Posted by Brian Monroe - email@example.com 03/26/2021
ACFCS Member Spotlight: For PwC India AML leader Dhruv Chawla, compliance success a mix of regulatory responsiveness, investigator ingenuity, enduring empathy
Who inspires you?
It is difficult to name one person because the answer keeps changing as one matures and grows as an individual.
Some of the individuals who I have looked up to are – Mahatma Gandhi for perseverance, Mother Teresa for compassion, Warren Buffet for acumen and Jack Welch for mentoring.
Another person who over the last 20+ years I have always been inspired by is Tiger Woods for his regimen and determination, and I do wear the “Tiger Red” every Sunday.
What is one thing - industry-related or not - that you learned in the past month?
What is something about you that not many people know?
I don’t think that there is anything specific that comes to mind as I am open and transparent. I guess one thing would be is that have this aspiration to learn a musical instrument eventually.
What do you do in your current role
I help clients identify, understand, prepare for and respond to the risks and regulations that they must deal with in respect to the ecosystem they operate in.
The way I approach this is one of two ways: either strategic, which means that there is a proactive and preventative approach or tactical, which generally is responding to a crisis.
What does your career trajectory in financial crime look like?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
What is the worst advice you have ever received?
I can gladly say that I am still waiting for that….
What would you say are the most important attributes for someone in your position to succeed?
How has (compliance, investigations, etc.) changed and evolved during your career?
What do you see as the key financial crime challenges in your role or in the sector overall?
What motivated you to become a financial crime compliance professional?
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
There are two aspects to it, one is helping a client deal with any type of crisis and making sure that we can guide them through it, and the second is the colleagues I work with and learn from on a daily basis.
Is there anything that surprised you about your current role?
How did you get your first job in the field and what advice would you give other job seekers to help land their first position.
For professionals with 5-10 years of experience, what advice would give to help them rise in their careers to the next level?
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