4th Annual ACAMS Mumbai Symposium on “Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools & Techniques”

  • When: 26 February 2018
  • Where: Mumbai, India
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency
    Sahar Airport Road, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India

This targeted one-day symposium provides a forum for in-depth discussions covering key areas of AML compliance and financial crime prevention. Our speaker faculty will share their expertise in a wide range of topics, including regional regulatory updates, FinTech & Cybercrime AML compliance challenges, and an interactive workshop on beneficial ownership determination.

In addition, a CAMS Examination Preparation Seminar will be available on 25 February at the same venue. The instructor(s) will go through different topics of CAMS study guide with the sample questions. You can interact and discuss your questions and ideas with instructor(s) and fellow candidates at the seminar.

Attendees will receive 6 Continuing Educational CAMS Credits by attending the symposium. Joining the CAMS Preparation Seminar will get extra 6 Continuing Educational CAMS Credits.

Please contact asia@acams.org for more detail.


Time Session
08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Morning Tea
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
09:15 – 10:30 Regulatory Update: Analyzing Regional AML Trends and New Developments

John Mathews, CAMS, Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service, HDFC Asset Management Company

Farokh Adarian, CAMS-Audit, Principal Officer, ICICI Bank
Priyanka Kadam, CAMS, Compliance Director & Privacy Officer, First Data
Madhu Sinha, CAMS, Director & Head of Anti Money Laundering Compliance, Citibank
10:30 – 11:40 Deploying Robotics, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence in AML Programs

William Scott Grob, CAMS, AML Director – APAC, ACAMS

Sasi Mudigonda, Chief of Product Strategy & Architecture, Oracle
Sarabjeet Singh, Partner, KPMG India
Arvind Verma, GM & Chief Compliance Officer, Bank of India
11:40 – 12:00 Networking and Refreshment Break
12:00 – 13:00 Cybercrime: How It Happens, and How to Fight It

William Scott Grob, CAMS, AML Director – APAC, ACAMS

Sandeep Kothari, FCC Product Management, Standard Chartered Bank
Sandeep Mehra, Sr. Vice President, Head of India Investigations & Managerof Vigilance, Citibank
13:00 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon
14:00 – 15:00 Applying the Latest Intelligence to Combat Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML)

Charan Rawat, Former Head of Compliance and Chief Governance Officer, Barclays Bank plc

Praveen Dayal, Senior Vice President, HSBC
Suresha Ramachandra Iyer, CAMS, EVP Enterprise Risk and Analytics, JMR Infotech
Kamalesh Rangan, Director & Operations Lead, Ernst & Young LLP, India
15:00 – 15:20 Networking and Refreshment Break
Strengthening Beneficial Ownership Determination Throughout Your Enterprise

William Scott Grob, CAMS, AML Director – APAC, ACAMS

David Cope, Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs Asia LLC
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

(Program is subject to change)


(26 February)

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CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar*
(25 February)

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USD 100

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Speaker Faculty

(Surname in Alphabetical Order)

Farokh Adarian
  • Farokh Adarian, CAMS-Audit

  • Principal Officer
  • ICICI Bank Ltd


Mr. Adarian has 26 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 three years back and functioned 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. 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 a Certified Advanced AML Audit Specialist (CAMS-AUDIT), holds the Professional Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance, International Diploma in AML, International Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance from ICA (U.K.), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (U.S.), Certified Banking Compliance Professional, MBA in Banking from the University of London and is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association (U.K.). He also holds various other professional qualifications in banking and international trade. Mr. Adarian is an active member of the Indian Banks’ Association Working Group on KYC/AML and has also participated in finalizing the implementation approach of the Trade-Based Money Laundering red flag indicators by the FIU-India Working Group.

  • David J. A. Cope

  • Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Compliance
  • Goldman Sachs Asia LLC


Mr. Cope has over 25 years of experience in the financial crime and anti-money laundering space. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the Asia Pacific Head for Global Financial Crimes Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, previous to his time at Bank of America, he was the Regional AML/CTF Compliance Manager for Morgan Stanley Asia. Mr. Cope was also briefly a Partner at KPMG based in Hong Kong in the forensic practice dealing with AML/CTF and sanctions issues.

In his Compliance roles Mr. Cope led multinational teams dealing with all aspects of financial crime risk management, including client on boarding, sanctions and corruption issues, suspicious activity detection and reporting, and financial crime risk assessments, as well as providing advice and counsel to bank senior management and business leaders for financial crime issues arising in the region.

Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Cope’s 17-year long career in the Hong Kong Police was mainly focused on the investigation and prosecuted serious complex financial crime and money-laundering, with postings to the Commercial Crime Bureau, Organized Crime and Triad Bureau and Narcotics Bureau. He was also part of the formulation and execution of the Hong Kong Police’s financial investigation policy and training including dealing with the Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation process. Mr. Cope is a Member of the Hong Kong Chapter Board.

