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Anti-Money Laundering 4th Annual Summit (Nepal) 2019

February 1, 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019
Hotel Radisson, Kathmandu

The 4th Annual AML Summit in Nepal, in association with the National Banking Institute (NBI), provided a fillip to the existing dialogue in the country towards leveraging the strengths and recognising improvement areas in Nepal’s AML/CFT regime through knowledge sharing on latest tools, techniques, processes and technologies.

The tone for the day was set by a keynote address from the Nepal Rastra Bank. The rest of the day consisted of presentations and panel discussions involving compliance officers from leading banks in Nepal.


9.00 am to 9.30 am


9:30 am to 10:15 am

Welcome & Inaugural Session

Sanjib Subba, CEO, National Banking Institute
Dr. Chiranjibi Nepal, Governor, Nepal Rastra Bank
Laxmi Prapanna Niroula, Chairman, NBI

10:15 am to 10:30 am


10:30 am to 11:30 am

Monitoring and Managing Correspondent Banking Risks

Chowdhury MAQ Sarwar, Deputy Managing Director, Eastern Bank, Bangladesh

11.30 am to 11.45 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11: 45 am to 12.40 pm


Ramu Paudel, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, Nepal Rastra Bank

12.40 pm to 12.45 pm

Technology and Consulting solutions for Go-AML Reporting, Digital Customer On-boarding and KYC remediation

Shivani Shrestha, CEO, KYC Nepal

12.45 pm to 1.30 pm

Networking Lunch

1.30 pm to 1.50 pm

The Future of Financial Crime – Need for Improved Public/Private Sector Information Sharing

Sriram Ramnarayan, Director, Market Development, Thomson Reuters – South Asia
Rohit Kaul, Regional Specialist, Financial and Risk, Thomson Reuters

1.50 pm to 2.50 pm

International Developments of Relevance to AML in Nepal

Hari Kumar Nepal, AML Cell, Ministry of Finance/Deputy Director, Nepal Rastra Bank

2:50 pm to 3.30 pm

Best Practices in Sanctions Screening

Surendra Thapa, President, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York

3:30 pm to 3:45 pm


3:45 pm to 4:55 pm

Panel Discussion: Top Priorities for AML Compliance Officers for Achieving Higher AML Maturity Standards

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Marketing, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Saroj Kafle
, Head -Compliance and Corporate Governance, Siddhartha Bank Limited
Raja Aryal, Chief Compliance Officer, Global IME Bank
Bhawani Ghimire, Head – Compliance, Himalayan Bank
DIGP Niraj Bahadur Shahi, Director, Central Investigation Bureau (Invited)

Key areas for discussion
Top priorities for compliance officers in the areas of:

  • Governance frameworks
    Risk assessment
  • Training and skill development
  • The role of technology

4:55 pm

Closing Ceremony
This is a staging enviroment