4th Annual Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools and Techniques Seminar – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • When: 17 May 2017
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Venue: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
    3 Jalan Stesen Sentral,
    Kuala Lumpur, 50470,

This targeted one-day seminar provides a forum for in-depth discussions covering key areas of AML compliance and financial crime prevention. Take advantage of the small group format and take away valuable tools and techniques to share with your team.

Our speaker faculty will share their expertise in a wide range of topics, including addressing regional compliance challenges, effective sanctions management, and an interactive workshop on implementing risk assessment processes.


8:00 – 9:00 Registration and morning tea
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
9:10 – 10:40 Regulatory Update: Compliance Strategies for New Rules and Guidance
  • Updating on the current changes in Malaysia’s AML regulatory framework
  • Preparing for the Impact of the 4th-Round of FATF Mutual Evaluations on Your AML Program
  • Meeting upcoming FATCA Deadlines on gross proceeds payments and strategizing for the upcoming OECD common reporting standard (GATCA) implementation
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
David James, HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, British High Commission (Singapore)
Mohd Azwan Bin Ramli, Head of Sector in AMLFOP Division, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission
10:40– 11:00 Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 – 12:15 Updating AML Models to Meet Global Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Standards
  • Tailoring on-boarding and due diligence policies to flag potential UBO exposure
  • Using global data sharing and public registers to enhance monitoring for UBO risks
  • Creating internal systems to assure UBO alerts are escalated, investigated and resolved
Aaron Lau, CAMS-Audit, Head of Fraud Investigation & AML, AITLAU Management Services
Shalini Pavithran, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Association of Money Service Business
Suresh Soundarrajan, CAMS, Director, Deloitte Forensic SEA, AML & Sanctions Advisory, Deloitte Malaysia
12:15 – 13:40 Networking Luncheon for all participants
13:40 – 14:50 Reviewing Key Lessons from Recent Global AML Regulatory Actions
  • Exploring key elements of recent enforcement actions, e.g. Mega ICB and ABC
  • Understanding the signs and red flags that foreshadow trouble, e.g. BSI and Falcon Bank
  • Analyzing and extracting lessons from important cases
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
Richard Moore, Former MD & Group Head – Financial Crime & Security Services, DBS (Singapore)
Geetha Sivapathasundram, Head of Compliance, CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad
Part I: Strengthening Compliance Oversight with a Risk-Based Approach

  • Tailoring sanctions compliance models to reflect unique institutional risks based on business lines, client profiles, geographic issues and transaction patterns
  • Utilizing emerging technologies to enhance entity resolution and provide robust implementation of sanctions changes
Jose John Thottungal, CAMS, Director, Comp Cube Consultants International
Nicholas Turner, CAMS, Attorney – FCC Practice, Clifford Chance
15:30 – 15:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
Part II: Strengthening Compliance Oversight with a Risk-Based Approach

  • Integrating sanctions oversight into existing culture of compliance with staff training on identifying red flags, updating risk assessments and conducting enhanced due diligence
  • Performing independent sanctions model testing to ensure systemic integrity and identify and resolve any compliance oversight deficiencies
Jose John Thottungal, CAMS, Director, Comp Cube Consultants International
Nicholas Turner, CAMS, Attorney – FCC Practice, Clifford Chance
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS


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Speaker Faculty

Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Asia


Ms. Dang is the Head of Asia of ACAMS, having established its regional head office in Hong Kong in 2008. Ms. Dang has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance. Prior to ACAMS, she was a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director for Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore and Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial in Hong Kong. Ms. Dang holds educational degrees from the US, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

David James
  • David James

  • HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison
  • British High Commission (Singapore)


Mr. James is Her Majesty Royal Customs (HMRC) Asia Pacific Lead on Tax Evasion and Money Laundering, based in Singapore. He is a Tax Inspector by trade with 14 years’ experience of dealing with serious fraud and tax avoidance. He has investigated and led teams of investigators in all types of HMRC intervention involving both criminal and civil responses to tax fraud. In July 2014, Mr. James was posted to Singapore with a focus on combating offshore tax evasion and money laundering in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Aaron Lau
  • Aaron Lau, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Fraud Investigation and Anti-Money Laundering
  • AITLAU Management Services


Mr. Lau is the principal consultant and director of AITLAU Management Services Sdn Bhd. He is heading the Financial Fraud Investigation and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance services in the firm. He is involved in consultancy and training in areas related to financial fraud and forensic accounting investigations, anti-money laundering, business intelligence and financial accounting.

He is an accredited trainer for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) certification programme. He heads the ACAMS partnership with AITLAU Management Services Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

He has provided training services in the areas of financial fraud investigations, asset recovery, anti-money laundering and business intelligence to participants of government-related regulatory bodies like Securities Commission, Royal Malaysian Customs, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Joint organization between MACC-UNDP-INTERPOL Asset Recovery Workshops, Korean Customs and the Companies Commissioner of Malaysia, both local and foreign financial institutions and corporations. Aaron has been lecturing for the advanced and executive certificate course for strategic management of anti-corruption programme in the area of anti-money laundering and effects of corruption since 2011. In 2015, he was accredited as an international bank’s global trainer in Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions.

Aaron is also involved in financial fraud investigations for both local and foreign companies. He worked together with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to develop the financial fraud toolkits and investigation guidelines for private entities.

