September’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Rezaul Karim, CAMS. Karim was recognized for his achievements in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Karim is an ambitious AML compliance professional from Bangladesh with five years of experience working in the diverse risk control functions in multinational banks. He started his career at Standard Chartered Bank and currently works at HSBC Bangladesh as a customer due diligence (CDD) analyst. Karim also achieved the prestigious Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation from ACAMS in 2020.
In addition, Karim is an enthusiastic proponent of sharing AML knowledge. Through a LinkedIn mentorship forum, he assists, guides and resolves doubts for thousands of aspiring AML compliance professionals on AML issues with explicit and detailed explanations. Doing so, he inspires many across the globe to pursue studies with ACAMS and obtain skills through international AML certifications.
Karim also contributes to the worldwide battle against financial crime through his writings. His article "Old Trick, New Victims: The Rise of Money Mules During the Pandemic" has been published on ACAMSToday.org and he is one of the authors of the e-book “Expected Changes in AML after COVID-19.” To further this contribution and continue the journey of learning, serving and sharing knowledge with others, Karim launched his blog “The Crimebuster” where he shares the latest financial crime news, knowledge and education to keep global financial crime professionals informed on the latest changes in the regulatory landscape and stay upskilled to prevent financial crime.
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.