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Fintelekt AML/CFT 12th Annual Summit (India) 2023

May 11, 2023

Thursday, 11th May 2023
9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Hotel Courtyard Marriott, Andheri-Kurla Road, Mumbai, India

The Fintelekt AML/CFT Annual Summit is the leading forum for AML/CFT compliance professionals in India, providing a platform for the community to discuss the latest developments and engage in insightful interactions. 


9:30 am

Opening Remarks

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt

9:40 am

Inaugural Session

Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt

Keynote Address
Shailesh Thakur, Additional Director, Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND)

Closing Remarks
Vikas Tandon, Trainer, Fintelekt

11:00 am

Tea/Coffee Break

11:20 am

Presentation: Shift Left – Efficient Screening Through Better Watchlist Management

Sanjay Dattatri, Chief Products Officer, Facctum

11:40 am

Panel Discussion: Examining the Impact of Recent Trends and Developments on AML Compliance

Industry leaders will examine the challenges and opportunities from the recent geopolitical developments in the region, advances in payment systems and cryptocurrencies for their likely impact on financial crime risks and the AML compliance function in banks and financial institutions in India.

Pramod Khandelwal, Trainer, Fintelekt

Amita Ajgaonkar, Senior Vice President, RBL Bank
Sanjay Wani, Special Officer, Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank
Praveen Dayal, Senior Vice President, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Anil K Tak, Dy. General Manager, State Bank of India

1:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm

Presentation: Transforming Risk – From KYC To KYX

Abhishek Bali, Chief Executive Officer, ZIGRAM

2:20 pm

Panel Discussion: Fine Tuning the Risk-Based Approach

AML risk assessment and the resultant application of a risk-based approach is a continuous process in an organisation, needing both creativity and experience to expand the awareness of potential risks, in turn improving the organisation’s ability to stay within its risk appetite and in responding to threats. The panel will share insights and creative strategies useful in fine-tuning the risk-based approach.

Charan Rawat, Head of Compliance, Rabobank

Mahesh Rajaraman, Head AML & RICU (Retail, SME, Agri, Cards, Liabilities), Yes Bank
Jyothi Nirmal Mekala, Head of Compliance & AML, Billdesk
Neeraj Dinesh Rana, ED & Head, Financial Crime & Security Services, DBS Bank
Prashant Sinha, AML Head & Principal Officer, Bandhan Bank

3:20 pm

Presentation: Transforming Risk – From KYC To KYX

Abhishek Gupta, Director, Effiya Technologies

3:40 pm

Tea/Coffee Break

4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Strengthening the AML Compliance Programme: Lessons for Other Industry Sectors from Banks

Panelists from the banking industry who are now in key compliance roles in non-bank sectors will share their learnings on strengthening the AML compliance programme, including the business compliance imperatives, avoiding common pitfalls of compliance failures, building a team and reducing attrition, and addressing regulatory expectations.

Debmalya Maitra, Trainer, Fintelekt

Shafath Mujawar, Head – Compliance Monitoring, Wahed Invest
Arti Shekhar, Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Kotak Mahindra Prime
Neelesh Sarda, Chief Compliance Officer, Bajaj Finance
Ashutosh Naik, Chief Compliance Officer, Groww

5:15 pm

Closing Remarks

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt


Shailesh Thakur
Shailesh Thakur Additional Director
Financial Intelligence Unit – India (FIU-IND)
Shirish Pathak
Shirish Pathak Managing Director
Arpita Bedekar
Arpita Bedekar Director – Strategy & Planning
Vikas Tandon
Vikas Tandon Trainer
Sanjay Dattatri
Sanjay Dattatri Chief Products Officer
Pramod Khandelwal
Pramod Khandelwal Trainer
Amita Ajgaonkar
Amita Ajgaonkar Senior Vice President
RBL Bank
Sanjay Wani
Sanjay Wani Special Officer
Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank
Praveen Dayal
Praveen Dayal Senior Vice President
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Anil K Tak
Anil K Tak Dy. General Manager
State Bank of India
Abhishek Bali
Abhishek Bali Chief Executive Officer
Charan Rawat
Charan Rawat Head of Compliance
Mahesh Rajaraman
Mahesh Rajaraman Head AML & RICU (Retail, SME , Agri, Cards, Liabilities)
Yes Bank
Jyothi Nirmal Mekala
Jyothi Nirmal Mekala Head of Compliance & AML Billdesk
Neeraj Dinesh Rana
Neeraj Dinesh Rana ED & Head, Financial Crime & Security Services
DBS Bank
Prashant Sinha
Prashant Sinha AML Head & Principal Officer
Bandhan Bank
Abhishek Gupta
Abhishek Gupta Director
Effiya Technologies
Debmalya Maitra
Debmalya Maitra Trainer
Shafath Mujawar
Shafath Mujawar Head – Compliance Monitoring
Wahed Invest
Arti Shekhar
Arti Shekhar Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Kotak Mahindra Prime
Neelesh Sarda
Neelesh Sarda Chief Compliance Officer
Bajaj Finance
Ashutosh Naik
Ashutosh Naik Chief Compliance Officer




Facctum is a RiskTech company specialising in cloud-delivered enterprise risk decisioning technology. Founded in 2021, it was created by former users and architects of financial crime risk management (FCRM) technology to build solutions for agile, low-latency and highly effective screening at massive scale. Facctum uses risk analytics technology to improve compliance effectiveness and make operations more efficient. Its SaaS-first FCRM platform is based on high-performance parallel processing and fully deterministic technology. This approach results in enhanced risk detection, increased speed to compliance, and improved operational sustainability. Facctum’s solutions have all been designed to fit the criteria that incumbent solutions lack, while responding to today’s new digital climate. Utilizing cloud-based technology and automation, Facctum’s objective is to provide faster speed to compliance while lowering operational cost.



ZIGRAM is a leading regulatory technology company headquartered in Gurgaon, India, with its focus on anti-money laundering (AML), financial crime compliance (FCC) and emerging risk space. The organization offers cutting-edge SaaS and Data Asset products across use cases such as sanctions screening, adverse press coverage, risk monitoring, anti-money laundering events, supply chain risk, due diligence reports, early warning system and country watchlists.

It is one of the few companies in the world to offer an ‘Integrated RegTech Stack’ – Data, Technology & Services – with Data Assets being created in-house. ZIGRAM offers applications which are SaaS based, progressive, self-service, easy-to-deploy and enable pricing & usage levers anchored by its Integrated RegTech stack.

Effiya Technologies

Effiya Technologies

Effiya Technologies is a young AI-driven technology development company headquartered in Singapore. It is created and powered by experts with 15+ years of experience in analytics, automation, finance and AI. Effiya offers well researched, state-of-the-art products in the areas of financial compliance and analytics. They strive to create client centric business applications which is fully automated, dependable and economical that can help the organizations in optimizing their business operations and leveraging benefits from automation and robotization of business process.

Quantum Data Engines

Quantum Data Engines

Quantum Data Engines (QDE) is a compliance technology (aka RegTech) company, providing intelligent solutions for enterprises in BFSI, Insurance, Asset Management, Non-Banking Finance, Securities, Stock Brokerage, and Pension Fund domains. QDE has built advanced technology products that help businesses understand customer and transaction data accurately and completely, while performing at high levels of speed and scaling easily to growing business needs.

The company’s mission is to help build a world where financial crime, money laundering and theft are impossible; where trust and verifiability are easy without compromising individual privacy.

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