Ammar Azizi joined Bank Muamalat Malaysia in 2020 in the role of Head of AML/CFT Audit and is responsible in developing and executing an integrated and long-term strategy to provide the Bank with an independent and objective AML/CFT assurance, ensuring that the Bank’s first and second lines of defense is meeting its internal policies, procedures, controls, and risk limits.
Prior to joining Bank Muamalat Malaysia, Ammar has worked with Hong Leong Bank Berhad, RHB Bank Berhad, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad, and the Securities Commission Malaysia. In these organisations he ran and led Customer Due Diligence (CDD) operations, AML/CFT Transactions Monitoring and Financial Crime Compliance Investigation. Ammar’s breadth of experience in the AML/CFT field includes leading innovation such as initiating and heading a team in On-going Due Diligence (ODD) project, commencing post submission process of Suspicious Transactions Reports and the creation of a specialized team that connects financial intelligence gathered from various sources to investigate complex and unique AML/CFT cases.
Mr. Ammar Azizi earned his Bachelor in Finance (Hons) from MARA University of Technology Malaysia, Advanced Certification in AML/CFT from Asian Institute of Chartered Bankers and International Diploma in AML/CFT from University of Manchester (in association with International Compliance Association).