Chris Wilson is a partner with Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services in Hong Kong and the anti-money laundering/sanctions ser-vices leader for Hong Kong, China. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche, he was the regional vice president and head of money laundering prevention for GE Money in Asia. He has also been the APAC regional AML leader and MLRO for UBS Investment Bank.
Wilson has a range of international experience outside Asia having served as head of group compliance for Bank of Butterfield in Bermuda and in a regional AML role for JP Morgan in New York.
Wilson’s responsibilities at these institutions included development and implementation of know your customer (KYC) and due diligence programs, AML policies and procedures, AML training programs, liaison with senior management of jurisdictions under supervision in the design and implementation of compliance procedures, liaison with regulators and law enforcement agencies.
Wilson started his career in law enforcement specializing in the investigation of commercial and financial crime. This culminated in his being appointed officer-in-charge of a Financial Investigation Team of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau of the Hong Kong Police, where he enforced Hong Kong’s Money Laundering and Asset Tracing/Recovery legislation.
In this role, Wilson was responsible for implementation of policies and procedures to comply with the Organised & Serious Crimes Ordinance (OSCO) AML legislation, liaison with the Department of Justice, Hong Kong financial institutions, overseas law enforcement agencies, presentations and trainings in asset tracing and money laundering practices, investigation of complex fraud and money laundering cases and other criminal offenses.
Wilson has a breadth of experience managing AML compliance across Asian jurisdictions ranging in banking, securities, consumer finance businesses, extensive knowledge of financial crime, regional regulations, regulatory styles and first-hand experience in addressing the complex business issues that arise as organizations develop their AML and sanctions compliance regimes.