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[APAC] Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum

September 14, 2021
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM +08

We are pleased to welcome you back for the third annual Global Trade and Cargo Compliance Forum. This year’s theme will be Transforming Trade – Navigating Compliance in the Digital Era. The event will be held virtually on the 14th  September 2021.

The world is more interconnected than ever, and businesses are rapidly adapting to embrace digital transformation and the opportunities it offers. However, in the cargo industry, teams can find themselves dealing with manual and paper-based processes which slows global trade and increases risk.

This event will explore how the global trade and cargo industry can benefit from digital advancements to transform their operations, and turn their compliance approach into a competitive advantage. The agenda features a mix of experts from leading cargo businesses, industry bodies, Accuity & LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, who will discuss how to effectively mitigate sanctions, regulatory, technological and governance risks, in an increasingly digital world.

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    Timings (SGT) Agenda
    01:00 PM

    Welcome & Introduction


    Aneta Klosek, Director, Trade Compliance Market Planning, Accuity
    01:10 PM Defending against TBML – Trade compliance programme considerations & Setting up effective policies & frameworks


    Azeem Jamshed Azmi, Regional Head of Trade Finance, CIMB
    Sankara Prasad, Dy Managing Director and Group Compliance Officer (DMD & GCO), State Bank of India
    Radish Singh, Partner, FCC, Deloitte SG


    Manesh Samtani, Editor & General Manager, Regulation Asia
    01:55 PM Navigating the TBML Minefield – Vessel Tracking and Dual-use & Controlled Goods


    Hasnain Rizvi, SEVP & Chief Compliance Officer, Habibmetro Bank, Pakistan
    Dhruv Chawla, Partner Risk Consulting, PWC


    Douglas Wolfson, Director FCC Commercial Strategy, APAC, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
    02:45 PM Coffee Break
    03:00 PM

    Trade-Related Risk Data


    Sarisha Guruparsad, AML/CFT Regulatory Risk, Rand Merchant Bank


    Dave Loeser, Senior Director of Product Management, Accuity
    03:30 PM The Human Cost – the Societal Impact of Trade Compliance


    Phoebe Ewen, Programme Director, The Mekong Club
    Ian Mitchell, Global Fraud and Financial Crimes Executive, Founder, The Knoble
    Justyna Gudzowska, Director of Illicit Finance Policy, The Sentry


    Dan Wager, Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions
    04:00 PM Coffee Break
    04:10 PM Sanctions and Export Controls Landscape


    Vincent Gaudel, Compliance Specialist, Accuity
    Togzhan Kassenova, Senior Fellow, Project on International Commerce, Security, and Economic Statecraft Centre for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany
    Michael Burnett, First Secretary for Commercial Affairs, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regional Export Control Officer – U.S. Embassy Singapore


    Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)
    04:55 PM Transforming Trade – Navigating Compliance in the Digital Era


    Julia Yansura, Program Manager, Latin America & The Caribbean, The Global Financial Integrity Group
    James Wyatt, General Manager, aeroconcept
    Sarisha Guruparsad, AML/CFT Regulatory Risk, Rand Merchant Bank


    Nirjhar Daripa, Innovation Product Manager, Accuity
    05:40 PM

    Closing Remarks


    Aneta Klosek, Director, Trade Compliance Market Planning, Accuity

    Please note that timings and sessions are subject to change.

    Azeem Jamshed Azmi
    Regional Head of Trade Finance, CIMB

    As Regional Head of Trade Finance, Azeem’s role has full responsibility for the trade finance product, sales and business development functions across the CIMB Group entities. Additionally, Azeem also oversees the Transaction Banking Financial Institutions business for the group. Azeem has over 30 years of diversified Corporate and Institutional Banking, Transaction Banking, Business Development and B2B and Payment Technology experience with major global institutions in Asia and the Middle East.

    Michael Burnett
    First Secretary for Commercial Affairs, Bureau of Industry and Security, Regional Export Control Officer – U.S. Embassy Singapore

    Michael Burnett currently serves as the Regional Export Control Officer and First Secretary for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. In this capacity he is a subject matter expert on U.S. strategic trade controls and nonproliferation issues for the ASEAN region.

