3rd Annual Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools and Techniques Seminar – Mumbai, India

  • When: 27 February 2017
  • Where: Mumbai, India
  • Venue: Hilton Mumbai International Airport
    Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Mumbai, 400099, India

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 and India’s efforts in counter terrorist financing, effective surveillance programs, and an interactive workshop on implementing risk assessment processes.

A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) Exam Preparation Seminar will be held on 26 February 2017 at the same venue. Please contact our Service Team on asia@acams.org for more detail.


Time Session
8:30 – 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 India’s AML regulatory framework including the recent demonetisation
  • 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
Kamalesh Rangan, Director, AML CoE, Ernst & Young LLP
Bhuvana Rao, Executive Director, India GFCC Head, JP Morgan Chase

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

Sarabjeet Singh, Partner, BMR Advisors

Farokh Adarian, CAMS, Principal Officer, ICICI Bank Limited
Priyanka Kadam, CAMS, Compliance Director – India, First Data
Madhu Sinha, CAMS, Director, AML Compliance & AMLCO, Citibank India

12:15 – 13:30 Protecting Institutions from Exposure to Corrupt Proceeds
  • Reviewing third-party agents and foreign entities for potential PEP exposure
  • Analyzing Panama Papers’ cases to identify best practices for monitoring shell firms
  • Using corruption and bribery typologies to detect and resolve transactional red flags

John Mathews, CAMS, Executive Vice President & Head – Client Services, HDFC Asset Management Company Limited

Praveen Mohan Dayal, Senior Vice President – AML, HSBC – India
Charan Rawat, Chief Governance Officer, Barclays Bank plc
Suresha Iyer, CAMS, Senior Director, Oracle AML Implementation, Oracle Financial Services Solutions Ltd.

13:30 – 14:45 Networking Luncheon for all Participants

Nicholas Turner, CAMS, Attorney – FCC Practice, Clifford Chance

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
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
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS


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Farokh Adarian
  • Farokh Adarian, CAMS

  • Principal Officer
  • ICICI Bank Limited


Mr. Adarian has over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry with a broad exposure to retail banking, commercial banking and compliance. He has been with ICICI Bank since October 2002. After a long stint on the business side, he embarked on compliance two years back and functions as the Bank’s Principal Officer, based at Mumbai. He heads the Bank’s AML compliance team and is responsible for the Bank’s AML/CFT obligations in areas of customer due diligence, transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, FIU reporting and employee training. Prior to this role, Mr. Adarian was heading the Bank’s corporate mega branch providing international trade finance solutions to corporate customers.

Mr. Adarian is an MBA in Banking (distinction) from the University of London, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), holds an International Diploma in AML from ICA (U.K.) and is a Certified Banking Compliance Professional (Distinction). He also holds various other professional qualifications in banking and international trade.  Mr. Adarian is a member of the IBA Working Group on KYC/AML and has also participated in finalizing the implementation approach of the TBML red flag indicators by the FIU Working Group.

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.

Praveen Mohan Dayal
  • Praveen Mohan Dayal

  • Senior Vice President – AML
  • HSBC – India


With over 25 years of banking experience, including corporate/trade finance, retail banking, operations and AML, Praveen is currently Senior Vice President in AML at HSBC. Prior to this role, he was the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (Principal Officer, as per PMLA) for ICICI Bank India, for which he was responsible for formulation and implementation of AML/CFT policy, processes and systems for the Bank, and has oversight over AML/CFT policy/processes for the international banking Branches / subsidiaries, as well as at the Group level for the past 8 years as well as its UK subsidiary for a year.

Suresha Iyer
  • Suresha Iyer, CAMS

  • Senior Director, Oracle AML Implementation
  • Oracle Financial Services Solutions Ltd.


Mr. Iyer has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance. His current role is the Solution Architect and Subject Matter Expert in Oracle Financial Software Services Ltd. He spearheads Oracle’s AML, KYC and Fraud solution initiatives, conceptualizing solutions and evolving strategies for various markets. His seasoned understanding of the domain has helped him focus on bringing end-to-end compliance solution to banks and financial institutions around the world, encompassing strategic consulting and implementation.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Iyer worked for a leading Asset Management Company in India for almost a decade. He also served a leading commercial bank in India, worked in Retail, Corporate and Investment Banking areas. He was closely involved in developing a strong MIS for the bank.

Mr. Iyer is a postgraduate in Statistics from Bangalore University (India). He also holds a diploma in Banking and is a member of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He is among a select group of professionals to pass the rigorous CAMS in 2003. A thought-leader, Mr. Iyer has presented papers at various forums, including the ACAMS global meet at Las Vegas. He has published a white paper on Operational Risk and AML.

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.

Priyanka Kadam
  • Priyanka Kadam, CAMS

  • Compliance Director – India
  • First Data


Priyanka Kadam is a certified AML Compliance, Anti-Fraud and CFT Specialist. A senior executive offering decisive leadership across 20+ years of total experience. Priyanka consistently combines Compliance, Risk Management and Corporate Governance with sound business practices to provide credible AML solutions related to the regional challenges in an ever changing environment of -Commerce, Data Privacy, Anti-Corruption & Bribery and transaction laundering.

