January’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Rinku Sharma, CAMS. Sharma is recognized for her prolific career of over 23 years in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. As executive vice president, chief compliance officer and AML designated director for SBI Card, she has propelled the program into a robust and sustainable system.
Sharma has proven her ability to manage key business transformations in an innovative manner. She successfully led the automation, integration and implementation of a new AML solution that provides easy access to a single consolidated platform with a 360-degree view of customers, automated filing of suspicious activity reports, interactive rule simulation functionality and management information systems reporting. Sharma has established a system of internal controls, policies and procedures in accordance with ongoing compliance of AML requirements and has ensured an independent testing assurance process of the same.
Sharma is a special invitee member to the Confederation of Indian Industries and a panelist for their sessions on digital cashless economy and small to medium enterprises finance. She was invited by the director of the Financial Intelligence Unit – India to address the Train the Trainers Workshop on AML/counter-terrorist financing and was the only speaker representing private sector financial institutions. In addition, Sharma was the keynote speaker at the ACAMS South India Chapter event in July 2018.
Sharma is a St. Stephen’s College alumni and holds a Master of Business Administration from the International Management Institute. She was part of a three-member team that launched the home equity product for GE Capital, which won the award for best new product in 2002. She also won the Best Fraud Control Manager Award in 2011 across all GE Capital businesses worldwide. For more than eight years, she has been a visiting faculty member at the Central Bureau of Investigation Academy and has participated in the GE Women’s Network as a co-hub lead for Delhi. Sharma has won multiple global industry awards including Best Financial Crime Compliance Team of the Year at the Women in Compliance Awards in London.
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.