April’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Farid Ahmad Yousufzai, CAMS. He is an active member of the anti-financial crime (AFC) community and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Yousufzai is a subject-matter expert and specialist in anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) and know your customer (KYC) processes. He has vast experience in process set-up and implementation in the financial services industry.
Currently, Yousufzai works as an AML/CTF, sanctions and general banking trainer for Afghanistan International Bank as well as for other local training centers including the Afghanistan Institute of Banking and Finance and the Rokyan Management Consultancy. He holds over four years of experience in different parts of the bank, mostly in AML/CTF and sanctions. Each year, he trains at least 1,000 people in AML/CTF, sanctions, corporate governance, multi-layer corporate structure, source of wealth and source of funds, banking law and Da Afghanistan Bank Law, both for new and existing personnel in the AFC field.
Yousufzai is also an expert in international law and has a valid certification in international law from Berlin, Germany.
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