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Managing financial crime risk in Pakistan: best practice and new technologies

About This Webinar

This webinar is hosted by Sigma Risk, in partnership with ICA.

  • AML, Financial Crime & regulatory landscape – A global perspective (Pekka Dare, ICA)
  • What role effective training plays in combating financial crime and what options are available for Pakistani banking sector (Faisal Hussain, IBP)
  • Understanding financial crime risks within emerging technologies including digital/crypto currencies (Malcolm Wright, 100X Group)
  • Fast changing regulatory landscape in Pakistan and government’s efforts in line with FATF expectations (Sumera Baloch, FMU)
  • ICA & Sigma Risk – Global expertise with local focus in Pakistan (Aamar Ahmad, Sigma Risk)
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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Vice President ICA
Pekka has extensive experience as a practitioner, including roles as an MLRO for a multinational life and pensions firm and Head of Financial Crime Prevention of a division of a major UK bank. A qualified solicitor in the UK and New Zealand, Pekka has conducted prosecutions for tax evasion and provided legal advice in respect of organised crime groups, complex frauds and corporate tax evasion. He has also worked for the UK Department of Trade and Industry (now BERR) in the investigation of corporate fraud and misfeasance
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Managing Director
Aamar Ahmad is Managing Director of Sigma Risk, a financial crime compliance advisory firm and ICA accredited training partner. Sigma Risk is exclusive partner of International Compliance Association in Pakistan.

Aamar is a professional trainer and subject matter expert in financial crime compliance (FCC) and trade based money laundering (TBML). His clients include financial institutions and global corporations.

Operating across the globe, Aamar is a public speaker on AML and FCC matters at various industry forums. Aamar has delivered number of projects focusing on FCC advisory, remediation, risk assessments, trade finance thematic reviews, policy gap analysis, and the designing & delivery of bespoke training
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Chief Compliance Officer
Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at 100x Group. He was previously Chief Compliance Officer for Diginex in Hong Kong, and prior to that Revolut in London. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’ (now Refinitiv) anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the delivery of World-Check One, a leading risk intelligence platform to mitigate financial crime and sanctions risk. He also sat on the leadership team that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.

Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics in particular the FATF Recommendations for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs). He also sits on international committees including chairing the Advisory Council and AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance (www.gdf.io), an industry-led initiative in setting codes of conduct and best practices for the virtual asset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has led industry and regulator conversations regarding FATF Recommendations for VASPs as well as developing an industry AML Code of Conduct. Most recently, Malcolm co-founded and co-led the Joint Working Group for interVASP Messaging Standards (intervasp.org) that developed the widely-adopted IVMS101 message data standard for FATF 'travel rule' compliance.

Malcolm is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London (rusi.org).
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Director Research & Development at The Institute of Bankers Pakistan
Mr. Faisal Hussain has over 20 years of experience in various areas, Academics, Business Strategy, Operations & Technology, Human Resources and Management roles. Mr. Hussain holds a Master’s Degree and Train the Trainer, Instructional Design, Training Need Analysis & Course Customization and Training of Assessors from IFC (International Finance Cooperation) – A World Bank Group; Certified Training Professional from FAA (Finance & Accreditation Agency) – Malaysia; and Instructional Designing from CAMI (Carlton Advanced Management Institute). He has also attended leadership courses from Mckinsey Academy. He holds PRINCE2 ® Practitioner Project Management Certification. Besides his keen focus on the Academic Operations he has rolled out various other initiatives, which include electronic and blending learning through eILM (electronic IBP’s Learning Management), Online Assessments, Customer Response Center and monthly Seminars on various current financial industry based topics etc. for the Institute of Bankers Pakistan
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AML/CFT Expert
Sumera Baloch is an AML/CFT Expert and a professional trainer. She has post qualification experience of more than 18 years which includes working at regulatory authorities of Pakistan like Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). At present, Sumera Baloch is working as Additional Director/Head of Analysis Division at Financial Monitoring Unit (Financial Intelligence Unit of Pakistan) and has been working in the field of AML/CFT for more than 10 years. She is also a FATF Certified Assessor for conducting assessment of AML/CFT Frameworks of countries. She has been extensively involved in conducting training sessions for bankers as well as officials of law enforcement agencies. She has also been associated with leading Training and Capacity building Institutes of Pakistan like IBP, IFMP, etc for the matters of curriculum development and for conducting training and capacity building sessions for AML/CFT.
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