Financial crime has become an increasingly significant global issue and continues to evolve rapidly with the digital age, presenting a great risk to the integrity of the global financial system and society. Two most prevalent types of financial crime today — money laundering and terrorist financing — remain top concerns in the financial industry given the rising sophistication and complexity of these activities. According to a global report, the cost of financial crime to the global economy is estimated at USD1.45 trillion while in the Asia Pacific, estimates stand at USD166 billion. Additionally, the amount of money laundered globally in a year is estimated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to be 2%–5% of global GDP, or USD800 billion–USD2 trillion.

Against this backdrop, governments, law enforcement agencies and regulators worldwide are calling for greater transparency, accountability and collaboration to further raise awareness of this issue on a global scale and develop new, innovative and effective ways to fight these crimes. Given that financial institutions are the front liners who play a pivotal role in safeguarding a nation’s financial system, it is imperative that financial practitioners comply with regulatory policies and keep abreast of the latest developments, technologies and tools needed to take on financial crime and implement more effective and efficient preventive controls.

In line with our national reform agenda of strengthening transparency and accountability, this year’s theme is “Building Trust and Transparency: Collaborate, Accelerate, Strengthen”. Leading global regulators, financial crime experts, thought leaders and industry practitioners will discuss and debate various aspects of this multi-faceted and borderless issue, covering topics such as combating corruption and bribery, conduct risk, tax evasion and abuse, regulatory updates, terrorism financing, digital disruptors and new technologies, proliferation financing, cybersecurity and more. The one-day Masterclass will focus on best practices in conducting meaningful and effective customer due diligence in the digital age.

The IFCTF 2019 is expected to draw more than 800 delegates from the public and private sector, including regulators and banking and financial practitioners. It will also provide an important platform for the anti-financial crime community in Malaysia and beyond to further network and strengthen collaboration to fight financial crime.

Learning Outcomes

Having attended this event, delegates will:

  • gain insights into the latest trends in financial crime and terrorist financing
  • understand how financial crime impacts financial organisations
  • recognise the threat that financial crime poses to countries
  • be able to develop effective detection and control solutions and systems
  • be at the forefront of the fight against financial crime.

Who Should Attend

• Regulators • Business Consultants
• Government Officers • Insurance Executives
• Compliance Officers • Fund Managers
• Enforcement Officers • Unit Trust Managers
• Accountants • Remisiers and Dealers
• Auditors/Internal Auditors • Risk Managers
• Advocates and Solicitors • Trainers/individuals involved with anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism

Registration opens in mid-September 2019














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1.00 pm Registration
2.00 pm Opening Remarks
2.05 pm
Conducting Meaningful and Effective Customer Due Diligence (CDD) in the 21st Century

CDD aims to improve financial transparency and prevent criminals and terrorists from misusing bank accounts to disguise their illicit activities and launder their ill-gotten gains. The end-to-end sound CDD journey best practices allow participants to unveil beneficial owners and make sound decisions on how CDD can be used to improve data key elements for future monetisation. The task to meet these requirements are challenging and have never been more scrutinised, more important, yet more difficult. This session will discuss:

  • how to design a sound CDD risk-based approach
  • simplifying the complex on-boarding process whilst providing superior customer service
  • the complexity of unwrapping and uncovering beneficial owners
  • effective strategies and toolkits for ongoing due diligence to improve key elements for future data monetisation and for sound decision making
  • managing trigger event reviews and exit measures.
2.15 pm 1 Session with 68 Break-Out Groups
3.30 pm Coffee Break
3.45 pm Presentation of findings/deliberations by all groups/wrap-up
5.00 pm End of Masterclass
8.00 am Registration
9.00 am Opening Remarks by Mr Nik Azmir Nik Anis, Organising Chairman & Chairman, Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG); Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Islam, Malaysia
9.05 am Address by YBhg. Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
9.20 am  Special Address by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia
9.45 am Launch of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia
9.50 am Coffee Break
10.05 am Keynote Address by YBhg. Puan Latheefa Koya, Chief Commissioner, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)
10.25 am
Plenary Session 1
A Global Perspective on Combating Corruption and Bribery: Effective anti-corruption strategies and approaches to address organised crimes and money laundering for prevention and to further strengthen sustainable and inclusive growth

This session will focus on global trends and latest approaches in anti-corruption, detection methods and collaboration efforts to further develop international cooperation and prevention. Discussions will include:

  • MACC — detection methods and trends and MACC Act Section 17(A)
  • MACC — lessons learnt on why banks failed to detect corruption and bribery cases
  • international efforts on fighting corruption
  • contributing factors to strong global ratings and key areas of focus for Malaysia
  • the role of banks in the anti-corruption agenda.
11.25 am
Plenary Session 2
The Importance of Corporate Governance in Creating a New Culture for Disclosure, Transparency and Anti-Corruption

This session will provide greater insights into corporate governance as an effective anti-corruption tool, its major challenges and discuss new developments and trends in CG compliance, investigating approaches and fraud.

12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Special Session (TBC)
2.30 pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
Technology Enablers: How Technology Innovation Leaders are Transforming the World

The complexity of technology and the exponential growth in innovation are continuously transforming organisations in the financial ecosystem. Technology enablers not only have an in-depth knowledge of the new wave technical systems, but they must also be mindful of and responsible for financial innovation that is in line with the AML/CFT requirements.Among others, this session will discuss:

  • How blockchain can help compliance professionals in the industry
  • Regtech: What’s in store for anti-financial crime professionals
  • New technologies in banking using AI and Machine Learning
  • New methodologies/approaches towards identification of MLTF risks and performing CDD using technologies
Concurrent Session 2
Trade-Based Anti-Money Laundering Detection: Rethinking the Approach

Trade-based money laundering (TBML) is one of the most sophisticated methods of cleaning dirty money, and among the hardest to detect. Criminals continue to evolve their practice of moving the proceeds of crime using legitimate trade transactions by honing in on vulnerable markets. As the burden falls on compliance officers to stay current, this session will provide deeper insights on emerging schemes and updated AML technology to detect and prevent criminal activity, including:

  • identifying red flags in trade
  • trends of trade-based ML
  • how to design the best defence against TBML
Concurrent Session 3
Latest Threats and Trends Using Money Services Business Channels
  • typologies and red flags
  • emerging issues pertaining to ML/TF (typically in merging of traditional and new payment methods)
  • risk mitigation factors and compliance in the new landscape
3.30 pm Coffee Break
4.00 pm
Plenary Session 3
Terrorism Financing: Current and Emerging Trends and Threats

