May's AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Ruzaan Karwa, CAMS. Karwa was recognized for his knowledge of the anti-money laundering (AML) field. He currently manages a team of AML investigators for the financial intelligence unit at Scotiabank in Toronto, Canada. Prior to this position, he was associated with Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ontario Ministry of Education. He has experience in transaction monitoring, enhanced due diligence, correspondent banking, corporate banking and sanctions.
Throughout Karwa’s 10-plus years of work experience, he has earned over 11 awards and accolades. He holds a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation, a bachelor's degree in finance and a postgraduate degree in compliance administration.
Karwa is passionate about helping professionals break into the world of AML. Earlier this year, he represented the AML community as a guest speaker at an ACCES Employment Financial Services Connections program. He also volunteers at ACCES Employment, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, CultureLink, Helping Other People Succeed (H.O.P.S.) and conducts coaching sessions via LinkedIn.
Outside of work, Karwa is a self-proclaimed “travelholic” and enjoys long drives to remote places in Canada.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your 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.