Financial Crime Risk professional with 18 years of experience developing, deploying and managing AML/CTF Programs and Teams for Financial and Fintech sector.
Muhammad is currently Director AML Compliance for Visa Direct – working closely with Fintech and emerging tech players in the ecosystem. Prior to joining Visa, Muhammad served as Global Head of Digital Compliance for MoneyGram International and also has extensive compliance experience as a senior regulatory compliance professional in leading financial institutions in the UAE. Muhammad is a graduate in Computer Engineering (specializing in Software Development) with a unique perspective on emerging tech, having spent six years of his early career, running/working for technology companies in the early to mid-2000’s.
He is a public speaker and thought leader on AML/CTF and Fintech/Regtech developments globally – actively contributing towards developing tech-savvy and agile responses to ever changing regulatory and Financial Crime landscape.
He is also an advocate of developing workplaces for the future - wherein Millennial and GenZ professionals thrive and become future leaders.