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 Dayal
  • Praveen Dayal

  • Senior Vice President
  • HSBC


Currently, Praveen is working as Money Laundering Reporting Officer & Head-AML Investigations with HSBC, India. Praveen has over 27 years of banking experience spanning across retail, corporate, centralized operations, compliance, and AML fields. Working in the AML field for over a decade now, with exposure to laying down of AML policies, procedures, and development of control frameworks to contain & mitigate ML/TF risks. Developed various elements of control framework; viz. risk-based approach, implementation of projects for transaction monitoring, customer screening, operational controls, etc. He has a good understanding of the international regulations and conventions. Actively involved in industry level discussions in India for development of AML/CFT controls.

William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS

  • AML Director – APAC


Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- “IMPACT OF CORRESPONDENT BANK ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES.” Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).

Priyanka Kadam
  • Priyanka Kadam, CAMS

  • Compliance Director & Privacy Officer
  • First Data


Ms. Kadam is a certified Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Fraud and Combating Financial Terrorism (CFT) Specialist. A senior executive is offering decisive leadership across 23+ years of total experience. Ms. Kadam has been in specialized AML roles for the past 11 years. In her long career, she has handled diverse facets of AML, Regulatory Compliance, and Cross-Border remittances and remains an active member of India’s evolving AML & Regulatory Compliance fraternity.

Ms. Kadam is a part of various industry level compliance initiatives. She was a part of the core team that advised the working group of Financial Intelligence Unit’s guidance note on Typologies & Red flags to monitor cross-border remittances in 2012. She has directly worked with regulators like the Reserve Bank of India and Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), New Delhi. Ms. Kadam has also worked with various law enforcement agencies in India.

In 2014, Ms. Kadam started a national level social initiative to help victims of venomous snake bites in India. She built a platform that brought together experts from varied backgrounds like Doctors, Lawyers, Social activists, Herpetologists, Researchers, Administrators, Teachers and Media Persons. Snakebite Healing and Education Society (SHE) currently works with ground level NGOs and Missionary hospitals out of 8 states. Ms. Kadam is also an advisor to the Core Team of World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Snakebite Envenoming Group.

Sandeep Kothari
  • Sandeep Kothari

  • FCC Product Management
  • Standard Chartered Bank


Sandeep Kothari is an experienced finance industry professional currently working in Financial Crime Compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. He has worked with European and Australian financial organizations in Singapore and Europe leading their change transformation, risk and vendor management.

Sandeep has led global software and vendor management portfolios shaping enterprise demand, go-to market approach, and industry-beating outperformance. He also led initiatives driving regulatory compliance, technology optimization, project office, governance and operational risk.

Mr. Kothari has led teams for infrastructure control, regulatory risk assessment, and audit compliance across Asia Pacific. In his voluntary capacity, is Past President of Information Systems Audit Control Association (ISACA) Singapore and co-authored COBIT 4.0.

John Matthews
  • John Mathews, CAMS

  • EVP & Head – Client Services, Principal Officer – AML
  • HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd


John has been with India’s most respected and premier financial services conglomerate spanning three decades. He started his career with HDFC Ltd, India’s leading mortgage finance company and held various responsibilities covering Deposits, Retail Loans, and Management Services. In 2000, he moved to HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd as part of its start-up team and was a key management employee. He is presently the Investor Relations Officer of the Fund, Principal Officer under PML Act and also the Responsible Officer under FATCA. John has set up the Client Services division and has been responsible for various functions. Currently, he is engaged on a full-time basis with the digital team.

He is also a member of the National Risk Assessment Committee for the securities market in India, member of the Operations & Risk Committee of the industry trade body – AMFI, its AML committee, and HDFC’s conglomerate AML committee. He was part of the team that conceptualised and shaped India’s first common KYC repository in the Mutual Fund industry. He also serves as a Director on the Board of MF Utilities India Pvt Ltd.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Post-Graduation in Systems Management is ACAMS certified and is an alumnus of Columbia Business School, USA. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate at a leading university in England, UK.

Sasi Mudigonda
  • Sasi Mudigonda

  • Chief of Product Strategy & Architecture
  • Oracle


Sasi Mudigonda is the Chief of Product Strategy & Architecture at Oracle responsible for the product strategy of their Financial Crime and Compliance Management products. Sasi has deep functional and technical experience in delivering solutions to the financial industry in the areas of risk management, fraud, and compliance. In his career spanning the last 16 years Sasi has been deploying end-to-end financial crime and compliance programs tackling Compliance, BSA/AML, KYC, FATCA, regulatory reporting as well as various fraud typologies such as payments fraud, debit card fraud, check fraud and internal fraud at several tier 1 and large regional financial institutions. He also works on introducing latest technology innovations and trends such as Big Data, Machine Learning and Graph Analytics to the field of Financial Crime.