    Dhruv Chawla
    Partner Risk Consulting, PWC

    Dhruv is a seasoned Risk and Regulatory Compliance leader, who has over 23 years of experience of building and managing business across various geographies. He has extensive experience in advising clients on how to manage their reputational and financial risk arising out of regulatory compliance, fraud, litigation, and changes in business environment.

    He has experience ranging from managing complex multi-jurisdictional client engagements in the areas of Regulatory Compliance, Corporate Investigations, Remediations and Litigation issues to working on strategic initiatives for assessing operational effectiveness, designing and implementing Risk, Compliance and Financial Crime Monitoring processes and solutions, Fraud detection and investigation, and Litigation management systems.

    He has a history of successfully advising clients in assessing and utilizing Regulatory Technology solutions in the areas of Compliance, AML/KYC/Sanctions, eDiscovery, Cybercrime, Fraud Monitoring and Investigative Analytics.

    Phoebe Ewen
    Programme Director, The Mekong Club

    The Mekong Club is a Hong Kong based NGO that works with private sector organisations to combat modern slavery. They engage with businesses across the finance, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing sectors, building tools and projects to combat the modern slavery issues within their operations. Phoebe manages a range of projects from developing typologies and red flags for banks, to apps that facilitate more effective worker interviews in factories for manufacturers. Phoebe has spoken internationally on modern slavery and its relationship with the private sector, and is passionate about galvanising action and harnessing the vast power that companies have to change lives.

    Justyna Gudzowska
    Director of Illicit Finance Policy, The Sentry

    Justyna Gudzowska serves as the Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, an investigative and policy organization that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. Prior to joining The Sentry, Justyna was an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Financial Crimes group, delivering advice and counsel on financial crimes issues, and served as the Firm’s lead lawyer on sanctions issues. From 2013-2018, Justyna served as an Expert at the United Nations, advising the Security Council on sanctions against ISIS, Al-Qaida, the Taliban and their associates, as well as terrorism financing more broadly. Prior to her appointment to the United Nations, from 2009 to 2013 she served as a legal advisor to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the Department of the Treasury, where she advised on the full spectrum of economic sanctions issues.

    Sarisha Guruparsad
    Regulatory Risk, Rand Merchant Bank

    Sarisha Guruparsad currently provides regulatory risk advise with a specific focus on financial crime risks and controls within the Trade Finance industry for Rand Merchant bank based in South Africa. With a demonstrated financial crime history and expertise in the banking industry for both retail and corporate clients globally, Sarisha specialises in automated proactive solutions to reduce financial crime exposure to sanctions and anti money laundering by combining intelligence techniques and data analytics to enhance investigative methodologies and providing insightful analysis and forecasts to reduce risk exposure.

    Dr. Togzhan Kassenova
    Senior Fellow, Project on International Commerce, Security, and Economic Statecraft Centre for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany

    Dr. Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research, SUNY-Albany. She is also a nonresident fellow with the Nuclear Policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Kassenova is an expert on nuclear politics, WMD nonproliferation, and financial crime prevention. She is a leading policy expert on proliferation financing and advised numerous governments and private sector on the subject. Her consultancy work for UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has included developing and delivering courses on proliferation financing for the governments of Indonesia, Thailand, Mekong region countries, and MENAFATF. From 2011 to 2015, she served on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. Kassenova holds an MA in Financial Integrity from Case Western Reserve University, a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Leeds and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). She is the author of Atomic Steppe: How Kazakhstan Gave Up the Bomb (forthcoming, Stanford University Press, 2022).

    Ian Mitchell
    Global Fraud and Financial Crimes Executive, Founder, The Knoble

    Ian is the founder of The Knoble and most recently served as a Principal (Partner) leading PwC’s Financial Crimes Unit (FCU) Fraud Management Practice. He has been fighting fraud and financial crime for over 20 years across over 30 countries, in leadership positions in the financial services industry. Ian’s breadth of fraud experience covers consumer and commercial banking products and channels, merchant fraud, and several insurance products. Ian has also held fraud management leadership positions at Ally, USAA, and GE.

