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Anti-Money Laundering 2nd Annual Summit (Nepal) 2017

January 27, 2017
Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu

Fintelekt, in association with National Banking Institute (NBI), organized the 2nd Annual AML Summit in Nepal on January 27, 2017. This event provided an exclusive opportunity for dialogue and debate on various aspects of AML and CFT related to the banking and financial services industry in Nepal.

Delegate Registration - Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions

Banks, insurance and financial institutions that wish to attend this conference should directly contact National Banking Institute, Kathmandu, to complete registration formalities.


9:30 to 10:30
Inaugural Session
Anil K. Shah, President, Nepal Bankers’ Association
Ajay Shrestha, Chairman, National Banking Institute Ltd.
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt
Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor, Nepal Rastra Bank.

10:30 to 10:45
Tea/Coffee Break

10:45 to 11:30
Presentation: KYC Screening - Changing Paradigms & The Evolution of Technology
Sean Norris, Managing Director - APAC, Accuity

11:30 to 12:15
Presentation: Trade Based Money Laundering
Jairam Manglani, Country Head - Financial Crime Compliance & Principal Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, India

12:15 to 1:00
Presentation: AML Risk Assessment - Challenges and Best Practices
Debmalya Maitra, Advisory Board Member - Risk, Controls, Governance and Compliance, Fintelekt

1:00 to 2:00

2:00 to 2:45
Presentation: Changes in AML Policy
Hari Kumar Nepal, Dy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Nepal Rastra Bank

2.45 to 3.00
Tea/ Coffee Break

3:00 to 4:30
Panel Discussion: Critical Success Factors for Strengthening the AML Regime in Nepal

Narayan Prasad Paudel, Executive Director, Nepal Rastra Bank
DIGP Nawa Raj Silwal, Director, Central Investigation Bereau, Nepal Police
Anukool Bhatnagar, Managing Director (CEO), Nepal SBI Bank Ltd
Jiwan Kumar Sitaula, Director General, Money Laundering Department
Hari Nepal, Dy Director, Financial Information Unit, Nepal Rastra Bank.

This session will discuss the evolving regulatory environment in Nepal, in the context of global trends and increasingly cross-border nature of money laundering, and put forward their views on likely measures and success factors that will ensure a stronger AML regime in the country going forward. Key issues to be discussed are:

  • What are compliance officers doing to overcome challenges such as automation, screening and transaction monitoring? 
  • How can technology help in effectively overcoming some of the current challenges faced by banks as regards AML risk management and regulatory reporting?
  • How can banks raise awareness levels regarding AML and build a culture of AML risk management across all levels within the organization?
  • How can compliance heads balance various business priorities within the organisation and ensure adequate resources and continued focus on the AML function?

Closing Ceremony

Organizing Partner


Platinum Partner