International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2022 (IFCTF 2022)

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International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2022 (IFCTF 2022)


26 – 27 July 2022 @ 9 am (+8 GMT)
International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing 2022 (IFCTF 2022)

The International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2022 returns this year as an in-person conference on 26 – 27 July 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The New Frontier of Compliance: Adapt, Transform, Collaborate

Jointly organised by AICB and the Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG) and supported by Bank Negara Malaysia, the conference will look at the megatrends of 2022 and how it will transform and impact compliance in the current and future landscape, especially with the emergence of new digital crimes, ESG and environmental crime, and the new role the finance sector will need to play in addressing these issues and challenges.

The conference is expected to attract more than 700 delegates from local and international financial institutions. The keynote address will be delivered by Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Yunus, Governor, Central Bank of Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia).

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Fees

IFCTF 2022
AICB, MII, MAMSB members
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Masterclass

25 July 2022
2.00 pm – 6.00 pm

RM580
RM680

Conference
26 – 27 July 2022
9.00 am – 5.30 pm

RM1,500
RM1,750

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Speakers' Profiles

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Dato’ Fad’l Mohamed, CB

AICB Council Member, Chief Executive Officer

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Malaysia

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Dato’ Fad’l Mohamed, CB

AICB Council Member, Chief Executive Officer

Maybank Investment Bank Berhad, Malaysia

Dato’ Fad’l Mohamed is Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Investment Bank Berhad. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association (MIBA), a Council Member of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), and board member of both the Financial Industry Collective Outreach (FINCO) and the Kuala Lumpur Business Club (KLBC). Dato’ Fad’l also sits on the Industry Advisory Panel for the Joint Sustainable Finance Working Group of the ASEAN Working Committee on Capital Market Development and the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum.

Dato’ Fad’l holds a degree in Law from the University of London and Masters in Business Administration from Imperial College Business School. He is a Chartered Banker awarded by AICB and Chartered Bankers Institute, United Kingdom, and holds a Capital Markets Services Representative’s Licence issued by the Securities Commission, Malaysia.

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Abhishek Chatterjee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tookitaki, Singapore

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Abhishek Chatterjee

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Tookitaki, Singapore

Abhishek Chatterjee is the Founder and CEO of Tookitaki Holding Pte Ltd, a fast-growing FinTech start-up headquartered in Singapore with offices in the US, the UK, and India. As a visionary entrepreneur with more than 15 years of remarkable experience across multiple sectors, including technology, finance, and regulatory compliance, Abhishek acted as a change-maker who has magnified enterprise value and enhanced brand image. He worked in companies like JPMorgan Chase and DoubleClick (now part of Google). Abhishek holds a Master’s Degree in Computational Biology from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University (India).

As a Fintech/RegTech thought leader, Abhishek has been invited to speak at many industry events and had the rare opportunity to present before regulators such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). He is a member of several industry associations and plays an active role in developing the entrepreneurial community in Singapore as a mentor of budding talents. In 2021, he won the SFA Fintech Awards 2021 (Fintech Leader) and was named among the Top 25 RegTech Executives by the Financial Technology Report

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Anna Bleazard

Managing Director

FTI Consulting, Singapore

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Anna Bleazard

Managing Director

FTI Consulting, Singapore

Anna Bleazard is a qualified Chartered Accountant with extensive financial crime compliance, forensic accounting, disputes and litigation support experience.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Anna was with a Big-4 firm from 2007, transferring from the UK to Singapore office in 2011. In her role, Anna specialised in financial crime investigations, advisory and disputes work across Asia Pacific and covering multiple industries including, among others, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and consumer products.

Anna’s experience includes planning, performing and leading complex fraud, corruption, and general compliance investigations across Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific covering a multitude of topics, including asset misappropriation, accounting fraud, bribery & corruption, expense claim fraud, procurement fraud, channel stuffing, kickbacks, conflicts of interest, money laundering and sanctions.

Anna has expertise in performing regulatory investigations and reviews as well as internal control and compliance reviews, including fraud risks, policies, procedures and control gap assessments and investigating and advising on AML, sanctions and financial crime risks.

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Christopher Liu

Chief Compliance Officer

Matrixport Group, Singapore

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Christopher Liu

Chief Compliance Officer

Matrixport Group, Singapore

Christopher Liu is the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) for Matrixport Group and is responsible for the development of the Compliance programme and strategies across all business lines and regions within the group. He is a seasoned compliance leader with 20 years of experience spanning across law enforcement, banking, payments and Fintech. Prior to joining Matrixport, he was the Vice President, Head of Regulatory Compliance for Razer Inc. and the Group Head of Compliance for Wallex Technologies. In those roles, he was instrumental in developing firm-wide compliance frameworks for international payments businesses across various countries and regions.