Terrorism financing continues to pose a major threat to international peace and security and looms over the financial services industry. Addressing these threats is much more difficult given the complex and constantly evolving nature of terrorist activities and the nexus between international terrorism and organised crime. This session focuses on how the industry can better anticipate terrorism financing risks, as well as the importance of implementing the FATF standards, including:

  • sharing of successful stories and lessons learnt
  • red flags and how to identify terrorism financing
  • how best to profile this group
  • why and how is radicalisation taking place. Radicalisation can be described as “what goes on before the bomb goes off”
  • the phenomenon of non-violent radical groups. These are radical/extremist groups which have very radical ideas but do not actually state that they are for violence
  • countering terrorist narratives: What is the story of the terrorist/extremist and how we can counter their narrative.
5.15 pm End of Day 1 Conference
8.00 am Registration
9.00 am
Plenary Session 4
The Fintech Explosion: How Fintech is Disrupting the Ecosystem and Pushing Banks to Change

The innovative and technology-oriented fintech industry is ushering in a new era of transparency, efficiency and inclusivity in the financial ecosystem. Traditionally used for back office functions, the 21st century fintech concept is revolutionising the financial landscape through its customer-centric solutions. What are they doing differently and what are their key challenges and views on the following?

  • Is going cashless creating new MLTF risks?
  • Will e-wallets become accomplices of money launderers?
  • What are the new initiatives that are disrupting the industry?
  • Unbankable disruptors (high risk) — how do they comply?
  • What are these companies doing differently and how do they comply with all the requirements of the regulators?
10.15 am Coffee Break
10.45 am
Plenary Session 5
Conduct Risk: Delivering an Effective Framework

Improving conduct within the financial services industry is an essential part of rebuilding trust and supporting future sustainable growth. However, building an effective framework for managing this risk can be a gargantuan task. This session will explore:

  • what conduct risk means in the financial sector
  • controls and framework
  • case studies on financial market conduct/market abuse
12.00 pm Lunch
1.30 pm Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
Professional Enablers of Tax Evasion and Abuse: Strengthening Detection, Compliance and Control Measures

The challenges of tax evasion do not exist in a vacuum. From the use of shell companies to the purchase of insurance products, the nature of tax evasion is evolving, and billions of dollars are lost globally each year. This session will focus on:

  • tackling loopholes
  • identifying red flags
  • putting in place a compliance programme
  • discussing rules and how to combat tax evasion to maintain progressive taxation
Concurrent Session 5
Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risk in International Financial Centres

International Financial Centres (IFCs) play a crucial role in the global financial system by connecting businesses and investments worldwide, mobilising capital, providing funds, safeguarding wealth and preserving assets. However, business structures in the IFCs, which involve foreign nationals, intermediaries and the use of legal arrangement, contribute to the misconception that they are less regulated and transparent.

The imminent negative impact of money laundering and terrorism financing activities led to governments of many IFCs increasing the level of compliance and promoting better transparency in combating threats by implementing stringent anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regulations.

Concurrent Session 6
Modernisation of Insurance Compliance: Evolving to Enable and Drive with the Speed of Business
2.30 pm
Plenary Session 6
Insights on Proliferation Financing

In 2007, the FATF started to highlight threats related to proliferation financing and its interconnection with terrorism and terrorism financing. The interconnection is based on the fact that proliferation might be a means for supporting the undertaking of terrorist activities. Its disruption is therefore essential for the prevention of terrorist acts. This session will focus on the latest developments in this area and discuss measures and controls to counter this illicit activity.

3.30 pm Coffee Break
3.45 pm
Special Talk by Bank Negara Malaysia: Revision to AML/CFT Sectoral Policies

Ms Suhanna Omar, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia

4.30 pm
Lessons from a Global Financial Catastrophe

After being imprisoned for losses of USD2.3 billion in 2011, former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli has since dedicated his future to helping others learn from his unique experience. Ethics, critical thinking and informed decision making is crucial in executing financial choices. Learn vital perspectives in this exclusive session specially presented by Kweku Adoboli.

5.15 pm Closing Remarks
5.30 pm End of Conference

YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Prime Minister of Malaysia

YBhg. Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus

Governor, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)


Ms Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus is the 9th Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), assuming office on 1 July 2018. She chairs BNM’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. Ms Nor Shamsiah joined BNM 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 the Financial Sector Blueprint (2011–2020), which charted the development of the Malaysian financial system.

As Deputy Governor (2010–2016), Ms 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 BNM in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Action Task Force.

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

YBhg. Puan Latheefa Koya

Chief Commissioner, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)


Latheefa Koya has over 17 years of experience as an Advocate and Solicitor. She also specialises in the field of criminal defence litigation, public administrative law, general litigation and employment law. She is currently the Chief Commissioner of Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).She was, in her previous role, the co-founder and adviser of Lawyers for Liberty, an independent human rights lawyers’ organisation that aims to influence public policies, laws and human rights standards through the courts, the Parliament and the wider civil society community.

Latheefa has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of London and a Certificate in Legal Practice.

Dr Ahmad El-Muhammady bin Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady

Counter-Terrorism Analyst, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)


Dr Ahmad El-Muhammady is a counter-terrorism analyst at the International Islamic University Malaysia. He also serves as a panel member for the Special Rehabilitation Programme created by the Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Division of the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) to rehabilitate Malaysian detainees involved in militant activities. He is also a consultant to the RMP to examine terrorism-related evidence and cases investigated under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA). He provides expert witness testimony in the Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu High Courts, Malaysia in terrorism-related cases.Dr Ahmad was also a panel thinker and consultant to the Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES), Ministry of Youth and Sports, advising them on issues involving youth and militancy. In 2017, his team interviewed 39 youths detained in prison for militant activities as part of the IYRES study to understand youth radicalisation in Malaysia. The findings of the study entitled “Belia Ekstrimis” was published in July 2019.He also provides consultation to government agencies and civil societies, including international agencies such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Facebook, Google and foreign embassies on issues related to the issue of radicalisation, de-radicalisation, and countering and preventing violent extremism. He has presented his papers nationally and internationally on the subjects above.

