The Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers (AICB) will be hosting the 12th International Conference on Financial Crime and Terrorism Financing (IFCTF) 2022 on 26 – 27 July 2022 where Bank Negara governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.

Jointly organised by AICB — the sole professional body for Malaysia’s banking industry — and its Compliance Officers’ Networking Group (CONG), and supported by Bank Negara Malaysia, Securities Commission Malaysia, and Labuan Financial Services Authority, the conference will look at the megatrends of 2022 and how it will transform and impact compliance in the current and future landscape.

AICB said in a statement that the IFCTF will dive deep into compliance and transformation issues, especially with the emergence of new digital crimes, ESG and environmental crime. Discussions will also center on the new role of the finance sector in addressing these issues and challenges.

Themed “The New Frontier of Compliance: Adapt, Transform, Collaborate”, IFCTF 2022 is expected to attract some 700 delegates from local and international financial institutions. Over 50 global experts from Europe, North America, Australiasia and Asia will share their insights and perspectives on various topics related to compliance, financial crime, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing.

AICB chief executive Edward Ling said: “After a hiatus of two years given the Covid-19 pandemic, AICB is pleased to host an in-person conference this year, which will explore the latest developments, issues and challenges in financial crime, anti-money laundering and terrorism financing, and discuss defence and mitigation approaches and measures, especially in the age of Covid, where our reliance on financial technology grows in tandem with the emergence of new digital crimes.

“Initiatives such as IFCTF 2022 will further help the banking and financial workforce deepen their knowledge on this topic, which will assist them in their fight against financial crime.”

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Commissioner and Director of the AML Division Mohamad Zamri Zainal Abidin is scheduled to deliver a special session on corporate liability and MACC’s Section 17A of the Anti-Corruption Act.

There will also be a Spotlight session on cybercrime by Fabrizio Fioroni, Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Financing of Terrorism Advisor of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Thailand.

Allison Kelly, Head of Strategy and Engagement, HM Treasury, United Kingdom; Zoelda Anderton, AML/CFT Advisor, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Indonesia; and DCP Normah Ishak, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bukit Aman Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (E8), Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysia are also among the panellists of a sharing session on Terrorism Financing in the New Landscape, which will discuss Covid-19-related terrorism financing and the importance of effective Public-Private Partnerships to mitigate such fraudulent activities in the country.

Among the key speakers at the conference are financial crime experts and industry veterans such as:

  • Aaron Mulroy, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) HQ Counter Terrorism, Assistant Section Chief
  • Eva Crouwel, Head of Financial Crime, Luno, South Africa
  • Fabrizio Fioroni, Adviser, AML / CFT, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Thailand
  • Ian Collins, Technical Assistance Advisor – Counter Terrorist Finance, HM Treasury, United Kingdom
  • Jackie Clayton, HM Revenue & Customs, Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, Malaysia
  • Marc Anley, Executive Director/ Partner, APAC Leader, Forensic and Analytics, Deloitte, Singapore
  • Mohamad Ezri Abdul Wahab, Vice President, Malaysian Bar
  • Neeraj Kumar, Director, Global Data Intelligence and Analytics Head, GFCII, Citibank, USA
  • Radish Singh, Partner, Financial Services Consulting, Lead Financial Services Risk
  • Management (FSRM), Ernst & Young, Singapore
  • Roro Wide Sulistyowati, Specialist of the Directorate of Anti Corruption of Business Entity, KPK Indonesia
  • Thomas Blissenden, Senior Liaison Officer, Southeast Asia, Australian High Commission

The three-day programme from 25 – 27 July 2022 comprises a half-day Masterclass on the first day, followed by the conference on the second and third day. Find out more here.


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