May’s ACAMS AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Rosalind Lazar, CAMS. Lazar was recognized for her dedication and knowledge of the anti-money laundering (AML) field. Lazar is a former deputy public prosecutor with the Commercial Affairs Department at the Ministry of Finance in Singapore, and a former litigation partner with Drew & Napier. She joined the financial sector in 2005, starting with Citi Private Bank (CPB) as a member of the Global AML Team, and was responsible for the review and development of globally consistent CPB AML policies. Her role subsequently became regional to include oversight of consumer and corporate banking. Her responsibilities included Asia-Pacific AML policy development, governance/reporting and training. In 2010, Lazar joined CPB’s internal audit team. In November 2010, as part of the CPB-Asia team, she audited various controls and processes of private banking, as well as the trust and brokerage, with a special focus on anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing controls. She returned to her former AML role when she joined Standard Chartered Bank in November 2013 as country head of financial crimes risk for Singapore. Lazar holds a master’s degree in law from the Columbia School of Law in New York.
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.