    In 2019, Ian founded The Knoble non-profit, with the mission to unite the financial crimes industry to protect vulnerable populations.

    Sankara Prasad
    Dy Managing Director and Group Compliance Officer (DMD & GCO), State Bank of India

    Shri Soma Sankara Prasad is holding the position of Dy Managing Director and Group Compliance Officer (DMD & GCO) at State Bank of India. He joined State Bank of India on 12th October 1985 as Probationary Officer. In his career spanning 34 years, he has held important assignments in various capacities in Treasury operations, Audit & Marketing. He led the SBI Pension Funds as Managing Director and CEO from December 2013 to October 2014. Prior to his posting as the Bank’s Dy. Managing Director & GCO, Shri Soma Sankara Prasad was posted overseas & headed SBI Singapore Operations as Chief General Manager & Country Head.

    Saskia Rietbroek, CSS
    Executive Director, Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS)

    Saskia is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), a professional membership body for sanctions professionals worldwide. She is a Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and an industry leader in financial crime topics. Saskia has over 20 years of Sanctions/AML experience in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Her global footprint enables Saskia to apply valuable expertise and insight into international training and financial crime compliance projects.

    Previously, Saskia was the Executive Director at SanctionsAlert, the world’s first information and training business on the subject, and before that was founder of AML Services International LLC. Prior to that, she was Financial Crimes Advisor to Fiserv.

    She was also the founding executive director of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), where she spearheaded the development of the CAMS certification and co-led many international conferences.

    She is a frequent speaker on a variety of financial crime topics.

    She earned law degrees from Leiden University (Netherlands) and Universidad La Católica (Lima, Peru), and was admitted to the Lima Bar Association. She also holds an international MBA from Florida International University. She speaks fluent Dutch, English and Spanish, as well as basic German.

    She is based in the Netherlands.

    Hasnain Rizvi
    SEVP & Chief Compliance Officer, Habibmetro Bank, Pakistan

    Syed Hasnain Haider Rizvi is a seasoned Banker with versatile work experience of over 28 years. He is currently serving as Chief Compliance Officer in Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited, Pakistan and has held key positions such as Country Head of Operations, Chief Compliance Officer, Head of Service Quality, Internal Controls & Shariah Compliance in various institutions in Pakistan. He holds following professional qualifications/memberships:

    • Associate of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA – USA)
    • Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA – USA)
    • Member Australian Institute of Management (AIMM)
    • Fellow Member of Institute of Corporate Secretaries of Pakistan (FCIS)
    • Fellow Member of Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants (FPA)

    Mr. Rizvi has been actively involved in conducting training sessions and workshops on various subjects including Compliance, KYC & AML, Internal Controls, Budgeting, Basel Accord, Corporate Governance, Risk Management for a number of years.

    Manesh Samtani
    Editor & General Manager, Regulation Asia

    Manesh Samtani is Editor & General Manager at Regulation Asia, a specialist media and research platform for financial sector regulation in Asia Pacific. He manages the editorial and research teams, covering significant regulatory changes impacting banking and capital markets. Manesh also plays a key role in Regulation Asia events and research projects.

    Radish Singh
    Partner, FCC, Deloitte SG

    Radish has over 23 years of experience in financial services regulations, compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and FCC. She currently leads Deloitte’s SEA FCC practice. Her clientele incudes major global, private and local Banks in SEA. Broadly, her experience includes regulatory compliance, FCC and KYC requirements, enterprise wide AML/CFT risk assessments, globally benchmarked business conduct policy formulation, legislative drafting, conducting country level FATF assessments as a regulator, implementing AB&C policies, advising on data protection matters, policy for exchange demutualization and self-funding model for a regulatory agency, stock exchange supervision and securities laws. As a subject matter expert in the field, Radish has been leading numerous projects on financial crime compliance including AML gap assessments, KYC reviews and remediation, sanctions, risk assessments, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, fraud risk assessment, conduct risk, trade based money laundering compliance and transactions monitoring optimization / model validation / assessment and AI, machine learning and RPA related work in FCC. Radish is a Member of BAFT Asia Trade Council and Member of the International Advisory Board of London Institute of Banking and Finance (LIBF).