Christopher started his career with the Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office, a unit within the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force and was involved in the investigation and prosecution of several prominent money laundering cases.

In 2004, he joined Citi Singapore and started his transition from law enforcement to Regulatory Compliance. Between 2004 and 2009, he was with the Citi Singapore country team where he took on various compliance roles culminating in the Country Head of AML for Singapore. In 2009, he moved to the Regional office and took on key leadership responsibilities. He was the Regional Head of AML Audit & Regulatory Exam Management (2010-2012) and Regional Head of Consumer AML Compliance Risk Management (ACRM) (2012-2017) where he was responsible for the oversight of Citi’s AML/CFT programme across 17 consumer businesses spanning from the United Kingdom to Australia. In 2017, Christopher brought his expertise to the first line where he served as the Regional Consumer In-Business AML Program Director, responsible for the implementation of the AML/CFT programme across the APAC consumer business.

Having served in a variety of senior compliance roles across the first and second lines of defense, Christopher is familiar with compliance risk management and key areas like regulatory change management, policy implementation, compliance testing and risk assessments (both Enterprise Risk Management and for new products and services). He is a Board member of the Singapore Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and is regularly invited to speak at Compliance conferences, such as the ACAMS APAC Regional Conference in 2019 and at the Bank Negara Annual AML/CFT Conferences in 2013 and 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore.

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Eva Crouwel

Head of Financial Crime

Luno, South Africa

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Eva Crouwel

Head of Financial Crime

Luno, South Africa

Eva Crouwel is the Head of Financial Crime for Luno, a global cryptocurrency platform with over 10 million customers. Before joining Luno in 2020, Eva spent 10 years as a financial crime investigator and advising international financial institutions and FinTech companies on compliance and technology-related topics pertaining to financial crime.

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Kenneth Foo

Principal Chartered Secretary

KL Management & Secretarial Services, Malaysia

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Kenneth Foo

Principal Chartered Secretary

KL Management & Secretarial Services, Malaysia

Mr Kenneth Foo is a Chartered Company Secretary practising since 1990 specialising in advice and consultation on corporate secretarial matters, management consultancy, company administration and company law matters. He has more than 38 years of experience in his profession.

Kenneth is a Fellow Member of the Malaysian Governance Institute [also known as the Malaysian Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (MAICSA)] and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (Hons) as well as the Certificate in Legal Practice (CLP) issued by the Malaysian Legal Qualifying Board.

He was a Council member of MAICSA from 2006 to 2009 and has been serving as a member of various Committees in MAICSA since 2003 until to-date. He is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Corporate Counsel Association, a non-governmental organization for in-house corporate counsels in Malaysia.

Kenneth was an adjunct lecturer at Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Kuala Lumpur for the Bachelor of Corporate Administration program for more than 9 years. Other than being a trainer for MAICSA in governance and corporate compliance subjects, Kenneth is also a regular speaker for the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, CPA Australia and the Institute of Approved Company Secretaries. Kenneth is also an Industry Advisor for the Faculty of Accountancy and Management – Master of Business Administration, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He is the co-author of “Companies Act 2016: The New Dynamics of Company Law in Malaysia” and “Company Meetings, Minutes and Resolutions in Malaysia” published by the Malaysian Current Law Journal (CLJ) in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

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Khurram Pirzada, CAMS

Partner

KPMG Management & Risk Consulting, Malaysia

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Khurram Pirzada, CAMS

Partner

KPMG Management & Risk Consulting, Malaysia

Khurram Pirzada, a Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) has over 20 years of experience with more than 11 years of working experience in the banking sector across various jurisdictions with extensive exposure to AML/CFT, Sanctions, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Trade Finance business and Operations.

Khurram has presented in various countries, at multiple forums, conferences, seminars and workshops, and conducted trainings for Board and Senior Management regarding AML/CFT trends and developments. Lately, Khurram has been presenting to various banks, insurance companies, e-wallet and other companies on topics relating to AML/CFT, Sanctions, CDD/EDD, TBML, Identifying Red flags, Risk Management and Operational Controls. He presented on two topics in IFCTF 2019 and has been conducting regular talks in EWHA Womans University in South Korea on TBML and Sanctions.

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Leow Su Lin

Chairman of Group of Compliance Officers, Chief Compliance Officer

Foo In Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

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Leow Su Lin

Chairman of Group of Compliance Officers, Chief Compliance Officer

Foo In Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Leow Su Lin is a business entrepreneur and currently the head of the Group of Compliance Officers’ (GOCO) for MAMSB. She obtains LL.B Hons (London), CLP, and also is a FAA Certified Training Professional and FAA Certified Assessor. Su Lin was called to Malaysian Bar in 1998 as an Advocate & Solicitor of High Court of Malaya and has 12 years in active practice and 10 years in the MSB industry.

