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  • Singapore Chapter Annual Social Networking Event
  • 20 November 2018
  • Presentation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2
    10 Bayfront Avenue
    Singapore 018956
  • Chapter Member: Free
  • Non-Chapter Member: $45.00
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The mission of the ACAMS Singapore Chapter is to establish and develop a forum for training and a support network in Singapore for AML/Financial Crime industry practitioners who are interested in sharing best practice know-how and expertise with their peers for the common goal of achieving a more effective AML/Financial Crime environment.

  • Singapore Chapter Annual Social Networking Event
  • 20 November 2018
  • Presentation: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Lobby Tower 2
    10 Bayfront Avenue
    Singapore 018956
  • Chapter Member: Free
  • Non-Chapter Member: $45.00

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Singapore Chapter Training Event: Importance of Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) in Fight Against Financial Crime

“Importance of Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) in Fight Against Financial Crime”

  • Why PPPs are so important for Financial Institutions and Regulators in today’s time when fighting financial crime
  • Role for PPPs, with Singapore’s ACIP paper supporting and outlining the approach

Financial Institutions and Regulators are fighting an increasing complex battle against Money Laundering, Sanctions and Corruption. While various individuals and companies are being sanctioned or added to black lists for financial institutions to identify, the fight doesn’t start there. The fight starts with trying to identify those associated to financial crime, like terrorism financing, narcotics, human trafficking, fraud, etc. It has never been more important than today, to see a closer collaboration between public and private sectors. The Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) will not only enhance the fight against financial crime, but also contribute to the wealth and success of the economy. Especially in APAC, where there is still lots of potential to improve the emerging markets for infrastructure and other development projects, PPPs are very important. With this ACAMS Singapore Chapter event, we will discuss the advantages of PPPs for Singapore and Asia with its legal implications for the region. We will also outline why Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP) a private public partnership established in April 2017 is an important strategic driver for PPPs here in Singapore and rest of Asia.

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. David Chew
Director
Commercial Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force

Panel Discussion:

Ms. Siew Lee Lim
ED, Group AML/CFT/Sanction Head & AMLC Secretariat
UOB Limited
Programming Co-Director, Singapore Chapter Board

Ms. Loretta Yuen
General Counsel
Group Legal and Regulatory Compliance
OCBC Group

Moderator:

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit
Head of Asia, ACAMS
Co-Treasurer, Singapore Chapter Board

20 November 2018

Singapore Chapter Training Event: Use of Big Data Analytics in Financial Crime Compliance

Cutting through high volumes of customer, transactions and historical trending information to identify financial crime has become increasingly complex for financial institutions. Data quality and data integrity challenges in addition to the maze of pattern matching and compliance rules can be a daunting exercise.

Big data analytics can offer a potential solution in the fight to make Anti-Money Laundering programs more effective and efficient. They offer an added ability to be able to respond to changing regulatory requirements and changing criminal behaviour. In addition, use of data visualisation techniques within big data can assist with identifying new patterns of suspicious activity from the mountains of data available to the analyst.


Leveraging data analytics and by maintaining and fine-tuning AML systems, institutions can achieve a higher level of AML compliance. However, identifying the right solution for a particular task is equally important for each organisation so that they can not only solve the immediate problem at hand but are able to leverage the solution for future challenges.

Join our industry experts who will share the use of big data analytics in the fight against financial crime and how to assess which solutions work best depending on the approach or business case for each institution.

Speakers:

Mr. Myles Hosford
Head of FSI Security & Compliance Asia
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Myles Hosford is the Head of FSI Security & Compliance Asia at Amazon Web Services. Myles works with financial institutions across Asia covering banking, insurance and capital markets to move to public cloud while increasing their security posture and real-time visibly into their regulatory compliance. Myles has practical experience of getting highly regulated workloads approved by regional regulators for public cloud deployment. Prior to AWS Myles was a Technology Risk Lead for JP Morgans Corporate & Investment Bank in Singapore leading the risk assessments and compliance engagements for front-office markets applications. Myles previously worked out of Switzerland and London leading UBS Investment Banks application security assessment team.

Panelists:

Mr. Myles Hosford
Head of FSI Security & Compliance Asia
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Zubin Chichgar
Head, FCC, Surveillance Infrastructure & Monitoring
Standard Chartered Bank

Zubin brings close to 25 years of Transaction Filtering, Transaction Monitoring, Compliance, Finance and Audit.

