Manish Bhandari is currently the Principal Officer at ICICI Bank Ltd.
Manish is Head – AML & KYC Compliance and is responsible for formulating company-wide policy, processes and procedures to assess potential money laundering (ML) / terrorist financing (TF) /sanctions risks and ensure efficient identification and monitoring of suspicious activities and transactions. He provides leadership support in executing strategic initiatives, improving operational efficiencies and managing key internal and external stakeholders. He also gives a governance oversight to Compliance Head of overseas branches with respect to policy matters on ML / TF risk assessment, policy, customer due diligence and AML governance.
In his previous stint, he was Head Risk & Compliance for Retail Liabilities Group. He has over 22 years of experience in banking and has handled key responsibilities spread across Retail Banking – Business Development & Sales, Branch transformation through Digitization, Customer Service, Process Re-engineering, Branch Operations, & Quality Excellence. He has been with ICICI Bank since 2003 and prior to that has worked in Times Bank, HDFC Bank and IDBI Bank.
He is a protégé of Symbiosis Centre of Management & HRD, Pune and holds Masters of Finance from Punjab University. He has also done CAIIB from Indian Institute of Bankers.
In course of his journey with ICICI Bank, he has bagged numerous awards from senior management across sales, process quality, compliance, & customer service functions.