ACAMS 10th Annual Singapore Symposium – “Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools & Techniques”

  • When: 19 November 2018 (Monday)
  • Where: Singapore
  • Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore
    392 Havelock Road
    Singapore 169663

IBF-FTS Eligible

The symposium is now approved by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF Singapore) for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Please refer to IBF Singapore website for more information.

This targeted symposium provides in-depth discussions covering key areas in AML compliance and financial crime prevention. Our faculty of speakers will share their expertise on a wide range of topics, which includes addressing regional AML compliance challenges and regulatory developments.

Educational Credit Units (ECU)

6 Educational Credit Units (ECUs) will be given upon your attendance of the symposium; an extra 6 ECU will be provided to the CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar attendees. The ECU are accruable to your application of CAMS Exam (as Qualifying Credits), or CAMS Recertification.


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

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

Beaver Chua, Head of Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore, OCBC Group
LIM Siew Lee, Executive Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)
TAY Jun Yuan, Head of the AML Supervisory Division 1, Monetary Authority of Singapore
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 12:00 DNFBPs Safety Check: Understanding the New Era of Financial Crime Compliance for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions

Cynthia Cheong, CAMS-Audit, Head of Audit, Asia Pacific, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Patrick M. Franz, Managing Director, PFYN Advisory
Joy Tan, Partner, WongPartnership LLP
12:00 – 13:15 Networking Luncheon
13:15 – 14:15 Overcoming TBML Issues using Private-Public Collaboration to Improve Effectiveness


Andrew Chow, Head of Compliance, SE Asia, BNP Paribas

Rashmi Dubier, Director, Head of AML for South Asia & ASEAN, Citibank
Lindsay Thomas, Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations
14:15 – 15:10 Developing a Better Culture of Compliance for Insurance Companies

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

Lionel King, CAMS, CEO, Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd (PIAS) 
Aurelie Saada, Vice President, Entreprise Risk Management, Credit Suisse
15:10 – 15:30 Networking and Refreshment Break
Wrestling with the new Wolfsberg Correspondent Banking Questionnaire and Its Internal Implications


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

Davinder Singh Billing, Executive Director, Head of Governance, Correspondent Banking, Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

(Program is subject to change)

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Speaker Faculty

Davinder Singh Billing
  • Davinder Singh Billing

  • Executive Director, Head of Governance, Correspondent Banking, Financial Crime Compliance
  • Standard Chartered Bank


Mr. Billing has over fifteen years of Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), Compliance and Sanctions experience in high profile government and private sector positions, managing strategic projects to implement change management and regulatory reform globally.

Currently, Mr. Billing is the Global Head of Governance, ASA, GCNA, FCC, Correspondent Banking at Standard Chartered Bank. In this capacity, Mr. Billing is also leading the implementation of the Bank’s FCC strategy about Virtual Currencies. Mr. Billing has held senior positions within large US banks, such as JP Morgan and Northern Trust. Before joining the private sector, Mr. Billing worked for the Australian AML/CTF Regulator and FIU, AUSTRAC where he developed and managed AUSTRAC’s partnership with crucial Indonesian Government agencies. Mr. Billing received an Australia Day Medal for implementing and influencing AML/CTF reforms in Indonesia.

Mr. Billing has worked in key markets, such as Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science, Master of Policing Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism and Master of International Security Studies.

Cynthia Cheong
  • Cynthia Cheong, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Audit, Asia Pacific
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Ms. Cheong has close to 30 years of internal audit experience, with majority of her career in the banking industry. She was with UBS for 18 years before joining Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in year 2010, where she is now heading the Internal Audit department overseeing the Asia Pacific region.

Her audit experience within the banking industry covered commercial banking, investment banking, wealth management. She is a certified Chartered Accountant and IS Auditor, in addition to her ACAMS and ACAMS-Audit certification.

Andrew Chow
  • Andrew Chow

  • Head of Compliance, SE Asia
  • BNP Paribas


Mr. 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, Mr. Chow 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.

Mr. Chow 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.

Beaver Chua
  • Beaver Chua

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


Mr. Chua 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. Mr. Chua 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 Mr. Chua in 2016. The IBF recognizes industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Mr. Chua 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, Mr. Chua served in the Singapore Police Force as a Senior Investigation Officer.

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 25 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.

  • Rashmi Dubier

  • Director, Head of AML for South Asia & ASEAN
  • Citibank

  • Patrick M. Franz

  • Managing Director
  • PFYN Advisory


Mr. Franz is the Managing Director of PFYN Advisory Pte Ltd, a brokerage of OTC products and the local partner of Conway Data Inc, which – with over 65 years of expertise in the corporate expansion and attraction of foreign direct investment (FDI) – is the largest privately owned FDI advisory firm in the US.

Together, Conway Data and PFYN Advisory provide an important communications link between productive companies and city, state and country representatives the world over that seek to attract such companies. PFYN Advisory provides advice in the site selection and investment decision processes for both corporate investors and investment promotion agencies and governments.