Presently based in Singapore, Zubin began his career in Mumbai, India, in accountancy, gaining experience in ISO 9001, ERP implementations, and regulatory reporting.

In his present role, he is responsible for the Monitoring process of the bank and the parameter optimisation (analytics) for surveillance.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank, his banking experience includes various positions with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein; Credit Lyonnais; ABN AMRO; RBS; ANZ; Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Chee Kin Lam
Managing Director & Head, Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat
DBS Bank Ltd

With more than 20 years’ experience in Legal and Compliance in the financial industry, Mr. Lam leads the team which manages the legal and regulatory risk of DBS across legal entities, segments and geographies. Prior to joining DBS, Mr. Lam served as various roles in Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and Allen & Gledhill LLP.

A lawyer by profession, he has particular expertise in financial services regulation, and financial markets product and business structuring. Currently, he is focusing on the impact of digitisation, and the creation of frameworks that will be necessary to cope with digitisation and data, together with second-order issues such as how criminal activity will evolve, and how legal and compliance departments can benefit from analytics and AI.

Moderator:

Christopher Liu
Director, Regional Consumer In-Business AML Program Manager , Global Consumer Banking
Citibank, N.A. SG
Chapter Board


Singapore Chapter Training Event: Prepare for the Next Generation of Money Launderers: Mitigating Threats Posed by Mobile Money

Innovation in products and services related to mobile payments and mobile wallets have skyrocketed in recent years with no signs of slowing down. There is no shortage of products being developed for sending money or making payments and among the swiftest adopters of these new services are the bad actors seeking obscure avenues to launder illicit funds or finance acts of terror. How can financial institutions (FIs) and financial crimes investigators best position themselves to detect and deter misuse of these new mediums?

Join our industry experts who will share the Financial Crimes challenges in Mobile Money. They will highlight various financial crimes risks that may come and mitigants that Mobile Payments and Mobile Wallet Providers would consider to implement, to ensure products won’t be used to circumvent sanctions or money laundering controls.

Moderator:

Fairlen Ooi
Group Head of AML, Group Compliance
OCBC Bank
Communications Director, Singapore Chapter Board

Speakers:

Chee Kin Lam
Managing Director & Head, Group Legal, Compliance & Secretariat
DBS Bank Ltd

With more than 20 years’ experience in Legal and Compliance in the financial industry, Mr. Lam leads the team which manages the legal and regulatory risk of DBS across legal entities, segments and geographies. Prior to joining DBS, Mr. Lam served as various roles in Standard Chartered Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and Allen & Gledhill LLP.

A lawyer by profession, he has particular expertise in financial services regulation, and financial markets product and business structuring. Currently, he is focusing on the impact of digitisation, and the creation of frameworks that will be necessary to cope with digitisation and data, together with second-order issues such as how criminal activity will evolve, and how legal and compliance departments can benefit from analytics and AI.

Mr. Yannick Cherel

Mr. Yannick Cherel is Head FCC, Cash, Client Access & Security Services at Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Mr. Cherel served in roles at BNP Paribas and PwC.

Chee Wai Ho
Singapore Country Manager & Product Director of New Products
InstaReM

Mr. Ho is a passionate electronic/mobile payments practitioner over the past decade and has worked on a multitude of initiatives to promote their adoption and usage in both the public and private sectors.

During his tenure at the Infocomm Development Authority (presently known as GovTech), Mr. Ho partook in the formulation of strategic national policies to spur adoption of e-payments in Singapore, which include participating in the initial NFC mobile payments round table. He subsequently joined Singtel as one of its founding members of Singtel Dash, a mobile app providing payments (peer-to-peer and person-to-merchant), cross-border remittance and banking services, in the capacity of a lead in product development and program management. Before joining InstaReM, Mr. Ho was the digital payments lead in StarHub, formulating strategic initiatives on mobile payments and remittance.


Singapore Chapter Annual Social Networking Event


Singapore Chapter Training Event: Extraterritorial sanctions and its impact on non-US banks

The discussion will focus on the impact of extraterritorial sanctions on non-US banks and the implications of the political tension between North Korea and US on banks, especially under the most recent executive order from the US.