She is also an Author and Book Commentator at the same time an avid angler.

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Manjeev Singh

Chief Compliance Officer

Money Match Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

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Manjeev Singh

Chief Compliance Officer

Money Match Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Manjeev Singh is currently the Chief Compliance Officer of Money Match Sdn Bhd, a multi-national fintech company focusing on international payments. In his role, he reports directly to the Board of Directors on all compliance-related matters across the different jurisdictions that the company operates in.

In his prior roles of Head of AMUCFT in a regional, global and local bank, he was instrumental to reassure the Board and Senior Management that the AMUCFT policy and procedures of the institution are consistent with regulatory requirements whilst also ensuring appropriate advisory were given to the Business Units. On other matters, Manjeev was also required to ensure that the various systems related to AMUCFT monitoring remains robust and relevant to detect and deter financial crime risk.

His experience as a regulator, prior to joining the industry, included stints at Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), Labuan Financial Services Authority and Malaysia Deposit Insurance Corporation. Manjeev has also had various roles as a regulator and at the start of his career, he was attached with one of the big-4 accounting firm.

Manjeev has a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Multimedia University and has obtained his Certified Professional in AMUCFT Compliance by the International Compliance Association. He recently completed his Masters in Business Administration (Leadership) at Asia-e-University and currently pursuing Doctor of Business Administration with the intention to provide research perspective in both compliance and fintech landscape.

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Michael Sprake

Director

PwC South East Asia Consulting, Malaysia

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Michael Sprake

Director

PwC South East Asia Consulting, Malaysia

Michael Sprake is a Director in PwC South East Asia’s Consulting practice. Based in Kuala Lumpur, he has over 20 years experience working in the field of financial crime, including more than 12 years working for UK Law Enforcement conducting complex investigations and intelligence development. Michael established the financial intelligence unit for a Large Global Banking Group in Malaysia and went on to lead its Financial Crime Compliance function through a regulatory monitored transformation programme. In his current role he is involved in leading investigations into fraud, corruption and misconduct for clients across different sectors. He has supported numerous financial institutions in Malaysia and throughout South East Asia on strengthening all aspects of their financial crime risk management programmes, including the use of technology, developing and delivering specialist training and enhancing governance and reporting capabilities.

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Normah binti Ishak

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (E8)

Royal Malaysia Police

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Normah binti Ishak

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (E8)

Royal Malaysia Police

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (DCP) NORMAH ISHAK has served in the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) for 30 years. She started her career in the RMP in 1991 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). Upon completing her basic and field training she was posted to Bukit Aman Federal Headquarters as a desk officer learning the ropes in the area of counter-espionage and counter intelligence with a focus on the Far East. Having completed 12 years of service in this area, she moved on to the field of protective security where she was deeply involved in a wide range of protection work in various capacities. These included physical protection of key infrastructures, VIP protection as well as border security and travel control. She spent a total of 11 fulfilling years in protective security, during which she had had the opportunity to contribute in ways that have resulted in significant outcomes for the country’s landmarks and major infrastructures. From April 2016, DCP Normah has been serving in the field of counter-terrorism where she plans, coordinates and executes security operations against terrorism threats in Malaysia. She is actively involved in many forums and activities locally and abroad pertaining to counter-terrorism. Throughout her years with the Special Branch of the RMP, DCP Normah received training in nuclear security matters and have participated in many engagement activities organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). DCP Normah is an alumna of the FBI National Academy. Prior to joining the Police Force, DCP Normah cut her teeth at a multinational company where, as the Chair of the Safety Committee, she oversaw a record achievement of two million man hours without lost time accident. She subsequently earned a Penang Industrial Safety Award in 1991. In her free time, DCP Normah enjoys reading and travelling.

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Radish Singh

ASEAN Financial Services Risk Management Leader

EY, Singapore

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Radish Singh

ASEAN Financial Services Risk Management Leader

EY, Singapore

Radish has over 20 years of experience in the field of financial services regulations, compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and financial crime compliance (FCC) (anti money laundering (AML)/Sanctions/counter financing of terrorists (CFT)). She currently leads Deloitte’s Southeast Asia FCC practice. Her clientele incudes major global and local banks in Singapore.

Broadly, her experience includes regulatory compliance, FCC and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, enterprise wide AML/CFT risk assessments, globally benchmarked business conduct policy formulation, legislative drafting, conducting country-level Financial Action Task Force assessments as a regulator, implementing anti-bribery and corruption policies, advising on data protection matters, working on policy for exchange demutualisation and self-funding model for a regulatory agency, stock exchange supervision and securities laws.