Some of his publications include:

  1. Radicalisation Model: Learning from Malaysian Militant-Extremists. New York: Routledge, 2019 (forthcoming) (book chapter).
  2. Belia Ekstrimis, Kuala Lumpur: Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES), 2019.
  3. The Role of Universities and Schools in Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism: Malaysian Experience. Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2018 (book chapter).
  4. External Conflicts and Malaysia’s National Security: The Case of Daesh, Journal of Defence and Security, The Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security (MiDAS), 2017.
  5. Malaysia in Facing the Triangle of Conflicts in Southeast Asia, MiDas Digest, Malaysian Institute of Defence and Security, ISSN 2289-6791, 4/2016.
  6. Countering the Threat of Daesh in Malaysia, Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia and the Pacific, Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2016 (book chapter).
  7. Applying Wasatiyyah within Malaysian Religio-Political Context, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Herndon, Virginia, United States. Vol. 32, Summer 2015, No. 3.
  8. Profile of Youth Involvement in Extremist Activities and Guidelines for Preventing Radicalism and Extremism Among Youth and Society. Kuala Lumpur: Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES), 2017.

Anthony David Fernandez

Deputy General Manager, Supervision Department, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)



Azuddin Jasin

Director, Supervision and Enforcement Department, Labuan Financial Services Authority (LFSA), Malaysia


Azuddin Jasin joined Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA) in September 2007 and was formerly attached to the Banking Supervision Department of Bank Negara Malaysia. Prior to joining Labuan FSA, he was seconded there to establish the supervisory framework in 2004. His main responsibilities were supervision, surveillance and ensuring that Labuan financial institutions and non-financial institutions comply with Labuan laws, regulations and AML/CFT matters as well as best practices and standards promoted by international standard-setting bodies.

Chan Yew Ling

Regional Head, AML & Sanction Advisory, CIMB, Malaysia


Chan Yew Ling is the Regional Head, AML & Sanction Advisory of CIMB Group. She has over 20 years of experience in compliance and AML/CFT and provides advisory services in relation to AML and sanction matters across CIMB. She is responsible for the implementation of Group AML Policy & Procedure, which includes advising on the AML/CFT requirements across the region and engaging with regulators.She began her career in external audit in private firms across the region and transitioned into internal audit, with a few leading financial institutions. She has since expanded into compliance and AML/CFT and is heading the role in local and global financial institutions. Prior to joining CIMB in 2017, she was the Country Compliance Head for a global US financial institution, responsible for the institution of compliance and AML/CFT frameworks. She is also active in industry focus groups and consultations, and has worked with the Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers’ Compliance Officers’ Networking Group, the Malaysian Investment Banking Association and Bursa Malaysia.

Chan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

David Chong Kok-Kong

Founder & President, Portcullis Group; Executive Chairman, Fusang; Director, David Chong Law Corporation, Singapore


David Chong is the Founder and President of the Portcullis Group. Portcullis Investment Office Limited holds Type 4 (Advising on Securities) and Type 9 (Asset Management) licences issued by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong; and Portcullis Investment Office Private Limited holds a Capital Markets Services Licence for Accredited & Institutional Investors issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Portcullis Group also owns Baxian Private & Investment Bank Ltd, which is regulated by the Labuan Financial Services Authority. He and his family also own Fusang Exchange, the first fully licensed securities exchange focused on digital assets in Asia.David is also a Director of David Chong Law Corporation, Singapore. He is a qualified Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn; Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, Malaya and Brunei; Barrister & Solicitor, British Virgin Islands; Solicitor, NSW and Queensland, Australia; and Barrister & Solicitor, Australian Capital Territory and Victoria, Australia.

He is the former President of the Singapore Trustees Association (STA). David served as the Founding President of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Singapore Branch, and was the Founding President of the Singapore Fund Administrators Association Ltd (SFAA). He is a Fellow of Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford.

David has Masters degrees in Law and Business.

Hann Liew, CFA, CFP

Co-Founder, Jirnexu Sdn Bhd; Chief Executive Officer, RinggitPlus, Malaysia


Hann Liew is the co-founder of Malaysian Fintech company Jirnexu Sdn Bhd (Jirnexu) and the Chief Executive Officer of RinggitPlus.com, Malaysia’s leading financial comparison website that has helped over 1,000,000 Malaysians with their financial product applications since 2012. Hann currently heads RinggitPlus in its pursuit to help Malaysians be more financially literate and do more with their money.In 2012, Hann co-founded SaveMoney.my and JimatCermat.my, two financial advice websites dedicated to helping people manage their money better. In 2014, he led SaveMoney.my through a successful merger with RinggitPlus to form Saving Plus Sdn Bhd and will be launching KreditGoGo.com in Indonesia.

Saving Plus later rebranded itself into what is now Jirnexu. Since then, Hann has been overseeing the overall business strategy, marketing and business development, commercial analysis, operations and people development at RinggitPlus.

He is also a founder of eFounders Community Malaysia, a programme established by a group of young, driven,and successful entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge and expertise to make a change in the community and beyond.

Hann is a former Assistant Vice President, Equities and Funds Structured Markets at Barclays Capital in the UK.

Hann has a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) degree in Business Mathematics and Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Financial Planning Association Malaysia (FPAM) as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).

John Richard Harris

Chairman, Crestbridge Group; Former Director General, Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), UK


John Richard Harris is a dynamic and inspirational Leader and Senior Executive; a seasoned professional with extensive experience of running financial services institutions of scale and complexity in both private and public sectors. He majors in general management skills allied to international experience, the development of people, strategic awareness and relationship skills, underpinned by technical know-how in his field as a practitioner, policymaker and regulator. John was appointed the Chairman of Crestbridge Group in November 2018. This is a newly created role as Non-Executive Chairman of a multi-service financial services group headquartered in Jersey and operating across several international jurisdictions, specialising in corporate, private client trust, fund and real estate services.

Prior to this, he was appointed the Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) on 6 November 2006 and subsequently joined the Board of Commissioners on 1 March 2007. He has recently retired after a highly successful 12 years as Director General, during which the reputation and operational capability of the JFSC as a sophisticated regulator, contributing strongly to Jersey’s appeal as one of the top international finance centres (IFCs), was substantially enhanced.

From 2002 to 2006, John held the position of Director — International Finance in the Government of Jersey, where he had responsibility for all aspects of the government’s policy on the maintenance and enhancement of Jersey’s position as an international finance centre.

From 1998 to 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer for NatWest Offshore, with responsibility for offices in Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Cayman, Bermuda and the Bahamas. He spent 22 years working for NatWest Bank during which time he held management positions in the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nassau and the Channel Islands.