John Mathews
  • John Mathews, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President & Head – Client Services
  • HDFC Asset Management Company Limited


Mr. Mathews has been with India’s premier financial services conglomerate HDFC for close to three decades. Started his career with HDFC Ltd, India’s leading mortgage finance company and was responsible for Deposits, Retail Loans and Management Services.

He later moved to HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd, investment manager to currently India’s largest Mutual Fund. He was part of its start-up team and was a key management employee. He is the Investor Relations Officer of the Fund, the Principal Officer under PMLA and also the Responsible Officer under FATCA. He has set up their client services division and is responsible for various other functions like systems, branch audit, MIS, Unit Administration, customer service, accounting and anti-money laundering.

Mr. Mathews holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Post-Graduation in Systems Management, is a certified CAMS and is an alumni of Columbia Business School, Columbia University, USA.

Kamalesh Rangan
  • Kamalesh Rangan

  • Director, AML CoE
  • Ernst & Young LLP


Mr. Rangan is a Director with Ernst & Young LLP, India leading the AML CoE Operations based in the Hyderabad office. He has over 20+ years of experience in Banking & Financial Services industry.

Prior to EY, Mr. Rangan has led multi geography AML Operations for a major MNC bank with a span of 200 FTE workforce managed AML operations on CDD, case management, focus entity & accounts review, transaction monitoring & analysis, compliance reporting and case disposition.

Being a seasoned banker, Mr. Rangan has led many workshops on development of capability framework for banking operations and enterprise risk functions. He has led an umbrella project on credit card general process operations where significant cost rationalization and enhanced customer experience was achieved. He was certified with Six Sigma Green Belt and ranked as top five cost initiatives.

  • Bhuvana Rao

  • Executive Director, India GFCC Head
  • JP Morgan Chase


Bhuvana has over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and specifically in the area of AML/KYC for the past 10 years. Her current role as GFCC India Head includes oversight of the firm’s AML and anti-corruption programme in India. The role will involve working closely with the business, location Compliance & Line of Business Compliance to ensure that the AML and anti-corruption programmes in India comply with firm policies and standards, as well as local laws and regulations.

Prior to JP Morgan, Bhuvana worked for Citibank for 28 years, including in various functions in the Retail and Corporate Banks as Service Manager, Branch Manager, Operations Head, Quality Assurance and Offshore Compliance Officer, and most recently as Regional Head of Targeted Risk Review.

Charan Rawat
  • Charan Rawat

  • Chief Governance Officer
  • Barclays Bank plc


Mr. Rawat is Chief Governance Officer for Barclays India. This role oversees the enterprise wide risk framework and its implementation for Barclays franchise in India.

Prior to taking up this role in May 2016, he was Director & Head of Compliance for Barclays Bank in India. He joined Barclays Capital, the Investment Banking business in 2003 when Barclays Group had a small presence in India with barely 30 members. Barclays today has a presence of circa 20,000 colleagues supporting the local and global activities of the Group.

A career banker, with over 3 decades’ experience, he has spent over 25 years with MNC Banks. with State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur with intermediate stops at Vijaya Bank and ANZ Grindlays. Over these years, he has had exposure to multiple functions in the industry having handled Corporate Relationship Management, Credit & Risk Management, Internal Control and now Compliance.

Mr. Rawat is an MBA and a qualified lawyer. He obtained his MBA way back in 1984 and followed it up with his LL.B. from University of Mumbai in 2007.

Sarabjeet Singh
  • Sarabjeet Singh

  • Partner
  • BMR Advisors


Mr. Singh is a Partner in the Risk and Advisory Services practice at BMR and is leading engagements in Banking, Data, Financial Crimes Compliances, and New-Age Crimes. Prior to joining BMR in 2006, he worked for nine years at Arthur Andersen and a further three years at Ernst & Young following the merger of the two firms in 2002. He has over 20 years’ professional experience, delivering a wide range of services in accounting, due diligence reviews, internal audit, financial reporting processes, solution development and analytics.

He is currently leading the development of Data Assets and Database solutions aligned with concerns related to Global Compliance, Financial Crimes, Due Diligence, Politically exposed Persons, Rogue Apps and Malicious Websites.

Mr. Singh is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a Certified Information Systems Auditor and also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.

  • Madhu Sinha, CAMS

  • Director, AML Compliance & AMLCO
  • Citibank India


Madhu Sinha has 25+ years’ experience in Banking/ Finance industry. She has worked with India’s leading banks – SBI (18 years) & ICICI (4 years), and is currently working at Citi Bank India as Head of Anti Money Laundering for their India business. Prior to joining Citi, Madhu was the Head of Compliance at GE Capital India for 3 years.

In her long career, Madhu has handled diverse facets of banking such as anti-money laundering & regulatory compliance, retail banking, banking operations, international trade finance, NRI banking & remittances. She also served a 4-year stint in Toronto, Canada as Head of NRI Banking & Remittances at SBI Canada.

Madhu has been in specialized AML roles for the last 8 years and throughout this period, she has remained an active member of India’s evolving AML fraternity. She has participated actively in various Industry level initiatives such as – Indian Bankers’ Association (IBA) Guidance notes on KYC/AML (2009) and Transaction Monitoring Scenarios (2011), IBA banker’s delegation during the FATF mutual evaluation of India (2010), and FIU-India’s Guidance notes on Trade Based Money Laundering (2015). She is currently a part of the IBA working group on KYC/AML.

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.