    James Wyatt
    General Manager, aeroconcept

    James Wyatt is the General Manager of aeroconcept, his own aviation consulting business based in Leipzig Germany. aeroconcept was founded in May 2019. aeroconcept provides consulting services to all sectors of the aviation industry.

    A British and German national, James has been in the aviation industry for over 20 years, predominately in cargo.

    With working for some of the world’s largest airlines including, Lufthansa Cargo, AeroLogic, Qatar Airways as well as DHL Express and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) James has gained extensive aviation experience.

    James has global expertise in a number of areas of the industry including, cargo handling, aircraft handling, flight operations, quality and safety, restricted commodities, auditing and training, aviation IT systems and product management.

    Julia Yansura
    Program Manager, Latin America & The Caribbean, The Global Financial Integrity Group

    Julia Yansura is the Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean at Global Financial Integrity, a Washington, DC-based think tank focused on illicit financial flows, corruption, illicit trade and money laundering. She currently leads a project researching financial crimes across 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries, and is the author of several recent reports, including “Narcotics Proceeds in the Western Hemisphere” and “The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector through Greater Transparency.” Prior to joining Global Financial Integrity, Yansura implemented projects related to the financial services sector in Central America. She has experience working in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia and Jamaica. Ms. Yansura holds an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

    Nirjhar Daripa
    Innovation Product Manager, Accuity

    Nirjhar is an Innovation Product Manager at Accuity. He is responsible for leading innovation efforts and providing strategic guidance on new functionalities, features and products which would evolve the firm’s financial crime offerings.

    He has nearly 15 years of experience in the financial crime, fraud and financial markets domains, and has been involved in developing and managing various data, analytics and software related solutions.

    Vincent Gaudel
    Compliance Specialist, Accuity

    Vincent works as a compliance expert for Accuity, his role includes the monitoring of regulatory & technological trends in the area of sanctions compliance, to help design the best tools for managing sanctions risks. Vincent has 8 years of experience in compliance functions in the financial industry and holds Master’s Degrees in both international business (Bordeaux, France) and political science (Linköping, Sweden).

    Aneta Klosek
    Director, Trade Compliance Market Planning, Accuity

    Aneta Klosek is a senior professional in the field of financial crime prevention and international Anti Money Laundering regulations. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Aneta has advised numerous clients from a variety of sectors on establishing effective compliance programs and consults how customers can maximize business opportunities by the use of leading technology solutions and data. In her current role at Accuity, Aneta is an integral part of the compliance projects leading global air cargo companies such as Emirates and Lufthansa.

    Dave Loeser
    Senior Director of Product Management, Accuity

    In his role at Accuity, Dave Loeser’s responsibilities range from designing sprint-level user stories to managing product teams focused on multi-year strategic initiatives. For more than a decade, Dave has helped develop the Firco Compliance Link Suite, and is currently spearheading cross-product strategic initiatives. Dave received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attained a Masters of Business Administration, Management and Strategy from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

    Dan Wager
    Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

    Daniel Wager is an experienced financial crime compliance and investigations executive with extensive experience in developing and running programs designed to prevent, detect and report money laundering, sanctions violations, arms proliferation and other crimes. A respected expert witness in civil and criminal litigation, he is a trusted authority in interactions with regulators and enforcement agencies. In his current position, he assists regulated and non-regulated entities in avoiding legal, regulatory and reputational risk, while protecting the global financial system from illicit fund flows. He joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016 from a long and meritorious career fighting financial crime.

    Douglas Wolfson
    Director, FCC Commercial Strategy, APAC, LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

    Douglas Wolfson is Director, Financial Crime Compliance for LexisNexis Risk Solutions in Asia. Headquartered out of Hong Kong, Douglas drives the strategy and product development of the leading risk tools used by the biggest banks in the world that help to mitigate financial crime compliance issues.

    Douglas has 20 years of financial services, risk management and international business experience. His deep experience includes leading risk management departments at the world’s most recognizable financial institutions.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International relations from Colgate University. He also is the co-founder and organizing committee member of the Blue Tie Ball in Hong Kong, an event created to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma around mental illness.