August’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Ahsan Habib, CAMS. Habib was recognized for his knowledge of the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Habib is currently working at Scotiabank as an analyst in AML operations governance. He is a seasoned banker from Bangladesh where he worked in correspondent banking, trade finance and foreign remittance (non-resident business) departments in top-ranked banks. He is a member of ACAMS and achieved the prestigious Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation in 2019. He has certification on trade-based money laundering from the Canadian Securities Institute, a certification on sanctions and various related courses, and a certification on “BSA and AML: An In-Depth Look” from the Bank Administration Institute. He has a strong passion for learning and distributing knowledge on financial crime through his writing and has a significant number of global publications across the U.S. and Europe. As an active and vocal member of ACAMS, he wrote an article for ACAMS Today on his country, Canada.
Habib is one of the authors of "Expected Changes in AML After COVID-19," the e-book on changes in compliance in a post-COVID world. In line with his employer’s strong commitment and efforts against human trafficking, he is vocal against this heinous crime on various platforms.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your anti-money laundering (AML) career path in a positive way? Does someone in your network exemplify excellence in AML? Recognize their commitment: Nominate them for ACAMS AML Professional of the Month.