Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
Karim Rajwani, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, RBC, With Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing In Canada
Mr. Rajwani is currently the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer for RBC Financial Group (RBC), responsible for leading RBC’s Global AML program, which encompasses anti-money laundering, antiterrorism, economic sanctions, anti-bribery, anti-corruption, and client risk-management initiatives. Drawing on more than 20 years of risk-management, compliance and financial-accounting experience, Mr. Rajwani is a leading authority on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing matters both domestically and internationally and speaks frequently on these matters in banking, legal, compliance and academic platforms.
Mr. Rajwani is an appointed member of the Advisory Council on National Security to the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada on issues of national security and is also Co-Chair of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Canada Chapter.
Mr. Rajwani has overseen the development and implementation of RBC’s AML/CTF program from its inception. As Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer of Canada’s largest bank, Mr. Rajwani’s has led RBC’s development and implementation of numerous AML solutions covering offices in 53 countries and clients across retail-banking, wealth-management, insurance, corporate and investment-banking platforms.
Prior to taking on his current role with RBC, Mr. Rajwani held various management positions focused on risk management, internal controls, operational risk and IT development. In addition to his risk-management experience, Mr. Rajwani has worked for various financial institutions, chartered-accounting and management-consulting firms overseeing the implementation of enterprise-wide risk-management and compliance initiatives. Mr. Rajwani has a double honours degree in Accounting and Finance and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Canada, England and Wales.
Karim Rajwani, Vice-President and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer, Global AML Compliance, RBC
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