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Fintelekt-NBI AML/CFT Annual Summit (Nepal) 2023

Professional Training Programs

Thursday, May 25, 2023
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Kathmandu, Nepal

Fintelekt and National Banking Institute have been providing an annual platform for the AML community in the country to discuss the latest industry developments and engage in insightful interactions. In 2023, the summit focused on the new and emerging areas of risk within money laundering/terrorist financing and financial crime. It delved into the strategies to strengthen the organisational responses to make the AML programme more robust and effective.


9.30 am – 11.00 am

Inaugural Panel Session

Welcome Remarks by Kumar Lamsal, Chief Executive Officer, National Banking Institute
Opening Presentation by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt
Keynote Address by Dirgha Rawal, Head, Financial Intelligence Unit – Nepal

11.00 am – 11.30 am

Refreshments & Networking Break

11.30 am – 12.15 pm

Presentation: Building a Culture of Compliance

Vikas Tandon, Trainer, Fintelekt

12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Presentation: Trade-Based Money Laundering and Preventing Illegal Outflows of Money

Sworup Shrestha, Deputy Director, Financial Intelligence Unit – Nepal

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm


2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Presentation: AML Challenges within New Payment Systems

Ritu Verma, Compliance Officer, Pine Labs

3.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Refreshments & Networking Break

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Panel Discussion: Improving Enhanced Due Diligence for More Effective Customer Monitoring


  • Dr. Hari Kumar Nepal, Deputy Director, Nepal Rastra Bank, AML Cell, Ministry of Finance (Moderator)
  • Saroj Kafle, Head Compliance & Corporate Governance, Siddhartha Bank
  • Muna Paudel, Head – Legal Division, Sanima Reliance Life Insurance
  • Paras Mani Dhakal, Chief Executive Officer, Global IME Capital
  • Prakash Chandra Sapkota, Representative, Department of Money Laundering Investigation

Enhanced due diligence encompasses a range of processes and checks such as the PEP status of the customer, beneficial ownership and verification of information which pose challenges to banks and financial institutions. However, effective EDD is the first step towards effective transaction monitoring and staying within the institution’s risk appetite. The panel will discuss innovative practices employed by institutions in conducting EDD and strategies to strengthen the current infrastructure.

4.30 pm

Vote of Thanks by Dhan Thapa, Deputy General Manager, National Banking Institute
This is a staging enviroment