John was awarded the Chevalier De La Pléaide (Decoration from the French Parliamentary Association for “Services to the French Language”). He is also the Chairman of Alliance Francaise de Jersey (French Government Language Teaching and Culture Organisation) and is the Director/Trustee of Headway Jersey (Brain Injury Charity).

John is a fellow of the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI) and he also has a CBI Banking Diploma. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in French and Spanish (Upper Second) from the University of Exeter, UK and speaks fluent French and Spanish, and fitful German.

Kweku Adoboli

Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor


Kweku Adoboli began his working life as an Operations Analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Within three years he was recruited to the ETF and Index desk on the equities trading floor. In 2007, with just 10 months of experience as an ETF trader, he was given joint responsibility for the desk’s USD50 billion trading book. Through the global financial crisis and after, the UBS ETF Desk was a central driver of the Equities Business’ post-crisis recovery strategy.In 2011, under pressure to accelerate trading profits through client and proprietary trading, the desk incurred a USD2.3 billion trading loss to the bank. In 2011, Kweku took sole responsibility for the trading loss and systems employed by the desk. Subsequently convicted of fraud, but found not guilty of false accounting, he served half of a seven-year prison sentence.

Since his release from prison in June 2015, Kweku has worked with students, academics, regulators, and multi-disciplinary corporate institutions across the UK to help deliver lessons on risk management, ethics, complexity and failure. He has also worked with the UK Government, including the Counter Terrorism Unit of the UK Special Forces alongside Tony Blair and General Sir Peter Wall, the Bank of England, and ironically the UK Home Office.

Kweku has gained a unique understanding of the geopolitical links between global financial, criminal justice and immigration systems, and our wider societies. He is a staunch advocate for cultural and systemic change in the finance industry with a practical and academic focus on ethics, responsible leadership and purposeful — rather than extractive — financial activity. Controversially deported from the UK in November 2018, just as the West endeavours to build its wall to keep out the populations of the Global South, Kweku now shares his lessons across Africa and the world.

Lim Hsin Ying

Director, Consumer and Market Conduct, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)



Marcus von Engel

Partner, PwC Malaysia FS Consulting Leader, Malaysia


Marcus is PwC Malaysia’s FS consulting practice leader with over 28 years of strategy consulting, change management, business process re-engineering, and large-scale transformation experience with Asian and global financial service clients in USA, Europe and all major Asian countries. He works with clients to define and implement major transformation initiatives, conducts post-merger integrations, and manages large projects involving complex technology solutions, business process re-engineering and change management challenges in diverse geographic and cultural environments.He is a frequent speaker at workshops and conferences on technology and its impact on how people work and live. Examples of past roles and assignments include the following:

  • Marcus assisted a client to define a new, scalable digital business in Asia, with the vision of scaling the business out globally. He helped the client imagine what a digital insurance business could look like without traditional actuaries and agents. In eight weeks, the project conducted 80 immersive one-on-one customer interviews, ran ideation sprints, iterated propositions, refined the product roadmap, designed a technology architecture, developed brand strategy and marketing plan, created a prototype for the Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and developed an investment case with sensitivity analysis.
  • As an engagement partner, he assisted a global insurer with operations in Asia to change its delivery capabilities to an Agile framework, which included making changes to the business and IT governance models, working with Agile champions and pilot team leaders to create a Agile transformation roadmap, and developing an Agile playbook.
  • He was an engagement executive for a sales force transformation initiative that defined an internal business case, a roadmap and a system technology architecture that would support a new sales force operating model. The system technology architecture identified enhancements for the current system architecture to support a cloud-based or ASP model for agency CRM application.
  • He was a client and programme manager for the implementation of a core life insurance system. He was responsible for the overall project work plan, the technology architecture definition, the legacy system co-existence approach, and defining a new operations model leveraging the benefits of a new core life system. He also worked with the chairman and CEO to define a new business strategy and implementation plan to prepare for upcoming regulatory changes.
  • He was the client senior executive responsible for a series of engagements to help a multi-national insurer achieve an aggressive growth strategy in China and Southeast Asian countries. The initiatives included projects that defined an operating model for achieving its growth strategy, building a “greenfield” sales organisation in a new province within five months, and defining an innovative approach to rapidly recruiting and training new sales agents.

Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz

Country Director for Malaysia and Head of ASEAN Business, WorldRemit; President, FinTech Association of Malaysia (FAOM)


Mohammad Ridzuan Abdul Aziz has over 20 years of commercially driven regulatory, compliance and technology experiences in the Asia Pacific. He provides business-oriented regulatory advice, solutions and consultancy to banks, remittance companies, fund management entities, broker-dealers (equity and derivatives) as well as sovereign wealth managers on regulatory requirements, compliance risk management, licensing, business viability and practical implementation of fintech and regulatory technology (regtech). Ridzuan is currently WorldRemit’s Country Director for Malaysia and Head of ASEAN Business. WorldRemit is one of the fastest-growing global online-only remittance providers headquartered in the UK, operating in over 50 countries and servicing more than 5,000 corridors. He is also the current president of the FinTech Association of Malaysia and is instrumental in raising the profile of Malaysia, particularly in promoting the unique combination of onshore, Labuan midshore and Islamic talents for various stakeholders and the Malaysian digital economy. Ridzuan is also one of the international advisory panel members for the Labuan Financial Services Authority and a member of the Malaysia Innovation Policy Council. Both roles provide him with a unique platform to share fresh perspectives on the elements required for both onshore and midshore optimisation to enhance Malaysia’s competitive advantage for the fintech ecosystem.Between 2013 and 2016, Ridzuan founded RHT Compliance Solutions and CS Technology Solutions Sdn Bhd, respectively. Both firms provide regulatory technology advisory consultancy for established fintech firms seeking assistance on regulatory matters in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In 2017, Ridzuan was the CEO of Sedania As Salam Capital Sdn Bhd, a patented fintech solution provider that utilises mobile airtime as the commodity for Tawarruq Contract for Shariah compliance financing provided by 40 financial institutions in Malaysia.

He began his career with MUI Holding (1997) as an Internal Auditor and was reassigned as representative of the Group CEO to monitor equity broking, retail outlets and merchandising, confectionary manufacturing and hotel operations. He joined the then Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (1998) during the Asian financial crisis and was deployed to several financially stricken equity stockbroking houses to ensure proper business continuity, corporate governance, management transition and protection over investors’ interests.

