Elaine is the supervisory Money laundering reporting officer (MLRO), Bank of Montreal (BMO) Asia. She is responsible for the maintenance and oversight of the AML Program for all BMO operating groups in Asia.
Elaine had held various senior compliance positions in international banks. Between 2005 and 2016, Elaine was, consecutively, the senior compliance VP at HSBC, then Chief compliance officer at JPMorgan Chase Bank China. Prior to that, Elaine had 6 years’ experience in law firms. In a span of 18 years in legal, compliance and AML career, Elaine witnessed the AML development in China and has had the privilege of participating in that process. As the bank representative, Elaine joined the FATF China evaluation and provided feedback on behalf of banking industry. With such passion about AML, moving from compliance to dedicated AML role was a nature fit for Elaine. She had led the team to establish and maintain AML program in major Asian jurisdictions including Singapore, HK and China.
Elaine’s educational background includes a Master in International Law from the University of Essex in UK, and LLB degree from University of Political Science and Law in China.