Unlike the traditional unilateral sanctions, extraterritorial sanctions, or so called secondary sanctions, are issued to restrict economic activity of governments, businesses and nationals of third countries. The effect and legitimacy of those sanctions specifically issued by the US, are heavily discussed and often questioned. Most governments mark those sanctions as “illegal”, as did for example Germany and Austria back in June 2017 when the US-senate passed a bill to issue sanctions on non-US companies involved in Russian energy projects.

The most recent signed executive order of President Trump on 20th of September, to authorize new sanctions on non-US banks and companies that do business with North Korea, is seen by Trump already making an impact on China. The Chinese government announced just few days ago that they will shut down any North Korean company based in China by January 2018.

Panel discussion will follow, to include sanctions experts from both financial and non-financial institutions.

Moderator:

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit
Head of Asia, ACAMS
Co-Treasurer, Singapore Chapter Board

Speaker:

Adam M. Smith, Partner
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, Washington, D.C (USA)

Mr. Smith focuses on international trade compliance including sanctions, AML, and export controls. From 2010-2015, Mr. Smith served in the Obama Administration as Senior Advisor to the Director of OFAC and as Director of Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council staff. While in the government he played a leading role in developing, implementing and enforcing Iran, Russia and North Korea sanctions – designing the tools, negotiating parallel measures with the EU, Australia, Canada and other partners, and conducting global outreach to governments, banks, and corporations in more than 50 countries. Mr. Smith is a frequent commentator in the media on sanctions, a presenter at industry and academic conferences, and represents numerous major corporations and financial institutions on sanctions and related matters. Though originally from Australia, Mr. Smith earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, an MPhil from Oxford, and a BA from Brown University.



Singapore Chapter Training Event: Tax Evasion and the impact of CRS to Financial Crime Framework

The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is a new global initiative to reduce tax evasion. CRS developed in the context of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) calls on jurisdictions to obtain information from their financial institutions and automatically exchange that information with other jurisdictions on an annual basis. The first tranche of countries have committed to start reporting in 2017 while the remaining (including most of ASEAN) will start reporting in 2018.

CRS raises a number of questions such as:

  • What is the Common Reporting Standard?
  • What does CRS oblige a Financial Institution to do?
  • How does this impact the current Financial Crime landscape including the KYC process?
  • Is CRS not just the same thing as FATCA?
  • What are the lessons coming out from the early adopters of the CRS?
  • Has the IRAS in Singapore developed processes relating to CRS?
  • What relationship does the Indonesian Tax Amnesty have with CRS in Singapore?

This session with our expert speaker and panelists will also bring you up to speed on CRA against the backdrop of an increasingly tax transparent world. This will cover the Tax evasion landscape within the Financial Crime framework, review of CRS requirements, the timeline for implementation and an insight into the lesson learned from the early adopters of these standards.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Brendan Egan, Partner
PwC Singapore

Mr. Egan is an international tax partner and leads the insurance tax practice at PwC Singapore.
He has over 35 years of corporate and international tax experience. He started his tax career with the Australian Taxation Office before moving to Singapore in 1991 to join Cooper & Lybrand Singapore. He subsequently left the Firm and moved to Hong Kong and spent the last 20 years in-house for global financial services corporations. Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2016, Brendan held the position of Global Head of Tax Policy and Government Affairs at AIG.
Whilst in-house, Brendan established regional tax functions for Standard Chartered Bank, MasterCard and AIG.

Panelists:

Brendan Egan, Partner
PwC Singapore

David James
HMRC Fiscal Liaison Officer
British High Commission (Singapore)

Mr. Egan is an international tax partner and leads the insurance tax practice at PwC Singapore.
He has over 35 years of corporate and international tax experience. He started his tax career with the Australian Taxation Office before moving to Singapore in 1991 to join Cooper & Lybrand Singapore. He subsequently left the Firm and moved to Hong Kong and spent the last 20 years in-house for global financial services corporations. Prior to rejoining the Firm in 2016, Brendan held the position of Global Head of Tax Policy and Government Affairs at AIG.
Whilst in-house, Brendan established regional tax functions for Standard Chartered Bank, MasterCard and AIG.

