Zarik Nawaz’s career has been at the forefront of various transformational financial crime programmes. Mr. Nawaz led the financial crime transformation program for a tier 1 UK Commercial Bank across anti-money laundering , sanctions, fraud and anti-bribery and corruption. He was also seconded on a multiyear Sanctions programme for a leading Oil and Gas company helping the Head of Financial Crime execute the Sanctions regime across the First Line of Defence (FLoD).
Mr. Nawaz is experienced with managing large financial crime operation units. He led an operations unit for a tier 2 High-Street Bank disposition sanctions and politically exposed persons alerts and was part of the anti-money laundering operations team for a Tier 1 US Bank, responsible to drive and support several tactical and strategic operational initiatives across three regional hubs.
Mr. Nawaz has significant experience in transaction monitoring and has tested monitoring platforms across several banking clients based in the UK and EU. He has a keen interest in regulatory technology solutions and a strong understanding of leading AML technology vendors and their offerings.
Throughout Mr. Nawaz’s professional career, he has frequently contributed to thought leadership including publishing a white paper titled ‘AML Transaction Monitoring-A survey of UK Financial Institutions’ and participated in in person and webinar events on key industry topics.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Nawaz worked for 2 of the Big 4 consulting businesses.
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