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South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020

Fintelekt South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020

December 7-9, 2020 (Virtual Event)
10.00 am to 1.00 pm Indian standard time

Fintelekt presents the South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020 with the objective to engage AML/CFT experts, regulators, practitioners and suppliers across South Asia on a three-day virtual knowledge-sharing journey from December 7 to 9, 2020.  

In its tenth year, this Fintelekt AML/CFT Summit that previously focused only on India, will expand its coverage to AML/CFT professionals in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Summit aims to provide a platform for common dialogue and discussion on pertinent issues within the region.

The Summit is FREE for the entire South Asian AML/CFT community to attend.


Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) India

Managing Director
Fintelekt Advisory Services

Director – Strategy and Planning
Fintelekt Advisory Services

Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance

Senior Vice President and Principal Officer AML
Axis Bank

Criminal Intelligence Officer

Criminal Intelligence Officer

Director General, Banks Supervision Department
Central Bank of Afghanistan

Director – Financial Crime Compliance
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Financial Crime Consultant
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson

Regional Subject Matter Expert – Trade Compliance Solutions 
IHS Markit

Head – Risk Management, Compliance & AML/CFT Division
Bank of Bhutan

Head of Compliance – Seylan Bank & President – Association of Compliance Officers of Banks, Sri Lanka

CAMLCO; Head of Vigilance, Dutch-Bangla Bank & General Secretary – Association of AML Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh

Country FCC Head, Principal Officer and MLRO
Standard Chartered Bank – India

Chief – AML/CFT, Internal Audit & Company Secretary
NMB Bank

Former Director Regulatory Affairs Deutsche Bank AG and Former General Manager – Department of Supervision, Reserve Bank of India

Chief Executive Officer
The Mekong Club

Policy Director
Global Financial Integrity

Specialist Advisor, AFC & Compliance
Deutsche Bank, Pakistan


DAY 1 - December 7, 2020 (MONDAY)

9.30 am
Welcome Note
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

9.45 am
Keynote Address
Pankaj Kumar Mishra, IRS, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) India

10.45 am
Beyond Economic Sanctions: What Lies Ahead in 2021

11.15 am
Solution Demo by Accuity

11.30 am
Mitigating AML/CFT Risks from Virtual Assets
Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance

12.00 pm
Managing High Risk Customers
Sharad Nair, Senior Vice President and Principal Officer AML, Axis Bank

12.45 pm
Public Private Partnerships and Information Sharing
Ian Pemberton, Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL
You Jung-Kee, Criminal Intelligence Officer, INTERPOL

DAY 2 - December 8, 2020 (TUESDAY)

10.00 am
The Progress of the AML/CFT Regime in Afghanistan
Nesar Ahmad Yosufzai, Director General, Bank Supervision Department, Central Bank of Afghanistan

10.30 am
Know Your Customer and Due Diligence for Financial Institutions
Douglas Wolfson, Director – Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

10.50 am
Solution Demo
David Zhuo, Financial Crime Consultant, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

11.00 am
Compliance with Economic Sanctions
Nicholas Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson

11.30 pm
Addressing Trade Compliance Challenges Through Technology
Girish Hanumegowda, Regional Subject Matter Expert – Trade Compliance Solutions, IHS Markit

11.50 am
Solution Demo by IHS Markit

12.00 pm
The Progress of the AML/CFT Regime in Bhutan
Thinley Dorji, Head – Risk Management, Compliance & AML/CFT Division, Bank of Bhutan

12..30 pm
The Role and Significance of Compliance Associations
Dilani Sooriyaarachchi, Head of Compliance Seylan Bank, and President – ACOB Sri Lanka;
Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, CAMLCO; Head of Vigilance, Dutch-Bangla Bank and General Secretary – AACOBB Bangladesh;
Jairam Manglani, Country FCC Head and MLRO, Standard Chartered Bank, India.

DAY 3 - December 9, 2020 (WEDNESDAY)

10.00 am
The Progress of the AML/CFT Regime in Nepal
Pramod Kumar Dahal, Chief – AML, CFT, Internal Audit & Company Secretary, NMB Bank.

10.50 am
Best Practices in Conducting an Enterprise Wide AML/CFT Risk Assessment
Theresa Karunakaran, Former Director Regulatory Affairs Deutsche Bank AG and Former General Manager – Department of Supervision, Reserve Bank of India

11.10 am
Why is it Imperative for Banks to Undertake a Modern Slavery Risk Assessment?
Matt Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, The Mekong Club

11.40 am
Trade Based Money Laundering
Lakshmi Kumar, Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity

12.00 pm
Transaction Monitoring, Screening and Embargos
Sarah Tariq, Specialist Advisor – AFC & Compliance, Deutsche Bank, Pakistan

12.30 pm
Closing Remarks


The Summit is FREE to attend for the entire AML/CFT community from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
A participation certificate may be purchased at a nominal fee of USD 15 per person for the entire Summit.

Registration Information:
• A registration confirmation email will be sent automatically after registering.
• Some organisations block emails from external servers. In that case, it would be advisable to register with a personal email id.
• If you do not receive the link after submitting your registration (please also remember to check your spam email folder), please write to us at [email protected]
• The joining link for each day will be sent to the participant on Friday, December 04, 2020.

Certificate Issuance Terms and Conditions:
• An attendee must attend a minimum of 3 hours of the summit in total to qualify to receive the participation certificate.
• The participation certificate will mention the number of hours attended (maximum is 9 hours).
• Note that all sessions must be attended live. A recording of the session will not be available after the Summit.
• No refund will be provided if you cannot attend.
• The Certificate may be used towards credits for other professional certification programmes.

Participants outside South Asia
Participants from other countries may attend the South Asia summit by paying a registration fee of USD 50 per person (including a participation certificate).
Please apply for registration via email to [email protected] Kindly allow us two working days to revert to you with approval. A payment link will be sent to you along with the approval email.


Will the presentations slides and recordings be available after the Summit?
Presentation slides will be available to all participants after the Summit, subject to permission from individual speakers to share slides.
A recording will NOT be available.

How do I join the Summit?
All registered participants will receive a joining link to the online session on the registered email address at least three days before the session date.

What do I need to attend the Summit?
You can join the session through a laptop/personal computer, tablet or mobile phone. A stable internet connection (with an average speed of at least 2 mbps) is recommended for uninterrupted streaming.
Please note that some organisations block access to external emails, webinar platforms, or audio/visual hardware. Kindly contact the IT team of your bank to resolve any such issues. Or alternatively, use a personal computer to log in to the session.

Can you invoice my bank for the Participation Certificate?
Due to the small amount involved, we are unable to invoice the bank for individual participants. We encourage participants to pay online and get the amount reimbursed from the employer.

I have paid for the Participation Certificate but have not received a confirmation. What do I do?
Please send a screenshot of the payment confirmation to us at [email protected] We will get back to you within two working days after reconciliation with our payment service provider.

When will the Participation Certificate be sent?
The Participation Certificate will be emailed in .PDF format within ten working days after the Summit week to the registered email id of the participant.

Can I get a refund for the Participation Certificate fee?
We do not provide a refund once payment is made.

You are welcome to provide your comments or feedback about the course by writing to us at [email protected]

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