Moderator:

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit
Head of Asia, ACAMS
Co-Treasurer, Singapore Chapter Board


Singapore Chapter Training Event

Keynote Address:
“Technology in AML Compliance”

Lem Chin Kok, Partner
KPMG Forensic, Singapore
Mr. Lem heads the Forensic practices in Singapore and Indonesia. He also leads the AML and Sanctions services. Prior to joining KPMG Forensic in 2002, Mr. Lem was the Regional Finance Manager of a Singapore-listed company, covering financial functions of the group’s regional subsidiaries in countries such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Indonesia. He had also spent five years with the Singapore Police Force, including the Commercial Crime Squad which specialises in the investigation of white collar crimes such as criminal breach of trust, forgery and cheating.

Panel Session:
Use and Evolution of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence within a Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Programme

In an uncertain future where compliance costs and detection volumes are rising, will Artificial Intelligence (AI) become our best hope to get the job done?  This is what we will discuss in our quarterly event, with a keynote speaker from KPMG and a panel consisting of different experts from the industry.

Some of the key questions to ask ourselves when using AI are:

  • Which areas would AI add most value?
  • Why should we automate?
  • Can AI be trusted?
  • Will regulators be convinced?
  • What are the implications of an AI error and how would a failsafe look like?  

Panelists:
Lem Chin Kok, Partner
KPMG Forensic, Singapore

Praveen Jain, CAMS
Head, Financial Crime Compliance Innovation and Controls Strategy
Standard Chartered Bank
Programming Director, SG Chapter Board

Bharath Vellore, CAMS
Head of Product Innovation APAC
Accuity

Moderator:
Simon Chung, CAMS
Executive Director & Head of FCC, Financial Markets globally,
Head of FCC – Business Advisory & Risk Management (Corporate & Institutional Banking – ASEAN and South-Asia)
Standard Chartered Bank
Secretary, SG Chapter Board


Singapore Chapter Annual Social Networking Event


Singapore Chapter Training Event: Public Private Partnerships (PPP) and Common Reporting Standards (CRS)

In support of UK Government’s International Anti-Corruption Week – Singapore 2016, “Tackling Financial Crime Together,” the ACAMS Chapter (Singapore) is pleased to organize a training and networking event, with a panel session focused on strengthening stronger partnerships between the public and the private sectors to detect and prevent the flow of illicit funds through legitimate business channels, and encouraging the essential adoption of common reporting standards to insure consistent data-gathering and enhanced inter-jurisdictional data-sharing efforts.



Next Generation of AML Transaction Monitoring

After over two decades, the automated transaction monitoring is about (and has started) to evolve significantly. With ever-changing regulatory requirements, innovative solutions are needed to transform the transaction monitoring programs to meet today’s regulatory expectations and be prepared for future changes. Practical application of technology to create an infrastructure that caters to new payment types and evolving technology, but also to remain effective and not to forget increase efficiency.


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ACAMS Singapore Chapter Training & Networking Event!


ACAMS Singapore Chapter Training & Networking Event!


Annual Social Networking Event (Chapter Members Only)


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Singapore Chapter Launch

The Singapore Chapter’s inaugural launch event was held at the premises of WongPartnership in the Marina Bay Financial Center on the 14th of November 2013. After a long planning phase to get the Chapter up and running we were proud to attract more than 120 delegates and invited DBS’ CEO, Mr. Piyush Gupta to deliver the keynote address.

Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres prior to the event, and the welcome address was delivered by Nick Stokes (Chapter Co-Chair) and Hue Dang (Head of Asia, ACAMS and Chapter Co-Treasurer), who briefly described the objectives and plans for ACAMS Singapore.

This was followed by Mr. Piyush Gupta’s keynote speech where he highlighted the ever-growing impact of financial crimes on financial institutions which constantly required the organization to adapt. He also identified a few new trends, their evolution and why financial institutions need to stay focused and remain on top of such developments. He also reiterated Ms. Dang’s message of the importance of the collaborative nature of AML Compliance, both internal and external to any financial institution, and the essential contribution of community-building efforts by an organization like the ACAMS Singapore Chapter.

Chapter Communications director Andrew Chow moderated a questions and answer session which followed the joint presentation on the latest challenges in AML by Jean Ward (SCB), Erik Wilgenhof Plante (PayPal) and our international guest from London, David Clark (GE Capital). The presentation slides can be downloaded from here.

