Ms. Rinku Sharma is the Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and AML Designated Director for SBI Card, India. She is recognized for her experience, leadership and dedication to the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) field. Under her able leadership, the SBI Card AML program is robust, sustainable and has evolved as the best in class.
Her all-round experience has given her the unique ability to manage key business transformations in an innovative manner. She successfully led the automation, integration and implementation of a new AML solution that provides easy access to a single consolidated platform with a 360-degree view of customers, automated filing of STRs, interactive rule simulation functionality and MIS reporting. She has established a system of internal controls and policies and procedures in line with ongoing compliance with AML requirements and has ensured an independent testing Assurance process of the same. She has also established effective working partnerships with law enforcement agencies ensuring that management and employees understand how regulatory requirements are used to achieve national policy goals that may override business concerns.
With a prolific career spanning over 25 years, Rinku has carved a niche for herself in the world of Compliance and Anti Money Laundering. She has not only gained an influential position within the organization’s internal leadership but is also a well-respected expert in the industry. She is a special invitee member to the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries) Delhi State Council and member of their panel on ‘Digital Cashless Economy’ and ‘SMEs and Finance’. Rinku was invited by the FIU – India Director to address the ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop on AML & CFT and was the only speaker representing private sector financial institutions. She was the key note speaker at the ACAMS - South India Chapter event in July 2018 and her articles on Compliance related matters are regularly published in esteemed magazines. She has been winning various awards at national and international forums including a global industry award for “Best Financial Crime Compliance Team of the Year”, ‘Best Compliance Officer of the Year’ at the ‘Women in Compliance Awards’ at London.
Rinku is a St. Stephen’s alumni and holds a master’s degree in business administration. She has previously led Fraud Control Management and Customer Insights & Process Trainings COE. Her earlier roles at GE include AML Principal Officer and senior roles in Sales, Credit and Operations. She was part of a 3 member team that launched the Home Equity product for GE Money that was adjudged the best New Product Introduced for the year globally. Rinku is a Certified ‘Investigations and Security Manager’ and has completed the flagship three-year GE Global Fraud Management Leadership program at Washington DC, Prague & Bangkok and was trained at US Secret Service Office as a part of the program. She is CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, USA) and six sigma certified. She is a visiting faculty to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation - akin to FBI) Academy and has also contributed towards GE Women’s Network Co-Hub Lead for Delhi.