Richard Moore
  • Richard Moore

  • Managing Director & Head of AML, Asia Pacific
  • Scotiabank | Singapore


Mr. Moore recently joined Scotiabank in June 2017 . Prior to this, he was Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services with DBS Bank since 2012. With his team, he was accountable for ensuring DBS has systems and processes in place to identify and prevent anti money laundering, sanctions, fraud and security risk. Before joining DBS, Richard performed a similar role with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia across 12 years. Richard was also a Detective in Australia’s New South Wales Police Service. Richard hold a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) and a Graduate Diploma in Risk Management. He is a member of MasterCard’s Global and Regional Fraud Advisory Councils, bodies which provide guidance to MasterCard on fraud trends and prevention initiatives. Richard was the former Co-Chair ACAMS Singapore Chapter.

Shalini Pavithra
  • Shalini Pavithran

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Malaysian Association of Money Service Business


Ms. Pavithran is the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Association of Money Services Business (MAMSB) responsible in the overall management and administration of the Association in line with the strategic direction set by the MAMSB Council. She works closely with the Central Bank of Malaysia to promote the modernization, enhance the professionalism and support the development and growth of the MSB industry. MAMSB with the Group of Compliance Officers Committee have developed a rigorous mandatory certification process for industry Compliance Officers to enhance their competency and strengthen AML/CFT compliance across the industry.

Prior to joining MAMSB, Ms. Pavithran had extensive experience in the banking and financial industry with about 20 years of banking experience, having served in organizations such as Hong Leong Bank and Alliance Bank. She played a key role in various areas including branch operations and management, branch development, banking operations, strategic planning, customer experience management, service quality, business process re-engineering, compliance, risk management, change management, training and development.

Mohd Azwan Bin Ramli
  • Mohd Azwan Bin Ramli

  • Head of Sector in AMLFOP Division
  • Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission


Azwan is the Deputy Head of AMLA, AMLFOP Unit in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). He has been working with the MACC for 10 years (starting from 2006) and has vast experience on corruption related investigation (including testifying in corruption related trials). Professionally, he is a Certified Financial Investigator Programme (CFIP), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, Graduate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Associate Member of Certified Fraud Examiner.

Geetha Sivapathasundram
  • Geetha Sivapathasundram

  • Head of Compliance
  • CIMB-Principal Asset Management Berhad


Prior to joining CPAM, Ms. Sivapathasundram served in roles overseeing the functions of Compliance, Legal and Risk Management in local financial institutions having been in legal practice from 1992 to 1998.

She has over 18 years of Compliance experience in consumer banking and capital markets, is also a member of the Compliance Committee of the Malaysian Investment Banking Association and was a member of the Working Group on Capital Raising and Capital Maintenance of the Corporate Law Reform Committee that was tasked to review the current law and practice on capital raising and capital maintenance rules.

Ms. Sivapathasundram holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours from the University College Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom and is a Barrister of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Suresh Soundarrajan
  • Suresh Soundarrajan, CAMS

  • Director, Deloitte Forensic SEA, AML & Sanctions Advisory
  • Deloitte Malaysia


Mr. Soundarrajan is Director AML with Deloitte, Malaysia and has over 15 years’ experience in the field of financial crime risk compliance. His experience includes AML regulatory advisory, standard operating model implementations, process enhancements, AML shared services, training and strategy. He was previously a banker, relationship manager and was leading AML investigation teams for global banks. He has been the subject matter expert for various AML engagements and has supported clients globally on matters related to process gaps, AML risk assessments, regulatory reporting and AML remediation. He was formerly a KYC champion and lead a team that helped clean up of the retail portfolio of a large global bank for its branches in India.

Jose John Thottungal
  • Jose John Thottungal, CAMS

  • Director
  • Comp Cube Consultants International


Mr. Jose has overall over 30 years of professional audit management experience covering over three decades of Financial, Operational, Credit, Risk Management, AML/CTF Risk (including AML Technology risk and controls) and Control, Regulatory Compliance, Investment Banking, Corporate Governance, and IS/IT, both in conventional and Islamic Financial Institutions globally.

His previous roles include being Chief Internal Auditor in Al Rajhi Bank Malaysia, Senior Director of Group Audit of Risk, compliance and Treasury at Al Rajhi Bank Group in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Senior Inspection Specialist at Public Company Accounting Regulator (PCAOB) in Washington D.C., Senior Manager Technology Risk Consulting including on AML/CTF automated global controls for ABN AMRO Europe and North America, and External Audit management (CPA) experience in PricewaterHousecoopers in Canada and USA.

Mr. Jose holds professional certifications as a Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Computer System Security Professional (CSSP), and Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Masters in Economics & Banking.

Nicholas Turner
  • Nicholas Turner, CAMS

  • Attorney – FCC Practice
  • Clifford Chance


Mr. Turner is an attorney in Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong office, where he specializes in financial crimes advisory including economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance for the financial services sector. Mr. Turner is admitted to practice law in New York. He previously was a Senior Vice President for regional sanctions compliance at Citi Hong Kong and a Compliance Management Associate for Citi in New York and Los Angeles.

Mr. Turner’s financial crimes compliance experience in North America and Asia includes the trade finance, institutional, capital markets, and retail banking sectors, for both US and non-US financial institutions and corporate clients. He has conducted sanctions compliance training seminars in the United States and Asia. His recent publications include “The Financial Action Task Force: International Regulatory Convergence Through Soft Law,” published in the New York Law School Law Review, in 2015, and “Regulation E: Compliance Challenges under the CFPB’s Remittance Transfer Rule,” published in the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions, in 2013.