Refreshments were served after the Q&A session, and many members and guests remained till later into the evening.

A few impressions from the Chapter Launch:

Nick Stokes Greetings

Nick Stokes – Greetings

Hue Dang Welcome

Hue Dang – Welcome

Mr Piyush Gupta's keynote speech

Mr. Piyush Gupta’s keynote speech

Dave Jean Erik Presentation II

Dave, Jean, Erik – Presentation II

Andrew introducing the presenters

Andrew introducing the presenters

The Board of the Singapore Chapter

The Board of the Singapore Chapter

Andrew Chow

Andrew Chow
Co-Chair

Head of Compliance, SE Asia
BNP Paribas

Andrew CHOW is currently Head of Compliance, SE Asia at BNP Paribas.  Prior to this role, he was a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. He has extensive experience in financial services regulatory matters, with an emphasis on banking and capital markets legal and compliance advisory. As one of the first dedicated compliance professionals in Singapore, Andrew has worked for various international financial institutions across the Asian region.

He advised on a wide spectrum of regulatory issues and developments, and has previously guided each of the financial institutions he worked in on regulatory compliance with statutes, regulations, notices and guidelines in Singapore including the Banking Act, the Securities and Futures Act (SFA), the Financial Advisers Act (FAA), the Trust Companies Act, the Commodity Trading Act administered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other regulatory bodies. Apart from his advisory roles, he also developed the compliance processes and procedures for those institutions, including other risk, operational and IT policies and procedures where legal and compliance input was essential.

In the 16 years prior to joining Wong Partnership, the financial institutions Andrew worked for were Standard Chartered Bank, where he established the compliance department, and was actively involved in managing the issues surrounding the collapse of Baring Futures and its parent, Baring Brothers & Co. in the UK.  He then moved to Toronto Dominion Bank/TD Waterhouse, where he led in the establishment of TD Waterhouse in Hong Kong as one of the first Asian discount brokers while overseeing TD Bank’s transactions through the Asian Financial Crisis.

The next institution was Schroders, which was acquired by Salomon Smith Barney as part of Citigroup Inc.  In Salomon, Andrew was the author of the application for the first unified securities and futures membership on the Singapore Exchange, and also managed the issues arising from the dot.com bust, the collapse of WorldCom and Enron, and the tragic event of 9/11.  As the Country Compliance Officer for Citibank N.A., Singapore Branch, he has covered all aspects of Citi’s comprehensive footprint in Singapore, including its global technology function locally.

He was also actively involved in the integration of the Lehman businesses into Nomura in Asia (ex-Japan).

Andrew speaks regularly at seminars organised by the Association of Banks in Singapore, the Institute of Banking and Finance, the Wealth Management Institute, where he leads in Ethics and Compliance training for private banking and wealth management, Hubbis for private banking, the Compliance Professionals Association of Singapore and the Robert Half-ICPAS Financial Leadership Forum. He is also a committee member of the Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) Compliance Working Group.

Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore.  He is admitted to the Singapore Bar and is also an Attorney-at-Law, New York State Bar.

Email: andrew.n.chow@asia.bnpparibas.com


Simon Chung, CAMS
Co-Chair

Global Head, Financial Crime Compliance, Financial Markets
Standard Chartered Bank

Simon Chung double-hats as the Executive Director & Head of Financial Crime Compliance ("FCC") for Financial Markets globally, and also as Head of FCC – Business Advisory & Risk Management covering Corporate & Institutional Banking for ASEAN and South-Asia countries for Standard Chartered Bank. He is a seasoned banking professional with 20 years of experience mainly covering AML/CTF/Sanctions/ABC, Risk Management, and Operational controls within the wholesale bank, and has been building teams and driving large-scale projects, including having had a hand in developing all framework elements of FCC programs since 2002. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Simon held a variety of roles at TD Bank Group, including as Head of AML for Asia-Pacific Region, and group-wide roles in FCC, Operational Risk, Operations, Technology, & Finance based in Toronto, Canada. Simon is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and is a founding board member of the ACAMS Singapore Chapter.

