April’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Deepa Ramsunder, CAMS. Deepa was recognized for her expertise in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. She has more than 15 years of international banking experience with specialized knowledge in customer due diligence (CDD), AML and financial crime risk. At Standard Chartered Bank in New York, she works as an associate director in the conduct, financial crime and compliance assurance unit where she oversees Europe and the Americas. In her current role, she is responsible for undertaking specialist second line of defense assurance reviews to test the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls, to ensure adherence to AML and compliance policies and procedures, as well as applicable regulations.
In her previous role at the same bank, Deepa was responsible for CDD risk management for the Africa and Middle East region. Prior to Standard Chartered, Deepa worked for Algemene Bank Nederland-Amsterdam Roterdam and The Royal Bank of Scotland in Dubai, UAE.
Deepa is a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS). In addition, she is a fraud examiner and an active member of the advisory council for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She is currently pursuing a graduate diploma in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing from the Australian Financial Markets Association. In addition, Deepa is pursuing an international diploma in AML from the International Compliance Association and from the Alliance Manchester Business School-The University of Manchester and a master’s degree in AML and counter-terrorist financing from Charles Sturt University, Australia.
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