She has, in her previous, role led an engagement with the Association of Banks in Singapore to revise and modernise their AML guidelines for the banking industry in Singapore. She has advised the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore on revising their compliance and AML industry standards modules.

As a subject matter expert in the field, Radish has been leading numerous projects on FCC, including AML gap assessments, KYC reviews and remediation, sanctions, risk assessments, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, fraud risk assessment, conduct risk, trade-based money laundering (TBML) compliance and transactions monitoring optimisation/model validation/assessment.

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Rajnish Kumar, CFA

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Instapay Technology Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

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Rajnish Kumar, CFA

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Instapay Technology Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Rajnish is the CEO and Co-founder of Instapay Technology Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, a fintech that focusses on financial inclusion and looks at meeting the gaps in banking for migrant foreign workers. Licensed by Bank Negara Malaysia as a large scheme e-money issuer in Malaysia, Instapay is a principal issuer member of Mastercard and also partners with IME Ria Money for cross border money transfer globally.

Instapay digital account is specifically designed to meet the needs of migrant workers and offers a complete solution. Instapay offers its digital accounts as payroll accounts for low income foreign migrant workers in Malaysia.

In a career spanning more than 2 decades, Rajnish has worked in both Retail and Wholesale banking with global banks and financial institutions in Transaction Banking, Wealth Management, Equity Investments, Liabilities and Consumer Lending.

Rajnish is a Charter holder of CFA Institute and an MBA in Marketing and Finance.

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Rohan Krishnalingam, CB

Group Chief Technology Officer

RHB Banking Group, Malaysia

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Rohan Krishnalingam, CB

Group Chief Technology Officer

RHB Banking Group, Malaysia

Rohan Krishnalingam was appointed as Group Chief Digital and Technology Officer on 1 August 2019. He is responsible for the provision of accurate and timely technology services and drive the digital transformation across the Group. He has been instrumental in developing the Technology and Digital Strategy across RHB’s IGNITE 2017 and FIT22 Transformation Programme and then executing the relevant IT Modernization and Digital transformation initiatives to enable RHB to be a leading bank in technology and digital adoption. He has also led the adoption of [email protected] as part of the Group’s strategic focus to create a winning operating model and is driving the Cloud adoption program across the Group. He has been re-designated to Group Chief Technology Officer effective 16 May 2022.

Rohan was initially appointed as Group Chief Operations Officer of RHB Banking Group in January 2014, to drive Group-wide digital, technology and operations functions. Prior to this, he was a Senior Partner with a technology and management consulting firm. He has more than 20 years of experience with financial services organisations in designing and implementing large-scale transformation programmes, predominantly in areas of technology and operations. He has worked with various industries in Malaysia and the ASEAN region with strong technology delivery and programme management skills, especially in the implementation of large-scale technology and IT strategic planning. He has led major banking and financial services projects including the implementation of core banking systems, enterprise resource planning (“ERP”) and customer relationship management (“CRM”), IT transformation programmes, IT merger integration programmes and industry-wide payment systems. Rohan holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons) from the University of New South Wales, Australia

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Suhaimi Ali

Assistant Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia

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Suhaimi Ali

Assistant Governor

Bank Negara Malaysia

Suhaimi Ali has 24 years of experience as a central banker. He currently oversees the Financial Development and Innovation, Islamic Finance, as well as Financial Inclusion
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Throughout his career with Bank Negara Malaysia, he has served in various areas, which include financial sector development, regulation and supervision, strategic planning, consumer protection, market conduct, international negotiations digital and cyber strategies in IT services, as well as in the Governor's Office. In his previous role as the Director of the Financial Development and Innovation department, he was responsible for the development of the financial sector and payments systems, as well as to drive digital innovation within the sector. He also recently led the development of the Financial Sector Blueprint 2022–2026.

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Tan Khoon Yeow

Partner

BDO Malaysia

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Tan Khoon Yeow

Partner

BDO Malaysia

Tan Khoon Yeow is the Partner responsible for the Learning and Professional Development of BDO in Malaysia. His current responsibilities include facilitating IFRS and auditing training courses for both, professional staff and clients of BDO in the South East Asia region. He is currently an Executive-in-Residence for the Sunway University Business School and a member of the Academic & Industry Advisory Board for the Sunway College Diploma in Accounting Programme. Khoon Yeow is also the Chairman of the BDO Asia Pacific IFRS Group and a member of the Ethics Standards Board of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He completed the Certified Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism Compliance Officer (‘CAMCO’) examinations of the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and is the AML/CFT Compliance Officer for BDO in Malaysia.

Speakers from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and more are expected to be confirmed soon.