2nd Annual Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools and Techniques Seminar – Mumbai

  • When:22 February 2016
  • 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) Preparation Seminar will be held on 21 February 2016 at the same venue for USD $75 for those registered for this seminar and for the CAMS certification. Contact Ranjit Malik at rmalik@acams.org or +91-98100-18469 for more details.


Farokh Adarian
  • Farokh Adarian, CAMS

  • Principal Officer
  • ICICI Bank Limited


Farokh has over 24 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 of 23 years on the business side, he embarked on compliance last year and in his current role, 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, record keeping, sanctions screening, identifying and reporting suspicious transactions, FIU reporting and employee training. Prior to this role, Farokh was heading the Bank’s corporate mega branch providing international trade finance solutions to corporate customers.

Farokh is an MBA in Banking (distinction) from the University of London, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and a Certified Banking Compliance Professional (Distinction). He also holds various other professional qualifications in banking and international trade.

He is an elected Associate of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance, Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Chartered Banker (Scotland) and Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa.

Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Asia


Hue is the Head of Asia of ACAMS, having established its regional head office in Hong Kong in 2008. Hue has had more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance. She was previously 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. Hue 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. She is also a member of the Executive Boards of the ACAMS Hong Kong and Singapore Chapters.

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.

Steve Farrer
  • Steve Farrer, CAMS, CFE

  • Head of Intelligence and Information Strategies
  • Liberty Asia (Hong Kong)


Steve has recently joined the Liberty Asia team (www.libertyasia.org), a group of dedicated professionals from different industries, who feel strongly that a more effective, coordinated response to slavery is essential and that leveraging corporate sector technology & techniques and providing it to the NGO sector will facilitate this response. Steve leads the strategy to develop the use of intelligence, in partnership with NGOs, service providers, and the financial services sector. Prior to this, Steve was the regional head of intelligence for a major financial institution, leading a world-class team, using open source intelligence & techniques to proactively identify & mitigate AML risk. Previously he has enjoyed a number of senior management roles, in both small specialist advisory firms and major multinational corporations, focusing on anti-money laundering & fraud risk mitigation, through the innovative use of technological solutions, and use of intelligence in making risk-based decisions.

Earlier, Steve enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Hong Kong Police, commanding investigations into complex commercial frauds, counterfeit payment instruments, and international organized crime. He is one of the few recipients of His Excellency the Governor’s Commendation for Bravery, the highest bravery award in Hong Kong.

Manish Ghiya
  • Manish Ghiya, CAMS

  • Company Secretary & Head-Compliance & Legal
  • HDFCLife


Manish has more than 20 years of experience working in areas of regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, company secretarial and legal functions. His experience is primarily in the financial services in life insurance and asset management, and in the past he has also worked in securities broking, merchant banking and NBFC sectors.

His past associations include IL&FS Investsmart (now part of HSBC group), SBI Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, and BOI AXA Investment Managers, as well as a brief stint overseas. In January 2012, Manish joined HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited, where currently he is working as Company Secretary & Head – Compliance & Legal. In that role, Manish is responsible for regulatory, AML, company secretarial, governance, and legal functions.

Manish Ghiya is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (1992), and Bachelor of Laws from Mumbai University (1994). Manish completed Chartered Secretary course of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), UK (2000), and recently also attained CAMS credentials from ACAMS, USA (2015).

Sai C V Iyer
  • Sai C V Iyer, CAMS

  • Vice President, FCC Unit
  • Scope International


Sai is a Banking professional with over 17 years of experience in managing operations. He has led FCC operations teams in the Shared Service Centres of multiple multi-national banks. He currently part of the FCSU Management team in Standard Chartered, SCOPE International and heads the Quality Assurance function. In the past, Sai has managed teams handling Transaction Monitoring, Name Screening and Enhanced Due Diligence for various global markets. Sai is an INSEAD Alumni and is CAMS certified.

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 E-Commerce, Data Privacy, Anti-Corruption & Bribery and transaction laundering.

Amit Kumar
  • Dr. Amit Kumar

  • President
  • AAA International Security Consultants LLC, USA


Dr. Amit Kumar is the President of US based AAA International Security Consultants LLC. Formerly an official with the United Nations Al-Qaida Taliban Sanctions Regime and widely recognized as an international security expert in counterterrorism and counter-terrorist financing, he is also Senior Fellow with the Anti-Money Laundering Association, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Fellow at Center for National Policy, Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, and lecturer in Homeland Security Program at Bush School of Government & Public Service.

Amit has numerous years of experience working with the Al-Qaida Taliban Sanctions regime at the United Nations. In this capacity, he offered substantive advice to the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Regimes at the United Nations on matters related to the implementation of Assets Freeze Sanctions measures against the Al-Qaida and Taliban, as well as issues relating to countering the financing of terrorism.

His financial services sector experience includes working for the Schlumberger Smart Card Division and consulting with McKinsey, Citibank, HSBC, and Conseco while he was based in New Delhi, India. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a prolific author, and has been published in the Journal of Homeland Security, the Terrorism Electronic Journal and Database, George Mason University School of Law’s National Security Law Journal, the American Bar Association’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, The Hill, and the Richmond-Times Dispatch. He is currently co-editing a most comprehensive textbook on Terrorist Financing.

Amit holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from American University in Washington D.C, Masters in Philosophy in American Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and a Masters in International Business from the University of Delhi.

John Mathews
  • John Mathews, CAMS

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


John 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 is 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. John 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.

He is also a member of the Government of India’s National Risk Assessment Committee for the securities market in India, member of the Operations and Risk committee of AMFI and also leads the industry body’s AML committee. He is the Chair of HDFC’s group conglomerate AML Principal Officer’s committee. He has spoken at various AML conferences in India and overseas. John is also a Director on the board of Mutual Fund Utilities India Pvt Ltd.

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

Bhuvana Rao
  • 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.

Madhu Sinha
  • 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.

Farrokh Tarapore
  • Farrokh Tarapore

  • Partner, Financial Services – Advisory
  • Ernst & Young


Farrokh is a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, India in the Advisory practice, spearheading the Risk & Regulatory business within the Financial Services segment. He has over 20 years of experience in serving the financial services industry. Farrokh joined EY in 2002 and is based in the Mumbai office. He works with a range of foreign banks as well as large India-based banks and other financial services companies. He is well seasoned in advising banks with their regulatory compliance and AML programs, as well as broader controls assurance, risk management and governance agendas.


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Time Session
8.30 – 9.00 Registration and Morning Tea
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome Remarks
9.15 – 10.25 New Regulatory Developments and How to Comply with Them
10.25 – 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10.45 – 12.00 AML Risk Management Issues and Answers
12.00 – 13.00 Protecting Against Exposure to Terrorist Financing
13.00 – 14.15 Networking Luncheon for all Participants
14:15 – 15:15 Creating a Multi-Pronged Approach to Fighting Human Trafficking
15.15 – 15.35 Networking and Refreshment Break
15.35 – 17.00 Interactive Workshop: Designing an Effective Risk-based AML Compliance Program
17.00 – 17.15 Closing Remarks


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