Ridzuan then moved to Securities Commission Malaysia (2001) and was a senior team lead for the oversight team of broker-dealers, fund management, unit trust and secondary bond market trading. He was then redeployed to a team that established the concept of an investment bank, leading to joint supervision between Securities Commission Malaysia and Bank Negara Malaysia. He joined Macquarie Capital Securities (2005) as the Head of Compliance for Malaysia. Ridzuan was the regulatory resource person during the establishment of Macquarie Capital Securities Malaysia and played a significant role in the special scheme licence obtained by Macquarie in Malaysia.

Ridzuan then joined Nomura Securities (2009) as the Head of Compliance for Malaysia and led the establishment of Nomura’s local management team. He was later appointed as the Head of Monitoring and Surveillance for the Asia Pacific and emerging markets, covering regulatory compliance supervision for 11 countries, focusing on equity and fixed-income trading, structured product value chain, corporate finance advisory, and managing a 50-man outsourced team based in Mumbai.

On weekends, Ridzuan conducts financial literacy, living skills and entrepreneurship classes for secondary students in Malaysia and Singapore. Ridzuan graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1997) with Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree, majoring in accounting and finance. In 2005, he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia, specialising in Management Information Systems.

Mohd Zabri Adil Talib

Head, Digital Forensics, CyberSecurity Malaysia



Nik Azmir Nik Anis

Organising Chairman & Chairman, Compliance Officers' Networking Group (CONG); Chief Compliance Officer, Bank Islam, Malaysia


Nik Azmir Nik Anis has been with Bank Islam for the past six years and oversees the Bank’s compliance strategy, which encompasses regulatory compliance, financial compliance, conduct investigations and governance. He has a sound background in Banking Operations and Operational Risk. Nik is a Certified Professional in AML/CFT and also a Certified Professional in Islamic Finance. He attended the Advance Compliance Academy of the Berkeley School of Law, University of California in July 2018. He is the current Chairman of AICB’s Compliance Officers’ Networking Group for 2019/2020.

Peter Williamson

Senior Liaison Officer, ASEAN, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)


Peter Williamson is the Senior Liaison Officer, ASEAN for Australia’s financial intelligence unit of the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC). Based in Kuala Lumpur at the Australian High Commission, Peter is responsible for continuing to build close cooperation between AUSTRAC and financial intelligence units across the region to counter the financing of terrorism, money laundering and other serious crimes.He works closely with Australian government agencies and international partners such as Bank Negara Malaysia to co-design opportunities to share financial intelligence about terrorism financing and money laundering risks that impact Australia and its partner jurisdictions in the region.

Prior to commencing his role in Malaysia in 2018, Peter held a number of roles with AUSTRAC, including managing Australia’s leadership in international forums such as the Financial Action Task Force and the Egmont Group of financial intelligence units. Peter 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 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. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prashant Aggarwal

Chief Commercial Officer, CompareAsia Group, Singapore



Roberto Capodieci

Blockchain Expert, Blockchain Zoo, Indonesia


Roberto Capodieci is the founder and CEO of Blockchain Zoo, and a renowned expert on blockchain technology. He started programming when he was just 6 years old, sold his first video game when he was 10, and opened his first IT company when was 14. He is a first-mover in the blockchain sector, a prodigious speaker, and was the first to apply the tech to supply chain management and trade finance. Roberto is also a specialist in lawful interception systems and big data analysis and serves as a consultant to law enforcement agencies.

Shalini Pavithran

Chief Executive Officer, The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII)



Stephen Noone

Global Head, CFCC Advisory & Business Risk Frameworks, Standard Chartered, Singapore



Thomas Koruth Samuel

Regional Consultant for Terrorism Prevention, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)


Thomas Koruth Samuel is at present the Regional Consultant for Terrorism Prevention with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He focuses on preventing/countering violent extremism and his chief areas of interest is in Malaysia particularly, as well as Indonesia, the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region in general.Prior to this, he was 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 (MFA), 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 position with the DSCD. He has an Honours degree in Biomedical Technology (2000) and a Master’s degree in Strategic and Defence Studies (2005) from the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia.

His main areas of research include preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE), the role of law enforcement and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in P/CVE, the narratives of the terrorists and the subsequent counter-narratives, the radicalisation process, strategic communications and youth involvement in terrorism. He is also very interested in mediation, conflict resolution and “spoiler management” during times of conflict. He lectures frequently on counter-terrorism and international security and has delivered lectures and briefings in Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, China, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Germany, Japan, Laos, Nepal, Maldives, The Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom and the United States. Besides delivering papers, he has been a resource person at numerous conferences and workshops for nation-states, international organisations and UN bodies and has facilitated and conducted workshops for the UNODC in the Philippines and Thailand. He has also represented Malaysia and led delegations as an officer for the Malaysian MFA. He was awarded the Excellence Service Award by the Malaysian MFA in 2009, 2011 and 2014.

He has been interviewed on radio and written several articles, papers and monographs, including Aviation Security in Malaysia (2008); Reaching the Youth: Countering the Terrorist Narrative (2012); Radicalisation in Southeast Asia: A Selected Case Study of Daesh in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines (2016); Don’t-Lah Wei: A Peer-to-Peer Resource Guide on Ensuring Your Kawan Never Becomes a Terrorist (2018); and Undergraduate Radicalisation in Selected Countries in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Quantitative Analysis on the Perception of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism among Undergraduates in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand (2018).

At the national level, he was appointed in 2018 as an adviser for the Prevention of Violent Extremism and Transborder Studies – Special Interest Group, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. In 2019, he was appointed as an Industry Advisory Panel Member for the International Relations Programme of the Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU). He has also taught at the Master’s level in the fields of International Security and Modern Warfare at UM. At the international level, in 2014, he was appointed Senior Fellow at the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Hedayah Centre) based in Abu Dhabi. In 2018, he was appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Cadre of Experts.

He can be reached at thomas.samuel@un.org or conflict_analysis@yahoo.com.

