January’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Asif Sardar, CAMS, CFE. Sardar was recognized for his leadership in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Sardar is currently an associate director within the Regulatory Risk Practice at Protiviti. Sardar has over 11 years of AML experience where he has led and managed large-scale full-scope AML audits and AML remediation projects for various large domestic and international financial institutions, including retail banks, commercial banks, private banks, investment banks, community banks, broker-dealers, money services businesses, investment advisors and mutual funds. He leads and manages these in order to ensure compliance with all applicable Office of Foreign Assets Controls, Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority requirements and various international AML requirements (including German AML, the Fourth European Union Directive and the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act).
In addition, Sardar has also consulted with financial institutions on the design and maintenance of their AML and sanctions compliance functions, particularly those under enforcement actions with federal regulators. Sardar has managed and participated in several large-scale money laundering investigations and know your customer remediation projects for large international correspondent and retail banks. Sardar has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bernard Baruch College and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is also on the CAMS-Audit Review Board.
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.