How the Private Sector Can Play an Active Role in Public-Private Partnerships

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How the Private Sector Can Play an Active Role in Public-Private Partnerships


19 Nov 2020 @ 10:00 am (+8 GMT)

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have demonstrated vast potential to elicit both fiscal and wider economic benefits — especially in the sphere of financial services — and is a solid step in the right direction. An effective mechanism that allows for more robust and sounder detection of criminal money flows and networks, the sharing of valuable information between the public and private sector further promotes financial transparency and protects the integrity of the financial system. PPPs require strong cooperation between all parties involved, and while there has been significant progress on information sharing between financial institutions and law enforcement in recent years, there is much room for improvement.

How the Private Sector Can Play an Active Role in Public-Private Partnerships

In this session, we focus on the importance of building strategic relationships between the public and private sector to combat increasingly sophisticated financial crimes effectively; the evolving PPP value chain and the methods of operationalising these partnerships; the obstacles faced by the relevant parties in effecting a successful partnership; and the significance of maintaining the momentum of developing PPP initiatives. Listen to the regulatory perspectives of experienced industry practitioners on the potential of this symbiotic relationship, and gain insights into the initiatives developed and implemented by key organisations — Bank Negara Malaysia, AUSTRAC, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and HM Revenue & Customs, UK — to secure better outcomes for the financial industry.

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Portrait of Asraf Hafizi Mohd
Asraf Hafizi Mohd

Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department

Bank Negara Malaysia

Portrait of Asraf Hafizi Mohd
Asraf Hafizi Mohd

Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department

Bank Negara Malaysia

Asraf is currently supervising the Tactical Analysis Division of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department (FIED), Bank Negara Malaysia, with the principal accountability on analysis and profiling of reports received for financial intelligence and investigation support. He has spent the last 12 years in anti-money laundering/counter financing of terrorism work, encompassing the areas of policy development, risk assessment, national coordination, international relationship, supervision and enforcement. Asraf is a trained assessor for FATF Mutual Evaluation Exercise and has served as a financial assessor for the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) since 2017.

Sam Gibb Cohen HMRC web
Sam Gibb-Cohen

Assistant Director, Financial Fraud Sector Lead

HM Revenue & Customs, UK

Sam Gibb Cohen HMRC web
Sam Gibb-Cohen

Assistant Director, Financial Fraud Sector Lead

HM Revenue & Customs, UK

Sam is Assistant Director at Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and is the Financial Sector Fraud Lead for the Large Business Directorate. Sam is the Public-Private Partnerships Lead for HMRC. He has over 10 years’ tax experience and has had an extensive and varied career in tax compliance, including working in HMRC’s Specialist Investigations (Fraud) and Counter-Avoidance Directorates. Sam’s current role includes acting as Customer Compliance Manager for a number of large multinationals. Sam co-chairs the Tax Evasion Expert Working Group — a key part of the UK’s Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Task Force (JMLIT).

Jackie Clayton BHC web
Jackie Clayton

Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer (FCLO)

British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

Jackie Clayton BHC web
Jackie Clayton

Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer (FCLO)

British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

Jackie is the UK FCLO covering Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, based at the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Her home department — HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) — is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority. Jackie has spent her whole career of more than 30 years within HMRC and its pre-cursor department HM Customs and Excise, working for most of that time in the criminal investigation specialism.

An experienced team leader with expertise in sensitive intelligence collection and the investigation of serious organised crime (SOC), Jackie has led successful investigations into money laundering, tax fraud and smuggling offences (drugs, tobacco and alcohol). She has a track record of effective cross-agency collaboration on operational and policy matters working with the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police Service, Financial Conduct Authority and City of London Police.

Lance Lueck ICE web
Lance Lueck

HSI Country Attaché – Malaysia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Lance Lueck ICE web
Lance Lueck

HSI Country Attaché – Malaysia

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Supervisory Special Agent Lance Lueck leads the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) office at the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Lance started his career in 1991 as a U.S. Customs Inspector in San Diego, California. After seven years working the land, sea and air borders, he was promoted to Special Agent and worked various criminal case disciplines with a focus on Customs, Immigration and Financial crimes enforcement and border security.