Tuan Mohamad Zamri Zainul Abidin

Director, Anti-Money Laundering & Forfeiture of Property (AMLFOP), Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)


Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Integrity Officer (CeIO)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Financial Investigator (CFI)
  • Associate Member of Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA), Certified
  • Interviewer and Interrogator (Redi Technique and PEACE Model)
  • PM-Analysis Instructor (Total Productive Maintenance)

Work Experience

  • June 2018: Director Anti-Money Laundering & Forfeiture of Property (AMLFOP), Deputy Commissioner, Head of Secretariat for the 1MDB Investigation
  • 2017: GM Corporate Investigation Unit (CIU) — Secondment to Government Link Company (GLC)
  • 2010–2016: Chief Senior Assistant Commissioner, Special Operations Division/Operation Target Centre/Private Sector Investigation (Banking Investigation Section), Head of Whistle Blower Protection Section and Head of PMO Private Sector Investigation, Focal Point for STAR Asset Recovery, Interpol

Alex West

Director, London Financial Services, Misconduct Investigations and Market Abuse Surveillance Specialist, PwC, UK


Alex West is a conduct and market abuse expert who has extensive experience in investigating incidents of misconduct as well as advising financial services organisations on effective and proactive strategies to prevent and detect wrongdoing. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA).Alex’s experience leading investigations into suspected incidents of market abuse, unauthorised trading, regulatory breaches, frauds and other forms of misconduct has given him insight into how process and controls can break down, leading to financial and reputational damage. This insight has helped Alex advise clients on effective defences against wrongdoing. In particular, since the FX and Libor scandals, Alex has specialised in advising banks on the development and testing of market abuse surveillance technologies. He has:

  • performed numerous investigations into suspected incidents of misconduct within financial services organisations, both with PwC’s Forensic Services practice and while on secondment to a UK bank’s Specialist Investigations team
  • led market abuse and conduct risk assessments for several global banks, involving defining elements of conduct risk, assessing the applicability of misconduct behaviours, evaluating inherent risk and assessing the effectiveness of controls
  • acted as a market abuse subject matter expert on several other client engagements, including supporting clients’ internal audit functions, delivering market abuse-focused reviews and advising on investigation approaches
  • performed three annual reviews of a UK bank’s conduct control framework following their receipt of a US Federal Consent Order. He also led the market abuse surveillance elements or work and provided the client with insight into market good practice in this regard
  • as part of its UK-based specialist market abuse surveillance team, authored the PwC Market Abuse Surveillance Survey 2019, which evaluates how surveillance practices have evolved across 21 of the largest global banks
  • spoken at industry forums and events, including at the Association of Foreign Banks in London, in relation to effective strategies to prevent and detect market abuse.

Alex also spent two years on secondment with PwC Turkey, where he helped to lead the Forensic Services practice in Istanbul and multiple investigations into incidents of misconduct within financial services firms.

Dato’ Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay

Chief Deputy Director, Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Division, Bukit Aman, Royal Malaysia Police


Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Administration (1990) — UKM
  • Master in Information Technology (2001) — UKM


  • 1991–1993 (Criminal Investigation Department) — Criminal Investigation Officer
  • 1993–1995 (Special Branch) — Desk Officer for African & Middle East Countries
  • 1995–2005 (Special Branch) — Desk/Case Officer for Counter Terrorism Section
  • 2005–2006 (Special Branch) — Staff Officer for Counter Espionage
  • 2006–Jul 2009 (Special Branch) — Staff Officer for Counter Terrorism Section
  • Jul 2009–1 Feb 2014 — Deputy Director (Special Task Force (Operations/Counter Terrorism))
  • 1 Feb 2014–Present — Head of Counter Terrorism Division (Special Branch)

Work Experience

No Date Details
1 11 Dec 1995 Case officer in a special operation that led to the successful arrest of Wali Khan Amin Shah (an Al-Qaeda operative involved in the first New York World Trade Centre attack on 26 Feb 1993) in Langkawi, Kedah.
2 Feb 1998 Case officer in an arrest operation against Hussein Al-Zawahiri (an Al-Qaeda member and the younger brother of Al-Qaeda leader, Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri) in Kuala Lumpur
3 3 Aug 1999 Case officer in an arrest operation against 5 Malaysians who were recruited by Lebanon–based Hezbollah.
4 Dec 1999 Coordinated an operation to locate and monitor the activities of 4 Al-Qaeda operatives in Kuala Lumpur who eventually perpetrated the 9/11 attack in the US.
5 Oct–Dec 2001 Conducted a covert operation along the Pakistan–Afghanistan border to procure intelligence on the participation of Malaysians in Al-Qaeda operating in the Pakistan–Afghanistan region.
6 2001–2012 Coordinated and supervised operations against the Jemaah Islamiah, which led to the arrest of 239 group members under the Internal Security Act.
7 28 May 2004 Case Officer in the investigation and arrest of BSA Tahir, a Sri Lankan involved in the supply of nuclear components to Pakistan, Libya and North Korea.
8 29 Jan 2007 Conducted a covert operation to locate and facilitate the repatriation of Zulkipli Marzuki, a senior Jemaah Islamiah leader who took refuge in Dhaka, Bangladesh
9 1 Apr 2009 Case Officer in the operation to locate and arrest Mas Selamat Kastari, a Singaporean Jemaah Islamiah fugitive who fled from prison and took refuge in Johor.
10 May 2002–Mar 2013 Coordinated and supervised a negotiation to secure the release and repatriation of 2 Malaysian hostages (Nazaruddin Saidin and Pang Chong Pong), abducted by the Southern Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf group.
11 Feb 2013–present Coordinated and supervised operations against Islamic State elements, which led to the arrest of 481 groups members in Malaysia under SOSMA, POTA and POCA.

Apart from the abovementioned operational tasks against militants affiliated to Al-Qaeda, Jemaah Islamiah, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Abu Sayyaf group, Darul Islam, East Turkestan Islamic Movement and Babbar Khalsa International, Dato’ Ayob Khan’s responsibilities include organising deradicalisation, rehabilitation and public outreach programmes to create awareness on the domestic, regional and global threats of terrorism. He has represented the Royal Malaysia Police in delivering presentations on various international platforms.

Balachandar Sathyanarayanan

Head of Compliance and Risk, InstaReM Malaysia Sdn Bhd


Balachandar Sathyanarayanan is a financial crime, compliance and risk subject matter expert with over 12 years of experience. He is currently the Head of Compliance and Risk for InstaReM Malaysia. He has worked extensively in money services business (MSB) industries and correspondent banking in the Asia subcontinent region, including the Middle East, India and Malaysia.He is a highly-sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars across Asia and is frequently invited by regulators from Malaysia, China and Thailand to speak on compliance, risk and other matters relating to MSB. Balachandar has conducted training for Law Enforcement Agents (LEAs) for the Certified Financial Investigator Programme. He holds a Master’s degree in Arts and a postgraduate diploma from the Loyola Institute of Business Administration. He also holds postgraduate diploma in Anti Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association (ICA) and University of Manchester, UK, and is a fellow of the ICA. Balachandar is a Certified Trainer from the Finance Accreditation Agency in Malaysia and has trained many young and aspiring compliance officers from the industry.

