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Anti-Money Laundering Summit (Sri Lanka) 2015

April 23, 2015
Taj Samudra, Colombo

Fintelekt hosted the annual Anti-Money Laundering Summit (Sri Lanka) at Taj Samudra, Colombo on April 23, 2015. This event provided an exclusive opportunity for dialogue and debate between regulators, bankers, technology firms and consultants on various aspects of AML, KYC and CFT related to the banking and financial services industry in Sri Lanka.


8.30 am to 9.30 am

9.30 am
Welcome Note by Conference Host
Shirish Pathak, CEO, Fintelekt

9.45 am
Opening Remarks by Conference Chairman
Vikas Tandon, Director AML, Citibank

10.00 am
Keynote Address: The Changing Regulatory Landscape of AML Compliance
Mr H Amarathunga, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Sri Lanka

10.45 am
Presentation: Global Regulatory Directions and Key Issues for Sri Lanka's Financial Sector (Download)
Vikas Tandon, Director AML, Citibank

11.30 am to 11.45 am

11.45 am
Presentation: Technology in AML - Managing Challenges and Innovations (Download)
Yash Parekh, Vice President Marketing & Pre-Sales, Infrasoft Technologies

12.15 pm
Presentation: Best Practices in Preparing for an FATF Compliant Regime
John Mathews, ACAMS, Executive Vice President & Head Client Services, Principal Officer - AML, HDFC Asset Management

1.00 pm to 1.45 pm

1.45 pm
Presentation: Risk Based Approach to AML (Download)
Sangeet Shukla, Senior Advisor - Risk, Indian Banks' Association

2.45 pm
Panel Discussion
Overcoming Implementation Challenges in AML Compliance and Defining a Practical Approach

Vikas Tandon
, Director AML, Citibank

Bhanu Wijayaratne, Chief Compliance Officer, Hatton National Bank
Hanuman Tripathi, Founder & Group Managing Director, Infrasoft Technologies
Yasir Maqbool, CFA, Regional Head Risk - Sri Lanka / Maldives, Habib Bank
Jagath Perera, Partner, KPMG

Key Issues:

  • Industry Status vis-à-vis FATF Expectations
  • Implementation Issues and Challenges
  • Defining a Practical Approach to Building AML/KYC/CFT Risk Models
  • Managing Training and Awareness Programs
  • The Role of Technology
  • Auditing AML Compliance Operations
  • Countering Trade based Money Laundering

4.15 pm
Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
Vikas Tandon, Director AML, Citibank

4.30 pm
Vote of Thanks and Tea/Coffee

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