March’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Aya Kishie, CAMS-FCI. Kishie was recognized for her various contributions to the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Kishie is the vice president for the Financial Crimes Office for Japan, Global Financial Crimes Division at MUFG Bank, Ltd. Kishie has been with MUFG for more than 12 years, having joined the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in 2003. Having served in Japan’s Cabinet Office for two years, she has been in the compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) field for almost 10 years. She acquired her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential in 2016 and in 2018 she became Japan’s only CAMS-FCI holder and only CAMS-certified instructor. Since then, she has conducted six CAMS prep seminars in Japanese and singlehandedly trained more than 130 candidates. Kishie also provides the Association Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) community in Japan with constant support, reviewing Japanese translations of ACAMS course materials (including the sixth edition of the CAMS Study Guide) and supporting the establishment of the ACAMS Japan Chapter as one of its founding members.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your 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.