ivan is one of the pioneering members of the Joint Terrorism Financing Investigation Group (JTFIG), an inter-agency information exchange and investigation collaboration among Philippine Law Enforcement Agencies and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which provides significant information both in the investigation and prosecution of terrorism financing and other terrorism-related offenses.

He attended various trainings, workshops and conferences on terrorism and terrorism financing sponsored by the Anti-Money Laundering Council, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) and US FBI.

PCI Ivan is focal person for the PNP Intelligence Group in the Philippines’ National Risk Assessment and Asia Pacific Group (APG) 2018 Mutual Evaluations.

SUPT. MOHD PADZLI MOHD ZAIN
Head of Investigation and Legal Unit, Counter-Terrorism Division
Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police


Supt. Mohd Padzli Mohd Zain is Head of Investigation and Legal Unit, Counter-Terrorism Division, Special Branch, Royal Malaysia Police (RMP).

With over 27 years of experience in policing and security works, he has held various positions in criminal, narcotics and commercial crime investigations within RMP, including Lecturer of Laws at the Malaysian Police Training Centre.

Supt. Padzli holds a Bachelor of Law degree from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Master of Laws from University of Malaya (UM).


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.


Click Here to Download Brochure


CONFERENCE FEE
Fees per person Standard Fee
Group Discount
Conference Day 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.
Please email us at ifctf@aif.org.my to verify your eligibility.

CPD POINTS  
Institutions AICB  BAR COUNCIL MTA  MITBA  MICPA 
Masterclass 3 2 2 2  NIL
IFCTF conference  12 10 8 16 16 
*This conference is HRDF, CPD 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 24 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 CRYSTAL EDGE SDN BHD.
  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 the conference warranted by whatsoever circumstances or reasons.

PRESENTATION SLIDES

Day One


Special Address
  • Tan Sri Abu Kassim Mohamed, Director-General, National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC), Prime Minister's Office - Link to slides

Plenary Session 1: Transforming governance in government-related entities - What it means to compliance in the financial services sector
  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance, Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland - Link to slides

Plenary Session 2: Convergence and unification of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) across Fraud, AML, Tax Evasion and Cybersecurity
  • Radish Singh, Executive Director, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Forensic, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Lim Siew Lee, Group Head of AML/CFT/ Sanctions, UOB Group, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Douglas Wolfson, Director Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia, Hong Kong - Link to slides

Plenary Session 3: Menace of the Dark and Deep Web - Navigating the challenges
  • Jay Jhaveri, Head of Asia, Captis Intelligence, Singapore - Link to slides
  • Mohd Zabri Adil Bin Talib, Head of Digital Forensic, Cybersecurity Malaysia - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 1: Combating human, drugs and wildlife trafficking
  • Sello Moerane, Coordinator and Head of INTERPOL Criminal Networks-Drugs Unit, General Secretariat, France - Link to slides
  • B.C. Tan, Head of Risk Proposition, Asia Pacific, Refinitiv - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 2: Transforming MSB Compliance: Best practices in data collection, analytics and technology to enhance ongoing monitoring
  • Nik Mohamed Din Bin Nik Musa, Director, Money Service Business Regulations Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 3: Best practices in Employee Screening
  • Cindy Siah Hooi Hoon, Director, Prudential Financial Policy, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides
  • Natasha Ishak, Senior Manager, Banking & Financial Services, HAYS Malaysia - Link to slides

Plenary Session 4: De-radicalization of Terrorists and Sympathizers
  • Ahmad El-Muhammady, Counter-Terrorism Analyst, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) - Link to slides
Day Two


Plenary Session 5: Anti-money laundering risk assessments – Aligning to current needs
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia - Link to slides
  • Stuart Yikona, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice, East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank, USA - Link to slides
  • Dr Han Hwee Chong, Partner - Financial Services Risk Management, Ernst & Young Malaysia Advisory Services - Link to slides

Plenary Session 6: Future of Financial Services with FinTech and RegTech - What is instore for Anti Financial Crime Professionals
  • Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz, President, Fintech Association of Malaysia (FAOM) - Link to slides
  • Matteo Rizzi, Co-Founder, FinTechStage and Venture Partner, NEVA FinVentures - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 4: US and International Sanctions
  • Jay Jallorina, Senior Sanctions Advisor, U.S. Department of State - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 5: Risk Based Assessment 2.0 - What’s next in terms of strengthening MSB’s FC/TF risk mitigation measures
  • Stuart Yikona, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Practice, East Asia and the Pacific Region, World Bank, USA - Link to slides
  • Martin Smith, Director of Compliance & Risk, APAC, Travelex, Australia - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 6: Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Gemma Aiolfi, Head of Compliance and Corporate Governance, Basel Institute on Governance, Switzerland - Link to slides
  • Max Heywood, Head of Policy & Advocacy Department, Transparency International Secretariat, Germany - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 7: Unraveling of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO)
  • Norhaiza Jemon, Director Regulatory Development and Service Division, Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) - Link to slides
  • Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Australia - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 8: Latest Threats and Trends of FC/TF using MSB channels
  • Peter Williamson, Senior International Liaison Manager, AUSTRAC - Link to slides

Concurrent Session 9: National Risk Assessment: Outcome and intended measures
  • Zariffa Izan Zainol Abidin, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence & Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia - Link to slides

Plenary Session 7: Future state: The future of public/private AML/CTF information-sharing partnerships
  • Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies and NJM Advisory, UK - Link to slides

Plenary Session 8: Cryptocurrencies: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
  • ​Vijay Ayyar,​ Head of Countries, LUNO, Singapore - Link to slides
  • ​Mark McKenzie, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial Stability and Supervision, SEACEN - Link to slides

Plenary Session 9: A TRUE STORY - Exposé of hidden stories: International Money Laundering
  • Xavier André Justo, 1MDB Whistle-Blower and Former Petrosaudi Director - Link to slides


For all registration matters regarding the International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2018, please contact the IFCTF Secretariat: 

Crystal Edge Sdn Bhd
Address: Unit 7-02B, Level 2, Tower 7, UOA Business Park, No. 1, Seksyen U1, Jalan Pengaturcara U1/51a, Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor

Name : Ms. Esther
Tel : +6012-638 3850
Email Address ifctf@aif.org.my

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 prior and 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. 

To make room reservation, please call 603 2074 3584 and quote #IFCTF2018 to enjoy this special rate. Alternatively, you can book the room directly here on Shangri-La's website.

Here are the steps for direct booking on the website:
1) Click here to go to Shangri-La's website.
2) Select Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur and enter all the stay requirements such as check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.

3) Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter the Group Code (AIF291018).

4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.

5) Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.


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


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    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?
    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? 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. Fee is RM13nett upon validation at the registration counter on event day.

  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.