Ozgur Vural has more than 25 years of professional experience. Mr. Vural specializes in advanced data analytics and data science in the context of counter-terrorism financing, BSA/AML program, fraud risk management, and financial crime compliance.
Mr. Vural has led a number of engagements that involve financial crime compliance intelligence and analytical assessments, testing of AML/BSA programs, creating analytics environments and database structures for transaction monitoring and sanctions screening as well as desired future creation for enhanced financial crime compliance. He has given talks and seminars on emerging technical solutions, including blockchain-enabled technologies, as well as their applications for financial crime compliance and fraud risk management.
Many of the anti-financial crime analytics engagements that Mr. Vural leads include transaction monitoring, KYC, and sanctions screening enhancements with AI/machine learning; systems integration and validation algorithm tuning, calibration, and validation rules based; advanced statistical analysis; scoring and weighting methodologies. Additionally, Mr. Vural brings extensive technical and domain expertise in digital banking, fintech, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technologies.
Prior to his tenure in the private sector, Mr. Vural spent a significant part of his career assisting the U.S. Department of Defense in detecting and analyzing online social networks in the context of terrorism, illicit financing, extremism, and dis/misinformation. ConStrat, the analytics and macro research firm with its proprietary social networking analytics platform that Mr. Vural helped scale and grow, was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 20 Government Services Company in 2011 and 2012.
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
Keeper Recruitment Corporation, Member of the Board of Advisors
B.S., Business Administration and Economics, Gardner Webb University
M.S., International Management & Finance, University of Maryland
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