Panelists:

N/A David Becker
Principal Executive Officer
Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering

David Becker is a Principal Executive Officer at the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) Secretariat. APG is one of nine FATF-style regional bodies, with APG focusing on the Asia/Pacific region with 41 member jurisdictions. David currently manages the APG typologies program and coordinates mutual evaluations of member jurisdictions (currently Mongolia and most recently Samoa). Previously, David worked for AUSTRAC, Australia’s anti-money laundering regulator and financial intelligence unit for nearly 10 years and has worked at APG for 2 ½ years.

David’s AML/CFT experience includes developing the strategy and tools to educate both government and the private sector on Australia’s new legislation between 2006 and 2008, leading AUSTRACs international technical assistance and training programs that provided assistance to over 60 jurisdictions across Asia, Africa and the Pacific, and leading, organizing and presenting at international forums including forums on terrorism financing, corruption, targeted financial sanctions, the global AML/CFT standards and national risk assessments.

Before the APG and AUSTRAC, David worked for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) as well as in the financial services and telecommunications industries.  David has a Master of Science degree in Organisational Psychology specialising in Leadership.

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Salmah Bee Mohd Mydin
Deputy Director of Supervision
Securities Commission Malaysia

Salmah is currently the Deputy Director, Supervision Department, Securities Commission Malaysia. In this role, she provides leadership in the development of SC’s supervisory strategy to enable oversight of market intermediaries in assessing strength of control policies and procedures on macroprudential, microprudential, conduct and AML risks.

Prior to this, she was the Heading the Licensing and Authorisation Department, where she headed a team that acts as the gate keeper for entry into the market by intermediaries and individuals seeking to be licensed to undertake regulated activities within the capital market. She earlier headed the Investigation Department within the Enforcement Division. The department undertakes investigations of major securities infractions, and in her capacity as head, Salmah supervises a staff of investigators, mostly accountants and lawyers, in carrying out a range of securities market breaches.

Salmah is a board member of the Capital Market Compensation Fund Corporation, which was set up to provide an effective and transparent avenue for investors to be compensated for their loss due to the insolvency of relevant licensed holders. She is also a member of the Labuan Financial Services Authority’s Financial Stability Committee which is tasked with assisting the Authority in preserving financial stability and integrity of Labuan International Business and Financial Center.

Prior to joining the Commission, Salmah was a financial journalist for a leading English daily, and graduated from University of Liverpool.

_F7A1236 copy Olga A. Gerassimova
RVP Compliance MAAE
Global Compliance, Western Union Financial Services Incorporated

Regional Vice-President Compliance of Western Union for Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe and CIS, with more than 10 years of Compliance experience, member of various compliance associations.

In Western Union leading the team managing regulatory compliance, sanctions program, compliance risk assessment for new products and channels, and implementation of the compliance strategy in the region.

Moderator:  
 N/A Abdul Rahman Abu Bakar
Director of Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department
Bank Negara Malaysia

Abd. Rahman Abu Bakar is the Director of the Financial Intelligence and Enforcement Department of Bank Negara Malaysia.  His responsibilities include coordinating the AML/CFT Implementation at the national level overseeing the AML/CFT Supervision of the DNFBPs and supervising the Financial Intelligence Unit.

He is also responsible for the investigation and enforcement of all the offences under the legislation administered by Bank Negara Malaysia, Abd. Rahman started his career in Bank Negara Malaysia in 1992 and has served in various capacity and Departments in the bank including Economics Department, Human Resources Department, Strategic Planning Unit and Insurance Regulation Department.

He was an Associate Expert with the United Nations’ Office of Human Resources Management between September 1999 and September 2001 before coming back to Bank Negara Malaysia to join the Financial Intelligence Unit. He was promoted to his current position in September 2013.   Abd. Rahman holds a degree in Economics from the International Islamic University Malaysia.
7 May 2015