Suresha Ramachandra Iyer
  • Suresha Ramachandra Iyer, CAMS

  • EVP Enterprise Risk and Analytics
  • JMR Infotech


Suresha holds Master’s degree in Statistics from Bangalore University with a First Rank. He is the first Indian to get certified in AML by ACAMS of USA. He was invited to speak at several international forums on compliance. Suresha has won several awards and accolades in his illustrious corporate career. Suresha is a business leader with 40+ years of experience spread across Banking, Mutual Funds and IT services industry.

Suresha started his career with hands-on retail banking roles at Canara bank and after a fifteen-year stint moved to Canbank Mutual Fund. He handled all aspects of Mutual Funds for nearly ten years before joining i-flex Solutions in Feb’00 (now Oracle Financial Services). In his stint at Oracle, he handled landmark Datawarehouse project for Reserve Bank of India and four complex central bank projects.

He was involved in delivering strategic consulting and advisory services to Citi, Lloyds, Barclays and was actively involved in the completion of over twenty Risk and compliance projects across the globe. A substantial part of Suresha’s career has been spent in the technology industry across Datawarehouse, Risk and Compliance functions, Strategic consulting services and Program management

Kamalesh Rangan
  • Kamalesh Rangan

  • Director & Operations Lead
  • Ernst & Young LLP, India


Kamalesh Rangan is a Director with Ernst & Young LLP, India leading the AML CoE Operations based out of Hyderabad. He has over 22+ years of experience in Banking & Financial Services industry.

Mr. Rangan has held various key positions in managing Global Compliance Operations & Fraud Risk Management.

Being a seasoned banker, Mr. Rangan has led many workshops on development of capability framework for banking operations and enterprise risk functions, also he has led many projects towards cost rationalization, transformation, process automation & enhanced customer experience.

Prior to EY, Mr. Rangan was associated with ANZ Grindlays, Standard Chartered, HSBC and TCS. He is a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management and a certified Six Sigma Green belt having more than a decade years of experience in fighting financial crime and managing fraud risk across financial sectors.

Charan Rawat
  • Charan Rawat

  • Former Head of Compliance and Chief Governance Officer
  • Barclays Bank plc


Charan is a seasoned banker with over three decades experience and a well-known figure in Banking Compliance fraternity. He was head of Compliance for Barclays for over 13 years. His last assignment was that of Chief Governance Officer for Barclays, a role of Chief Risk Officer. He was instrumental in building up Compliance Team for Barclays spanning Retail & Corporate, Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Institutional Equities verticals.

Charan is a faculty at CAFRAL Trainings and a qualified lawyer and a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. His specializations cover cross-border businesses, Banking and Capital Markets Regulations, Financial Crime and Conduct Risk.

Sarabjeet Singh
  • Sarabjeet Singh

  • Partner – Forensic Investigation, Risk Consulting
  • KPMG India


Sarabjeet is a partner with Forensics in the Risk Consulting practice at KPMG. He has been primarily involved in assurance services leveraging machine learning, automation and data science techniques in order to reduce resource deployment for reviews and audits of large multi location clients, formulating and implementing financial accounting packages, policies and practices, operational and financial controls review and financial systems related fraud investigations. He has extensive experience in AML/ KYC, risk and compliance data perogatives across geographies and has implemented global AML/ KYC solutions for large financial institutions and multinational banks.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor, has over 25 years of experience, nine years at Arthur Andersen,three at Ernst & Young. & thirteen years at BMR.

  • Madhu Sinha, CAMS

  • Director & Head of Anti Money Laundering Compliance
  • Citibank India


Madhu Sinha is currently working at Citi Bank India as Director & Head of Anti Money Laundering Compliance. Madhu has 29 years’ experience in Banking/ Finance industry. Prior to joining Citi, she was the Head of Compliance at GE Capital India. Earlier to that, she worked with India’s two leading banks – SBI & ICICI. 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 four-year stint in Toronto, Canada as Head of NRI Banking & Remittances at SBI Canada.

Madhu has been in specialized AML roles for the last ten 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 and actively participating in industry discussions relating to mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts.

Madhu is a certified associate of Indian Institute of Banking (CAIIB) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Arvind Verma
  • Arvind Verma

  • General Manager & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Bank of India


Arvind Verma is presently the General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer of Bank of India in a variety of roles over 30 years of experience. Presently, Mr. Verma has responsibility for the domestic & overseas Compliance function of branches and zones and implementing of KYC /AML/CFT norms as well as coordinating for Risk-Based supervision by RBI. Over his career, he has been a Divisional Manager for Mid Corporate segment in Mumbai, work in Antwerp Branch (Belgium) as the Branch head, and worked as the Chief Compliance Officer and Principal Officer in the Financial Intelligence Unit. He has M. Sc. (Physics), Diploma in Management, Diploma in Computer Applications in tandem with the CAIIB (Chartered Associate of India Institute of Bankers).