Jerome V. Arañas, CAMS
Marlon is a CPA Lawyer by profession. He currently heads the AML Compliance –Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) at Citibank N.A. Philippine Branch (Citi). Prior to joining Citi, Marlon was a Senior Tax Associate at Sycip Gorres Velayo & Co. (an Ernst and Young Member Firm) where he started as a Junior Auditor in 1998 shortly after passing the CPA board exam.
As FIU Head of Citi, Marlon oversees AML investigation based on internal referrals from the Business, Transaction Monitoring Hub, and other units of the Bank. He also makes recommendations to senior management regarding client relationship strategy including account restrictions and/or closures, and filing of Suspicious Transaction Report (STR), as appropriate. Marlon has almost 20 years of Compliance experience ranging from Tax, Regulatory, Core, and AML Compliance.
Marlon graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of San Carlos. He obtained his LLB degree at the Arellano University School of Law. Marlon became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2017.
When not wearing his Compliance Officer hat, Marlon is a triathlete. He finished the Ironman 70.3 distance in Subic Bay, Philippines in June 2019.