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Anti-Money Laundering 4th Annual Summit (Nepal) 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019 Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu

Anti-Money Laundering 4th Annual Summit (Nepal) 2019

The 4th Annual AML Summit in Nepal, in association with the National Banking Institute (NBI), will provide a fillip to the existing dialogue in the country towards leveraging the strengths and recognising improvement areas in Nepal’s AML/CFT regime through knowledge sharing on latest tools, techniques, processes and technologies.

The tone for the day will be set by a keynote address from the Nepal Rastra Bank and will consist of presentations and panel discussions involving compliance officers from leading banks in Nepal.


9.00 am to 9.30 am

9:30 am to 10:15 am
Welcome & Inaugural Session

  • Sanjib Subba, CEO, National Banking Institute
  • Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor, Nepal Rastra Bank
  • Laxmi Prapanna Niroula, Chairman, NBI

10:15 am to 10:30 am

10:30 am to 11:30 am
Monitoring and Managing Correspondent Banking Risks 
Chowdhury MAQ Sarwar, Deputy Managing Director, Eastern Bank, Bangladesh

The session will cover the emerging risks including the due diligence challenges, especially brought on by the new Wolfsberg Correspondent Banking Questionnaire, and strategies to mitigate the impact from these risks.   

11.30 am to 11.45 am

11: 45 am to 12.40 pm

Ramu Paudel, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Nepal Rastra Bank

12.40 pm to 12.45 pm
Technology and Consulting solutions for Go-AML Reporting, Digital Customer On-boarding and KYC remediation 

Shivani Shrestha, CEO, KYC Nepal

12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

1.30 pm to 1.50 pm
The Future of Financial Crime – Need for Improved Public/Private Sector Information Sharing 
Sriram Ramnarayan, Director, Market Development, Thomson Reuters – South Asia
Rohit Kaul, Regional Specialist, Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters

1.50 pm to 2.50 pm
International Developments of Relevance to AML in Nepal 
Hari Kumar Nepal, AML Cell, Ministry of Finance/Deputy Director, Nepal Rastra Bank

A round-up of key global developments and trends, and their likely impact on the AML compliance function within the Nepal banking industry.

2:50 pm to 3.30 pm
Best Practices in Sanctions Screening

Surendra Thapa, President, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York

Sanctions compliance is an increasingly complex area, with huge costs of non-compliance and/or oversight. The session by international AML expert Surendra Thapa will provide guidance on assessing, enhancing and optimising sanctions screening programmes to align with regulatory guidelines as well as contemporary best practices.

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm

3:45 pm to 4:55 pm
Panel Discussion: Top Priorities for AML Compliance Officers for Achieving Higher AML Maturity Standards

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Marketing, Fintelekt Advisory Services


  • Saroj Kafle, Head -Compliance and Corporate Governance, Siddhartha Bank Limited
  • Raja Aryal, Chief Compliance Officer, Global IME Bank
  • Bhawani Ghimire, Head – Compliance, Himalayan Bank
  • DIGP Niraj Bahadur Shahi, Director, Central Investigation Bureau (Invited)

Key areas for discussion: 
Top priorities for compliance officers in the areas of:

  • Governance frameworks
  • Risk assessment 
  • Training and skill development
  • The role of technology

4:55 pm
Closing Ceremony

Organizing Partner

Title Sponsor

Silver Partner