Mr. Franz possesses over a decade of experience in corporate banking, capital markets, and foreign direct investment. A graduate of the University of Auckland, he is currently completing his master’s in Business Administration. He is a Responsible Manager under the Australian Financial Markets Authority (AFMA) and is qualified under the New Zealand Financial Markets Authority (NZFMA); additionally he is also a member of the Institute of Directors and ACAMS. A licensed commercial pilot, Mr. Franz also enjoys flying for leisure and is a member of the Wings Over Asia Aero Club.

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).

Lionel King
  • Lionel King, CAMS

  • CEO
  • Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd (PIAS)


Mr. King is the CEO of PIAS, one of the largest and most respected and fastest growing network of advisers in Singapore which is regulated by the MAS. Mr. King joined Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Prudential Singapore) as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer on 2 April 2012. He heads the Legal, Risk and Compliance division.

Mr. King’s career with Prudential spanned more than two decades. From 1991 to 1999, he was working in the company’s Group Head office. He moved to Prudential Singapore in 2000 and spent the next four years in various roles – Finance Director, Life Operations Director and Chief Operations Director. In 2004, he left Singapore for Prudential Services Asia (PSA), Malaysia, where for the next four years he held the role of Chief Finance Officer till his return to the United Kingdom in 2008.

Mr. King also spent three years with the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA). He started as a Supervisor in Wholesale Insurance, then became a Supervisor in the UK Life Insurers Department, and finally, was a Risk Specialist in the Risk Specialists Division, focusing on Solvency II. Mr. King is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Imperial College and a Chartered Accountant and is CAMS certified.

Siew Lee Lim
  • LIM Siew Lee

  • 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.

Aurelie Saada
  • Aurelie Saada

  • Vice President, Entreprise Risk Management
  • Credit Suisse


Ms. Saada is currently Vice President at Credit Suisse and in charge of assessing and mitigating the risks related to New Business and New Projects for APAC, covering 18 countries in the region.

Previously, Ms. Saada was Head of Risk for Singapore for AIG Singapore, where she covered all categories of risk from operational risks, reputational risk, financial risks to insurance risks. She was then part of the Executive Committee and presenting risks matters to the Board of Director. Through her career she also worked in HSBC for about 7 years, mainly for Private Bank and Asset Management, still in the risk function. She has over 13 years of international experience in risk management and audit, both in major banking and insurance companies. She accumulated a strong knowledge in all risk areas, as well as in product development, conduct risk, compliance and regulatory matters.

She holds a Master in Management in Audit and Consulting from a French international business school as well as few local certifications from the Singapore College of Insurance. She also has the CERG (Certified in Entreprise Risk Governance) from ERMA.

Joy Tan
  • Joy Tan

  • Partner
  • WongPartnership LLP


Ms. Tan is the Deputy Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice and the Joint Head of the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practices at WongPartnership LLP. Her main areas of practice are banking, corporate and commercial dispute resolution and contentious investigations.

Ms. Tan has represented corporations and shareholders in disputes relating to fraud, minority oppression, corporate transactions and share valuations. She also regularly advises on corporate governance and financial services regulatory matters under the Companies Act, the Securities and Futures Act and other regulatory statutes, including in relation to corporate fraud, anti-money laundering and insider trading.

Recognised as the best in her field, Ms. Tan is one of the top 30 Corporate Governance lawyers in Singapore by Expert Guides: Best of the Best 2018. She was also awarded “Best in Corporate Governance” at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2014 which celebrates the achievements of the best female lawyers across the region. Ms. Tan is one of the ‘Local Disputes Stars’ in Benchmark Asia-Pacific 2014. In Chambers Asia-Pacific, she is commended as an ‘experienced litigator’ in 2016, and is identified as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking: Regulatory since 2015, with clients noting that ‘she is extremely efficient and extremely intelligent, and I feel confident in the advice I get from her.’ Apart from being acknowledged as a leading lawyer for international arbitration in Best Lawyers 2017, she is also a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500: Asia Pacific for the areas of financial services regulatory (2017 and 2018) and employment (2016) in Singapore.

Jun Yuan Tay
  • TAY Jun Yuan

  • Head of the AML Supervisory Division 1
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore


Mr. Tay is the Head of AML Supervision Division I at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has over 12 years of experience in the supervision of financial institutions. Over the years, he has supervised a range of financial institutions across sectors, including large internationally-active banks and capital markets intermediaries, as well as across various risk types. Mr. Tay’s involvement in international work include more recently the drafting of the FATF Risk-Based Approach Guidance for the Securities Sector, and previously as a member of the Secretariat of the Financial Stability Board. Mr. Tay graduated with First Class Honours from Nanyang Business School, NTU, and has earned the GARP-FRM certification.

  • Lindsay Thomas

  • Special Agent
  • Homeland Security Investigations