Bala Sathya, FICA

Industry expert

Bala Sathya, FICA

Bala Sathya, FICA

InstaReM Malaysia Head of Compliance and Risk

Balachandar Sathyanarayanan (Bala) has focused on financial crime, compliance and risk for over 12 years. Bala is currently the Head of Compliance & Risk for InstaReM Malaysia. Prior to InstaReM he was in-charge of compliance AML/CFT and fraud prevention in financial services in different jurisdictions in the Asia including Middle East, India and Malaysia. Bala spent 4 years in correspondent banking, coordinating with various banks in the ASIA region.

Bala is regularly invited by regulators from Malaysia, China and Thailand to speak on compliance and risk, covering various inherent risks in the MSB business sector and the various risk mitigation and solutions around it. Bala has been recently invited by Bank Negara Malaysia as a Speaker for Certified Financial Investigator Programme (CFIP) 2019. Bala holds a Master’s degree in Arts, Post graduate diploma from Loyola Institute of Business Management.

He also holds post-graduate in AML from ICA and Manchester University, and a “Fellow” ICA. Bala is a Certified Trainer from FAA (Financial Accreditation Agency Malaysia) and has trained over 500 Compliance officers from the industry. Bala has wide experience in risk-based assessment, KYC, due diligence, transaction monitoring, analysis and compliance training.


15:10 - 16:10 | Wednesday 16 October
Room 2

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