Email: simon.chung2@sc.com


Christopher Liu

Christopher Liu
Secretary

Director, Regional Consumer In-Business AML Program Manager, Global Consumer Banking
Citibank, N.A.

Christopher is based in Singapore and has been with Citi since 2004.  He joined Citi’s Regional AML team in 2009 and is currently the Head of APAC/EMEA Consumer AML Compliance Risk Management (ACRM) since 2012. As the Head of the APAC / EMEA Consumer ACRM team, he is responsible for the oversight of the AML program across 17 consumer businesses spanning from the United Kingdom to Australia.

His previous roles in Citi Singapore included Consumer AML Compliance Officer and Country AML Head and Regional Compliance (AML Controls, Exam & Audit Management).

Prior to joining Citi, Christopher was a Senior Investigations Officer with the Suspicious Transaction Reporting Office, a unit within the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force and was involved in the investigation and prosecution of several prominent money laundering cases.

Email: Christopher.liu@citi.com


Beaver Chua

Beaver Chua
Treasurer

Head of Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore
OCBC Group

Beaver heads OCBC’s Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore and previously was HSBC’s Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) function for HSBC Singapore. He manages the Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C) efforts of the Group’s businesses in the market. Beaver has extensive experience in FCC – both in the private and public sector. Before joining HSBC, Beaver held vital FCC roles in several global financial institutions in Hong Kong, China, UAE, and Singapore – most recently he was Country AML Compliance Officer for Citibank Singapore.

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) conferred the Fellow award to Beaver in 2016. The IBF recognizes industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Beaver is widely acknowledged as an AML specialist and contributes as a panelist at industry forums organized by ACAMS and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS).

Before joining the banking industry, Beaver served in the Singapore Police Force as a Senior Investigation Officer.

Email: beaverchua@ocbc.com


Hue Dang

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit
Co-Treasurer

Head of Asia
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Establishing its Regional Head Office in Hong Kong in 2008, Hue Dang is the Head of Asia of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”).  ACAMS is an association of professionals in the Anti-Money Laundering /Financial Crime field with its global headquarter in Miami, Florida, USA.  The mission of ACAMS is to assist in the fostering/building the AML/Financial Crime community by building relationships with key stakeholders: regulators, law enforcement agencies, financial institutions, industry associations and working groups. ACAMS also assists in improving the skills and career advancement of AML/Financial Crime professionals through training and certification, and providing networking opportunities.

Ms. Dang is an Advanced Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, specializing in Audit (CAMS-Audit), and also an ACAMS-accredited trainer, who has conducted numerous AML trainings around Asia, including for central banks, private-sector financial institutions, and universities.  She is also the Program Chair & Moderator for all ACAMS training events, including the Annual Asia/Pacific AML and Financial Crime Conference, and annual country seminars held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.  She is a frequent speaker at AML-related conferences around the region and the US.  She also conducts the Annual Train-the-Trainer Program to certify ACAMS trainers.

Ms. Dang has 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.  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.

Email: hdang@acams.org


Cynthia Cheong

Cynthia Cheong, CAMS-Audit
Membership Director

Head of Audit, Asia Pacific
SMBC

Cynthia has over 26 years of internal auditing experience, primarily in financial institutions. A Chartered Accountant by training, she obtained her Certified Information Systems Auditor certification and joined the then Union Bank of Switzerland in 1993 as an IT Auditor and at the same time, supported business audits of corporate banking, private banking and investment banking. With the merger between Union Bank of Switzerland and Swiss Bank Corp in 1998, she assumed the Asia Pacific Regional IT Audit Head role and over the years, took on additional roles including the Location Coordinator and Deputy Regional Coordinator. After 18-year career with UBS, she joined Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in 2010 as the Head of Audit-Asia Pacific, and oversees both business and systems audits of SMBC in Asia Pacific. She attained CAMS certification in 2013 and in 2014, she also obtained the Certified Financial Services Auditor certification.

Email: cynthia_cheong@sg.smbc.co.jp


Praveen Jain

Praveen Jain, CAMS
Programming Director

Head, Financial Crime Compliance Innovation and Controls Strategy
Standard Chartered Bank

Praveen Jain is the Head of Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Innovation and Controls Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank and is responsible for helping to design the target state for FCC Controls and ensuring synchronization across the various areas. He also supports the bank to stay at the forefront of FCC risk management and look ahead into the future to see what may impact the FCC space and how we can leverage new technologies.

