Mohammad Habibur Rahman is the assistant vice president and head of financial institutions at Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and a member of the bank’s central compliance unit. Rahman is actively involved in anti-money laundering (AML) compliance events to promote better industrial practice and communication. As a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, he has contributed as a trainer and as a session expert in AML compliance. In addition, he has participated in many international AML compliance events in different jurisdictions including India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the U.S., etc.
His career commenced in 2003 when he served as a trade professional. Given his background, Rahman specializes in trade-based money laundering and AML compliance in correspondent banking relationships. He is working with Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh, as a member of the Working Group to help prepare the “Guideline for Prevention of Trade-Based Money Laundering.”
In addition, Rahman has hands-on experience building a system-generated comprehensive AML compliance program that includes a risk-based framework, screening solutions, a transaction monitoring system and record keeping management. In this regard, he is actively involved with different global risk solutions and data analytics providers.
Rahman graduated from the University of Dhaka and received a banking diploma from the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh and Islami Bank Training and Research Academy. In addition, he obtained his Certified Documentary Credit Specialist certification from the London Institute of Banking and Finance (U.K.).