Executive Director, Forensic, AML & Sanctions
Khurram Pirzada, a Certified AML Specialist (CAMS) has joined KPMG in Malaysia on a secondment from KPMG Hong Kong. He has over 11 years’ of experience in the Banking Sector with extensive exposure to Anti Money Laundering (“AML”), Sanctions, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Trade Finance business and Operations.
Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Chief Compliance Officer at a Hong Kong-based Swiss Bank for eight years. In that capacity, he supervised the AML / CFT compliance management program and designed and implemented risk assessment framework and policies and procedures.
Since joining KPMG in 2015, Khurram has assisted institutions in designing and implementation of AML/CFT and Sanctions Compliance Programs to ensure they meet regulatory expectations and has led various engagements relating to Institutional ML/TF Risk Assessments, Customer Due Diligence (“CDD”) Periodic Review and Remediation, AML/CFT Thematic Reviews, Customer Risk Assessment Framework design and reviews, Screening and Monitoring Systems review, internal controls review to assess the effectiveness and identify improvement opportunities for a wide range of clients across various industries.
Khurram worked as Subject Matter Expert, Director of Policy and Quality Assurance on one of the biggest engagement’s of KPMG China, a Managed Services Solution setup, where KPMG collaboratively worked with the Global Financial Services client and developed a tech-enabled, end-to-end CDD solution and delivered high quality results.
Khurram has presented at various forums, conferences, seminars and workshops and conducted trainings for Board and Senior Management members regarding AML/CFT developments, economic sanctions in relation to trade finance business, monitoring tools, CDD / EDD and identifying red flags.