Cynthia Gabriel

Executive Director, Center to Combat Corruption & Cronyism (C4 Center), Malaysia



Esther A/P Koisin

Director, International Affairs and Exchange of Information Division, Department of International Taxation, Lembaga Hasil Dalam Negeri (LHDN), Malaysia



Jayant P Raman

Partner, Finance & Risk Management, Oliver Wyman, Singapore



Khurram Pirzada

Executive Director, Forensic, AML & Sanctions Services, KPMG, Malaysia


Khurram Pirzada has over 11 years’ experience in the banking sector with extensive exposure to trade finance business, AML, compliance, risk management and operations. Prior to joining KPMG, he was Chief Compliance Officer at a Hong Kong-based Bank (a subsidiary of a Swiss bank) for eight years. In that capacity, he supervised the AML/CFT compliance management programme, designed and implemented policies and procedures, conducted compliance reviews of branches, prepared reports and provided staff training on new regulatory developments.

Representative Experience

Since joining KPMG in 2015, Khurram has led various engagements relating to institutional ML/TF risk assessment, AML reviews, customer risk assessment framework, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) periodic review and remediation, transaction screening and monitoring systems review for a wide range of clients across various industries. He is experienced in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects and has:

  • worked on one of the largest engagements of KPMG Advisory Hong Kong as Director of Policy and Quality Assurance relating to CDD periodic review and remediation, directly managing a team of more than 100 people
  • worked as an SME and assisted in the designing and implementation of AML and Sanctions compliance programmes for banks with operations in multiple countries to ensure they meet regulatory expectations
  • worked on the designing and implementation of transaction screening and monitoring systems and is experienced in carrying out internal controls review to assess the effectiveness and identify improvement opportunities
  • conducted gap analysis on client operations, including account opening, client on-boarding procedures — Know Your Customer, CDD and enhanced due diligence directives, and made necessary recommendations
  • conducted trainings and presented at various forums on AML developments, economic sanctions in relation to trade finance business, monitoring tools, CDD/EDD — identifying red flags
  • monitored regulatory compliance for his former financial institution and communicated regulatory updates, issues and developments to the key stakeholders
  • designed and implemented specific trade-based money laundering controls, name and sanctions screening scenarios and monitoring mechanisms for his former bank, which specialises in trade finance business.

Areas of Focus

  • Anti-money laundering and sanctions, trade-based money laundering and risk management

Leong Wai Leng

Deputy Director, Investigation Department, Securities Commission Malaysia (SC)



Lim Siew Lee

Managing Director, Group Head of Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/Sanction Compliance, UOB, Singapore


Lim Siew Lee is the Managing 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 of over 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 Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Fellow in 2017.

Lim has also participated in international industry forums. Since 2012, she has been invited to attend 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.

Dr Mark Lovatt

Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer, Trident Integrity Solutions, Malaysia


Dr Mark Lovatt is the Principal Consultant and Chief Executive Officer of Trident Integrity Solutions, a leading-edge consultancy firm expert at implementing anti-corruption programmes including ISO 37001:2016 for anti-bribery management systems, primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. He is an internationally recognised expert in private sector corruption, speaking at conferences across the region, and has worked with governments, global agencies, multinationals and SOEs to deliver effective measures to combat corruption.Dr Lovatt is also the co-founder and Secretary-General of the Business Integrity Alliance, established in 2016 to facilitate collective action in the business sector, drive change in combatting corruption and share best practice. Under this position, he heads the Transparency & Integrity Committee at European-Malaysian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and supports the Malaysian Government’s Governance, Integrity & Anti-Corruption Centre (GIACC) in their business sector work.

Dr Lovatt holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees in Philosophical Theology from the University of Nottingham, UK, and has a background in IT, corporate regulation and business development in the power & gas sector.

Mohd Fuad Arshad

Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)



Niall Grady

Chief Compliance Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia, Hong Kong


Niall Grady was appointed Chief Compliance Officer, Prudential Corporation Asia (PCA) in January 2017. Prior to his appointment, Niall was Chief Risk Officer of Eastspring Investments, Singapore Ltd, the Asian asset management business of Prudential Plc, where he was responsible for Legal, Risk & Compliance.Before joining Eastspring Investments in 2013, Niall was Regional Director of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) for PCA responsible for the Risk Management Framework, the Solvency II project and Operational Risk. Niall joined Prudential Plc in 2007.

Niall has 21 years of financial industry experience and a degree in Financial Services from the University of Manchester (UK) business school and is a Chartered Associate of Institute of Financial Services (ACIF).

Paul Jevtovic

Regional Head, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC, Hong Kong


Australian Federal Police (Australia’s National Police Force)
Paul Jevtovic commenced his professional career as a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in 1982, working in a broad range of investigative fields, including narcotics, organised and serious crime, fraud and internal affairs/anti-corruption.In April 2005, he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner, National Manager, International Deployment Group. Over the next three years, he would conceive and oversee the AFP’s largest new policy initiatives to deliver one of the world’s largest standing international policing capabilities. During this time, Paul was responsible for leading the deployment of over 500 law enforcement and civilian officers to countries impacted by the breakdown of democracy and deterioration of security in both United Nations’ missions and multilateral regional task forces within the Pacific.As a senior member of the senior executive, Paul also performed duties as the Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer and was also the mentor of the AFP’s Sydney Office (the largest operational office) from 2005 to 2010. Paul also represented the AFP at key strategic national government forums, including the National Security Committee of Cabinet; Strategic Policy Coordination Group; Secretaries’ Committee on National Security; and numerous strategic Interdepartmental Committees, where his abilities to put forward articulated and well-considered concepts and positions have been recognised by a number of key stakeholders.Office of Police Integrity (Victoria’s Anti-Corruption Agency)
In January 2010, Paul was appointed to the role of Deputy Director, Office of Police Integrity (OPI) for the state of Victoria. His role, which was very much that of a CEO, was responsible for leading investigations into police corruption and serious misconduct as well as ensuring that Victoria Police maintains the highest ethical and professional standards.Australian Crime Commission (Australia’s National Criminal Intelligence Agency)
Between November 2011 and November 2014, Paul held the roles of Executive Director Operations and A/g CEO of the Australian Crime Commission (ACC). During that time, he conceived and led the National Eligo taskforce — Australia’s most effective and successful attack on organised crime and money laundering, seizing AUD600 million in cash and causing the detection/seizure of narcotics worth over a billion dollars. Paul led the establishment of the Australian Gangs Intelligence Coordination Centre, the national coordination of Australian law enforcement agencies against violent organised crime gangs, and oversaw the ACC’s contribution to a national framework countering terrorism. Paul also led the development and publication of a historic strategic intelligence report into the proliferation of drugs in sport in Australia.Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
In November 2014, Paul was appointed as CEO of AUSTRAC — Australia’s financial intelligence agency and regulator of the financial industry, including some 14,000 reporting entities. During his appointment, Paul led a significant reform agenda, including Cultural reform; drove the development of a new regulatory model; oversaw the delivery of an Industry Levy model; conceived and delivered the world’s first Regional Counter Terrorism Forum (Sydney, Indonesia and Malaysia, later this year), including the production of the world’s first regional risk assessment (ASEAN) into money laundering and terrorist financing.Paul also represents Australia in a number of global forums as Australia’s Head of Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Egmont (a global network of financial intelligence units), the Asia-Pacific Group on Money laundering (APG), and the Middle East & North African FATF (MENAFATF). Paul also signed historic MoU’s with a number of countries, including China and Russia, enabling operational cooperation and broader collaboration between our countries. Most importantly, he shifted the nature of the relationship between the regulator and industry to one underpinned by principles of partnership, collaboration and innovation.HSBC — Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM)
In May 2017, Paul joined HSBC as the Regional Head of FCTM, Asia Pacific. His excellent communication skills are motivating people, while he is delivering new policies and initiatives and championing diversity within the senior leadership groups that he oversees.

