Mr. Simon Leung is a veteran police officer and a seasoned AML/CFT Compliance officer. He has over 28 years of AML/CFT experience that was attained from the police, Financial Intelligence Unit and banking industry. Highlighting his expertise, he was a recognized AML Law Enforcement Expert that had represented Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) to participate in an IMF-led mutual evaluation. He was the Head of AML for a major Hong Kong retail bank and the Regional Head of AML Investigation & Analytic for HSBC Asia Pacific.
Before moving to the banking industry, Simon had served the Hong Kong Police for over 27 years with almost two-thirds of them dedicated to financial crime and intelligence investigation. He was the officer-in-charge of the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit for two years, during which he was primarily responsible to examine over 30,000 suspicious reports received by the unit.
Simon has a wide spectrum of experience on KYC and transaction monitoring attained from both banking industry and law enforcement agency. He is competent in using various IT systems to monitor customer profile and bank transactions for all lines of business. He is now running a start up with focus on AML/CFT system development. One of his company products, TBML solution, has won the Certificate of Merit in HK ICT Award 2019 (FinTech category).
Simon is presently one of the few consented trainers for the Hong Kong Enhanced Competence Framework (ECF) on AML/CFT, which has been the first and only government accredited AML qualification in the world. He is holder of Certified AML Professional (CAMLP) under the ECF program. He holds a Master’s Degree of Social Science in Public Policy and Management. In term of AML, he had attended professional training given by the APG, FBI, Hong Kong Police, Wolfsberg Academy and HSBC Academy.