June’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Jayakrishnan Jayan, CAMS. Jayan has over a decade of experience as an anti-financial crime specialist and has contributed to various essential financial crime controls and capabilities in the financial industry. In his current role as the delegated money laundering reporting officer and anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) compliance manager at ING Australia, a subsidiary of ING Group, Jayan is a critical enabler in identifying, mitigating and managing financial crime risk across the organization.
Through his work, Jayan conducts complex investigations involving multiple facets of financial crimes and develops financial crime controls, guidance and processes. He also enables a risk-based and risk-oriented approach through money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments and supports the automation of detective and preventative controls.
Out of Jayan’s 19-plus years of diversified experience, in the last 10 years he has contributed to financial crime controls and capabilities uplifted at ING Australia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Rabobank Australia & New Zealand Group, Tabcorp Holdings Ltd and Westpac Banking Corp. Before that, Jayan worked on complex financial services enhancements at Swiss Re, Zurich Cantonal Bank and BBVA.
Jayan is committed to continuing his education in financial crime and has been actively pursuing new certifications and courses. In his journey so far, he has completed the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification, the International Compliance Association International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering, and the Graduate Diploma in AML/CTF from the Australia Financial Markets Association. He is also completing a master’s in AML/CTF at Charles Sturt University. Finally, Jayan recently completed the Understanding AML/TBML to Fight Kleptocracy, Illicit Trade, and Financial Crime Executive Certificate Program with George Mason University and is an associate at the TWELVE International Program.
Jayan is a member of ACAMS, the ACAMS Australasian Chapter and the GRC Institute in Australia. He also holds a computer science engineering degree, a Project Management Professional certification and multiple process improvement certifications, which further diversifies his abilities to bring out the best in his current role.
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