Prasad Padmanaban

Chief Executive, Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB), Malaysia; Former Investment Banker


Prasad Padmanaban joined AICB in 2016 after a sabbatical of about one year to travel and spend time with family. Prior to that Prasad worked with the investment banks of Mitsubishi UFJ in Hong Kong and JP Morgan in both London and Hong Kong as Executive Director in various Markets capacities over a period of 16 years, covering all manner of Asia-ex and Japan securities from fixed income to equity derivatives. As an accomplished professional in the banking arena, Prasad brings a great mix of leadership, operational excellence, technical breadth and a passion for learning and development to AICB.

Prasad holds Master of Arts degrees in Finance and Investment, and European Studies from the University of Exeter, UK, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Radish Singh

Executive Director, Forensic/Financial Crime Compliance Leader — SEA, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, Singapore


Radish Singh 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 includes 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.

In her previous role, she 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 & Finance in Singapore enterprise-wide on their compliance and AML industry standard 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 assessments, conduct risk, trade-based money laundering (TBML) compliance and transactions monitoring optimisation/model validation/assessment.

Shailesh Grover

Chief Digital and Innovation Officer, Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Malaysia



Dr Simon Longstaff

Executive Director, The Ethics Centre, Australia


Dr Simon Longstaff began his working life on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory of Australia. He is proud of his kinship ties to the Anindilyakwa people. After a period studying law in Sydney and teaching in Tasmania, he pursued postgraduate studies as a Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge. In 1991, Dr Longstaff commenced his work as the first Executive Director of The Ethics Centre.In 2013, he was made an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to the community through the promotion of ethical standards in governance and business, to improving corporate responsibility, and to philosophy”.

Dr Longstaff is an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Royal Society of NSW and the Australian Risk Policy Institute. He serves on a number of Boards and Committees and as Independent Integrity Adviser to the Australian Taxation Office.

Suhanna Omar

Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)


Suhanna Omar is currently the Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department (FIED) at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM). She started her career in the Legal Department of BNM in 1998 and joined FIED in 2010.She oversees policy and strategy development on AML/CFT-related matters, including the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001, AML/CFT policy documents and targeted financial sanctions framework. Her previous work includes investigations and ensuring enforcement actions undertaken are in accordance with the approved Enforcement and Penalty Framework of the Bank.

Suhanna has a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Master of Law (LLM) degree from King’s College London.

Tom Keatinge

Director, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS), The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), UK


Tom Keatinge is the founding Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), where his research focuses on matters at the intersection of finance and security, including the use of finance as a tool of intelligence and disruption. Among other projects, he co-leads RUSI’s programme on counter-proliferation finance.He has a Master degree in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, where his research focused on the effectiveness of the global counter-terror finance regime. Prior to joining RUSI in 2014, he was an investment banker for 20 years at J.P. Morgan.

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CPD Hours

Date Programme Duration Timing CPD Hours (AICB) CPD Hours (MITBA*)
4 November 2019 Masterclass Half day 1.00 pm–5.00 pm 4 2
5 November 2019 Conference — Day 1 Full day 8.00 am–5.15 pm 8 8
6 November 2019 Conference — Day 2 Full day 8.00 am–5.30 pm 8 8
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Express Rail Link

The Express Rail Link (ERL) is a high-speed train service which connects Kuala Lumpur International Airport ( KLIA) with the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Cruising at a top speed of 160 km/h, the journey takes only 28 minutes.

The ERL operates at 15-minute intervals during peak hours and 20-minute intervals off-peak. The fare is RM55 for a one-way trip, and RM100 for a return trip.

Airport Limo

Taxi and limousine services to-and-from KLIA are available daily, and includes insurance coverage for passengers and doorstep drop-offs and pick-ups. Its vehicles are readily available at all times, and with a computerised system issuing travel coupons and standardised fares based on travel distance, passengers are assured of safe and comfortable rides always.

Airport Coach

A safe and efficient way to travel from KLIA to KL Sentral and back. A one-way trip takes about an hour and costs only RM10, while a return trip costs only RM18. Its coaches are available hourly.

The Country

The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia.


Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language of Malaysia, but English is widely spoken. The different ethnic groups in Malaysia also converse in their respective languages and dialects.


Population projections in 2017 show that the Malays and Bumiputeras constitute 68.8% of the total population, with the Chinese, Indians and other races making up the rest of the country’s population.

Visitor Access

Visitors to Malaysia must hold a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Most nationalities do not require visas for social or business visits. For further information, please contact the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or the office of Tourism Malaysia, or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.


The monetary unit of Malaysia is Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Foreign currencies can be obtained at banks and money changers.


Malaysia experiences tropical weather year round, with temperatures ranging from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Highlands experience cooler temperatures of between 15°C (59° F) and 25°C (77°F). The country’s rainfall figures are between 2,000 mm to 2,500 mm annually. Click here for the daily weather forecast.