Praveen was previously responsible for Strategy and Transformation under Global Financial Crime Compliance at Bank of America based in Charlotte, NC USA. His early career was with ABN AMRO Bank in AML compliance and with Detica Norkom in product management and consulting.

Email: Praveen.Jain@sc.com


Fairlen OOI Chooi Ting
Communications Director

Group Head of AML, Group Compliance
OCBC Bank

In addition to her current role as Managing Director and Group Head of AML, Fairlen is also a member of the Industry Workgroup on Compliance at the Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore. Fairlen.

Email: FairlenOoi@ocbc.com


Rayson Tan, CAMS
Communications Co-Director

Managing Director, Deputy Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Asia-Pacific
Credit Suisse

Rayson Tan is a Managing Director of Credit Suisse in the Asia Pacific Division, based in Singapore. He is a career Financial Crime Compliance professional having spent the last 15 years in various leadership and management roles covering AML, Financial Crime and Sanctions with Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS.

As CS’ Deputy APAC Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Rayson is responsible for designing and implementing the strategies around FCC compliance in the Asia Pacific Division covering AML advisory, polices and governance, surveillance and investigations, risk and controls, assurance and training across the Investment Bank and the Private Bank.

Rayson joined Credit Suisse in 2013 from Deutsche Bank where he held multiple roles as their Regional AML Leader for Asset Management, Hub Locations, Private Wealth Management, Sanctions as well as being (Joint) MLRO for Singapore. He helped built their nascent AML Program in APAC from 2008 and was later appointed DB’s Global AML Coordinator for the PWM Division. Before joining DB, Rayson was the first AML Compliance Officer for UBS Investment Bank in Singapore in 2003. He trained the first AML Officer for UBS-IB in Australia and later took on regional AML roles and represented APAC AML on the Global Client Identification Program (CIP) and Systems Subgroups. He worked in Corporate Finance prior to embarking on his compliance career.

Rayson graduated from the University of London and holds a Diploma in Compliance from the International Compliance Association. He is a certified CAMS Specialist since 2006.

Email: rayson.tan@credit-suisse.com


Dominique Braun

Dominique “Dom” Braun, CAMS
Programming Co-Director

Head of Sales Fircosoft APAC & Head of Strategic Alliance and Partnerships Accuity and Fircosoft APAC
Accuity / Fircosoft

Dom is working in the financial industry since more than 20 years, worked in Germany, UK, US, Switzerland and is based since 2011 out of Singapore. He had different sales leadership positions at different banks, brokers and technology vendors and also had success with his own start-ups in different industries.

In APAC, Dom has built up an extensive knowledge and network in the AML & Compliance space. Since 2013 Dom has been with Accuity / Fircosoft, a global data and technology provider for helping banks and non-banking FIs reducing risks exposures. Currently he is leading the business for the enterprise screening software ‘Fircosoft’ for all direct sales in APAC and leading the Strategic Alliance and Partnership team for APAC for all Accuity and Fircosoft solutions.

Email: Dominique.Braun@Accuity.com


LIM Siew Lee

LIM Siew Lee
Membership Co-Director

Executive Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

Ms Lim is the Group Head of Anti-money Laundering (AML)/Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/ Sanction Compliance at UOB. She oversees the implementation of the AML/CFT/Sanction framework for the Group and is also responsible for ensuring compliance with sanction regulations.

Throughout her career over the past 20 years, Ms Lim has worked closely with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to provide feedback and guidance on the adoption and implementation of international and local AML/CFT standards and practices. As a supporter of industry initiatives, she has played a pivotal role in notable projects such as the National Know Your Customer Utility and the AML/CFT Industry Partnership. Ms Lim was conferred IBF Fellow in 2017.

Ms Lim has also participated in international industry forums. Since 2012, she has been invited to attend the annual Wolfsberg Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Attended by senior leaders and experts in financial crime compliance, the exclusive forum discusses best practices and addresses emerging global risks and threats. She also speaks at IBF and regional events such as the ASEAN Bankers Association’s Building Digital Infrastructure for Inclusive Banking workshop held in Yangon in July 2017.

Email: lim.siewlee@uobgroup.com