After joining KPMG AZSA LLC in 2019, Mr. Mita has specialized in advisory services on financial crimes countermeasures including AML/CFT. He has expertise in a wide range of regulatory issues such as KYC, suspicious transaction reporting and economic sanctions, as well as the implementation of various systems and the use of RegTech and data analysis.
Prior to joining KPMG, at Mizuho Financial Group, Mita oversaw the establishment of a global and group-wide controls for financial crimes such as AML/CFT for more than 10 years, developing and promoting the various countermeasures. He was also a member of the Japanese Bankers Association (JBA), where he led the industry's efforts to strengthen AML/CFT and coordinated with the authorities.
Mita has also made many contributions to the promotion and advancement of AML/CFT in Japan, including speaking at ACAMS and other various types of seminars, and supervising the translation of the CAMS guidebook with two other members from megabanks at the time of ACAMS' entry into the Japanese market and appearing on a panel discussion at the second (essentially the first) seminar afterwards.