After 9/11, he was recruited to work counter-proliferation issues and spent time working undercover and overseas. After he was selected for supervision, he was sent to open the new HSI office in Jerusalem. While in Jerusalem, he set up its Visa Security Unit to detect and deter terrorists from traveling to the USA. Lance spent a tour at ICE headquarters in the Policy and then Financial Unit and led the HSI’s liaison efforts with financial institutions and ACAMS. In 2017, he was selected to lead the Amarillo, Texas investigative office. After two years and the building of a Border Enforcement Security Taskforce (BEST), he was selected to lead the HSI office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lance has a solid background in combating proliferation by attacking the organisations head-on. His methods of uncovering and disrupting their illicit financial networks are proven. He has started to focus on cryptocurrencies and the dark web, which is the new, emerging environment for illegal proliferators. He builds proactive teams and effective partnerships with law enforcement, industry and regulators.

Lance has been assigned to the HSI SAC offices in San Diego, Minneapolis, Dallas and ICE Headquarters, along with overseas tours at the U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Consulate General Jerusalem and currently, the U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur. He spent 23 years in the Army and Navy Reserve (Intelligence Officer) and retired from the military service as a Captain. He is a native of Minnesota, is married and has three children.

Peter Williamson AUSTRAC web
Peter Williamson

Senior Liaison Officer — Southeast Asia

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Peter Williamson AUSTRAC web
Peter Williamson

Senior Liaison Officer — Southeast Asia

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Pete Williamson is the Senior Liaison Officer, Southeast Asia for Australia’s financial intelligence unit, AUSTRAC. Based in Kuala Lumpur at the Australian High Commission, he is responsible for continuing to build close cooperation between AUSTRAC and financial intelligence units across the region. He works closely with Australian government agencies and international partners to co-design opportunities to share financial intelligence about transnational serious organised crime, terrorism financing and money laundering risks that impact Australia and our partner jurisdictions in the region.

Prior to commencing his role in Malaysia in 2018, Peter has held a number of roles with AUSTRAC, including managing Australia’s leadership in international forums such as the FATF and the Egmont Group of financial intelligence units. He has experience as a senior counter terrorism financing analyst, leading AUSTRAC’s contributions to global efforts to better target the financing of foreign terrorist fighters. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Markus Erikson Austrac web
Markus Erikson

Director, Fintel Alliance Operations

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Markus Erikson Austrac web
Markus Erikson

Director, Fintel Alliance Operations

Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Markus Erikson is a Director in the Intelligence division of Australia’s Financial Intelligence Unit, AUSTRAC. Markus has worked alongside law enforcement to target the financial activity of crimes, including sexual servitude, money laundering, corruption and foreign bribery matters. Markus has worked with Australian and international law enforcement agencies to identify criminal behaviour through money flows, embedding financial intelligence into investigations. Markus is currently overseeing AUSTRAC’s public-private partnership, the Fintel Alliance, bringing together 29 government, law enforcement and financial industry partners to tackle complex financial crime.

Daniel Pearson Western Union web
Daniel Pearson

Strategic Intelligence Manager

Western Union, U.S.

Daniel Pearson Western Union web
Daniel Pearson

Strategic Intelligence Manager

Western Union, U.S.

Daniel Pearson has worked in Western Union’s Financial Intelligence Unit since 2014, managing the collection, analysis, production, and dissemination of strategic intelligence targeting transnational organised crime and terrorism. Additionally, Daniel performs the role of Western Union’s seconded representative to AUSTRAC’s public-private partnership, Fintel Alliance. Daniel is a published author in the field of terror finance, has a Master of Science in Applied Intelligence, and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Commercial Law and International Business.

Wong Ai Ping CIMB web
Wong Ai Ping

Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance

CIMB, Malaysia

Wong Ai Ping CIMB web
Wong Ai Ping

Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance

CIMB, Malaysia

Ai Ping has 20 years of working experience in financial services law and compliance, mainly in the UK, and more recently in Malaysia. She has had the opportunity to work in a breadth of organisations — in UK and local banks, a UK regulator and a ‘magic circle’ law firm, as well as an international oil and gas company. Ai Ping is currently the Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance at CIMB.