Mission Statement

The ACAMS South India Chapter endeavours to offer a platform for active knowledge exchange by bringing together AML professionals in the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore & Chennai, thereby assisting in furthering the Global AML agenda and in the resolution of common issues faced by the AML Financial Crime Community.

ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event: Transaction Laundering Challenges to Credit Card Industry


Rinku Sharma, CAMS
EVP and Chief Compliance Officer
SBI Card & Payment Services Private Limited

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ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event: Recent Technology Innovations and Their Use in Combating Money Laundering


Praveen Jain, CAMS
Managing Director
Head, Financial Crime Compliance SAIL and Innovation
Standard Chartered Bank

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ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event: Machine Learning in the Fight Against Financial Crime


Nishanth Nottath
Regional and Global Head of Transaction Monitoring – FCC
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Dubai, UAE

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ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event : AML Issues Unique to the Credit Card Industry


Rinku Sharma, CAMS
Executive Vice President
Chief Compliance Officer & Head – Fraud Management
SBI Card & Payment Services Private Limited

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ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event : Enhancing a Risk Based Approach to Financial Crime Surveillance Controls


Markus Schulz
Global Head FCC Controls, Group Financial Crime Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank

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ACAMS South India Chapter Training & Networking Event : Use of Technology to Improve Investigations and Alert Management, including AI, Machine Learning and Robotics


Mark Turkington
Global Head of AML Investigations
HSBC Bank Plc (UK)

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South India Chapter Training & Networking Event

Topic: Challenges with Keeping Organization’s AML Policies in-line with Regulatory Expectations


Lynda J. Cassell
Senior VP, Global Head of AML Policy
HSBC Holdings PLC

ACAMS South India Chapter Launch Event

Keynote Address:

Mr. Markus Schulz
Global Head FCC Controls
Group Financial Crime Compliance
Standard Chartered Bank – UK

Sudipta Adhikary

Sudipta Adhikary, CAMS
HSBC Global Resourcing (Hyderabad)

Sudipta is an Education and Banking professional with 13 years of solid experience in Risk Management, Fraud detection, Technical training, Consultancy and Compliance Operations. He is currently leading AML and Sanctions Operations training for HSBC’s Service Centers across several countries, and an avid reader of corporate crime/Forensics related publication and follower of Financial crime topics on Linkedin.

In his spare time, Sudipta loves to spend leisure time with family on re-creations activities and travelling.

Email: sudiptaadhikary@hsbc.co.in

Sai Charanyan V Iyer

Sai Charanyan V Iyer, CAMS
Standard Chartered Bank (Scope) (Chennai)

Sai is a Banking professional with over 17 years of experience in managing operations. He is 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 multiple global markets.

Sai is an INSEAD Alumni and is CAMS certified.

Email: sai.charanyan@sc.com

Girish Rajpal

Girish Rajpal, CAMS
Client Onboarding Regulatory and Audit lead
DBOI Global Services Private Limited (Bangalore)

Girish leads a global team covering event driven reviews arising from sanctions, Anti-bribery and corruptions risk, material events like fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing risks. Has also led regulatory liasoning and audit inspection support for critical inspections.

Email: girish.rajpal@db.com

Ranjit Malik

Ranjit Malik, CAMS
Country Head of India, ACAMS (Gurgaon)

Ranjit joins us with a deep experience in sales-related positions in the banking industry, spanning 20 years in such institutions as American Express, Citibank and Deutsche Bank. His most recent role since 2010 was Head of Business Development and Sales for World-Check in India, and then for Thomson Reuters upon its acquisition of World-Check. His US educational degrees include an MBA from The Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

Email: rmalik@acams.org

Krishnan Iyer

Krishnan Iyer
SVP and Global Delivery Leader,
Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Processes
Cognizant (Hyderabad)

Krishnan Iyer is Senior Vice President and Global Delivery Leader for Banking, Financial Services and Insurance at Cognizant. He leads a large team spread across ten plus global locations across US, Europe and APAC servicing various global locations servicing over 50 Global Banks, Financial Services and Insurance Companies. Krishnan’s focus is to provide best in class global operations and drive transformation and provide innovative business process solutions including digital solutions. Investing in Talent is a key differentiator for Cognizant. Krishnan is very passionate about skill development for his team where he leverages training offered by CFA Institute, CISI, CAMS and others.

Prior to Joining Cognizant in 2010, Krishnan was a Managing Director at UBS, leading Operations, Research, Risk and Finance Operations across UBS’s Investment Bank and Wealth Management businesses based out of Hyderabad. He has worked as a Partner in Accenture Financial Services. Prior to that he has driven Transformation for GE Capital in Europe. He also drove Finance Controllership at GE Capital International Services for GE Capital Locations globally. He has also worked with Tata Group for 8 years leading Asset Finance business, Finance and Treasury functions during his tenure.

He stood in the All India Merit List in the Indian Chartered Accountancy Examination and secured first class from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

Email: Krishnan.Iyer@cognizant.com

Mahboob Shariff

Mahboob Shariff
Associate Director
Regulatory Compliance & Structured Finance
FSRM Advisory
Ernst & Young LLP (Bangalore)

With over 15 years of experience experience in Financial Services focusing on Banking, Mahboob Shariff is an Associate Director heading the Structured Finance and the Regulatory Compliance teams including AML and KYC.

He leads a team of 50 plus resources in AML and regulatory compliance and is also involved in project management and strategic initiatives for compliance projects in Anti Money laundering. In this role, Mahboob recently led a team in supporting transaction monitoring and name screening (KYC) activities at a UK Bank under an FCA regulatory commitment. His various projects included leading the team for a Financial Advice look-back project for a large Australian Bank, where the team verified if any client harm was done by reviewing cases, and a Mutual Funds Look-back Compliance Review, for a wealth management client, that involved investigating inappropriate mutual fund switches; as well as review the overall suitability of the recommendation provided by the MF advisors.

Mahboob is the strategic lead to develop large managed services (BAU) activities at GTH for Compliance projects related to AML & KYC.

Mahboob’s educational achievements includes an MBA from Birla Institute of Management.

Email: Mahboob.Shariff@in.ey.com